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11am Right, this is officially massive. James Anderson has the ball, Graeme Smith is on strike. I am Andrew Miller and Sahil Dutta will be my fellow commentator. Here we go ...

A bold move from Strauss, maybe he felt the South African batsmen would be under pressure following their collapse in Durban. Ian Botham declares it a bowling day and points out some green patches on the wicket. England, however, misread the pitch at Centurion so South Africa will want something similar today.

10.45am The captains are out there, I think, it's so cloudy it's difficult to tell. Strauss calls heads. England win the toss and will bowl. Strauss says it's swinging nicely in practice and confirms Paul Collingwood will play. So England line-up as follows:

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.

10.35am Right, even the umpires are out there now so things are clearing up. 10.45am toss and 11.00am start time. Let's hope.

10.30am The covers are going on and off and back on. All of which seems to mean that the toss is delayed further but pleasingly the rain has stopped. Apparently the ball is swinging around corners in practice, which could possibly lure the captains to consider bowling first.

10.15am The toss will take place at 10.25am with a potential start time of 10.45am but there is still a hint of dampness in the air, so fingers crossed.

10.05am The covers are slowly being drawn off and the dense cloud is lifting to reveal Table Mountain, makes for a dramatic scene.

9.50am Some far less happy news is that Andrew McGlashan reports "steady rain" at Newlands. England, we're told, will be unchanged which means Paul Collingwood has recovered from his finger injury in time.

9.45am While we wait for the toss, which is in 15 minutes time, check out our sparkling video preview or follow the action from Sydney, where Australia, bless them, are really under the cosh.

9.30am Good morning, Happy New Year, and welcome to Cricinfo's live ball-by-ball coverage of the third Test in Cape Town. Table Mountain provides the perfect backdrop to a perfectly poised Test series. South Africa's near-miss at Centurion was followed by England's thumping victory at Durban, and now, with two matches of the series remaining, the onus will be on Graeme Smith's men to battle back in style.

To that end, we are hearing some very significant team news. Makhaya Ntini, South Africa's iconic paceman, has been dropped following his poor showing in the first two games of the series, with Friedel de Wet returning to the XI in his place.

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 Paul Harris, 9 Morne Morkel, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Friedel de Wet.

England have yet to name their team, we will bring you the news when we hear it, although the word is that Paul Collingwood will be fit after his finger dislocation.

Andrew McGlashan, our man in Cape Town, reports a "very overcast morning. "There has been a little rain overnight but we are set for an on-time start." The toss is roughly 25 minutes away, so brew up and sit tight.

0.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, on leg stump, a hint of swing but a bit of a loosener. Clipped fine to get off the mark

0.2

Anderson to Prince, no run, that is absolutely unplayable. Hooping, leaping, swinging delivery, curls all round the edge and through to the keeper. Welcome Ashwell ...

0.2

Anderson to Prince, no run, perfect length and line from round the wicket, Strauss is pinned on the crease defending

0.3

Anderson to Prince, no run, full and curly, defended with unease on the pads

Already it's looking like a good decision to bowl ...

0.4

Anderson to Prince, OUT, brilliant from Anderson, and that was coming. Perfect line and length, good carry off the pitch and hooping outswing, Prince flinches his gloves at the ball, and Prior does the rest.

AG Prince c †Prior b Anderson 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Instant justification for the decision to bowl first, and South Africa are in a spot of bother

Here comes Hashim Amla, and he would not want to be out there just yet

0.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, full and speared into the pads, not quite directed, but not timed either

0.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, full and probing, and that's a fine opening over

Graham Onions, rightly, will share the new ball from the Wynberg End, and his job will be to attack the stumps and see what happens

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

1.1

Onions to Smith, no run, dropped! Outside off, Smith pushed at it with hard hands, it went straight into Graeme Swann's breadbasket at second slip, and straight out again ...

Massive let-off ... how can Smith respond?

1.2

Onions to Smith, no run, measured defence to follow that up

1.3

Onions to Smith, no run, outside off, left alone

Collingwood, meanwhile, is nursing his finger down at fine leg... He would probably have held onto that

1.4

Onions to Smith, FOUR, short, and pulled cathartically through midwicket. Not a good ball to an anxious batsman

1.5

Onions to Smith, FOUR, too short again, and helped round the corner. Excellent timing, and that beats the fielder

Already it's a costly miss ... although England do at least have one breakthrough. "SA selectors hang your heads in shame! Prince is a pauper as an opener," chuckles Letchford

1.6

Onions to Smith, no run, better length, much fuller, and poked into the covers

Well, this is lively...

