South Africa tour of England, 2nd Test: England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 18-21, 2008
South Africa won by 10 wickets
Played at Headingley, Leeds
18,19,20,21 July 2008 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss c †Boucher b Morkel 27 101 65 4 0 41.53
21.4 got him now! A great delivery from Morkel, round the wicket, finds some lift and Strauss fends on the back foot, slightly away from his body and the meaty edge goes through and is pouched without trouble 62/3
View dismissal AN Cook c †Boucher b Morkel 18 48 37 2 0 48.64
11.2 massive appeal and it's given! Misdirected down the leg side, Boucher dives across to leg, and South Africa go up in unison. Bowden takes his time, understandably, but up goes the crooked finger! Replays don't appear to be entirely in support of the decision - the ball clearly clips the thigh-pad on the way through 26/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c Smith b Steyn 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
12.5 full, edged and gone! Vaughan falls to his nemesis for the second time in the series, and now South Africa are fully in control. Just enough bounce and movement to take a thick edge, and Graeme Smith at first slip swoops to complete a comfortable catch 27/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Smith b Steyn 45 73 46 7 1 97.82
28.2 got him now! Steyn punches hard, delighted, after finding a better length outside off, Pietersen flashes firmly away from the body and the thick edge goes through 106/4
View dismissal IR Bell b Kallis 31 81 51 5 0 60.78
38.5 oh dear oh dear, he was looking a million dollars, but he's now dragged onto his middle stump! A bit of action on the ball from Kallis, negating the swing, and Bell pushed hard with bat away from pad, and off he goes 150/6
View dismissal TR Ambrose c †Boucher b Ntini 12 25 17 1 0 70.58
33.5 round the wicket and gets the dismissal, forced across him, Ambrose pushes at it, takes the edge and Boucher takes yet another chance, another straightforward too 123/5
View dismissal A Flintoff c †Boucher b Steyn 17 52 28 4 0 60.71
44.2 wide and loose, and Flintoff has a flat-footed swipe that flies through to Boucher! An anticlimactic end - it wasn't the best ball that Freddie's faced all day, and he knows it. That had runs all over it, but his feet didn't respond to the invitation 177/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c de Villiers b Morkel 17 32 20 3 0 85.00
45.2 driven with hard hands, and expertly plucked high at third slip. Well, he had to try something, but he picked the wrong ball to try it, and now England are really in trouble. As opposed to mostly in trouble 181/8
JM Anderson not out 11 40 24 2 0 45.83
View dismissal MS Panesar c de Villiers b Morkel 0 12 11 0 0 0.00
47.6 he's on his way now! Outside off, a fraction short, and de Villiers makes no mistake at all 186/9
View dismissal DJ Pattinson c †Boucher b Steyn 8 20 14 1 0 57.14
52.3 this time he does get the edge! Good bowling from Steyn, hooping the ball around the outside edge and Boucher swoops to claim his fifth catch of an excellent innings 203/10
Extras (lb 6, w 6, nb 5) 17
  Total (all out; 52.3 overs; 251 mins) 203 (3.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 18.3 2 76 4 4.10 80 10 1
12.5 to Vaughan, full, edged and gone! Vaughan falls to his nemesis for the second time in the series, and now South Africa are fully in control. Just enough bounce and movement to take a thick edge, and Graeme Smith at first slip swoops to complete a comfortable catch 27/2
28.2 to Pietersen, got him now! Steyn punches hard, delighted, after finding a better length outside off, Pietersen flashes firmly away from the body and the thick edge goes through 106/4
44.2 to Flintoff, wide and loose, and Flintoff has a flat-footed swipe that flies through to Boucher! An anticlimactic end - it wasn't the best ball that Freddie's faced all day, and he knows it. That had runs all over it, but his feet didn't respond to the invitation 177/7
52.3 to Pattinson, this time he does get the edge! Good bowling from Steyn, hooping the ball around the outside edge and Boucher swoops to claim his fifth catch of an excellent innings 203/10
View wicket M Ntini 11 0 45 1 4.09 49 7 0
33.5 to Ambrose, round the wicket and gets the dismissal, forced across him, Ambrose pushes at it, takes the edge and Boucher takes yet another chance, another straightforward too 123/5
View wickets M Morkel 15 4 52 4 3.46 77 7 0 (5nb, 2w)
