South Africa tour of England, 3rd Test: England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jul 30-Aug 2, 2008
South Africa won by 5 wickets
30,31 July, 1,2 August 2008 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss hit wicket b Nel 20 93 67 3 0 29.85
22.4 nudged through midwicket for another easy single. Hang on - they're appealing for something, and he's gone! Strauss has stepped on his stumps! Well, well, what a breakthrough for South Africa 68/1
View dismissal AN Cook c Kallis b Nel 76 175 125 12 0 60.80
40.6 gone now! Nel strikes with his third victim of the day, an outside edge from Cook who loses the battle with Nel in the end as he's squared up and Kallis takes a good, diving catch to his left at second slip 136/4
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c †Boucher b Nel 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
22.5 and he's gone first ball! A good one from Nel that held its line, and Vaughan came forward trying to defend, but it didn't look like he touched it. Up went a huge appeal from Nel, and a belated one from the rest of the South Africans, and up too went the finger 68/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Prince b Kallis 4 13 9 0 0 44.44
25.5 a huge appeal and he's out! Pietersen's gone! A quicker, fuller ball which Pietersen tried to flick to leg and got the thinnest of leading edges which flew to Prince at point. Pietersen wasn't sure if it was lbw or caught, and though it didn't look as though he got an edge, the lbw was close 74/3
View dismissal IR Bell c †Boucher b Ntini 50 129 98 9 0 51.02
54.5 a feather of an edge and Bell goes now! The change (of ends and of bowler) has worked, as he slides the ball in from wide and Bell's tickle, pushing forward, goes through 173/6
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Smith b Kallis 4 45 22 1 0 18.18
51.1 oh, a thick edge and Collingwood goes! He was looking to turn that one to midwicket, and the ball takes a thick snick and it's snapped by the bucket hands at first slip 158/5
A Flintoff not out 36 112 78 3 1 46.15
View dismissal TR Ambrose b Kallis 22 73 59 3 0 37.28
73.6 Kallis has gone right through the defences now, Ambrose squaring behind it and as the ball is planted on a good length, he drives a fat edge back on to the stumps which rattle sickeningly 212/7
View dismissal RJ Sidebottom c †Boucher b Ntini 2 6 4 0 0 50.00
74.6 Ntini strikes now! Sidebottom didn't hang around long, the swing taking the ball away and the edge carrying on to Boucher behind the stumps 215/8
View dismissal JM Anderson run out (Prince) 1 10 3 0 0 33.33
76.5 Ntini to Flintoff, pushed forward and this was always a tight run, Flintoff calling Anderson through and a direct throw runs him out 230/9
View dismissal MS Panesar run out (Amla/†Boucher) 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
76.6 from Ntini, on the legs, squeezed down to deep backward square leg and that's really inexcusable - two run-outs in two balls, Paensar not getting back as the throw comes in and Boucher takes the bails off, Panesar failing to ground his bat as he tried to keep Flintoff on strike for the next over 231/10
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 2, nb 5) 15
  Total (all out; 77 overs; 334 mins) 231 (3.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  M Morkel 15 2 50 0 3.33 73 8 0 (4nb)
View wickets M Ntini 19 5 70 2 3.68 87 8 1 (1nb)
54.5 to Bell, a feather of an edge and Bell goes now! The change (of ends and of bowler) has worked, as he slides the ball in from wide and Bell's tickle, pushing forward, goes through 173/6
74.6 to Sidebottom, Ntini strikes now! Sidebottom didn't hang around long, the swing taking the ball away and the edge carrying on to Boucher behind the stumps 215/8
View wickets A Nel 17 7 47 3 2.76 86 9 0 (1w)
22.4 to Strauss, nudged through midwicket for another easy single. Hang on - they're appealing for something, and he's gone! Strauss has stepped on his stumps! Well, well, what a breakthrough for South Africa 68/1
22.5 to Vaughan, and he's gone first ball! A good one from Nel that held its line, and Vaughan came forward trying to defend, but it didn't look like he touched it. Up went a huge appeal from Nel, and a belated one from the rest of the South Africans, and up too went the finger 68/2
40.6 to Cook, gone now! Nel strikes with his third victim of the day, an outside edge from Cook who loses the battle with Nel in the end as he's squared up and Kallis takes a good, diving catch to his left at second slip 136/4
View wickets JH Kallis 15 5 31 3 2.06 77 4 0 (1w)
