South Africa tour of England, 2008 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

113.4

Morkel to Broad, no run, short, quick, rising on the equally-tall Broad who defends

113.5

Morkel to Broad, no run, a bit of a waste outside off

113.6

Morkel to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

England 422/6   SCJ Broad 0* (3b)

114.4

Harris to Broad, no run, ooh he beats Broad with a touch of spin there

114.5

Harris to Broad, 1 run, delicately swept by Broad to get off the mark

England 424/6   SCJ Broad 1* (5b)

115.1

Morkel to Broad, FOUR, well, in the end it was a well controlled drive past gully, but Morkel won't mind Broad playing those shots outside his off stump

115.2

Morkel to Broad, 1 leg bye, nudged off his hip

England 435/6   SCJ Broad 5* (7b 1x4)

116.1

Harris to Broad, no run, Broad is forward to this straight delivery

116.2

Harris to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

116.3

Harris to Broad, no run, too wide to tempt Broad who again leaves this non-spinner outside the off stump

116.4

Harris to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

116.5

Harris to Broad, no run, tossed up on the off stump, Broad pushes it out

116.6

Harris to Broad, no run, blocked on the front foot

England 441/6   SCJ Broad 5* (13b 1x4)

117.5

Morkel to Broad, no run, firmly blocked off the back foot

117.6

Morkel to Broad, no run

England 445/6   SCJ Broad 5* (15b 1x4)

118.2

Harris to Broad, no run, Broad tries to sweep - dangerous! - and it scoots through under his bat

118.3

Harris to Broad, no run, blocked to leg

118.4

Harris to Broad, no run, flatter from Harris and defended by Broad

118.5

Harris to Broad, 1 no ball, a no-ball from Harris...

118.5

Harris to Broad, no run, squeezed out past gully on the front foot

118.6

Harris to Broad, no run, very full and dug out to mid-on

England 447/6   SCJ Broad 5* (21b 1x4)

119.4

Morkel to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

119.5

Morkel to Broad, no run, solidly defended on the front foot

119.6

Morkel to Broad, no run, nudged out to cover

England 450/6   SCJ Broad 5* (24b 1x4)

120.2

Harris to Broad, no run, on the off stump, defended

120.3

Harris to Broad, 3 runs, down the leg side and tickled around the corner - nearly for four! Morkel lunges after it - he looks a bit knackered, to be fair

120.6

Harris to Broad, no run, blocked on the front foot

England 459/6   SCJ Broad 8* (27b 1x4)

121.3

Steyn to Broad, FOUR, shot for four, but it's another waste by Steyn, a half-volley outside off. Broad climbs into it, timing it nicely past point for four

121.4

Steyn to Broad, no run, punchily defended to backward point who fields well

121.5

Steyn to Broad, no run, too wide of the off stump to bother Broad, who is utterly unbothered

121.6

Steyn to Broad, no run, too wide, left alone

England 464/6   SCJ Broad 12* (31b 2x4)

123.3

Steyn to Broad, no run, firmly defended

123.4

Steyn to Broad, no run, Broad shuffles into another defensive off the back foto

123.5

Steyn to Broad, no run, punched off the back foot

123.6

Steyn to Broad, 1 run, on his legs and nicely tucked around the corner

England 473/6   SCJ Broad 13* (35b 2x4)

124.1

Kallis to Broad, no run, punched off the back foot

124.2

Kallis to Broad, 2 runs, swinging into his legs, it's again nicely played by Broad. Plays that shot well, with composure, just knocking it off his hip

124.3

Kallis to Broad, no run, a waste outside off

124.4

Kallis to Broad, no run, nice set-up by Broad, driving to mid-off, but without timing

124.5

Kallis to Broad, 3 runs, excellent stroke! Short of a length and he hits it on the up through midwicket and Ntini gives chase

England 478/6   SCJ Broad 18* (40b 2x4)

125.1

Steyn to Broad, no run, full outside off stump but wide enough for Broad to leave it be

125.2

Steyn to Broad, no run, full outside leg stump, mistimes the flick to short midwicket

125.3

Steyn to Broad, no run, drops short but Broad rides the bounce, steering it off the toes to point

125.4

Steyn to Broad, no run, short of a length once more but Broad's on tip-toes, playing it well

125.5

Steyn to Broad, no run, out slips a full toss, which Broad tucks to short midwicket

125.6

Steyn to Broad, no run, gets back and across and steers this one to backward point

England 480/6   SCJ Broad 18* (46b 2x4)

