England tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 26-30, 2009
England won by an innings and 98 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
26,27,28,29,30 December 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
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

20.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, on and around middle, Kallis leans it towards short midwicket

20.3

Swann to Kallis, no run, a touch more air and a slightly false defensive stroke into the leg side

20.4

Swann to Kallis, 2 runs, Kallis had a real go at Swann early in Centurion, and he runs down the wicket and has an ugly heave here, which flies off the inside edge to deep midwicket

20.5

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, whipped away, with real intent, but it's good bowling and it comes off the inside edge again out to deep square

20.6

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

South Africa 50/2   GP Swann 1-0-4-0
22.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, slightly too short, Kallis nurdles it off the back foot into space at midwicket

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   GP Swann 2-0-13-0
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   GP Swann 3-1-13-0
27.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, turned off an open face, and picked up in the leg side

27.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, drawn forward and defended

27.3

Swann to Kallis, no run

27.4

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, flicked round the corner to fine leg

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   GP Swann 4-1-15-0
29.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, on the pads and turning further down the leg side.

29.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, squeaks of protest as Kallis comes right across his stumps to pad away a ripper from outside off. But no real appeal

29.3

Swann to Kallis, no run, flicked up to mid-on

29.4

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, a step across the crease, and a deflection to square leg

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   GP Swann 5-1-16-0
31.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, driven with hard hands, and Swann's subtle spin skews off an inside-edge to backward square. He's got him in a bit of bother at the moment

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   GP Swann 6-1-17-0
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   GP Swann 7-1-21-0
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

35.6

Swann to Kallis, no run, turned off the straight, and that's a quality over

South Africa 92/2   GP Swann 8-1-22-0
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

37.2

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, turned off an open face to backward square leg

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   GP Swann 9-1-24-0
39.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, flicked to midwicket

39.2

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, slow turn from outside off stump, Kallis steps to off and clubs with lots of bottom hand out to deep midwicket

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   GP Swann 10-1-25-0
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   GP Swann 11-1-26-0
43.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, tickled round the corner

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   GP Swann 12-1-27-0
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

45.4

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, stretches forward and guides it away

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   GP Swann 13-1-31-0
47.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, stretches forward and defends

47.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, pushing it across Kallis, who defends without alarm

47.3

Swann to Kallis, no run, and again, quite flat, Kallis content to block

47.4

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, well played, got right back and turned it away with good hands, to a fine fine leg

47.5

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

47.6

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, bit of turn, but Kallis milks it easily into the leg side

South Africa 129/2   GP Swann 14-1-34-0
49.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, Swann continues and has a bit of an lbw appeal that fails to interest anyone

49.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, good ball, Kallis defends uncertainly from the crease

49.3

Swann to Kallis, no run, stretches forward and defends again

49.4

Swann to Kallis, no run, another half appeal as Kallis shoves his pad and pad at one outside off stump

49.5

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, a touch fuller, draws a stylish drive where a diving cover restricts it to a single

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   GP Swann 15-1-35-0
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

51.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, pushed across at Kallis who leans forward and defends

51.3

Swann to Kallis, no run, pushed across again, quite flat, and defended

51.4

Swann to Kallis, no run, given a hint of air and prodded to Cook at short leg

51.5

Swann to Kallis, no run, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

51.6

Swann to Kallis, no run, turned to short leg from a good length, but Swann isn't looking that threatening here

South Africa 142/2   GP Swann 16-1-36-0
55.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, Kallis defends into the off side

55.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, continuing the round the wicket ploy, but doesn't cause Kallis any problems here

55.3

Swann to Kallis, OUT, got him! That has come out of nowhere, pushed across him, like so many balls before, but this time it gets the outside edge and goes, slightly gently, to Collingwood at slip! Crucial breakthrough

JH Kallis c Collingwood b Swann 75 (197m 132b 7x4 0x6) SR: 56.81

55.4

Swann to de Villiers, FOUR, great shot first up! Couple of skips down the track and drives handsomely, straight past the bowler for four, all along the carpet

