South Africa tour of England, 3rd Test: England v South Africa at Lord's, Aug 16-20, 2012
South Africa won by 51 runs
Played at Lord's, London
16,17,18,19,20 August 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

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

South Africa 22/1   AN Petersen 8* (22b 1x4)   JM Anderson 4.3-0-9-1

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

South Africa 49/2   HM Amla 13* (28b 3x4)   ST Finn 4.3-1-10-1

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

South Africa 50/3   JH Kallis 1* (1b)   ST Finn 5-1-11-2

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

South Africa 54/4   AB de Villiers 1* (1b)   ST Finn 5.3-1-13-3

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

South Africa 105/5   JA Rudolph 21* (60b 1x4)   JM Anderson 11.1-3-24-2

Swann to Rudolph, OUT, bowled him! Back of a length and Rudolph has played across it and been bowled, poor stroke and that's the breakthrough England wanted. Rudolph tried to work it into the leg side and got an bit of an inside edge into middle stump, poor way to go

JA Rudolph b Swann 42 (146m 103b 5x4 0x6) SR: 40.77

South Africa 163/6   JP Duminy 33* (73b 5x4)   GP Swann 11.3-5-24-1

Anderson to Duminy, OUT, wide, leaving him ... and he's bottom-edged through to Prior! Duminy's given it away, after hauling South Africa up towards a respectable total, swishing at a ball he could have left well alone and scraping a thin nick to the keeper

JP Duminy c †Prior b Anderson 61 (167m 158b 6x4 0x6) SR: 38.60

South Africa 235/7   VD Philander 41* (53b 5x4)   JM Anderson 19.3-4-46-3

Broad to Steyn, OUT, this time Steyn does connect and second slip pouches the catch! Broad gets his reward, a regulation thick snick as Steyn tried to mow the ball down the ground. He'd obviously had enough of protecting his head from short balls

DW Steyn c Swann b Broad 26 (50m 47b 4x4 0x6) SR: 55.31

South Africa 270/8   VD Philander 49* (73b 5x4)   SCJ Broad 21.4-4-62-1

Finn to Morkel, OUT, slashes at a wide one and feathers through to Prior who takes a fine diving catch! Finn went round the wicket, sent down a pretty filthy ball, short and wide, which Morkel chased. It came off the toe, flew towards first slip but wouldn't have reached him, with Prior going for it one-handed to his left and coming up trumps

M Morkel c †Prior b Finn 25 (32m 36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.44

South Africa 307/9   VD Philander 61* (91b 6x4)   ST Finn 17.4-2-73-4

Swann to Philander, OUT, Philander advances, Swann drags it down and he's well out of his ground as the ball sails through to Prior, who completes the stumping. Philander obviously decided it wasn't worth waiting to see how long Tahir lasted, but his first attempt at a Farah (Mighty Mo) failed

VD Philander st †Prior b Swann 61 (183m 93b 6x4 0x6) SR: 65.59

South Africa 309/10   Imran Tahir 2* (2b)   GP Swann 24.2-6-63-2
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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