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
15.1

Kallis to Strauss, no run, wide of the off stump - oh, and this barely carries through to Boucher. That's a real loosener

15.2

Kallis to Strauss, no run, better line this time, forcing the defensive, and he goes back to punch this out to cover

15.3

Kallis to Strauss, no run, again it's a little too wide and he lets this pass

15.4

Kallis to Strauss, no run, ignored once more. A touch of swing outside off, but the line is all wrong

15.5

Kallis to Strauss, no run, blocked off the back foot

15.6

Kallis to Strauss, no run, and it's defended once more

England 41/0   JH Kallis 1-1-0-0
17.1

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

17.2

Kallis to Cook, no run, left alone

17.3

Kallis to Cook, FOUR, swing for Kallis - but swinging into the left-hander who times this sweetly through midwicket

17.4

Kallis to Cook, no run, nudged back to the bowler

17.5

Kallis to Cook, no run, nudged off the back foot

17.6

Kallis to Cook, no run, angled out to point

England 50/0   JH Kallis 2-1-4-0
19.1

Kallis to Strauss, no run, pushed off the back foot

19.2

Kallis to Strauss, no run, it's angled across the left-hander and he leaves alone

19.3

Kallis to Strauss, no run, pushed off the back foot

19.4

Kallis to Strauss, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and nudged around the corner

19.5

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

19.6

Kallis to Cook, no run, pushed out to the off side

England 52/0   JH Kallis 3-2-4-0
21.1

Kallis to Strauss, no run, ah that's neatly bowled, drawing him into fishy drive to one which swings away from the left-hander. Lovely stuff, as Alan Partridge might say

21.2

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

21.3

Kallis to Cook, no run, Cook's forward, poking

21.4

Kallis to Cook, no run, good length again, drawing Cook forward who defends

21.5

Kallis to Cook, no run, booming inswinging yorker! That's a shock delivery from Kallis and nearly snuck through

21.6

Kallis to Cook, FOUR, oh, Kallis doesn't like that. Nor does Smith. No one, in fact, other than Cook who edges this past the third slip for four. Soft hands, but still...

England 68/0   JH Kallis 4-2-9-0
23.1

Kallis to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

23.2

Kallis to Cook, no run, again he leaves this

23.3

Kallis to Cook, no run, goodish length but too wide of the off stump

23.4

Kallis to Cook, 1 run, flicked to leg

23.5

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, wide of Pietersen who leaves it alone

23.6

Kallis to Pietersen, 3 runs, straightening on Pietersen but, as you'd expect, he just walks across to the off side and flicks him through midwicket. The vacant midwicket

England 72/2   JH Kallis 5-2-13-0
25.1

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off

25.2

Kallis to Pietersen, 1 wide, wayhay! A wide. Splendid wide action by the big man

25.2

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, swinging away from the right-hander who leaves alone

25.3

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, leans into a drive does Pietersen, but it finds mid-off

25.4

Kallis to Pietersen, no run, firmly defended

25.5

Kallis to Pietersen, OUT, a huge appeal and he's out! Pietersen's gone! A quicker, fuller ball which Pietersen tried to flick to leg and got the thinnest of leading edges which flew to Prince at point. Pietersen wasn't sure if it was lbw or caught, and though it didn't look as though he got an edge, the lbw was close

KP Pietersen c Prince b Kallis 4 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

25.6

Kallis to Bell, no run, defended

England 74/3   JH Kallis 6-2-14-1
27.1

Kallis to Bell, FOUR, beautiful shot to get off the mark, probably the stroke of the morning, driving this sweetly through extra cover

27.2

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

27.3

Kallis to Bell, no run, good line outside off, Bell's forward and defending

27.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, outside off, Bell angles this to third slip

27.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, ooh, a tempter outside the off stump, swinging away from the Bellster, who leaves alone

27.6

Kallis to Bell, no run, and it's left alone

England 82/3   JH Kallis 7-2-18-1
41.1

Kallis to Bell, no run, some swing away outside off

41.2

Kallis to Bell, no run, outside off, pushed into the covers now

41.3

Kallis to Bell, no run, some width outside off, left alone

41.4

Kallis to Bell, 3 runs, squeezed off the legs in front of square

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   JH Kallis 8-2-21-1
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   JH Kallis 9-3-21-1
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   JH Kallis 10-4-21-1
47.1

Kallis to Bell, no run, defended straight back down the line

47.2

Kallis to Bell, no run, defended back down on the front foot

47.3

Kallis to Bell, no run, outside off, lets this one go through with some swing away

47.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, right up there and an appeal as he was rapped in front while nearly falling over, though a big inside edge saved him

47.5

Kallis to Bell, no run, outside off, some swing away

47.6

Kallis to Bell, no run, outside off, pushed at it, some swing away, drawing Bell into the shot and nearly taking the edge

England 149/4   JH Kallis 11-5-21-1
49.1

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

49.2

Kallis to Bell, no run, more defence on the front foot

49.3

Kallis to Bell, no run, some width outside off, and some swing away, the batsman lets it go on

49.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, outside off, lets it go through, Bell watchful

49.5

Kallis to Bell, 1 run, clamped off the legs to deep square and they pick up an easy run

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   JH Kallis 12-5-22-1
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

51.2

Kallis to Flintoff, no run, defended into the covers, the crowd cheer, just delighted to see Flintoff back

51.3

Kallis to Flintoff, 1 run, clipped off the legs down to fine leg

51.4

Kallis to Bell, no run, played on the front foot

51.5

Kallis to Bell, 1 run, comes forward and clips a very full delivery off the legs down to fine leg

51.6

Kallis to Flintoff, 4 leg byes, down the legs, and knocked down off the pads through fine, fine leg

England 164/5   JH Kallis 13-5-24-2
73.1

Kallis to Ambrose, no run, outside off, bent away from the right hander who shoulders arms

73.2

Kallis to Ambrose, no run, some swing away after hitting a good length, the batsman shoulders arms and lets this one go through

73.3

Kallis to Ambrose, no run, moves away from the batsman, again on a good length

73.4

Kallis to Ambrose, no run, good line and length, left alone on the rise

73.5

Kallis to Ambrose, FOUR, bangs it down with some width outside off, and wristed hard off the back foot past the two slips and gully

73.6

Kallis to Ambrose, OUT, Kallis has gone right through the defences now, Ambrose squaring behind it and as the ball is planted on a good length, he drives a fat edge back on to the stumps which rattle sickeningly

TR Ambrose b Kallis 22 (73m 59b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.28

England 212/7   JH Kallis 14-5-28-3
75.1

Kallis to Flintoff, 2 runs, comes down the track and launches a full-blooded drive to the covers as the sun breaks on to the pitch and desperate cheers ring out

75.2

Kallis to Flintoff, no run, outside off, hastened well down the channel

75.3

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

75.4

Kallis to Flintoff, 1 run, defends out to mid off

75.5

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

75.6

Kallis to Anderson, no run, outside off, some swing away from a good length

England 218/8   JH Kallis 15-5-31-3
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