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Right, here we go. James Anderson has the new ball, with three slips, a gully, square leg ... we're off!

10.30am Not long to go now and the stomach-cramping excitement of it all is beginning to hit. The pitch resembled a cabbage field yesterday but the grass is quickly disappearing and England will need early inroads to justify Strauss's decision to bowl first.

Decent crowds building up on the grass banks but still lots of empty seats. It's a public holiday in South Africa today so hopefully more people will come in over the next few hours.

England have won the toss and chosen to bowl first, and that is a massive call from Andrew Strauss, who has developed quite a reputation as a tosser of late. The pitch is green-tinged with clear patches of live grass, and despite the clear skies overhead, there should be assistance for James Anderson and Co.

"We think it might do a little bit this morning, so a good opportunity to get stuck in and put some pressure on the South Africans," says Strauss, who confirms the six batsmen. Steyn's withdrawal had no bearing on the decision, he adds.

"It's disappointing to lose someone of Dale's calibre, but it's a massive opportunity for Friedel," says Graeme Smith, who adds his own measure of praise for Makhaya Ntini, who is playing in his 100th Test, and is suddenly even more crucial to his side.

10am Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's live ball-by-ball commentary for the first Test of the South Africa summer at Centurion. I'm Andrew Miller, and today I'll be joined by our newest recruit, Sahil Dutta, making his Test debut, with our man on the ground, Gnasher McGlashan, scooping up all the gossip from the ground.

And talking of which, let's not waste any time in getting straight into the meat of the action, because there is some big team news emerging from the ground. Friedel de Wet, the uncapped South African fast bowler, is set to make his own Test debut after Dale Steyn was ruled out with a hamstring strain. That is a massive blow for the home side, and we'll bring you more on it shortly.

Meanwhile, England have named their side, and sure enough, they have opted for the security of an extra batsman in Ian Bell, who has been presented with his 50th Test cap.

England 1 Andrew Strauss, 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Paul Collingwood, 6 Ian Bell, 7 Matt Prior, 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 James Anderson, 11 Graham Onions.

South Africa 1 Graeme Smith, 2 Ashwell Prince, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 AB de Villiers, 6 JP Duminy, 7 Mark Boucher, 8 Morne Morkel, 9 Paul Harris, 10 Makhaya Ntini, 11 Friedel de Wet

0.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off, not too threatening off the pitch, a hint of movement but keeps low

0.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller and straighter, and defended back down the wicket

0.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, full once again from Anderson, pitching on the crease but well outside off. Trying to tempt the loose early drive from a batsman who prefers the leg stump early in his innings

0.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, good length, slightly fuller, demanding a tight forward defensive outside off

0.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, tidy again from Anderson, as Smith chops down into another urgent defensive block

0.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off, and calmly left alone. A solid start from batsman and bowler

England have gone for only four bowlers, with Wright's allsorts left on the bench. And this man has a big, big role in this series. It's Stuart Broad who will share the new ball, ahead of Graham Onions. Ashwell Prince, a forgotten figure since the Australia series in March, will front up

End of over 1 (maiden) South Africa 0/0
GC Smith    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-1-0-0
AG Prince    0* (0b)     

1.1

Broad to Prince, no run, full length to start, but on the line of the pads. Prince misses out, in the manner that Smith, in all likelihood, would not have done

1.2

Broad to Prince, 1 run, clipped urgently to midwicket, and that's the first run of the series

1.3

Broad to Smith, OUT, my goodness me, what a stunning moment for England, and what a breakthrough. Nothing much of a delivery, swinging gently down the leg side, but Smith tries to help it down to fine leg, doesn't get enough bat on it, and Matt Prior leaps like a rampant salmon to snaffle the first wicket of the series!

GC Smith c †Prior b Broad 0 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

And what a wicket. The skipper, Graeme Smith, is gone for a duck. Just as he went in the first Test at Port Elizabeth five years ago, as it happens. No review necessary, that was clear-cut

1.4

Broad to Amla, 3 runs, that's a confident start for Amla, full length and threatening to swing, and driven with an open face behind point

"I have a feeling Stuart Broad will be taken to the cleaners today!" says Imran, who presumably sent that email five minutes ago, but a view is still a view.

1.5

Broad to Prince, no run, defended watchfully. South Africa have a job here already

1.6

Broad to Prince, 4 leg byes, great aggression from Broad, and that proves the grass on this deck is lively. Leaping off a good length, into the shoulder and deflected down through the slips. An eventful over

End of over 2 (8 runs) South Africa 8/1
AG Prince    1* (4b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-1
HM Amla    3* (1b)      JM Anderson    1-1-0-0

2.1

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, solidly forward to a full-length outswinger

2.2

Anderson to Prince, FOUR, that's a sweet stroke. Full length, and met with a firm push, straight through long-on

2.3

Anderson to Prince, no run, good nut, zipping sharply from a leg-stump line, and defended awkwardly on off

2.4

Anderson to Prince, 1 run, slightly floatier and fuller, a bit of width outside off, and guided into the gap at short cover

2.5

Anderson to Amla, 1 leg bye, short, and helped off the hips to fine leg

2.6

Anderson to Prince, no run, dabbed out into the off side, and that's another tidy over

End of over 3 (7 runs) South Africa 15/1
AG Prince    6* (8b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-1-6-0
HM Amla    4* (3b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-1

3.1

Broad to Amla, no run, outside off, and angling away to the slips. Amla shoulders arms with insouciance

3.2

Broad to Amla, no run, good carry this time as Broad pounds the deck outside off

3.3

Broad to Amla, no run, outside off again, settling into a good rhythm now

3.4

Broad to Amla, no run, a grunt of anguish as Broad shapes this one back, but not sharply enough to threaten off stump as Amla leaves alone