11.2 to Cook, massive appeal and it's given! Misdirected down the leg side, Boucher dives across to leg, and South Africa go up in unison. Bowden takes his time, understandably, but up goes the crooked finger! Replays don't appear to be entirely in support of the decision - the ball clearly clips the thigh-pad on the way through 26/1
21.4 to Strauss, got him now! A great delivery from Morkel, round the wicket, finds some lift and Strauss fends on the back foot, slightly away from his body and the meaty edge goes through and is pouched without trouble 62/3
45.2 to Broad, driven with hard hands, and expertly plucked high at third slip. Well, he had to try something, but he picked the wrong ball to try it, and now England are really in trouble. As opposed to mostly in trouble 181/8
47.6 to Panesar, he's on his way now! Outside off, a fraction short, and de Villiers makes no mistake at all 186/9
View wicket JH Kallis 8 2 24 1 3.00 40 5 0
38.5 to Bell, oh dear oh dear, he was looking a million dollars, but he's now dragged onto his middle stump! A bit of action on the ball from Kallis, negating the swing, and Bell pushed hard with bat away from pad, and off he goes 150/6
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ND McKenzie c Flintoff b Anderson 15 69 43 3 0 34.88
15.4 got him! Flintoff takes the catch, a good one, low at second slip, the batsman squares up behinds it 51/1
View dismissal GC Smith* c Strauss b Flintoff 44 96 67 8 0 65.67
20.5 gone! Flintoff strikes and immediately points his index fingers to the sky - having come round the wicket, Smith gets on the back foot and sends a thick edge through to first slip where Strauss takes a good catch 69/2
View dismissal HM Amla lbw b Pattinson 38 135 79 5 0 48.10
43.5 Pattinson's got his first wicket! He bowls a full toss which angles into Amla, he misses the flick and gets hit on the pad in front of leg stump, England roar in unison and Harper raises the finger after much consideration, replays show the ball sliding past leg stump but Pattinson is thrilled with his maiden wicket 143/4
View dismissal JH Kallis b Anderson 4 12 14 1 0 28.57
23.5 done him, a big wicket there, Kallis chops back down on to his stumps, looking to almost cut it down 76/3
View dismissal AG Prince c †Ambrose b Pattinson 149 401 284 17 2 52.46
118.6 and there it is! Lovely delivery from Pattinson, shaping into the left-hander, pitching and nibbling away, and taking a thin edge. His second Test scalp, and very timely 355/5
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Flintoff b Broad 174 517 381 19 0 45.66
171.5 wow, what a catch! Flintoff strikes at first slip with an absolutely stunning one-handed pouch. Full length from Broad, de Villiers drove with hard hands, and a thick edge bisected the gap between the keeper and a wide first slip. So Flintoff stuck out his left mitt, and wrapped his fingers around it! 511/8
View dismissal MV Boucher b Anderson 34 107 88 2 0 38.63
145.6 got him! Justice for Anderson, who has been utterly luckless for two days. Short and there for the pull, it didn't get up at all, and Boucher under-edges onto his stumps. An unconvincing innings comes to an end, but he's done his job in grinding England further into submission 422/6
View dismissal M Morkel b Panesar 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
148.5 Panesar strikes. Ripped it right back in to him, Morkel leaves a gap as he slashes at air, looking for the cover drive and the bails plink off 427/7
View dismissal PL Harris c Anderson b Panesar 24 94 76 1 1 31.57
172.1 it's two in three balls and the wheels are coming off the South African innings ... err ... sort of. Another big mow from Harris, but this time he gets a top-edge and Anderson at mid-on jogs round to gobble the opportunity 511/9
DW Steyn not out 10 18 13 2 0 76.92
View dismissal M Ntini c Pietersen b Panesar 1 14 13 0 0 7.69
176.2 a little wider, and a little more tempting, Ntini swings like a hungry man swiping a loaf, and Pietersen at point takes a dollied top-edge 522/10
Extras (b 2, lb 19, w 1, nb 7) 29
  Total (all out; 176.2 overs; 743 mins) 522 (2.96 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 44 9 136 3 3.09 203 19 0
15.4 to McKenzie, got him! Flintoff takes the catch, a good one, low at second slip, the batsman squares up behinds it 51/1
23.5 to Kallis, done him, a big wicket there, Kallis chops back down on to his stumps, looking to almost cut it down 76/3
145.6 to Boucher, got him! Justice for Anderson, who has been utterly luckless for two days. Short and there for the pull, it didn't get up at all, and Boucher under-edges onto his stumps. An unconvincing innings comes to an end, but he's done his job in grinding England further into submission 422/6