55.5

Swann to de Villiers, no run, defending from the crease this time, much to the delight of the England fielders

55.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, stretches forward and defends firmly back to Swann

South Africa 164/3   GP Swann 17-1-40-1
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

57.5

Swann to de Villiers, no run, driven firmly back at Swann from a full length

57.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, carefully defended, just turning his wrists on it, into the leg side

South Africa 166/3   GP Swann 18-1-41-1
59.1

Swann to Duminy, no run, leans forward and defends

59.2

Swann to Duminy, 2 runs, gets down low for a lil' dink to fine leg, I'm not sure how else to describe it, but it's an effective stroke

59.3

Swann to Duminy, no run, this time he's forward and defending

59.4

Swann to Duminy, no run, defending again from the crease, and this comes from the outer half of the bat, towards clip

59.5

Swann to Duminy, 1 run, turned behind square for a single

59.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, flatter and pushed across de Villiers, perhaps looking for that outside edge again, but de Villiers shoulders arms

South Africa 170/4   GP Swann 19-1-44-1
69.1

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, slog-sweep - good aggression, as Cook discovers when he wears that shot full on the calf as he takes evasive action at short leg

69.2

Swann to Boucher, FOUR, another powerful sweep, and Cook is very happy to see that one whistle to the boundary, inside of straight through his shin-bone

69.3

Swann to Boucher, no run, width, and Boucher deflects that to slip off his pad flap

69.4

Swann to Boucher, 3 runs, caressed through the covers with minimum fuss. Swann has had to pitch up because of Boucher's effective sweeping

69.5

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, shouts of "catch it!" as de Villiers turns one straight off the face, and that hits Cook flush on the boot. Technically, a chance

69.6

Swann to Boucher, no run, no sweep this time, a rare dot-ball for Boucher in an aggressive morning's work

South Africa 211/5   GP Swann 20-1-53-1
71.1

Swann to Boucher, 1 run, tucked off the hip

71.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, defended into the off side

71.3

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, dancing feet and a measured drive to mid-on

71.4

Swann to Boucher, no run, a big stride and a full-faced block

71.5

Swann to Boucher, 1 run, drilled to mid-on again. England haven't quite been able to make things happen so far this morning

71.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, whipped into the leg-side, and that's another tidy but unchallenging over

South Africa 214/5   GP Swann 21-1-56-1
73.1

Swann to Boucher, no run, defended on the line of off stump

73.2

Swann to Boucher, no run, looped up and nudged out to point

73.3

Swann to Boucher, no run, flighted delivery on leg stump, tucked square

73.4

Swann to Boucher, no run, more air once again, and flicked across the line to short leg

73.5

Swann to Boucher, no run, big stride and blocked with determination

73.6

Swann to Boucher, no run, whipped out to midwicket where Anderson half-stops with a full-stretch dive. Good work after an earlier fumble

South Africa 221/5   GP Swann 22-2-56-1
75.1

Swann to Boucher, 2 runs, a touch of width, and carved out to deep cover

75.2

Swann to Boucher, no run, round the wicket, and straightening on the line of middle. Blocked

75.3

Swann to Boucher, 1 run, looped up, and wafted with an open stance to midwicket

75.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, punched to midwicket once again, this time more compactly

75.5

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, both batsmen content to work the gaps now, and bed in for the new ball

75.6

Swann to Boucher, no run, a leaning defensive, into the covers. That's another over done and dusted

South Africa 225/5   GP Swann 23-2-60-1
77.1

Swann to Boucher, OUT, well, well, we have a review coming up ... and it's looking good for England ... Swann straightened one from round the wicket, Boucher got in a good stride, but the ball clearly struck pad before bat, and HawkEye suggests it would have hit middle two-thirds of the way up. And that's out!

