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

Graeme Smith will take strike against Jimmy Anderson to get things underway. England will be desperate for an improved new-ball showing from Centurion.

The sides have agreed to use the floodlights if and when the bad light draws in towards the end of the day. An enlightened decision, I'm sure you'll agree.

9.50am Toss news South Africa will bat first after Graeme Smith won the toss. The pitch, according to the three wise man in the middle, will suit the batsmen but with a touch of dampness and humidity it may do a little early on.

9.30am Hello, good morning, Merry Christmas and copious amounts of festive spirit to you all, and welcome to Cricinfo's live ball-by-ball coverage of the second Test between England and South Africa in Durban.

I'm Andrew Miller, Sahil Dutta will be my sidekick for the duration of the game, and our man on the ground is Gnasher McGlashan, who has stuffed his face at the media Christmas braai, but is nevertheless sufficiently on-the-ball to bring the first important news of the day.

England have named an unchanged side from the one that clung on for a draw at Centurion, meaning reprieves for Ian Bell and Alastair Cook, and still no-one in the history of Test cricket to boast Luke as a first name.

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

As for South Africa, they have one key alteration. Dale Steyn has recovered from his hamstring strain and rejoins the fold at the expense of the unlucky Friedel de Wet, who gave England the hurry-up on that memorable final day at Centurion. Makhaya Ntini retains his place for his 101st Test.

South Africa 1 Graeme Smith (capt), 2 Ashwell Prince, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 AB de Villiers, 6 JP Duminy, 7 Mark Boucher (wk), 8 Morne Morkel, 9 Paul Harris, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Makhaya Ntini.

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

0.3

Anderson to Prince, 2 runs, full and wide and guided, but with bat well away from body, through point where a very slow outfield restricts it to two

0.4

Anderson to Prince, no run, good ball, full and swinging, with a perfect upright seam, away from Prince who hangs his bat out, as the ball zips past

0.5

Anderson to Prince, no run, full again, good length in these conditions and Prince thinks about playing before drawing his bat inside the line

0.6

Anderson to Prince, no run, too wide and happily left alone to complete a decent first over

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/0
AG Prince    2* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-3-0
GC Smith    1* (2b)     

Graham Onions, who did a pretty good job in Centurion, will share the new ball with Anderson ahead of Broad, that's a good move. Three slips and a gulley in place

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

End of over 2 (maiden) South Africa 3/0
GC Smith    1* (8b)      G Onions    1-1-0-0
AG Prince    2* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-3-0

2.1

Anderson to Prince, OUT, Anderson strikes early! Classic opening wicket, just back of a length, moved a touch away from Prince as he tried to defend off the back foot. It bounced a little more than he expected and ended up fencing, off the shoulder of the bat, to Graeme Swann at third slip.

AG Prince c Swann b Anderson 2 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Well well, that is a very tasty start for England. There was definite lift off the pitch, and a bit of lateral movement. Here comes the local lad and hero of Centurion, Hashim Amla

2.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, uncomfortable start! On the perfect length and finding the edge first-up, but all along the ground to the slips

2.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, outside off, but definite zip through to the keeper. Lively

2.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, lovely bowling. A fraction short of a length but leaping past the splice. Dicey times

2.5

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, good thinking from Anderson, pitching it up to seek that swing, but Amla is equal to this one and stabs it through the leg-side to get off the mark

2.6

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

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa 4/1
GC Smith    1* (9b)      JM Anderson    2-0-4-1
HM Amla    1* (4b)      G Onions    1-1-0-0

3.1

Onions to Amla, no run, short and effective, Amla drops his wrists and the rest of his body follows suit

3.2

Onions to Amla, no run, pitched up this time, and seaming late. No stroke offered

3.3

Onions to Amla, no run, drawn forward on a good length, poked into the covers

3.4

Onions to Amla, no run, wide of off stump, and left alone more comfortably this time

3.5

Onions to Amla, no run, definite signs of late movement, but Amla is judging the line well, and leaves alone outside off

3.6

Onions to Amla, no run, massive appeal as Amla walks across his stumps, and the ball deflects into the leg side. Consultations going on there, but Onions rightly decides not to call for the review

End of over 4 (maiden) South Africa 4/1
HM Amla    1* (10b)      G Onions    2-2-0-0
GC Smith    1* (9b)      JM Anderson    2-0-4-1

