South Africa tour of England, 3rd Test: England v South Africa at Lord's, Aug 16-20, 2012
South Africa won by 51 runs
Played at Lord's, London
16,17,18,19,20 August 2012 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Prior b Anderson 14 37 29 1 0 48.27
8.3 83.9 mph, full and wide, Smith swings and does he edge through to the keeper? England think so and immediately review umpire Dharmasena's not out decision. Doubt centred on whether the ball bounced before or after hitting the bat, the toe of which also banged into the ground ... but replays show a definite nick through to the keeper and the review succeeds! 22/1
View dismissal AN Petersen c †Prior b Finn 22 88 54 4 0 40.74
18.3 87.7 mph, gone! Finn makes his mark. And he's not kicked the stumps. Short of a length angling down the leg side, Petersen pushed away from his body and it comes off the glove to Prior who takes a good tumbling catch to his left 49/2
View dismissal HM Amla b Finn 13 53 30 3 0 43.33
18.6 83.4 mph, gone! Two in the over! What an over from Finn. Beautiful delivery, full length which nips back between bat and pad to crash into the top of off stump. For once, Amla's footwork just let him down but full credit to Finn. 50/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c †Prior b Finn 3 14 9 0 0 33.33
20.3 87.2 mph, We have another review for a catch down the leg side. Was the hand even on the bat? This is a tight call. Is there clear evidence it actually hit the glove? There's a noise for sure. The ball has brushed the bottom hand but it is off the bat by the looks of these replays. Enough doubt for a not-out by the looks of it, but Rod Tucker having a long look. Oh, my goodness, he's given him! This will be controversial. That hand did not look as though it was on the bat and, remember, it was given not out on the field. Had to be conclusive evidence 54/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Cook b Anderson 27 85 47 6 0 57.44
38.1 86.3 mph, full, drawn into driving and a low edge flies to third slip where Cook takes a fantastic catch! For all that de Villiers can seem an lbw candidate, he nicked off in the corridor in regulation fashion there and England have clung on to a tough chance where earlier in the series they were shelling easy ones 105/5
View dismissal JA Rudolph b Swann 42 146 103 5 0 40.77
57.3 51.2 mph, bowled him! Back of a length and Rudolph has played across it and been bowled, poor stroke and that's the breakthrough England wanted. Rudolph tried to work it into the leg side and got an bit of an inside edge into middle stump, poor way to go 163/6
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Prior b Anderson 61 167 158 6 0 38.60
80.3 83.0 mph, wide, leaving him ... and he's bottom-edged through to Prior! Duminy's given it away, after hauling South Africa up towards a respectable total, swishing at a ball he could have left well alone and scraping a thin nick to the keeper 235/7
View dismissal VD Philander st †Prior b Swann 61 183 93 6 0 65.59
101.2 49.9 mph, Philander advances, Swann drags it down and he's well out of his ground as the ball sails through to Prior, who completes the stumping. Philander obviously decided it wasn't worth waiting to see how long Tahir lasted, but his first attempt at a Farah (Mighty Mo) failed 309/10
View dismissal DW Steyn c Swann b Broad 26 50 47 4 0 55.31
91.4 79.9 mph, this time Steyn does connect and second slip pouches the catch! Broad gets his reward, a regulation thick snick as Steyn tried to mow the ball down the ground. He'd obviously had enough of protecting his head from short balls 270/8
View dismissal M Morkel c †Prior b Finn 25 32 36 4 0 69.44
100.4 85.2 mph, slashes at a wide one and feathers through to Prior who takes a fine diving catch! Finn went round the wicket, sent down a pretty filthy ball, short and wide, which Morkel chased. It came off the toe, flew towards first slip but wouldn't have reached him, with Prior going for it one-handed to his left and coming up trumps 307/9
Imran Tahir not out 2 2 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 7, lb 5, w 1) 13
  Total (all out; 101.2 overs; 437 mins) 309 (3.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 29 5 76 3 2.62 139 12 0
8.3 to Smith, 83.9 mph, full and wide, Smith swings and does he edge through to the keeper? England think so and immediately review umpire Dharmasena's not out decision. Doubt centred on whether the ball bounced before or after hitting the bat, the toe of which also banged into the ground ... but replays show a definite nick through to the keeper and the review succeeds! 22/1
38.1 to de Villiers, 86.3 mph, full, drawn into driving and a low edge flies to third slip where Cook takes a fantastic catch! For all that de Villiers can seem an lbw candidate, he nicked off in the corridor in regulation fashion there and England have clung on to a tough chance where earlier in the series they were shelling easy ones 105/5
