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

41.5

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, oh, he nearly got caught dangling there, pushing outside his stance, away from the body and his feet rooted into the crease

41.6

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, some swing away, lets it go on

England 139/4   PD Collingwood 0* (2b)

43.1

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, outside off, left alone on a good length

43.2

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, once again left alone

43.3

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, forced forward to mid on

43.4

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, outside off, very wide, kept low, and the batsman lets it go through

43.5

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

43.6

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, some swing away outside off and left alone

England 139/4   PD Collingwood 0* (8b)

45.1

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, up there on off, defended out to mid on, Collingwood still searching to get off the mark

45.2

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, forced off the back foot, towards the covers this time

45.3

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, big width outside and some almighty swing away as well, the batsman lets it go through

45.4

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, stands firm and defends out to the covers

45.5

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, some swing away, and deliberately fires it a touch wide, but Collingwood is not tempted

45.6

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, tightness again, the batsman shouldering arms as the ball arcs in and then away

England 147/4   PD Collingwood 0* (14b)

48.1

Morkel to Collingwood, no run, some swing away outside off

48.2

Morkel to Collingwood, FOUR, on the front foot, drills a firm cover drive with some confidence and after half an hour he's off the mark; the crowd roar appreciatively

48.3

Morkel to Collingwood, no run, on middle and leg, pushed down on the front foot

48.4

Morkel to Collingwood, no run, some swing outside off, Boucher leaps like a salmon impersonating-goalie and stops a certain goal in the top-right corner. Super snatch

48.5

Morkel to Collingwood, no run, takes this one more comfortably as it comes through at a reasonable height

48.6

Morkel to Collingwood, no run, on middle, nearly cuts him in half

England 153/4   PD Collingwood 4* (20b 1x4)

49.6

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot back towards the bowler who picks it up without trouble

England 154/4   PD Collingwood 4* (21b 1x4)

51.1

Kallis to Collingwood, OUT, oh, a thick edge and Collingwood goes! He was looking to turn that one to midwicket, and the ball takes a thick snick and it's snapped by the bucket hands at first slip

PD Collingwood c Smith b Kallis 4 (45m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

England 158/5   PD Collingwood 4 (22b 1x4)
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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