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

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

50.6

Onions to Kallis, FOUR, far too short, and it gently sits up at Kallis who bashes it through midwicket for four with a pull shot. Ruined an otherwise excellent comeback over

End of over 51 (5 runs) South Africa 141/2
JH Kallis    68* (115b 6x4)      G Onions    10-4-20-0
GC Smith    62* (164b 7x4)      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

End of over 52 (1 run) South Africa 142/2
JH Kallis    68* (120b 6x4)      GP Swann    16-1-36-0
GC Smith    63* (165b 7x4)      G Onions    10-4-20-0

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

52.2

Onions to Kallis, FOUR, lovely shot, fullish ball driven straight out of the textbook, past the bowler for a boundary

52.3

Onions to Kallis, no run, left alone this time outside off stump

52.4

Onions to Kallis, no run, full and pushed into the cover region

52.5

Onions to Kallis, no run, good ball, found some nip away from a good length on off stump, Kallis comes forward and the ball whistles past the outside edge

52.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, tight lines again, and defended. Where has Onions been all session?

End of over 53 (5 runs) South Africa 147/2
JH Kallis    72* (125b 7x4)      G Onions    11-4-24-0
GC Smith    63* (166b 7x4)      GP Swann    16-1-36-0

England, perhaps spooked by their collapse in the first Test and rumours of a lively wicket here, have no fifth bowler, so here comes Kevin Pietersen, to an obligatory round of jeers

53.1

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

53.2

Pietersen to Kallis, no run, nicely bowled, full and straight and Kallis defends into the leg side

53.3

Pietersen to Kallis, 1 run, bit of turn here, Kallis gets back and works it to square leg for a single

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

53.5

Pietersen to Kallis, 1 run, slightly too short and Kallis stands tall and works it away into the midwicket region

Round the wicket at the left hander.

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.

For a rather more eloquent summary check out Andrew Miller's bulletin and for an altogether less cerebral version of events, there is always the Facebook page. I'm off to find some tea of my own and will be back for the final session.

That brings up tea and it's firmly been South Africa's session. Having battled hard to see off the new-ball threat, they have calmly constructed a commanding position since lunch. Kallis and Smith were largely untroubled as they worked the ball around well. Quite why England refused to bowl their best bowler of the morning session, Graham Onions, until well into the second half of the session is a mystery.

End of over 54 (4 runs) South Africa 151/2
GC Smith    65* (169b 7x4)      KP Pietersen    1-0-4-0
JH Kallis    74* (128b 7x4)      G Onions    11-4-24-0

Onions will get things underway after the break, and quite right too.

The umpires are back out there, could be a shorted session if the bad light closes in, and England really need an early breakthrough. For South Africa, there is no need to hurry as they lay the foundation to a big score.

Welcome back to the final session at Kingsmead. Venkat, our scorer, who has his ear glued to the stump mic, informs us that Prior said: ""Come on, people's champion!" as KP came on to bowl, which is an unusual example of being sledged by your own team-mates.

Meanwhile, Will Luke, Cricinfo's former ball-by-ball champion and present-day monstrous splitter, announces that he is cooking a goose for his Boxing Day lunch. England's, presumably.

54.1

Onions to Kallis, 1 run, starts slightly leg side, and Kallis just touches it into the leg side, to collect a single

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

End of over 55 (9 runs) South Africa 160/2
GC Smith    73* (174b 9x4)      G Onions    12-4-33-0
JH Kallis    75* (129b 7x4)      KP Pietersen    1-0-4-0

The umpires are already getting twitchy about the light, it has got quite gloomy out there, but Swann will continue

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

Here's AB de Villiers, who will be nothing if not positive in this situation. Always good to watch and he likes having a dart against spin, so this should be fun.

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

End of over 56 (4 runs) South Africa 164/3
AB de Villiers    4* (3b 1x4)      GP Swann    17-1-40-1
GC Smith    73* (174b 9x4)      G Onions    12-4-33-0

The lights are on, and how will Smith go against Onions now that the wicket has fallen?

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

End of over 57 (1 run) South Africa 165/3
GC Smith    74* (180b 9x4)      G Onions    13-4-34-0
AB de Villiers    4* (3b 1x4)      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

End of over 58 (1 run) South Africa 166/3
AB de Villiers    4* (5b 1x4)      GP Swann    18-1-41-1
GC Smith    75* (184b 9x4)      G Onions    13-4-34-0

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

We all know what a needless run out brought in the last Test, and that is a massive wicket for England. Very unlucky for Smith who played fantastically today. Surprisingly sharp thinking from Cook to run and and take the stumps down instead of throwing. Perhaps that's why England see him as a future captain, can't see why else.

