Basil D'Oliveira Trophy - 2nd Test

South Africa v England

England won by an innings and 98 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, A touch of swing that started wide and went wider, left well alone

0.2

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, South Africa are away, but streakily, off an inside edge to a fullish ball that swung away from off stump

South Africa 1/0   GC Smith 1* (2b)

1.1

Onions to Smith, no run, starts full and around off stump, Smith leans forward to defend

1.2

Onions to Smith, no run, back of a length, and defended from the crease into the off side

1.3

Onions to Smith, no run, thrown up at a driving length, on around off stump, Smith obliges but closed-faces it back to the bowler

1.4

Onions to Smith, no run, slightly too wide of off stump and Smith shoulders arms

1.5

Onions to Smith, no run, good stuff from Onions, full and straight and Smith plays across his defence a touch

1.6

Onions to Smith, no run, full again, good probing length, and Smith defends but is a touch late on it

South Africa 3/0   GC Smith 1* (8b)

2.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, back of a length and met with a straight bat on the back foot. Feisty over

South Africa 4/1   GC Smith 1* (9b)

4.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, zipping back into the left-hander this time. Squeaks of excitement, but that was always high

4.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, fired across the left-hander, and heading ever wider. Still, he might have flashed at it I suppose

4.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, a beauty, short and climbing across the left-hander, and Smith just does enough to pull his gloves inside the line. Dangerous delivery

4.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, full length again, and swinging prodigiously towards the cordon. Smith defends with an angled bat and point tidies up

4.5

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, this one holds its line, and Smith jabs into the leg-side

4.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, drawn forward, and pushed into the covers. More swing in evidence, and that's another fine over

South Africa 6/1   GC Smith 3* (15b)

5.5

Onions to Smith, no run, good nut, swinging from middle to off, and met with a solid and straight blade

5.6

Onions to Smith, no run, outside off, more comfortably ignored this time. Tight work from England

South Africa 7/1   GC Smith 3* (17b)

6.3

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

6.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, just a touch too short, more swing, but Smith is able to watch that onto the middle of the bat

6.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, width outside off, left alone without much alarm

6.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, short, a rarity so far, but Smith picks that well enough and pulls behind square without too much fuss

South Africa 9/1   GC Smith 4* (21b)

7.1

Onions to Smith, no run, up on the toes and blocked back to the bowler. Arrow-straight as ever

7.2

Onions to Smith, no run, dragged forward on off stump and blocked studiously. That was a similar length to the one that snuck through his defences at Centurion

7.3

Onions to Smith, no run, defended urgently on middle stump

7.4

Onions to Smith, 1 run, short, and pulled through backward square

South Africa 10/1   GC Smith 5* (25b)

8.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, round the wicket and climbing past the edge, Smith shoulders arms at the last minute

8.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off stump, left alone

8.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off once again, no stroke this time

8.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, dragged forward on off stump and studiously blocked

8.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, six inches too wide to tempt a stroke, and swinging wider

8.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, determined defence on a tighter line. Defended back down the pitch

South Africa 10/1   GC Smith 5* (31b)

10.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, swing, and copious amounts thereof. Streaking late across Smith's bows, and defended on the back foot

10.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, prodded to midwicket, as the 90% humidity, and an apparently high tide, all contribute to yet more swing

10.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, Smith takes a blow on the finger as he plays low in front of his pads. And that hurt him. He doesn't often show much pain, but Mitchell Johnson broke his finger twice last year, so out comes the physio

10.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, That zippy short length comes out once again, just a fraction too short to catch Smith out, but bending late through the air to keep him honest

10.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller and a shade wider, left alone

10.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, that one reared from a full length, and Smith does brilliantly to ride the bounce of that one. He grins broadly after escaping that bullet

South Africa 12/2   GC Smith 5* (37b)

12.1

Onions to Smith, no run, wide outside off to start. But Smith won't be drawn into that one