End of over 2 (8 runs) South Africa 9/1
GC Smith    9* (7b 2x4)      G Onions    1-0-8-0
HM Amla    0* (2b)      JM Anderson    1-0-1-1

2.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, angling in from just short of a length, defended on off stump

2.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, pitches middle and straightens, Amla wafts around his front pad, like an lbw waiting to happen

2.3

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, good batting, tapped into the covers and an instant call

2.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, works with the swing, and clips gently through midwicket

2.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, leaping bounce outside off, good carry through to the keeper

2.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, pitched right up to the pads, and worked out to midwicket. Another testing over

End of over 3 (2 runs) South Africa 11/1
HM Amla    1* (7b)      JM Anderson    2-0-3-1
GC Smith    10* (8b 2x4)      G Onions    1-0-8-0

3.1

Onions to Smith, 2 runs, driven, without massive intent, through the gap in the covers. Back for the second with ease

3.2

Onions to Smith, no run, tucked up by that one, extra nip off the seam and back into Smith's midriff

3.3

Onions to Smith, no run, full length, almost a yorker. Dug out, and collected at mid-on

3.4

Onions to Smith, no run, better length, and Smith is drawn forward. Leaves alone in the end, but good carry had he elected to play a stroke

3.5

Onions to Smith, no run, closes the face on off stump, and picked up at midwicket

3.6

Onions to Smith, no run, width outside off, no stroke offered this time

It's too early to say that that dropped catch has knocked the stuffing out of England, but they've looked a little subdued since their rollicking first seven deliveries ... Plenty time to correct that, however

End of over 4 (2 runs) South Africa 13/1
GC Smith    12* (14b 2x4)      G Onions    2-0-10-0
HM Amla    1* (7b)      JM Anderson    2-0-3-1

4.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, fully forward, and patted to cover

4.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, good carry, and a hint of movement outside off

4.3

Anderson to Amla, 1 no ball, Amla considers a stroke, but it wouldn't have mattered because Anderson over-stepped

4.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, murmurs of approval from the cordon as Anderson ploughs a furrow outside off

That, incidentally, was England's first no-ball of the series. Remarkable

4.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, tucked off the toes to midwicket. Very straight line

4.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, outside off, no stroke this time, but excellent carry to the keeper

4.6

Anderson to Amla, 2 runs, edged, a big thick one, and gully has a despairing dive but can't get his fingers to the ball in time. Not a chance, but encouragement for England

End of over 5 (3 runs) South Africa 16/1
HM Amla    3* (14b)      JM Anderson    3-0-6-1
GC Smith    12* (14b 2x4)      G Onions    2-0-10-0

5.1

Onions to Smith, no run, outside off, and driven stiffly to mid-on

5.2

Onions to Smith, no run, that's a lovely line, angling across the left-hander and bending back in. Smith leaves alone, but it's tight to the stumps

5.3

Onions to Smith, 3 runs, width, and walloped off the back foot. Doesn't quite have the legs to reach the point boundary, but the intent is plain

5.4

Onions to Amla, no run, defended with a hop off the back foot

5.5

Onions to Amla, no run, pitched up, attacking the blockhole, and clipped off the toes to midwicket

5.6

Onions to Amla, no run, forward and defended on off stump. Well negotiated

End of over 6 (3 runs) South Africa 19/1
HM Amla    3* (17b)      G Onions    3-0-13-0
GC Smith    15* (17b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-6-1

6.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, positive intent as Smith drives to mid-on. Good full length again

6.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, awkward delivery, zipping off the seam and defended from the crease

6.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, angling across the left-hander, Smith leaves well

6.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, forward and defended with a rush of willow as Anderson finds extra bounce from a good length

6.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, more leaving on length. Hands high above head

6.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, beaten that time, fuller and skiddier, through to Prior after teasing the outside edge

End of over 7 (maiden) South Africa 19/1
GC Smith    15* (23b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-6-1
HM Amla    3* (17b)      G Onions    3-0-13-0

7.1

Onions to Amla, 4 leg byes, misdirected, speared down the leg-side, and that's helped to the boundary via a thin deflection

7.2

Onions to Amla, no run, better line, but too short, and Amla hops back to defend

7.3

Onions to Amla, no run, fired down the leg-side, no drama there

7.4

Onions to Amla, no run, defended with a click of bat from the crease

7.5

Onions to Amla, no run, outside off, curling away, no stroke

7.6

Onions to Amla, 1 leg bye, swished off the pads and fielded down at backward square

End of over 8 (5 runs, maiden) South Africa 24/1
HM Amla    3* (23b)      G Onions    4-1-13-0
GC Smith    15* (23b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-6-1

8.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, wide on the crease and angling back into the batsman. Left alone

8.2

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, clipped with power off the hip and away to the boundary. That's Amla's first of the day, and that will cheer him up

8.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, forward and pushed into the covers

8.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, Amla angles a clip to midwicket

8.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, banged in short, no stroke there

8.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, width outside off, good carry again, but watchfully ushered through

That is the end of the over, and South Africa have regrouped well. Here is Sahil Dutta

End of over 9 (4 runs) South Africa 28/1
HM Amla    7* (29b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-10-1
GC Smith    15* (23b 2x4)      G Onions    4-1-13-0

More importantly, here's Stuart Broad. Can he find the right length? Three slips and a gully in place.