3.5

Broad to Amla, no run, tighter line, and Amla defends

3.6

Broad to Amla, no run, good probing over. Encouraging signs from Broad, whose early wicket has tempted him to pitch it up and settle into a rhythm

Now then, Anderson is coming round the wicket to the left-hander. What can he produce

End of over 4 (maiden) South Africa 15/1
HM Amla    4* (9b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-4-1
AG Prince    6* (8b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-1-6-0

4.1

Anderson to Prince, no run, that's a terrific delivery, pitching on off stump and ghosting past the edge with a hint of nip off the wicket

4.2

Anderson to Prince, no run, good again, fuller and luring Prince into a firm-handed drive. Cover was interested for a moment there

4.3

Anderson to Prince, no run, right up to the blockhole, and defended back down the wicket

4.4

Anderson to Prince, no run, a bit more width this time, and comfortably ignored

4.5

Anderson to Prince, no run, inswinger this time, and well disguised. Dug out effectively enough, but he's making Prince think

4.6

Anderson to Prince, no run, outside off to finish the over, no stroke offered

Some of you might wonder what's become of Will Luke, our erstwhile ball-by-ball guru who guided you so eloquently through the Ashes. Well, he's been lured into deeper recesses of the ESPN Cricinfo machine, and is now in charge of building our "community" ... whatever that may be. Either way, one of his projects involves Facebook, so go and see what he's up to. Go on, don't do it for me, do it for Captain Community.

End of over 5 (maiden) South Africa 15/1
AG Prince    6* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-2-6-0
HM Amla    4* (9b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-4-1

5.1

Broad to Amla, no run, outside off and left alone

5.2

Broad to Amla, no run, sniff the leather! That got big on Amla from just short of a length, but he watched it onto his nose, and then straight past it

5.3

Broad to Amla, no run, ploughing the furrow, but not tempting the stroke

5.4

Broad to Amla, no run, outside off again, and no stroke once again

5.5

Broad to Amla, no run, better this time, Broad brings his line onto off stump, and demands a stroke. Point tidies up

5.6

Broad to Amla, no run, end of another probing over. He's working well for Anderson, who's looking the real threat at the other end

End of over 6 (maiden) South Africa 15/1
HM Amla    4* (15b)      SCJ Broad    3-2-4-1
AG Prince    6* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-2-6-0

6.1

Anderson to Prince, no run, zippy again from Anderson, skidding onto the middle of the bat from round the wicket

6.2

Anderson to Prince, no run, outside off stump, and left alone this time

6.3

Anderson to Prince, no run, slightly back of a length, and defended out to gully

6.4

Anderson to Prince, no run, outside off, just losing his probiness, for want of a better word, for a moment

6.5

Anderson to Prince, no run, width again. Anderson would be better served targetting the stumps as he was doing to some effect early in the over

6.6

Anderson to Prince, no run, no stroke again. England are settling into a holding pattern for the moment

End of over 7 (maiden) South Africa 15/1
AG Prince    6* (20b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-3-6-0
HM Amla    4* (15b)      SCJ Broad    3-2-4-1

7.1

Broad to Amla, 1 run, width, and driven, handsomely, but straight to cover, where Trott fields with a tumble. His first touch of the ball in a Test on home soil

7.2

Broad to Prince, no run, fuller length and attacking off stump, Prince clips firmly to midwicket

"I have decided to watch the whole of this Test match, the first time I have done so in, err, well ever," says my mate, Stewart Manning, which is strange ... I assumed he'd watched cricket before. Mind you, I have seen his field placings for Checkendon

7.3

Broad to Prince, no run, full length again

7.4

Broad to Prince, 4 leg byes, misdirected, and helped round the corner by Prince, all the way to the rope. Off his hip, in face, but whatever

7.5

Broad to Prince, no run, bouncer, and a better one. Prince ducks

7.6

Broad to Prince, FOUR, short, wide, loose and slapped handsomely through point for a welcome boundary

End of over 8 (9 runs) South Africa 24/1
AG Prince    10* (25b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-2-9-1
HM Amla    5* (16b)      JM Anderson    4-3-6-0

8.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, Anderson's into his fifth over now. Wonder if England are still happy to bowl first

8.2

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, on the pads, and clipped whippily through backward square. England are starting to strain for breakthrough balls now, and the runs are beginning to leak

8.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, fuller length, and driven back onto the stumps

""Insoucience!!" What on earth does this mean..." demands Poly from Australia. "You're talking to a cricket audience you know...not Harvard graduates!!" Au contraire, Poly. Huge numbers of our readers are stranded in Yale and Harvard, and denied access to any coverage other than Cricinfo. I know this cos Captain Community told me

8.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, tighter line this time, and defended

8.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, still three slips in place for the right-hander

8.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, that's a good ball to finish the over. Full and straight, and demanding a hurried defence

End of over 9 (4 runs) South Africa 28/1
HM Amla    9* (22b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-3-10-0
AG Prince    10* (25b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-2-9-1

9.1

Broad to Prince, 2 runs, slightly pad-sided, and worked round the corner

9.2

Broad to Prince, no run, short and hopping into the gloves

9.3

Broad to Prince, 1 run, in the air ... but safe. That nearly carried to deep fine leg as Prince got in a tangle to Broad's short ball and top-edged a loose hook. A let-off

9.4

Broad to Amla, no run, that's a good riposte, a yorker to follow the bouncer, albeit to a different batsman. Dug out either way

9.5

Broad to Amla, no run, full length and worked out to square leg

"Why are South Africa wearing black armbands?" asks the ICC's Lucy Benjamin ... a good question. Gnasher, inform us! Apparently it's for Graeme Smith's grandad. So there we go

9.6

Broad to Amla, no run, defended to complete the over. And it's time for a bowling change, methinks

Indeed it is. Here comes Graham Onions, who has been in mothballs for a while, but has a handy knack of taking early wickets. Two in his first two balls at Edgbaston last summer, to name one instance