12.2

Onions to Smith, no run, that is exquisite, the perfect line across the left-hander, and inperceptible movement off the seam. How that didn't take the edge is anyone's guess

12.3

Onions to Smith, no run, wider this time, and a loss of concentration as Smith chases that one. He's not happy with himself for that one

12.4

Onions to Smith, no run, defended with desperation on off stump. Excellent tight line from Onions, as ever

12.5

Onions to Smith, no run, poked to cover from a full length

12.6

Onions to Smith, 1 leg bye, a fraction off-line, and Smith's pads earn a single to fine-leg

South Africa 15/2   GC Smith 5* (43b)

13.1

Broad to Smith, no run, full once again, defended on the line of off stump

13.2

Broad to Smith, no run, full and fuller, that's the length. Defended back down the track again

13.3

Broad to Smith, no run, outside off, left alone more comfortably this time

13.4

Broad to Smith, 3 runs, on the toes, and Smith clips that firmly, but the rain-soaked outfield does the fielder's work, and South Africa still haven't managed a boundary this morning

South Africa 18/2   GC Smith 8* (47b)

14.1

Onions to Smith, no run, with a grunt, Onions pitches this back of a length, on off stump, Smith stands tall and defends to point

14.2

Onions to Smith, no run, cracking delivery, fuller, jagging away of the pitch, Smith comes forward and the ball ghosts past the edge

14.3

Onions to Smith, no run, drags his length back a touch, it bounces a little on Smith, he gets in an awkward position to defend from the back foot, but does so effectively

14.4

Onions to Smith, no run, fuller this time, Smith comes forward and defends. Well bowled and well played

14.5

Onions to Smith, 4 leg byes, shoved down the leg side, Smith gets inside of it and it comes off his hip, down past a diving Prior to the fine leg boundary. Shades of his first-innings dismissal at Centurion, but no alarm

14.6

Onions to Smith, 2 runs, touch too short, Smith stands up from his crouching stance and works it round the corner

South Africa 24/2   GC Smith 10* (53b)

16.1

Onions to Smith, no run, lovely bowling again from Onions, Broad could learn from the length he bowls, full, bit of lateral movement away from Smith, it it skips past the outside edge

16.2

Onions to Smith, no run, and again, big away movement, and Smith is beaten. A touch fuller and that would be deadly

16.3

Onions to Smith, no run, finds the right length this time, but drifts a touch too wide and Smith is far too determined to have a nimble at that as he leaves alone

16.4

Onions to Smith, no run, oh close! Excellent full length, Smith defends off the front foot and squeezes it just short of Cook at short leg

16.5

Onions to Smith, no run, change-up short ball here, genuine bouncer, Smith gets it to a good position but hooks at fresh air as the ball sails over the top edge

16.6

Onions to Smith, no run, and returns to a full length on off stump to complete the over, Smith diligently and defiantly defends from the front foot

South Africa 34/2   GC Smith 10* (59b)

19.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, starts with a ball swinging away from Graeme Smith's off stump, he leaves alone

19.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, better line but quite short, Smith is battling hard here, stands tall and defends

19.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller length and just outside off stump, Smith defends with a closed face to mid on

19.4

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, too wide, a bit short, and Smith crunches it through cover for his first boundary. Great batting to have defended all morning, but still jump all over a loose delivery

19.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, again dragged back of a good length, Smith, slightly more assertively, defends to midwicket

19.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, much fuller, enough to draw a scream of excitement from the England fielders, as it squirts of the inside edge down to fine leg

South Africa 46/2   GC Smith 15* (65b 1x4)

20.1

Swann to Smith, 1 run, flighted, on to around middle, and Smith leans forward with his enormous frame, and prods it into the leg side

20.6

Swann to Smith, no run, quieter from Smith, stretches forward and defends solidly

South Africa 50/2   GC Smith 16* (67b 1x4)