View wickets DJ Pattinson 30 2 95 2 3.16 130 12 0 (1nb)
43.5 to Amla, Pattinson's got his first wicket! He bowls a full toss which angles into Amla, he misses the flick and gets hit on the pad in front of leg stump, England roar in unison and Harper raises the finger after much consideration, replays show the ball sliding past leg stump but Pattinson is thrilled with his maiden wicket 143/4
118.6 to Prince, and there it is! Lovely delivery from Pattinson, shaping into the left-hander, pitching and nibbling away, and taking a thin edge. His second Test scalp, and very timely 355/5
View wicket A Flintoff 40 12 77 1 1.92 199 8 0 (4nb)
20.5 to Smith, gone! Flintoff strikes and immediately points his index fingers to the sky - having come round the wicket, Smith gets on the back foot and sends a thick edge through to first slip where Strauss takes a good catch 69/2
View wicket SCJ Broad 29 2 114 1 3.93 128 17 0 (2nb, 1w)
171.5 to de Villiers, wow, what a catch! Flintoff strikes at first slip with an absolutely stunning one-handed pouch. Full length from Broad, de Villiers drove with hard hands, and a thick edge bisected the gap between the keeper and a wide first slip. So Flintoff stuck out his left mitt, and wrapped his fingers around it! 511/8
View wickets MS Panesar 29.2 6 65 3 2.21 138 1 3
148.5 to Morkel, Panesar strikes. Ripped it right back in to him, Morkel leaves a gap as he slashes at air, looking for the cover drive and the bails plink off 427/7
172.1 to Harris, it's two in three balls and the wheels are coming off the South African innings ... err ... sort of. Another big mow from Harris, but this time he gets a top-edge and Anderson at mid-on jogs round to gobble the opportunity 511/9
176.2 to Ntini, a little wider, and a little more tempting, Ntini swings like a hungry man swiping a loaf, and Pietersen at point takes a dollied top-edge 522/10
  KP Pietersen 4 0 14 0 3.50 14 1 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss c †Boucher b Ntini 0 15 13 0 0 0.00
3.5 the change of angle pays immediate dividends! Short but viciously bending late, taking the fenced defensive edge, a combination of glove and bat handle, and flying through to Boucher! 3/1
View dismissal AN Cook c Amla b Kallis 60 283 178 6 0 33.70
59.3 and that will be game, set and match to South Africa! Cook loses concentration and attempts to clip Kallis through midwicket, but the ball straightens on him, takes the leading edge, and is plucked high above Hashim Amla's head at cover 152/6
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c †Boucher b Ntini 21 90 53 3 0 39.62
22.4 got him! Vaughan falls just before stumps, squared up on the back foot and he sends through an edge, a tumbling Boucher making no mistake 50/2
View dismissal JM Anderson lbw b Steyn 34 112 80 4 0 42.50
46.4 but he has to go this time, Umpire Bowden dispensing the crooked finger as Anderon's beaten for pace by a full one which would have gone on to hit middle 109/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Boucher b Kallis 13 6 5 3 0 260.00
47.2 he's gone! Kallis has done it! Two wickets in two overs for South Africa and a great ball from Kallis, hits a good length, there's some swing away and that's a loose shot from Pietersen, a defensive push which he was trying to leave at the last second 123/4
View dismissal IR Bell c de Villiers b Morkel 4 32 28 0 0 14.28
54.6 shorter, wider but extra bounce, and AB de Villiers in the gully pulls off a screamer! Bell went for the cut, didn't get over it, and de Villiers dived forward and plucked a brilliant chance with one hand, going hard to his right 140/5
View dismissal TR Ambrose c †Boucher b Steyn 36 135 94 5 0 38.29
86.5 shorter, in the slot for the cut, and Steyn strikes! Ambrose was drawn into the shot, but the extra bounce of the new ball did for him, and Boucher claims his ninth of the match 220/7
View dismissal A Flintoff c Kallis b Morkel 38 127 95 5 0 40.00
89.5 driven, and gone! Outside off, and Flintoff was half-steering, half-smacking, and the upshot is a thick edge to Kallis at second slip 238/8
SCJ Broad not out 67 89 60 11 0 111.66
View dismissal MS Panesar b Steyn 10 24 14 1 0 71.42
94.3 full and straight and Panesar goes now, completely castled, the ball hitting the top of off stump 266/9
View dismissal DJ Pattinson b Morkel 13 49 36 2 0 36.11
106.6 bowled him now, rocking back middle and leg stumps with a full one that goes through Pattinson's gate, and the batsman is furious with himself 327/10