9.1

Broad to Smith, no run, starts full, Smith rocks forward and defends into the covers

9.2

Broad to Smith, no run, cracking delivery. Pitched up, nipping back between bat and pad as Smith tried to get forward and defend

9.3

Broad to Smith, no run, hint of uncertainty here, Smith pops forward to a ball just wide of off stump, aimed a push into the covers but it skewed off an inside edge

9.4

Broad to Smith, no run, this time he's more solidly behind it, defending into the leg side

9.5

Broad to Smith, no run, a touch shorter, Smith hops back and clips firmly straight to midwicket

9.6

Broad to Smith, no run, another good delivery, swinging back a fraction and beats Smith's attempted leg-side nurdle, and it crashes into his pads

Time for a drink and though England will be pleased with a wicket, given the conditions South Africa will be happy to be only one wicket down.

End of over 10 (maiden) South Africa 28/1
GC Smith    15* (29b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    1-1-0-0
HM Amla    7* (29b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-10-1

The sun is beginning to get through, and the pitch looks more settled.

10.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, on off stump, Amla is forward and defending

10.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, Anderson fires this in from wide of the crease, catches Amla is two minds whether to play or leave, nips back and crashes into his stomach

10.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, shoved a little bit down leg side, Amla gets inside the line to leave

10.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, full length and a loose drive from Amla, it squirts off the outside edge along the floor to gully

10.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, this time the ball is shaping in at Amla, who inside-edges his defensive push and it goes to midwicket

10.6

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, a fraction leg side, Amla likes working it into the leg side, and does so effectively and will keep the strike

End of over 11 (1 run) South Africa 29/1
HM Amla    8* (35b 1x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-11-1
GC Smith    15* (29b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    1-1-0-0

11.1

Broad to Amla, no run, Broad finds some outswing here, pitches up and draws a defensive stroke with bat well away from pad

11.2

Broad to Amla, no run, honing in on off stump, Amla is solidly behind it, defending well into the off side

11.3

Broad to Amla, no run, review Amla plays and misses, England massive appeal, given not out and reviewed by Strauss. There is no HotSpot and no Snicko, remember and there doesn't appear to be enough evidence here. The decision remains - not out

11.4

Broad to Amla, no run, Broad has stuck to a good length here, pitched up, finding some swing, Amla defends

11.5

Broad to Amla, no run, shaping back into Amla, Broad is wearing a frown but is still bowling well, Amla solidly pushed it back to mid off

11.6

Broad to Amla, no run, full and blocked solidly back down the wicket, where a diving Broad intercepts to complete a good over

End of over 12 (maiden) South Africa 29/1
HM Amla    8* (41b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-2-0-0
GC Smith    15* (29b 2x4)      JM Anderson    6-1-11-1

Graham Onions has returned for a second spell. He wasn't at his best in his opening spell.

12.1

Onions to Smith, no run, starts well here though, pitched up and leaving Smith, who plays and misses to draw all kinds of "ooohs" from the slips

12.2

Onions to Smith, no run, bit of movement off the pitch here, nothing extravagant, Smith leaves alone

12.3

Onions to Smith, no run, Smith is solid here, tucking it into the leg side from around off stump

12.4

Onions to Smith, no run, another massive appeal from England. Full and swinging a hint back at Smith, raps him on the pads but turned down. They thought long about a review, and probably would have opted for it had they not wasted the earlier one.

Replays suggest it was clipping the top of the stumps, so good decision by the umpire and from England.

12.5

Onions to Smith, no run, down the leg side with no incident

12.6

Onions to Smith, no run, outside off stump, left alone, but a good comeback over from Onions

End of over 13 (maiden) South Africa 29/1
GC Smith    15* (35b 2x4)      G Onions    5-2-13-0
HM Amla    8* (41b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-2-0-0

13.1

Broad to Amla, no run, full again, and that is good to see, Amla is equal to the task, defending towards the covers

13.2

Broad to Amla, no run, dead straight ball is met with a dead straight bat as it's defended back to Broad

13.3

Broad to Amla, no run, another full-length delivery blocked well back to the bowler

13.4

Broad to Amla, 2 runs, a touch shorter allows Amla to stand up from his low, crouching position, and flick it neatly to square leg for a couple

13.5

Broad to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot, Amla is all style here and a fullish delivery is calmly timed through the covers for a boundary

13.6

Broad to Amla, no run, full again, good to see the bowler not losing his length from one drive, Amla squeezes it out to gully

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa 35/1
HM Amla    14* (47b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    3-2-6-0
GC Smith    15* (35b 2x4)      G Onions    5-2-13-0

14.1

Onions to Smith, FOUR, oh dear, floated full toss, well wide of off stump, Smith helps himself to a boundary by butchering it through the covers

14.2

Onions to Smith, 1 run, good from Smith. Drops a good delivery on to the off side and sets off straight away for a sharp single

14.3

Onions to Amla, no run, big grunt as Onions delivers this, probably at the drop catch, on off stump and defended

14.4

Onions to Amla, no run, another grunt, straining possibly too hard, and the ball is shoved down the leg side where Amla misses an attempted tickle

