Basil D'Oliveira Trophy - 3rd Test

England v South Africa

South Africa won by 51 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Nevermind Farah, the teams are out and James Anderson will open the bowling to Graeme Smith

10.57am: Right, Blake has rung the bell - probably for longer than it takes him to run the 100. And Mo Farah has just sprinted out for his final lap!

10.55am: Some more thoughts from the crowd ...

"Rather harsh on Bresnan," says Graham. "Sent out as a sacrificial lamb to face the media on Tuesday by the ECB, and toed the party line by digging the knife further into KP. His reward for manning up where Strauss, Morris et all is to be dropped. Astounding man management."

Josh is of a similar mind: "Surprised by Bresnan being dropped. We now have two very inexperienced players at 5 and 6. I would argue that the batting line-up would be stronger with Prior at 6 and Bresnan 7. It would also provide a 5-man attack in a game where 20 wickets is an absolute must."

And here's PDTM: "Is this the challenge to the English technique? Team over individual? Not so sure they will stand up to the test..."

10.50am: Here's Mr Dobell for the first time today: "This is England's best chance to win. They wouldn't have been brave enough to insert."

There are queues outside the ground and a pwopah cricket match in the offing. Olympics, what Olympics? Oh, but speaking of the Olympics, Jamaican 100m and 200m silver medalist Yohan Blake will be ringing the bell at Lord's today (the first non-cricketer ever to do it). At least, if Usain Bolt doesn't beat him to it ...

10.45am: Can South Africa finally seal the deal? They're not exactly the Ferris Bueller of world cricket - rarely does anything, let alone everything, go their way - but this time they might just get the girl. Although James isn't so sure ... "England do have history on their side here. SA have lost many last Tests of series and lost at home to Australia after beating them in Aus. Nobody likes the "c**ke" word, but it might be England's best chance."

10.40am: "Risky decision by SAf considering the overcast conditions in London," says Ibrahim. Looks all right to me, though you can hardly bank on a day of unbroken sunshine during this English summer.

Chris, for one, is happy with the line-up: "Absolutely the right move to drop Bresnan and play seven batsmen. They have the faith in Bairstow and Taylor to select them, have to back them. Bresnan hasn't done well this year bar one Test and has a shocking Lord's record."

Yes, as Rajesh notes, Bresnan has five wickets at 66 from three appearances at Lord's, while Finn has 17 at just under 23. And that's ignoring all the times he's broken the stumps at the non-striker's end, too.

10.35am: South Africa have won the toss and will bat, which could be crucial in determining whether they will end this match ranked as Test No. 1. Lord's is usually a good place to bat, though the effects of the Olympic archery do throw a little uncertainty into the mix.

As expected, South Africa are unchanged. England meanwhile, have brought back Swann to supplement a three-man pace attack of Finn, on his home ground, James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

England 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ian Bell, 5 James Taylor, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 James Anderson, 11 Steven Finn

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

10.30am: Suggestions coming out of Lord's that Steven Finn might retain his place, with Tim Bresnan dropping out for Swann. Let's go to the toss and find out ...

10.25am: I'm Alan "Monty" Gardner, by the way, and I'll be joined by Andrew "Gnasher" McGlashan and Alex "Tory" Winter. Do feel free to introduce yourselves. I met a couple of readers named Gully and Hursty (with inventive nicknames like that you'd think they were cricketers, wouldn't you?) at the Great British Beer Festival last week. They were in the process of dominating Olympia like a certain mercurial English batsman whose name we shall not mention ...

10.20am: While South Africa should name the same team for the third Test running, England have a couple of ponderables. Does Jonny Bairstow slot straight in for Kevin Pietersen (albeit at six rather than four)? Who will Graeme Swann return in place of? Is a five-man attack an option? And just how do you take 20 South African wickets?

10.10am: The Lord's Test is, of course, Strauss' 100th - though he's had more headaches in the run-up to this one than the previous 99 combined. No better time, then, for the captain to reassert his authority, says George Dobell. Graeme Smith is also a pretty successful leader and he's about to break Allan Border's record - Firdose Moonda looks at the lessons he and South Africa have learned since readmission. We've also got the usual bumper preview, courtesy of Alex Winter, and S Rajesh's stats-u-like.

10am: Deciding third Test? Check. England rumbled in their own jungle? Check. South Africa serene in pursuit of their prey? Check. Off-field issues overshadowing the match? Er... check. Okay, so today we don't need to talk about Kevin, as Andrew Strauss has already done enough of that. We're fully geared up for a humdinger of a climax to the series, with the No. 1 ranking on the line. Can England rise off the canvas and save their belt once again? Or will South Africa run a rope around Strauss' dopes? Find out here.

0.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, good length ball on the stumps, defended

0.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, angled across the left-hander, on a length, no swing as yet and blocked back down the wicket

0.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, sprayed a little wider but shaping back in and Smith hops back to defend

0.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, good length, speared across and zinging away off the seam, Smith shoulders arms

0.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, pitched up and seaming away a touch, Smith feels for it and jabs a single through cover to get off the mark

0.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, in the corridor outside off, shaping away a touch and left alone

End of over 1 (1 run) South Africa 1/0
AN Petersen    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    1* (5b)     

From the Nursery End, it will be Stuart Broad

1.1

Broad to Smith, no run, pitched up straight away and tailing back in on off stump, Smith gets his bat down sharply in defence

1.2

Broad to Smith, 1 run, length delivery this time, on the legs and flicked round the corner to Jonathan Trott at fine leg

1.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball in the corridor outside off, Petersen lets it through

1.4

Broad to Petersen, 2 runs, pitched up and a bit of away swing, Petersen reaches for the drive and gets enough bat on it to push through the covers for a couple

1.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, ooh, little bit lucky there, Petersen tries to withdraw his bat but is a bit late doing so and deflects the ball into the ground outside off stump via an edge

1.6

Broad to Petersen, no run, lovely, teasing delivery, draws the batsman across and beats the outside edge

"Any chance of a pitch update for those of us who have no access to other media formats?" wonders Oliver. "How green is it? Is it a true first-day belter? Or are there clear signs that the Olympic archery has left a few early points-of-interest for the bowlers?" The wicket looks pretty good, I'd say, but there's a bit in the air for the bowlers. Outfield, where the stands were, looks a bit patchy but nothing disastrous

End of over 2 (3 runs) South Africa 4/0
AN Petersen    2* (5b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-3-0
GC Smith    2* (7b)      JM Anderson    1-0-1-0