21.2

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, too short, which given the conditions is not the smartest length, Smith rocks back and shoves it away with a pull shot for four to deep square

21.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, back of a length again, Smith stands tall and defends with authority back towards the bowler. Crucial period before lunch here

21.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, tight line on off stump, but the length allows Smith to skip back and defend to mid on

21.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, much better length but too wide of off stump and swinging wide, Smith shoulders arms

21.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, wide of off stump and left alone again

South Africa 55/2   GC Smith 20* (72b 2x4)

22.2

Swann to Smith, no run, well flighted, on off stump, Smith comes forward and defends

22.3

Swann to Smith, FOUR, Smith comes well across to the off side, gets down on one knee and heaves it, slightly off the bottom edge, to fine leg for a boundary. Fifty partnership up, and it's been a hugely important one

22.4

Swann to Smith, no run, defended this time into the leg side

22.5

Swann to Smith, FOUR, oh dear, grim delivery, shoved well down the leg side, and Smith sweeps it away for four. Swann apologies to his captain for that shocker

22.6

Swann to Smith, no run, much better delivery, Smith stretches forward and it rips past the outside edge, Prior whips off the bail and has an appeal. The third umpire correctly rules not out, but Smith had dragged his foot close to the crease

South Africa 64/2   GC Smith 28* (77b 4x4)

24.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets inside this shortish delivery, and works it away firmly behind square

South Africa 67/2   GC Smith 29* (78b 4x4)

25.1

Swann to Smith, no run, Drawn forward, and solidly blocked on off stump. Tidy resumption

25.2

Swann to Smith, no run, inches short of a return catch! A full drive and a hint of a leading edge, and Swann just couldn't quite make up the ground ...

25.3

Swann to Smith, no run, lovely line and clear evidence of spin. Blocked

25.4

Swann to Smith, no run, firmly defended with a vertical bat

25.5

Swann to Smith, no run, outside off stump, sharp turn, no shot offered

25.6

Swann to Smith, no run, blocked straight back down the wicket. That's a probing start to the session

South Africa 67/2   GC Smith 29* (84b 4x4)

26.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, clearly pitches outside leg, so no chance of an lbw. But some slight alarm as Kallis turns down a sharp single to short leg

26.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off, and that zips past the edge. Smith just about avoids playing at that one

26.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, pushed back into the crease, and punched up to midwicket

26.5

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads, flicked fine, and the slow outfield comes to England's aid again

26.6

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads again, slightly erring in line at the end of that over. Fine leg tidies up

South Africa 72/2   GC Smith 33* (89b 4x4)

27.5

Swann to Smith, no run, big stride, and blocked on the line of off stump

27.6

Swann to Smith, 1 run, sweeping, and sweeping well. Fine leg prevents the boundary as the ball is timed well straight into his domain

South Africa 74/2   GC Smith 34* (91b 4x4)

28.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, width from Anderson, and flashed into the covers

28.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, another big stride down the wicket, and defended.

28.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off stump, no stroke offered that time

28.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, up on the toes, and clipped into the leg side

South Africa 75/2   GC Smith 35* (95b 4x4)

29.5

Swann to Smith, no run, quicker and flatter, and blocked solidly on off stump

29.6

Swann to Smith, no run, very tidy from round the wicket. Smith can only defend in front of off stump. And another over ticks by

South Africa 77/2   GC Smith 35* (97b 4x4)

30.3

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, that won't keep the slips in business. A misdirected bouncer, down the leg side, and helped over the ropes with a roll of the wrists

30.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, driven hard but Onions at mid-on can only parry the ball as he dives. A scampered single ensues

South Africa 83/2   GC Smith 40* (99b 5x4)

31.2

Swann to Smith, no run, lovely sharp spin from over the wicket, angling towards fine leg but straightening

