South Africa tour of England, 2008 / Commentary

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

10.1

Kallis to Strauss, no run, on the off stump and just a touch of swing back into the left hander

10.2

Kallis to Strauss, no run, like Steyn and Morkel, and Ntini, he starts this wide of the off stump

10.3

Kallis to Strauss, no run, better, fuller, but left alone. Too wide

10.4

Kallis to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

10.5

Kallis to Strauss, no run, confidently driven out to gully

10.6

Kallis to Strauss, no run, again this is too wide and left alone

England 23/0   JH Kallis 1-1-0-0

12.1

Kallis to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump, swinging wider still

12.2

Kallis to Cook, no run, a little fuller, a little straighter and Cook nudges it out to the off side

12.3

Kallis to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

12.4

Kallis to Cook, no run, on the off stump, Cook comes half forward to defend

12.5

Kallis to Cook, no run, left alone

12.6

Kallis to Cook, no run, a good delivery this time bending back into the left hander but he's solid in defence

England 32/0   JH Kallis 2-2-0-0

14.1

Kallis to Cook, no run, strides forward to defend a full ball and gets a thick inside-edge

14.2

Kallis to Cook, 1 run, hello, where's he off to? Another thick inside-edge, this one dropping so close to leg stump as Cook goes pulling a short ball, very lucky that

14.3

Kallis to Strauss, no run, fullish ball on middle and off and Strauss drives it back to Kallis

14.4

Kallis to Strauss, 1 run, connects better on his pull than Cook did, hitting the ball low and into the ground in front of midwicket and Harris has work to do out on the boundary ropes

14.5

Kallis to Cook, no run, pushy, nervy stuff from Cook, feeling at one full and going away and he's sort of squared up, running the ball along the grass to a diving backward point

14.6

Kallis to Cook, no run, back to wide again, pushed across the batsman and he leaves

England 35/0   JH Kallis 3-2-2-0

16.1

Kallis to Strauss, no run, aww please, come on ... too wide outside off stump, Strauss leaves

16.2

Kallis to Strauss, no run, thats it, come on Kallis ... lands on off and gets Strauss defending

16.3

Kallis to Strauss, no run, lands on leg and goes across, Strauss moves into line and defends

16.4

Kallis to Strauss, no run, now he doesn't move his feet and goes slashing at a wider one, looked there to be smacked but Strauss could not get bat on it, nearly an edge too

16.5

Kallis to Strauss, no run, fuller now, middle and off, and he rolls the wrists to nudge to midwicket

16.6

Kallis to Strauss, FOUR, thats got some bat on it, just enough for four, as Kallis offers more width and Strauss slaps that between cover and point beautifully

England 42/0   JH Kallis 4-2-6-0

18.1

Kallis to Cook, no run, good stuff, moving in from outside leg stump and Cook firmly defends it

18.2

Kallis to Cook, no run, thats moved in a bit, as Kallis pitches it on a length outside off stump, but Cook knows where his off is and leaves it be ... encouraging for Kallis however

18.3

Kallis to Cook, no run, too full now, Cook comes well forward and defends it back down the track, he's keen on the single as Kallis gets fingers on the ball and parries it away, mid-off is sharp and Strauss waves Cook back

18.4

Kallis to Cook, no run, full again and out he comes, feeling for it and running to point

18.5

Kallis to Cook, 1 run, banged in short outside off and he pulls through midwicket for one

18.6

Kallis to Strauss, no run, back of a length, straightening, and thats safely left alone by Strauss

England 44/0   JH Kallis 5-2-7-0

20.1

Kallis to Strauss, 1 run, tries to drive one that nips in and he survives with a big inside-edge

20.2

Kallis to Cook, FOUR, more uncertainty from Cook raises the fifty for England, Kallis runs in and bangs it in sort of short, Cook shapes to cut but is cramped and edges smack into the gap

20.3

Kallis to Cook, no run, slower ball, too full and wide and Cook leaves it be this time

20.4

Kallis to Cook, no run, sees the fuller length and comes onto the front foot, driving with too much bottom hand, late on the shot, and the ball dribbles into the covers

20.5

Kallis to Cook, no run, decent stuff, pushed across at an angle and Cook lets it go

20.6

Kallis to Cook, no run, nips back in off a length and he hurriedly gets back to tap to point