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

Just as Strauss had a few early concerns at Centurion, I wonder if Smith is questioning the decision he made at the toss? At least he's out there personally to make sure he's vindicated

End of over 5 (2 runs) South Africa 6/1
GC Smith    3* (15b)      JM Anderson    3-0-6-1
HM Amla    1* (10b)      G Onions    2-2-0-0

5.1

Onions to Amla, no run, down the leg-side

5.2

Onions to Amla, no run, more uncomfortable bounce from a good length. A short leg might come into play soon

5.3

Onions to Amla, no run, outside off, in the channel, demanding respect, if not a stroke every delivery. Left alone this time

5.4

Onions to Amla, 1 run, fuller length, attacking the base of off stump, and pushed without much timing into the covers

That's the first run that Onions has conceded

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

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 7/1
GC Smith    3* (17b)      G Onions    3-2-1-0
HM Amla    2* (14b)      JM Anderson    3-0-6-1

6.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, lovely line and length, ghosting past the edge as Amla just about held his bat inside the line

6.2

Anderson to Amla, 1 leg bye, speared onto the pads, shouts of "catch!" as the ball deflected in the air, but it was never close to short leg

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

Round the wicket now for Anderson, which could be a good move to mix up the line

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

End of over 7 (2 runs) South Africa 9/1
GC Smith    4* (21b)      JM Anderson    4-0-7-1
HM Amla    2* (16b)      G Onions    3-2-1-0

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

Still three slips, a gully and point in place

7.3

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

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7.4

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

7.5

Onions to Amla, no run, outside off stump, in the channel and left alone

7.6

Onions to Amla, no run, a tired-looking delivery, although he's surely got plenty more in the tank for now. A bit short and a fraction wide, but Amla ignores the chance to fling the bat

End of over 8 (1 run) South Africa 10/1
HM Amla    2* (18b)      G Onions    4-2-2-0
GC Smith    5* (25b)      JM Anderson    4-0-7-1

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

"Anderson Bowling to Smith"," notes Gov. "It seems we are watching a thrilling sequence of movie "Matrix"." Yep, I first made that joke on comms back in 2003. My God, I'm old

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

The grassy banks at Kingsmead are rammed, as you might expect. A few gaps in the seating, but it's early days yet. The first bowling change of the day coming up, and a significant moment. Here's Stuart Broad at the Old Fort End, and can he follow Onions' tight lead?

End of over 9 (maiden) South Africa 10/1
GC Smith    5* (31b)      JM Anderson    5-1-7-1
HM Amla    2* (18b)      G Onions    4-2-2-0

9.1

Broad to Amla, no run, that's a promising start, hitting the deck hard on a full length, and zipping away

9.2

Broad to Amla, no run, full again with a bit of swing this time, and met with good aggression as Amla drives. Encouraging opening foray for England

9.3

Broad to Amla, no run, a touch wide, and left alone

9.4

Broad to Amla, OUT, massive blow! The fullest delivery of the match so far, and arguably of Broad's entire tour, as Amla plants his front foot and doesn't even ponder wasting a review on that one. HawkEye shows that that would have hit middle and leg two-thirds up, and England are on fire

HM Amla lbw b Broad 2 (35m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

Superb work from England this morning, and given how attritional Amla proved to be at Centurion, that is a vital incision. In three Test innings against England on his home ground, incidentally, Amla has managed a grand total of three runs

9.5

Broad to Kallis, 2 runs, full once again, Kallis pokes a drive to mid-off to get his innings underway

9.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, attempted yorker, and Kallis flashes an inside-edge onto his pads. Broad has got his Oval length back, and that's extremely promising for England's prospects

End of over 10 (2 runs) South Africa 12/2
JH Kallis    2* (2b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-2-1
GC Smith    5* (31b)      JM Anderson    5-1-7-1

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

A chance for a quick drink for England's sweaty fielders as Smith receives a quick ice-spraying. What a first hour this is turning out to be for England. Wickets and a chokingly tight run-rate so far.

