South Africa tour of England, 2008 / Commentary

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41.5

Morkel to Strauss, OUT, big shout by Morkel but that's outside the line - or is it? Gone! Strauss has been given lbw! Well, replays show that Morkel might have been a bit lucky there, but perhaps that's what South Africa's pacemen need to click them into gear

AJ Strauss lbw b Morkel 44 (178m 131b 6x4 0x6) SR: 33.58

England 114/1   AN Cook 59* (123b 9x4)   M Morkel 10.5-0-37-1

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   AN Cook 60* (127b 9x4)   DW Steyn 11-4-27-1

43.5

Morkel to Cook, OUT, and that's a second for Morkel! He bangs it in short and Cook fails to cope with the pace and extra bounce of this one, taking his eyes off the ball and it clangs into him, kissing the handle of the bat and ballooning up in the air for de Villiers to walk in from the slips and take it

AN Cook c de Villiers b Morkel 60 (191m 132b 9x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

England 117/3   KP Pietersen 0* (0b)   M Morkel 11.5-0-37-2

107.1

Morkel to Pietersen, OUT, and he's gone hooking! Morkel slides a short one down leg stump, Pietersen makes a mess of the shot, gloving the ball to Boucher and he walks off as South Africa regroup ... but what an innings, eh? Standing ovation as he walks off for 152

KP Pietersen c †Boucher b Morkel 152 (281m 181b 20x4 1x6) SR: 83.97

England 403/4   IR Bell 111* (204b 12x4)   M Morkel 23.1-3-71-3

110.5

Harris to Collingwood, OUT, and he's gone, with Amla taking a sharp low catch at forward short leg! Harris gets a wicket with a leg-side delivery that just goes on with the arm, the ball pops up as Collingwood plays a defensive, and Amla reacts quickly to hold the ball ... Billy Bowden lifts the crooked finger confidently ... lets see replays on that, Collingwood doesn't look pleased

PD Collingwood c Amla b Harris 7 (15m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

England 413/5   IR Bell 113* (214b 12x4)   PL Harris 18.5-5-67-1

113.3

Morkel to Ambrose, OUT, gone! What a start for South Africa! Excellent line and length just outside the off stump, Ambrose came forward - rather tentatively feeling for it - the edge just carrying to Smith at first slip

TR Ambrose c Smith b Morkel 4 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

England 422/6   IR Bell 118* (223b 12x4)   M Morkel 26.3-3-87-4

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   IR Bell 188* (323b 19x4 1x6)   PL Harris 35.3-8-118-2

156.2

Harris to Bell, OUT, good grief, he's well held on 199! Down he skips, trying to break the shackles, connecting well on the booming drive but its rather well intercepted by Harris himself, steadying and taking it to his right with both hands... Bell is shocked but has to go, well played

IR Bell c & b Harris 199 (496m 336b 20x4 1x6) SR: 59.22

England 593/8   RJ Sidebottom 1* (22b)   PL Harris 38.2-8-129-3
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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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Stuart Broad does up his shoelaces, England v South Africa, first Test, Lord's, July 14, 2008

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Daryl Harper talks to bowler Monty Panesar, England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day, July 14, 2008

Daryl Harper talks to bowler Monty Panesar

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