14.5

Onions to Amla, no run, a bit loose from Amla, flat-footed drive well outside off stump to a back-of-a-length delivery, flies off to gully

14.6

Onions to Amla, no run, much more in Amla's zone here, fullish on leg stump, he clips firmly but straight to midwicket

End of over 15 (5 runs) South Africa 40/1
HM Amla    14* (51b 2x4)      G Onions    6-2-18-0
GC Smith    20* (37b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    3-2-6-0

15.1

Broad to Smith, no run, back of a length, Smith stands up and defends into the leg side. Looks very solid here

15.2

Broad to Smith, 2 runs, right in Smith's favourite area, he gets slightly off side of the ball and shoves it into the leg side for runs

Short mid off put in place. It's Kevin Pietersen.

15.3

Broad to Smith, 3 runs, Smith is showing good intent here, really wants to make England pay, drives through point for more runs

15.4

Broad to Amla, no run, Broad digs a bouncer in, well short, Amla easily enough ducks under it

15.5

Broad to Amla, no run, good line and length on off stump, and defended nicely

15.6

Broad to Amla, no run, sharp short ball again, Amla sways inside of it and lets the ball go through to Prior

End of over 16 (5 runs) South Africa 45/1
HM Amla    14* (54b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-2-11-0
GC Smith    25* (40b 3x4)      G Onions    6-2-18-0

16.1

Onions to Smith, no run, decent delivery, tight on off stump, Smith hops back and defends

16.2

Onions to Smith, 1 run, good from Smith again, massive forward stride to a good-length ball outside off, prods it into the off side and collects a quick single

16.3

Onions to Amla, no run, outside off stump, moving a fraction further away off the wicket, Amla shoulders arm languidly

16.4

Onions to Amla, OUT, fuller this time and struck bang in front! Shaping in a tad but Amla had planted his front foot, and played all round this, and there is no doubt

HM Amla lbw b Onions 14 (75m 56b 2x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Onions deserves that, he has threatened throughout this second spell. It brings Kallis to the wicket while the ball still has some hardness

16.5

Onions to Kallis, no run, thrown up full outside off stump, Kallis leaves well alone

16.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, good straight delivery has Kallis hopping back to defend, made it seem like he was late on it, but blocked without alarm

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 46/2
JH Kallis    0* (2b)      G Onions    7-2-19-1
GC Smith    26* (42b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    4-2-11-0

17.1

Broad to Smith, no run, well wide of off stump, Smith happily leaves this alone

17.2

Broad to Smith, 1 run, England are desperate to remove one of these key men before lunch, Smith tucks this shorter ball round the corner for a single

Kallis to face Broad, I think he won't leave this time.

17.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, luckily he doesn't as it's very straight and he defends solidly

17.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, good ball, shaping away off the pitch, Kallis defends from the crease

17.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, fuller and inviting a drive, which is mistimed to mid off

17.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, this time it's well outside off stump, Kallis looks at it with disdain as he shoulders arms

End of over 18 (1 run) South Africa 47/2
JH Kallis    0* (6b)      SCJ Broad    5-2-12-0
GC Smith    27* (44b 3x4)      G Onions    7-2-19-1

18.1

Onions to Smith, no run, pitched just wide of off, Smith shoulders arms, Prior shouts "ooii". Tidy cricket.

18.2

Onions to Smith, no run, slightly shorter, allows Smith to get back and look to cut, but it's too close for the shot and Smith gets no room to free his arms

18.3

Onions to Smith, 1 run, tucked into the leg side from a back-of-a-length delivery, Onions preferred length, Smith collects a neat single

18.4

Onions to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis is off the mark with consummate ease, turning a ball into the leg side from around middle stump

Swann, perhaps for the first time in his England career, doesn't look very chirpy

18.5

Onions to Smith, 2 runs, Smith continues to profit from the drop, forcing this away on the leg side for a couple

18.6

Onions to Smith, no run, outside off stump and left well alone to complete the session

While I assess the breakfast situation, I suggest taking a look at Andrew Miller's bulletin from what has been an eventful morning session. For a less cerebral analysis, you could always check what's going on on the Facebook page.

Lunch. The drop catch defined the session. As it stands, with Smith still at the crease it's honours even. South Africa know if they can battle through one further hour, they would have seen off the main new-ball threat. England can be pleased with the Prince and Amla wickets, but Smith, Kallis and de Villiers are South Africa's real engine for runs.