80.3 to Duminy, 83.0 mph, wide, leaving him ... and he's bottom-edged through to Prior! Duminy's given it away, after hauling South Africa up towards a respectable total, swishing at a ball he could have left well alone and scraping a thin nick to the keeper 235/7
View wicket SCJ Broad 24 4 69 1 2.87 106 8 0
91.4 to Steyn, 79.9 mph, this time Steyn does connect and second slip pouches the catch! Broad gets his reward, a regulation thick snick as Steyn tried to mow the ball down the ground. He'd obviously had enough of protecting his head from short balls 270/8
View wickets ST Finn 18 2 75 4 4.16 79 12 0 (1w)
18.3 to Petersen, 87.7 mph, gone! Finn makes his mark. And he's not kicked the stumps. Short of a length angling down the leg side, Petersen pushed away from his body and it comes off the glove to Prior who takes a good tumbling catch to his left 49/2
18.6 to Amla, 83.4 mph, gone! Two in the over! What an over from Finn. Beautiful delivery, full length which nips back between bat and pad to crash into the top of off stump. For once, Amla's footwork just let him down but full credit to Finn. 50/3
20.3 to Kallis, 87.2 mph, We have another review for a catch down the leg side. Was the hand even on the bat? This is a tight call. Is there clear evidence it actually hit the glove? There's a noise for sure. The ball has brushed the bottom hand but it is off the bat by the looks of these replays. Enough doubt for a not-out by the looks of it, but Rod Tucker having a long look. Oh, my goodness, he's given him! This will be controversial. That hand did not look as though it was on the bat and, remember, it was given not out on the field. Had to be conclusive evidence 54/4
100.4 to Morkel, 85.2 mph, slashes at a wide one and feathers through to Prior who takes a fine diving catch! Finn went round the wicket, sent down a pretty filthy ball, short and wide, which Morkel chased. It came off the toe, flew towards first slip but wouldn't have reached him, with Prior going for it one-handed to his left and coming up trumps 307/9
View wickets GP Swann 24.2 6 63 2 2.58 109 6 0
57.3 to Rudolph, 51.2 mph, bowled him! Back of a length and Rudolph has played across it and been bowled, poor stroke and that's the breakthrough England wanted. Rudolph tried to work it into the leg side and got an bit of an inside edge into middle stump, poor way to go 163/6
101.2 to Philander, 49.9 mph, Philander advances, Swann drags it down and he's well out of his ground as the ball sails through to Prior, who completes the stumping. Philander obviously decided it wasn't worth waiting to see how long Tahir lasted, but his first attempt at a Farah (Mighty Mo) failed 309/10
  IJL Trott 6 1 14 0 2.33 26 1 0
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* b Morkel 20 45 36 2 0 55.55
10.4 83.2 mph, gone! Morkel's got him again! He's fully deserved that wicket after working over both openers. This was a fuller delivery, came back with the angle and goes past Strauss' inside edge to crash into the stumps. Strauss really has no answer to Morkel. The umpire checks for the no-ball but it's fine. What a time to strike for South Africa 29/1
View dismissal AN Cook c Kallis b Steyn 7 63 40 1 0 17.50
15.2 83.8 mph, got him! Cook inexplicably really chases a wide one and nicks to Kallis at second slip, that is a very good grab by the slip fielder and more importantly that is shocking, shocking stroke by Cook, and as I said, totally inexplicable. He leant out and chased a full, wide delivery that was angled across him, for some reason tried to drive it and nicked off, very very poor judgement from Cook, most unlike him 39/3
View dismissal IJL Trott lbw b Steyn 8 14 10 2 0 80.00
13.5 84.3 mph, full, angling in, Trott misses trying to play to leg, cry for leg before, not out and Smith goes for a review, looked to be sliding down for me, he didn't hit it, did it straighten, yes it did that is out and Trott's bad run against Steyn continues. It was fired in straight and Trott missed it, we've seen that before, an excellent review from Smith 38/2
View dismissal IR Bell c Petersen b Philander 58 210 157 7 0 36.94
61.5 Philander strikes, caught at third slip! He's been metronomic with his line in this over and finally Bell's flirt results in a kiss of the edge, the ball flying low to to Petersen, who makes no mistake, despite the long wait 178/5
View dismissal JWA Taylor c Smith b Morkel 10 35 25 2 0 40.00
23.2 90.2 mph, got him! Taylor feeling a little outside the off stump and nicking to first slip where it carries through low and Smith hangs on well coming forward, a good grab. Probing line again and it produces an edge, Taylor's inexperience perhaps showing there as he followed it slightly and got a healthy edge that was well taken 54/4