End of over 10 (3 runs) South Africa 31/1
HM Amla    9* (25b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-2-12-1
AG Prince    13* (28b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-3-10-0

"""Cos!!!!" What on earth does this mean?" screams Sam. "You're talking to Harvard graduates you know...not a cricket audience!!" Touche

10.1

Onions to Prince, 1 run, good start, full and straight, and worked into the gap

10.2

Onions to Amla, no run, outside off, and left alone. No great carry in that delivery

10.3

Onions to Amla, no run, inside-edge! And that was close. So nearly deflected onto off stump, and bounced just short of Prior who fielded well. Low bounce for that delivery

10.4

Onions to Amla, no run, pushed back down the wicket from the line of off stump

"My wife is off for her Christmas holidays, so I am back to my bachelor days of following cricket in my rather colorful pyjamas and coffee at 1:30 in the morning in the US," says MP. "Now that is insouciance." Indeed it is, and he's spelt it properly too. Clearly Harvard this one ...

10.5

Onions to Amla, no run, defended out to the covers

10.6

Onions to Amla, no run, more extravagent seam movement, nipping half a bat's width from off to middle-and-off, and Amla is trapped on the crease but saved by the inside edge. Good bowling

End of over 11 (1 run) South Africa 32/1
HM Amla    9* (30b 1x4)      G Onions    1-0-1-0
AG Prince    14* (29b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    5-2-12-1

Broad to continue

11.1

Broad to Prince, no run, pitching leg, defended off middle. Collected at square leg

11.2

Broad to Prince, 1 run, outside off this time, and pushed out to cover

11.3

Broad to Amla, no run, lots of width this time, and no stroke even threatened

11.4

Broad to Amla, no run, short, and climbing over Amla's shoulder

11.5

Broad to Amla, no run, drawn forward and defended

11.6

Broad to Amla, no run, outside off and defended into the covers

Incoming message from Captain Community. "Enthralling start to the series. An enthralling 50 minutes, anyhow. If you want to chat to your fellow fans, head to our Facebook page." Go on, do it.

End of over 12 (1 run) South Africa 33/1
HM Amla    9* (34b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-2-13-1
AG Prince    15* (31b 2x4)      G Onions    1-0-1-0

12.1

Onions to Prince, no run, good wicket-to-wicket line. Onions is showing his fellow bowlers the light right now

12.2

Onions to Prince, no run, six inches outside off, and defended to cover

12.3

Onions to Prince, no run, outside off again, and deflected to backward square

12.4

Onions to Prince, 1 run, clipped off the pads, and worked out to square leg

12.5

Onions to Amla, no run, bouncer, and decently directed. Amla turns turtle

12.6

Onions to Amla, 3 runs, decent delivery, if a touch too full. Amla meets it with a calm stride and places it along the ground to long-off. Cool batting

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 37/1
HM Amla    12* (36b 1x4)      G Onions    2-0-5-0
AG Prince    16* (35b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    6-2-13-1

13.1

Broad to Amla, no run

13.2

Broad to Amla, no run, short, and zips down the leg side

13.3

Broad to Amla, no run, short again, and Amla ducks once more

13.4

Broad to Amla, no run, carved out to backward point and fielded

13.5

Broad to Amla, no run, wider on the crease, and left alone as the ball angles back towards off

13.6

Broad to Amla, no run, outside off, no stroke offered

And that will be drinks, and an intriguing first hour. A bonus wicket for England with Smith's strangle down the leg side, but by and large there's been less assistance from the wicket than its grassy features would have you believe.

Re Manning's comment, "Is this the Checkendon that used to take untold hammerings from near- neighbours Whitchurch?" asks M Scanlon. Not on my watch, Scanners.

After the break it will be Sahil Dutta for his debut spell in Test cricket. Be gentle with him ...

End of over 14 (maiden) South Africa 37/1
HM Amla    12* (42b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    7-3-13-1
AG Prince    16* (35b 2x4)      G Onions    2-0-5-0

Morning all

14.1

Onions to Prince, 1 run, a tad wide and Prince toe-ends an attempted cut to point

14.2

Onions to Amla, no run, shortish but straight tucked into the leg side

14.3

Onions to Amla, no run, huge appeal for lbw and will they refer it?

No Strauss and Prior decide it was too high, it trapped him in front but was going over the top

14.4

Onions to Amla, 1 wide, left alone outside the off stump

14.4

Onions to Amla, no run

14.5

Onions to Amla, no run, full, straight and met with a perfectly straight bat from Amla

14.6

Onions to Amla, no run

End of over 15 (2 runs) South Africa 39/1
HM Amla    12* (47b 1x4)      G Onions    3-0-7-0
AG Prince    17* (36b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    7-3-13-1

Broad's lengthy spell continues

15.1

Broad to Prince, 1 run, defended out to the point area

15.2

Broad to Amla, no run

15.3

Broad to Amla, no run, shortish and a grunt of effort from Broad the ball gets up a little outside Amla's off stump buthe defends calmly

15.4

Broad to Amla, no run

15.5

Broad to Amla, no run, this time it's floated up outside off but Amla ignores the temptation

15.6

Broad to Amla, 1 run, slightly wider and cut away into the gulley where a misfield allows a single

End of over 16 (2 runs) South Africa 41/1
HM Amla    13* (52b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-3-15-1
AG Prince    18* (37b 2x4)      G Onions    3-0-7-0

16.1

Onions to Amla, no run, full and straight again and another lbw appeal looked close but Strauss doesn't opt for the review

16.2

Onions to Amla, no run, close again as Onion's wicket-to-wicket bowling continues to trouble Amla around off stump

16.3

Onions to Amla, no run, good length for the conditions, quite full. Amla from the crease defends out into the off side