End of over 19 (4 runs) South Africa 51/2
GC Smith    30* (49b 3x4)      G Onions    8-2-23-1
JH Kallis    1* (7b)      SCJ Broad    5-2-12-0

Welcome back for the second session of the Test. Here come the umpires, and the players are following close behind. Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis are South Africa's not-out batsmen, and how vital will their alliance prove to be. Stuart Broad will continue

19.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, excellent line and length, attacking off stump, and met with a straight bat

Three slips still in place

19.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, outside off, no stroke this time. Good carry once again

19.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, tight to off stump once again, defended

19.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, left alone, excellent judgment

19.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, bouncer, a decent one. Kallis ducks

19.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, angling onto the pads, clipped to mid-on. Tidy resumption

End of over 20 (maiden) South Africa 51/2
JH Kallis    1* (13b)      SCJ Broad    6-3-12-0
GC Smith    30* (49b 3x4)      G Onions    8-2-23-1

20.1

Anderson to Smith, OUT, vast strike! Superb line and length from Anderson, and subtle late swing. Smith props forward, takes the edge and Prior completes the catch with a tumble diving in front of first slip

GC Smith c †Prior b Anderson 30 (94m 50b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

That is an enormous breakthrough, and fully deserved for Anderson, who has been a threat from the start of the match

20.2

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, my God, it's all happening. Probing first delivery, pushed into the covers, Kallis was dawdling, and the shy hits the stumps. Umpire Harper is confident he's made his ground though. And rightly so

20.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, nip off the seam, and Kallis defends as if closing the curtains, pulling his bat from off to leg

20.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, into position early, and a solid click as Kallis drives

20.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, outside off, and left well alone

"i am confident that 2day smith is going to score a century and SA will not loose another wicket in the next session," says Nagalla. South Africa fans, you know who to blame

20.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, great bowling - short, and following Kallis as he limboes into a leave-alone. South Africa are feeling under the cosh

End of over 21 (1 run) South Africa 52/3
JH Kallis    1* (17b)      JM Anderson    7-1-12-2
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      SCJ Broad    6-3-12-0

21.1

Broad to de Villiers, no run, well judged leave ... I think. He left Broad erroneously at Durban, but that one missed the stumps by a whisker

21.2

Broad to de Villiers, no run, driven sturdily into the covers

21.3

Broad to de Villiers, 3 runs, well bowled and well played. Pitching middle and tailing towards the slips. De Villiers played with soft hands and an angled bat, and worms the ball through the slips. Fast outfield as Strauss chases

21.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, short again, and tight to Kallis as he leaves alone

21.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, short again, and no stroke offered

21.6

Broad to Kallis, FOUR, thrashed eagerly through the covers. There was late swing on that delivery, but superbly countered by urgent footwork. Kallis knows he's in a contest

End of over 22 (7 runs) South Africa 59/3
JH Kallis    5* (20b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    7-3-19-0
AB de Villiers    4* (4b)      JM Anderson    7-1-12-2

22.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, tidy line and length, off stump under constant scrutiny as de Villiers defends

22.2

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, on the hip, whisked to backward square

22.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, short, and outside off, lifting past the stumps. Left alone

22.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, full and straight, Kallis digs out a defensive push

22.5

Anderson to Kallis, 1 wide, banged in short, and umpire Hill reckons that's too short. A bit harsh, this is Test cricket!

22.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, back on a tidy length, outside off, and climbing past the stumps

22.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, well judged as Kallis left on length, but that ball followed him and only just skimmed over the bails. Plenty going on out there ...

End of over 23 (2 runs) South Africa 61/3
JH Kallis    5* (24b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-1-14-2
AB de Villiers    5* (6b)      SCJ Broad    7-3-19-0

23.1

Broad to de Villiers, no run, angling down the leg-side and straightening. Defended to midwicket

23.2

Broad to de Villiers, no run, dicey! Extra bounce on off stump, and de Villiers' back-foot defence almost deflects the ball onto off stump. Quick work with the bat keeps him out of harm's way

23.3

Broad to de Villiers, no run, real pressure bowling, keeping him under wraps on off stump

23.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, nudged to cover, where Bell swoops and shies to keep Kallis pinned to the non-striker's end

23.5

Broad to de Villiers, no run, forward and blocked to cover

"With pressure like this on the Saffers get Onions or even Swanny on for Broad," says Simon. "Swann always creates pressure and Onions' wicket to wicket line with the bit of swing and seam avaiable should cause serious problems like in the first session."

23.6

Broad to de Villiers, FOUR, a hint of width, and that's what pressure does. De Villiers flings the kitchen sink at that one, and Swann at second slip isn't quite tall enough to intercept a flying edge

End of over 24 (4 runs) South Africa 65/3
AB de Villiers    9* (12b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-3-23-0
JH Kallis    5* (24b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-1-14-2

24.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, forward and blocked on off stump

24.2

Anderson to Kallis, FOUR, outside off, a touch of width, and Kallis nudges with an open face through third man. Not entirely in control of the shot, but he wasn't out of control either ...

24.3

Anderson to Kallis, no run, leaping bounce on a good length. Kallis whips his bottom hand off the bat to defend

Still three slips and a gully, and quite right too

24.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, outside off, keeps a touch low, and Prior fields with a scramble

24.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, outside off, no stroke this time

24.6

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, half a stride forward, and blocked into the covers

Some people asking why de Villiers wasn't out "hit ball twice" in the previous over. I believe that slightly archaic rule only applies if you are attempting a run.