2.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, slightly back of a length, slanted across from on leg stump, defended on the back foot

2.2

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, pitched up on the stumps, clipped through the leg side

2.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, length delivery outside the line of off, wide enough for Petersen to leave

2.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, length and drawing Petersen out, not much movement and it's defended towards cover

2.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, touch shorter, bit of width and Petersen lifts his bat out of the way

2.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, pitched up and straightening, Petersen looks to punch through mid-on but gets a leading edge as the ball shapes away from him

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa 5/0
AN Petersen    2* (9b)      JM Anderson    2-0-2-0
GC Smith    3* (9b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-3-0

3.1

Broad to Smith, no run, drifted across and no shot offered by Smith

3.2

Broad to Smith, 1 run, full and wide, swinging away, Smith dabs it back past the bowler and they steal one, though mid-off is far from scrambling the ball on to the stumps - would have been close

3.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, full length, outside off, worked to mid-on on the front foot

3.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, pitched up again and driven back, Broad gets a hand on it to prevent one

Here's Asad: "@James: Yes, England have the history on their side but they also have exactly the history against them. And that history is that they have never beaten South Africa at Lord's since readmission. Lets see which history is more powerful."

3.5

Broad to Petersen, FOUR, full but not much swing and this is crunched past extra-cover with a mighty swing of the bat

3.6

Broad to Petersen, no run, drags his length back a touch, leaves Petersen as he pushes at it but manages to keep it down as the ball squirts to gully

End of over 4 (5 runs) South Africa 10/0
AN Petersen    6* (13b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-8-0
GC Smith    4* (11b)      JM Anderson    2-0-2-0

4.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, pitched up on the stumps and clipped through the leg side

4.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, booming inswinger from Anderson, drawing Petersen out and then ducking the ball back in, the ball thunking into bat and front pad simultaneously

4.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, pushed through in the corridor, no stroke

4.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, touch shorter, aiming in towards the top of off, defended on the front foot

"If the pitch is good then that's disappointing. The curator should've ensured this is a result pitch. Doesn't he realise what's at stake?!" Surely, Laurenzo, you want the strip to last five days, with a result on the Monday evening?

4.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, length ball and coming back in again, this time off the seam, hitting high up near the splice as Petersen pushes forward

4.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, this one leaves Petersen, pitching in the same area and then ducking away past the outside edge

End of over 5 (1 run) South Africa 11/0
AN Petersen    6* (18b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-3-0
GC Smith    5* (12b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-8-0

5.1

Broad to Smith, 1 run, nurdled off the pads behind square

5.2

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, pitched up and swinging away, Petersen brings his bat down at an angle and gets a low edge through gully

5.3

Broad to Smith, no run, length ball on the stumps, turned to the square leg fielder

5.4

Broad to Smith, no run, full and angled across, Smith leans out and watches it through

5.5

Broad to Smith, no run, back of a length, rising and coming back in to Smith, as he goes to leave and is hit in the gut - if this were the Dandy that would have been accompanied by an "OOOOPH!" speech bubble

5.6

Broad to Smith, 1 run, pitched up this time and tapped into the covers

End of over 6 (3 runs) South Africa 14/0
GC Smith    7* (17b)      SCJ Broad    3-0-11-0
AN Petersen    7* (19b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-3-0

6.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, huge outswinger from Anderson, pitching around middle and booming away, too much movement for Smith to get anywhere near it with his bat, though he tried

6.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, touch shorter and on the stumps, pushed into the on side

6.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, another one that leaves Smith, but it's wide enough to let through

6.4

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, half-volley outside off this time, squeezed off the bottom of the bat through point

6.5

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, this is a thick edge from a juicy, full away swinger, which flies low past second slip and away to the boundary

6.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, tighter line and this cuts Smith in half as he tries to swipe to the leg side - Anderson is chuntering away at South Africa's captain

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 20/0
GC Smith    13* (23b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-9-0
AN Petersen    7* (19b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-11-0

7.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball, wide of off and swinging away, Petersen happy to leave

7.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, on the stumps, clipped to square leg

7.3

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, pitched up outside off, driven back and Broad gets a hand on it, the ball rolls past mid-off and they get one

Two slips and a gully for Smith now, as well as a fine leg

7.4

Broad to Smith, no run, banged in short and the batsman ducks it

7.5

Broad to Smith, no run, leg-stump line and Smith misses with a shovel, hit on the pad but that's an optimistic lbw shout

7.6

Broad to Smith, 1 run, on the stumps, good length, worked off the pads and the beats the fielder at square leg, to Broad's chagrin

"Is Broad attempting to appear more masculine and menacing with a bit of beard? I would still rather face him than Jimmy, even if Jimmy was bowling with fluffy dice." I'd like to see Broad with a Zapata - though he's no longer the enforcer, remember?

End of over 8 (2 runs) South Africa 22/0
GC Smith    14* (26b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-13-0
AN Petersen    8* (22b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-9-0

8.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, pitched full and outside off, punched towards mid-off, who drags it in

8.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, wide of the stumps and blocked

Anderson to go round the wicket to Smith ...

8.3

Anderson to Smith, OUT, 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!

GC Smith c †Prior b Anderson 14 (37m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48.27

So, Smith fails to reach fifty for the first time in the series - though I don't think a wide half-volley was the fool-proof plan to get him out. Hashim Amla strides out at No. 3

8.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, over the wicket, angled in and holding its line, Amla leaves

8.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, length, at the top of off, defended on the back foot

8.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, in the corridor outside off, not the inswinger this time, and left alone

First blood to England, then. Can they channel their inner Rambo and blow a few holes in South Africa this morning?

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) South Africa 22/1
HM Amla    0* (3b)      JM Anderson    5-1-9-1
AN Petersen    8* (22b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-13-0

9.1

Broad to Petersen, FOUR, full and wide of off, punched crisply past mid-off, well timed stroke the and ball glides to the fence

9.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, slides down the leg side this time

9.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball, angled in and Petersen is hit on the knee roll ... Broad thinks this is out and wants a review but is talked out of it

And replays show it would have gone a centimetre or two over the top of leg stump

9.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, straight line and whipped off the pads this time, but well stopped at midwicket

9.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball outside off, Petersen leaves it alone

9.6

Broad to Petersen, no run, teasing line and length drags Petersen across his crease and darts past the outside edge

"I am extremely disappointed to see no comments or with you not posting comments on Kevin," mopes Mani. "I was eagerly waiting to follow this game on cricinfo for the viewer's comments on Kevin." Well, no one has posted any so far. I think we're all KPed out ...

