South Africa tour of England, 1st Test: England v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 10-14, 2008
Match drawn
Played at Lord's, London
10,11,12,13,14 July 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
0.1

Steyn to Strauss, no run, down the leg side and swinging further down the leg-side. The ball hardly carried to the wicketkeeper, either, which is a bit of a concern

0.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, better line outside off, but again this bounces before Boucher who looks quizzically at the turf

0.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, that's a better ball, at 86.2mph, which does carry through to Boucher and shapes back into the left-handed Strauss. The slips roar their approval

0.4

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

0.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, again too wide though it cuts away from Strauss off the seam

0.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, the first testing delivery that Strauss is made to work for, as it cuts back handily into the left-hander who chops it down

England 0/0   DW Steyn 1-1-0-0
2.1

Steyn to Strauss, no run, a touch too wide of the off stump and Strauss shuffles back to leave it alone

2.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, again left alone outside off

2.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, short of a length and rising on Strauss who leaves it alone

2.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, and this bends back into Strauss on a nice length, who drives it crisply and quite powerfully back to Steyn

2.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, much too wide, left alone

2.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, last ball of the over is defended cautiously - perhaps hurried onto him a touch - out to gully

England 0/0   DW Steyn 2-2-0-0
4.1

Steyn to Strauss, no run, ooh that's better from Steyn, bending back into Strauss who is well back in his crease. He defends very solidly, punching it back to the bowler

4.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, comfortably left outside off, and Boucher takes it grass-high

4.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, good ball! Well bowled indeed, a lovely line in the corridor of uncertainty (© G Boycott) that the left-hander is lured into fishing at

4.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, wideish, left alone. No sign of swing

4.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, again, too wide...

4.6

Steyn to Strauss, 1 run, and Strauss drops this out to the off side for a quick single

England 3/0   DW Steyn 3-2-1-0
23.1

Steyn to Strauss, no run, gets back and plays one short of a length loosely back to Steyn

23.2

Steyn to Strauss, 2 runs, wrong line, on leg stump and straightening down and he easily clips that off the hips down to Ntini running around from fine leg

23.3

Steyn to Strauss, 1 run, short of a length on off stump and straightening, Strauss again gets into position and turns that towards square leg to give Cook strike

23.4

Steyn to Cook, no run, slips out too full and wide of the stumps and he leaves it for Boucher

23.5

Steyn to Cook, FOUR, doesn't move his feet but pushes at it gently enough to get a thick outside-edge into his preferred gap between a diving backward point and the slip region

23.6

Steyn to Cook, no run, good length ball, moving, but Cook gets well over it to defend

England 66/0   DW Steyn 4-2-8-0
25.1

Steyn to Cook, no run, too far away and Cook can leave those alone all day, I have to say

25.2

Steyn to Cook, no run, back of a length outside off and he gets tall to let it go to Boucher

25.3

Steyn to Cook, no run, angles it across him again and he is confident to leave those alone

25.4

Steyn to Cook, 1 run, rubbish, full on the toes and turned out to the man at fine leg

25.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, works it away from him off a length and Strauss watches it pass

25.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, better stuff, at least he's made him play that! Pitches just outside off stump and straightens into Strauss, who gets into position and defends it back

England 71/0   DW Steyn 5-2-9-0
27.1

Steyn to Strauss, no run, hello, whats he up to? Strauss sees a short length and thinks about pulling, but then decides to pull out at, the ball takes his angled bat and flies towards backward point, but it doesn't carry to de Villiers

27.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, good follow-up, a bouncer outside off stump and Strauss swerves

27.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, back of a length outside off stump and he leaves it be this time

27.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, short ball, sits up and gets Strauss cramped for room, shuffling across to try and pull but instead gets tall and does well to drop the ball down at his feet

27.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, short again, going across at pace and Strauss sways out of harm's way

27.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, full and wide, Strauss leaves it be and heads for the dressing room

England 71/0   DW Steyn 6-3-9-0
29.1

Steyn to Cook, 1 run, a useful short ball from Steyn rising onto Cook, who is well back in his crease. A tuck off his hips brings him a single

