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

100.1

Broad to Steyn, 1 leg bye, straying onto the pads again, helped round the corner

100.2

Broad to Ntini, no run, better line and length, defended with an angled bat to point

100.3

Broad to Ntini, 4 leg byes, poor bowling from Broad, he's been feeding the tailenders' pads, and pays the price again. South Africa bring up their 300

100.4

Broad to Ntini, no run, stands tall in defence to push that one back down the wicket

100.5

Broad to Ntini, no run, sharp lifter, and Ntini plays it well with soft hands at the top of the bounce

100.6

Broad to Ntini, no run, short and wide, but Ntini's loose waft makes no contact

A mixed bag of an over

End of over 101 (5 runs, maiden) South Africa 302/9
M Ntini    4* (17b)      SCJ Broad    20-6-44-2
DW Steyn    8* (26b)      GP Swann    31-3-78-4

101.1

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

101.2

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

101.3

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

101.4

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

101.5

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

101.6

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

This is now the fourth highest stand of the innings, and England's brains-trust have a conflab. Here comes Anderson, and that's the right call, I reckon

End of over 102 (10 runs) South Africa 312/9
DW Steyn    17* (31b 1x6)      GP Swann    32-3-88-4
M Ntini    5* (18b)      SCJ Broad    20-6-44-2

102.1

Anderson to Ntini, no run, pitched up and met with a full face. Defended

102.2

Anderson to Ntini, no run, attempted yorker, well bowled and well played. An inside-edge rules out any hope of an lbw appeal

102.3

Anderson to Ntini, no run, full and late-swinging once again. Ntini watches it all the way onto the bat

102.4

Anderson to Ntini, no run, bouncer and comfortably ducked. I sense England are getting a mite peeved now

102.5

Anderson to Ntini, no run, outside off, Ntini leaves alone with a flourish

England's openers, Strauss and especially Alastair Cook, will have half a mind on the task awaiting them

102.6

Anderson to Ntini, no run, outside off, tighter line but well judged and left alone

End of over 103 (maiden) South Africa 312/9
M Ntini    5* (24b)      JM Anderson    21-4-66-1
DW Steyn    17* (31b 1x6)      GP Swann    32-3-88-4

103.1

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

103.2

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

103.3

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

103.4

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

103.5

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

103.6

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

End of over 104 (7 runs) South Africa 319/9
M Ntini    5* (25b)      GP Swann    33-3-95-4
DW Steyn    24* (36b 2x6)      JM Anderson    21-4-66-1

104.1

Anderson to Steyn, no run, speared into the pads, but can't get that away

104.2

Anderson to Steyn, FOUR, that is a wonderful strike! Not even de Villiers could have played that better. Onto the back foot, and crashed through the covers with a full and straight blade

104.3

Anderson to Steyn, no run, loose drive, but that is doing too much and would have missed leg

104.4

Anderson to Steyn, 1 run, swiped across the line, not quite such good shot selection for those last two deliveries, but he's still there

104.5

Anderson to Ntini, no run, well left, Ntini raises his bat in a massive arc outside off. One ball to survive in this over

104.6

Anderson to Ntini, no run, he survives, but only just. A tight line outside off, and the ball ghosts past the edge

"Are South Africa playing for the draw?" asks Malcolm Speed. Presumably not that Malcolm Speed. Although ...

End of over 105 (5 runs) South Africa 324/9
M Ntini    5* (27b)      JM Anderson    22-4-71-1
DW Steyn    29* (40b 1x4 2x6)      GP Swann    33-3-95-4

Swann continues

105.1

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

105.2

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

105.3

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

105.4

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

105.5

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

105.6

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

End of over 106 (11 runs) South Africa 335/9
M Ntini    5* (28b)      GP Swann    34-3-106-4
DW Steyn    40* (45b 2x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    22-4-71-1

106.1

Anderson to Steyn, no run, attempted yorker, comes out as a low full-toss on leg stump, but no real damage

106.2

Anderson to Steyn, FOUR, epic batting! A fraction short, and Steyn rocks back to butcher that through midwicket! In the end it wasn't perfectly timed, but the intent was plain and shot selection flawless

And now Strauss comes up for a chat with his senior bowler. As well he might. England are headless chickens right now

106.3

Anderson to Steyn, no run, defended on the back foot as Anderson tightens his line. Watchful

106.4

Anderson to Steyn, no run, banged in short, and just outside off. Left alone

106.5

Anderson to Steyn, no run, up onto the toes, and deflected out to point with a flick of the wrists

106.6

Anderson to Steyn, no run, short and straight, but survived

End of over 107 (4 runs) South Africa 339/9
DW Steyn    44* (51b 3x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    23-4-75-1
M Ntini    5* (28b)      GP Swann    34-3-106-4

107.1

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

107.2

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

107.3

Swann to Steyn, no run

107.4

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

107.5

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

107.6

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

"'Smeared' and 'Vast' Are you a commentator or a gynocologist?" asks the attention-seekingly-named Dileep Cocksarkar. "Let me guess, you don't speak English as your first language." Hmm .... both words are in fairly common usage, I believe. Fool

End of over 108 (4 runs) South Africa 343/9
M Ntini    6* (30b)      GP Swann    35-3-110-4
DW Steyn    47* (55b 3x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    23-4-75-1

108.1

Anderson to Steyn, no run, no fireworks there, just calm watchfulness

108.2

Anderson to Steyn, no run, short, and climbing over the batsman's head. He ducks well

108.3

Anderson to Steyn, OUT, there it is, the end comes at last, and sadly for Steyn he falls short of his half-century. A short delivery, just straight enough to demand a stroke, and Prior behind the stumps gathers a regulation nick

DW Steyn c †Prior b Anderson 47 (66m 58b 3x4 3x6) SR: 81.03

So, disappointment for Steyn, but what a performance. His efforts have transformed a ropey scoreline and given South Africa a real platform from which to attack with the new ball.

Join us in ten minutes' time, when a pumped-up Steyn will doubtless be handed the new ball to unleash his adrenalin

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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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