South Africa tour of England, 2008 / Wicket commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

5.2

Anderson to Smith, OUT, extra bounce does Smith in and Anderson has the breakthrough! This one does not stay low, instead sitting up more than Smith expected, pitching on middle and leg, and it takes the shoulder of his bat as he presses forward, ballooning up and Bell at gully makes no mistakes

GC Smith c Bell b Anderson 8 (23m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.09

South Africa 13/1   ND McKenzie 5* (11b 1x4)   JM Anderson 2.2-0-3-1

14.6

Broad to Amla, OUT, edged and taken! Amla can't hold back on pushing loosely at a full delivery, bat away from body, and there's a faint tickle through to Ambrose, much to Broad's cherub-faced delight!

HM Amla c †Ambrose b Broad 6 (42m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

South Africa 28/2   ND McKenzie 12* (37b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 3-1-11-1

21.6

Sidebottom to Kallis, OUT, excellent catch, and Kallis is gone! A huge blow to South Africa. Sidebottom angled it across the batsman - perhaps Kallis thought it was going to come back in - and Strauss, at first slip, dived forward and to his right to take a smart and low catch

JH Kallis c Strauss b Sidebottom 7 (35m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

South Africa 47/3   ND McKenzie 24* (60b 3x4)   RJ Sidebottom 9-1-18-1

30.1

Panesar to McKenzie, OUT, bowled em round the legs! Monty strikes by drifting one down the leg side, spinning out of the rough, McKenzie gets across and doesn't get bat on it, and loses his leg stump

ND McKenzie b Panesar 40 (139m 89b 5x4 0x6) SR: 44.94

South Africa 83/4   AG Prince 20* (20b 3x4)   MS Panesar 2.1-0-6-1

62.6

Panesar to de Villiers, OUT, what a catch by Anderson! Monty tossed it up and de Villiers skipped into a leg-side flick which appeared to be evading mid-on for four. Until, that is, Anderson flung himself high to his left to cling onto a superb two-handed grasp while airborne

AB de Villiers c Anderson b Panesar 42 (128m 119b 5x4 0x6) SR: 35.29

South Africa 161/5   AG Prince 53* (98b 8x4)   MS Panesar 15-3-46-2

67.1

Broad to Boucher, OUT, bowled him first ball! Short of a length and cutting just a touch back into Boucher who tried to leave it - but he was far too late. A thick inside edge saw the ball hammer into his stumps

MV Boucher b Broad 4 (16m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

South Africa 166/6   AG Prince 54* (112b 8x4)   SCJ Broad 12.1-2-45-2

72.6

Panesar to Morkel, OUT, he's done him! Unlike the last ball, Morkel's defence is far from watertight and - with great spin back into him - he's bowled by a corker. Monty's done him like a kipper

M Morkel b Panesar 6 (22m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

South Africa 191/7   AG Prince 73* (125b 10x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 20-4-62-3

76.5

Panesar to Harris, OUT, what a catch! Anderson's on top fielding form today, scrambling round from mid on and taking the ball low as he nearly dived forward, Harris just popping up softly as he came down the track and down some more and looked to drive over the top of mid-on

PL Harris c Anderson b Panesar 6 (19m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

South Africa 203/8   AG Prince 77* (130b 10x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 21.5-4-65-4

90.5

Sidebottom to Prince, OUT, got him this time. A rare loose from Prince, driving at a wider ball from Sidebottom, and Ambrose takes a simple catch

AG Prince c †Ambrose b Sidebottom 101 (295m 183b 13x4 1x6) SR: 55.19

South Africa 245/9   DW Steyn 17* (31b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 18.5-2-41-2

93.3

Pietersen to Steyn, OUT, and Pietersen's done it, tossing this up outside off, and Steyn attempts to hit this into cow corner but can only sky it to Sidebottom at mid-off

DW Steyn c Sidebottom b Pietersen 19 (81m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 41.30

South Africa 247/10   M Ntini 0* (1b)   KP Pietersen 0.3-0-0-1
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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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Jul 14, 2008

Stuart Broad does up his shoelaces, England v South Africa, first Test, Lord's, July 14, 2008

Stuart Broad does up his shoelaces

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Jul 14, 2008

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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