127.1

Steyn to Broad, no run, from round the stumps, dug into his body, but Broad hops up and defends

127.2

Steyn to Broad, no run, another half-tracker, wide of the stumps, and Broad watches it pass

127.3

Steyn to Broad, no run, short and angling in, gets up nice and tall and defends to point

127.4

Steyn to Broad, no run, he's working him with the short stuff, but Broad is up to task, getting taller and gently tapping the ball down in front of cover and point

127.5

Steyn to Broad, no run, short on the body, he gets up and drops it in front of short leg

127.6

Steyn to Broad, no run, whips this one from leg stump to a diving Harris at midwicket

England 485/6   SCJ Broad 18* (52b 2x4)

128.3

Harris to Broad, no run, flat on the stumps and Broad stretches forward to defend

128.4

Harris to Broad, no run, twirls this one outside off and he gets well forward to block it out

128.5

Harris to Broad, no run, quicker, spinning in and again Broad gets bat and pad together

128.6

Harris to Broad, 1 run, thats wide and tempting and he now squeezes a drive past point

England 487/6   SCJ Broad 19* (56b 2x4)

129.1

Steyn to Broad, no run, fullish outside off stump and he plays it towards cover

129.2

Steyn to Broad, 2 runs, sharp, fast, short delivery peppers his body and he tucks it just over Amla at short leg, forcing a leg gully to now come into place

129.3

Steyn to Broad, no run, angled across him at a decent height and he leaves it alone

129.4

Steyn to Broad, no run, short on the stumps, back and across he goes, defending tightly

129.5

Steyn to Broad, no run, quick, hostile short one again, over leg and middle, getting Broad torn between pulling and leaving and in the end he ducks under it, and Steyn gives him advice

129.6

Steyn to Broad, 2 runs, top shot, hopping up and timing this sweetly off the face of the bat, middling the short one down past mid-off and running hard for the second

England 491/6   SCJ Broad 23* (62b 2x4)

130.4

Harris to Broad, FOUR, just picks up the full and flat delivery from off stump and whips it into the gap between midwicket and mid-on excellently, quality batting from Broad

130.5

Harris to Broad, no run, slower now, outside off, and he gets in to defend it

130.6

Harris to Broad, no run, flat on middle and leg, tucked straight to midwicket this time

England 496/6   SCJ Broad 27* (65b 3x4)

131.5

Steyn to Broad, 3 runs, well played, getting over a short one on the body and tucking it in the air wide of forward short leg, pumping hard to come back for the second, and a poor overthrow allows more runs, and so up comes England's 500

England 500/6   SCJ Broad 30* (66b 3x4)

132.1

Harris to Broad, no run, flat on off stump, Broad gets forward and defends it back

132.2

Harris to Broad, no run, slower, wider, still no spin and Broad gets across and leaves

132.3

Harris to Broad, no run, flatter, quicker, off stump, turned to forward short leg

132.4

Harris to Broad, no run, gets across and works this one from off stump to short leg

132.5

Harris to Broad, no run, quicker delivery on middle and leg, turned to midwicket by Broad

132.6

Harris to Broad, no run, identical stuff, Harris bowls it flat and Broad turns it to midwicket

England 500/6   SCJ Broad 30* (72b 3x4)

133.6

Ntini to Broad, 3 runs, more runs, so sweetly timed off the hips past Amla at short midwicket, who has to pursue it and does well to finger it back at the boundary edge

England 512/6   SCJ Broad 33* (73b 3x4)

134.1

Harris to Broad, no run, flat outside off stump and defended to point

134.2

Harris to Broad, FOUR, whips a full and flat one via a thin inside-edge, and it beats square leg

134.3

Harris to Broad, 3 runs, and now he reaches out and paddles this one past square leg

England 519/6   SCJ Broad 40* (76b 4x4)

135.1

Ntini to Broad, 1 run, wrong line, outside leg stump and turned away off the pads for a single

England 520/6   SCJ Broad 41* (77b 4x4)

136.1

Harris to Broad, no run, flat on middle and off and Broad defends to the on-side

136.2

Harris to Broad, no run, fuller, flatter, and a firm whip goes straight to midwicket

136.3

Harris to Broad, no run, bit of loop there and Broad defends off the front foot

136.4

Harris to Broad, 1 run, short and he gets back, cutting into the covers where Morkel cuts it off

England 523/6   SCJ Broad 42* (81b 4x4)

137.1

Ntini to Broad, FOUR, so easy for Broad, getting up on one leg and swatting the short ball over square leg, almost indifferently helping it away off the hips ... Ntini has no answer

