South Africa tour of England, 4th Test: England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 7-11, 2008
England won by 6 wickets
7,8,9,10,11 August 2008 (5-day match)
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19.6

Flintoff to McKenzie, OUT, Cook makes up for his early drop, wide delivery from Flintoff, hardly a wicket-taking one, McKenzie decides to chase it and the outside edge flies to third slip and Cook nicely cups it over his head

ND McKenzie c Cook b Flintoff 17 (95m 55b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.90

South Africa 56/1   GC Smith 36* (67b 5x4)   A Flintoff 5-1-11-1
31.4

Harmison to Smith, OUT, gone! Harmison strikes on his comeback. It was a well-directed bouncer, Smith couldn't control his hook, getting a top edge high down to long leg. Anderson, one of England's best outielders, steadies himself and holds the catch with ease...Harmison raises his arms in celebration, England have a breakthrough

GC Smith c Anderson b Harmison 46 (148m 103b 7x4 0x6) SR: 44.66

South Africa 103/2   HM Amla 36* (34b 8x4)   SJ Harmison 9.4-3-29-1
31.5

Harmison to Amla, OUT, gone again, two in two as Harmison strikes again, a ripping yorker spears through Amla's defences with late swing, he couldn't get down in time and England are bouncing...registered as 93mph, he's on top of his game at the moment

HM Amla b Harmison 36 (54m 35b 8x4 0x6) SR: 102.85

South Africa 103/3   JH Kallis 0* (0b)   SJ Harmison 9.5-3-29-2
32.5

Anderson to Kallis, OUT, England on fire! Superb inswinging delivery from Anderson takes Kallis on the pad on front of off stump...Aleem Dar raises the finger and another one bites the dust, that's 100 Test wickets for Anderson

JH Kallis lbw b Anderson 2 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

South Africa 105/4   AG Prince 0* (1b)   JM Anderson 6.5-0-17-1
36.6

Anderson to Prince, OUT, and another one goes, a touch wider of off stump and Princes flays his drive in the air to Ian Bell at point...everything working for England at the moment and South Africa in trouble

AG Prince c Bell b Anderson 4 (28m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

South Africa 118/5   AB de Villiers 9* (12b 2x4)   JM Anderson 9-0-26-2
42.1

Anderson to Boucher, OUT, Boucher's consumed by the Anderson outswinger, 86 mph, it lands on a fullish length on offstump and swings away from him, Boucher walks into the drive but fails to get behind the line and the thin edge is taken by Ambrose, there was no need for a confirmation, everyone knew he nicked it

MV Boucher c †Ambrose b Anderson 3 (23m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

South Africa 132/6   AB de Villiers 20* (30b 4x4)   JM Anderson 11.1-0-32-3
49.3

Panesar to de Villiers, OUT, comes round the wicket, Panesar gets the breakthrough at the stroke of tea, the arm ball pitches outside off and comes into de Villiers, he stays on the backfoot and the ball hits him on the top flap of the pad, Steve Davis has no hesitation. Hawkeye showed the ball just clearing the top of the stumps. It looked fairly plumb initially but technology thought otherwise

AB de Villiers lbw b Panesar 39 (81m 53b 8x4 0x6) SR: 73.58

South Africa 158/7   M Morkel 7* (21b 1x4)   MS Panesar 0.3-0-1-1
52.5

Broad to Morkel, OUT, well, Broad's day changes for the better...a short ball at an awkward height, which Morkel doesn't play well at all - can't decide whether to pull or leave and in the end just lobs a catch off the gloves. Bell makes excellent ground from short leg to grab the chance

M Morkel c Bell b Broad 17 (49m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 56.66

South Africa 168/8   PL Harris 0* (11b)   SCJ Broad 10.5-2-55-1
54.4

Broad to Nel, OUT, gone, Broad is finally getting some reward, very full outside off, Nel doesn't have any footwork and gets a thin outside edge. Ambrose barely appealed, but it was a fairly clear nick...one to go

A Nel c †Ambrose b Broad 4 (8m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

South Africa 172/9   PL Harris 0* (17b)   SCJ Broad 11.4-2-59-2
64.5

Panesar to Ntini, OUT, timber! And finally England break through, flighted delivery on middle, it lands on a full length and goes straight through, Ntini goes for a hoick over the bowler's head but gets squared up by the flight, easy day at the office for Panesar, his figures read 2.5-0-4-2

M Ntini b Panesar 9 (44m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.03

South Africa 194/10   PL Harris 13* (49b 1x4)   MS Panesar 2.5-0-4-2
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