16.4

Onions to Amla, no run, probing line but Amla meets it with a stylish defensive stroke, if such a thing is possible

16.5

Onions to Amla, no run, on the off stump and again is defended. Good contest this

16.6

Onions to Amla, no run, a little shorter and Amla tries to force it away but can't beat Pietersen at point. Good maiden over

End of over 17 (maiden) South Africa 41/1
HM Amla    13* (58b 1x4)      G Onions    4-1-7-0
AG Prince    18* (37b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    8-3-15-1

Anderson returns to replace Broad

17.1

Anderson to Prince, no run, starts from round the wicket and is tucked away into the leg side

17.2

Anderson to Prince, no run, slightly shorter and it's worked into the leg side

17.3

Anderson to Prince, 1 run, similar line but this time it's tucked behind square and the batsmen get a single

17.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, over the wicket to Amla and a straight ball is met by a straight bat, as it's defended down the pitch

17.5

Anderson to Amla, 2 runs, just a tad short and Amla flicks with a flourish for a couple down to deep-square leg

17.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, shorter but outside off stump and Amla sways away

End of over 18 (3 runs) South Africa 44/1
HM Amla    15* (61b 1x4)      JM Anderson    6-3-13-0
AG Prince    19* (40b 2x4)      G Onions    4-1-7-0

18.1

Onions to Prince, no run, fullish and is defended to leg

18.2

Onions to Prince, no run, well we have a review. Another big lbw appeal for Onions it pitched in line and was given out but Prince asked for a review and it's overturned. Umpire in the TV hot-seat decides it was going over the top. Close call but the correct decision was made

18.3

Onions to Prince, 1 run, fuller and wider and Prince's drive is half-stopped at mid off

18.4

Onions to Amla, 1 bye, Amla is beaten again and the ball sneaks between inside edge and stumps. It kept a little low and Prior fumbled behind the stumps

18.5

Onions to Prince, no run, defended out to cover

18.6

Onions to Prince, 1 run, Slightly shorter and forced through cover for a couple. Another good over from Onions

End of over 19 (3 runs) South Africa 47/1
AG Prince    21* (45b 2x4)      G Onions    5-1-9-0
HM Amla    15* (62b 1x4)      JM Anderson    6-3-13-0

"A pity Steyn couldn't play today but good to see de Wet in the side," says Jezza. "One day they will bowl in tandem, and we'll have de Wet Steyn on the pitch." Meeah

19.1

Anderson to Prince, no run, too wide from Anderson and Prince shoulders arms

19.2

Anderson to Prince, no run, better line but Prince looks solid defending to leg

19.3

Anderson to Prince, no run, not much movement for Anderson at the moment. Prince defends easily into the leg side

19.4

Anderson to Prince, no run, defended again without alarm

19.5

Anderson to Prince, no run, a little more bite in that delivery. Just came up a little and rapped Price on the gloves

19.6

Anderson to Prince, no run, decent finish to the over. Around off stump and Prince defends with bat just a little away from pad

End of over 20 (maiden) South Africa 47/1
AG Prince    21* (51b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-4-13-0
HM Amla    15* (62b 1x4)      G Onions    5-1-9-0

20.1

Onions to Amla, no run, a shortish ball attempted but it harmlessly passes outside off

20.2

Onions to Amla, no run, short again and gets a little high on Amla as he attempts to work it into the leg side

20.3

Onions to Amla, no run, good length from Onions full and honing in on the stumps

20.4

Onions to Amla, FOUR, close again, a bit of width and catches the outside edge of Amla's flashing blade. Passes wide of the slips for four

20.5

Onions to Amla, OUT, Got him this time! Onions deserved that. Full and Amla is drawn into a firm drive but edges to Collingwood. Good low catch there going to his right

HM Amla c Collingwood b Onions 19 (88m 67b 2x4 0x6) SR: 28.35

Well Onions has shown the rest of the bowlers the right length on this pitch - full. Duly rewarded and here comes Jacques Kallis.

20.6

Onions to Kallis, FOUR, good first ball to the new batsman. Full again and Kallis a little tentatively pushes at it. Gets the outside edge but well wide of the slips

End of over 21 (8 runs) South Africa 55/2
JH Kallis    4* (1b 1x4)      G Onions    6-1-17-1
AG Prince    21* (51b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-4-13-0

Another wicket before lunch and Strauss will feel justified by his decision

21.1

Anderson to Prince, 1 run, dropped almost gets it! Prince chips into the leg side and a diving Cook just can't hold on. Would have been a stunner

21.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, driven into the off side

21.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, full and straight, a clear tactic to Kallis, but it's defended

21.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, good length but with enough width to allow Kallis to let it pass harmlessly

21.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, just a bit shorter and Kallis stands tall and forces towards cover

21.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, fuller and Kallis gets a big inside edge on his defensive stroke. No short leg for the new batsman though

End of over 22 (1 run) South Africa 56/2
JH Kallis    4* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-4-14-0
AG Prince    22* (52b 2x4)      G Onions    6-1-17-1

a man out on the hook

22.1

Onions to Prince, no run, but Onions continues his full length and it's defended to cover

22.2

Onions to Prince, no run, defended, decent line again

22.3

Onions to Prince, no run, Prince solidly behind this one

22.4

Onions to Prince, no run, not a lot of bounce from this end and it's defended easily into off

22.5

Onions to Prince, 3 runs, a bit shorter and Prince rocks back and forces it between mid off and extra cover. Beats a diving Pietersen and the batsmen collect three

22.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, decent finish to Kallis. Just outside off stump and defended

End of over 23 (3 runs) South Africa 59/2
JH Kallis    4* (7b 1x4)      G Onions    7-1-20-1
AG Prince    25* (57b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-4-14-0