58.3

Onions to Duminy, no run, too wide of off stump and Duminy gleefully leaves alone

58.4

Onions to Duminy, no run, good ball, tight line on off stump, Duminy defends uncertainly from the crease

58.5

Onions to Duminy, 1 run, full and swinging in at Duminy, squeezes it out into the off side where Ian Bell, has a bit of a howler and the ball goes through him

58.6

Onions to de Villiers, no run, slightly too much width and de Villiers leaves alone with disdain

End of over 59 (1 run) South Africa 167/4
AB de Villiers    4* (6b 1x4)      G Onions    14-4-35-0
JP Duminy    1* (3b)      GP Swann    18-1-41-1

The Barmy Army are cheering, as well they might, those two wickets came out of nowhere

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

End of over 60 (3 runs) South Africa 170/4
AB de Villiers    4* (7b 1x4)      GP Swann    19-1-44-1
JP Duminy    4* (8b)      G Onions    14-4-35-0

It's getting ever more gloomy out there, the floodlights might not be able to salvage this for much longer.

60.1

Onions to Duminy, OUT, gone! This time it's dead straight, swinging back at Duminy from that good length which Onions pursues, no uncertainty from the umpire. Onions really deserves that, he has bowled well all day

JP Duminy lbw b Onions 4 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

With some dodgy light and a mini-crisis, what better man than Mark Boucher, to turn up for a scrap. Three slips, a gulley and a short leg in place.

60.2

Onions to Boucher, no run, full and Boucher is hanging back, defending uncertainly

60.3

Onions to Boucher, no run, full again and Boucher is more solidly behind this

60.4

Onions to Boucher, no run, good leave, tight line around off stump but Boucher shoulders arms

60.5

Onions to Boucher, 1 run, drifts leg side a little, but it's enough for Boucher to work it away for a single to midwicket

60.6

Onions to de Villiers, FOUR, Onions, dare I say it, is steaming in. Chortle. Lovely shot from de Villiers, timing a full-length delivery through the covers for a boundary

Close. As ever, mystic McGlashan is on the money, and play has indeed been called off for the day. Pleasingly, the action will get underway early tomorrow, 9.30 am start (7.30 GMT), and with the game fascinatingly poised, I hope you'll join us then. Andrew Miller will have the end-of-day bulletin ready soon so check that out. That's all from me, Sahil, and Andrew until tomorrow.

Our man in South Africa, Gnasher McGlashan, suggests that there is little prospect of play, so why not review the day on our beautiful gallery.

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Mike Beaumont has a more interesting point, "Everybody knows about the light in Durban. It drives me crazy that they don't start earlier. Why not 9am; or, at the least, 09:30?" My only worry about that is I'd have to sleep in the office to get here on time but yes, it's a fair point. Dew perhaps?

Ian Burnett isn't happy, "Is it too much to expect the text commentators to resist the somewhat childish digs at England players? In the last 2-3 overs before the players went off he managed to squeeze in silly barbs about Cook, Onions and Strauss! A little respect for SA's opponents might be nice." Now Ian, be fair, I thought I managed a dig at Broad as well.

It's difficult to see the players getting back out there, not only is the light getting worse but there's a spot of rain out there and all sorts of people running around dragging covers on to the field.

The crowd are already leaving, which tells you all you need to know. The curtailed evening session has belonged entirely to England, after Kallis prodded one to slip, before Smith and De Villiers had a horrid mix up. Onions, who has bowled well all day, trapped Duminy in front just before the umpires decided it was all too gloomy continue.

The umpires are meeting again, thoroughly unhappy with the conditions, despite the floodlights being on. They offer the light to the batsmen, much to the displeasure of Andrew Strauss, who's doing his best Stuart Broad/teenage boy impression as he moans. It's all to no avail as the players leave the field. Light is always an issue at Durban, and it's a shame because today's play was unfolding rather excitingly.

End of over 61 (5 runs) South Africa 175/5
AB de Villiers    8* (8b 2x4)      G Onions    15-4-40-1
MV Boucher    1* (4b)      GP Swann    19-1-44-1

7.30am Right, the players are out on there, though the early start seems to have caught the crowd napping. James Anderson will start proceedings at Mark Boucher.

It is, of course, an early start after play was curtailed by bad light yesterday evening. The England bowlers will be looking for a couple of wickets to get them into the South African tail and with some cloud cover around it could suit the bowlers. AB de Villiers and Mark Boucher will be nothing if not positive and could counter-attack first up. All of which leaves us with the prospect of an exciting morning.

Andrew McGlashan, our man at the ground has this to offer: "A very overcast day here at Kingsmead but we will start on time and the forecast isn't too bad for the day so fingers crossed we will get a decent amount of action."

9.20am Hello and good morning, welcome to Cricinfo's coverage from the second day of this 2nd Test at Durban. I'm Sahil Dutta and I will be joined by Andrew Miller to bring you all the action. The opening day was fluctuating and fascinating, leaving the match intriguingly poised.

