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James Anderson marking out his run...three slips and a gully in place. Already movement behind the arm. As always.

10.55am Here come the players, Strauss leading out England followed by South Africa's openers.

10.50am "Just wanted to point out that other than England, South Africa are also playing in this match!" says Doc. "Commentary has been a bit like the final of the men's 200m butterfly where Phelps lost and, based on the commentary at least, it appeared as though no one had won!"

I apologise if it's been a little one-sides so far, but the main news of the day has come from the England camp so that had to be reflected. It's a good sign for South Africa that there isn't much to mention for them.

Greg makes a good point. "Australia played Warne always , regardless of what they thought the conditions to be."

10.45am The news of Swann has overshadowed the debut for James Taylor. He's a very impressive player and he scored an excellent hundred against the West Indians for England Lions earlier this season.

South Africa are far more settled. Their only area of concern is the lack of runs for Petersen, Rudolph and Duminy. The latter two weren't needed at The Oval and, I suspect, will be happy not to see Swann. Petersen will be tested this morning against the new ball.

"Is Swanny's exclusion a horses for courses selection or is it a change caused by his troublesome elbow?" asks Stuart. He was fit to play so it's based on conditions.

10.40am Madhu, from our stats team, has this: "Teams batting first have won four and lost six of the ten matches played at Headingley since 2000. The first-innings scores in the last three Tests have been 203, 102 and 88."

10.30am Well, this is interesting. Word coming from the ground that Graeme Swann has been left out. Will confirm for you any moment.

England have won the toss and will bowl, confirmation that Swann has been left out and Steven Finn plays. First time since Headingley in 2003 (against South Africa) that England have not played a specialist spinner. That's a big call. It ends a run of 43 Tests for Swann. It might not be a decision on the scale of Darren Pattinson's selection in 2008, but odd things happen at Headingley.

"We took a look at the pitch and also the forecast for the second half of the match," Strauss said. "We don't expect spin to play a big part." Well, it certainly won't play a big role now for England.

1 Andrew Strauss, 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 James Taylor, 7 Matt Prior, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Anderson, Steven Finn.

South Africa, meanwhile, are unchanged as expected. All the issues are England's. Graeme Smith looked very relaxed, but focussed, at the toss and said he'd probably have batted had he won the toss.

1 Graeme Smith, 2 Alviro Petersen, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 AB de Villiers, 6 Jacques Rudolph, 7 JP Duminy, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Imran Tahir.

10.20am Not many clues from the warm-ups about who is playing for England but we'll know in a little over five minutes. Could be a tricky decision at the toss, too. Bat or bowl? It's wise to look up at Headingley and with a sunny morning I reckon either side will bat (which clearly means they won't).

10.00am The first bit of official news today is that James Taylor has been presented with his cap by Mike Atherton. A wonderful moment for any player. We'll know in half an hour whether he'll be fielding first or waiting his turn to bat. South Africa are expected to name an unchanged team.

9.50am Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are joining us from for the second Test between England and South Africa from Headingley. Just in case you've been on Mars for a week, a reminder that the visitors have a 1-0 lead in the series after one of the more crushing Test victories you could witness at The Oval. I'm Andrew McGlashan and along with Alan Gardner and Alex Winter will bring you all the action over the next five days. We apologise in advance for any Olympic references, but the spirit of the Games is infectious, even if Andrew Strauss had his mind on other things.

After Bradley Wiggins' gold rush, the focus turns to Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton in the velodrome. There's medals galore up for grabs and you can follow all the action with our colleagues at ESPN.co.uk.

There has been plenty to talk about in the lead-up to this Test, including Graeme Swann's honest assessment of England's 'public humiliation' at The Oval and the withdrawal of Ravi Bopara which means a Test debut for James Taylor.

In nine Tests this year England have now used five men at No. 6 - it's becoming a tricky position for then. The poll on the homepage is interesting, though. Out of four options for No. 6 - Bopara, Morgan, Taylor and Prior with five bowlers - it is Bopara who just leads the way with 27% but it's a very even split. It's not a huge sample size right now, 1700 people have voted, but it highlights there's no clear answer. The other issue for England, as Alan Gardner highlights in the preview, is which combination of bowlers to go for. There had been some suggestion it might be four quicks, but it's a sunny morning in Leeds so that appears unlikely.

Don't worry, I've not forgotten about South Africa. How could I after last week. What a performance that was: 637 for 2. Their biggest challenge is coming down off the massive high, but the gap between matches will have helped them. Graeme Smith has also made a dash home for the birth of his daughter, but insists his mind is back on the day job.

South Africa are one win away from both the series and the No. 1 ranking but it's a position they have been in before as Firdose Moonda examines. This time, though, something feels different.

0.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full and wide outside off, swings away and is left alone

0.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, makes him play, back of a length outside off stump, defended square on the off side

0.3

Anderson to Petersen, FOUR, squares him up on off stump, finds the edge and flies between third slip and gully down to third man

0.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full on the stumps, driven firmly to mid-on

0.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, this zips through outside off stump, good pace off the surface and it's still on the rise as Prior collects

0.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, pushed down the leg side, Petersen lifts his glove out of the line but again encouraging bounce

End of over 1 (4 runs) South Africa 4/0
AN Petersen    4* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0
GC Smith    0* (0b)     

"C'mon England - Wiggo has shown us the way - let's go for gold with some early wickets," says Ed Boyce. Just two slips and a gully for Broad with the new ball

1.1

Broad to Smith, 1 run, starts very straight, as the plan will have to be with this field, and Smith clips it away through the leg side to deep square

England need to be careful not to over-think the game here

1.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, on off stump, Petersen comes forward and defends to mid-off

Three slips in place for Petersen

1.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, chases a wide one outside off stump, really no need to be going for them so early as it swings away

1.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, outside off, less movement this time, left alone

1.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, shoulders arms to a ball outside off

"I know England fancy Smith as an LBW chance but I can't believe that they would win the toss, choose to bowl and field just 2 slips and a gully to Smith with the brand new ball," says John. "I'm put in mind of Chappelli's recent article on Strauss' captaincy."