End of over 10 (4 runs) South Africa 26/1
AN Petersen    12* (28b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-17-0
HM Amla    0* (3b)      JM Anderson    5-1-9-1

Time for a bit of Steven Finn, then ...

10.1

Finn to Amla, no run, touch short of a good length and angling in, blocked on the back foot in front of the stumps

10.2

Finn to Amla, no run, outside the line of off, Amla lets this one through

10.3

Finn to Amla, no run, full and wide of the stumps, pushed towards mid-off

10.4

Finn to Amla, no run, good length and sliding down the leg side, flicks the pad on its way past and Prior tumbles to his left to take

10.5

Finn to Amla, no run, length delivery and rising off the pitch, jags back in a touch too and has Amla in some difficulty, possibly an inside edge on to his body but the ball pops to safety on the off side

10.6

Finn to Amla, no run, comes forward to a length ball and pushes towards cover

End of over 11 (maiden) South Africa 26/1
HM Amla    0* (9b)      ST Finn    1-1-0-0
AN Petersen    12* (28b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-17-0

Broad to continue. On the subject of whom, here's James: "Looking forward to England's use of reviews in the T20 world cup, with Broad as captain." Arf

11.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, length ball wide of the stumps, left alone

11.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, tighter line, full and just outside the line, Petersen watches it through again

11.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, turned off the pads into the leg side

11.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, beauty from Broad, full and shaping away as Petersen feels for it outside off

11.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, sliding down the leg side and worked to the man at square leg

11.6

Broad to Petersen, no run, very wide, nothing doing from Petersen - he's found movement this morning, has Broad, but also sprayed it around a fair bit. Still, that's his first maiden

End of over 12 (maiden) South Africa 26/1
AN Petersen    12* (34b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    6-1-17-0
HM Amla    0* (9b)      ST Finn    1-1-0-0

"Kevin who?" says Barry, in response to Mani

12.1

Finn to Amla, 1 run, length ball, drifting towards leg stump, shovelled behind square

12.2

Finn to Petersen, no run, pitched up outside off, gets a big step out to defend

12.3

Finn to Petersen, no run, slightly back of a length, off-stump line and Petersen is rapped on the knee role playing back - again they consider the review before thinking better of it

12.4

Finn to Petersen, no run, hit in front again ... and this time England do review the not out decision. But Hawk Eye suggests it was at least as high as the previous delivery, hitting above the knee roll and going over the stumps

12.5

Finn to Petersen, no run, angled in towards off, defended on the front foot

"Mani," chirps Dave G, "we're all more interested in the guys who ARE playing rather then one who is not."

12.6

Finn to Petersen, no run, shorter length, goes back and defends outside the line of off

An intriguing opening hour ... I'm handing over to Gnasher, to pick through the tea leaves. Cheerio

End of over 13 (1 run) South Africa 27/1
AN Petersen    12* (39b 2x4)      ST Finn    2-1-1-0
HM Amla    1* (10b)      SCJ Broad    6-1-17-0

Thanks Alan. It's been an absorbing hour. England have bowled well. There's a change of ends for James Anderson

13.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, back of a length outside off, starts to move away as Amla shoulders arms

13.2

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot from Amla, it was a full delivery which invited the drive and Amla slotted it effortlessly through cover

13.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, good comeback, this beats the edge with some late movement as Amla pushed forward...it wasn't quite so full as the previous ball

13.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, on off stump, again Amla coming onto the front foot and defended

13.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, goes a little straighter this time, on middle stump, and Amla punches it to mid-on

13.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, tight line on middle and off, Amla defends to the leg side

End of over 14 (4 runs) South Africa 31/1
HM Amla    5* (16b 1x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-13-1
AN Petersen    12* (39b 2x4)      ST Finn    2-1-1-0

14.1

Finn to Petersen, no run, good delivery from Finn, short of a length and it seams away from Petersen who is beaten

14.2

Finn to Petersen, no run, pushed down the leg side, something Finn still has a bit of a tendency to do a little too often

14.3

Finn to Petersen, FOUR, whipped away from off stump down to fine leg...Finn has his hands on his head because it wasn't out of the middle

14.4

Finn to Petersen, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries and much more convincing as he flicks a very full delivery from middle stump through square leg

14.5

Finn to Petersen, no run, pulls the length back this time and takes an inside edge into the pad which just gets short leg interested before falling well short

14.6

Finn to Petersen, no run, yorker-length and Petersen digs it out to mid-on

End of over 15 (8 runs) South Africa 39/1
AN Petersen    20* (45b 4x4)      ST Finn    3-1-9-0
HM Amla    5* (16b 1x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-13-1

Three slips and a gully in place

15.1

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, full with a hint of swing but Amla meets it confidently with a square drive although there's a hint of thick outside edge...still, it raced away

15.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, not as full this time and defended to point

15.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, better again from Anderson as this one beats the outside edge but not full enough to get the edge...it's a fine line today for Anderson

15.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, on off stump and punched firmly to mid-off

15.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, here's the one that goes the other way, back of a length outside off and comes back into Amla but it's just wide enough to leave

15.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, neither does this delivery need any attention from Amla and it carries at waist-height to Prior

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 43/1
HM Amla    9* (22b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-1-17-1
AN Petersen    20* (45b 4x4)      ST Finn    3-1-9-0

16.1

Finn to Petersen, no run, full outside off, Petersen strides into a confident drive which picks out the wide mid-off

16.2

Finn to Petersen, no run, driven to the same spot by Petersen and Alastair Cook, England's ball-shiner, is the man in action

16.3

Finn to Petersen, no run, loses the radar this time and spears it way down the leg side...Prior does well to get a glove on it

16.4

Finn to Petersen, no run, back outside off stump, Petersen onto the front foot on what is a fairly slow pitch and defends square to point

16.5

Finn to Petersen, 1 run, taken from middle and off stump, flicked past short leg and there's almost a mix-up in the running but it all ends up safe and sound

16.6

Finn to Amla, no run, short of a length outside off and left alone

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 44/1
HM Amla    9* (23b 2x4)      ST Finn    4-1-10-0
AN Petersen    21* (50b 4x4)      JM Anderson    7-1-17-1

17.1

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, wrong line from Anderson, on leg stump, but it only costs him a single as Petersen flicks to long long who is quite square

17.2

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, too much leg-side again and Amla doesn't miss out as he whips it firmly through the leg side

17.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, full on off stump, Amla comes slightly across the ball as he plays to mid-on

17.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, bit of a slower ball from Anderson, loops down towards Amla who doesn't quite pick it up but pushes into the leg side

17.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, short of a length, Amla goes back and defends to the off side

17.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, not quite got the consistency of the first spell as this one is pulled wide outside off stump

End of over 18 (5 runs) South Africa 49/1
HM Amla    13* (28b 3x4)      JM Anderson    8-1-22-1
AN Petersen    22* (51b 4x4)      ST Finn    4-1-10-0

One of the groundstaff as just run on with some sawdust...