End of over 25 (5 runs) South Africa 70/3
JH Kallis    10* (30b 2x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-19-2
AB de Villiers    9* (12b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-3-23-0

25.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, defended on the back foot

25.2

Broad to Kallis, FOUR, wonderful strike, no-one plays it better in my opinion. A full face to a fractionally over-pitched delivery, and that whistles through long-on

25.3

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, dabbed into the covers, and a quick single to rotate the strike

25.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, solid block on off stump

25.5

Broad to de Villiers, 1 run, tucked off the toes and down to fine leg

25.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, banged in short, Kallis ducks, and that's over

End of over 26 (6 runs) South Africa 76/3
JH Kallis    15* (34b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    9-3-29-0
AB de Villiers    10* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-19-2

26.1

Anderson to de Villiers, FOUR, sweet stroke, a full stride and a straight bat coupled with a high front elbow. Clean as you like, straight through the covers

26.2

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, on the toes, tucked to midwicket

26.3

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, pushed back into the crease, but that's another good quick single into the covers

26.4

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, defended with a limp bat, and deflected through square leg

26.5

Anderson to Kallis, no run, short, and ducked

26.6

Anderson to Kallis, no run, full stride, and driven

David Hague has the laws closer to hand than I, and on the subject of hit ball twice, offers this: "The laws say you will be out if deliberately striking the ball twice except if the batsman hits it again "for the sole purpose of guarding his wicket"." So there you go, thanks David

End of over 27 (7 runs) South Africa 83/3
JH Kallis    16* (37b 3x4)      JM Anderson    10-1-26-2
AB de Villiers    16* (17b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    9-3-29-0

Right, big moment. Here comes Graeme Swann, who has a habit of striking in his first over. Except when trying to catch the ball, that is

27.1

Swann to de Villiers, no run, looped onto the pads, slightly misdirected

27.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, chipped in the air, but just short of midwicket. He does make things happen

27.3

Swann to de Villiers, 2 runs, tidily swept, behind square

27.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, open face, and steered to gully

27.5

Swann to de Villiers, no run, big stride forward, and blocked

27.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, good first over, defended on off stump.

Swann has struck in his first over of a spell on 13 occasions, says Nigel Bovey. But not this time

End of over 28 (2 runs) South Africa 85/3
AB de Villiers    18* (23b 2x4)      GP Swann    1-0-2-0
JH Kallis    16* (37b 3x4)      JM Anderson    10-1-26-2

28.1

Anderson to Kallis, no run, did that keep low? Kallis made as if it did, as he chopped down on off stump

28.2

Anderson to Kallis, no run, more trustworthy bounce outside off. Defended

28.3

Anderson to Kallis, FOUR, outside off, too much width, and thrashed backward of point. Kallis cashes in once again on the loose delivery

28.4

Anderson to Kallis, no run, much better follow-up. Leaping bounce on off stump. Defended

28.5

Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, outside the leg stump, and helped round the corner

28.6

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, tapped to mid-on and they scamper through

"Regarding the hit ball twice rule. I would have thought hitting the ball twice to prevent being out was equally as important as attempting a run ..." says Peter. Yes, you would really, wouldn't you? Puzzling game

End of over 29 (6 runs) South Africa 91/3
AB de Villiers    19* (24b 2x4)      JM Anderson    11-1-32-2
JH Kallis    21* (42b 4x4)      GP Swann    1-0-2-0

29.1

Swann to de Villiers, no run, floated onto a tight line and length, and a hint of spin to keep short leg interested

29.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, worked to short leg again

29.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, driven calmly into the covers

29.4

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, dragged down, into the leg side, and de Villiers attempts an urgent sweep. Doesn't quite connect, but the intent is plain

29.5

Swann to Kallis, no run, stands tall to clip to midwicket

29.6

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, driven with bat and pad tight together. Mid-on tidies up

End of over 30 (2 runs) South Africa 93/3
JH Kallis    22* (44b 4x4)      GP Swann    2-0-4-0
AB de Villiers    20* (28b 2x4)      JM Anderson    11-1-32-2

Time for a bowling change. Here comes Graham Onions from the Kelvin Grove End

30.1

Onions to Kallis, FOUR, that is a very welcome freebie for Kallis. A leg-stump half-volley, and that is eased through the gap

30.2

Onions to Kallis, no run, much better follow-up, back on off stump and keeping a touch low as Kallis makes a meal of his straight-batted defence

30.3

Onions to Kallis, no run, driven again with a slightly closed face. Midwicket collects

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30.4

Onions to Kallis, 1 run, on the pads, and nurdled to leg

30.5

Onions to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length, and blatted through the covers with a cut-cum-backfoot-drive

30.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, short, and an attempted pull, not remotely timed

And that is drinks. A vital early breakthrough as Smith fell to Anderson, but Kallis and de Villiers have regrouped well with a bit of sun on their backs. After the break, it'll be Sahil to take you through to tea

End of over 31 (6 runs) South Africa 99/3
JH Kallis    27* (49b 5x4)      G Onions    9-2-29-1
AB de Villiers    21* (29b 2x4)      GP Swann    2-0-4-0

Kallis and de Villiers have counter-attacked superbly since the Smith wicket. Almost by stealth they have put on 48 runs in 65 deliveries. Swann will continue, should be fascinating if they carry on being positive against him.