25.5 to Pietersen, a huge appeal and he's out! Pietersen's gone! A quicker, fuller ball which Pietersen tried to flick to leg and got the thinnest of leading edges which flew to Prince at point. Pietersen wasn't sure if it was lbw or caught, and though it didn't look as though he got an edge, the lbw was close 74/3
51.1 to Collingwood, oh, a thick edge and Collingwood goes! He was looking to turn that one to midwicket, and the ball takes a thick snick and it's snapped by the bucket hands at first slip 158/5
73.6 to Ambrose, Kallis has gone right through the defences now, Ambrose squaring behind it and as the ball is planted on a good length, he drives a fat edge back on to the stumps which rattle sickeningly 212/7
  PL Harris 11 1 25 0 2.27 49 2 0
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ND McKenzie lbw b Flintoff 72 175 127 12 0 56.69
38.6 got him now, though! Flintoff fired that one right up there, full and straight, coming back in from the seam, hardly getting up and there was little doubt about that one 135/4
View dismissal GC Smith* c Strauss b Flintoff 7 31 21 0 0 33.33
7.2 got him! Flintoff is straight into the action, Smith pushing at it and taking an outside edge through to Strauss at first slip who just to say held it low 17/1
View dismissal PL Harris c Cook b Sidebottom 19 91 54 3 0 35.18
27.3 Harris's splendid resistance comes to an end at last, trying to drive this on the up but he can only edge it straight to Alastair Cook at third slip. A knackered-looking England barely celebrate, but their relief is tangible 94/2
View dismissal HM Amla c & b Anderson 9 33 23 0 0 39.13
35.1 a big shout on middle and he's given it, the actual decision for the inside edge on to the pad as Amla, looking to turn it on to the on side, pops it forward and well caught by Anderson, superb stuff, running round, diving forward and stretching out his left under it 117/3
View dismissal JH Kallis b Flintoff 64 141 114 9 0 56.14
68.4 he's BOWLED HIM! What a ball from Flintoff and what an over, fired in at off stump and Kallis is beaten for pace and outswing, his off stump knocked back several metres 226/5
View dismissal AG Prince c †Ambrose b Sidebottom 39 166 104 7 0 37.50
77.6 gone! what a huge wicket, full and wide of off stump and draws Prince into a rare loose drive, a thin edge flies through comfortably to Ambrose who swallows it. A vital blow by Sidebottom, Prince was very capable of marshalling the lower order 264/7
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Sidebottom b Flintoff 5 17 17 1 0 29.41
72.4 got him, Flintoff's on fire here! An 88.4mph bouncer which lures de Villiers into a hook, but he top-edges a skier above Sidebottom at fine-leg. Steadying himself, he takes it comfortably and England are right back in this match 238/6
View dismissal MV Boucher c Vaughan b Anderson 40 90 49 5 0 81.63
90.2 what a catch by Vaughan! Boucher went inside out and Vaughan, sprinting in from extra cover, dived to take a quite brilliant (and surprising) catch. Pleasingly, both his knees appear to be still intact too 314/10
View dismissal M Morkel lbw b Anderson 18 46 33 4 0 54.54
86.6 got him! The bouncer from Anderson is followed by the dummy delivery, full and straight and Morkel's trapped in front 293/8
View dismissal A Nel b Sidebottom 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
87.6 got him this time. A repeat of the previous ball but it was a touch fuller and Nel, tried to turn him to leg, but his middle and leg stumps are splayed with pleasing symmetry. That was a bit out 298/9
M Ntini not out 0 11 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 35, nb 6) 41
  Total (all out; 90.2 overs; 408 mins) 314 (3.47 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Sidebottom 25 9 81 3 3.24 118 13 0 (1nb)
27.3 to Harris, Harris's splendid resistance comes to an end at last, trying to drive this on the up but he can only edge it straight to Alastair Cook at third slip. A knackered-looking England barely celebrate, but their relief is tangible 94/2
77.6 to Prince, gone! what a huge wicket, full and wide of off stump and draws Prince into a rare loose drive, a thin edge flies through comfortably to Ambrose who swallows it. A vital blow by Sidebottom, Prince was very capable of marshalling the lower order 264/7
87.6 to Nel, got him this time. A repeat of the previous ball but it was a touch fuller and Nel, tried to turn him to leg, but his middle and leg stumps are splayed with pleasing symmetry. That was a bit out 298/9
View wickets JM Anderson 26.2 6 72 3 2.73 129 11 0 (3nb)