18.1

Finn to Petersen, no run, full outside off, that's where Finn needs to stay consistency, and it's left alone

18.2

Finn to Petersen, no run, touch shorter this time, Petersen plays from the back foot and gets a thick inside edge towards short leg

18.3

Finn to Petersen, OUT, 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

AN Petersen c †Prior b Finn 22 (88m 54b 4x4 0x6) SR: 40.74

Petersen did pause as he walked off. A little question about whether the hand was on the bat, but too late for a review by then

18.4

Finn to Kallis, 1 run, ooh! Slightly uncomfortable start for Kallis as a back-of-a-length delivery nips into him and he fends it through backward square wide of short leg

18.5

Finn to Amla, no run, full outside off, left alone

18.6

Finn to Amla, OUT, 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.

HM Amla b Finn 13 (53m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 43.33

"SA have generally been too good for Eng this series but it must be said luck has been with them on occasion," says Ryan from Australia." The first two dismissals indicate that this might be shifting."

End of over 19 (1 run) South Africa 50/3
     ST Finn    5-1-11-2
JH Kallis    1* (1b)      JM Anderson    8-1-22-1

19.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended to the off side

Just a light sprinkle of rain in the air

19.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, dragged wide outside off and left alone

19.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, bouncer from Anderson but it doesn't fly off the surface and Kallis has plenty of time to duck

19.4

Anderson to Kallis, 2 runs, on leg stump, flicked away in front of square but there's a man at deep square - Ian Bell - who sprints around the boundary

England don't want to get too carried away here and lose their lines

19.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, that's the place for Anderson, outside off stump and it's a well-judged leave by Kallis

19.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, this one really loops off the pitch and doesn't carry through to Proir

End of over 20 (2 runs) South Africa 52/3
JH Kallis    3* (7b)      JM Anderson    9-1-24-1
AB de Villiers    0* (0b)      ST Finn    5-1-11-2

20.1

Finn to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length at the body, de Villiers off the mark straight away as he works it into midwicket

20.2

Finn to Kallis, 1 wide, that's a very short bounce that Prior has to leap to collect and it's called wide

Deep leg gully in place along with the short leg

20.2

Finn to Kallis, no run, good delivery, after the short ball, full on off stump and driven to mid-on but he was a little caught in the crease

20.3

Finn to Kallis, OUT, 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

JH Kallis c †Prior b Finn 3 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Well, after all, Jacques Rudolph is in and Finn has 3 for 13

20.4

Finn to Rudolph, 2 runs, on off stump, pushed through the vacant mid-on area and short leg has to do the chasing

20.5

Finn to Rudolph, no run, short and down the leg side...Rudolph pulls his bat, and gloves, inside the line

Before anyone says, that isn't a failure of the DRS but a failure of the umpiring

20.6

Finn to Rudolph, 3 runs, full on the stumps and worked through the leg side with good timing

End of over 21 (7 runs) South Africa 59/4
JA Rudolph    5* (3b)      ST Finn    6-1-18-3
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      JM Anderson    9-1-24-1

Stuart Broad back into the attack

21.1

Broad to Rudolph, no run, full on off stump, hint of swing back into Rudolph who plays to mid-on

The feedback has gone into overdrive, as expected, so sorry if I can't keep up

21.2

Broad to Rudolph, no run, full delivery which is jabbed to mid-off

"What is the point of using technology if you still can't give the right decision. Absolutely shocking decision," says Richard from South Africa. "One of the worst I have seen."

21.3

Broad to Rudolph, no run, more bounce, takes the thigh pad into the leg side

21.4

Broad to Rudolph, no run, big an appeal from Broad as this swings back onto the left hander from a full length but would have gone down the leg side

21.5

Broad to Rudolph, no run, left alone outside off

21.6

Broad to Rudolph, no run, full length outside, doesn't tempt Rudolph as he shoulders arms

End of over 22 (maiden) South Africa 59/4
JA Rudolph    5* (9b)      SCJ Broad    7-2-17-0
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      ST Finn    6-1-18-3

22.1

Finn to de Villiers, no run, down the leg side, takes the pad and Prior makes a good save to his left

22.2

Finn to de Villiers, FOUR, comes forward, takes a thick outside edge and runs wide of third slip down to third man

22.3

Finn to de Villiers, no run, outside off, de Villiers lunges forward and the ball runs to the leg side

"Is there a Rod Tucker genious twitter account?" asks Geoff

22.4

Finn to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, de Villiers comes across the crease and defends to the leg side

22.5

Finn to de Villiers, no run, short, angling down the leg side over de Villiers' back

"Rod Tucker absolutely no relative of mine!" says Peter Tucker from South Africa

22.6

Finn to de Villiers, no run, squares him up on off stump and takes a thick outside edge along the ground to point

"I am sure Boycott's mum would have got the Kallis decision right!" says Buz. "That was an absolute shocker. I am all for the DRS but using it like that make the whole thing a laughing stock."

End of over 23 (4 runs) South Africa 63/4
AB de Villiers    5* (7b 1x4)      ST Finn    7-1-22-3
JA Rudolph    5* (9b)      SCJ Broad    7-2-17-0

23.1

Broad to Rudolph, no run, full and quite wide outside off stump, left alone

"In the midst of "DRS and Controversy", we should not forget that Finn has delivered - brave decision to keep him ahead of Bresnan," says Pavan. Very wise words indeed

23.2

Broad to Rudolph, no run, bouncer to keep the batsman on the back foot but it doesn't cause any difficulties

23.3

Broad to Rudolph, 2 runs, again a hint of movement into Rudolph but he flicks it neatly through midwicket

23.4

Broad to Rudolph, no run, poor delivery, especially in the last over before lunch, as it's pushed way outside off stump

"Is it as bad as the Daryl Harper "not out" against Smith?" asks Adam

23.5

Broad to Rudolph, no run, short delivery outside off stump, Rudolph cuts firmly and straight to point

23.6

Broad to Rudolph, no run, beauty! How did that miss off stump? What a cracker to end the session as it swings and seams back past the inside edge and just carries over the top of middle stump

Well, that was quite some session of Test cricket. Swing, seam, a few runs, four wickets and a whole heap of controversy. Hey, at least we all have something else to talk about now. England will be delighted with their position and this is a test of South Africa's deep batting. Finn the star with the ball, but Anderson was very good as well. We'll be back in just over half an hour, at 1.40pm, for the afternoon session.

