South Africa tour of England, 3rd Test: England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jul 30-Aug 2, 2008
South Africa won by 5 wickets
30,31 July, 1,2 August 2008 (5-day match)
  • 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)
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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