View dismissal JM Bairstow b Morkel 95 310 196 13 0 48.46
92.4 oh bowled him! What a shame for Bairstow, he was aiming towards midwicket and it got past his flick and into middle and off stumps, simply played around it and probably got done under the pressure, saw a straighter ball, tried to work it away and paid the price, patience pays off for South Africa who have bowled really well to him for the last half hour 264/8
View dismissal MJ Prior c Kallis b Philander 27 79 58 4 0 46.55
80.1 gone! The new ball works first ball. Very loose shot by Prior who chases a full delivery that swings away and gets a big edge to second slip where Kallis takes a neat catch. That couldn't have gone better for South Africa 221/6
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Amla b Steyn 16 38 22 2 0 72.72
87.3 90.6 mph, got him! Short ball into the hip and Broad fends it off so awkwardly he chips it to short leg. Hostile delivery and Broad was cramped up trying to ride it into the leg side but played it badly and chipped up a simple chance to Amla, looked to be straight off the shoulder of the bat 252/7
GP Swann not out 37 94 53 4 0 69.81
View dismissal JM Anderson c Rudolph b Steyn 12 26 18 0 0 66.66
97.6 and the short ball works! Rudolph runs in from point to take the catch after Anderson loops the ball high into the air off the shoulder of the bat, he was trying to get out of the way of a real snorter ... and you can't more out of the way than back in the dressing room 283/9
View dismissal ST Finn c Duminy b Morkel 10 40 34 1 0 29.41
107.3 83.4 mph, miscued drive and this loops to point, where Duminy makes sure he doesn't do a Smith, to send Finn on his way for a useful 10 315/10
Extras (lb 10, w 1, nb 4) 15
  Total (all out; 107.3 overs; 468 mins) 315 (2.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Morkel 28.3 6 80 4 2.80 138 9 0 (4nb)
10.4 to Strauss, 83.2 mph, gone! Morkel's got him again! He's fully deserved that wicket after working over both openers. This was a fuller delivery, came back with the angle and goes past Strauss' inside edge to crash into the stumps. Strauss really has no answer to Morkel. The umpire checks for the no-ball but it's fine. What a time to strike for South Africa 29/1
23.2 to Taylor, 90.2 mph, got him! Taylor feeling a little outside the off stump and nicking to first slip where it carries through low and Smith hangs on well coming forward, a good grab. Probing line again and it produces an edge, Taylor's inexperience perhaps showing there as he followed it slightly and got a healthy edge that was well taken 54/4
92.4 to Bairstow, oh bowled him! What a shame for Bairstow, he was aiming towards midwicket and it got past his flick and into middle and off stumps, simply played around it and probably got done under the pressure, saw a straighter ball, tried to work it away and paid the price, patience pays off for South Africa who have bowled really well to him for the last half hour 264/8
107.3 to Finn, 83.4 mph, miscued drive and this loops to point, where Duminy makes sure he doesn't do a Smith, to send Finn on his way for a useful 10 315/10
View wickets VD Philander 24 9 48 2 2.00 118 5 0
61.5 to Bell, Philander strikes, caught at third slip! He's been metronomic with his line in this over and finally Bell's flirt results in a kiss of the edge, the ball flying low to to Petersen, who makes no mistake, despite the long wait 178/5
80.1 to Prior, gone! The new ball works first ball. Very loose shot by Prior who chases a full delivery that swings away and gets a big edge to second slip where Kallis takes a neat catch. That couldn't have gone better for South Africa 221/6
View wickets DW Steyn 29 4 94 4 3.24 133 14 0
13.5 to Trott, 84.3 mph, full, angling in, Trott misses trying to play to leg, cry for leg before, not out and Smith goes for a review, looked to be sliding down for me, he didn't hit it, did it straighten, yes it did that is out and Trott's bad run against Steyn continues. It was fired in straight and Trott missed it, we've seen that before, an excellent review from Smith 38/2
15.2 to Cook, 83.8 mph, got him! Cook inexplicably really chases a wide one and nicks to Kallis at second slip, that is a very good grab by the slip fielder and more importantly that is shocking, shocking stroke by Cook, and as I said, totally inexplicable. He leant out and chased a full, wide delivery that was angled across him, for some reason tried to drive it and nicked off, very very poor judgement from Cook, most unlike him 39/3