61.1

Anderson to Boucher, FOUR, well, Boucher is off straight away. Full and on leg stump, clipped easily away for a boundary

61.2

Anderson to Boucher, no run, good comeback, better line, around off stump, Boucher hops back and inside-edges this on to his pads. Drawing squeals from the England fielders

61.3

Anderson to Boucher, no run, good ball again, swinging in and beating Boucher's defensive shot and the ball rammed into the pads. Another appeal but it was sliding down leg

61.4

Anderson to Boucher, no run, slightly shorter and Boucher mistimes an attempted cut and the ball trickles out on the off side

61.5

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, back on a full length and it's worked towards midwicket for a single

61.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, swinging in on middle stump and de Villiers defends perfectly back to the bowler to complete the over

End of over 62 (5 runs) South Africa 180/5
AB de Villiers    8* (9b 2x4)      JM Anderson    13-2-37-1
MV Boucher    6* (9b 1x4)      G Onions    15-4-40-1

Two slips and gulley in place, Strauss not overly attacking here

62.1

Onions to Boucher, no run, Good length ball, on off stump, defended to point

62.2

Onions to Boucher, no run, Fuller and worked straight to midwicket

62.3

Onions to Boucher, no run, little bit more snap in this delivery, hitting the pitch harder, but it's too wide of off stump to draw a shot from Boucher

62.4

Onions to Boucher, 1 run, some extra bounce troubles the batsman here as it leaps up from a good length and squirts out on to the leg side

62.5

Onions to de Villiers, no run, fuller, very good length and line and de Villiers gets forward to defend

62.6

Onions to de Villiers, no run, finds the edge from the full length, but de Villiers defended with soft hands and the ball rolled to the slips

End of over 63 (1 run) South Africa 181/5
AB de Villiers    8* (11b 2x4)      G Onions    16-4-41-1
MV Boucher    7* (13b 1x4)      JM Anderson    13-2-37-1

63.1

Anderson to Boucher, no run, short and rearing up at Boucher who stands tall and guides it out to point

63.2

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, better length, fuller, giving it an opportunity to swing in, Boucher drops it out on the off side and scampers through for a quick single

63.3

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, full and angling in again, de Villiers defends from the front foot

63.4

Anderson to de Villiers, 2 runs, swinging in once more, does he bowl any outswingers these days? de Villiers works it into the leg side, wide of midwicket, off a thick inside edge

63.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, outside off stump, left well alone

63.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, swinging in again, but it's an attacking, full length and a tight leave from the batsman

End of over 64 (3 runs) South Africa 184/5
AB de Villiers    10* (15b 2x4)      JM Anderson    14-2-40-1
MV Boucher    8* (15b 1x4)      G Onions    16-4-41-1

Three slips in place and a gulley, no short leg

64.1

Onions to Boucher, no run, again hovering around off stump, defended from the crease

64.2

Onions to Boucher, 1 run, probing from tight to the stumps at around off stump, it squirts of the outer half of the bat into the cover region

64.3

Onions to de Villiers, no run, short a touch wide and Onions is lucky to get away with it, as de Villiers slaps it straight to point

64.4

Onions to de Villiers, no run, much improved line and length, defended staunchly

64.5

Onions to de Villiers, no run, slightly fuller, looking for the drive outside off stump from de Villiers, but he leaves well alone. Prior is thrilled with it all, crying "bowling bunny"

Man dropped out to deep square for the hook

64.6

Onions to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length and worked to midwicket to keep the strike

End of over 65 (2 runs) South Africa 186/5
AB de Villiers    11* (19b 2x4)      G Onions    17-4-43-1
MV Boucher    9* (17b 1x4)      JM Anderson    14-2-40-1

65.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, angling in again, and defended without alarm

65.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, wide of off stump and left alone

65.3

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, this is again well wide of off stump, not going to interest anyone, least of all de Villiers, who shoulders arms

65.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, better line, forces a defensive shot from another fullish, inswinging delivery

65.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, a touch wide again, and can't draw a shot

65.6

Anderson to de Villiers, 3 runs, just back of a length on off stump, de Villiers, stands tall and forces it, from the top of it's bounce, through the covers where only a snail outfield prevents four. Top shot.