End of over 24 (2 runs) South Africa 65/4
JA Rudolph    7* (15b)      SCJ Broad    8-2-19-0
AB de Villiers    5* (7b 1x4)      ST Finn    7-1-22-3

Back to the action, then, with Steven Finn to resume bowling from the Pavilion End ...

1.50pm: "Kallis probably shouldn't have been out, but the evidence is far less clear cut than everyone's making out," says Nick von Westenholz. "Is his thumb touching his other glove/the bat handle? Who knows. And ask yourself this - if it had instead been given out by the on-field umpire, and Kallis had reviewed, would he have been reprieved? I don't think so, as the evidence is inconclusive either way." But that's exactly the point, Nick - if it was inconclusive, DRS shouldn't have overruled the on-field umpire, as happened in this case.

Vinayak, meanwhile, is focusing on the actual cricket: "I still feel Swanny should be bowling straight away after lunch. Both ABD & Rudolf are susceptible to spin initially & also they will not be expecting spin so soon. But is Strauss brave enough to bring spin in a pitch which is helping so much for seam & swing? He should try. If it works, he will be hailed as an inspirational captaincy! ha!"

1.35pm: Hello again. So, DRS, eh? Pretty good invention. Although it might help if someone told Rod Tucker how it works ... That's a quick, polite summary of some of the messages coming in right now. This is pretty much the sound that everyone watching the Kallis replay made when it was given out.

Anyway, less controversially, there's been a spitter-spatter of rain over lunch, so we're not going to restart until 1.55pm.

24.1

Finn to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, angling in towards the batsman, who stays back and blocks

24.2

Finn to de Villiers, no run, a delivery with real devilry from Finn, pitched up and holding its line as de Villiers pushed uncertainly outside off

24.3

Finn to de Villiers, no run, sliding down the leg side and hits the batsman on the knee roll

24.4

Finn to de Villiers, no run, short of a length outside off, defended on the back foot

24.5

Finn to de Villiers, no run, dug in short and de Villiers is in all sorts of trouble trying to pull out of a pull shot, the ball looping off the bat into the off side but falling safe

24.6

Finn to de Villiers, no run, pitched up on the stumps and defended

Finn looking dangerous again. This looks like being a testing passage of play after lunch

End of over 25 (maiden) South Africa 65/4
AB de Villiers    5* (13b 1x4)      ST Finn    8-2-22-3
JA Rudolph    7* (15b)      SCJ Broad    8-2-19-0

From the Nursery End it will be Stuart Broad

25.1

Broad to Rudolph, no run, length ball on middle and off, slow swing back into the left-handed Rudolph, who defends

25.2

Broad to Rudolph, 1 run, drifts on to the pads and is clipped behind square leg for one

25.3

Broad to de Villiers, no run, full and outside off, defended on the front foot

"England were always going to have to pull something out of the hat to win the Test...and guess what... they did... an umpire!" Timp thinks England have enlisted an Aussie to help them out

25.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, pitched up on off, hint of away movement and de Villiers squirts it into the off side

25.5

Broad to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off and let through to the keeper

Broad's pace appears to be below 80mph at the moment - though he think much of speed guns

25.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, straighter line and pushed into the leg side

End of over 26 (1 run) South Africa 66/4
AB de Villiers    5* (17b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    9-2-20-0
JA Rudolph    8* (17b)      ST Finn    8-2-22-3

26.1

Finn to Rudolph, no run, speared across outside off and left alone

26.2

Finn to Rudolph, no run, full and wide of off, shuffles across and shoulders arms

26.3

Finn to Rudolph, no run, pushed across the lefty on a length, again able to leave

Here's PDTM: "OK, it was a bad decision, and we can get over that. What annoys me more is that it will be used as ammunition by the BCCI to keep DRS out of the game." Yes, let's be clear - it wasn't DRS at fault but the third umpire's judgement

26.4

Finn to Rudolph, no run, straighter line and worked off the pads to square leg

26.5

Finn to Rudolph, 1 run, strays down the leg side again and flicked through deep backward square

26.6

Finn to de Villiers, FOUR, short and a bit of width for ABdV, who rolls his wrists through a punchy cut shot in front of square for four

End of over 27 (5 runs) South Africa 71/4
AB de Villiers    9* (18b 2x4)      ST Finn    9-2-27-3
JA Rudolph    9* (22b)      SCJ Broad    9-2-20-0

27.1

Broad to Rudolph, no run, short, though it doesn't get up and Rudolph wears it on the chest - though, perhaps because of Broad's lack of pace right now, he doesn't seem in too much discomfort

27.2

Broad to Rudolph, no run, another bumper, pulled smartly but straight at James Taylor under the helmet at short leg, who stops it on the bounce

27.3

Broad to Rudolph, no run, length ball on off, pushed into the covers

27.4

Broad to Rudolph, no run, full and swinging back in on middle stump, pushed back to the bowler who fields in his follow-through

27.5

Broad to Rudolph, 1 run, short ball, Rudolph stays deep in the crease and is swiftly on the pull to get a single through backward square

27.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off, pushed towards mid-off on the front foot

"Whilst I am boycotting this Test out of disgust at the ECB failure to resolve the KP issue," snipes Ed Boyce, "I could not resist a sneak look at Cricinfo - wha hey 4 wickets down - now back to my boycott." Watching YouTube videos another divisive, singular England cricketer, are you, Ed?