29.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, good line and length - that's where Steyn and South Africa need to aim

29.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, crisply driven on the up, slightly uppishly, to gully

29.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, straight ball that Strauss prods at and defends

29.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, driven a little loosely outside the off stump to gully, his bottom hand falling off the handle as he does so. Straight to the fielder

29.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, a waste: too wide and left alone

England 73/0   DW Steyn 7-3-10-0
31.1

Steyn to Strauss, no run, ooh Strauss is nearly lured into playing at this inswinger outside his off stump, but flicks his bat up and away

31.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, touch shorter and he attempts a pull, miscuing it into the ground

31.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, fast but too full and wide of the off stump. Steyn does not look comfortable out there at all

31.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

31.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, swinging back into Strauss who crunches it back to the bowler

31.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, again, despite going around the wicket, it's a bit too wide ... though Strauss tries to drive and misses

England 77/0   DW Steyn 8-4-10-0
33.1

Steyn to Cook, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

33.2

Steyn to Cook, 5 no balls, good grief. A no-ball and it's remarkably wide - poor old Boucher hasn't got a hope, parrying it down to third man for four

33.2

Steyn to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

33.3

Steyn to Cook, no run, a bit too wide once more from Steyn

33.4

Steyn to Cook, no run, again left alone outside off, though a touch of swing into the left-hander

33.5

Steyn to Cook, no run, well, it's too wide again. Steyn's not happy, roaring his anger

33.6

Steyn to Cook, no run, that's a better end to the over on the off stump, defending it solidly

England 87/0   DW Steyn 9-4-15-0
35.1

Steyn to Cook, no run, not a great shot, though it kept low on Cook. A short ball from Steyn and it just didn't sit up on Cook as he expected, sneaking underneath his pull

35.2

Steyn to Cook, 1 run, that did bounce, but there was no pace from Steyn. Cook patted it through midwicket, coaxing it as though tempting a snake out of its cage

35.3

Steyn to Strauss, FOUR, bash - that's four. A savage cut to a wide, "hit me for four" ball

35.4

Steyn to Strauss, 1 run, ah, neat stroke - but look how much time Strauss has! It sat up and he just paddled it around the corner

35.5

Steyn to Cook, 3 runs, full toss, Cook leans on it without really timing it, down the ground

35.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, much too wide, left alone

England 98/0   DW Steyn 10-4-24-0
42.1

Steyn to Cook, no run, full and very wide, so again he can just easily let that one pass

42.2

Steyn to Cook, no run, gets bat on this one, defending it down to point

42.3

Steyn to Cook, no run, beaten on the drive, as the ball pitches full and in the slot but some poor footwork and a hint of movement results in the ball sneaking through the gap between bat and pad

42.4

Steyn to Cook, 1 run, thats too wide and Cook squirts it down past gully to Haris in the deep

42.5

Steyn to Vaughan, 2 runs, outside-edge first ball, as Vaughan looks to work this off the pads but is swings and straightens and he ends up squeezing it past point for two

42.6

Steyn to Vaughan, OUT, what a ripper! Vaughan's a shaky starter and this did him in, pitching on a length, middle and off, straightening, and he plays all around it, losing his off stump

MP Vaughan b Steyn 2 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 117/2   DW Steyn 11-4-27-1
44.1

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, wrong line, really off-line, sliding miles down the leg stump

44.2

Steyn to Pietersen, 1 run, oh ho ho ho .... pitches on middle, straightens, he turns it to midwicket and sets off, Ntini runs in and collects from mid-on, has a throw ... and misses! Pietersen was no where in the frame, for crying out loud!