End of over 66 (3 runs) South Africa 189/5
AB de Villiers    14* (25b 2x4)      JM Anderson    15-2-43-1
MV Boucher    9* (17b 1x4)      G Onions    17-4-43-1

66.1

Onions to de Villiers, no run, good delivery, outside off and de Villiers hops back and defends

66.2

Onions to de Villiers, 1 run, full, defended to mid off, very gently, where Anderson, some how lets it go through him to allow the batsmen a run

66.3

Onions to Boucher, no run, good line bowling around off stump and defended

66.4

Onions to Boucher, 1 run, this will frustrate England, some excellent sharp running from Boucher and de Villiers gets them a single from a defensive prod into the off side

66.5

Onions to de Villiers, no run, Onions grunts, and shoves it in short, de Villiers sways away without bother but it seems to have pleased Prior behind the stumps

66.6

Onions to de Villiers, no run, good ball to finish, tight on off stump from a shorter length, forces the batsman into a rushed defensive stroke off the back foot

End of over 67 (2 runs) South Africa 191/5
AB de Villiers    15* (29b 2x4)      G Onions    18-4-45-1
MV Boucher    10* (19b 1x4)      JM Anderson    15-2-43-1

67.1

Anderson to Boucher, 2 runs, Anderson still gunning for the inswinger, angles it in at Boucher who works it to midwicket

67.2

Anderson to Boucher, no run, shorter length, won't find any swing from there, but it's on off stump and defended into the covers

67.3

Anderson to Boucher, no run, spearing in once more, defended from the crease

67.4

Anderson to Boucher, FOUR, lovely shot, another full and inswinging delivery, Boucher turns his wrists over it and flicks finely for four

67.5

Anderson to Boucher, no run, responds with a bouncer, but it's far too short and sails over a crouching Boucher harmlessly

67.6

Anderson to Boucher, no run, finds the ball he's been looking for all over, swinging in and rushing Boucher's defensive shot into the leg side

End of over 68 (6 runs) South Africa 197/5
MV Boucher    16* (25b 2x4)      JM Anderson    16-2-49-1
AB de Villiers    15* (29b 2x4)      G Onions    18-4-45-1

Sahil's gone to put the kettle on, so it's Miller for the next hour. Sorry about that.

68.1

Onions to de Villiers, no run, bouncer, and a good one. Short and fizzing over the shoulder

68.2

Onions to de Villiers, no run, pushed into the covers

68.3

Onions to de Villiers, no run, outside off and holding its slightly-too-wide line. No stroke contemplated

68.4

Onions to de Villiers, 1 run, angled onto the pads and worked down to fine leg. A touch misdirected

68.5

Onions to Boucher, no run, banged in short once again. Ducked more comfortably this time

68.6

Onions to Boucher, FOUR, on the pads again, an inside-edge flies out of the reach of a despairing Prior, and South Africa's 200 comes up in quick time this morning

That was an inkling of a chance, but it was a pretty rubbish delivery. Time for a change of tempo, here's Graeme Swann

End of over 69 (5 runs) South Africa 202/5
MV Boucher    20* (27b 3x4)      G Onions    19-4-50-1
AB de Villiers    16* (33b 2x4)      JM Anderson    16-2-49-1

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

It's a double-change. Here comes Stuart Broad

End of over 70 (9 runs) South Africa 211/5
MV Boucher    27* (31b 4x4)      GP Swann    20-1-53-1
AB de Villiers    18* (35b 2x4)      G Onions    19-4-50-1

70.1

Broad to de Villiers, no run, swinging down the leg-side, and a huge appeal as de Villiers flicks at that one. There was a noise but it might well have been pad

70.2

Broad to de Villiers, no run, forward and defended with a full face

70.3

Broad to de Villiers, no run, poked into the covers. A decent probing length

70.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, outside off stump, left alone this time

70.5

Broad to de Villiers, no run, on the pads, cramped for room

70.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, blocked from a vertical stance, deep in the crease. The ball drops like a stone, and that's the over

"Fell asleep on the sofa watching Australia v Pakistan, woke up in time to watch South Africa v England!" exclaims Steve Bernard. "I don't like cricket; I love it!" Hurrah. Personally, I was woken by my daughter to watch Australia v Pakistan (a coincidence, I believe) and now I'm falling asleep to cover England v South Africa. But never mind

End of over 71 (maiden) South Africa 211/5
AB de Villiers    18* (41b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    11-2-28-1
MV Boucher    27* (31b 4x4)      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

The new ball is looming, which might mean we won't see either Anderson or Onions for a while yet. Here's Broad

End of over 72 (3 runs) South Africa 214/5
AB de Villiers    19* (44b 2x4)      GP Swann    21-1-56-1
MV Boucher    29* (34b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    11-2-28-1

72.1

Broad to Boucher, no run, width outside off stump, no stroke offered

72.2

Broad to Boucher, no run, deflected into the covers

72.3

Broad to Boucher, no run

72.4

Broad to Boucher, FOUR, short, wide, cut. Shot

72.5

Broad to Boucher, 3 runs, speared into the toes, and clipped urgently to deep midwicket. Onions gives chase, but that's the fifty partnership, and Boucher has made the morning's running

72.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, outside off, and no stroke offered as the ball threatens to tail back in

End of over 73 (7 runs) South Africa 221/5
AB de Villiers    19* (45b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    12-2-35-1
MV Boucher    36* (39b 5x4)      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