1.6

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, gets a bit lucky here as he drives again and gets a thick inside edge past the stumps down to fine leg

End of over 2 (2 runs) South Africa 6/0
AN Petersen    5* (11b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-2-0
GC Smith    1* (1b)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0

2.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full but too wide outside off and it goes through to the keeper at shin height

2.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, back of a length, defended into the off side

2.3

Anderson to Petersen, 2 runs, full on middle and off, Petersen plays across his front pad which gets the slips interested and plays it in front of square

2.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, back outside off and left alone

2.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full and shaping away outside off, Petersen presses forward and leaves

There's a hush around the ground at the moment during these early exchanges

2.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, beaten by a good delivery which leaves him off the seam...like the one he edged in the first over ended up quite square on after playing

End of over 3 (2 runs) South Africa 8/0
AN Petersen    7* (17b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-0
GC Smith    1* (1b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-2-0

3.1

Broad to Smith, no run, full outside off, Smith gets across the crease and defended to the on side

3.2

Broad to Smith, 1 run, short of a length, Smith hops inside the line and deflects it down to fine leg

3.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, nice shape on this delivery as it leaves the right hander outside off but he doesn't need to play

3.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, left alone outside off

3.5

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, playing across the line again, takes this off the stumps with a closed face down to fine leg

3.6

Broad to Smith, no run, there's that big bottom hand from Smith, working a full delivery from around off stump to midwicket

End of over 4 (2 runs) South Africa 10/0
GC Smith    2* (4b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-4-0
AN Petersen    8* (20b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-0

4.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, squared up again, this one almost takes a leading edge as he tries to play through midwicket and the ball straightened on him

4.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full outside off and left alone

4.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, presses forward into a drive which is well stopped by Broad at mid-off with a one-handed dive

4.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, takes an inside edge into the pad as he comes forward to defend...Anderson has his first words of the match

4.5

Anderson to Petersen, 2 runs, on leg stump, neatly turned away fine and Trott - who is fielding quite square - makes good ground around the boundary to cut it off

4.6

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, comes into the batsman who works it out to deep square-leg

End of over 5 (3 runs) South Africa 13/0
AN Petersen    11* (26b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-9-0
GC Smith    2* (4b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-4-0

5.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, back of a length outside off and left alone

5.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, outside off, shapes away, left alone...have to make him play with the new ball

5.3

Broad to Petersen, FOUR, lovely shot, pitched fuller and Petersen responds with a pleasing cover drive and there is plenty of space in the off side

5.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, closer to off stump but good judgement and it's left alone

5.5

Broad to Petersen, FOUR, whipped away off the stumps in front of square and it's timed very nicely...Steven Finn can't get round to prevent the boundary despite a sprawling dive

5.6

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, poor line, on leg stump and worked down to Finn at long leg

Not a very threatening start from England. An early spell for Finn, perhaps?

End of over 6 (9 runs) South Africa 22/0
AN Petersen    20* (32b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-13-0
GC Smith    2* (4b)      JM Anderson    3-0-9-0

6.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, this one looked like the inswinger, started outside off and Petersen defends to the leg side

6.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, stays on the back foot and defends

"Haven't you guys noted it is the biggest first wicket partnership of the series," says Anton

6.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, outside off, threatens to move away and is left alone

With Swann left out the slip cordon has been re-jigged with Cook in there

6.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, back of a length, Petersen comfortably behind the line and defends

6.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, fuller on off stump, comes forward and the ball comes off a think outside edge as he defends

6.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, defended to the off side from the back foot...the first maiden of the day, but not much to worry the batsmen

End of over 7 (maiden) South Africa 22/0
AN Petersen    20* (38b 3x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-9-0
GC Smith    2* (4b)      SCJ Broad    3-0-13-0

7.1

Broad to Smith, no run, down the leg side, clips the pad through to Prior although the slips make half an appeal

7.2

Broad to Smith, no run, outside off, Smith right across his stumps and defends to midwicket

7.3

Broad to Smith, no run, very similar ball and similar shot as midwicket comes into action

Still the two slips and a gully, strong leg-side field

7.4

Broad to Smith, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended to the leg side

7.5

Broad to Smith, 1 run, banged in short, first attempt at bouncer, comes gently off the surface and Smith pulls past square leg to the man in the deep

7.6

Broad to Petersen, FOUR, wrong line, on leg stump, gifted easy runs as he clips it effortlessly through square leg

End of over 8 (5 runs) South Africa 27/0
AN Petersen    24* (39b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-18-0
GC Smith    3* (9b)      JM Anderson    4-1-9-0

8.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, full on off stump, Smith confidently forward and defended with bat and pad together

8.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, ooh, this one jumps at Smith from a good length and he defends awkwardly taking his bottom hand off the bat as he gets struck on the glove

8.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, full on middle and off, Smith defends to the on side

8.4

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, comes forward and takes an inside edge to fine leg who is fairly square so can't stop the second

8.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, full on off stump, Smith forcing himself to get forward as he defends

8.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, whipped away from about off stump, backward of square on the leg side, and Ian Bell makes an excellent stop

End of over 9 (2 runs) South Africa 29/0
GC Smith    5* (15b)      JM Anderson    5-1-11-0
AN Petersen    24* (39b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-18-0

First change of bowling and her comes Steven Finn

9.1

Finn to Petersen, no run, starts full outside off and left alone by Petersen

9.2

Finn to Petersen, no run, movement off the seam, nips back into Petersen and takes him at the top of the pad

9.3

Finn to Petersen, no run, he whacks the stumps for the first time today, but still delivers on a good line and Petersen defends to the covers

9.4

Finn to Petersen, no run, back of a length, Petersen defends down by his feet

Short leg comes into place

9.5

Finn to Petersen, no run, pushed towards leg stump, takes the pad past Bell under the helmet

9.6

Finn to Petersen, 1 run, takes the bottom hand off the bat as he works this behind square on the leg side...Finn knees the stumps again

End of over 10 (1 run) South Africa 30/0
AN Petersen    25* (45b 4x4)      ST Finn    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    5* (15b)      JM Anderson    5-1-11-0

10.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, width offered but Petersen misses out as he cuts straight Taylor at point

10.2

Anderson to Petersen, FOUR, takes the edge but flies wide of third slip...this one was catchable if someone had been there

10.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full outside off and left alone

You can't have fielders everywhere, but with a new ball and an all-pace attack if there was ever a time for four slips this is it

10.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, now he misses a booming drive at a full ball outside off...hands on heads for England's fielders

Anderson gave Petersen a clap after that

10.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, dropped, oh dear England, this is so poor. Anderson finds the edge again and Cook spills a regulation chance at second slip. Anderson is furious

It's too early to say the wheels are coming off, but that is a deflating moment for the home side.