35.1 to Amla, a big shout on middle and he's given it, the actual decision for the inside edge on to the pad as Amla, looking to turn it on to the on side, pops it forward and well caught by Anderson, superb stuff, running round, diving forward and stretching out his left under it 117/3
86.6 to Morkel, got him! The bouncer from Anderson is followed by the dummy delivery, full and straight and Morkel's trapped in front 293/8
90.2 to Boucher, what a catch by Vaughan! Boucher went inside out and Vaughan, sprinting in from extra cover, dived to take a quite brilliant (and surprising) catch. Pleasingly, both his knees appear to be still intact too 314/10
View wickets A Flintoff 30 8 89 4 2.96 141 11 0 (2nb)
7.2 to Smith, got him! Flintoff is straight into the action, Smith pushing at it and taking an outside edge through to Strauss at first slip who just to say held it low 17/1
38.6 to McKenzie, got him now, though! Flintoff fired that one right up there, full and straight, coming back in from the seam, hardly getting up and there was little doubt about that one 135/4
68.4 to Kallis, he's BOWLED HIM! What a ball from Flintoff and what an over, fired in at off stump and Kallis is beaten for pace and outswing, his off stump knocked back several metres 226/5
72.4 to de Villiers, got him, Flintoff's on fire here! An 88.4mph bouncer which lures de Villiers into a hook, but he top-edges a skier above Sidebottom at fine-leg. Steadying himself, he takes it comfortably and England are right back in this match 238/6
  PD Collingwood 2 0 12 0 6.00 9 3 0
  MS Panesar 7 0 25 0 3.57 27 3 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Kallis b Morkel 25 99 65 2 0 38.46
22.1 but South Africa have struck now! Strauss on his way after pushing forward at a good, straight ball, the edge flicking off hard to second slip 70/3
View dismissal AN Cook c †Boucher b Ntini 9 21 12 2 0 75.00
5.2 gone! what a brilliant catch, but an awful shot from Cook...dropped in short again and Cook goes for the pull, defeated by the angle and it causes him to get a massive top edge. Boucher called early and makes a huge amount of ground, taking the catch almost at square leg. Massive strike for South Africa, England still a way behind 15/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c Amla b Nel 17 27 18 4 0 94.44
10.6 got him! A screamer of a catch by Amla at extra cover, Vaughan reaching out away from the body to drive a ball which wasn't quite as pitched up as thought and he squirts a low one at the fielder who dives low to his left for a terrific take 39/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c de Villiers b Harris 94 187 136 13 0 69.11
53.1 Harris has got him! Pietersen's gone! Skipping down the pitch and going for the glory shot over the top, but he picks out long-on, and he swears black and blue while trudging back to the pavilion. He is absolutely apoplectic with rage - and understandably so. He might just have thrown the game away for England 219/5
View dismissal IR Bell c †Boucher b Ntini 20 35 27 4 0 74.07
30.1 over the wicket, short ball outside off, and that's a horrible, awful miscue from Bell, sending a top edge from a would-be hook, his head right up in the air, and Boucher runs round to take the catch 104/4
View dismissal PD Collingwood c †Boucher b Morkel 135 296 195 19 1 69.23
98.2 outside off, Collingwood cuts it low to Boucher and there ends England's innings and a fine hundred from Paul Collingwood 363/10
View dismissal A Flintoff c Amla b Harris 2 4 4 0 0 50.00
53.5 gone! Harris has two huge wickets. Flintoff lunges forward and tries to defend but can only inside-edge it to short-leg 221/6
View dismissal TR Ambrose b Morkel 19 100 80 2 0 23.75
80.2 timber! what a start for Morkel, the ball pitches on off and middle and moves away just a touch, Ambrose plays down the wrong line and the ball clips the top of offstump 297/7
View dismissal RJ Sidebottom c Amla b Morkel 22 77 48 5 0 45.83
96.5 what a comeback by Morkel! He bangs it in short, directs it at the ribcage and Sidebottom is forced onto the pull, he swings but fails to control the shot as the ball lobs off his gloves and Amla at short leg takes an easy catch 362/8
View dismissal JM Anderson b Kallis 1 6 7 0 0 14.28
97.6 bowled him! A poor shot from Anderson; a poor innings in fact. He went back, tried to cut but it was much too close and he inside-edged it onto his stumps 363/9
MS Panesar not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 8, lb 2, w 6, nb 3) 19
  Total (all out; 98.2 overs; 432 mins) 363 (3.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Morkel 19.2 1 97 4 5.01 81 15 0 (1nb, 4w)