44.3

Steyn to Bell, 2 runs, too full again and Bell's onto the front foot, pushing pas cover and point

44.4

Steyn to Bell, no run, hello ... Steyn's on the mark, pitching on an unplayable length outside off stump and moving the ball away from Bell's bat, beaten on a leaden-footed push

44.5

Steyn to Bell, FOUR, but thats another freebie, a half-volley on the toes and he makes a living playing that shot, does Bell, just clipping with the swing over midwicket, top shot

44.6

Steyn to Bell, no run, full outside off, some movement away, and Bell shoulders arms

England 128/3   DW Steyn 12-4-34-1
47.1

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, oh thats close, bat just coming down in time on a straight delivery, working it behind square leg for a single

47.2

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, ouch! Thats taken him flush on the side of the helmet! Pietersen misjudges this one, ducking into it, turning his head away, and then cops it on the back of the head ... he falls back onto his backside and gets up, shaking his head ... he turned around when he realised he had misread the length ... looks groggy but he's good to go

47.3

Steyn to Pietersen, 1 run, and he's away confidently, getting up on his toes, shuffling across, and whipping this from just outside off stump out to deep square leg for one

47.4

Steyn to Bell, no run, short again, angling into Bell, who sways out of the ball's passage

47.5

Steyn to Bell, FOUR, overpitched and Bell's onto the front foot, driving this back past mid-off

47.6

Steyn to Bell, no run, comes onto the front foot and checks his shot, playing it back to Steyn, who gets his right hand out and can't quite collect cleanly, and Bell sends Pietersen back

England 143/3   DW Steyn 13-4-40-1
49.1

Steyn to Bell, 3 runs, too full and Bell drives off the front foot into the covers, Harris chases

49.2

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, dug in short, Pietersen gets across and tries to work it away but is nearly beaten by the angle and bounce, but adjusts well enough to drop it down in front of cover

49.3

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, full on middle and off, swinging in, confidently on-driven to midwicket

49.4

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, full outside off stump, could be driven, but Pietersen shoulders arms

49.5

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, straightens after pitching and he defends with a full face of the bat

49.6

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, movement through the air, lands on a yorker length and again Pietersen works that across towards mid-on, looking very confident

England 148/3   DW Steyn 14-4-43-1
65.1

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off. An "up and down" delivery; no swing or movement

65.2

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen drives, not timing it, and Steyn picks it up in his follow-through

65.3

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, no great pace from Steyn. Pietersen ignores this outside his off stump

65.4

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, smashed back past the bowler and Bell has to dive back into his ground. Mighty close

65.5

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, left alone

65.6

Steyn to Pietersen, FOUR, four more. Poor, wasteful bowling I'm afraid. Short and wide, it sat up and begged to be smacked through the covers off the back foot

England 215/3   DW Steyn 15-4-47-1
67.1

Steyn to Bell, no run, defended on the back foot

67.2

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, good cricket by Bell, dropping this down to the off side and sprinting through for a single

67.3

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, stands tall and drives this off a thick inside edge to mid-on

67.4

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, the bouncer which he leaves alone

67.5

Steyn to Pietersen, FOUR, that bounced pretty high on Pietersen - head-high, in fact - but he played it superbly, pulling it in front of square for another four

67.6

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, another disdainfully-struck shot on the front foot, but he mistimes it

England 227/3   DW Steyn 16-4-52-1
69.1

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, back of a length, no movement, Pietersen removes a hand and leaves

69.2

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, gets back and punches one, but with too much bottom hand

69.3

Steyn to Pietersen, FOUR, too full and thats clipped superbly between midwicket and mid-on

69.4

Steyn to Pietersen, 1 wide, the response is a bouncer, miles away from the stumps and Boucher has plenty of leaping and pouching to do and the umpire signals wide for height

69.4

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, full, he drives this sluggishly off the front foot and Steyn easily fields

69.5

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, clever slower ball, fingers rolled across the seam, ball lands on a length and draws Pietersen forward and playing, beaten by the slowness of that one

69.6

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, gets forward, drills a length ball very hard on the up to cover, well stopped

England 236/3   DW Steyn 17-4-57-1
82.1

Steyn to Pietersen, FOUR, oh thats so well played, just clipping it from in front of his pad - had he missed it was taking out leg stump - and sends it up the hill past midwicket, wow!