87.3 to Broad, 90.6 mph, got him! Short ball into the hip and Broad fends it off so awkwardly he chips it to short leg. Hostile delivery and Broad was cramped up trying to ride it into the leg side but played it badly and chipped up a simple chance to Amla, looked to be straight off the shoulder of the bat 252/7
97.6 to Anderson, and the short ball works! Rudolph runs in from point to take the catch after Anderson loops the ball high into the air off the shoulder of the bat, he was trying to get out of the way of a real snorter ... and you can't more out of the way than back in the dressing room 283/9
  JH Kallis 12 3 29 0 2.41 59 3 0 (1w)
  Imran Tahir 14 3 54 0 3.85 56 7 0
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Petersen lbw b Broad 24 89 73 3 0 32.87
24.3 84.1 mph, full and straight and gone, lbw! Petersen played across the line and the ball cannoned into the front pad, Broad's face lit up almost as quickly as Simon Taufel's finger went skyward. Petersen, having scored 10 runs off his last 47 balls, has been winkled out and that hole gapes a little wider! 50/2
View dismissal GC Smith* lbw b Swann 23 102 63 3 0 36.50
21.5 flatter, angled in at the stumps, rush of blood for Smith, who sweeps wildly and is hit on the front pad! He thinks long and hard about reviewing but eventually elects not to and Hawk Eye suggests he was just in line, it would have stayed umpire's call, with the ball to go on and hit middle 46/1
View dismissal HM Amla b Finn 121 287 205 10 0 59.02
88.1 85.7 mph, oh what a beauty! Taken out off stump, that straightens up the hill and beats the outside edge onto off stump, absolutely cracker from Finn, crucially on the right length drawing the batsman forward and for the second time in the match, Finn produces a gem to get rid of Amla 259/5
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b Finn 31 91 58 5 0 53.44
46.1 87.2 mph, hit on the pad, big appeal and Kallis goes straight upstairs reckoning he hit it, I don't think he's hit it, it was given out, he was hit on the back leg, is this going over, clipping the stumps will do for England and indeed it is clipping the stumps, more than clipping in fact and Kallis is gone what a big wicket for England. Well bowled from Finn who was wide on the crease and angled one past the defensive push of Kallis 131/3
View dismissal DW Steyn c Taylor b Broad 9 65 38 1 0 23.68
58.5 84.8 mph, gone, England break through with a short ball. Angled into Steyn and he fends it awkwardly off the splice of the bat to offer a simple catch to Taylor at short leg 164/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Strauss b Finn 43 135 100 4 0 43.00
90.6 86.8 mph, another one! And now de Villiers is caught at slip, superb length and again goes up the hill, takes the outside edge and Strauss bags the chance at slip, a double quick strike for Finn and are England back in this now? Finn gets it absolutely on the spot, de Villiers was squared up and got an thick outside edge that went to Strauss at waist height, he would have been shot if he had spilled that 268/6
View dismissal JA Rudolph c †Prior b Finn 11 42 29 1 0 37.93
96.5 85.0 mph, another screamer in the corridor outside off and Rudolph goes, snicking through to the keeper! This is a tremendous spell from Finn, who couldn't be more menacing if he was a grey triangle circling in the shallows at the beach ... It was a good length ball, lifting and straightening as Rudolph squared up to defend, caressing the outside edge on its way past. A corker! 282/7
JP Duminy not out 26 141 93 4 0 27.95
View dismissal VD Philander c Bairstow b Anderson 35 81 67 5 0 52.23
118.3 81.2 mph, cut to point and caught so Anderson goes make the breakthrough, Philander has simply cut a short wide one to the fielder, a mistake but his contribution has tipped things significantly in South Africa's favour. But this is a poor ending, trying to cut away a wide long hop he has picked out Bairstow perfectly, Anderson might have slipped on the popping crease too 336/8
View dismissal M Morkel st †Prior b Swann 9 25 18 1 0 50.00
123.1 50.3 mph, beaten outside off, then Prior whips off the bails and they've gone upstairs and this is out Prior has waited for Morkel to lift his back foot, then whipped off the bails at just the right point, absolutely superb work from Prior, he tried it earlier with Rudolph but didn't get it right, this time however, he was spot on. For some reason, Morkel takes a stride out of his crease and then lifts the back foot! No idea why he's done that but it was fabulous work from Prior 348/9
View dismissal Imran Tahir b Anderson 1 8 4 0 0 25.00
124.2 83.9 mph, and that's it, a full toss shatters the stumps as Tahir backs away! South Africa are all out and England will need to chase down a record target of 346 in order to retain their No. 1 ranking 351/10
Extras (b 6, lb 8, w 2, nb 2) 18