England 53/0   JH Kallis 6-2-12-0

46.1

Kallis to Bell, no run, good movement, pitching full and coming in, he plays it across the line to midwicket with a firm 'NO!' to his partner down the other end

46.2

Kallis to Bell, FOUR, a bit of room, too full, and a controlled outside-edge earns him four

46.3

Kallis to Bell, FOUR, streaky, very streaky for Bell! This time he gets up onto the toes and chases a rising one and looks on as the extra bounce gets him edging over McKenzie at backward point

46.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, now he opts to leave one pitched up outside off stump

46.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, serves it up there outside off stump, Bell looks tempted but leaves

46.6

Kallis to Bell, 1 run, too straight and he works it with the angle to Harris at deep square leg

England 137/3   JH Kallis 7-2-21-0

48.1

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, slow bouncer, Pietersen takes his eyes off it and ducks to let it go over

48.2

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, full and wide, Pietersen walks well outside off stump and leaves

48.3

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, thats even wider, and moving away, but Pietersen leaves again

48.4

Kallis to Pietersen, 2 runs, gets across dangerously, working the ball from out in front of the pad to Ntini at deep midwicket, who returns an errant throw to the nonstriker's end

48.5

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, full again, inviting the drive, but KP covers off and shoulders arms

48.6

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, and again, he gets well forward and outside the line and leaves it be

England 145/3   JH Kallis 8-2-23-0

50.1

Kallis to Bell, no run, lands on a length, middle and off, and its defended by Bell

50.2

Kallis to Bell, 3 runs, short and wide enough for Bell to get over it and angle it down into the ground through backward point, from where Prince sprints after it and cuts it off rather well as he slides over the boundary marking

50.3

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, pitches full and straightens, Pietersen gets across and works it to leg

50.4

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, strives for the yorker and over-pitches, Pietersen once more looks to flick this across the line but only manages to get the toe end of his bat on ball, and so the ball dribbles to the man at midwicket

50.5

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, full and it shaves in, he now opts to shoulder arms, dangerously

50.6

Kallis to Pietersen, 3 runs, gets some width and steers it away from the body but into the gap, more running and recovering from Prince and thats three to Pietersen

England 154/3   JH Kallis 9-2-29-0

52.1

Kallis to Bell, 2 runs, too much room on offer and Bell steers it past gully for two more

52.2

Kallis to Bell, no run, full and wide, moving away even wider, and he leaves it with a stride in

52.3

Kallis to Bell, no run, nope, too wide from Kallis, Bell needed a pole to reach that one

52.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, better length, straightening outside off and he shoulders arms

52.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, poor, pretty poor, that darts away so wide I'm surprised it wasn't called so

52.6

Kallis to Bell, no run, ah, there to be driven but he eases his shot to a diving cover fielder

England 162/3   JH Kallis 10-2-31-0

71.1

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, starts off full and Pietersen drives off the front foot to Amla at cover

71.2

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, straighter delivery, Pietersen gets forward and drives it back to mid-on

71.3

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, nips back in but he greets it with a straight bat, driving to midwicket

71.4

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, too wide but he can't put it into the gap, reaching out and getting too early on the stroke, and with a bit of bottom hand

71.5

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, foot once more to the pitch but this one's dragged across towards mid-on

71.6

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, back of a length this time and he finishes the maiden with a defensive

England 238/3   JH Kallis 11-3-31-0

73.1

Kallis to Pietersen, 2 runs, gets across and works this one down to deep square leg, all wrists

73.2

Kallis to Pietersen, 3 runs, hammered, as that type of bowling should be, so, so full and wide and Pietersen reached out and hit it hard up the hill through the covers, and Steyn did well to chase it down and cut it off inside the ropes

73.3

Kallis to Bell, no run, better delivery, back of a length outside off and Bell defends it

73.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, and again, gets forward and then drops the ball down at his feet

73.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, onto the front foot and he plays a good-looking drive to extra cover

73.6

Kallis to Bell, 2 runs, easy runs, Bell raising his 19th Test fifty off 89 balls with a steer down past gully for two to a short one, well appreciated by this Lord's crowd

England 247/3   JH Kallis 12-3-38-0

75.1

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, back of a length and wide enough for Pietersen to just leave it be

75.2

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, drives a fuller one, high elbow and all, and Amla slips and slides at cover

75.3

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, harder shot, getting to the pitch and driving to the man at extra cover

