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

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

South Africa 30/2   JH Kallis 10* (15b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 3.5-0-13-1

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

South Africa 34/2   JH Kallis 14* (16b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 4-0-17-1

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

South Africa 39/2   JH Kallis 19* (24b 3x4)   G Onions 7.2-4-8-0

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

South Africa 45/2   GC Smith 14* (63b 1x4)   JM Anderson 6.4-2-11-1

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

South Africa 55/2   GC Smith 20* (68b 2x4)   JM Anderson 7.2-2-17-1

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

South Africa 60/2   GC Smith 24* (74b 3x4)   GP Swann 1.3-0-9-0

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

South Africa 64/2   GC Smith 28* (76b 4x4)   GP Swann 1.5-0-13-0

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

South Africa 82/2   GC Smith 39* (98b 5x4)   JM Anderson 11.3-2-30-1

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

South Africa 91/2   GC Smith 45* (109b 6x4)   GP Swann 6.4-1-21-0

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

South Africa 99/2   JH Kallis 41* (78b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 8.3-1-25-1

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

South Africa 115/2   JH Kallis 52* (94b 5x4)   IJL Trott 2.3-0-12-0

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

South Africa 134/2   GC Smith 61* (158b 7x4)   G Onions 9-4-15-0

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

South Africa 141/2   JH Kallis 68* (115b 6x4)   G Onions 10-4-20-0

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

South Africa 147/2   JH Kallis 72* (121b 7x4)   G Onions 10.2-4-24-0

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

South Africa 156/2   GC Smith 69* (170b 8x4)   G Onions 11.2-4-29-0

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

South Africa 160/2   GC Smith 73* (172b 9x4)   G Onions 11.4-4-33-0

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

South Africa 164/3   AB de Villiers 4* (1b 1x4)   GP Swann 16.4-1-40-1

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

South Africa 175/5   AB de Villiers 8* (8b 2x4)   G Onions 15-4-40-1

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

South Africa 179/5   MV Boucher 5* (5b 1x4)   JM Anderson 12.1-2-36-1

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

South Africa 197/5   MV Boucher 16* (23b 2x4)   JM Anderson 15.4-2-49-1

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

South Africa 202/5   MV Boucher 20* (27b 3x4)   G Onions 19-4-50-1

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

South Africa 207/5   MV Boucher 24* (28b 4x4)   GP Swann 19.2-1-49-1

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

South Africa 218/5   MV Boucher 33* (38b 5x4)   SCJ Broad 11.4-2-32-1

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

South Africa 233/5   AB de Villiers 28* (58b 3x4)   PD Collingwood 0.5-0-8-0

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

South Africa 245/6   AB de Villiers 35* (72b 4x4)   JM Anderson 17-2-55-1

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

South Africa 249/6   AB de Villiers 39* (78b 5x4)   JM Anderson 18-2-59-1

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

South Africa 254/6   M Morkel 9* (21b 1x4)   JM Anderson 18.3-2-63-1

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

South Africa 262/6   AB de Villiers 45* (85b 6x4)   G Onions 21.3-6-55-1

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

South Africa 275/7   M Morkel 19* (33b 2x4)   GP Swann 25.5-2-69-2

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

South Africa 323/9   DW Steyn 28* (38b 1x4 2x6)   JM Anderson 21.2-4-70-1

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

South Africa 328/9   DW Steyn 33* (42b 2x4 2x6)   GP Swann 33.2-3-99-4

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

South Africa 339/9   DW Steyn 44* (47b 3x4 3x6)   JM Anderson 22.2-4-75-1
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Hours of play (local time) 10.00am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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