  Total (all out; 124.2 overs; 538 mins) 351 (2.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 25.2 4 73 2 2.88 110 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
118.3 to Philander, 81.2 mph, cut to point and caught so Anderson goes make the breakthrough, Philander has simply cut a short wide one to the fielder, a mistake but his contribution has tipped things significantly in South Africa's favour. But this is a poor ending, trying to cut away a wide long hop he has picked out Bairstow perfectly, Anderson might have slipped on the popping crease too 336/8
124.2 to Imran Tahir, 83.9 mph, and that's it, a full toss shatters the stumps as Tahir backs away! South Africa are all out and England will need to chase down a record target of 346 in order to retain their No. 1 ranking 351/10
View wickets SCJ Broad 21 2 85 2 4.04 83 11 0 (1nb)
24.3 to Petersen, 84.1 mph, full and straight and gone, lbw! Petersen played across the line and the ball cannoned into the front pad, Broad's face lit up almost as quickly as Simon Taufel's finger went skyward. Petersen, having scored 10 runs off his last 47 balls, has been winkled out and that hole gapes a little wider! 50/2
58.5 to Steyn, 84.8 mph, gone, England break through with a short ball. Angled into Steyn and he fends it awkwardly off the splice of the bat to offer a simple catch to Taylor at short leg 164/4
View wickets GP Swann 47 14 94 2 2.00 228 11 0
21.5 to Smith, flatter, angled in at the stumps, rush of blood for Smith, who sweeps wildly and is hit on the front pad! He thinks long and hard about reviewing but eventually elects not to and Hawk Eye suggests he was just in line, it would have stayed umpire's call, with the ball to go on and hit middle 46/1
123.1 to Morkel, 50.3 mph, beaten outside off, then Prior whips off the bails and they've gone upstairs and this is out Prior has waited for Morkel to lift his back foot, then whipped off the bails at just the right point, absolutely superb work from Prior, he tried it earlier with Rudolph but didn't get it right, this time however, he was spot on. For some reason, Morkel takes a stride out of his crease and then lifts the back foot! No idea why he's done that but it was fabulous work from Prior 348/9
View wickets ST Finn 27 5 74 4 2.74 127 8 0 (1w)
46.1 to Kallis, 87.2 mph, hit on the pad, big appeal and Kallis goes straight upstairs reckoning he hit it, I don't think he's hit it, it was given out, he was hit on the back leg, is this going over, clipping the stumps will do for England and indeed it is clipping the stumps, more than clipping in fact and Kallis is gone what a big wicket for England. Well bowled from Finn who was wide on the crease and angled one past the defensive push of Kallis 131/3
88.1 to Amla, 85.7 mph, oh what a beauty! Taken out off stump, that straightens up the hill and beats the outside edge onto off stump, absolutely cracker from Finn, crucially on the right length drawing the batsman forward and for the second time in the match, Finn produces a gem to get rid of Amla 259/5
90.6 to de Villiers, 86.8 mph, another one! And now de Villiers is caught at slip, superb length and again goes up the hill, takes the outside edge and Strauss bags the chance at slip, a double quick strike for Finn and are England back in this now? Finn gets it absolutely on the spot, de Villiers was squared up and got an thick outside edge that went to Strauss at waist height, he would have been shot if he had spilled that 268/6
96.5 to Rudolph, 85.0 mph, another screamer in the corridor outside off and Rudolph goes, snicking through to the keeper! This is a tremendous spell from Finn, who couldn't be more menacing if he was a grey triangle circling in the shallows at the beach ... It was a good length ball, lifting and straightening as Rudolph squared up to defend, caressing the outside edge on its way past. A corker! 282/7
  IJL Trott 4 0 11 0 2.75 18 1 0
  England 2nd innings (target: 346 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* lbw b Philander 1 18 10 0 0 10.00
3.5 81.9 mph, disastrous decision to leave and Strauss is nailed bang in front of middle! Philander has decapitated England in the gloaming at Lord's, the crowd falls silent and Strauss trudges off. He wanted to do anything other than play at Philander, such was his uncertainty, and he ended up shouldering arms to a fullish ball that helds its line, hit him on the knee roll and left Taufel with an easy decision 6/2
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Philander 3 9 3 0 0 100.00
1.2 pitched up and hit bang in front - gone! Philander may have had a quiet series but he starts with a bang here, bringing one back into Cook on a full length, inside the line of his defensive push, similar to his first-inings dismissal at Headingley. Would have gone on to hit the top of off 5/1