10.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 11 (4 runs) South Africa 34/0
AN Petersen    29* (51b 5x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-15-0
GC Smith    5* (15b)      ST Finn    1-0-1-0

11.1

Finn to Smith, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump and angled away to fine leg

When Cook previous fielded at slip he had an iffy record...held some sharp catches, but also dropped his fair share

11.2

Finn to Petersen, 3 runs, short outside off stump, sits up comfortably and Petersen pulls through midwicket without quite timing it

11.3

Finn to Smith, no run, down the leg side and Smith can't make contact

Oh boy, we could have some controversy here. Smith has edged Finn to Strauss at first slip but Steve Davis has called dead ball because Finn struck the non-striker's stumps. Smith did not look distracted. He just edged it. The slips did not show much emotion, so they heard the dead-ball call early.

11.4

Finn to Smith, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended to the leg side

11.5

Finn to Smith, no run, defended to the leg side

The curious point here is why Davis chose that delivery to call 'dead ball'...it is the third time Finn has done it today

11.6

Finn to Smith, no run, down the leg side, flies through to Prior but away from bat and gloves

Well, an over full of incident

End of over 12 (4 runs) South Africa 38/0
GC Smith    6* (20b)      ST Finn    2-0-5-0
AN Petersen    32* (52b 5x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-15-0

Back to Anderson v Petersen

12.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone

12.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, defended to the off side

"That is a disgraceful call by the umpire," says John from Australia. "I think Finn should try to stop hitting the stumps but this is the very first time that it has been called a dead ball. If it was off-putting to the batsman this time then why has noone said anything about it on any other occasion during this game or any other? Would it have been a dead ball if the batsman had not been caught? Where's the consistency?"

12.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full outside off and left alone

12.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, outside off, hint of movement, but again left alone

Spike says: "I believe the umpire had spoken to him about this during the other two instances, and the umpire had already made up his mind that the next time this happens it would be a dead ball."

12.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, makes him play, comes forward outside off and defends to the off side...delivered from wider on the crease

12.6

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, short of a length, Petersen onto the back foot and pushes into the gap at cover to keep the strike

End of over 13 (1 run) South Africa 39/0
AN Petersen    33* (58b 5x4)      JM Anderson    7-1-16-0
GC Smith    6* (20b)      ST Finn    2-0-5-0

13.1

Finn to Petersen, no run, big appeal as this jags back, takes the top of the pads, and flies through to Prior...England think there's an inside edge, but it's not convincing

Lawrence: "@John I guess it's a chicken or egg situation - if the ball was called dead before the batsmen hit it, it could always be argued he had a swipe as a matter of course rather than actually playing for something. Consistency has been lacking though, admittedly. Why a dead-ball now but not before?"

13.2

Finn to Petersen, 2 runs, worked away from off stump to long leg

13.3

Finn to Petersen, no run, short and dragged wide outside off, an easy leave for Petersen

"If Smith would of hit that for 4 would the umpire have called a dead ball?" asks Karl

13.4

Finn to Petersen, no run, left alone

13.5

Finn to Petersen, no run, full outside off, comes forward and driven to mid-off

"It should always be called dead-ball," says Graham. "Finn should try hitting the right stumps."

13.6

Finn to Petersen, no run, defended to the leg side...decent over but no breakthrough for England

And that's drinks on the first morning. Already plenty to talk about and I'll hand over to Alan Gardner for the second part of the session.

End of over 14 (2 runs) South Africa 41/0
AN Petersen    35* (64b 5x4)      ST Finn    3-0-7-0
GC Smith    6* (20b)      JM Anderson    7-1-16-0

Hello everyone. It's 12 noon (in Leeds) and all is not well (with England). South Africa are probably doing all right, on balance.

Here's Glenn: "The umpires call came before the catch was taken at slip, so the fact that Smith's edge was caught did not influence the decision to call the dead ball. As has been said already, I think the umpire had already decided the next one would be called a dead ball."

Anderson into his eighth over now ...

14.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, length ball on leg stump, chopped square with a closed face

14.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, pitched up on middle and off, hint of inswing, clipped to the square leg fielder again

14.3

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, touch shorter and dabbed for a single in front of point - still just ones and twos for Smith

14.4

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, length delivery, pushed into the covers

14.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, back of a length and the ball hits Smith on the hip as he tries to glance

"As an England fan, I thought it was only a matter of time before an umpire did something about Finn hitting the stumps with his leg," says Gav. "I think this is something Finn must sort out as I had always feared it could cost England a wicket."

14.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, beauty from Anderson, drawing Smith into a false shot as the ball zangs past his outside edge

Agnew thinks the wrong man has been fingered for the crime: "Cook is the one who is most relieved coz nobody is discussing his poor catching!"

End of over 15 (2 runs) South Africa 43/0
GC Smith    7* (25b)      JM Anderson    8-1-18-0
AN Petersen    36* (65b 5x4)      ST Finn    3-0-7-0

full and angling towards leg, Petersen is hit on the pad ... but the appeals are cut off as Davis has again called dead ball. Finn stumped himself again. This could be a long session ...