"Anderson is bowling so beautifully, singing it both ways," says Fahad, who is clearly doing a seasonal descant. "I'd like him to bowl to Smith from wider on the crease around the wicket, that will sure make life more difficult for him." Good tactic

Smith has recovered, so here we go

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

Talking of broadly, here's Broad

End of over 11 (maiden) South Africa 12/2
GC Smith    5* (37b)      JM Anderson    6-2-7-1
JH Kallis    2* (2b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-2-1

11.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, outside off, in the channel, no stroke offered

11.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, that's some judgement, almost yorker length and three or four inches outside off, and Kallis coolly lets that one go

11.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, rammed back into the crease, defended with a perpendicular bat, straight back down the pitch

11.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, full and driven, straight back into Broad's palm. Good wicket-to-wicket line

11.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, a foot outside off and a hint of swing. No stroke this time

11.6

Broad to Kallis, 2 runs, on the pads, clipped through the leg-side. The end of another tight and probing over

End of over 12 (2 runs) South Africa 14/2
JH Kallis    4* (8b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-4-1
GC Smith    5* (37b)      JM Anderson    6-2-7-1

Here comes Graham Onions after a change of ends. A well-deserved rest for Anderson. I bet England would have loved an extra seamer to turn to in these conditions though ...

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

Still three slips and a gully, and rightly so

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

End of over 13 (1 run, maiden) South Africa 15/2
GC Smith    5* (43b)      G Onions    5-3-2-0
JH Kallis    4* (8b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-4-1

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

13.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, outside off, Kallis shoulders arms

13.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, too wide to tempt a stroke, but enough swing to keep the batsman thinking

That's the end of the over. England are still in command, and here's Sahil to bring you some more festive cheer.

End of over 14 (3 runs) South Africa 18/2
JH Kallis    4* (10b)      SCJ Broad    3-0-7-1
GC Smith    8* (47b)      G Onions    5-3-2-0

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

"It is so heartening to see the bowlers on top," says V Satish Kumar. "I hope we have a sub-50-run session before lunch.. Would be a wonderful xmas gift for cricket." Well said, Satish. A good Test is a bowler's Test

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

End of over 15 (6 runs) South Africa 24/2
GC Smith    10* (53b)      G Onions    6-3-4-0
JH Kallis    4* (10b)      SCJ Broad    3-0-7-1

England look like they watched Mohammed Asif's new-ball spell against Australia. He bowled beautifully, pitching it right up and nagging away on a tight line. I fell quickly asleep when the Aussies started making runs.

15.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, in the channel, full and Kallis decides on a tight leave

15.2

Broad to Kallis, 2 runs, fullish, Kallis hanging back on his crease just guides this into the leg side calmly

15.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, better line and defended back to the bowler

15.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, wide of the crease, spearing it into Kallis's pads, extended but half-hearted appeal from England, but the ball was sliding past leg stump

15.5

Broad to Kallis, FOUR, a touch shorter and wider of off stump, though it didn't get as high as Kallis expected, he still cut it away for a boundary, the first of the match

15.6

Broad to Kallis, FOUR, cracking shot, just short of a good length, Kallis rocks back, swivels on one leg and pulls to the midwicket boundary

End of over 16 (10 runs) South Africa 34/2
JH Kallis    14* (16b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-17-1
GC Smith    10* (53b)      G Onions    6-3-4-0

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

Yousuf Fauzan spent Christmas Day in the cinema. "Watched 'Invictus' yesterday," he announces. "Seems like the SA cricket team needs an audience with Mandela now." They could do with Matt Damon in the middle order as well, clearly.

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

End of over 17 (maiden) South Africa 34/2
GC Smith    10* (59b)      G Onions    7-4-4-0
JH Kallis    14* (16b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-17-1

17.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, Broad has an important job following that good over, and starts well on off stump, Kallis jumps back and defends

17.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, too wide to interest Kallis, who watches it intently go past his as he shoulders arms

17.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, attracts a defensive shot from a ball outside off stump, Kallis looks as though he would have preferred to leave that alone

17.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, too wide and left alone

17.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, good delivery, angled in, and Kallis again opts to leave, but the ball whistles only a fraction wide of off stump

17.6

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, this time drifts too leg side, and Kallis eagerly works it away to midwicket

End of over 18 (1 run) South Africa 35/2
JH Kallis    15* (22b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-18-1
GC Smith    10* (59b)      G Onions    7-4-4-0

These two have done well to repel some good bowling from England, who'll be desperate to remove another while the ball is still hard

