South Africa tour of England, 2008 / Commentary

Basil D'Oliveira Trophy - 3rd Test

England v South Africa

South Africa won by 5 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, forces it across him on a nagging angle, left alone

1.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, width outside off, fired across him flat, left alone

1.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, once again left alone as it slants across him

1.4

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, on the legs, tucked off to square and Smith is off the mark as Sidebottom does the retrieving

1.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, defends it hard back down the line

1.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off

South Africa 2/0   GC Smith 2* (6b)

3.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, some swing away outside off

3.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, more swing

3.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, swing is yet again the order of the over, as is leaving

3.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 no ball, fired across him from over the wicket once more, the batsman shoulders arms

3.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, shoulders arms and goes through

3.5

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, driven straight forward and Sidebottom tidies up and slides round

3.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, pushed out forward

South Africa 10/0   GC Smith 5* (13b)

4.1

Sidebottom to Smith, 1 run, defended down off the back foot

4.6

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, fired down the channel, the ball sits up a touch, but ultimately it's left alone

South Africa 12/0   GC Smith 6* (15b)

6.1

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, defended down from off

6.2

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, outside off, some swing away, the batsman lets it go through

6.3

Sidebottom to Smith, no run, defended into the covers

6.4

Sidebottom to Smith, 1 run, outside off, defended forward, a direct hit from Anderson and though the batsman is well in, a third umpire's opinion is requested all the same

South Africa 17/0   GC Smith 7* (19b)

7.1

Flintoff to Smith, no run, he's a threat immediately, the ball forced across him, the batsman playing right inside the line of it

7.2

Flintoff to Smith, OUT, got him! Flintoff is straight into the action, Smith pushing at it and taking an outside edge through to Strauss at first slip who just to say held it low

GC Smith c Strauss b Flintoff 7 (31m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

South Africa 17/1   GC Smith 7 (21b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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Aug 2, 2008

Mark Boucher was not out on 45 leading South Africa to their first series victory in England since 1965, England v South Africa, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, August 2, 2008

Mark Boucher was not out on 45

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Aug 2, 2008

Graeme Smith is mobbed by his team-mates after leading South Africa to their first series victory in England since 1965, England v South Africa, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, August 2, 2008

Graeme Smith is mobbed by his team-mates after leading South Africa to their first series victory in England since 1965

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