End of over 74 (maiden) South Africa 221/5
MV Boucher    36* (45b 5x4)      GP Swann    22-2-56-1
AB de Villiers    19* (45b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    12-2-35-1

74.1

Broad to de Villiers, no run, bashed in, short of a length, and never a danger of a shot being offered

74.2

Broad to de Villiers, no run, fuller and straighter, and met with a solid defensive push

74.3

Broad to de Villiers, no run, wide on the crease, and speared past the off stump as de Villiers shoulders arms extravagantly

74.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, driven sublimely, but far too straight. The non-striker's stumps do the work of the fielders

74.5

Broad to de Villiers, no run, defended once again

74.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, pushed back into the crease, and defended on the back foot

End of over 75 (maiden) South Africa 221/5
AB de Villiers    19* (51b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-3-35-1
MV Boucher    36* (45b 5x4)      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

Four more until the new ball. And I can't imagine England will dally in claiming it. In the meantime, here's Paul Collingwood to dobble it around in the gloaming

End of over 76 (4 runs) South Africa 225/5
MV Boucher    39* (49b 5x4)      GP Swann    23-2-60-1
AB de Villiers    20* (53b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-3-35-1

76.1

Collingwood to de Villiers, no run, gentle indrifter to start with, good line and length, and de Villiers is kept honest despite a premeditated charge

76.2

Collingwood to de Villiers, 2 runs, clipped off the hip to fine leg, good running

76.3

Collingwood to de Villiers, no run, tails in gently to meet a firm defensive on off stump

76.4

Collingwood to de Villiers, 2 runs, holds its line this time, and takes a thickish edge as de Villiers plays for the drift. That's not a chance, but Collingwood will claim it as deception nonetheless

76.5

Collingwood to de Villiers, FOUR, that's retribution. Up on the toes, crunched through the covers, and that's his first boundary of the morning

76.6

Collingwood to de Villiers, no run, curled in towards middle, and met with a full face.

End of over 77 (8 runs) South Africa 233/5
AB de Villiers    28* (59b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-8-0
MV Boucher    39* (49b 5x4)      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

England deliberated for an age, before chancing their arm, and Strauss didn't look entirely convinced as he went for the time-out signal, but England have been vindicated at last, and after four squandered attempts at Centurion, they've nailed it this time

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

de Villiers had a hairy moment in that otherwise easy second run. He tripped over his bat as he ran in at the far end, and had the shy hit, he would have been out!

End of over 78 (2 runs) South Africa 235/6
M Morkel    2* (5b)      GP Swann    24-2-62-2
AB de Villiers    28* (59b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-8-0

Here's an unexpected move, it's the people's champion, KP

78.1

Pietersen to de Villiers, no run, speared down the leg-side. Inauspicious

78.2

Pietersen to de Villiers, no run, clipped off the hip

78.3

Pietersen to de Villiers, 1 run, tucked into the leg side to rotate the strike

78.4

Pietersen to Morkel, no run, clipped firmly to midwicket

78.5

Pietersen to Morkel, no run, an aggressive drive, not at all timed

78.6

Pietersen to Morkel, 2 runs, a very thick edge whizzes clear of second slip, as Morkel heaves across the line. Not the cleverest stroke of his career, but effective in the end

End of over 79 (3 runs) South Africa 238/6
M Morkel    4* (8b)      KP Pietersen    2-0-7-0
AB de Villiers    29* (62b 3x4)      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

That is drinks, and they come at an opportune moment. The new ball is due, England have an opening, and both teams need to steel themselves for what promises to be a vital passage of play. Don't go away. Except to boil the kettle of course

End of over 80 (1 run) South Africa 239/6
M Morkel    4* (9b)      GP Swann    25-2-63-2
AB de Villiers    30* (67b 3x4)      KP Pietersen    2-0-7-0

Sure enough, the new ball has been taken, and James Anderson will take the first over. Three slips and a gully in place

80.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, zip off the seam first-up! A touch too wide to draw a stroke, but instant encouragement for England

80.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, sensible bowling from Anderson, pitching it up by half a yard and demanding a stroke

80.3

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, worked into the covers, and they scamper a single to bring Morkel onto strike

80.4

Anderson to Morkel, 1 run, on the pads, flicked fine. A fraction misdirected

80.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, nothing misdirected about that one! The ball zips past the edge, and the players go up for a huge, if slightly uncertain appeal. Sensibly they decline to review

80.6

Anderson to de Villiers, FOUR, too much width and far too short. A poor ball to finish an attacking over, and de Villiers' quick hands make even quicker work of that

End of over 81 (6 runs) South Africa 245/6
AB de Villiers    35* (72b 4x4)      JM Anderson    17-2-55-1
M Morkel    5* (10b)      GP Swann    25-2-63-2

81.1

Onions to Morkel, no run, outside off, and no stroke offered. Tight line though

81.2

Onions to Morkel, no run, pushed back onto the stumps, and defended from deep in the crease

81.3

Onions to Morkel, no run, snorter. That one pitched on off, held its line, zipped back between bat and body, and cleared the bails by inches. Prior gathers with a dive to his right

81.4

Onions to Morkel, no run, pushed firmly into the covers

81.5

Onions to Morkel, no run, poked back to the bowler, who fields one-handed in his followthrough

81.6

Onions to Morkel, no run, outside off, angled across the left-hander, and no stroke.