31.1

Swann to de Villiers, no run, sharp sin from outside off, de Villiers tries to slap it through the leg side

31.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, fuller, slower and drifting away, carefully defended

31.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, slightly quicker and neatly turned to Cook at short leg

31.4

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, a touch shorter, de Villiers waits and clips firmly through midwicket to bring up South Africa's hundred

31.5

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis leans this, wide of the bowler to deep long on, a single brings up an excellent, vital 50 partnership

31.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, left alone from outside off stump

End of over 32 (2 runs) South Africa 101/3
AB de Villiers    22* (34b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-0-6-0
JH Kallis    28* (50b 5x4)      G Onions    9-2-29-1

32.1

Onions to Kallis, 1 run, South Africa continue to milk runs, a good, full ball is defended into the leg side and the batsmen cross for an easy single

32.2

Onions to de Villiers, no run, back of a length again, de Villiers a wonderfully still at the crease, just playing the ball late with soft hands, and it trickles out towards gully

32.3

Onions to de Villiers, no run, full this time, neatly timed to mid on

32.4

Onions to de Villiers, no run, reverts to his favoured back of a length, and defended comfortably from the back foot

32.5

Onions to de Villiers, no run, forces this up fuller, de Villiers appears to have plenty of time, defending back to the bowler

32.6

Onions to de Villiers, no run, a hint of nip back, which is only noticeable because the pitch is fairly quiet, de Villiers inside-edges it towards midwicket

End of over 33 (1 run) South Africa 102/3
AB de Villiers    22* (39b 2x4)      G Onions    10-2-30-1
JH Kallis    29* (51b 5x4)      GP Swann    3-0-6-0

33.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, clipped round the corned for a gentle single

33.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, good intent from de Villiers, stretched forward and firmly pushed back to Swann

33.3

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish, allows de Villiers to stand tall and flick with a flourish to midwicket

33.4

Swann to Kallis, no run, fuller, worked into the leg side where a diving Strauss prevents runs

33.5

Swann to Kallis, no run, nicely bowled, on around middle, Kallis defends

33.6

Swann to Kallis, no run, pushed across Kallis from round the wicket, turning back in a touch, but slowly, Kallis defends

End of over 34 (2 runs) South Africa 104/3
JH Kallis    30* (55b 5x4)      GP Swann    4-0-8-0
AB de Villiers    23* (41b 2x4)      G Onions    10-2-30-1

34.1

Onions to de Villiers, no run, sharp delivery, short and jagging back a long way off the seam into de Villiers's rib area, crashed into the gloves

34.2

Onions to de Villiers, no run, bit of a gift as a follow-up ball, floated outside off stump and left alone

34.3

Onions to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, de Villiers hops back and defends, Onions has found some rhythm here

34.4

Onions to de Villiers, no run, on off stump, moving away a fraction, de Villiers judges well and leaves it

34.5

Onions to de Villiers, no run, too wide this time to interest the batsmen, who stands still in his stance and watches it pass him

34.6

Onions to de Villiers, no run, got that one wrong, floated up outside off and no need for de Villiers to play

End of over 35 (maiden) South Africa 104/3
AB de Villiers    23* (47b 2x4)      G Onions    11-3-30-1
JH Kallis    30* (55b 5x4)      GP Swann    4-0-8-0

35.1

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, neatly tucked into the square-leg area, with the spin, to collect a single

35.2

Swann to de Villiers, no run, nicely bowled, just held back a tad and it went straight on, past the outside edge of the defensive stroke

35.3

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, good response, skipping down the track and firmly pushed to deep mid off

35.4

Swann to Kallis, no run, prodded into the leg side

35.5

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, good intent from Kallis as well this time, couple of steps down the wicket, forces a drive straight where a diving stop restricts it to one

35.6

Swann to de Villiers, no run, massive appeal from England, extended for a long time as Swann pushed this across de Villiers from round the wicket, it passes the edge but the replay doesn't show anything too definitive

End of over 36 (3 runs) South Africa 107/3
AB de Villiers    24* (50b 2x4)      GP Swann    5-0-11-0
JH Kallis    32* (58b 5x4)      G Onions    11-3-30-1

36.1

Onions to Kallis, no run, driven but mistimed into the covers

36.2

Onions to Kallis, no run, slightly woolly flap from Kallis here, short and outside off, he goes for a half-hearted pull and misses it

36.3

Onions to Kallis, no run, on off stump and defended

Well, replay show that de Villiers would have been out stumped from the appeal for caught behind, Prior whipped off the bails but only appealed for the catch. Lucky escape

36.4

Onions to Kallis, FOUR, short and this time, Kallis slams it through straight midwicket for four

36.5

Onions to Kallis, no run, good response, finding some extra bounce from off stump, Kallis drops it, off the outside edge, to gully