22.1 to Strauss, but South Africa have struck now! Strauss on his way after pushing forward at a good, straight ball, the edge flicking off hard to second slip 70/3
80.2 to Ambrose, timber! what a start for Morkel, the ball pitches on off and middle and moves away just a touch, Ambrose plays down the wrong line and the ball clips the top of offstump 297/7
96.5 to Sidebottom, what a comeback by Morkel! He bangs it in short, directs it at the ribcage and Sidebottom is forced onto the pull, he swings but fails to control the shot as the ball lobs off his gloves and Amla at short leg takes an easy catch 362/8
98.2 to Collingwood, outside off, Collingwood cuts it low to Boucher and there ends England's innings and a fine hundred from Paul Collingwood 363/10
View wicket A Nel 20 3 79 1 3.95 88 13 0
10.6 to Vaughan, got him! A screamer of a catch by Amla at extra cover, Vaughan reaching out away from the body to drive a ball which wasn't quite as pitched up as thought and he squirts a low one at the fielder who dives low to his left for a terrific take 39/2
View wickets M Ntini 18 4 58 2 3.22 83 8 0 (2w)
5.2 to Cook, gone! what a brilliant catch, but an awful shot from Cook...dropped in short again and Cook goes for the pull, defeated by the angle and it causes him to get a massive top edge. Boucher called early and makes a huge amount of ground, taking the catch almost at square leg. Massive strike for South Africa, England still a way behind 15/1
30.1 to Bell, over the wicket, short ball outside off, and that's a horrible, awful miscue from Bell, sending a top edge from a would-be hook, his head right up in the air, and Boucher runs round to take the catch 104/4
View wicket JH Kallis 20 5 59 1 2.95 96 9 0
97.6 to Anderson, bowled him! A poor shot from Anderson; a poor innings in fact. He went back, tried to cut but it was much too close and he inside-edged it onto his stumps 363/9
View wickets PL Harris 21 3 60 2 2.85 93 6 1
53.1 to Pietersen, Harris has got him! Pietersen's gone! Skipping down the pitch and going for the glory shot over the top, but he picks out long-on, and he swears black and blue while trudging back to the pavilion. He is absolutely apoplectic with rage - and understandably so. He might just have thrown the game away for England 219/5
53.5 to Flintoff, gone! Harris has two huge wickets. Flintoff lunges forward and tries to defend but can only inside-edge it to short-leg 221/6
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 281 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GC Smith* not out 154 341 246 17 0 62.60
View dismissal ND McKenzie lbw b Flintoff 22 74 56 3 0 39.28
17.3 complete misjudgment from McKenzie! Flintoff fires in a yorker, McKenzie somehow fails to pick it and doesn't offer a shot, the ball swings in in the air and hits the boot, umpire Steve Davis gives him out. Hawkeye reckons that would have clipped the offstump. If you don't offer a stroke you're generally in big trouble. This reminds me of Chris Read getting out to Cairns at Lord's in 1999 65/1
View dismissal HM Amla lbw b Panesar 6 23 17 0 0 35.29
22.6 Monty was absolutely certain about this and so was Aleem Dar! He bowls the arm ball on middle stump line, Amla misreads it and goes on the backfoot, the ball skids through, replays showed that the ball may have just sailed over the stumps, that looked a little wrong to the naked eye but England will take it 78/2
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b Flintoff 5 11 7 1 0 71.42
25.5 another batsman fails to sight the ball properly! This is very dramatic stuff, folks. Flintoff dishes out a full toss and the ball comes into Kallis, he decides to leave the ball but is struck flush on the left thigh in front of middle stump, umpire Steve Davis gives him out. Kallis is absolutely fuming, Mickey Arthur too vents his frustration at the pavilion. There has to be some issue with the sightscreen here 83/3
View dismissal AG Prince c †Ambrose b Anderson 2 16 14 0 0 14.28
29.2 the top order's coming apart here and Smith can only watch, Anderson angles it across the left hander, Prince prods forwards half heartedly and gets a thin edge to Ambrose, unlike the three early wickets this was certain, no doubt whatsoever 93/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Collingwood b Panesar 27 97 57 3 0 47.36
52.4 now has the tide turned yet? Panesar pitches it outside off and gets it to turn, de Villiers follows it and fails to get behind the line and gets an edge to Collingwood at first slip 171/5