18.1

Onions to Kallis, no run, Onions continues to bowl a good, probing line and length. Kallis defends with bat jabbing down to suggest it kept a little low

18.2

Onions to Kallis, FOUR, drifts on to leg stump, perhaps looking for the magic delivery, inevitably, it doesn't happen and Kallis flicks it away to fine leg for a boundary

18.3

Onions to Kallis, no run, good response, back on the off-stump channel, gets the outer half of Kallis's defensive stroke

18.4

Onions to Kallis, no run, full again, what a treat it is to see opening batsmen defending from the front foot, and Kallis does so stylishly

18.5

Onions to Kallis, 2 runs, slightly back of a length, and Kallis leaps to defend, it got the outer half of his bat, but with soft hands it runs away past the slips

18.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, slightly too wide, and Kallis and leaves well alone

End of over 19 (6 runs) South Africa 41/2
JH Kallis    21* (28b 3x4)      G Onions    8-4-10-0
GC Smith    10* (59b)      SCJ Broad    5-0-18-1

Here's Jimmy Anderson, back for a second spell

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

End of over 20 (5 runs) South Africa 46/2
GC Smith    15* (65b 1x4)      JM Anderson    7-2-12-1
JH Kallis    21* (28b 3x4)      G Onions    8-4-10-0

Graeme Swann, England's first-over specialist, is on for a bowl. Smith is drying his hands on a delightfully bright red towel, very humid out there. Slip and a short leg are the close fielders.

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) South Africa 50/2
GC Smith    16* (67b 1x4)      GP Swann    1-0-4-0
JH Kallis    24* (32b 3x4)      JM Anderson    7-2-12-1

Fascinating stuff that from Kallis, really having a go at Swann.

21.1

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, speared short of a length into the body and turned away to deep square

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

End of over 22 (5 runs) South Africa 55/2
GC Smith    20* (72b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-2-17-1
JH Kallis    25* (33b 3x4)      GP Swann    1-0-4-0

How will Kallis approach this, so close to lunch? Swann bowls an attacking line outside off and gives it air, Kallis is looking to use his feet against him. Should be a good contest. Fielders hanging back a little, expecting something big.

22.1

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

Swann round the wicket to the left hander

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

End of over 23 (9 runs) South Africa 64/2
GC Smith    28* (77b 4x4)      GP Swann    2-0-13-0
JH Kallis    26* (34b 3x4)      JM Anderson    8-2-17-1

Well, what have we here!? It's Jonathan Trott to bowl his version of right-arm gentle.

23.1

Trott to Kallis, 2 runs, It's slow, full and wide, Kallis gleefully pushes into the covers for runs

23.2

Trott to Kallis, no run, this one is outside off stump and passes through, eventually, to Prior

23.3

Trott to Kallis, no run, better line, attracts a defensive shot, much to the excitement of the fielders, but it rolls out towards midwicket

23.4

Trott to Kallis, no run, outside off stump again, and Kallis leaves it alone

23.5

Trott to Kallis, no run, Trott does an Ntini impression here, wide of the crease and angling in, but very slowly, to Kallis who defends

23.6

Trott to Kallis, no run, this one leaps up at Kallis from a decent length, and he rips his bottom hand off the handle as he defends. Could have been Malcolm Marshall the way he played that

End of over 24 (2 runs) South Africa 66/2
JH Kallis    28* (40b 3x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-2-0
GC Smith    28* (77b 4x4)      GP Swann    2-0-13-0

Anderson for the final over before lunch

24.1

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

24.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, lovely delivery, full, jagging away, Kallis leans forward to defend but it zips past the outside edge

24.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, good again, the full length makes Kallis defend from the front foot, but he's hanging in his crease and defends late on it

24.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, this time Kallis is more solidly forward and defending from off stump to the cover region

24.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, looking for the yorker from wide of the crease, lands it well, but Kallis is up to the task and blocks it out to mid off

24.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, angled in again, and once more Kallis is a picture of determination, defending solidly to complete the session.

Mark Kidger summarises things rather splendidly here, "Interesting first session. Can't agree with the moaning about slow play: this is a battle for supremacy between two top sides who are giving no quarter. That is the difference with the instant satisfaction of T20."

There are a host of exciting things to make the 40 minutes fly by. Not least Andrew Miller's bulletin and our hugely exciting Facebook page.