23.1

Anderson to Prince, FOUR, goes full and is met with a solid push. It beats Stuart Broad's dive at mid off and goes for four. Nicely timed

23.2

Anderson to Prince, no run, defended away without alarm

23.3

Anderson to Prince, no run

23.4

Anderson to Prince, no run, worked straight to square leg

23.5

Anderson to Prince, no run, good ball - zips away from a leg stump line and squares Prince up a little

23.6

Anderson to Prince, no run, fuller and Prince was stuck on his crease slightly as the ball finds the inside half of the bat

End of over 24 (4 runs) South Africa 63/2
AG Prince    29* (63b 3x4)      JM Anderson    9-4-18-0
JH Kallis    4* (7b 1x4)      G Onions    7-1-20-1

24.1

Onions to Kallis, 2 runs, shorter ball and Kallis pulls away on one leg. More of a guide than a full-blooded pull

24.2

Onions to Kallis, no run, full this time and easily defended

short leg is in now, but has the chance gone begging already?

24.3

Onions to Kallis, 1 run, flicked towards square leg

24.4

Onions to Prince, FOUR, good shot. Short ball but not much pace in the wicket. Sits up and Prince slams it through midwicket for four

24.5

Onions to Prince, no run, better length and is this time defended

24.6

Onions to Prince, no run, confidently pushed to cover. Prince looks good here

End of over 25 (7 runs) South Africa 70/2
AG Prince    33* (66b 4x4)      G Onions    8-1-27-1
JH Kallis    7* (10b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-4-18-0

25.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, floated up a little and Kallis meets it solidly

25.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

25.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, honing in on the stumps, fuller from Anderson than his new ball spell. Kallis defends

25.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, chasing the yorker length but Kallis is up to the challenge

25.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, goes shorter and it climbed a little on Kallis. But he stood tall and defended to point

25.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, last ball of the session is defended into the off side.

Onions was the pick of England's bowlers, picking up Amla after a number of close shouts and almost getting Prince. While you wait for the next session, why not take a look at Andrew Miller's lunch-time bulletin - filled with all the details and stories from the first morning.

That's lunch for the players, and breakfast for me.

Good tight session of cricket and both sides will feel content.

Referrals are already a talking point and Mark Taylor from the Netherlands has added his two cents: "For me the review system is a huge asset to the game of cricket. I like the way Boycs confirmed it, saying it's no dishonour to the umpire. Which it is not, this is keeping a game clean and tidy and simply removing room for excuses on bad decisions. I really hope this continues for crickets future. Football should get on the same wagon like all other sports, and maybe Henry would be able to play football again with a straight face."

End of over 26 (maiden) South Africa 70/2
JH Kallis    7* (16b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-5-18-0
AG Prince    33* (66b 4x4)      G Onions    8-1-27-1

Welcome back, Miller here for the first hour of the second session, and it's all very tidily placed right now. England will be satisfied that they haven't been utterly duped by the wicket; South Africa will be content to have battled back from Smith's early duck. It will be the best bowler of the morning, Graham Onions, to resume the attack, and rightly so

26.1

Onions to Prince, no run, outside off, a bit of a loosener, and left alone

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26.2

Onions to Prince, no run, tight line again. Nasser Hussain has just made a "massive" comment and likened Onions to Glenn McGrath, but he's got a point. Top of off is all that matters. Easy game

26.3

Onions to Prince, no run, there it is again, top of off, and there's nothing to do but defend

26.4

Onions to Prince, no run, close to the stumps once again, and keeping Prince in check

Tejas Hari has spent the morning session coming up with this: "We fry Onions almost everyday, but let's think a bit Broad.... I wonder if we can Cook a Swann just like duck...and have it for dinner several days on the Trott... This rings a Bell when I see strange names in the England cricket squad !" Oh dear

26.5

Onions to Prince, no run, wide outside off, and slapped to Bell in the covers, who tidies up well. A rare loose one, that

26.6

Onions to Prince, no run, standing tall at the crease, and pushed back down the wicket

End of over 27 (maiden) South Africa 70/2
AG Prince    33* (72b 4x4)      G Onions    9-2-27-1
JH Kallis    7* (16b 1x4)      JM Anderson    10-5-18-0

27.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, good line and length to start

27.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, that's a handy delivery, climbing on off stump from a full length, and forcing Kallis into a late adjustment

27.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, fuller this time, and driven without timing down the ground

27.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, outside off, and left alone

"I feel gutted not to be at home watching the cricket," says John Acland-Hood. "A day of watching Ashwell Prince and Jacques Kallis batting surely can't be beaten." I've heard that watching Mr Hood bat is every bit as gripping.

27.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, wicket to wicket, so far it seems as though Broad has taken his cue from Onions

27.6

Broad to Kallis, 2 runs, slightly leg-sided, and helped through midwicket for an easy couple

End of over 28 (2 runs) South Africa 72/2
JH Kallis    9* (22b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    9-3-17-1
AG Prince    33* (72b 4x4)      G Onions    9-2-27-1

28.1

Onions to Prince, FOUR, only two slips, and England pay the price! Full again from Onions, with late outswing, and Prince skews a hard-handed drive through the gap for four!