15.1

Finn to Petersen, 1 run, touch short, on the stumps, flicked fine for a single on the leg side

15.2

Finn to Smith, 1 run, banged in short, Smith rides it and nudges into a gap at cover

Now Petersen holds up his hand, with someone moving behind the bowler's arm

15.3

Finn to Petersen, 2 runs, back of a length but not quite there to pull and Petersen miscues in the air in front of square leg - but it lands safe

15.4

Finn to Petersen, no run, length ball in the corridor outside off, no stroke

15.5

Finn to Petersen, no run, defended in line with off stump

15.6

Finn to Petersen, no run, short and around off, Petersen misses and wears it on the thigh

Just to clarify, as soon as the ball was called dead, it was no longer in play - so edge, four, wicket, whatever, it didn't matter.

Oh, and more good news for South Africa - they've just won a gold in the rowing, beating Great Britain into second ...

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 47/0
AN Petersen    39* (70b 5x4)      ST Finn    4-0-11-0
GC Smith    8* (26b)      JM Anderson    8-1-18-0

Time for a spell from Tim Bresnan - first time on his home patch

16.1

Bresnan to Smith, no run, short and at the body to begin with, Smith works it to leg

16.2

Bresnan to Smith, no run, short of a length and tucked towards square leg

16.3

Bresnan to Smith, no run, pushed through outside off stump this time, big leave

"Have we moved on from Trotts fault to Cooks fault now?" arfs Brad, referencing our own Two Chucks

16.4

Bresnan to Smith, no run, defended against a back-of-a-length ball outside off

16.5

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, length ball sliding down the leg side, clipped behind square

16.6

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, length and angled in towards the top of off, straightening a touch, defended

"I wonder whether the umpires warned England beforehand that they were going to enforce the laws considering the dead ball this game?" says Darren Cook. "Not great if they didn't because it hasn't enforced for many many Tests that Finn has played!"

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 48/0
AN Petersen    39* (71b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    9* (31b)      ST Finn    4-0-11-0

17.1

Finn to Smith, 1 run, length ball angled across, dabbed into the covers again for a quick single

17.2

Finn to Petersen, no run, good length, on off stump, blocked into the leg side

17.3

Finn to Petersen, 1 run, drifts on to the pads, fiddled to long leg - fifty up for South Africa

17.4

Finn to Smith, no run, touch short and defended on the back foot

"I think it is a good call by the umpires, because it is so ridiculous that he does it anyway. As long as it was handled in the spirit of the game (with warnings to both the bowler and the captain of his intention), good on the umpire." I have to agree, PDTM. It's in the laws and Finn needs to cut it out - even if the timing of his first "dead balling" was unfortunate

17.5

Finn to Smith, no run, lets this one go through outside off

17.6

Finn to Smith, no run, another short ball, this time down the leg side and Smith hops out of the way

This from James: "Old proverb: Too many Cooks spoil the slip catching."

End of over 18 (2 runs) South Africa 50/0
GC Smith    10* (35b)      ST Finn    5-0-13-0
AN Petersen    40* (73b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-1-0

18.1

Bresnan to Petersen, 2 runs, good ball, good batting, as Bresnan's draws an edge with one that rears off the pitch, only for Petersen to keep it down by taking his bottom hand off the bat, the ball scuttling past second slip

18.2

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, pitched up and steered towards point

18.3

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, fuller and punched back down the track

18.4

Bresnan to Petersen, FOUR, short and this time Petersen pulls authoritatively through midwicket for a sweetly struck four

18.5

Bresnan to Petersen, FOUR, and again, not quite as clean a connection but pulled meatily in front of midwicket for a four that takes Petersen to his half-century

18.6

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, "oohs" and "aahs" as Petersen is beaten outside off

Not been a chanceless knock from Petersen but it should give him confidence after a lean spell

End of over 19 (10 runs) South Africa 60/0
AN Petersen    50* (79b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-11-0
GC Smith    10* (35b)      ST Finn    5-0-13-0

19.1

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, pitched up outside off and tipped through cover for a couple

19.2

Finn to Smith, no run, length ball outside off and no stroke

Smith pulls four in front of midwicket ... but it won't count, as Finn had disturbed the bails again. Call it even?

19.3

Finn to Smith, no run, this time Finn gets it right and the ball sails through outside off

Simon Macklin is looking on the bright side: "I can`t recall Finn being 'dead-balled' in international cricket and he must have bowled at least 20 deliveries when he hit the (wrong) stumps. But it could be far worse, just imagine it had been out and then Amla comes in! (Shudder)"

19.4

Finn to Smith, no run, Smith leaves another length ball pushed through outside off

19.5

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, straighter line, on the body and nudged through the infield on the leg side

19.6

Finn to Smith, 3 runs, full and on the stumps, again clipped through the on side

"When do you think the English bowlers will start to get the 'oh hell, here we go again' feeling ..." I should think they're well on their way, Dewald

End of over 20 (7 runs) South Africa 67/0
GC Smith    17* (41b)      ST Finn    6-0-20-0
AN Petersen    50* (79b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-11-0

20.1

Bresnan to Smith, FOUR, pitched up outside off, Smith leans into a cover drive that has enough on it to make the fence - that's his first boundary of the day

20.2

Bresnan to Smith, no run, better length, around the line of off, played back to the bowler

20.3

Bresnan to Smith, no run, shorter, on the stumps, Smith tucks the ball down and past his leg stump - England hoping for another played-on there

20.4

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, slightly full, angled across and enticing Smith to drive, he gets an inside edge which flies past his leg stump ... Bresnan almost sneaks one through again

20.5

Bresnan to Petersen, 2 runs, too straight and flicked fine on the leg side for a couple

20.6

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, length ball in the corridor and left alone

"Hey, I remember seeing Shaun Pollock hit the nonstriker's stumps regularly while bowling, but never was he dead-balled once.. Why all this now with Finn?" wonders Vinod Charan Dass. I think the difference is that Smith mentioned it to the umpire as a distraction in the this case

End of over 21 (7 runs) South Africa 74/0
AN Petersen    52* (81b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-18-0
GC Smith    22* (45b 1x4)      ST Finn    6-0-20-0