End of over 28 (1 run) South Africa 72/4
AB de Villiers    9* (19b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    10-2-21-0
JA Rudolph    10* (27b)      ST Finn    9-2-27-3

28.1

Finn to Rudolph, 4 byes, pitched up but too far down leg and swinging, beats Prior's dive and runs away for four

28.2

Finn to Rudolph, no run, full and wide of the stumps, Rudolph leaves well alone

28.3

Finn to Rudolph, 3 runs, pitched up and driven through the off side, Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow does brilliant to reel it in on the boundary

28.4

Finn to de Villiers, no run, good length, ducking in towards leg stump and de Villiers is hit on the pad - going to miss the wicket, though

28.5

Finn to de Villiers, no run, on the stumps, driven to mid-on

28.6

Finn to de Villiers, no run, pushed back past the bowler off a good length

Pictures on Sky of famous hellraiser Kevin Pietersen Alice Cooper in the stands at Lord's

End of over 29 (7 runs) South Africa 79/4
AB de Villiers    9* (22b 2x4)      ST Finn    10-2-30-3
JA Rudolph    13* (30b)      SCJ Broad    10-2-21-0

29.1

Broad to Rudolph, no run, full and sliding across outside off, no stroke

29.2

Broad to Rudolph, no run, banged in short and Rudolph ducks underneath

29.3

Broad to Rudolph, no run, back of a length, outside off and he drops his hands under the ball

29.4

Broad to Rudolph, no run, pitched up outside off and pushed towards cover on the front foot

29.5

Broad to Rudolph, no run, pitched full of a length on off stump and pushed into the covers

29.6

Broad to Rudolph, no run, touch short and on the body, does well to keep it down with short leg lurking

"Strauss should give a bit of rest to Finn and bring Swann in against Rudolph for sure," suggests Kapil. "England need to break this stand before AB's eye gets in and he gets some quick runs..." Aye, I would think a twirl from Swann will be in order soon

End of over 30 (maiden) South Africa 79/4
JA Rudolph    13* (36b)      SCJ Broad    11-3-21-0
AB de Villiers    9* (22b 2x4)      ST Finn    10-2-30-3

30.1

Finn to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, on off stump, defended on the back foot

30.2

Finn to de Villiers, no run, banged in short again and worked off the body to short leg

30.3

Finn to de Villiers, FOUR, full and straight now and de Villiers pings a wristy on drive through midwicket for four - ominously good timing there

30.4

Finn to de Villiers, no run, full of a length outside off and driven hard on the front foot to extra-cover this time

30.5

Finn to de Villiers, FOUR, bumper, aimed at the man, but de Villiers and pulls through square, keeping the ball down - took his eye off the ball at the last but it still fair came out of the screws

30.6

Finn to de Villiers, no run, length ball on the stumps and defended on the back foot

And here's a timely comment from Andre Frauenknecht: "It might be early days yet but this a great opportunity for AB to show why he is one of the best in the world. If not the best."

End of over 31 (8 runs) South Africa 87/4
AB de Villiers    17* (28b 4x4)      ST Finn    11-2-38-3
JA Rudolph    13* (36b)      SCJ Broad    11-3-21-0

Strauss is listening - the cherry is chucked to Graeme Swann, fresh as a daisy after his Headingley rest, and he'll be bowling to Rudolph

31.1

Swann to Rudolph, no run, round the wicket, tossed up on the stumps and pushed into the on side

31.2

Swann to Rudolph, no run, flighted outside off and pushed to cover

31.3

Swann to Rudolph, no run, length, outside off, worked to point

31.4

Swann to Rudolph, no run, tossed up on off stump and clipped back to the bowler

31.5

Swann to Rudolph, no run, flatter delivery, sliding down the leg side, glanced off the hips but doesn't beat the man at square leg

31.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, full and on middle stump, Rudolph lifts his back foot in the air as he drives to mid-on

End of over 32 (maiden) South Africa 87/4
JA Rudolph    13* (42b)      GP Swann    1-1-0-0
AB de Villiers    17* (28b 4x4)      ST Finn    11-2-38-3

32.1

Finn to de Villiers, FOUR, low full toss from Finn and de Villiers carves him through point like he's the Sunday roast

32.2

Finn to de Villiers, 2 runs, full length, width again and punched wide of mid-on for a couple

32.3

Finn to de Villiers, no run, bouncer, slides down the leg side and de Villiers crouches out of the way

32.4

Finn to de Villiers, no run, length ball, pushed into the covers

Signs of English jitters creeping back in for Owen: "I agree with Andre, 87-4 still isn't a good score if ABdV is still there"

32.5

Finn to de Villiers, FOUR, misdirected bumper down the leg side and helped on its way by de Villiers' pull shot down to fine leg

32.6

Finn to de Villiers, no run, good length outside off and blocked on the front foot

Expensive over from Finn, whose radar was a little wonky. De Villiers motoring into the 20s

End of over 33 (10 runs) South Africa 97/4
AB de Villiers    27* (34b 6x4)      ST Finn    12-2-48-3
JA Rudolph    13* (42b)      GP Swann    1-1-0-0

Slip and short leg in place for Rudolph, mid-on and mid-off up, inviting him to attack Swann

33.1

Swann to Rudolph, no run, tossed up on the stumps and defended

33.2

Swann to Rudolph, 2 runs, worked off the pads through square leg for a couple

33.3

Swann to Rudolph, no run, full and flighted on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

33.4

Swann to Rudolph, no run, pushed through on middle and off, blocked

33.5

Swann to Rudolph, no run, bit wider on the crease, gives it a rip and Rudolph smothers in defence

33.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, floated up on leg stump, solid forward defensive

End of over 34 (2 runs) South Africa 99/4
JA Rudolph    15* (48b)      GP Swann    2-1-2-0
AB de Villiers    27* (34b 6x4)      ST Finn    12-2-48-3

And with Finn losing his thread, James Anderson is called back into the attack

34.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, length ball, sliding towards leg stump, de Villiers misses with a glance and is hit high on the pad

34.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, good length and the ball rears up violently as ABdV leans out and raises his bat out of the way

34.3

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, good length outside off but coming back in, defended into the off side

34.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, pitched up a little more and drifting towards leg stump, punched with a flick of the wrists to midwicket

34.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, length ball darts back in hit in front of off ... Anderson thinks he's got him but Dharmasena shakes his head. England don't take long to ask for the review. The questions for Tucker this time are whether the ball has hit de Villiers in line and whether there might be an inside edge. Well, it looks as if the bat may have scraped the pad, but didn't hit the ball ... And Hawk Eye decides that ABdV was just outside the line of off stump and the decision is upheld

34.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, pitched up and worked to mid-on on the front foot

So, now England have lost their second review

End of over 35 (maiden) South Africa 99/4
AB de Villiers    27* (40b 6x4)      JM Anderson    10-2-24-1
JA Rudolph    15* (48b)      GP Swann    2-1-2-0

35.1

Swann to Rudolph, no run, flighted on off stump, straightening a touch, blocked

35.2

Swann to Rudolph, FOUR, too full from Swann and Rudolph steps out and clubs a four over mid-on

35.3

Swann to Rudolph, no run, tossed up on off and defended

35.4

Swann to Rudolph, no run, slightly wider, not much turn and pushed to cover

35.5

Swann to Rudolph, 2 runs, rolls this one out down the leg side and glanced through square for a couple

35.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, pushed through outside off, defended into the off side

"Now the South-Africans can relax," exhales Johan. "England are out of reviews!"

