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
5.6

Anderson to McKenzie, FOUR, played off the legs down to long leg

South Africa 16/0   ND McKenzie 5* (22b 1x4)   JM Anderson 3-0-10-0
9.6

Flintoff to McKenzie, FOUR, down the legs, flicked down behind square

South Africa 30/1   ND McKenzie 12* (31b 2x4)   A Flintoff 2-1-4-1
10.2

Sidebottom to Harris, FOUR, oh, found the gap between the three slips and two gullies somehow, despite pressing an outside edge away from the body

South Africa 34/1   PL Harris 6* (11b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 5.2-2-12-0
10.4

Sidebottom to Harris, FOUR, played off the legs down through fine leg

South Africa 38/1   PL Harris 10* (13b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 5.4-2-16-0
12.3

Sidebottom to McKenzie, FOUR, poor ball, waste from Sidebottom, way outside leg stump and clipped away to fine leg

South Africa 47/1   ND McKenzie 21* (40b 3x4)   RJ Sidebottom 6.3-2-22-0
12.6

Sidebottom to McKenzie, FOUR, takes the outside edge this time, finds the gap between third slip and gully so a early runs for South Africa this morning

South Africa 51/1   ND McKenzie 25* (43b 4x4)   RJ Sidebottom 7-2-26-0
16.4

Anderson to McKenzie, FOUR, short and wide, McKenzie unleashes a short-arm pull - a jabby, studdy sort of shot - timing it remarkably well given the apparent lack of power or fluidity. Super shot

South Africa 58/1   ND McKenzie 29* (54b 5x4)   JM Anderson 4.4-1-15-0
18.3

Anderson to McKenzie, FOUR, another hapless wide and it flies through Collingwood at backward point! He absolutely laced that but Collingwood never saw it

South Africa 64/1   ND McKenzie 33* (62b 6x4)   JM Anderson 5.3-1-19-0
21.6

Sidebottom to Harris, FOUR, outside edge past third slip for four! The pain continues for England and South Africa are utterly owning them this morning

South Africa 80/1   PL Harris 17* (39b 3x4)   RJ Sidebottom 8-2-31-0
22.1

Anderson to McKenzie, FOUR, oh that's a fantastic shot by McKenzie. A touch of bounce by Anderson and McKenzie just sat on the back foot, guiding it past point for four

South Africa 84/1   ND McKenzie 39* (75b 7x4)   JM Anderson 7.1-2-24-0
26.5

Flintoff to McKenzie, FOUR, oh, what a stroke that is from McKenzie. The calmest, coolest of pulls around the corner for four. Languid, and far too simple

South Africa 92/1   ND McKenzie 45* (91b 8x4)   A Flintoff 7.5-3-16-1
32.3

Flintoff to McKenzie, FOUR, outside off, worked down off the back foot, a deliberate steer down

South Africa 109/2   ND McKenzie 57* (108b 9x4)   A Flintoff 10.3-3-28-1
35.6

Anderson to McKenzie, FOUR, banged it in short and that is a shot and a half from McKenzie, earning four runs as he swivels it through square with great timing and perfect control

South Africa 122/3   ND McKenzie 64* (120b 10x4)   JM Anderson 12-2-34-1
38.4

Flintoff to McKenzie, FOUR, straighter this time, on middle, and whipped off the legs through square

South Africa 131/3   ND McKenzie 68* (125b 11x4)   A Flintoff 13.4-3-42-1
38.5

Flintoff to McKenzie, FOUR, Flintoff overpitches but only just a smidgen, and it's pushed back down the ground, a punch through mid off and that's two in two for McKenzie

South Africa 135/3   ND McKenzie 72* (126b 12x4)   A Flintoff 13.5-3-46-1
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

South Africa 141/4   JH Kallis 10* (21b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 13.2-6-39-1
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)   JM Anderson 14-3-40-1
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)   RJ Sidebottom 16-6-49-1
46.3

Anderson to Prince, FOUR, width outside off and hammered away through the covers, Prince's first boundary

South Africa 162/4   AG Prince 5* (21b 1x4)   JM Anderson 14.3-3-44-1
47.4

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

South Africa 166/4   JH Kallis 29* (41b 4x4)   PD Collingwood 0.4-0-4-0
48.6

Anderson to Prince, FOUR, oh, an edge which goes through the gap and splits the slips and gully into two

South Africa 170/4   AG Prince 9* (30b 2x4)   JM Anderson 16-3-48-1
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