That is lunch, and it has been a thoroughly enjoyable two hours of cricket. England had a terrific first hour, bowling full and straight and finding some life in the wicket, then Smith and Kallis defended superbly through the second hour to leave it fairly even at the break.

End of over 25 (1 run) South Africa 67/2
JH Kallis    28* (45b 3x4)      JM Anderson    9-2-18-1
GC Smith    29* (78b 4x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-2-0

Welcome back, Miller here for the first hour of the second session. And what a session it promises to be. England had the better of the first hour, South Africa fought back grittily in the second. And at 67 for 2, the third starts superbly balanced.

England are in no rush to get back out on the field. The restart is 30 seconds' away, but they are still dawdling out of the dressing-room. It is hot out there today.

Just time for a quick email from an illiterate pedant ... which is a remarkable juxtaposition of terms. "U use the term wicket as if its da only term in cricket," grumbles Emile Syrah. "Bowl on a wicket, bat on a wicket, out hit wicket - yet checking the laws, it says a wicket is not the turf (or on matting where this applies) between the wicket but a pitch (law 7) and it is the wickes (law 8). So where does that leave you geeks? on a real sticky" ... well, that's told us.

Here's Swann from the Old Fort End.

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

End of over 26 (maiden) South Africa 67/2
GC Smith    29* (84b 4x4)      GP Swann    3-1-13-0
JH Kallis    28* (45b 3x4)      JM Anderson    9-2-18-1

Anderson at his favourite Umgeni End

26.1

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, leaping bounce into the thigh pad. Kallis removes one hand from the bat as he tries to defend

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

"Why is it that every time there is a gripping Test match the fans feel the need contrast with T20 and to defend Test cricket?" asks Ramesh. Because it matters, that's why.

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

End of over 27 (5 runs) South Africa 72/2
GC Smith    33* (89b 4x4)      JM Anderson    10-2-23-1
JH Kallis    29* (46b 3x4)      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

End of over 28 (2 runs) South Africa 74/2
GC Smith    34* (91b 4x4)      GP Swann    4-1-15-0
JH Kallis    30* (50b 3x4)      JM Anderson    10-2-23-1

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

28.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, drawn forward and dead-batted into the covers. South Africa have looked comfortable since the resumption

28.6

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, short, and pulled calmly to Alastair Cook in the deep. Steady progress so far

End of over 29 (2 runs) South Africa 76/2
JH Kallis    31* (52b 3x4)      JM Anderson    11-2-25-1
GC Smith    35* (95b 4x4)      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

End of over 30 (1 run) South Africa 77/2
GC Smith    35* (97b 4x4)      GP Swann    5-1-16-0
JH Kallis    32* (56b 3x4)      JM Anderson    11-2-25-1

30.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, brought forward on off stump, and resolutely defended once again

30.2

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, up onto the toes, and clipped behind square

Still three slips in place, which tells a tale of how ball has dominated bat

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

30.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, width outside off, and no stroke offered this time

A feedbacker who enigmatically calls himself "The Coder" has got his knickers in a twist. "Why should it matter at all if Tests are so brilliantly gripping? It should hold its own without all this plugging! I am sure it will. That is, if you dumbos let it be, instead of predicting its doom all the time, which is a bit exasperating." Please yourself

30.6

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, dabbed into the gap, and a single to complete the over

End of over 31 (7 runs) South Africa 84/2
JH Kallis    34* (60b 3x4)      JM Anderson    12-2-32-1
GC Smith    40* (99b 5x4)      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

End of over 32 (1 run) South Africa 85/2
GC Smith    40* (104b 5x4)      GP Swann    6-1-17-0
JH Kallis    35* (61b 3x4)      JM Anderson    12-2-32-1

Only three overs from Anderson in that spell. Time for Broad to have a go from the Umgeni End. It will suit his bounce, but will it tempt him to pitch too short?

32.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, good carry from a good length. Tidy start

32.2

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, angling onto the pads, and flicked fine

Down to two slips now

32.3

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

32.4

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

32.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, bouncer, but misdirected. Short and flying way down the leg side

Lots of angry people out there on feedback today, particularly re Test cricket and T20s. Cheer up you you bunch of grinches, it's Christmas!