MV Boucher not out 45 114 85 5 0 52.94
Extras (b 10, lb 8, w 2, nb 2) 22
  Total (5 wickets; 80 overs; 341 mins) 283 (3.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RJ Sidebottom 10 1 26 0 2.60 43 2 0
View wicket JM Anderson 13 0 60 1 4.61 49 7 0 (2w)
29.2 to Prince, the top order's coming apart here and Smith can only watch, Anderson angles it across the left hander, Prince prods forwards half heartedly and gets a thin edge to Ambrose, unlike the three early wickets this was certain, no doubt whatsoever 93/4
View wickets MS Panesar 33 3 91 2 2.75 143 7 0 (2nb)
22.6 to Amla, Monty was absolutely certain about this and so was Aleem Dar! He bowls the arm ball on middle stump line, Amla misreads it and goes on the backfoot, the ball skids through, replays showed that the ball may have just sailed over the stumps, that looked a little wrong to the naked eye but England will take it 78/2
52.4 to de Villiers, now has the tide turned yet? Panesar pitches it outside off and gets it to turn, de Villiers follows it and fails to get behind the line and gets an edge to Collingwood at first slip 171/5
View wickets A Flintoff 20 5 72 2 3.60 87 11 0
17.3 to McKenzie, complete misjudgment from McKenzie! Flintoff fires in a yorker, McKenzie somehow fails to pick it and doesn't offer a shot, the ball swings in in the air and hits the boot, umpire Steve Davis gives him out. Hawkeye reckons that would have clipped the offstump. If you don't offer a stroke you're generally in big trouble. This reminds me of Chris Read getting out to Cairns at Lord's in 1999 65/1
25.5 to Kallis, another batsman fails to sight the ball properly! This is very dramatic stuff, folks. Flintoff dishes out a full toss and the ball comes into Kallis, he decides to leave the ball but is struck flush on the left thigh in front of middle stump, umpire Steve Davis gives him out. Kallis is absolutely fuming, Mickey Arthur too vents his frustration at the pavilion. There has to be some issue with the sightscreen here 83/3
  KP Pietersen 4 0 16 0 4.00 14 2 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 4-match series 2-0
Player of the match - GC Smith (South Africa)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and SJ Davis (Australia)
TV umpire - IJ Gould
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - RJ Bailey
Close of play
  • Wed, 30 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 38/1 (ND McKenzie 12*, PL Harris 10*, 11 ov)
  • Thu, 31 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 256/6 (AG Prince 37*, MV Boucher 11*, 76 ov)
  • Fri, 1 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 297/6 (PD Collingwood 101*, TR Ambrose 19*, 80 ov)
  • Sat, 2 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 283/5 (80 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 41/0 in 15.0 overs (AJ Strauss 13, AN Cook 24)
    • England: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 107 balls (AJ Strauss 13, AN Cook 33, Ex 4)
    • Lunch: England - 82/3 in 28.0 overs (AN Cook 48, IR Bell 4)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 88 balls (8 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 31.3 overs (193 balls), Extras 7
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (AN Cook 26, IR Bell 23, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: England - 139/4 in 43.0 overs (IR Bell 31, PD Collingwood 0)
    • England: 150 runs in 48.2 overs (296 balls), Extras 9
    • IR Bell: 50 off 94 balls (9 x 4)
    • Tea: England - 173/6 in 56.0 overs (A Flintoff 4, TR Ambrose 0)
    • England: 200 runs in 68.5 overs (420 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: England - 206/6 in 72.0 overs (A Flintoff 19, TR Ambrose 18)
    • Innings Break: England - 231/10 in 77.0 overs (A Flintoff 36)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 38/1 in 11.0 overs (ND McKenzie 12, PL Harris 10)
    • Rain: South Africa - 38/1 in 11.0 overs (ND McKenzie 12, PL Harris 10)
    • Wet Ground: South Africa - 38/1 in 11.0 overs (ND McKenzie 12, PL Harris 10)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (79 balls), Extras 9
    • Rain: South Africa - 51/1 in 13.3 overs (ND McKenzie 25, PL Harris 10)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (ND McKenzie 29, PL Harris 13, Ex 8)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (180 balls), Extras 21
    • ND McKenzie: 50 off 100 balls (8 x 4)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 104/2 in 31.0 overs (ND McKenzie 52, HM Amla 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 44.6 overs (274 balls), Extras 25