Strauss has his head in his hands and little wonder. Onions has earned his catchers

28.2

Onions to Prince, no run, straighter, and full once again

28.3

Onions to Prince, no run, firmly thunked down the ground, and mid-off fields with a tumble

28.4

Onions to Prince, no run, full length again, targetting middle, and worked back to the bowler

MarauderJ offers this: "In response to Tejas, I'd say it's probably best just not to Strauss about it, or else Mother Pietersen Anderson might take offense and do something silly. After all, SA is KP's Prior residence -- his mum's likely still there!" Nope, I don't get it either

28.5

Onions to Prince, 1 run, on the pads, worked behind square

28.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, that's a cracking delivery, and Swann at third slip dives well to save runs as Kallis is squared up by the full length, and skews a low edge into the cordon

End of over 29 (5 runs) South Africa 77/2
JH Kallis    9* (23b 1x4)      G Onions    10-2-32-1
AG Prince    38* (77b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    9-3-17-1

29.1

Broad to Prince, no run, outside off, no stroke offered as the swing takes the ball wide and wider

29.2

Broad to Prince, no run, better line, tight across the left-hander's bows, and left alone with good judgment

29.3

Broad to Prince, no run

29.4

Broad to Prince, no run, full again, cramping the left-hander for room

29.5

Broad to Prince, no run, a stifled appeal for lbw as Prince is squared up, but that pitched well outside leg

29.6

Broad to Prince, no run, Prince hops into a cramped defence, and that's a decent over

End of over 30 (maiden) South Africa 77/2
AG Prince    38* (83b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    10-4-17-1
JH Kallis    9* (23b 1x4)      G Onions    10-2-32-1

30.1

Onions to Kallis, no run, outside off and rising, pushed to cover off the back foot

"It seems like most of the edges have gone through 3rd or 4th slip," notes James. "If you must have only 2 slips make one a wide one (bring back Gatting!)"

30.2

Onions to Kallis, 1 run, tidy but unthreatening, pushed to cover off the back foot

30.3

Onions to Prince, 1 run, on the pads, and worked off the hip

30.4

Onions to Kallis, no run, that is a snorter, bullet straight, and just dragged back a yard, and that zips past Kallis's grille to his clear surprise

30.5

Onions to Kallis, 1 run, a whippy and dismissive response as Onions pitches up to his pads, but backward square tidies up

"What are you lot Morne-ing about?" titters Yasir Khan. "Just enjoy the sunny conditions at Centurion after its been (de) Wet for last week or so." Oh good grief

30.6

Onions to Prince, FOUR, that's a classy backfoot drive, clean as a whistle through the gap in the covers. That's the way to do it

End of over 31 (7 runs) South Africa 84/2
AG Prince    43* (85b 6x4)      G Onions    11-2-39-1
JH Kallis    11* (27b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    10-4-17-1

31.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, outside off and left alone

31.2

Broad to Kallis, 1 wide, short and Kallis ducks, but it's too short. A bit harsh if you ask me. The umpire is still in one-day mode

31.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, pushed back down the pitch

31.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, driven into the covers

31.4

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, on the pads, and whipped firmly to deep midwicket

31.5

Broad to Prince, no run, firmly forward and defended into the covers

"Re Onions jokes," begins Bill Gillchrist. "The team with the most puns in it was Australia vs England in 1993: War (waugh), War, Warn(e), Taylor, Rifle (Reiffel), Boon, May, Whose (Hughes), Border, Slater. Only Healy was reasonably pun-proof. And admittedly puns about Slaters aren't as much fun as those about Onions."

31.6

Broad to Prince, 2 runs, a bit of width and slapped into the covers, Anderson gives chase, and cuts off the boundary

End of over 32 (4 runs) South Africa 88/2
AG Prince    45* (87b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    11-4-21-1
JH Kallis    12* (31b 1x4)      G Onions    11-2-39-1

32.1

Onions to Kallis, FOUR, not a lot of control in that stroke, but effective nonetheless. A touch short from Onions, and flick-pulled behind square

32.2

Onions to Kallis, no run, dragged short again, but a better line this time, and Kallis opts not to take that one on

32.3

Onions to Kallis, no run, attacking the top of off, but Kallis is seeing it well now and middles a flick across the line which square leg intercepts

32.4

Onions to Kallis, no run, holds its line outside off stump, and Kallis is drawn into a defensive dab that he might otherwise have left alone

32.5

Onions to Kallis, no run, massive appeal, and a huge deliberation for Strauss as he contemplates using a review. But he wisely trusts the umpire's judgment, as that struck Kallis just outside the line as he attempted a pull. Would have taken out off though. Close

32.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, pushed out to point, and another eventful over

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 92/2
JH Kallis    16* (37b 2x4)      G Onions    12-2-43-1
AG Prince    45* (87b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    11-4-21-1

"Cricket on the TV and snow outside, what's not to like about today?" says Sarah Boulton. What, snow? In London? Where?

33.1

Broad to Prince, no run, drawn forward and defended

33.2

Broad to Prince, no run, round the wicket, and attacking the stumps again

33.3

Broad to Prince, no run, banged in short, and Prince ducks

33.4

Broad to Prince, no run, forward, another solid clunk of bat on ball

33.5

Broad to Prince, no run, short again, from over the wicket this time. Same result

33.6

Broad to Prince, no run, fully forward to play out a maiden over

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End of over 34 (maiden) South Africa 92/2
AG Prince    45* (93b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    12-5-21-1
JH Kallis    16* (37b 2x4)      G Onions    12-2-43-1

Time for some spin, here's Graeme Swann

34.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, floated up nicely, and pushed out to cover

34.2

Swann to Prince, OUT, wow, he's done it again! Swann has a penchant for early breakthroughs, and that's a cracker. Perfect length, sharp and unexpected turn, and Paul Collingwood coolly accepts his second catch of the innings!