32.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, back on a better length to finish

End of over 33 (2 runs) South Africa 87/2
JH Kallis    36* (66b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-20-1
GC Smith    41* (105b 5x4)      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

End of over 34 (4 runs) South Africa 91/2
GC Smith    45* (111b 6x4)      GP Swann    7-1-21-0
JH Kallis    36* (66b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-20-1

34.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, targetting the top of off, and treated with respect as a result

34.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, squared up a touch with another fine wicket-to-wicket delivery

34.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, cramped for room so far in this over. Tight line and length

34.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, that's how to use the short ball. Genuine surprise, and perfectly directed. Kallis does well to haul his nose out of line

34.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, back on a full length, and Kallis plays from deep in the crease

34.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, excellent finish, and a well-worked maiden

This stand is now worth 81, but in the circumstances in which it began, it's worth considerably more than that

End of over 35 (maiden) South Africa 91/2
JH Kallis    36* (72b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    7-1-20-1
GC Smith    45* (111b 6x4)      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

End of over 36 (1 run) South Africa 92/2
JH Kallis    36* (73b 3x4)      GP Swann    8-1-22-0
GC Smith    46* (116b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    7-1-20-1

Two men back for the hook as Broad continues to Smith, from round the wicket this time

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

36.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, the bouncer again, and Kallis flaps loosely, almost as an afterthought. He fell to the short ball at Centurion, and that tempted another indiscretion

End of over 37 (1 run) South Africa 93/2
JH Kallis    36* (74b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    8-1-21-1
GC Smith    47* (121b 6x4)      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

End of over 38 (2 runs) South Africa 95/2
GC Smith    48* (126b 6x4)      GP Swann    9-1-24-0
JH Kallis    37* (75b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    8-1-21-1

38.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, angled bat and defended into the covers

38.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, that one jags off the seam, which is encouragement for Broad, but not the buzzing movement we saw with the new ball. Either way, Kallis wears that one painfully in the midriff

38.3

Broad to Kallis, FOUR, edged and the soft hands keeps that down, while the baking Natal sun has sped up the outfield. The combined effect is a boundary

38.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, back on a better line

38.5

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, short, and paddled calmly through backward square, to bring up South Africa's hundred

38.6

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

End of over 39 (5 runs) South Africa 100/2
GC Smith    48* (127b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    9-1-26-1
JH Kallis    42* (80b 4x4)      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

That will be drinks. If you're feeling in an argumentative mood, why not head to our Facebook page, where you can hurl insults at one another with scarcely moderated glee. In the meantime, here's Sahil Dutta to restore some seasonal good humour.

End of over 40 (1 run) South Africa 101/2
GC Smith    48* (131b 6x4)      GP Swann    10-1-25-0
JH Kallis    43* (82b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    9-1-26-1

Thank you Andrew, how jovial we all are this morning. Smith and Kallis have been giants here, very high quality batting to see out the new-ball threat, and now they look ready to build something substantial.

40.1

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, short ball, and Kallis pulls very calmly, as if in slow-motion, down to deep square

40.2

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

40.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, this is wide enough outside off stump to allow Kallis to shoulder arms

The Manning tribe send their festive greetings from the splendidly named village of Sheepwash in Devon. Astoundingly, they inform me, Sky hasn't managed to penetrate that corner of the country just yet, although they have managed to install a dial-up internet connection, so hurrah, they can keep in touch with the Test match after all.

40.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, fuller and straighter, Kallis drives firmly back to Broad

40.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, full again and pushed to mid on

40.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, short and sharp on around of stump, Kallis stands tall and defends, looking distinctly like a textbook

End of over 41 (2 runs) South Africa 103/2
JH Kallis    44* (87b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    10-1-28-1
GC Smith    49* (132b 6x4)      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

End of over 42 (1 run) South Africa 104/2
GC Smith    50* (138b 6x4)      GP Swann    11-1-26-0
JH Kallis    44* (87b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    10-1-28-1

Graham Onions, England's best bowler this morning, is yet to have a bowl and instead, Strauss opts for the Jonathan Trott

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.

42.4

Trott to Kallis, no run, driven with style down to mid on

42.5

Trott to Kallis, no run, Kallis hangs back in his crease from this searing 72mph delivery, and defends. Are England missing a fifth bowler?