Extras (b 4, lb 11, w 2, nb 14) 31
  Total (all out; 107 overs; 486 mins) 327 (3.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 28 7 97 3 3.46 126 12 0 (1nb)
46.4 to Anderson, but he has to go this time, Umpire Bowden dispensing the crooked finger as Anderon's beaten for pace by a full one which would have gone on to hit middle 109/3
86.5 to Ambrose, shorter, in the slot for the cut, and Steyn strikes! Ambrose was drawn into the shot, but the extra bounce of the new ball did for him, and Boucher claims his ninth of the match 220/7
94.3 to Panesar, full and straight and Panesar goes now, completely castled, the ball hitting the top of off stump 266/9
View wickets M Ntini 25 7 69 2 2.76 123 9 0 (5nb, 1w)
3.5 to Strauss, the change of angle pays immediate dividends! Short but viciously bending late, taking the fenced defensive edge, a combination of glove and bat handle, and flying through to Boucher! 3/1
22.4 to Vaughan, got him! Vaughan falls just before stumps, squared up on the back foot and he sends through an edge, a tumbling Boucher making no mistake 50/2
View wickets M Morkel 22 4 61 3 2.77 108 7 0 (8nb, 1w)
54.6 to Bell, shorter, wider but extra bounce, and AB de Villiers in the gully pulls off a screamer! Bell went for the cut, didn't get over it, and de Villiers dived forward and plucked a brilliant chance with one hand, going hard to his right 140/5
89.5 to Flintoff, driven, and gone! Outside off, and Flintoff was half-steering, half-smacking, and the upshot is a thick edge to Kallis at second slip 238/8
106.6 to Pattinson, bowled him now, rocking back middle and leg stumps with a full one that goes through Pattinson's gate, and the batsman is furious with himself 327/10
View wickets JH Kallis 17 3 50 2 2.94 81 8 0
47.2 to Pietersen, he's gone! Kallis has done it! Two wickets in two overs for South Africa and a great ball from Kallis, hits a good length, there's some swing away and that's a loose shot from Pietersen, a defensive push which he was trying to leave at the last second 123/4
59.3 to Cook, and that will be game, set and match to South Africa! Cook loses concentration and attempts to clip Kallis through midwicket, but the ball straightens on him, takes the leading edge, and is plucked high above Hashim Amla's head at cover 152/6
  PL Harris 15 5 35 0 2.33 73 4 0
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 9 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GC Smith* not out 3 5 3 0 0 100.00
ND McKenzie not out 6 5 4 1 0 150.00
Extras 0
  Total (0 wickets; 1.1 overs; 5 mins) 9 (7.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  SCJ Broad 1 0 8 0 8.00 3 1 0
  DJ Pattinson 0.1 0 1 0 6.00 0 0 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Series - South Africa led the 4-match series 1-0
Test debut - DJ Pattinson (England)
Player of the match - AG Prince (South Africa)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - RA Kettleborough
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - NA Mallender
Close of play
  • Fri, 18 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 101/3 (HM Amla 18*, AG Prince 9*, 29 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 322/4 (AG Prince 134*, AB de Villiers 70*, 105 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 50/2 (AN Cook 23*, JM Anderson 0*, 24 ov)
  • Mon, 21 Jul - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 9/0 (1.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 26/1 in 11.2 overs (AJ Strauss 7)
    • England: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: England - 70/3 in 24.0 overs (KP Pietersen 17, IR Bell 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 27.5 overs (170 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: England - 137/5 in 37.0 overs (IR Bell 27, A Flintoff 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 38.4 overs (236 balls), Extras 5
    • England: 200 runs in 51.3 overs (316 balls), Extras 17
    • Innings Break: England - 203/10 in 52.3 overs (JM Anderson 11)
    • Tea: England - 203/10 in 52.3 overs (JM Anderson 11)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (ND McKenzie 15, GC Smith 36, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 51/1 in 15.4 overs (GC Smith 36)
    • South Africa 1st Innings: 1x5 ball over (25th over, A Flintoff, called by Umpire BF Bowden)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 28.4 overs (173 balls), Extras 10
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 101/3 in 29.0 overs (HM Amla 18, AG Prince 9)