AG Prince c Collingwood b Swann 45 (155m 94b 6x4 0x6) SR: 47.87

So, Prince's vigil comes to an end. Not a pretty innings, but important nonetheless. But all it took was one ball from the spinner, and he's on his way. And suddenly England have a spring in their step

34.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, looped up once again, and pushed away with caution

34.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, driven down to mid-on

34.5

Swann to de Villiers, 5 runs, well, that's unfortunate. De Villiers advances down the track, connects well, but straight to Pietersen, whose shy comes in from the covers but zips straight through for overthrows

34.6

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, works the gap to keep the strike, and that's a successful and probing over

End of over 35 (7 runs) South Africa 99/3
JH Kallis    18* (39b 2x4)      GP Swann    1-0-7-1
AB de Villiers    5* (3b)      SCJ Broad    12-5-21-1

35.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, squared up by a good length on off stump. Defended

35.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, fuller again, and an uneasy defence on off stump

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35.3

Broad to Kallis, FOUR, that's imperious - Kallis at his best. In the slot, a big stride, and an even bigger followthrough. Unstoppable

35.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, pushed into the covers

35.5

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, on the pads, flicked out to backward square

35.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, a bit of width, and left alone outside off

End of over 36 (5 runs) South Africa 104/3
AB de Villiers    5* (4b)      SCJ Broad    13-5-26-1
JH Kallis    23* (44b 3x4)      GP Swann    1-0-7-1

36.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, worked off the pads

36.2

Swann to Kallis, SIX, that is utterly vast. Down on one knee and walloped over the rope, into the stand, and straight back onto the field again. Bosh

36.3

Swann to Kallis, no run, drawn forward, with intent again, but defended this time

36.4

Swann to Kallis, FOUR, clear aggression from Kallis, and Swann needs to keep his nerve here. Down on one knee and thrashed through square leg

36.5

Swann to Kallis, no run, massive appeal as Kallis whips across the line, and to the naked eye that looked outside the line. But Strauss is contemplating the review, and in the end decides not to. Wise again

36.6

Swann to Kallis, no run, another teaser, Swann wants Kallis to keep coming at him. But he doesn't take the bait, and that's a fascinating tempo-raising over.

End of over 37 (10 runs) South Africa 114/3
JH Kallis    33* (50b 4x4 1x6)      GP Swann    2-0-17-1
AB de Villiers    5* (4b)      SCJ Broad    13-5-26-1

37.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, tight on off stump, and defended

37.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, forward again, and deflected to square leg

37.3

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, nice full length again, Anderson is looking promising in this initial foray. A hint of swing on display as well

37.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, climbing outside off, and prodded to cover off the back foot

37.5

Anderson to de Villiers, FOUR, quality strike, great weight transferral, and that scoots through the covers off the front foot

37.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, defended into the covers to complete the over

"Great to see Kallis taking it to England," says Jonathan Powell. "The man is one of the greats of the game and doesn't get the recognition he deserves for being one of the best all-rounders the game has seen. Well done Jacques!" Well said. Watching one of his paint-drying centuries in the West Indies a few years ago almost drove me to GBH, but he's serious quality nonetheless

End of over 38 (4 runs) South Africa 118/3
AB de Villiers    9* (10b 1x4)      JM Anderson    11-5-22-0
JH Kallis    33* (50b 4x4 1x6)      GP Swann    2-0-17-1

38.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, looped up once again, plenty air on offer

38.2

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, turned round the front pad to midwicket

38.3

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, pushed down the track

38.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, tossed up with a bit of drift, and de Villiers leaves well alone

38.5

Swann to de Villiers, FOUR, whippy strike, all along the ground and clean through midwicket. These two will not stand on ceremony

38.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, good delivery, held back a touch, and de Villiers was unbalanced as he settled for a last-minute block off the front foot

Fascinating tussle developing now. Swann loves the mindgames, you sense, in a way that Monty Panesar never quite got to grips with

End of over 39 (7 runs) South Africa 125/3
AB de Villiers    14* (14b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-0-24-1
JH Kallis    35* (52b 4x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    11-5-22-0

39.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, full length, late movement raises Kallis's eyebrows, but he defends soundly enough

39.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, another screeched appeal, and Strauss takes the walk. And this time, they have gone for the Review, and ironically, it looked about the least likely of the set so far. There might be a bit of an inside-edge, and it's marginal for line as well. So that's not out, and England are down to one review

It's all a bit of a poker-bluff situation really. England have finally gone all-in after several temptations, and they've picked the wrong hand

39.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, full length, and defended once again

39.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, the umpire has a bit of a glance at Anderson's followthrough. He does like to get close to the stumps

39.5

Anderson to Kallis, FOUR, slightly short, and flicked dismissively off the hip. Not quite out of the middle, but good enough

39.6

Anderson to Kallis, 2 runs, misdirected, and Wright the substitute fields well with a tumble at fine leg.

Well, that was a fascinating hour. A critical breakthrough from Swann to extract the anchorman Ashwell Prince, but Kallis and de Villiers have really taken the attack back to England since then. Time for a drink, and then it's over to Sahil to take you to tea.

"It's good to see Sahil on Cricinfo," says Stuart Lumsden. "It's all down to the pre-interview advice his brother and myself gave him whilst navigating the back roads of Wiltshire on the way to a cricket match. This was just before we realised Sahil's brother had actually taken all the kit out of the car just before we set off..." So it's official. The Duttas really are a stump short of a full set. I was wondering ...

End of over 40 (6 runs) South Africa 131/3
JH Kallis    41* (58b 5x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    12-5-28-0
AB de Villiers    14* (14b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-0-24-1

40.1

Swann to de Villiers, no run, tight line, well defended

40.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, turned into the leg side

40.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, turned into the leg side well fielded by Cook at short leg who flicks and hits the stumps. Appeal has gone to the third umpire. Just in, de Villiers was quickly back. Direct hit would have got him

40.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, quicker delivery, gets the outside half of the bat and it squirts to point

40.5

Swann to de Villiers, no run, carefully defended, head right over the ball

40.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, driven but straight to cover, tidy over from Swann

End of over 41 (maiden) South Africa 131/3
AB de Villiers    14* (20b 2x4)      GP Swann    4-1-24-1
JH Kallis    41* (58b 5x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    12-5-28-0

"Might Jacques Kallis be the best-ever Test batsman never to have notched a double-hundred? I hope I've not just tempted fate into making today the day..." wonders John from Birmingham