Broad comes back into the attack

21.1

Broad to Smith, no run, short and down the leg side, Smith leaves

21.2

Broad to Smith, no run, pitched up and hitting the batsman on the pad, swinging down past leg after landing almost in line

21.3

Broad to Smith, no run, on the pads and clipped to the square leg fielder this time

21.4

Broad to Smith, 1 run, length ball, on leg stump, glanced to long leg for a single

21.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, full, wide and swinging away, no chance of Petersen hitting that - so he doesn't bother trying

21.6

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, length ball, pushed towards cover

End of over 22 (2 runs) South Africa 76/0
AN Petersen    53* (83b 7x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-20-0
GC Smith    23* (49b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-18-0

22.1

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, good line from Bresnan, tight to off and lifting, straightening past the shoulder of Petersen's bat

22.2

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, fuller and on off, punched to mid-on

22.3

Bresnan to Petersen, 2 runs, pitched up outside off, too full this time and driven square for a couple

22.4

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, full and straight, encouraging the drive, Petersen punches to mid-on

22.5

Bresnan to Petersen, 2 runs, sliding towards leg stump and clipped neatly through square

22.6

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, line and length in the corridor, no stroke

"First of all, England and Broad should get out of 'we'll get Smith out LBW'," suggest Prasad, getting back to the cricket. "Stop bowling straight to him, he's looking very comfortable, good form certainly helps! Eng are playing right into hands of Proteas here!"

End of over 23 (4 runs) South Africa 80/0
AN Petersen    57* (89b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-22-0
GC Smith    23* (49b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-20-0

23.1

Broad to Smith, no run, Broad isn't listening to Prasad, leg-stump line and Smith is hit on the pad trying to work through square

23.2

Broad to Smith, no run, maybe it's a set up? This time Broad goes full and wide of off, Smith presses forward and the ball whistles past the edge

23.3

Broad to Smith, no run, length and on the line of off, defended

23.4

Broad to Smith, no run, on the stumps, Smith nearly topples over as he brings his bat down ... but doesn't

23.5

Broad to Smith, no run, length, defended outside off stump

23.6

Broad to Smith, no run, full and outside off, driven to mid-on - maiden, only the second of the morning

"Earlier you said the first-innings scores in the last three Tests have been 203, 102 and 88. Chance here that these two will beat all three on their own... " They've needed a bit of luck to get this far, Hadleigh. But given England's recent impotence, you wouldn't bet against it

End of over 24 (maiden) South Africa 80/0
GC Smith    23* (55b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-1-20-0
AN Petersen    57* (89b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-22-0

24.1

Bresnan to Petersen, 2 runs, worked through the leg side again from in front of the stumps

24.2

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, full and outside off, Petersen gets his bat down on it

24.3

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, length ball in the corridor, hops back and leaves

24.4

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, another length ball, no stroke as Petersen stays back

24.5

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, well wide of off this time and Petersen will not be fishing at those

24.6

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, pitched up, outside off stump, chopped into the leg side

Well, they say Headingley can be a capricious ground ... and to England's chagrin, Yorkshire is proving itself to be another country again today

End of over 25 (2 runs) South Africa 82/0
AN Petersen    59* (95b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-24-0
GC Smith    23* (55b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-1-20-0

25.1

Broad to Smith, 1 run, full and swinging back towards leg stump, nurdled away square for one

Yes, as several of you have pointed out, Petersen has reached 1000 runs in Tests. Good lad

25.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, on the stumps, defended

25.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, pitched up outside off and driven to mid-off

25.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, good line and length, leaving Petersen a touch and he drops his bat out of the way

"It just doesnt feel like an England Test match without Swann's mandatory over before the lunch break..." James is missing England's joker. They don't look like they've packed a trump card today

25.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball, pushed into the off side

25.6

Broad to Petersen, 1 bye, Petersen leaves one outside off, which swings a mile once past the wicket, beating Matt Prior's dive and sliding away for a bye

End of over 26 (2 runs) South Africa 84/0
AN Petersen    59* (100b 7x4)      SCJ Broad    7-1-21-0
GC Smith    24* (56b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-24-0

26.1

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, length ball outside off, no stroke

26.2

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, tighter line and this one squares up Petersen, the ball gliding past the edge of the bat

26.3

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, length, outside of, forward defensive

26.4

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, line and length, Petersen happy to make like a tree

26.5

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, defended on the back foot in front of off

Petersen about to face his 106th ball of the morning, compared to Smith's 56

26.6

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, and it's another solid forward defensive outside off - that will be lunch. Plenty to chew on for England

1pm: So, after winning the toss and packing the side with pace, England have made exactly zero breakthroughs. They've now taken two wickets in 216 overs of bowling at South Africa. Discussion will focus on Cook's drop and Finn's timber tantrum - but it's been another steely display from the tourists. The one thing they were missing before this Test was runs for Alviro Petersen. Now they've got them. Join Alex Winter in 40 minutes to see how many more he can add ...

End of over 27 (maiden) South Africa 84/0
AN Petersen    59* (106b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-24-0
GC Smith    24* (56b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    7-1-21-0

More dominance from South Africa it would seem, is the tide in world cricket turning to a new corner of the planet again...premature comment? England need much improvement to prove it so...Steven Finn to open up the afternoon's session and Graeme Smith on strike...

Hello everyone! How are we all doing? Alex Winter here fresh from Horse Guards Parade having watched some beach volleyball this morning. Wonderful venue.

27.1

Finn to Smith, no run, full and wide, left alone

27.2

Finn to Smith, no run, wider of the off stump and left alone

Finn knocks over the bails, dead ball called, it was driven for four but of course it won't count

27.3

Finn to Smith, no run, wide and left again

27.4

Finn to Smith, no run, wider still and left once more

27.5

Finn to Smith, no run, a touch short and this time played at, angled towards cover

27.6

Finn to Smith, no run, too wide again to draw a stroke

End of over 28 (maiden) South Africa 84/0
GC Smith    24* (62b 1x4)      ST Finn    7-1-20-0
AN Petersen    59* (106b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-24-0

Here is the definitive word on dead balls in this case....James Anderson from the Football Stand end...