    • Drinks: South Africa - 158/4 in 46.0 overs (JH Kallis 25, AG Prince 1)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (JH Kallis 33, AG Prince 17, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 61.4 overs (375 balls), Extras 26
    • Tea: South Africa - 205/4 in 63.0 overs (JH Kallis 48, AG Prince 24)
    • Rain: South Africa - 205/4 in 63.0 overs (JH Kallis 48, AG Prince 24)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 93 balls (7 x 4)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 74.1 overs (450 balls), Extras 32
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 256/6 in 76.0 overs (AG Prince 37, MV Boucher 11)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 256/6 in 76.0 overs (AG Prince 37, MV Boucher 11)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 269/7 after 80.6 overs (MV Boucher 16, M Morkel 1)
    • Rain: South Africa - 287/7 in 83.0 overs (MV Boucher 17, M Morkel 14)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 89.1 overs (541 balls), Extras 41
    • England 2nd innings
    • Drinks: England - 42/2 in 13.0 overs (AJ Strauss 15, KP Pietersen 0)
    • England: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (98 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: England - 88/3 in 25.0 overs (KP Pietersen 24, IR Bell 12)
    • England: 100 runs in 28.3 overs (172 balls), Extras 1
    • Tea: England - 126/4 in 37.0 overs (KP Pietersen 42, PD Collingwood 9)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 90 balls (6 x 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 42.1 overs (256 balls), Extras 4
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (KP Pietersen 29, PD Collingwood 20, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: England - 197/4 in 49.0 overs (KP Pietersen 78, PD Collingwood 44)
    • England: 200 runs in 50.4 overs (307 balls), Extras 4
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 127 balls (KP Pietersen 51, PD Collingwood 49, Ex 3)
    • PD Collingwood: 50 off 61 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 233/6 in 60.0 overs (PD Collingwood 59, TR Ambrose 3)
    • England: 250 runs in 65.1 overs (394 balls), Extras 9
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 112 balls (PD Collingwood 35, TR Ambrose 9, Ex 6)
    • PD Collingwood: 100 off 133 balls (14 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • End Of Day: England - 297/6 in 80.0 overs (PD Collingwood 101, TR Ambrose 19)
    • New Ball Taken: England 297/6 after 80.1 overs (PD Collingwood 101, TR Ambrose 19)
    • England: 300 runs in 82.1 overs (498 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: England - 343/7 in 94.0 overs (PD Collingwood 128, RJ Sidebottom 14)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (PD Collingwood 29, RJ Sidebottom 18, Ex 5)
    • England: 350 runs in 96.1 overs (584 balls), Extras 15
    • England 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (97th over, M Morkel, called by Umpire SJ Davis)
    • Innings Break: England - 363/10 in 98.2 overs (MS Panesar 0)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Lunch: South Africa - 11/0 in 5.0 overs (GC Smith 7, ND McKenzie 0)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (98 balls), Extras 10
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (GC Smith 29, ND McKenzie 11, Ex 10)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 70/1 in 20.0 overs (GC Smith 35, HM Amla 3)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 30.4 overs (185 balls), Extras 11
    • GC Smith: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 111/4 in 33.0 overs (GC Smith 55, AB de Villiers 9)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (GC Smith 32, AB de Villiers 17, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 43.5 overs (265 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: South Africa - 154/4 in 46.0 overs (GC Smith 87, AB de Villiers 19)
    • GC Smith: 100 off 177 balls (11 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 178/5 in 57.0 overs (GC Smith 101, MV Boucher 2)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 64.4 overs (392 balls), Extras 15
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (GC Smith 29, MV Boucher 15, Ex 6)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 73.2 overs (444 balls), Extras 19
    • GC Smith: 150 off 237 balls (16 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 148 balls (GC Smith 54, MV Boucher 39, Ex 7)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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