41.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, shortish delivery prodded into leg

41.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, defended into the off side

41.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, bit more life in that delivery, almost surprised Kallis with extra bounce. But he defended off the back foot

41.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, angled in towards Kallis's hip but defended to leg

Anderson is covering the ball with his left hand in his run up, suggests there could be some reverse-swing

41.5

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, defended into leg for a single

41.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, good tight line but de Villiers is up to the challenge

End of over 42 (1 run) South Africa 132/3
AB de Villiers    14* (21b 2x4)      JM Anderson    13-5-29-0
JH Kallis    42* (63b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    4-1-24-1

42.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, nicely flighted but Kallis flicks firmly through midwicket

42.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run

42.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, defended into leg

42.4

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, sharp turn there from a slightly shorter length and de Villiers works into square leg

42.5

Swann to Kallis, no run, defended away

42.6

Swann to Kallis, no run, fuller this time but Kallis works it straight to short midwicket

End of over 43 (2 runs) South Africa 134/3
JH Kallis    43* (66b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    5-1-26-1
AB de Villiers    15* (24b 2x4)      JM Anderson    13-5-29-0

43.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, just short of a good length and defended into the off side

Broad has been off for a few overs and seems to be endlessly stretching. With just four bowlers and Anderson with a dodgy knee, it could be trouble for England if Broad is injured

43.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, defended into leg

43.3

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, fuller length and straight, met with a perfect defence

43.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, Anderson trying to find some reverse swing but that passes harmlessly outside off

43.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, bit of width from Anderson and a flashing blade from de Villiers but he mistimes it straight to point

43.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, fuller and speared in at the stumps, almost beats de Villiers's defensive stroke

End of over 44 (maiden) South Africa 134/3
AB de Villiers    15* (30b 2x4)      JM Anderson    14-6-29-0
JH Kallis    43* (66b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    5-1-26-1

Swann to continue

44.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, a slightly quicker ball Kallis forces into the off side and batsmen cross for a sharp single

44.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, defended calmly

44.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, smothers the spin and prods to leg

44.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, bit shorter and the leg-side force can't beat the fielder

44.5

Swann to de Villiers, no run, nicely flighted but met with staunch defence

44.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, turned into the leg side, completes a quiet over

End of over 45 (1 run) South Africa 135/3
AB de Villiers    15* (35b 2x4)      GP Swann    6-1-27-1
JH Kallis    44* (67b 5x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    14-6-29-0

There's not much in the wicket for the England bowlers at the moment.

45.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, short and outside off stump and Kallis defends easily enough

45.2

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, short and Kallis top-edges an attempted hook. It looped agonisingly, just over mid on

45.3

Anderson to de Villiers, FOUR, too much width and a bit short. Not a great ball, but de Villiers waited and timed it away for four through point

45.4

Anderson to de Villiers, FOUR, short again but great shot! Just rocked back and pulled it through midwicket to bring up the 40 partnership

45.5

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, finds a full length again and squirts away into the leg side

45.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, back outside off stump and Kallis defends into the cover region

End of over 46 (10 runs) South Africa 145/3
JH Kallis    45* (70b 5x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    15-6-39-0
AB de Villiers    24* (38b 4x4)      GP Swann    6-1-27-1

46.1

Swann to de Villiers, no run, couple of steps down the track but opts to defend

46.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, quicker ball defended

46.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, gently turned into the leg side

46.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, Swann just held that one back a touch but it was defended easily

46.5

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, touch more air and pushed to mid on for a quick single

46.6

Swann to Kallis, no run, nicely bowled, bit of flight outside off stump, Kallis defends back towards the bowler

End of over 47 (1 run) South Africa 146/3
JH Kallis    45* (71b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    7-1-28-1
AB de Villiers    25* (43b 4x4)      JM Anderson    15-6-39-0

And here's a bowling change. England's fifth bowler is Paul Collingwood

47.1

Collingwood to de Villiers, FOUR, starts with a horror. Full toss, punched dismissively for four through wide of mid on

47.2

Collingwood to de Villiers, no run, good comeback, outside off stump and de Villiers misses it

47.3

Collingwood to de Villiers, no run, better line defended into the off side

47.4

Collingwood to de Villiers, no run, gentle but straight and defended back to the bowler

47.5

Collingwood to de Villiers, no run, straight again on a decent fullish length and defended

47.6

Collingwood to de Villiers, no run, just outside off stump and de Villiers opts to leave it alone

End of over 48 (4 runs) South Africa 150/3
AB de Villiers    29* (49b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-4-0
JH Kallis    45* (71b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    7-1-28-1

48.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, turned into the leg side without alarm

48.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, bit wider of off, dragging him across his crease but defended out to point

48.3

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis just leans on one from outside off stump to guide it down to long on

48.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, defended back to the bowler

48.5

Swann to de Villiers, no run, turned towards the leg side where a smart stop from Cook prevents runs

48.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, outside off again, not much purchase this time off the wicket and it's defended easily

End of over 49 (1 run) South Africa 151/3
AB de Villiers    29* (52b 5x4)      GP Swann    8-1-29-1
JH Kallis    46* (74b 5x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-4-0

49.1

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, fullish length defended to mid off

49.2

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, tight line but met with solid defence

49.3

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, little bit more intent in that drive from Kallis but goes straight to mid off

49.4

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, defended firmly back to Collingwood off the back foot

49.5

Collingwood to Kallis, no run, takes this one from off stump to the leg side where it's fielded at midwicket

49.6

Collingwood to Kallis, 1 run, fuller but drifts on to leg stump, which allows Kallis to flick it through midwicket for a single

End of over 50 (1 run) South Africa 152/3
JH Kallis    47* (80b 5x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    2-0-5-0
AB de Villiers    29* (52b 5x4)      GP Swann    8-1-29-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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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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