28.1

Anderson to Petersen, FOUR, oh dear, full toss on leg stump and clipped through square leg

28.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, just outside off and left alone

28.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, fuller now and driven to cover

28.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, better line, comes forward just outside off and blocked back to the bowler

28.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, left again outside off

28.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, wide of off stump, left again

End of over 29 (4 runs) South Africa 88/0
AN Petersen    63* (112b 8x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-22-0
GC Smith    24* (62b 1x4)      ST Finn    7-1-20-0

Smith's dart back to Africa doesn't seem to be affecting him...

29.1

Finn to Smith, no run, short and a touch wide, on the back foot, cut into cover

29.2

Finn to Smith, no run, similar length, blocked this time

29.3

Finn to Smith, no run, fuller, again Smith goes back and blocks

29.4

Finn to Smith, no run, fuller still and left well just outside off

29.5

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, pulled off back of a length, not timed but away from the midwicket fielder out to deep square

29.6

Finn to Smith, no run, good line once more, blocked around the off stump

End of over 30 (2 runs) South Africa 90/0
GC Smith    26* (68b 1x4)      ST Finn    8-1-22-0
AN Petersen    63* (112b 8x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-22-0

Beautiful weather at Headingley, certainly not the frozen north today...

30.1

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, back of a length and worked down to long leg

30.2

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, forward and pressed through point

30.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, forward and just blocking this time outside off

30.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, little hint of movement into the batsman, around middle and off, worked to midwicket

30.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, forward and blocked just outside off

30.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, full and driven, dug out really, down to mid off

End of over 31 (3 runs) South Africa 93/0
GC Smith    28* (73b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-1-25-0
AN Petersen    64* (113b 8x4)      ST Finn    8-1-22-0

Petersen must be delighted having struggled for runs all summer, aside the one century for Essex against Glamorgan...

31.1

Finn to Petersen, no run, length down the leg side, comes off Petersen's arm and Prior saves well going to his left

31.2

Finn to Petersen, 1 run, turned down to long leg

Even in this little session so far, there has been too much of that for Petersen, easy leg side runs...

31.3

Finn to Smith, FOUR, just fuller of a length outside off and Smith lays into it and cracks it past cover for four, great shot, really great shot

31.4

Finn to Smith, FOUR, but this is short and wide and cracked for four more

31.5

Finn to Smith, no run, around the wicket now, back of a length and pushed to point

31.6

Finn to Smith, 1 run, too straight now and worked down to long leg

End of over 32 (10 runs) South Africa 103/0
GC Smith    37* (77b 3x4)      ST Finn    9-1-32-0
AN Petersen    65* (115b 8x4)      JM Anderson    10-1-25-0

32.1

Anderson to Smith, 3 runs, again smith driving off a length outside off, gets it past point again but James Taylor can this time haul in the ball from the rope

32.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, blocked now just outside off stump

32.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, worked into midwicket

32.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full and left alone just outside off stump, better but it's not being send down consistently enough

32.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, pushed into the covers from just outside off

32.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, better length and bringing Petersen forward, plays to square leg off an inside edge

End of over 33 (3 runs) South Africa 106/0
AN Petersen    65* (120b 8x4)      JM Anderson    11-1-28-0
GC Smith    40* (78b 3x4)      ST Finn    9-1-32-0

Finn staying around the wicket now...

33.1

Finn to Smith, no run, bowls to middle and off, blocked on the crease

33.2

Finn to Smith, no run, turned to midwicket on the back foot

33.3

Finn to Smith, no run, just outside off, Smith diverts it to point from the crease

33.4

Finn to Smith, 1 run, full and pushed wide enough to mid off for a single

33.5

Finn to Petersen, no run, Petersen back and it takes the outer half of the bat and runs towards gully

33.6

Finn to Petersen, no run, fuller and blocked to cover

End of over 34 (1 run) South Africa 107/0
AN Petersen    65* (122b 8x4)      ST Finn    10-1-33-0
GC Smith    41* (82b 3x4)      JM Anderson    11-1-28-0

34.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, played back to Anderson from just outside off

34.2

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, worked wide of the leg gully so they take two more into the leg side, again England a little too straight

34.3

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, too straight once more, worked down to long leg

34.4

Anderson to Petersen, 1 leg bye, once more runs into the leg side, to long leg

34.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, a dive in front of leg gully, wasn't a chance, flicked to leg again, I suppose there is now scope to bowl a little straight with this field but Smith is so comfortable there

34.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, shown by this ball that he clips through midwicket

End of over 35 (5 runs) South Africa 112/0
GC Smith    45* (87b 3x4)      JM Anderson    12-1-32-0
AN Petersen    65* (123b 8x4)      ST Finn    10-1-33-0

35.1

Finn to Smith, FOUR, short and cut down to third man, got nicely on top of it

35.2

Finn to Smith, no run, back and across, blocked to leg

35.3

Finn to Smith, no run, sharp bumper that hurries through and Smith ducks very awkwardly, the crowd liked it

35.4

Finn to Smith, 1 run, it was short again and pulled to square leg in the deep

Another 50 for Smith, went to lunch on 24, so more than double his score in the 40 minutes since the break, been busy...

35.5

Finn to Petersen, no run, back foot drive to point

35.6

Finn to Petersen, 1 run, taken from middle and leg to square leg

End of over 36 (6 runs) South Africa 118/0
AN Petersen    66* (125b 8x4)      ST Finn    11-1-39-0
GC Smith    50* (91b 4x4)      JM Anderson    12-1-32-0

Like 2003 this with runs after runs for Smith...

36.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full and pressed to mid on

36.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full and leg side

36.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full outside off now and driven back to the bowler, blocked with the right boot

36.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, tucked to midwicket on the front foot

36.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full just outside off, played to mid off

36.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full just outside off, blocked this time because it was a touch shorter

End of over 37 (maiden) South Africa 118/0
AN Petersen    66* (131b 8x4)      JM Anderson    13-2-32-0
GC Smith    50* (91b 4x4)      ST Finn    11-1-39-0

10 hours now since England took a wicket in this series...can Tim Bresnan change that...