View dismissal IJL Trott c Kallis b Steyn 63 213 159 7 0 39.62
51.1 84.3 mph, and that's a magnificent dismissal, Kallis diving to his left to take the catch off a brute of a lifter outside off! Steyn removes Trott again, with his first ball after lunch, it was right on the money, banged in and rising as Trott played with an angled blade, a thick edge soaring into the slips where Kallis closed his big bear hands around it 146/6
View dismissal IR Bell c Smith b Philander 4 64 37 0 0 10.81
18.3 80.3 mph, gone! Smith juggled it but held on at the second attempt. Bell flashing away outside off stump to a back-of-a-length delivery and the top flies towards first slip where it jumps out Smith's hands but he stays calm and grabs the rebound 34/3
View dismissal JWA Taylor run out (Amla/Steyn/†de Villiers) 4 34 23 0 0 17.39
25.6 Steyn to Trott, oh goodness, what a shambles from England! Run out going for a fourth. Sums things up for the home side. Trott flicked it nicely wide of mid-on, the ball pulled up short of the boundary and there was confusion about trying for an all-run four...Trott started and stopped, Taylor committed himself and there was no way back. 45/4
View dismissal JM Bairstow b Imran Tahir 54 68 47 8 0 114.89
42.6 got him, bowled! Bairstow stays back and the ball scuttles through low to end a busy, stirring innings. It pitched on leg and spun across, the batsman should have been forward and cou'dn't get his bat down as the ball clattered into off 134/5
View dismissal MJ Prior c Smith b Philander 73 169 130 8 0 56.15
82.4 80.1 mph, edged and this time he has to go! Prior's valiant knock is over and England's jig is almost up. Philander has worked the trick, drawing a loose shot drive outside off, clipping the edge and flying low to first slip, where Smith crouches to take it cleanly 294/9
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Amla b Kallis 37 69 42 2 1 88.09
67.4 85.9 mph, and now the short ball works as Broad hooks down to long leg and Amla comes in to take the catch, a good grab too coming in a few yards off the rope and took the catch low down with both hands, so the bouncer works again to Broad 208/7
View dismissal GP Swann run out (Rudolph/Imran Tahir) 41 41 34 5 2 120.58
78.4 from Imran Tahir, is that a run-out? Yes, it is, Swann is gone! The ball was outside edged short of point, they tried to steal another run, Duminy's throw to the non-striker's end wasn't great but Tahir reacted brilliantly to field the ball and throw it at the stumps, Swann just a few inches short 282/8
JM Anderson not out 4 28 12 0 0 33.33
View dismissal ST Finn c Kallis b Philander 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
82.5 full and seaming away, edged ... and taken, low at second slip! Finn goes first ball and that's the match, the series right there in Kallis' big bucket grip! South Africa have held their nerve and Philander has bagged a richly deserved five 294/10
Extras (b 7, w 2, nb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 82.5 overs; 363 mins) 294 (3.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  M Morkel 17 3 58 0 3.41 71 5 0 (1nb, 2w)
View wickets VD Philander 14.5 4 30 5 2.02 69 2 0
1.2 to Cook, pitched up and hit bang in front - gone! Philander may have had a quiet series but he starts with a bang here, bringing one back into Cook on a full length, inside the line of his defensive push, similar to his first-inings dismissal at Headingley. Would have gone on to hit the top of off 5/1
3.5 to Strauss, 81.9 mph, disastrous decision to leave and Strauss is nailed bang in front of middle! Philander has decapitated England in the gloaming at Lord's, the crowd falls silent and Strauss trudges off. He wanted to do anything other than play at Philander, such was his uncertainty, and he ended up shouldering arms to a fullish ball that helds its line, hit him on the knee roll and left Taufel with an easy decision 6/2
18.3 to Bell, 80.3 mph, gone! Smith juggled it but held on at the second attempt. Bell flashing away outside off stump to a back-of-a-length delivery and the top flies towards first slip where it jumps out Smith's hands but he stays calm and grabs the rebound 34/3
82.4 to Prior, 80.1 mph, edged and this time he has to go! Prior's valiant knock is over and England's jig is almost up. Philander has worked the trick, drawing a loose shot drive outside off, clipping the edge and flying low to first slip, where Smith crouches to take it cleanly 294/9
82.5 to Finn, full and seaming away, edged ... and taken, low at second slip! Finn goes first ball and that's the match, the series right there in Kallis' big bucket grip! South Africa have held their nerve and Philander has bagged a richly deserved five 294/10
View wicket DW Steyn 16 4 61 1 3.81 73 9 1