MV Boucher lbw b Swann 39 (72m 50b 5x4 0x6) SR: 78.00

77.2

Swann to Morkel, no run, good start, full and flighted to Morkel, who blocks

77.3

Swann to Morkel, no run, pushed into the off side, watchful start

77.4

Swann to Morkel, no run, big stride and defended

77.5

Swann to Morkel, no run, two slips in place as Swann tweaks that one a touch, but Morkel is equal to it

77.6

Swann to Morkel, 2 runs, on the pads to gift Morkel his first runs. The end of a breakthrough over. And what a time to strike, with the new ball just round the corner

South Africa 235/6   GP Swann 24-2-62-2
79.1

Swann to de Villiers, no run, forward and defended on the line of off stump

79.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, a hint of an inside-edge as de Villiers lines up an expansive drive

79.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, big stride and blocked this time

79.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, flicked off the pads, but gathered by Cook under the lid

79.5

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, probing work, as de Villiers drives a touch loosely again. More air that time from Swann

79.6

Swann to Morkel, no run, ambitious stride, and a decisive block

South Africa 239/6   GP Swann 25-2-63-2
89.1

Swann to Morkel, no run, defended into the off

89.2

Swann to Morkel, no run, goes for a mighty heave into the leg side, mistimes it completely and it trickles away

89.3

Swann to Morkel, no run, this time it's slightly shorter and worked into the leg side

89.4

Swann to Morkel, 2 runs, goes for the big shot again, connects but mistimes it as it sails high in the air and drops dead near the long on boundary

89.5

Swann to Morkel, FOUR, too short and a touch wide of off stump, cut away well past a diving point

89.6

Swann to Morkel, no run, better ball to finish the over, flighted and defended slightly awkwardly from the crease

South Africa 275/7   GP Swann 26-2-69-2
91.1

Swann to Morkel, 2 runs, angled in from round the wicket, deflected neatly behind square on the leg side for a couple

91.2

Swann to Morkel, no run, just outside off stump, spinning away out the rough and left alone

91.3

Swann to Morkel, 1 run, pitched up again nicely, and driven firmly past a diving Swann to long off

91.4

Swann to Harris, no run, Swann continuing round the wicket to the right hander, Harris stretches forward and defends

91.5

Swann to Harris, OUT, We have a review, very full and Harris is sweeping rather clumsily, he misses and is rapped him on the pads. Given out but Harris calls for a review. He may think he's hit it but replays don't suggest that. Pitched in line, and hitting, and given out

PL Harris lbw b Swann 2 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

91.6

Swann to Steyn, no run, defended very neatly back to the bowler from a full ball

South Africa 280/8   GP Swann 27-2-72-3
93.1

Swann to Morkel, no run, well flighted around off stump finds the edge from Morkel, but it rolls wide of slip

93.2

Swann to Morkel, no run, It's review again. massive lbw appeal from England given not out, Morkel popped forward and it rapped him on the pads, replay shows it clipping, not hitting, leg stump so the not out decision stands.

93.3

Swann to Morkel, no run, hit on the pads again from a defensive shot, sliding well down leg

93.4

Swann to Morkel, no run, well bowled, flighted, drawing Morkel forward and it comes off the outer half of the bat down to the slips

93.5

Swann to Morkel, no run, prodded out into the off side from a good length

93.6

Swann to Morkel, no run, flighted once more, and almost yorks Morkel, but he jabs his bat down in time

South Africa 281/8   GP Swann 28-3-72-3
95.1

Swann to Steyn, 1 run, pushed into the covers to get the session underway

95.2

Swann to Morkel, no run, round the wicket and looped onto a good length outside the left-hander's off stump

95.3

Swann to Morkel, no run, great delivery! Holding its line and zipping past the inside edge and millimetres away from off stump

95.4

Swann to Morkel, no run, forward more confidently this time, and smothered

95.5

Swann to Morkel, no run, loose and precarious. A flat-footed swish and Morkel is living dangerously

95.6

Swann to Morkel, OUT, well, that you have to say was coming. Morkel was bamboozled for five deliveries, and this one finally pins him in front of off. He calls for the review, but it's a futile gesture. That struck him on the shin, and that is curtains

M Morkel lbw b Swann 23 (87m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.93

South Africa 285/9   GP Swann 29-3-73-4
97.1

Swann to Steyn, no run, twirled onto a good length from over the wicket. Blocked

97.2

Swann to Steyn, no run, poked into the covers

97.3

Swann to Steyn, 1 run

97.4

Swann to Ntini, no run, looping, flighty delivery on off stump. Blocked again

97.5

Swann to Ntini, no run, massive appeal as Ntini pads up to a big ripper from outside off, but there was too much guesswork going on there. It was going to hit middle as well ...