    • Wet Ground: South Africa - 101/3 in 29.0 overs (HM Amla 18, AG Prince 9)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (HM Amla 22, AG Prince 19, Ex 9)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 129/3 in 41.0 overs (HM Amla 32, AG Prince 19)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 47.6 overs (293 balls), Extras 15
    • Lunch: South Africa - 158/4 in 52.0 overs (AG Prince 34, AB de Villiers 7)
    • AG Prince: 50 off 120 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls (AG Prince 26, AB de Villiers 23, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 64.2 overs (392 balls), Extras 17
    • Drinks: South Africa - 211/4 in 68.0 overs (AG Prince 65, AB de Villiers 28)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 210 balls (AG Prince 58, AB de Villiers 40, Ex 2)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 247/4 after 81.1 overs (AG Prince 88, AB de Villiers 41)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 81.2 overs (494 balls), Extras 17
    • AG Prince: 100 off 194 balls (11 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Tea: South Africa - 262/4 in 85.0 overs (AG Prince 100, AB de Villiers 44)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 126 balls (5 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 307 balls (AG Prince 90, AB de Villiers 60, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 96.5 overs (587 balls), Extras 17
    • Drinks: South Africa - 310/4 in 100.0 overs (AG Prince 126, AB de Villiers 66)
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 314/4 in 101.3 overs (AG Prince 129, AB de Villiers 67)
    • Rain: South Africa - 314/4 in 101.3 overs (AG Prince 129, AB de Villiers 67)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 322/4 in 105.0 overs (AG Prince 134, AB de Villiers 70)
    • 5th Wicket: 200 runs in 424 balls (AG Prince 114, AB de Villiers 85, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 115.6 overs (703 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: South Africa - 355/5 in 119.0 overs (AB de Villiers 87)
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 264 balls (11 x 4)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 384/5 in 134.0 overs (AB de Villiers 103, MV Boucher 8)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 141.1 overs (854 balls), Extras 24
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 137 balls (AB de Villiers 19, MV Boucher 25, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 427/7 in 148.5 overs (AB de Villiers 119)
    • South Africa: 450 runs in 157.3 overs (952 balls), Extras 24
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 467/7 after 163.1 overs (AB de Villiers 147, PL Harris 9)
    • AB de Villiers: 150 off 356 balls (15 x 4)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (AB de Villiers 38, PL Harris 9, Ex 3)
    • Tea: South Africa - 480/7 in 166.0 overs (AB de Villiers 158, PL Harris 11)
    • South Africa: 500 runs in 169.6 overs (1027 balls), Extras 27
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 522/10 in 176.2 overs (DW Steyn 10)
    • England 2nd innings
    • England: 50 runs in 21.5 overs (135 balls), Extras 6
    • End Of Day: England - 50/2 in 24.0 overs (AN Cook 23, JM Anderson 0)
    • Drinks: England - 85/2 in 38.0 overs (AN Cook 37, JM Anderson 17)
    • England: 100 runs in 45.1 overs (278 balls), Extras 10
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 138 balls (AN Cook 18, JM Anderson 29, Ex 4)
    • Lunch: England - 130/4 in 49.0 overs (AN Cook 46, IR Bell 1)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 148 balls (4 x 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 57.4 overs (356 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: England - 153/6 in 63.0 overs (TR Ambrose 0, A Flintoff 1)
    • Tea: England - 182/6 in 77.0 overs (TR Ambrose 16, A Flintoff 9)
    • New Ball Taken: England 186/6 after 80.1 overs (TR Ambrose 18, A Flintoff 11)
    • England: 200 runs in 82.5 overs (511 balls), Extras 25
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 146 balls (TR Ambrose 28, A Flintoff 18, Ex 5)
    • England: 250 runs in 91.5 overs (566 balls), Extras 28
    • Drinks: England - 265/8 in 94.0 overs (SCJ Broad 21, MS Panesar 10)
    • England: 300 runs in 101.4 overs (625 balls), Extras 28
    • SCJ Broad: 50 off 41 balls (8 x 4)
    • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (SCJ Broad 44, DJ Pattinson 5, Ex 3)
    • Innings Break: England - 327/10 in 107.0 overs (SCJ Broad 67)
 
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