South Africa 174/4   JH Kallis 33* (44b 5x4)   PD Collingwood 1.1-0-8-0
49.2

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

South Africa 178/4   JH Kallis 37* (45b 6x4)   PD Collingwood 1.2-0-12-0
50.2

Anderson to Prince, FOUR, short outside off and Prince has plenty of time to swivel the ball round in front of midwicket, with strength and timing abounding

South Africa 182/4   AG Prince 13* (32b 3x4)   JM Anderson 16.2-3-52-1
53.1

Panesar to Prince, FOUR, driven out on the front foot

South Africa 187/4   AG Prince 17* (42b 4x4)   MS Panesar 1.1-0-5-0
55.1

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

South Africa 193/4   JH Kallis 43* (60b 7x4)   MS Panesar 2.1-0-9-0
62.5

Flintoff to Prince, FOUR, full one thrown out deliberately wide, and Prince sends that one in the air, through the gap between the slips and gully

South Africa 205/4   AG Prince 24* (69b 5x4)   A Flintoff 19.5-6-53-2
65.3

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

South Africa 211/4   JH Kallis 54* (97b 8x4)   RJ Sidebottom 17.3-6-55-1
65.6

Sidebottom to Prince, FOUR, another four, a really classy one, cover-driving this with great timing. Dreadful, wide ball swinging wider still

South Africa 216/4   AG Prince 28* (77b 6x4)   RJ Sidebottom 18-6-60-1
67.2

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

South Africa 223/4   JH Kallis 62* (107b 9x4)   MS Panesar 6.2-0-22-0
72.3

Flintoff to de Villiers, FOUR, ooh that was quick, too - but came off the bat with equal zip, through midwicket for four

South Africa 238/5   AB de Villiers 5* (16b 1x4)   A Flintoff 24.3-8-60-3
73.6

Anderson to Prince, FOUR, sweetly timed - he's played that so calmly: head absolutely dead-still and on-driving this through mid-on for four

South Africa 247/6   AG Prince 36* (91b 7x4)   JM Anderson 22-5-63-1
74.5

Flintoff to Boucher, FOUR, oh what a shot! Another attempted yorker but it's a half-volley on leg-stump which he picks off through long-on for four. Top shot

South Africa 255/6   MV Boucher 11* (7b 1x4)   A Flintoff 25.5-8-68-4
80.6

Flintoff to Morkel, FOUR, low full toss outside off, another attempted yorker, Morkel gets enough bat on it to beat backward point and the ball races away

South Africa 273/7   M Morkel 5* (12b 1x4)   A Flintoff 29-8-81-4
82.1

Flintoff to Morkel, FOUR, cut away in the air, just wide of point and very safe. More useful runs for Morkel as Flintoff drops a touch short

South Africa 281/7   M Morkel 10* (16b 2x4)   A Flintoff 29.1-8-85-4
82.2

Flintoff to Morkel, FOUR, round the wicket now, that's a quality shot from Morkel, standing tall and driven firmly past mid-off for consecutive boundaries

South Africa 285/7   M Morkel 14* (17b 3x4)   A Flintoff 29.2-8-89-4
86.4

Anderson to Morkel, FOUR, Morkel's patience runs out here, driving loosely on the up but it flies up and over gully's head for four. Not in control, but he gave it a fair amount of humpty

South Africa 293/7   M Morkel 18* (31b 4x4)   JM Anderson 24.4-6-69-1
87.1

Sidebottom to Boucher, FOUR, shot! A bright, shiny, ribbon-wrapped gift outside Boucher's off stump and he gleefully opens it up through extra cover with a beautifully timed four

South Africa 297/8   MV Boucher 23* (36b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 23.1-9-67-2
89.1

Sidebottom to Boucher, FOUR, shot! Excellent cricket from Boucher, slogging Sidebottom over midwicket for four

South Africa 303/9   MV Boucher 29* (42b 3x4)   RJ Sidebottom 24.1-9-72-3
89.4

Sidebottom to Boucher, FOUR, four more! A great stroke it was too, opening his stance and absolutely lacing it through extra cover. Quality lower-order batting

South Africa 307/9   MV Boucher 33* (45b 4x4)   RJ Sidebottom 24.4-9-76-3
89.5

Sidebottom to Boucher, FOUR, swinging into his pads and Boucher just flicks this through midwicket for four more. Superb timing

South Africa 311/9   MV Boucher 37* (46b 5x4)   RJ Sidebottom 24.5-9-80-3
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