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108.6

Swann to Morkel, no run, hint of turn, Morkel defends from the back foot

South Africa 316/6   M Morkel 0* (1b)

109.2

Broad to Morkel, no run, decent line on off stump and attracts a play and a miss from Morkel

109.3

Broad to Morkel, no run, good from Broad, attacking the stumps, and Morkel defends from the crease

109.4

Broad to Morkel, no run, follows two good length deliveries with a wasted bouncer, which Broad has a penchant for doing

109.5

Broad to Morkel, no run, fuller this time and thick inside edge from the attempted drive

109.6

Broad to Morkel, no run, worked into the leg side from a good length but straight to the fielder

South Africa 317/6   M Morkel 0* (6b)

110.2

Swann to Morkel, no run, floated up at Morkel, who refuses to get forward as he guides it out on the off side

110.3

Swann to Morkel, no run, bit of flight brings Morkel forward and the ball spins past the outside edge

110.4

Swann to Morkel, no run, lovely delivery, bit of loop and sharp turn meets a loose-limbed defensive shot from Morkel

110.5

Swann to Morkel, no run, quicker ball is speared down the leg side, where Prior intercepts

110.6

Swann to Morkel, no run, shorter and spinning away to finish a good over

South Africa 318/6   M Morkel 0* (11b)

112.1

Swann to Morkel, no run, blocked, leaning forward to a well-flighted delivery

112.2

Swann to Morkel, no run, driven this time, but straight to mid off

112.3

Swann to Morkel, no run, floated up, trying to tempt Morkel into a big shot, but he resists

112.4

Swann to Morkel, 1 run, quicker ball, gets the outside half of Morkel's defensive bat, and it squirts away for one past the slips

South Africa 323/6   M Morkel 1* (15b)

113.1

Anderson to Morkel, no run, who starts with a back of a length delivery that Morkel defends from the back fott

113.2

Anderson to Morkel, no run, too wide on this occasion, and Morkel has none of it. He just wants to bat for Boucher at the moment

113.3

Anderson to Morkel, no run, hint of away drift but not enough to cause any alarm as it passes the off stump

113.4

Anderson to Morkel, no run, leaves this one alone, outside off stump

113.5

Anderson to Morkel, no run, but Anderson is bowling full, and just outside off stump, and Morkel leaves well alone

113.6

Anderson to Morkel, no run, makes him play this time, but Morkel looks utterly certain with his forward defense

South Africa 323/6   M Morkel 1* (21b)

115.1

Anderson to Morkel, no run, slightly back of a length, Morkel stands tall, and he is enormous, and works it to midwicket

115.2

Anderson to Morkel, no run, good leave. The ball whistles over middle stump as Morkel leaves it alone on length. He's really trying to dig in here

115.3

Anderson to Morkel, no run, stands up and defends a good length ball back to Anderson. Morkel has 1 run from 23 at the moment

115.4

Anderson to Morkel, no run, delivered from slightly wider of the crease, pitched up and angled across Morkel, who can't be tempted into a shot

115.5

Anderson to Morkel, no run, goes across him again, but Morkel steadfastly refuses to have anything to do with it

115.6

Anderson to Morkel, FOUR, finally attracts a shot, and it's a beautifully executed drive, off the front foot, back down the ground

South Africa 327/6   M Morkel 5* (27b 1x4)

117.1

Anderson to Morkel, no run, back of length, Morkel stands up, and allows the ball to hit his defensive shot

117.2

Anderson to Morkel, no run, forces him to play, but it doesn't trouble Morkel as he stands tall to defend from the crease

117.3

Anderson to Morkel, no run, works this one from off, on the angle, towards mid on

117.4

Anderson to Morkel, no run, Anderson, searching for some away swing, goes full and Morkel drives, times it well, but smart fielding off his own bowling prevents any runs

117.5

Anderson to Morkel, no run, bit shorter this time, and Morkel a little flat footed, defends into the off side

117.6

Anderson to Morkel, 1 run, taken on the angle into the leg side for one, which means Morkel will have strike for the final over before lunch

South Africa 328/6   M Morkel 6* (33b 1x4)

118.1

Swann to Morkel, no run, thrown up, and gets the inside edge from Morkel's defensive shot. But it loops agonisingly short of Cook's dive at short leg

118.2

Swann to Morkel, no run, flight and sharp spin past the outside edge, well bowled

118.3

Swann to Morkel, 2 runs, good shot, took a bit of a step and bunted it through midwicket where sharp fielding from Pietersen restricts it to a couple

118.4

Swann to Morkel, no run, review. Quicker delivery catches Morkel on the back foot and it's given out. Looked plumb but HawkEye says it's going over the top! Real surprise that, looked stone dead first up.

118.5

Swann to Morkel, no run, flighted and Morkel leans forward to defend without alarm

118.6

Swann to Morkel, no run, finishes the session with another defensive stroke off the front foot

South Africa 330/6   M Morkel 8* (39b 1x4)

119.2

Onions to Morkel, no run, outside off and swinging away. Morkel leaves alone

119.3

Onions to Morkel, no run, attempted drive, mistimed to mid-off

119.4

Onions to Morkel, no run, in the channel outside off, no stroke there

119.5

Onions to Morkel, no run, short, and Morkel's in a tangle there. It wasn't a vicious delivery, but it got up sharply from a tight line, and seemed to nail him in the neck. Ouch

119.6

Onions to Morkel, no run, good follow-up from Onions, Morkel was braced for another bouncer, and fished flat-footedly as that one fizzed by

South Africa 331/6   M Morkel 8* (44b 1x4)

121.1

Onions to Morkel, 1 run, on the pads, and glanced to fine leg

121.3

Onions to Morkel, no run, clipped to midwicket from a leg-stump line

121.4

Onions to Morkel, FOUR, that's some sweet timing there from Morkel, who has actually opened in a Test match. Punched to long-on, and there's no cutting that off

121.5

Onions to Morkel, OUT, he's gone this time! Still feeling the effects of that blow, perhaps, as that was a bit of a flat-footed waft, and a thin low snick to the keeper, who gathers well

M Morkel c †Prior b Onions 13 (53m 48b 2x4 0x6) SR: 27.08

South Africa 341/7   M Morkel 13 (48b 2x4)
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Dec 20, 2009

AB de Villiers prepares to take the brilliant catch off Jonathan Trott that sparked a dramatic collapse, South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day, December 20, 2009

AB de Villiers prepares to take the brilliant catch off Jonathan Trott that sparked a dramatic collapse

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Dec 20, 2009

Graham Onions resolutely blocks as the South African close fielders swarm, waiting for a chance, South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day, December 20, 2009

Graham Onions resolutely blocks as the South African close fielders swarm, waiting for a chance

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