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

35.2

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, stands on the back foot and works it into the covers, off the mark straight away

South Africa 118/3   JH Kallis 1* (1b)

36.1

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, down the channel, left alone

36.2

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, a jaffa now from Flintoff, hits a good length, rises up sharply and is very close to the outside edge as the batsman, on the back foot, has to quickly draw in his bat away from danger

36.3

Flintoff to Kallis, 2 runs, more control this time, on the front foot in line with leg and driven out to the on side

36.4

Flintoff to Kallis, 2 runs, played off the legs to square with a whip, Sidebottom does well with the dive inside the rope

36.5

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, on the legs, the batsman gets over it and squeezes out to short square

36.6

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, defended on the front foot now

South Africa 126/3   JH Kallis 5* (7b)

37.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, follows him outside off, the batsman shouldering arms

37.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, on middle and off, played back down

37.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, on off, played back down the track straight

37.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, shortish ball down the channel, some movement away, the batsman lets it go on

37.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, outside off, some movement away again, and once more he lets it go through

South Africa 127/3   JH Kallis 5* (12b)

39.1

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, forced across the right hander from over the wicket, Kallis defending into the covers

39.2

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, defended down off the back foot into the short covers

39.3

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, defended down on the back foot forward

39.4

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, defended on the front foot now into the covers

39.5

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, on the front foot, pushed out to mid on

39.6

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, forced hard across him, lets that one go through

South Africa 135/4   JH Kallis 5* (18b)

40.4

Flintoff to Kallis, 1 run, makes him defend on the front foot

South Africa 137/4   JH Kallis 6* (19b)

41.1

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, outside off, left alone

41.2

Sidebottom to Kallis, FOUR, width outside off, the batsman kneels down, reaches out and drills a flowing cover drive whick skews off just in front of point

41.3

Sidebottom to Kallis, 2 runs, on middle and off, wristed away off the back foot through midwicket

41.4

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, outside off, pushed out to the covers on the front foot

41.5

Sidebottom to Kallis, 1 run, on the legs, pushed off behind square

South Africa 144/4   JH Kallis 13* (24b 1x4)

42.1

Flintoff to Kallis, 1 run, pushed forward

South Africa 145/4   JH Kallis 14* (25b 1x4)

43.1

Sidebottom to Kallis, (no ball) 1 run, driven out to mid off, and there's an overstep

South Africa 147/4   JH Kallis 15* (26b 1x4)

44.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, defended on the front foot

44.2

Anderson to Kallis, 2 runs, outside off, squares up, edged down off the shoulder of the bat down towards the slips

44.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, hits a good length and curls away

44.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, outside off, leaves him a touch late but he does well to fend it down into the covers off the back foot

44.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, outside off, played back down the track towards mid off

44.6

Anderson to Kallis, FOUR, oh, Kallis had to be quick to dig that one out, a full one in front of off, and the edge squirts down through third man

South Africa 153/4   JH Kallis 21* (32b 2x4)

45.2

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, forced across him, the batsman lets it go on the angle

45.3

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, fired very wide down the channel now

45.4

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, on the front foot, pushed out to mid off

45.5

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, defended into the covers

45.6

Sidebottom to Kallis, FOUR, oh, yorker, and that one is squeezed back off the inside edge through the gate and past the stumps and a diving, rolling Ambrose to his left

South Africa 158/4   JH Kallis 25* (37b 3x4)

47.1

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, short ball outside off, frees his shoulders, and cuts to point

47.2

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, peels off a drive off the back foot to the covers

47.3

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, width outside off, worked to the covers

47.4

Collingwood to Kallis, FOUR, on the legs, worked into the gap between midwicket and mid on with a well-timed punch

47.5

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, outside off, some swing away, the batsman lets it go through

47.6

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, on a good length, in line with off, defended on the front foot

South Africa 166/4   JH Kallis 29* (43b 4x4)

49.1

Collingwood to Kallis, FOUR, big width outside off and Kallis simply hammers that one away with a well-reached-for cut away from the body through point

49.2

Collingwood to Kallis, FOUR, on the legs, worked away through midwicket with another good shot from Kallis

49.3

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, driven out to the covers

49.4

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, on the front foot, driven to the covers

49.5

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, oh, a drop, it will have to go down as one, a huge inside edge as Kallis stands up and tries to cut it out, but Ambrose was standing up and had little chance off the huge deflection

49.6

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, lets it go through this time

South Africa 178/4   JH Kallis 37* (49b 6x4)

51.1

Panesar to Kallis, 1 run, on the legs, pushed behind square and a gentle single results

South Africa 183/4   JH Kallis 38* (50b 6x4)

52.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, oh, didn't get hold of that one at all, a would-be hook which fell way short of Sidebottom at mid on. Poor shot

52.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, driven on the up to mid on

52.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, worked out on the front foot to short midwicket

52.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, defended forward

52.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, oh, nearly there for Anderson, hits the seam and moves away just outside off, Kallis jabbed right around it on the front foot

52.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, done him again, beating the outside edge all ends up

South Africa 183/4   JH Kallis 38* (56b 6x4)

54.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, chased it round down leg

54.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, defended on the front foot

54.3

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, clipped away off the legs in front of square