End of over 36 (6 runs) South Africa 105/4
JA Rudolph    21* (54b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-1-8-0
AB de Villiers    27* (40b 6x4)      JM Anderson    10-2-24-1

36.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, good length ball in the corridor outside off, left alone

36.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, touch short, tailing back in, stays back and defends in front of off stump

36.3

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, left alone outside off stump

36.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, length delivery, gets out to defend towards cover

36.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, another teaser in the corridor, big lunge forward and leaves

36.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, no stroke offered outside off stump

End of over 37 (maiden) South Africa 105/4
AB de Villiers    27* (46b 6x4)      JM Anderson    11-3-24-1
JA Rudolph    21* (54b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-1-8-0

37.1

Swann to Rudolph, no run, tossed up and left alone outside off

37.2

Swann to Rudolph, no run, defended in front of the stumps

37.3

Swann to Rudolph, no run, pushed into the off side

37.4

Swann to Rudolph, no run, flighted on the stumps, played back down the wicket

37.5

Swann to Rudolph, no run, sliding down the leg side, blocked

37.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, tossed up outside off and pushed away square on the front foot

End of over 38 (maiden) South Africa 105/4
JA Rudolph    21* (60b 1x4)      GP Swann    4-2-8-0
AB de Villiers    27* (46b 6x4)      JM Anderson    11-3-24-1

Apologies if you're not getting all the commentary, we're having a few technical issues at the minute

38.1

Anderson to de Villiers, OUT, 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

AB de Villiers c Cook b Anderson 27 (85m 47b 6x4 0x6) SR: 57.44

The players have had a drinks break, with JP Duminy now at the wicket to face his first ball. Still a few problems for our tech boys to work out, so sorry if you're feeling a bit like KP (left out)

38.2

Anderson to Duminy, no run, pushed across on a good length and left alone

38.3

Anderson to Duminy, no run, pitched up on the stumps and defended

38.4

Anderson to Duminy, no run, hit on the back thigh pad, in line but too high

38.5

Anderson to Duminy, no run, pushed to cover on the front foot

38.6

Anderson to Duminy, no run, slides down the leg side and Duminy ignores it

End of over 39 (wicket maiden) South Africa 105/5
JP Duminy    0* (5b)      JM Anderson    12-4-24-2
JA Rudolph    21* (60b 1x4)      GP Swann    4-2-8-0

AB de Villiers is out despite the commentary not saying so. We haven't Tuckered it (though we're a bit tuckered at the minute)

39.1

Swann to Rudolph, no run, tossed up and blocked back to the bowler

39.2

Swann to Rudolph, no run, tossed up and pushed into the off side

39.3

Swann to Rudolph, no run, blocked in front of off stump

39.4

Swann to Rudolph, no run, defended in front of the wicket

39.5

Swann to Rudolph, no run, wide of the stumps and slashed through cover, good stop prevents a run

39.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, full and on off, played back to the bowler

End of over 40 (maiden) South Africa 105/5
JA Rudolph    21* (66b 1x4)      GP Swann    5-3-8-0
JP Duminy    0* (5b)      JM Anderson    12-4-24-2

40.1

Anderson to Duminy, no run, short ball sails over Duminy's head

"Having a few technical issues? Not sure Rod Tucker will be able to hide behind the same excuse!" Graham with that rib-tickler

40.2

Anderson to Duminy, 2 runs, touch short and steered through backward point for two

40.3

Anderson to Duminy, no run, length ball and this comes lifts and back in at Duminy, who is hit on the thigh pad, the ball looping short of gully as England get excited about a possible catch

40.4

Anderson to Duminy, no run, speared through on off stump, guided towards point with an open face

40.5

Anderson to Duminy, no run, defended in front of the off stump

40.6

Anderson to Duminy, no run, pitched up outside off and driven on the front foot to mid-off

End of over 41 (2 runs) South Africa 107/5
JP Duminy    2* (11b)      JM Anderson    13-4-26-2
JA Rudolph    21* (66b 1x4)      GP Swann    5-3-8-0

41.1

Swann to Rudolph, FOUR, short and wide from Swann, goes back and cuts through point

41.2

Swann to Rudolph, no run, arm ball this time, sliding in from outside off, Rudolph stays deep and leaves

41.3

Swann to Rudolph, no run, defended in front of off

41.4

Swann to Rudolph, no run, tossed up on middle and off, leans out and defends

41.5

Swann to Rudolph, no run, angled in and straightening on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

41.6

Swann to Rudolph, 2 runs, dragged a touch short, down the leg side and clipped through square leg

Right, that's the end of my spell ... Here's Gnasher to take you through until tea

End of over 42 (6 runs) South Africa 113/5
JA Rudolph    27* (72b 2x4)      GP Swann    6-3-14-0
JP Duminy    2* (11b)      JM Anderson    13-4-26-2

Thanks Alan...apologise for the slightly disjointed commentary. It's not Alan's, Rod Tucker's or KP's fault

42.1

Anderson to Duminy, no run, on off stump, defended to the leg side

42.2

Anderson to Duminy, 1 run, brilliant fielding from Broad to back-up his team-mate as he drives, full length, at wide mid-off to cut off a boundary as Duminy leaned into an elegant drive

42.3

Anderson to Rudolph, no run, comes round the wicket, full outside off and left alone

Three slips and a gully in place

42.4

Anderson to Rudolph, FOUR, reaches a long way for this and manages to drive it over the infield to the cover boundary...came off the toe-end of the bat

42.5

Anderson to Rudolph, no run, well bowled! That's a lovely delivery which shapes away late from Rudolph as he plays a very loose drive

42.6

Anderson to Rudolph, no run, that's better from Rudolph as he leaves alone outside off

End of over 43 (5 runs) South Africa 118/5
JA Rudolph    31* (76b 3x4)      JM Anderson    14-4-31-2
JP Duminy    3* (13b)      GP Swann    6-3-14-0