75.4

Kallis to Pietersen, 2 runs, tries the short one but Pietersen pulls down past square leg, Ntini fields

75.5

Kallis to Pietersen, 1 run, and again, reaches out and hammers it from outside off stump, there is cover out on the midwicket ropes so the damage is minimal, but Pietersen looks menacing

75.6

Kallis to Bell, 1 run, slower ball, tip-and-run to cover, fielder flings it in and thats well backed up

England 257/3   JH Kallis 13-3-42-0

77.1

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, back of a length, some good carry there after Pietersen leaves it be

77.2

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, gets across and mistimes a nudge to a fuller one, Kallis runs in and collects

77.3

Kallis to Pietersen, 2 runs, well played, using the wrists to muscle this from outside off to square leg

77.4

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, reaches out and drives a wide one hard into the ground, Kallis takes it

77.5

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, hit too hard and early, back leg up and dragging it into the ground

77.6

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, change of pace, full outside off stump and now he watches it through

England 259/3   JH Kallis 14-3-44-0

79.1

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, reaches out and drags this fuller one from outside off towards midwicket

79.2

Kallis to Pietersen, FOUR, thats really well played, a typical, wristy flick from outside off stump, and not to an entirely full delivery, and mid-on has no time to react, thats placement

79.3

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, thats full and driven elegantly, Kallis falls over and manages to stop the ball

79.4

Kallis to Pietersen, 1 run, ah, class, all wrists again, picked from outside off and worked to leg

79.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, slower ball ends up all wrong, full and wide and Bell leaves it be

79.6

Kallis to Bell, no run, better channel, shaping this one back in after Bell shoulders arms

England 268/3   JH Kallis 15-3-49-0

100.1

Kallis to Bell, no run, and nearly a wicket with his first ball! Swinging away from the right-hander, Bell drives meekly at it

100.2

Kallis to Bell, 1 run, on his legs, flicked off his pads and this could be it for Bell. But no! Pietersen sends him back, and Bell smiles wryly. That was a little tight...

100.3

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, dropped by Kallis in his follow-through! Those are the half-chances South Africa need. Pietersen smacked it hard but it flew through Kallis' hands

100.4

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

100.5

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, very wide of the crease. A teaser, but Pietersen will not be teased

100.6

Kallis to Pietersen, 1 run, outside off, Pietersen flicks it to leg and steals the strike from Bell!

England 373/3   JH Kallis 16-3-51-0

102.1

Kallis to Pietersen, 1 run, Bell's on strike! A nudge to leg from KP

102.2

Kallis to Bell, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

102.3

Kallis to Bell, no run, driven to one of the covers, here comes Pietersen - no! He's sent back

102.4

Kallis to Bell, 2 runs, driven past cover for his hundred and he punches his fists, acknowledges the crowd and receives a standing ovation. Pietersen bear-hugs him, and Bell appreciates the applause with a determined wave of the bat

102.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

102.6

Kallis to Bell, 1 run, nudged to leg

England 388/3   JH Kallis 17-3-55-0

122.1

Kallis to Bell, no run, Bell's right behind this good, straight ball

122.2

Kallis to Bell, no run, beaten by a good'un, a poor shot by Bell to a fine outswinger from Kallis

122.3

Kallis to Bell, 2 runs, effortless punch off the back foot for a couple

122.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, driven to cover

122.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, another mistake by Bell who tries to work this straight ball to leg, but gets a leading edge that falls short of extra cover

122.6

Kallis to Bell, 1 run, guided out to deep extra cover

England 467/6   JH Kallis 18-3-58-0

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

124.6

Kallis to Bell, 2 runs, another stray on his legs. Bell just picks him off

England 480/6   JH Kallis 19-3-65-0

126.1

Kallis to Bell, no run, full outside off, Bell reaches out and mistimes the drive to cover

126.2

Kallis to Bell, no run, gets across and plays this one to the fielder as well

126.3

Kallis to Bell, 1 wide, banged in short down the leg side, Bell ducks underneath that one comfortably

126.3

Kallis to Bell, FOUR, smacking shot, riding the bounce and swatting it off the hips and into the gap

126.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, good length outside off and he comes forward, defending to point

126.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, watchfully defends this one, full on off stump, back to Kallis

126.6

Kallis to Bell, no run, gets forward and steers this fullish one to backward point

England 485/6   JH Kallis 20-3-70-0
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England won by 6 wickets
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