51.1 to Trott, 84.3 mph, and that's a magnificent dismissal, Kallis diving to his left to take the catch off a brute of a lifter outside off! Steyn removes Trott again, with his first ball after lunch, it was right on the money, banged in and rising as Trott played with an angled blade, a thick edge soaring into the slips where Kallis closed his big bear hands around it 146/6
View wicket JH Kallis 11 2 50 1 4.54 45 6 1
67.4 to Broad, 85.9 mph, and now the short ball works as Broad hooks down to long leg and Amla comes in to take the catch, a good grab too coming in a few yards off the rope and took the catch low down with both hands, so the bouncer works again to Broad 208/7
View wicket Imran Tahir 24 3 88 1 3.66 95 8 1
42.6 to Bairstow, got him, bowled! Bairstow stays back and the ball scuttles through low to end a busy, stirring innings. It pitched on leg and spun across, the batsman should have been forward and cou'dn't get his bat down as the ball clattered into off 134/5

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa won the 3-match series 2-0
Player of the match - VD Philander (South Africa)
Players of the series - HM Amla (South Africa) and MJ Prior (England)
Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - PJ Hartley
Close of play
  • Thu, 16 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 262/7 (VD Philander 46*, DW Steyn 21*, 87.4 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 208/5 (JM Bairstow 72*, MJ Prior 22*, 72 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 145/3 (HM Amla 57*, DW Steyn 0*, 50 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 16/2 (IJL Trott 6*, IR Bell 4*, 13 ov)
  • Mon, 20 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 294 (82.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Over 8.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - GC Smith (Upheld)
    • Over 12.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - AN Petersen (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 27/1 in 13.0 overs (AN Petersen 12, HM Amla 1)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 0
    • Over 20.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - JH Kallis (Upheld)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 65/4 in 24.0 overs (AB de Villiers 5, JA Rudolph 7)
    • Rain: South Africa - 65/4 in 24.0 overs (AB de Villiers 5, JA Rudolph 7)
    • Over 34.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 35.2 overs (212 balls), Extras 5
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (AB de Villiers 26, JA Rudolph 21, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 105/5 in 38.1 overs (JA Rudolph 21)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 52.5 overs (317 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: South Africa - 151/5 in 55.0 overs (JA Rudolph 41, JP Duminy 26)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 110 balls (JA Rudolph 21, JP Duminy 31, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 69.2 overs (416 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: South Africa - 201/6 in 70.0 overs (JP Duminy 44, VD Philander 26)
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 124 balls, 135 mins (5 x 4)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (JP Duminy 17, VD Philander 32, Ex 1)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 235/6 after 80.1 overs (JP Duminy 61, VD Philander 41)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 83.6 overs (504 balls), Extras 12
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 262/7 in 87.4 overs (VD Philander 46, DW Steyn 21)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 262/7 in 87.4 overs (VD Philander 46, DW Steyn 21)
    • VD Philander: 50 off 75 balls, 146 mins (5 x 4)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 99.3 overs (597 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: South Africa - 307/9 in 100.4 overs (VD Philander 61)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 309/10 in 101.2 overs (Imran Tahir 2)
    • England 1st innings
    • Lunch: England - 29/1 in 10.4 overs (AN Cook 6)
    • Over 13.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - IJL Trott (Upheld)
    • England: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (110 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: England - 54/4 in 23.2 overs (IR Bell 3)
    • Over 30.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - IR Bell (Struck down)
    • Tea: England - 94/4 in 38.0 overs (IR Bell 20, JM Bairstow 19)
    • England: 100 runs in 40.5 overs (248 balls), Extras 10
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 113 balls (IR Bell 23, JM Bairstow 26, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: England - 142/4 in 52.0 overs (IR Bell 42, JM Bairstow 44)
    • England: 150 runs in 53.3 overs (325 balls), Extras 11
