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

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

South Africa 3/1   GC Smith 1* (8b)   JM Anderson 1.1-0-3-1

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

South Africa 10/2   GC Smith 5* (31b)   SCJ Broad 0.4-0-0-1

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

South Africa 160/3   GC Smith 73* (174b 9x4)   GP Swann 16.3-1-36-1

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

South Africa 166/4   AB de Villiers 4* (5b 1x4)   G Onions 13.2-4-34-0

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

South Africa 170/5   AB de Villiers 4* (7b 1x4)   G Onions 14.1-4-35-1

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

South Africa 233/6   AB de Villiers 28* (59b 3x4)   GP Swann 23.1-2-60-2

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

South Africa 269/7   M Morkel 13* (28b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 13.2-3-35-2

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

South Africa 280/8   M Morkel 22* (37b 2x4)   GP Swann 26.5-2-72-3

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

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

South Africa 285/9   DW Steyn 4* (13b)   GP Swann 29-3-73-4

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

South Africa 343/10   M Ntini 6* (30b)   JM Anderson 23.3-4-75-2
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150





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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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