82.2

Steyn to Pietersen, 1 run, he's going for it in style, flashing a firm front-foot cut out to deep point

82.3

Steyn to Bell, no run, shapes this away from Bell off a length, who is half sucked into a flirt

82.4

Steyn to Bell, no run, good ball, straightening after pitching, Bell eases that back to Steyn

82.5

Steyn to Bell, no run, attempted yorker on leg stump, Bell just toe-ends the flick to midwicket

82.6

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, too short and Bell keeps strike with a dab out to deep point

England 282/3   DW Steyn 18-4-63-1
84.1

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, back of a length, gently tapped towards point and he calls for the single

84.2

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, early onto the front foot, punching a drive back to Steyn, who fields

84.3

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, smartly delivered short one outside off, kicking and rearing, Pietersen is inching onto the front foot and then flashes a thought about playing it but wisely leaves it

84.4

Steyn to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller this time, bringing him onto the front foot and he drives hard to mid-off, where Ntini dives over it and allows the single, so KP moves on to 98

84.5

Steyn to Bell, no run, change of pace sucks him onto the drive and the shape away just misses kissing the edge of the bat and sneaking through an edge to Boucher

84.6

Steyn to Bell, no run, full again, moving away and inviting the drive, but Bell resists playing

England 285/3   DW Steyn 19-4-65-1
86.1

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, thats an appeal! Steyn pitches it on a length and moves it in, the ball takes the side flap of Pietersen's front pad as he hops back to defend, they all ask the question and Bowden reckons it was going over the top of off stump

86.2

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, full and wider, and he leaves it alone that time

86.3

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, full, moving through the air, he uses his feet and squeezes it to cover

86.4

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, shapes it away off a length, Pietersen leaves it alone

86.5

Steyn to Pietersen, 1 run, down the pads and he tickles it to fine leg for a single

86.6

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, pitches and straightens, Bell softly plays at it and ends up running it down to Ntini at third man, so he's going to keep strike

England 296/3   DW Steyn 20-4-67-1
88.1

Steyn to Bell, no run, fullish on about off stump and Bell drives it to Amla in the covers

88.2

Steyn to Bell, no run, well bowled, well defended, Bell right behind one that straightens

88.3

Steyn to Bell, no run, moves in off a fuller length and Bell defends it to mid-off this time

88.4

Steyn to Bell, no run, in the slot just outside off, he comes forward and leaves it alone

88.5

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, pitches on off and straightens, Bell watchfully taps to point for one

88.6

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, gets in line with the ball and defends it towards midwicket

England 302/3   DW Steyn 21-4-68-1
90.1

Steyn to Bell, no run, a touch of swing to start with for Steyn, but a bit of a stiff-looking delivery to start with. It drops short of Boucher again, too

90.2

Steyn to Bell, FOUR, oh, shot. Sweetly, silkily played off his legs through midwicket with sublime timing. Poor ball from Steyn, and he vents his frustration with a few choice four-letter words

90.3

Steyn to Bell, no run, and a better ball this time, on middle-and-off, which Bell defends solidly

90.4

Steyn to Bell, no run, a shorter ball, and really that demonstrates how slow this pitch is. Outside off, it looped through to Boucher at waist-knee height. Bell refuses to play

90.5

Steyn to Bell, no run, well bowled, a little outswinger on the off stump, and Bell crouches into a defensive

90.6

Steyn to Bell, no run, and it's blocked to end the over

England 313/3   DW Steyn 22-4-72-1
92.1

Steyn to Bell, 2 runs, tucked off his hip and they scamper through for a single. In fact, excellent running brings two

92.2

Steyn to Bell, no run, shorter from Steyn and noticeably quicker than his previous over, Bell ducks beneath it

92.3

Steyn to Bell, 1 no ball, quick ball which forces Bell onto the back foot and demands a careful defensive. But it's a no-ball, old chap

92.3

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

92.4

Steyn to Bell, 3 runs, drifting down the leg side and Bell flicks this sweetly through midwicket. Lovely timing

92.5

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, oh, a waste from Steyn - down the leg-side. That rather sums up South Africa's bowling

92.6

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, better delivery this time on the middle stump, and Pietersen's attempt to whip it through midwicket fails...as he finds mid-on