37.1

Bresnan to Smith, 2 runs, full and Smith comes hard at it and pushes through cover

37.2

Bresnan to Smith, OUT, yes Bresnan can! Flicked to backward square leg! Terrible error from Smith, a full leg stump ball and he's tucked it straight to the fielder, a disaster for Smith and finally England break through after 10 hours and 3 minutes in this series. You have to say it's a wicket largely undeserved from the way England have bowled since lunch

GC Smith c Bell b Bresnan 52 (170m 93b 4x4 0x6) SR: 55.91

And now Hashim Amla, any chance England can grab a cheap one to get themselves going...it's clouded over now too...

37.3

Bresnan to Amla, no run, starts with a bumper that Amla ducks easily

37.4

Bresnan to Amla, no run, short again outside off, blocked again

37.5

Bresnan to Amla, 1 run, fuller now and calmly played through midwicket

37.6

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, back of a length, Petersen back and blocked

End of over 38 (3 runs) South Africa 121/1
AN Petersen    66* (132b 8x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-27-1
HM Amla    1* (3b)      JM Anderson    13-2-32-0

Another change now and Stuart Broad is introduced for the first time this afternoon...got a new man to bowl at...

38.1

Broad to Amla, no run, full and left alone outside off

38.2

Broad to Amla, no run, full just outside off, mistimed to mid off

38.3

Broad to Amla, FOUR, this jags back and takes an inside edge, but it's just out of the reach of a diving Prior, a moment for England

38.4

Broad to Amla, FOUR, full outside off and timed through cover, beautiful, eased away, brave shot seven balls in but such a confident stroke

38.5

Broad to Amla, no run, left alone outside off stump now

38.6

Broad to Amla, no run, turned to midwicket from a good length

End of over 39 (8 runs) South Africa 129/1
HM Amla    9* (9b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    8-1-29-0
AN Petersen    66* (132b 8x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-27-1

Just a hint of a little something happening with the ball, maybe the cloud cover is changing things? Doesn't seem to matter to Amla though...

39.1

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, not all that short but pulled with a swivel to square leg

39.2

Bresnan to Amla, no run, short and wide, flashed at, it doesn't carry through to Prior, there was a noise, Strauss was excited

39.3

Bresnan to Amla, no run, angled in to Amla who keeps it out on the crease

39.4

Bresnan to Amla, no run, marginally outside off on a length and left alone

39.5

Bresnan to Amla, no run, full and Amla plays carefully from the crease, kept out to point

39.6

Bresnan to Amla, no run, blocked on the off stump from a length

Drinks time with England feeling much better with a wicket and some interest with the ball. Monty's back with you...

End of over 40 (1 run) South Africa 130/1
HM Amla    9* (14b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    8-1-28-1
AN Petersen    67* (133b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    8-1-29-0

Hello again. I see England have taken a wicket? You'll be telling me that Hashim Amla has started playing false shots next!

40.1

Broad to Petersen, 2 runs, OUT, never mind false shots, he's run himself out! Petersen punched Broad through the covers - a misfield had left the bowler fuming - but as the opener trotted back for a comfortable third, Amla hesitated, realised he had to go and was run out by the throw from the boundary!

HM Amla run out 9 (17m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

A disaster for South Africa - but perhaps that was the only way England were ever going to dislodge Amla. Tactical misfield?

Kallis (remember him?) the new man in

40.2

Broad to Kallis, FOUR, overpitched on leg stump and punched firmly between midwicket and mid-on for a boundary to get off the mark

40.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, back of a length and straightening, squares Kallis up and shoots past the outside edge - so feisty that Prior drops it

40.4

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, slides across towards leg stump and flicked behind square

40.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball outside off and left alone

40.6

Broad to Petersen, no run, defended outside off stump

Actually, the replays show Petersen momentarily checked too, causing Amla's doubt. There was an easy three but clearly the communication was lacking

End of over 41 (7 runs) South Africa 137/2
AN Petersen    69* (136b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    9-1-36-0
JH Kallis    5* (3b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    8-1-28-1

41.1

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, defended outside off stump

"England gave Amla so many runs he felt it only fitting to give them a wicket," cheers Dale Attree

41.2

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, pushed through on a good length outside off, no stroke

41.3

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, length ball outside off, pushed into the covers

Finn, who's off the field, apparently has stomach cramps

41.4

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, pushed back to Bresnan off a good length, the bowler fields, half motions to throw and Kallis jerks out of the way

41.5

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, beaten, lovely line from Bresnan, sounded like he might have grazed the edge ... but no

41.6

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, length ball defended towards point

And Finn returns to the field. He looked all right when the cameras caught him sitting on the England balcony

End of over 42 (maiden) South Africa 137/2
JH Kallis    5* (9b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    9-2-28-1
AN Petersen    69* (136b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    9-1-36-0

42.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball outside off, gets forward in defence

42.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, touch shorter and Petersen shuffles across and defends on the back foot

42.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, lets this one through outside off

42.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, slightly full of a length, driven to mid-on

42.5

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, short and swivel-pulled through square leg to the deep fielder

"I cannot see who's fault this is; has Alviro ran out Amla? If so, damn you, Alviro, damn you, you better make a 100." Only a hundred, Kurt? Surely he's owes at least a triple now?