    • JM Bairstow: 50 off 86 balls, 130 mins (8 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 187 balls (IR Bell 40, JM Bairstow 55, Ex 5)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 133 balls, 189 mins (6 x 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 69.6 overs (424 balls), Extras 11
    • End Of Day: England - 208/5 in 72.0 overs (JM Bairstow 72, MJ Prior 22)
    • New Ball Taken: England 221/5 after 80.1 overs (JM Bairstow 80, MJ Prior 27)
    • Drinks: England - 243/6 in 86.0 overs (JM Bairstow 94, SCJ Broad 8)
    • England: 250 runs in 86.6 overs (526 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 91.6: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - GP Swann (Upheld)
    • Lunch: England - 277/8 in 97.0 overs (GP Swann 14, JM Anderson 9)
    • England: 300 runs in 103.4 overs (626 balls), Extras 15
    • Innings Break: England - 315/10 in 107.3 overs (GP Swann 37)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Tea: South Africa - 33/0 in 15.0 overs (AN Petersen 20, GC Smith 13)
    • Over 17.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - GC Smith (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 24.1 overs (145 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: South Africa - 70/2 in 30.0 overs (HM Amla 11, JH Kallis 7)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 34.2 overs (207 balls), Extras 6
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (HM Amla 24, JH Kallis 20, Ex 6)
    • Over 46.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - JH Kallis (Struck down)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 95 balls, 122 mins (7 x 4)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 145/3 in 50.0 overs (HM Amla 57, DW Steyn 0)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 55.4 overs (336 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: South Africa - 183/4 in 63.0 overs (HM Amla 75, AB de Villiers 10)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 69.6 overs (422 balls), Extras 11
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (HM Amla 26, AB de Villiers 24, Ex 0)
    • Rain: South Africa - 216/4 in 76.4 overs (HM Amla 94, AB de Villiers 24)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 216/4 in 76.4 overs (HM Amla 94, AB de Villiers 24)
    • Wet Ground: South Africa - 216/4 in 76.4 overs (HM Amla 94, AB de Villiers 24)
    • HM Amla: 100 off 182 balls, 245 mins (9 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 225/4 after 80.1 overs (HM Amla 101, AB de Villiers 26)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 86.3 overs (521 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 89.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 268/6 in 91.0 overs (JA Rudolph 6)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 104.6 overs (632 balls), Extras 13
    • Tea: South Africa - 306/7 in 107.0 overs (JP Duminy 18, VD Philander 11)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls (JP Duminy 15, VD Philander 34, Ex 4)
    • Over 120.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - M Morkel (Upheld)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 345/8 in 122.0 overs (JP Duminy 24, M Morkel 8)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 123.5 overs (745 balls), Extras 18
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 351/10 in 124.2 overs (JP Duminy 26)
    • England 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: England - 16/2 in 13.0 overs (IJL Trott 6, IR Bell 4)
    • Drinks: England - 45/4 in 26.0 overs (IJL Trott 25)
    • England: 50 runs in 27.6 overs (168 balls), Extras 8
    • Over 33.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - JM Bairstow (Struck down)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (IJL Trott 15, JM Bairstow 36, Ex 0)
    • England: 100 runs in 35.2 overs (212 balls), Extras 8
    • IJL Trott: 50 off 126 balls, 166 mins (6 x 4)
    • Lunch: England - 120/4 in 40.0 overs (IJL Trott 57, JM Bairstow 43)
    • JM Bairstow: 50 off 41 balls, 58 mins (8 x 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 51.3 overs (309 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: England - 174/6 in 55.0 overs (MJ Prior 14, SCJ Broad 23)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (MJ Prior 15, SCJ Broad 35, Ex 0)
    • England: 200 runs in 65.4 overs (394 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: England - 221/7 in 70.0 overs (MJ Prior 35, GP Swann 12)
    • England: 250 runs in 74.4 overs (448 balls), Extras 9
    • MJ Prior: 50 off 107 balls, 128 mins (5 x 4)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (MJ Prior 17, GP Swann 35, Ex 1)
    • New Ball Taken: England 288/8 after 81.1 overs (MJ Prior 69, JM Anderson 2)
 
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