England 323/3   DW Steyn 23-4-78-1
94.1

Steyn to Pietersen, 3 runs, drifting down the leg-side and Pietersen flicks this determinedly, with authority, through midwicket

94.2

Steyn to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

94.3

Steyn to Bell, no run, flicked to mid-on. Again, a leg-side stray from Steyn

94.4

Steyn to Bell, no run, outside off, an attempt by Bell to angle this past the slips but Kallis does well, lunging down to his right and fielding it smartly

94.5

Steyn to Bell, no run, wide of the off stump and swinging wider

94.6

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, on the off stump, and such is the deep field that Bell can drop it out to cover and sprint through for a single. Jog, rather than sprint.

England 331/3   DW Steyn 24-4-82-1
96.1

Steyn to Bell, no run, outside off and left alone. Good ball from Steyn - nice line

96.2

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, too straight, turned around the corner

96.3

Steyn to Pietersen, FOUR, smash! A half-volley outside off, Pietersen absolutely laces it through extra cover for the sixth boundary of the morning

96.4

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, ooh, a touch of over-excitement from Pietersen here! Outside off, a touch shorter and Pietersen tries to do a pick-up over midwicket ... but the ball crept low on him

96.5

Steyn to Pietersen, 5 wides, oh dear. Steyn cranks up the pace but loses his radar horribly, down the leg-side, and Boucher can only parry it further to fine leg for four

96.5

Steyn to Pietersen, 1 run, again short, Pietersen helps it around the corner

96.6

Steyn to Bell, no run, sweetly off-driven to mid-off

England 355/3   DW Steyn 25-4-93-1
98.1

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stands tall, not bothered in moving his feet, and carves this off the back foot to mid-off

98.2

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, short, wide of the off stump and ignored

98.3

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, ooh and this takes the thigh-pad. Half a shout by the South Africans

98.4

Steyn to Pietersen, FOUR, another short delivery, a half-tracker, and Pietersen absolutely clobbers it in front of square for four. He's clobbered it

98.5

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, well bowled! Good comeback, fuller and swinging back into Pietersen, it raps him on the pads but is sliding down leg

98.6

Steyn to Pietersen, no run, fielded! That's the sort of gazelle-like fielding we've not yet seen from South Africa as Pietersen whips this to leg, and de Villiers pulls off a fine save at short midwicket

England 362/3   DW Steyn 26-4-97-1
121.1

Steyn to Bell, no run, defended on the front foot

121.2

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, whipped through square leg

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   DW Steyn 27-4-102-1
123.1

Steyn to Bell, FOUR, magnificent shot down the ground, punchily driven. Just a prod, really - as straight as you like, and he raises his bat and helmet to acknowledge his 150

123.2

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, Bell drops this down to backward point by de Villiers - oh dear, trouble here for Broad who's given up hope, but de Villiers is off balance, and the throw wild

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   DW Steyn 28-4-108-1
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   DW Steyn 29-5-108-1
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   DW Steyn 30-6-108-1
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   DW Steyn 31-6-112-1
131.1

Steyn to Bell, no run, short of a length on the stumps, defended to short midwicket

131.2

Steyn to Bell, no run, overpitched on leg stump but Bell cannot time that away for four

131.3

Steyn to Bell, no run, too far down leg stump and poor Boucher has some diving to do

131.4

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, short of a length outside off, up goes Bell, tapping it to point

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

131.6

Steyn to Bell, no run, short and he takes a hand off the bat before defending to point

England 500/6   DW Steyn 32-6-116-1
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   DW Steyn 33-7-116-1
153.1

Steyn to Bell, 2 leg byes, angles it down the pads and he eases that down to deep square leg

153.2

Steyn to Bell, 1 leg bye, ah, and he stays there, as umpire Harper signals leg-byes on a repeat of the previous shot, the ball trickling down to fine leg this time

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   DW Steyn 34-8-116-1
155.1

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, well, he gets one! Goes to pull a half-tracker and scoops it over Kallis at midwicket, the ball is in the air for some time but the fielder cannot run back in time, so Bell completes a nervous single to move to 199

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   DW Steyn 35-8-117-1
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