137.2

Ntini to Broad, no run, gets back and drives off the back foot, Ntini gets a hand on it and stops it

137.3

Ntini to Broad, no run, bouncer now, rising outside off, Broad hops up and lets it go

137.4

Ntini to Broad, FOUR, ah you beauty, just cracking a back-foot drive smack between the covers and that will be back-to-back Test half-centuries for young Broad .. thats a top-quality shot

137.5

Ntini to Broad, FOUR, and there comes an ugly flash and a thick outside-edge but again, Smith has not employed a slip and so Broad gets another boundary

137.6

Ntini to Broad, no run, slower ball, full outside off, Broad leaves it alone, tucks his bat, and goes

England 535/6   SCJ Broad 54* (87b 7x4)

138.5

Harris to Broad, no run, good line and length, Broad defends

138.6

Harris to Broad, 1 run, Broad's gone aerial. "Catch it!" is the cry by Boucher but it's just over short midwicket

England 537/6   SCJ Broad 55* (89b 7x4)

139.1

Morkel to Broad, FOUR, on his legs, whipped to deep midwicket for four. Another sublime stroke off his hip

139.2

Morkel to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

139.3

Morkel to Broad, no run, again ignored

139.4

Morkel to Broad, FOUR, one off the legs, and now through the off side - played on the up past point. This is very impressive batting indeed

139.5

Morkel to Broad, 2 runs, he's done it again, also on the up, but not for four this time

139.6

Morkel to Broad, no run, squirtily squeezed to point

England 547/6   SCJ Broad 65* (95b 9x4)

141.2

Morkel to Broad, 2 runs, again on his legs, again Broad doesn't miss out with a nice flick

141.3

Morkel to Broad, no run, nudged off his hip

141.4

Morkel to Broad, no run, crunched on the front foot out to deep extra cover

141.5

Morkel to Broad, 1 run, paddled around the corner

England 552/6   SCJ Broad 68* (99b 9x4)

143.5

Morkel to Broad, no run, crunched off the back foot

143.6

Morkel to Broad, no run, punched to the leg-side

England 559/6   SCJ Broad 68* (101b 9x4)

144.2

Harris to Broad, no run, cut to point

144.3

Harris to Broad, FOUR, hit over the top for four. This is good batting, doubtless, but the bowling is decidedly disappointing

144.4

Harris to Broad, no run, firmly worked off his pads to short midwicket

144.5

Harris to Broad, no run, flicked to the leg side

144.6

Harris to Broad, no run, again turned to the leg side

England 564/6   SCJ Broad 72* (106b 10x4)

145.2

Morkel to Broad, no run, forced out to the off side

145.3

Morkel to Broad, no run, short of a length from Broad, punched off the back fooot to mid-off

145.4

Morkel to Broad, no run, forced out to the off side

145.5

Morkel to Broad, no run, well wide of the off stump

145.6

Morkel to Broad, 2 runs, stabbed down to third man and there's nearly a calamitous cock-up by Harris and co, but disaster is averted

England 567/6   SCJ Broad 74* (111b 10x4)

147.1

Ntini to Broad, no run, smooched to mid-on

147.2

Ntini to Broad, no run, on his legs and, for once, Broad misses out on his favoured flicky-shot through midwicket. Ntini appeals. It is not a long appeal

147.3

Ntini to Broad, no run, he swishes and misses to a wide ball outside off

147.4

Ntini to Broad, no run, left alone

147.5

Ntini to Broad, 1 run, crunched off the back foot out to deep extra cover

England 570/6   SCJ Broad 75* (116b 10x4)

149.1

Ntini to Broad, no run, blocked off the back foot

149.2

Ntini to Broad, no run, defended off the back foot

149.3

Ntini to Broad, no run, punched out to cover - brilliant stop by McKenzie! Diving away to his right. Fine effort

149.4

Ntini to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

149.5

Ntini to Broad, 1 run, uppishly sliced down to third man

England 572/6   SCJ Broad 76* (121b 10x4)

150.1

Harris to Broad, no run, business as usual, Harris bowling it flat and Broad working to it leg

150.2

Harris to Broad, no run, and again, he gets a stride in and turns the ball to midwicket

150.3

Harris to Broad, OUT, timber! Broad goes for a meaty whip across the line, rather ugly, looking to work a full and flat delivery to midwicket but the ball turns ever so slightly and disturbs the furniture

SCJ Broad b Harris 76 (158m 124b 10x4 0x6) SR: 61.29

England 574/7   SCJ Broad 76 (124b 10x4)
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