South Africa tour of England, 1st Test: England v South Africa at The Oval, Jul 19-23, 2012
South Africa won by an innings and 12 runs
19,20,21,22,23 July 2012 (5-day match)
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Morkel to Strauss, OUT, huge appeal for lbw! GIven not out by Steve Davis. And we have a review in the first over. Front foot is fine. Blimey this looks very close. Hit on the knee roll, playing across his front pad. It's three reds! He'll be gone. Hitting middle and leg.

AJ Strauss lbw b Morkel 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 0/1   AN Cook 0* (0b)   M Morkel 0.4-0-0-1

Morkel to Trott, OUT, here's a wicket! Full and Trott nicks off it was a lazy drive, coming forward without real purpose just outside the off stump and driving loosely, it's a thin nick through to the keeper where the chance was very simple for de Villiers. Second wicket for Morkel

IJL Trott c †de Villiers b Morkel 71 (243m 162b 9x4 0x6) SR: 43.82

England 170/2   AN Cook 77* (186b 8x4 1x6)   M Morkel 12.2-1-35-2

Kallis to Pietersen, OUT, short again, goes for it again ... and gone! Kallis has winkled out Pietersen - and with the new ball available in the next over! He banged it in, at the body, and KP couldn't resist the hook, attempting to put it in the stand but succeeding only in gloving the ball through to de Villiers. Kallis did well to get a little extra spring from the pitch but Pietersen will be irked to go in that fashion

KP Pietersen c †de Villiers b Kallis 42 (97m 72b 4x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

England 251/3   AN Cook 108* (250b 11x4 1x6)   JH Kallis 12.4-2-34-1

Steyn to Cook, OUT, gone! Big breakthrough for South Africa, Cook drags into the stumps. Steyn makes his first mark of the series. Was a full delivery outside, Cook shapes to play the drive but doesn't quite get to the pitch and a thick inside edge crashes into the timber. Steyn is pumped.

AN Cook b Steyn 115 (392m 295b 11x4 1x6) SR: 38.98

England 271/4   IR Bell 12* (33b 2x4)   DW Steyn 22.4-5-63-1

Steyn to Bopara, OUT, gone! This one is certainly out. Bopara bags a duck on his comeback. A bouncer that is very poorly played by Bopara as he is caught between hooking and leaving and just ends up dangling his bat in the air which feathers an edge to AB de Villiers

RS Bopara c †de Villiers b Steyn 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 272/5   IR Bell 12* (40b 2x4)   DW Steyn 23.4-6-63-2

Kallis to Bell, OUT, gone! He's left it and been bowled. Wonderful set-up by Kallis. After the outswing he brings one back into Bell who shoulders arms and the ball brushes the off bail with just enough force to dislodge it. South Africa initially appeal for lbw before realising it was bowled.

IR Bell b Kallis 13 (96m 56b 2x4 0x6) SR: 23.21

England 284/6   MJ Prior 10* (21b 2x4)   JH Kallis 14.4-3-34-2

Imran Tahir to Bresnan, OUT, dragged it on! Went back to cut and got a huge inside edge into the ground that rebounded onto the leg stump. Not a great delivery but it's found a mistake from Bresnan and just when England were regaining a foothold in the day, South Africa strike again. Not sure what went wrong, he was undone by a lack of pace perhaps? There too soon and through with the stroke too early, producing the big inside edge

TT Bresnan b Imran Tahir 8 (48m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 313/7   MJ Prior 27* (50b 5x4)   Imran Tahir 15.3-0-52-1

Philander to Broad, OUT, Philander strikes, bringing one back to coerce Broad's off-bail out of its groove! Lovely delivery, Broad stayed back and left a gap, probably thinking the length would save him, but the ball ducked in, beat his waft and just clipped the wicket

SCJ Broad b Philander 16 (39m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

England 358/8   MJ Prior 54* (78b 9x4)   VD Philander 25.5-4-78-1

Morkel to Prior, OUT, in the corridor, Prior attacks and nicks off! It was perhaps not quite full enough to drive, a good line from Morkel, drawing the batsman out, and there was just a tickle through to the keeper

MJ Prior c †de Villiers b Morkel 60 (146m 90b 9x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 383/9   GP Swann 15* (20b 3x4)   M Morkel 24.1-2-70-3

Morkel to Anderson, OUT, leg side strangle and Morkel has ended the resistance! The bumper was a touch wayward but it was more than capable of discombobulating Anderson, who got an atom or two of glove on the ball as he tried to steer it away from his body

JM Anderson c †de Villiers b Morkel 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 385/10   GP Swann 15* (20b 3x4)   M Morkel 24.5-2-72-4
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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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