South Africa 188/4   JH Kallis 39* (59b 6x4)

55.1

Panesar to Kallis, FOUR, short ball, some width outside off, wristed away in front of point

55.2

Panesar to Kallis, 1 run, on off, played down off the back foot

55.5

Panesar to Kallis, no run, on middle and off, the batsman gets right over it and pushes it out to short midwicket

55.6

Panesar to Kallis, 1 run, on middle, wristed over to square leg for a straightforward single

South Africa 196/4   JH Kallis 45* (63b 7x4)

56.1

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, fired through the channel, let go

56.2

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, some swing away outside off, the batsman shoulders arms

56.3

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, on the front foot, clamped out to the covers

56.4

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, zipped through, the batsman leaves this one

56.5

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, defended back down in line with off

56.6

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, defended forward on the front foot

South Africa 196/4   JH Kallis 45* (69b 7x4)

57.3

Panesar to Kallis, 1 run, on the legs, clipped to square and Anderson runs round to return it in

South Africa 198/4   JH Kallis 46* (70b 7x4)

58.1

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, forced it through on a good length

58.2

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, defended down on the back foot

58.3

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, outside off, the batsman shoulders arms and lets it go through

58.4

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, pushed forward on the front foot

58.5

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, outside off, lets it go through

58.6

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, good length through, the batsman leaves this one alone

South Africa 198/4   JH Kallis 46* (76b 7x4)

59.3

Panesar to Kallis, no run, on the legs, pushed forward

59.4

Panesar to Kallis, no run, right over it in defence

59.5

Panesar to Kallis, no run, defended on the front foot once more

59.6

Panesar to Kallis, no run, defended forward

South Africa 199/4   JH Kallis 46* (80b 7x4)

61.1

Panesar to Kallis, no run, defended forward

61.2

Panesar to Kallis, no run, defended once more

61.3

Panesar to Kallis, no run, outside off, driven out to the covers

61.4

Panesar to Kallis, 1 run, on middle, flicked away to square, they think about the second but quickly decide against it

South Africa 200/4   JH Kallis 47* (84b 7x4)

62.1

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, over the wicket, good length, the batsman quickly decides to let it go on down

62.2

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, on middle, defended back down out to mid on

62.3

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, bouncer, straight, and forces the batsman to duck under it

62.4

Flintoff to Kallis, 1 run, on the legs, clipped out to midwicket

South Africa 201/4   JH Kallis 48* (88b 7x4)

63.1

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, pushed across Kallis, a loosener, and he watches sail easily past off stump

63.2

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, slightly closer to off stump, but again left alone

63.3

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, not much swing first up from Sidebottom, outside off and Kallis happy to leave it alone

63.4

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, fuller outside off, but still no shot needed from Kallis...Sidebottom has to make him play more

63.5

Sidebottom to Kallis, 2 runs, straighter and flicked away through square leg, comes back for two and brings up his first half-century of the series off 93 balls

63.6

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, driven firmly up to mid-on to end the over

South Africa 207/4   JH Kallis 50* (94b 7x4)

65.1

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, Kallis leaves this alone

65.2

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, defended on the back foot

65.3

Sidebottom to Kallis, FOUR, majestic. Simply, utterly majestic - flicking this through midwicket with poise and a flourish. Huge power too

65.4

Sidebottom to Kallis, no run, defended on the front foot

65.5

Sidebottom to Kallis, 1 run, pushed out to the off side

South Africa 212/4   JH Kallis 55* (99b 8x4)

66.1

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, what a ball, and Kallis hasn't seen that! A yorker which he tries to jab down on and it misses his off stump by an inch. Perilously close

66.2

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, a fast bouncer which flies past Kallis's nose. Edgbaston roars their approval, for the first time in the match

66.3

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, another quick bouncer which he ducks beneath

66.4

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, angled out to the off side

66.5

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, another fast yorker, hits the toe and that's plumb. Surely. No! My word - Kallis has escaped there. Flintoff is furious

66.6

Flintoff to Kallis, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

South Africa 217/4   JH Kallis 56* (105b 8x4)

67.1

Panesar to Kallis, 2 runs, tossed up, flicked to leg

67.2

Panesar to Kallis, FOUR, over the top for four! Great shot.

67.3

Panesar to Kallis, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Kallis tries to flick through midwicket but can't time it

67.4

Panesar to Kallis, 1 run, angled out to the off side

67.6

Panesar to Kallis, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

South Africa 226/4   JH Kallis 64* (110b 9x4)

68.1

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, a fired-up bouncer to which Kallis snaps his neck out of the way. It's fast, it's straight, and Kallis avoids facial surgery by an inch

68.2

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, 85.7mph and left alone outside off

68.3

Flintoff to Kallis, no run, a swing and a miss outside off! This is terrific Test match cricket here, a wonderful sight to see Flintoff roar up to the crease against one of the very best of modern-day batsmen

68.4

Flintoff to Kallis, OUT, he's BOWLED HIM! What a ball from Flintoff and what an over, fired in at off stump and Kallis is beaten for pace and outswing, his off stump knocked back several metres

JH Kallis b Flintoff 64 (141m 114b 9x4 0x6) SR: 56.14

South Africa 226/5   JH Kallis 64 (114b 9x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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