42.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, Kallis lets this one go through outside off

End of over 43 (1 run) South Africa 138/2
JH Kallis    5* (10b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    10-1-37-0
AN Petersen    70* (141b 8x4)      TT Bresnan    9-2-28-1

England, not for the first time in this series, have asked for the ball to be changed ... and it looks like they're going to get their way. Though the old one seemed to be zinging about reasonably favourably

43.1

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, it'll not do much there, new or otherwise, snaking down the leg side as Petersen misses

43.2

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, on the stumps, worked into the on side

43.3

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, length ball outside off and Kallis leaves

43.4

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, another tempter, pushed through on a good length, no stroke

43.5

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, full and driven back sweetly ... but Bresnan gets a hand on it

43.6

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, bumper, well-directed and Kallis ducks under it

This new (replacement) ball is talking about as much as your average Yorkshireman, on the evidence of that over

End of over 44 (1 run) South Africa 139/2
JH Kallis    5* (14b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    10-2-29-1
AN Petersen    71* (143b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    10-1-37-0

44.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball in the corridor, Petersen gets forward in defence

44.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, touch shorter, defended on the back foot in front of off

44.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, slings a wild bouncer down the leg side, Petersen would have needed a broom to hit that

44.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, pitched up just outside off and blocked into the on side

44.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, defended playing back outside the line of off

44.6

Broad to Petersen, no run, bouncer, dug in short and steepling over Petersen as he wafts a hook shot at it. Broad is keen - but when isn't he? Rod Tucker shakes his head

End of over 45 (maiden) South Africa 139/2
AN Petersen    71* (149b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    11-2-37-0
JH Kallis    5* (14b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    10-2-29-1

45.1

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, good length, just outside the line of off, blocked

45.2

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, length ball outside off stump, punched to mid-off

45.3

Bresnan to Kallis, FOUR, length and angled in, Kallis steps across and pings a gorgeous straight drive back down the ground for four

45.4

Bresnan to Kallis, FOUR, another terrific shot from Kallis, whipping his bottom hand through a full, straight delivery to send the ball haring through midwicket

And just when I was about to say England have tightened things up ...

45.5

Bresnan to Kallis, no run, good length, coming back in a fraction, half-driven into the off side

45.6

Bresnan to Kallis, FOUR, banged in short and this time Kallis is less convincing in getting the ball to the boundary, top-edging a hook fine to the rope on the bounce

Here's Tony (who I presume it rooting for England: "So THATS what it feels like to take 2 wickets in a day!!!"

End of over 46 (12 runs) South Africa 151/2
JH Kallis    17* (20b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    11-2-41-1
AN Petersen    71* (149b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    11-2-37-0

46.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, pitched up outside off and punched on the front foot to mid-off

46.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, defended on the back foot towards point

46.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, good length, leaving Petersen who prods indeterminately, the ball ducking past the outside edge

This pitch has suddenly come over all funny. Few clouds about now

46.4

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, straighter line, touch short and worked round the corner off the back foot

46.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, good length ball in the corridor, tapped to cover

46.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, length ball, no movement this time, Kallis lets it through outside off

Davinder is getting worried: "This the problem, after every excellent performance we want same in the next match or better than that but forgets that the losing team is always better prepared. It will not be a surprise if England take this Test. Exp SA vs Aus 2011, India vs SA 2010, SA vs India 2010-11. Cheers England SA is always involved."

End of over 47 (1 run) South Africa 152/2
JH Kallis    17* (22b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    12-2-38-0
AN Petersen    72* (153b 8x4)      TT Bresnan    11-2-41-1

Anderson returns from the Kirkstall Lane End

47.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, Petersen plays outside the line and is hit on his front pad ... but he had got far enough across and that wasn't good enough to hit off

47.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, authentic defensive shot this time

47.3

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, straighter line, worked from outside off through square leg with a closed face

47.4

Anderson to Kallis, 2 runs, short of a length and wide, steered with an angled blade through the gully region for a couple

47.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, pushed through on a good length outside off, no stroke

47.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, bit of width, Kallis tries to cut and gets a bottom edge into the ground, the ball bobbling to the slips

End of over 48 (3 runs) South Africa 155/2
JH Kallis    19* (25b 4x4)      JM Anderson    14-2-35-0
AN Petersen    73* (156b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    12-2-38-0

48.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, short and slides down the leg side

48.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, another bumper, Petersen isn't interested in that

48.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, defended from deep in the crease

48.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, pitched up outside off and pushed to mid-off on the front foot

48.5

Broad to Petersen, 2 runs, full and on off stump, clipped through square leg playing around the front pad

48.6

Broad to Petersen, no run, slightly back of a length, defended outside off

End of over 49 (2 runs) South Africa 157/2
AN Petersen    75* (162b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    13-2-40-0
JH Kallis    19* (25b 4x4)      JM Anderson    14-2-35-0

49.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, full and wide of the stumps, no shot offered from Kallis

49.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, shorter length, width again and Kallis slaps a cut shot at point, where Bell sprawls to cut it out

49.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, good length ball outside the line of off, Kallis ushers it through

49.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, tighter line, defended on the walk in front of off

Here's Tony: "Davinder, I wouldnt say 155-2 is too much to worry about. We could probably declare now and still win by 18 wickets. I suspect SA will continue though hoping that AB gets to bat sometime tomorrow." Don't speak too soon, Tony ...

49.5

Anderson to Kallis, OUT, slashed, edged and Cook has clung on to a blinder! Kallis has largely eschewed playing at balls outside off, this one wasn't quite roomy enough to cut and a top edge squirted low to second slip, where Cook, plunging to his right, managed to cushion the ball into his grasp millimetres above the ground

JH Kallis c Cook b Anderson 19 (38m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 63.33

First bat of the series for AB de Villers. He's only been waiting 250 overs ...

49.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off, shaping away and de Villiers shoulders arms

It's nipping about now, the crowd getting excited. Not sure if that's cricket or ale related ...

End of over 50 (wicket maiden) South Africa 157/3
AB de Villiers    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    15-3-35-1
AN Petersen    75* (162b 8x4)      SCJ Broad    13-2-40-0
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South Africa won by 51 runs
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Match drawn
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Aug 6, 2012

England reached 130 for 4 in their chase of 253 before both sides shook on a draw, England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, August 6, 2012

England reached 130 for 4 in their chase of 253 before both sides shook on a draw

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JP Duminy dismissed Andrew Strauss caught and bowled, England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, August 6, 2012

JP Duminy dismissed Andrew Strauss caught and bowled

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