Time for a commentary switch. Here's Sahil again

End of over 82 (maiden) South Africa 245/6
M Morkel    5* (16b)      G Onions    20-5-50-1
AB de Villiers    35* (72b 4x4)      JM Anderson    17-2-55-1

82.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, Angled in from a better length, crashes into the pads

82.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, holds it's line just outside off, de Villiers thinks about playing before opting to leave

82.3

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, given the conditions and the new ball, Anderson should be fuller here, but it's on a length, outside off and left alone

82.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, finds a better length here, attacking the stumps and it's defended from the crease

82.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, this really zips through, on a length outside off and flew through de Villiers's defensive fence

82.6

Anderson to de Villiers, FOUR, grim. Horrid short and wide delivery, de Villiers throws him arms at it, top edges, to the third man boundary, Anderson looks aghast, as well he might. Poor way to finish the over for him

End of over 83 (4 runs) South Africa 249/6
AB de Villiers    39* (78b 5x4)      JM Anderson    18-2-59-1
M Morkel    5* (16b)      G Onions    20-5-50-1

83.1

Onions to Morkel, no run, around off stump, but slightly short and slightly wide and left alone

83.2

Onions to Morkel, 1 bye, inch-perfect leave by Morkel, pitched just outside off, came in a fraction and whistled past the off stump as Morkel shouldered arms

83.3

Onions to de Villiers, no run, just outside off and defended

83.4

Onions to de Villiers, no run, better length, much fuller and forces de Villiers to defend from the crease

83.5

Onions to de Villiers, no run, attacking the stumps again, de Villiers drops it into the off side, looking for the single, but point comes in quickly

83.6

Onions to de Villiers, no run, good finish to the over, tight on the stumps, and de Villiers, who looks in fine touch, can only defend

End of over 84 (1 run, maiden) South Africa 250/6
AB de Villiers    39* (82b 5x4)      G Onions    21-6-50-1
M Morkel    5* (18b)      JM Anderson    18-2-59-1

84.1

Anderson to Morkel, no run, outside the off stump, Morkel lifts the bat high above his head, which given his height, is miles from the ground

84.2

Anderson to Morkel, no run, good shorter ball, Morkel took a blow at Centurion from Onions, this time he stands up and plays it well

84.3

Anderson to Morkel, FOUR, great shot, pitched up a fraction and Morkel strides out and drives handsomely through the covers

84.4

Anderson to Morkel, 1 run, so Anderson reverts to short of a length, and Morkel helps it round the corner

84.5

Anderson to de Villiers, 2 runs, another caressed back foot drive, taken from the top of it's bounce, through the covers, excellent shot, but far to short from Anderson

84.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, good response, much fuller and finds movement of the pitch as it skims past de Villiers's prod outside off

End of over 85 (7 runs) South Africa 257/6
AB de Villiers    41* (84b 5x4)      JM Anderson    19-2-66-1
M Morkel    10* (22b 1x4)      G Onions    21-6-50-1

85.1

Onions to Morkel, no run, back of a length, doesn't want Morkel driving, defended into the off side

85.2

Onions to Morkel, 1 run, pitched up a bit, and driven firmly towards Pietersen at mid off

85.3

Onions to de Villiers, FOUR, this is too full and drifting into the legs, for a player of de Villier's class, clipping for four to the midwicket boundary is a formality

85.4

Onions to de Villiers, no run, readjusts his line, but a little too far and it's left alone

85.5

Onions to de Villiers, 1 run, angling in and de Villiers hops backs and tucks it away to square leg for a single

85.6

Onions to Morkel, no run, slightly drifting to leg, and Morkel misses an attempted force into the leg side

End of over 86 (6 runs) South Africa 263/6
M Morkel    11* (25b 1x4)      G Onions    22-6-56-1
AB de Villiers    46* (87b 6x4)      JM Anderson    19-2-66-1

86.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, We have a review.... good ball, full and swinging in, rushes through de Villiers's defensive stroke and clips the back pad. Given not out by the on-field umpire, and it looks like the correct decision, because it's going well over the top. England could have been looking for an inside edge as well, but it wasn't there

86.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, less incident here, outside off and left alone