31.3

Swann to Smith, no run, driven out to point with an open face

31.4

Swann to Smith, no run, looped onto the perfect length, and defended solidly

31.5

Swann to Smith, no run, big stride, bigger block. The bowler tidies up in his followthrough

31.6

Swann to Smith, no run, that's tidy. Just too short to be met comfortably in a single stride. And turning enough to bobble out to short leg

South Africa 85/2   GC Smith 40* (104b 5x4)

32.3

Broad to Smith, 1 run, on the pads to the left-hander this time. Smith walks across his stumps and tickles fine

South Africa 87/2   GC Smith 41* (105b 5x4)

33.1

Swann to Smith, no run, teasing line and length, turning into the middle of a broad bat

33.2

Swann to Smith, no run, full length, driven to mid-on

33.3

Swann to Smith, no run, open face, turned to midwicket

33.4

Swann to Smith, FOUR, short and wide, and while that was a gimme of a delivery, it was expertly placed in the gap in the covers. Timed all the way to the boundary

33.5

Swann to Smith, no run, full face, and blocked back down the track

33.6

Swann to Smith, no run, that's the line and length, just threatening to turn and take the edge. This time it doesn't

South Africa 91/2   GC Smith 45* (111b 6x4)

35.1

Swann to Smith, no run, Swann continues to probe that edge

35.2

Swann to Smith, no run, a shout of excitement as Smith is finally beaten, and Collingwood at slip can't quite get to it on the full. Was there an edge? Yes, there was!

35.3

Swann to Smith, no run, big appeal as Swann drifts the one that goes straight on into Smith's pad. Clever bowling, but just outside the line

35.4

Swann to Smith, no run, attacking the edge once again. Good over so far

35.5

Swann to Smith, 1 run

South Africa 92/2   GC Smith 46* (116b 6x4)

36.1

Broad to Smith, no run, outside off, angling in, defended

36.2

Broad to Smith, no run, big stride forward and pushed back down the wicket

36.3

Broad to Smith, no run, speared down the leg-side, and that's not only a wasted delivery, it's feeding Smith's favourite shot. This time he couldn't make contact

36.4

Broad to Smith, no run, straighter this time, and defended with bat and pad firmly together

36.5

Broad to Smith, 1 run, short, and shovelled into the leg-side, where deep midwicket collects in the long-barrier position

South Africa 93/2   GC Smith 47* (121b 6x4)

37.1

Swann to Smith, 1 run, swept with power, past the diving leg gully, but fine leg circles round to intercept on the boundary's edge

37.3

Swann to Smith, no run, tossed up into the blockhole, and duly blocked

37.4

Swann to Smith, no run, really full once again, and Smith tries to drive his way out of trouble but almost inside-edges onto his pads

37.5

Swann to Smith, no run, big stride, smothering defensive block

37.6

Swann to Smith, no run, tossed up this time, and defended on the line of leg stump. Swann is keeping Smith guessing

South Africa 95/2   GC Smith 48* (126b 6x4)

38.6

Broad to Smith, no run, big stride, and a straight bat pushes the ball down to mid-off

South Africa 100/2   GC Smith 48* (127b 6x4)

39.3

Swann to Smith, no run, full length, and uneasily driven off an inside-edge to midwicket. Swann has invited the drive with great discipline

39.4

Swann to Smith, no run, full again, and played with a full face to cover

39.5

Swann to Smith, no run, sharp turn off a full length, Smith judges well and leaves alone

39.6

Swann to Smith, no run, a tangle of limbs as Smith gets down to sweep, but there's no appreciable contact

South Africa 101/2   GC Smith 48* (131b 6x4)

40.2

Broad to Smith, 1 run, better length and worked away

South Africa 103/2   GC Smith 49* (132b 6x4)

41.1

Swann to Smith, no run, Swann continues to probe around off stump, Smith defends

41.2

Swann to Smith, no run, bit of replay, well flighted, well defended

41.3

Swann to Smith, no run, thrown up again, and around leg stump, invites Smith to turn it into the leg side, against the spin

