South Africa tour of England, 2008 / Wicket commentary

NatWest Series [South Africa in England] - 2nd ODI

England v South Africa

England won by 10 wickets (with 215 balls remaining)

3.4

Broad to Gibbs, OUT, gone! first breakthrough for England, Gibbs advances down the pitch but Broad dragged his length back and it takes the inside through to Prior as Gibbs tries an ungainly swing

HH Gibbs c †Prior b Broad 10 (14m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

South Africa 16/1   GC Smith 5* (7b)   SCJ Broad 1.4-0-3-1

5.6

Broad to Smith, OUT, gone! brilliant catch from Prior, outside edge from Smith and Prior dives one handed in front of Owais Shah at first slip and snaffles a stunner. Sweet moment for Prior after all the talk about his keeping, there were no half measures in that effort.

GC Smith c †Prior b Broad 9 (25m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

South Africa 25/2   JH Kallis 5* (7b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 3-0-8-2

7.6

Broad to Kallis, OUT, gone! Broad is on fire, and England are catching everything...touch of width outside off and Kallis flashes hard, the edge flying to Shah at first slip, taking it nonchalantly to his right

JH Kallis c Shah b Broad 6 (20m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

South Africa 26/3   AB de Villiers 0* (4b)   SCJ Broad 4-1-8-3

9.2

Broad to Duminy, OUT, and another, four for Broad! Perfect line and length outside off, an indeterminant poke from Duminy and a thin outside edge goes through to Prior, for his third catch...late movement away from the left hander, superb spell from Broad

JP Duminy c †Prior b Broad 8 (6m 3b 2x4 0x6) SR: 266.66

South Africa 36/4   AB de Villiers 2* (9b)   SCJ Broad 4.2-1-9-4

14.5

Flintoff to de Villiers, OUT, got him! A fuller delivery that cuts back sharply on de Villiers, hurrying him, and he's rapped on the pads. Taufel raises his finger, and South Africa are in a sorry state here

AB de Villiers lbw b Flintoff 5 (39m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

South Africa 45/5   MV Boucher 5* (17b)   A Flintoff 2.5-0-8-1

16.4

Flintoff to Boucher, OUT, got him this time! A touch fuller, Boucher is stuck on the back foot and edges it behind

MV Boucher c †Prior b Flintoff 10 (33m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.47

South Africa 50/6   J Botha 0* (5b)   A Flintoff 3.4-0-12-2

19.2

Broad to Botha, OUT, and there's his fifth! A poor shot from Botha, driving flashily outside his off stump - but again it's well bowled, cutting it back into the right-hander

J Botha c †Prior b Broad 1 (22m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.25

South Africa 53/7   JA Morkel 1* (5b)   SCJ Broad 9.2-3-11-5

21.1

Harmison to Nel, OUT, gone! strikes first ball, Nel goes for a huge heave over the leg side and only succeeds in sending it miles up in the air. Luke Wright steadies himself from mid-on to take the catch

A Nel c Wright b Harmison 13 (11m 7b 3x4 0x6) SR: 185.71

South Africa 68/8   JA Morkel 2* (9b)   SJ Harmison 0.1-0-0-1

21.5

Harmison to Morkel, OUT, and another bites the dust! Morkel plays a weak cut outside off and sends a simple edge low to Matt Prior, six in the innings for him now, great effort

JA Morkel c †Prior b Harmison 6 (30m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

South Africa 72/9   DW Steyn 0* (0b)   SJ Harmison 0.5-0-4-2

22.6

Flintoff to Steyn, OUT, full, straight and all over. Flintoff gets a delivery on target as Steyn misses a drive and Flintoff takes his third.

DW Steyn b Flintoff 6 (11m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 83/10   M Ntini 0* (1b)   A Flintoff 7-0-29-3
Series Results
England v South Africa at Cardiff - Sep 3, 2008
No result
England v South Africa at Lord's - Aug 31, 2008
England won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 29, 2008
England won by 126 runs
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Aug 26, 2008
England won by 10 wickets (with 215 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Leeds - Aug 22, 2008
England won by 20 runs
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Aug 26, 2008

Matt Prior and Ian Bell celebrate England's 10-wicket thrashing of South Africa, England v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Trent Bridge, August 26, 2008

Matt Prior and Ian Bell celebrate England's 10-wicket thrashing of South Africa

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Aug 26, 2008

The Trent Bridge scoreboard highlights South Africa's sorry effort, England v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Trent Bridge, August 26, 2008

The Trent Bridge scoreboard highlights South Africa's sorry effort

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