86.3

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, much better length from Anderson this over, has de Villiers defending from the crease

86.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, full again and swinging in, de Villiers drops it into the off side, the batsmen think about a single but some sharp fielding prevents any chance

86.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, fuller, inviting the drive, de Villiers obliges but it goes straight to mid off

86.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, slightly too wide outside off stump, de Villiers leaves alone. Much better over there, more threatening

End of over 87 (maiden) South Africa 263/6
AB de Villiers    46* (93b 6x4)      JM Anderson    20-3-66-1
M Morkel    11* (25b 1x4)      G Onions    22-6-56-1

87.1

Onions to Morkel, no run, sharp bouncer, well directed and Morkel hurries to crouch below it

87.2

Onions to Morkel, 1 run, back of a length again, Morkel stands up and forces it out to cover, the batsmen collect a single, which will frustrate Onions

87.3

Onions to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length once more, and tucked into the leg side

87.4

Onions to Morkel, 1 run, short again, and swivel-pulled to deep fine leg

87.5

Onions to de Villiers, 2 runs, Onions finally finds a fuller length but is punished as de Villiers punches down the ground

87.6

Onions to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller and nurdled to midwicket, de Villiers scampers through to complete an excellent and crucial 50 from 96 deliveries. He's played superbly and dampened England's hopes this morning

End of over 88 (6 runs) South Africa 269/6
AB de Villiers    50* (96b 6x4)      G Onions    23-6-62-1
M Morkel    13* (28b 1x4)      JM Anderson    20-3-66-1

Change for England, here's Stuart Broad, who looks like he's crawled out a ditch, his whites are filthy. Still, he's here to take wickets not look tidy.

88.1

Broad to de Villiers, no run, starts well, full, on off stump and defended with ease

88.2

Broad to de Villiers, OUT, Broad does the trick! Full length, where all the magic happens, and swinging away a touch outside off, de Villiers goes for an expansive drive but nicks it through to Prior. England really needed that.

AB de Villiers c †Prior b Broad 50 (149m 98b 6x4 0x6) SR: 51.02

Paul Harris is the new man, he looks awkward at the crease but can always hang around.

88.3

Broad to Harris, no run, too wide of off and he leaves alone

88.4

Broad to Harris, no run, hanging back in his crease, as Harris is prone to do, but he defends tidily

88.5

Broad to Harris, no run, slightly shorter and in at the ribs, fended in to the leg side

88.6

Broad to Harris, no run, not a great shot here, hanging well back in his crease and swishes half-heartedly at one outside off stump

End of over 89 (wicket maiden) South Africa 269/7
PL Harris    0* (4b)      SCJ Broad    14-4-35-2
M Morkel    13* (28b 1x4)      G Onions    23-6-62-1

Here's Graeme Swann, possibly because Morkel looks more comfortable against pace than spin

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

End of over 90 (6 runs) South Africa 275/7
M Morkel    19* (34b 2x4)      GP Swann    26-2-69-2
PL Harris    0* (4b)      SCJ Broad    14-4-35-2

90.1

Broad to Harris, no run, good ball, rearing up from a good length, Harris rips his bottom hand off the bat as he defends

90.2

Broad to Harris, no run, good follow up delivery from the short ball, much fuller and spearing in, Harris well back, jams his bat down in time

90.3

Broad to Harris, no run, plays this well, good length ball outside off, driven to mid off

90.4

Broad to Harris, 2 runs, dropped tough chance for Broad in his follow through, pitched up and Harris drove airily back at him, he dived to his left and got a hand to it but it burst through

90.5

Broad to Harris, no run, outside off stump this time and left well alone

90.6

Broad to Harris, no run, driven into the cover region where Bell makes a nice sliding stop

End of over 91 (2 runs) South Africa 277/7
PL Harris    2* (10b)      SCJ Broad    15-4-37-2
M Morkel    19* (34b 2x4)      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

Swann continues to be a revelation, it dark and damp and swinging conditions, he has been England's leading wicket taker. In comes Dale Steyn, who can definitely hold bat.

91.6

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

End of over 92 (3 runs) South Africa 280/8
DW Steyn    0* (1b)      GP Swann    27-2-72-3
M Morkel    22* (37b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    15-4-37-2

92.1

Broad to Morkel, 1 run, Morkel looks in good nick here, forcing out in to the covers and collecting a single

92.2

Broad to Steyn, no run, Broad goes full, looking for the bowled or lbw, but Steyn, almost nonchalantly, defends easily

92.3

Broad to Steyn, no run, pitched up once more, which is good to see, and Steyn very tidily pops forward and defends

Short leg has come in, perhaps to stop Steyn defending off the front foot so casually

92.4

Broad to Steyn, no run, arrowed in short of a length, Steyn crouches under it, knowing his time for revenge with the ball will come soon