41.4

Swann to Smith, no run, slightly flatter this time, and Smith stretches forward to sniff the ball in defence

41.5

Swann to Smith, no run, defending solidly again

41.6

Swann to Smith, 1 run, much more air on this, Smith bunts it into the leg side to bring up a fantastic fifty, it's taken 138 balls and he has battled brilliantly

South Africa 104/2   GC Smith 50* (138b 6x4)

42.1

Trott to Smith, no run, who starts wonderfully gently, popping it on around off stump and Smith defends into the covers

42.2

Trott to Smith, 2 runs, well played here, walked right across to the off side and worked the ball firmly through midwicket

42.3

Trott to Smith, 1 run, on and around off stump, and worked into the leg side. These two had a bit of needle in the lead up to the Test, maybe that's in Strauss's thinking.

South Africa 107/2   GC Smith 53* (141b 6x4)

43.2

Swann to Smith, no run, Smith stretches forward again and defends solidly once more

43.3

Swann to Smith, no run, bunted towards mid off from a good-length delivery

43.4

Swann to Smith, no run, massive appeal from England as Smith gets across towards off stump to sweep, misses it, and is struck on the pad. After some deliberation England opt not to review

43.5

Swann to Smith, no run, defended without any excitement or alarm

43.6

Swann to Smith, no run, once again defended

South Africa 111/2   GC Smith 53* (146b 6x4)

45.1

Swann to Smith, no run, flighted and Smith once again defends

45.2

Swann to Smith, no run, slightly wide of off stump and left alone

45.3

Swann to Smith, 3 runs, on the pads and nicely worked away through the leg side

45.5

Swann to Smith, no run, defended into the off side

45.6

Swann to Smith, no run, defended once more

South Africa 121/2   GC Smith 56* (151b 6x4)

46.6

Trott to Smith, no run, Trott would argue he's found his rhythm here, and Smith defends

South Africa 126/2   GC Smith 56* (152b 6x4)

47.5

Swann to Smith, 1 run, and he responds with a sweep, executed rather well, and collects a single to deep square

South Africa 128/2   GC Smith 57* (153b 6x4)

48.2

Onions to Smith, no run, full, slightly wide of off stump and Smith pushes it out to mid off firmly

48.3

Onions to Smith, no run, settled on a good length, Smith defends to complete a tidy bit of cricket

48.4

Onions to Smith, no run, Smith gets forward and defends another good Onions delivery

48.5

Onions to Smith, no run, this is wide of off stump, and Smith happily shoulders arms

48.6

Onions to Smith, FOUR, great shot! Bad finger or not, Smith is giving nothing away here, a touch too full from Onions and Smith comes well forward and drives with the straightest of straight bats, back past the bowler for four

South Africa 134/2   GC Smith 61* (158b 7x4)

49.6

Swann to Smith, 1 leg bye, massive appeal from Swann, as a full ball from round the wicket catches Smith on the pads. Strauss opts not to appeal though Swann looks a little displeased with his decision

South Africa 136/2   GC Smith 61* (159b 7x4)

50.1

Onions to Smith, no run, oh dear, Smith has a wild slog at one, trying to heave an off stump ball over midwicket. Misses and attracts a "moooo" from Miller sitting opposite me.