42.6

Trott to Kallis, 3 runs, floated up around off stump, Kallis obligingly cover drives it towards the boundary where some ungainly but effective fielding from Anderson saves a run. It brings up the 100th partnership, from a neat 200 deliveries, and it's only the second ever between these two. Oddly

End of over 43 (6 runs) South Africa 110/2
JH Kallis    47* (90b 4x4)      IJL Trott    2-0-8-0
GC Smith    53* (141b 6x4)      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

Oh dear! Replays show it was absolutely stone-dead plumb! England really have no idea how to use this system yet

43.5

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

43.6

Swann to Smith, no run, once again defended

End of over 44 (1 run) South Africa 111/2
GC Smith    53* (146b 6x4)      GP Swann    12-1-27-0
JH Kallis    48* (91b 4x4)      IJL Trott    2-0-8-0

44.1

Trott to Kallis, no run, Trott continues to bowl, for some reason, and it's on a good line and Kallis defends

44.2

Trott to Kallis, no run, driven handsomely but straight to the cover fielder

44.3

Trott to Kallis, FOUR, well, more regret for England. Trott finds the edge (somehow) and it flies though a massive gap between the keeper and slip, in the air, for four to bring up Kallis's fifty. And a crucial one it's been in the circumstances

44.4

Trott to Kallis, no run, stands tall and forces it away off the back foot to cover

44.5

Trott to Kallis, 2 runs, a touch too short, and worked away to midwicket

44.6

Trott to Kallis, no run, Trott is clearly pumped with his near-miss, steams in and Kallis defends solidly, doesn't stop Trott from roaring an appeal, presumably thought it could have caught pad first. It didn't

End of over 45 (6 runs) South Africa 117/2
JH Kallis    54* (97b 5x4)      IJL Trott    3-0-14-0
GC Smith    53* (146b 6x4)      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

End of over 46 (4 runs) South Africa 121/2
GC Smith    56* (151b 6x4)      GP Swann    13-1-31-0
JH Kallis    55* (98b 5x4)      IJL Trott    3-0-14-0

46.1

Trott to Kallis, no run, Trott continues, and it's defended into the off side

Gnasher informs us that there was a bottom edge on the lbw shout against Smith. Lucky I'm not an umpire!

46.2

Trott to Kallis, no run, defended back towards the bowler

46.3

Trott to Kallis, no run, expansively driven but to the fielder

46.4

Trott to Kallis, 2 runs, lovely shot this, walked at Trott, who dropped short, then Kallis waited and just guided it to third man for a couple

46.5

Trott to Kallis, 3 runs, timed dreamily through the off side, fullish delivery, and Kallis leant on it and it flew through short cover where only the slow outfield and diving Anderson prevented four

46.6

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

End of over 47 (5 runs) South Africa 126/2
GC Smith    56* (152b 6x4)      IJL Trott    4-0-19-0
JH Kallis    60* (103b 5x4)      GP Swann    13-1-31-0

Dan thinks he's spotted something: "First the Fox plays a stodgy innings to draw a game and now he is called on to bowl some wobblers. Has someone cloned Collingwood? Why does Trotty bowl ahead of Colly?" Why he's bowing ahead of Onions, is what I want to know

47.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, stretches forward and defends

coming round the wicket

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

Man brought in at silly point for Smith

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

End of over 48 (3 runs) South Africa 129/2
JH Kallis    62* (108b 5x4)      GP Swann    14-1-34-0
GC Smith    57* (153b 6x4)      IJL Trott    4-0-19-0

Finally, Strauss has spotted Graham Onions and asked him to replace Jonathan Trott.

48.1

Onions to Kallis, 1 run, immediately brings a false shot with a full and straight one that squirts away off the inside edge

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

Good lord, they have just replayed the Smith appeal. Massive bottom edge.

48.4

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

Smith is getting some treatment on the left index finger that Anderson rapped earlier with the new ball. It looks a rather unsavoury, blue and swollen. Smith is a teak-made man, but he's struggling a bit here. It was on this ground earlier in the year that Mitchell Johnson broke his fingers, so unhappy memories.

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

End of over 49 (5 runs) South Africa 134/2
GC Smith    61* (158b 7x4)      G Onions    9-4-15-0
JH Kallis    63* (109b 5x4)      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

End of over 50 (2 runs) South Africa 136/2
GC Smith    61* (159b 7x4)      GP Swann    15-1-35-0
JH Kallis    64* (114b 5x4)      G Onions    9-4-15-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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