43.1

Swann to Duminy, no run, tossed up outside off and it turns away from the footmarks which are just starting to form

43.2

Swann to Duminy, no run, comes on with the arm and cramps Duminy for room a little as he tries to cut

43.3

Swann to Duminy, no run, defended square on the off side

43.4

Swann to Duminy, no run, full on middle, hint of turn and it's defended off the back foot

43.5

Swann to Duminy, 1 run, nice footwork from Duminy who comes down the pitch and drives to the right of mid-off

43.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, defended from middle and off back to the bowler

End of over 44 (1 run) South Africa 119/5
JA Rudolph    31* (77b 3x4)      GP Swann    7-3-15-0
JP Duminy    4* (18b)      JM Anderson    14-4-31-2

Meanwhile, Graham Onions has taken five wickets against Nottinghamshire

44.1

Anderson to Duminy, FOUR, nice shot from Duminy as he leans on a length delivery and pushes it through straight mid-off...perfect timing

44.2

Anderson to Duminy, no run, back to round the wicket, on off stump and defended to mid-on

44.3

Anderson to Duminy, no run, touch wider outside off, comes in with the angle and it's left alone

44.4

Anderson to Duminy, no run, shorter outside off this time and it's left again

44.5

Anderson to Duminy, no run, short of a length outside off and another one can leave

44.6

Anderson to Duminy, no run, left alone to finish the over

End of over 45 (4 runs) South Africa 123/5
JP Duminy    8* (24b 1x4)      JM Anderson    15-4-35-2
JA Rudolph    31* (77b 3x4)      GP Swann    7-3-15-0

45.1

Swann to Rudolph, no run, driven firmly past the short cover to mid-off

"Graham Onions is a fine bowler, but Steven Finn has justified his selection," says James. Wasn't suggesting they'd got it wrong. Although I was very keen on them playing Onions

45.2

Swann to Rudolph, no run, a little shorter on off stump, defended to the off side

45.3

Swann to Rudolph, no run, defended to mid-on

45.4

Swann to Rudolph, no run, that's a ripper as it grips and turns from around off stump beats the edge as Rudolph prods forward

45.5

Swann to Rudolph, no run, fuller and dug out to mid-off

45.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, gets a good stride forward and plays it gently back down the pitch to Swann

End of over 46 (maiden) South Africa 123/5
JA Rudolph    31* (83b 3x4)      GP Swann    8-4-15-0
JP Duminy    8* (24b 1x4)      JM Anderson    15-4-35-2

Anderson continues round the wicket

46.1

Anderson to Duminy, no run, on off stump, defended to mid-on

46.2

Anderson to Duminy, no run, comes across the crease to cover the line and defends into the covers

46.3

Anderson to Duminy, FOUR, much fuller from Anderson and it's met with another well-timed drive by Duminy as he slots it straight down the ground

46.4

Anderson to Duminy, no run, outside off and left alone

For those asking about the missing comms for the AB de Villiers it will appear late. He was caught at third slip driving a full ball from Anderson that shaped away late.

46.5

Anderson to Duminy, no run, stays on the back foot and plays into the off side

46.6

Anderson to Duminy, no run, tight line, short of a length outside off, Duminy plays it solidly to the off side

A reminder that tea is a little later now due to the delay after lunch...will be at 3.55pm, in about 25 minutes

End of over 47 (4 runs) South Africa 127/5
JP Duminy    12* (30b 2x4)      JM Anderson    16-4-39-2
JA Rudolph    31* (83b 3x4)      GP Swann    8-4-15-0

47.1

Swann to Rudolph, no run, full on off stump, defended to the leg side

47.2

Swann to Rudolph, no run, comes forward on off stump, takes a thick inside edge

47.3

Swann to Rudolph, no run, little short and quicker, Rudolph flicks it from about leg stump but it hits short leg

47.4

Swann to Rudolph, no run, punched firmly back down the pitch

47.5

Swann to Rudolph, FOUR, some aggression from Rudolph as he lofts Swann over mid-off to release some of the pressure, but the bowler shouldn't mind seeing that...excellent shot

47.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, pushed through on middle and leg, back in defence for Rudolph

Swann has a done very decent job this afternoon to allow the quicks to attack for the other end

End of over 48 (4 runs) South Africa 131/5
JA Rudolph    35* (89b 4x4)      GP Swann    9-4-19-0
JP Duminy    12* (30b 2x4)      JM Anderson    16-4-39-2

Change of bowling as Stuart Broad comes back into the attack

48.1

Broad to Duminy, no run, starts round the wicket, full outside off, Duminy comes forward and defends

48.2

Broad to Duminy, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone and Prior takes it by his bootlaces

48.3

Broad to Duminy, FOUR, poor ball, short and wide outside of and cut away through the off side with ease

48.4

Broad to Duminy, 1 run, back on a fuller length but Duminy is able to work it from off stump into midwicket

"Bit confused by your scorecard for Onions in the Durham match," says Ed Dixon. "It lists Durham as all out with 10 wickets down, but also lists G Onions as did not bat. Is there a new rule meaning that fringe test bowlers don't have to bat?" He probably didn't arrive before the end of the innings after being left out at Lord's

48.5

Broad to Rudolph, no run, that's a decent short ball over off stump and Duminy sways out of the line

48.6

Broad to Rudolph, no run, back of a length, punched square to point

End of over 49 (5 runs) South Africa 136/5
JA Rudolph    35* (91b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    12-3-26-0
JP Duminy    17* (34b 3x4)      GP Swann    9-4-19-0

49.1

Swann to Duminy, FOUR, now Duminy uses his feet to Swann...he was nearly done in the flight but did well to continue with his shot and launched it high over mid-on

49.2

Swann to Duminy, no run, stays planted this time and defends to the leg side

49.3

Swann to Duminy, no run, tossed up wide and spins away further as it's left alone

49.4

Swann to Duminy, no run, strides forward and pushes the bat in front of the pad as he defends

49.5

Swann to Duminy, 1 run, this comes out as a full toss but Swann is helped by his mate Anderson at mid-off who dives to cut off a boundary

49.6

Swann to Rudolph, no run, defended to the leg side

End of over 50 (5 runs) South Africa 141/5
JA Rudolph    35* (92b 4x4)      GP Swann    10-4-24-0
JP Duminy    22* (39b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    12-3-26-0
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Series Results
England v South Africa at Lord's - Aug 16-20, 2012
South Africa won by 51 runs
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Match drawn
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South Africa won by an innings and 12 runs
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