50.2

Onions to Smith, no run, walking a little at Onions, clearly a change of intent here, but defends into the off side

50.3

Onions to Smith, no run, good intent again, drives firmly, if a little flat-footed to mid off

50.4

Onions to Smith, no run, good response, Onions holding his nerve with a full length ball that jags back a bit and gets the inside edge

50.5

Onions to Smith, 1 run, too short this time and Smith gets inside the line, swivels and pulls to fine leg for a single

South Africa 137/2   GC Smith 62* (164b 7x4)

51.1

Swann to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets down on one knee, which never looks graceful for a man of his build, but sweeps perfectly for a single to deep square

South Africa 142/2   GC Smith 63* (165b 7x4)

52.1

Onions to Smith, 1 leg bye, Smith gets right across his stumps and works a ball from around off stump behind square on the leg side for one

South Africa 143/2   GC Smith 63* (166b 7x4)

53.1

Pietersen to Smith, 1 run, starts around off stump, Smith shoves it behind square

53.4

Pietersen to Smith, 1 run, Smith down on one knee once more, but rather than beg, he sweeps it away well to bring up the 150

53.6

Pietersen to Smith, no run, Finds some turn, and he'd argue, some bounce, but Smith is giving nothing away before tea. Defends solidly to close the session.

South Africa 151/2   GC Smith 65* (169b 7x4)

54.2

Onions to Smith, FOUR, floated up outside off stump, Smith climbs into it, driving through the covers for an early boundary

54.3

Onions to Smith, no run, looking good again Smith, stretching forward at Onions, and driving firmly to mid off

54.4

Onions to Smith, FOUR, full again, and well outside off stump, Smith throws his hands through it, and the ball slides off the bat through point for another boundary

54.5

Onions to Smith, no run, full again, and Smith slaps this to mid off, looking very dangerous here

54.6

Onions to Smith, no run, beaten! Smith has a bit of a firm-footed prod at this outside off stump, the ball skims past the edge

South Africa 160/2   GC Smith 73* (174b 9x4)

56.1

Onions to Smith, no run, good delivery, jagging back at Smith and it comes off an inside edge, straight towards his midriff

56.2

Onions to Smith, no run, he gets everything behind this, and there's a lot of him, and defends solidly towards mid off

56.3

Onions to Smith, no run, slightly too wide, and Smith, watching it intently, lets it go

56.4

Onions to Smith, no run, good ball, on off stump, offering to come in off the seam, defended with utter certainty, into the leg side

56.5

Onions to Smith, no run, well bowled again, full on off stump, and Smith is more than equal defending with authority

56.6

Onions to Smith, 1 run, dragged just a little bit short, and Smith leaps back and works it away into the leg side, very instinctive shot for him

South Africa 165/3   GC Smith 74* (180b 9x4)

57.1

Swann to Smith, no run, nicely flighted, and blocked out with ease

57.2

Swann to Smith, no run, Smith stretches forward and gets bat well in front of pad to defend

57.3

Swann to Smith, no run, little more air draws a drive from Smith but straight to the cover fielder

57.4

Swann to Smith, 1 run, gets down on one knee and swept away again effectively

South Africa 166/3   GC Smith 75* (184b 9x4)

58.1

Onions to Smith, no run, Smith advancing Onions, he responds by dropping short so Smith stands tall and defends

58.2

Onions to Smith, OUT, Huge mix up between the batsmen! Smith dropped into the off side, and de Villiers, Pietersen-esque, ran down the wicket at him. Smith started to run, hesitated, turned around and Cook ran in to take the bails off, just beating Smith's dive.

GC Smith run out 75 (256m 186b 9x4 0x6) SR: 40.32

South Africa 166/4   GC Smith 75 (186b 9x4)
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Series Results
South Africa v England at Johannesburg - Jan 14-17, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 74 runs
South Africa v England at Cape Town - Jan 3-7, 2010
Match drawn
South Africa v England at Durban - Dec 26-30, 2009
England won by an innings and 98 runs
South Africa v England at Centurion - Dec 16-20, 2009
Match drawn
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Dec 30, 2009

Stuart Broad leads England's celebrations after they secured an innings victory at Kingsmead, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, December 30, 2009

Stuart Broad leads England's celebrations after they secured an innings victory at Kingsmead

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Dec 30, 2009

Mark Boucher was given out by the third umpire after England called for a review, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, December 30, 2009

Mark Boucher was given out by the third umpire after England called for a review

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