92.5

Broad to Steyn, no run, shorter again, angled in at the body, Steyn defends into the leg side

92.6

Broad to Steyn, no run, fuller length to finish the over, and Steyn, looking like entirely comfortable, defends

End of over 93 (1 run) South Africa 281/8
DW Steyn    0* (6b)      SCJ Broad    16-4-38-2
M Morkel    23* (38b 2x4)      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

End of over 94 (maiden) South Africa 281/8
M Morkel    23* (44b 2x4)      GP Swann    28-3-72-3
DW Steyn    0* (6b)      SCJ Broad    16-4-38-2

94.1

Broad to Steyn, no run, cracking delivery, angled in from slightly wide of the crease, pitching and zipping away past Steyn's defensive prod outside off stump

94.2

Broad to Steyn, no run, short again, making life uncomfortable here as Steyn rocks back and fends into the off side

94.3

Broad to Steyn, no run, slightly fuller this time and Steyn is pinned to the crease in his defensive stroke, reluctant to get forward

Bell comes in close on the off side for the potential fend off. So Broad is attacking the world's No.1 quick bowler with some short stuff

94.4

Broad to Steyn, no run, or not, as the case may be, this is pitched well up and Steyn defends

94.5

Broad to Steyn, no run, arrowing in once more, top bowling from Broad at the moment, Steyn is equal to the task, defending well

94.6

Broad to Steyn, 3 runs, slower delivery and too full, Steyn meets it on the full and guides it neatly to deep midwicket to close the session

Given the lethargic outfield, South Africa's score is probably worth a few more, but the the game is still evenly poised. Andrew Miller has his bulletin complete, so check that out, and don't forget to vent your rants and revelations on our Facebook page.

That is lunch on the second day. It has been South Africa's session, bullish England fans in the gloom this morning were suggesting South Africa could be bowled out by lunch for around 220. But Boucher and de Villiers played very well in the first hour to repel all that England threw out them. England were lifeless until the new ball, but it took Swann to make the breakthrough.

End of over 95 (3 runs) South Africa 284/8
DW Steyn    3* (12b)      SCJ Broad    17-4-41-2
M Morkel    23* (44b 2x4)      GP Swann    28-3-72-3

Welcome back, here's Swann to resume for England

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

So, instant success for England in this session, and now it's just 10 and Jack to get through. And in fact, here comes Jack. Jack Ntini, in his 101st Test

End of over 96 (1 run) South Africa 285/9
     GP Swann    29-3-73-4
DW Steyn    4* (13b)      SCJ Broad    17-4-41-2

96.1

Broad to Steyn, 1 run, jammed into the ribs, and tucked into the leg side with a bit of an undignified hurry

96.2

Broad to Ntini, no run, tumultuous applause as Ntini props forward to his first ball of the match

96.3

Broad to Ntini, no run, onto the back foot this time as Ntini defends again

96.4

Broad to Ntini, no run, short, and ducked this time. Well ducked

96.5

Broad to Ntini, no run, outside off stump and no stroke offered

96.6

Broad to Ntini, 2 runs, pushed onto the back foot, and the crowd rise in unison to acclaim his first run, a thick edge down to third man. Broad is not amused

End of over 97 (3 runs) South Africa 288/9
M Ntini    2* (5b)      SCJ Broad    18-4-44-2
DW Steyn    5* (14b)      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

End of over 98 (1 run) South Africa 289/9
M Ntini    2* (8b)      GP Swann    30-3-74-4
DW Steyn    6* (17b)      SCJ Broad    18-4-44-2

98.1

Broad to Steyn, no run, pushed back onto off stump, and defended with a solid bat

98.2

Broad to Steyn, no run, outside off, climbing sharply but left well alone

98.3

Broad to Steyn, no run, good lifter, Steyn might have smelt the leather on that one, but he snapped his neck violently out of line

98.4

Broad to Steyn, 4 leg byes, wider on the crease and that's a freebie speared down the leg-side. Even a No. 10 doesn't miss out on those

98.5

Broad to Steyn, no run, pushed firmly to cover

98.6

Broad to Steyn, no run, short, and played down into the crease with soft hands. He rode the bounce well there

End of over 99 (4 runs, maiden) South Africa 293/9
DW Steyn    6* (23b)      SCJ Broad    19-5-44-2
M Ntini    2* (8b)      GP Swann    30-3-74-4

Swann has another six balls with which to claim a five-for

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

Round the wicket now.

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

"When Kallis and Smith were going full blast yesterday, England would have settled for this," remarks Mark Kidger. "Can't help thinking though that South Africa have made 50 too many."

End of over 100 (4 runs) South Africa 297/9
DW Steyn    8* (25b)      GP Swann    31-3-78-4
M Ntini    4* (12b)      SCJ Broad    19-5-44-2
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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

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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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