97.6

Swann to Ntini, no run, more sharp spin, and Ntini wears that in the midriff. Attacking over

South Africa 289/9   GP Swann 30-3-74-4
99.1

Swann to Ntini, no run, outside off, Ntini pokes loosely and Prior whips off the bails

99.2

Swann to Ntini, no run, played from deep in the crease, watches the spin onto the bat

99.3

Swann to Ntini, 1 run, fuller and almost handsomely driven out to deep midwicket. More cheers

99.4

Swann to Steyn, 1 run, Punched into the covers

99.5

Swann to Ntini, 1 run, tossed up outside off, and slapped through midwicket with lusty intent. The sweeper sweeps up

99.6

Swann to Steyn, 1 run, nurdled off the pads, and Swann is denied again

South Africa 297/9   GP Swann 31-3-78-4
101.1

Swann to Steyn, 1 run, clipped into the leg-side from round the wicket

101.2

Swann to Ntini, 1 run, thwack. A stand-and-deliver tonk into the leg-side. Huge air on that ball, but Pietersen at long-on can't make the ground in time

101.3

Swann to Steyn, no run, poked back down the track

101.4

Swann to Steyn, SIX, that's vast! South Africa have got bored of just enduring, and decide to have a dart. Steyn opens his stance and clears the ropes at long-on!

101.5

Swann to Steyn, 2 runs, punched confidently through the covers, more valuable runs

101.6

Swann to Steyn, no run, onto the back foot and pushed out to point.

South Africa 312/9   GP Swann 32-3-88-4
103.1

Swann to Steyn, no run, defended from round the wicket

103.2

Swann to Steyn, no run, pushed back down the track with half a stride forward

103.3

Swann to Steyn, no run, a foot outside off, and no danger there

103.4

Swann to Steyn, SIX, smeared! In the slot, and lambasted over the bowler's head! Exceptional tonking, that man!

103.5

Swann to Steyn, 1 run, tucked round the corner to hand the strike back to Ntini

103.6

Swann to Ntini, no run, big stride forward and that's watchfully played, out into the off side. Good over, and England might have to deny Swann his shot at five, because Steyn has got his number right now

South Africa 319/9   GP Swann 33-3-95-4
105.1

Swann to Steyn, no run, tossed up outside off, and defended

105.2

Swann to Steyn, FOUR, that is poor bowling, a half-tracker on leg stump, and freebie runs through fine leg

105.3

Swann to Steyn, no run, poked back to the bowler

105.4

Swann to Steyn, SIX, Swann is Steyn's bunny! It is official. Three sixes in three overs, and that's the biggest yet. A massive hoist over long-on, and deep into the stands

105.5

Swann to Steyn, 1 run, a pushed single into the covers, and that is their 50 stand. Great effort

105.6

Swann to Ntini, no run, defended on the line of off stump. And surely Swann will have to take a blow now

South Africa 335/9   GP Swann 34-3-106-4
107.1

Swann to Ntini, 1 run, nearly a mix-up as they scamper a single to backward point, but Broad's shy was too high for Prior to gather in time

107.2

Swann to Steyn, 2 runs, opens the face, and guides another couple down to third man

107.3

Swann to Steyn, no run

107.4

Swann to Steyn, no run, drawn out of the crease by a slow and loopy delivery, but defended in the end

107.5

Swann to Steyn, 1 run, pushed down to mid-off, and once again, Ntini has a solitary delivery to survive. Quality strike farming going on out there

107.6

Swann to Ntini, no run, big stride, angled bat, beautifully executed. Now, it's over to Steyn, one blow from his fifty

South Africa 343/9   GP Swann 35-3-110-4
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