South Africa tour of England, 2008 / Commentary

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150.4

Harris to Sidebottom, 1 run, there he goes, pushing the ball into the off-side and running

England 575/7   RJ Sidebottom 1* (1b)

151.1

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, short ball, angling away, and Sidebottom need not play at that

151.2

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, another predictable short ball, going away from Sidebottom

151.3

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, third ball in a row, short and going away and Sidebottom leaves it

151.4

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, now its full but way too wide and Boucher collects it

151.5

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, gets him ducking with a short ball, and a few words of friendly advice

151.6

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, pretty darn wide outside off stump but no reaction from the umpire

England 579/7   RJ Sidebottom 1* (7b)

152.5

Harris to Sidebottom, no run, flat outside off stump, Sidebottom runs it off the front foot to point

152.6

Harris to Sidebottom, no run, tosses it up pretty wide of the stumps and Sidebottom leaves

England 584/7   RJ Sidebottom 1* (9b)

153.3

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, more furious bouncers, more ducking low from Sidebottom

153.4

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, another bouncer, and Sidebottom ducks under it

153.5

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, hoo hah ... the short stuff continues and Sidebottom ducks low

153.6

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, not as short and Sidebottom nearly has a flirt, but withdraws

England 587/7   RJ Sidebottom 1* (13b)

154.3

Harris to Sidebottom, no run, wide delivery, stays low and Boucher collects it easily

154.4

Harris to Sidebottom, no run, comes onto the front foot and square-drives to backward point

154.5

Harris to Sidebottom, no run, pushes at one from the crease, edging into the grass in front of slip

154.6

Harris to Sidebottom, no run, flat on middle and off, sliding in, and its competently defended

England 588/7   RJ Sidebottom 1* (17b)

155.2

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, hah! Sidebottom has had enough of being peppered by Steyn and tries to swat a bouncer but only takes his eyes off the ball and misses, which has Steyn amused

155.3

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, slower ball but still short and he goes fishing, beaten by the slowness

155.4

Steyn to Sidebottom, 4 leg byes, does connect this time with a wild pull, but it is only ball brushing his side before beating a diving Boucher and first slip, running away to third man for four

155.5

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, another short one, close to the top of off stump, Sidebottom sways

155.6

Steyn to Sidebottom, no run, and bowls a short one, which Sidebottom pulls out of

England 593/7   RJ Sidebottom 1* (22b)
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Series Results
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 7-11, 2008
England won by 6 wickets
England v South Africa at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 2, 2008
South Africa won by 5 wickets
England v South Africa at Leeds - Jul 18-21, 2008
South Africa won by 10 wickets
England v South Africa at Lord's - Jul 10-14, 2008
Match drawn
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