36.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, perfect finish, slightly fuller but still extracting extra bounce from an off-stump line, Kallis tries to defend but it ghosts past his outside edge

End of over 37 (4 runs) South Africa 111/3
JH Kallis    36* (64b 6x4)      G Onions    12-3-34-1
AB de Villiers    24* (50b 2x4)      GP Swann    5-0-11-0

37.1

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, another fleet-footed clip down the ground for an easy single

37.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, round the wicket is a good angle, and catches the leading edge of Kallis's attempted leg-side nurdle, goes out to cover

37.3

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, connects better this time, calmly putting it through midwicket

37.4

Swann to de Villiers, no run, defended into the leg side without alarm

37.5

Swann to de Villiers, no run, props forward and turns it into the leg side

37.6

Swann to de Villiers, FOUR, too short this time, and a touch of width outside off stump from an attempted quicker ball, sat up and de Villiers threw his arms at it and thrashed it through the covers for four

End of over 38 (6 runs) South Africa 117/3
AB de Villiers    29* (54b 3x4)      GP Swann    6-0-17-0
JH Kallis    37* (66b 6x4)      G Onions    12-3-34-1

38.1

Onions to Kallis, no run, full and driven firmly back at Onions who shapes to throw back at Kallis before he has gathered the ball, cover tidies up

38.2

Onions to Kallis, no run, good tight line on off stump, Kallis defends with a hint of discomfort

38.3

Onions to Kallis, 1 leg bye, Kallis gets in an awkward position as this bounced a little more than he expected, but it's arrowed slightly leg sided and it trickles off the body for a single

38.4

Onions to de Villiers, 1 run, too leg-sided again, de Villiers easily clips that away for another single through square leg

38.5

Onions to Kallis, no run, better line, back to off stump, Kallis defends with plenty of time

38.6

Onions to Kallis, no run, well, short and wide, but it didn't bounce as much, Kallis swooshed at it but it passed under the bat

End of over 39 (2 runs) South Africa 119/3
JH Kallis    37* (71b 6x4)      G Onions    13-3-35-1
AB de Villiers    30* (55b 3x4)      GP Swann    6-0-17-0

39.1

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, too short, carefully worked away behind square on the leg side

39.2

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, couple of steps down the wicket, these two are playing Swann well, clipped into midwicet

39.3

Swann to de Villiers, no run, driven firmly down the pitch where Swann dives to intervene

39.4

Swann to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed perfectly straight for an easy single

39.5

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, easy pickings this, casually turned into the leg side for one

39.6

Swann to de Villiers, FOUR, good shot from de Villiers. Dragged down a touch, and he eagerly jumped back and pulled it through straightish midwicket for a boundary

End of over 40 (8 runs) South Africa 127/3
AB de Villiers    36* (59b 4x4)      GP Swann    7-0-25-0
JH Kallis    39* (73b 6x4)      G Onions    13-3-35-1

Plenty of budding umpires out there, including Mike Brunavs: "Regarding that appeal for a caught behind that was actually stumped: that's poor umpiring. Any appeal covers all ten ways of being out (Law 27.4). The striker's end umpire should have called for a TV review of the stumping chance, had he clocked that the situation was close." Here's Stuart Broad back, in any case.

40.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, shaping in a touch and Kallis stretches forward to defend towards cover

40.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, oh close! Full length and Kallis, a little lazily, pushed at it outside off, its whispers pass the edge

40.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, tighter this time from Kallis, defending into the off side

40.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, dropped back of a length a fraction, Kallis stands taller from his crouch and blocks it into the leg side

40.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, good tight line on off stump, Kallis has everything behind this, unlike at Durban, and defended

40.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, good delivery, full and probing, Kallis is rushed on a defensive stroke to complete a good comeback over from Broad

End of over 41 (maiden) South Africa 127/3
JH Kallis    39* (79b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    10-4-29-0
AB de Villiers    36* (59b 4x4)      GP Swann    7-0-25-0

England need a wicket here

41.1

Swann to de Villiers, OUT, gone this time! Swann from round the wicket and de Villiers will kick himself, chipped to short midwicket. Soft dismissal just as South Africa were really making England sweat. Swann continues to cause trouble but he would concede he was lucky here.

AB de Villiers c Strauss b Swann 36 (84m 60b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Duminy arrives at the wicket with South Africa tottering. He needs a good score both for himself and his team.

41.2

Swann to Duminy, OUT, Swann strikes again! Sharply spinning delivery from round the wicket, catches Duminy's outside edge and Prior eagerly snaps it up. Second first-baller in a row for Duminy. Top delivery from Swann and South Africa are in real trouble.

JP Duminy c †Prior b Swann 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Boucher at the crease, Swann on a hat-trick, short leg, silly point, slip, gully in place

41.3

Swann to Boucher, no run, all sorts of shouting from the fielders, but Boucher defends calmly

Boucher is an ideal man for a crisis, counter attacking and mentally very tough.

41.4

Swann to Boucher, 3 runs, clips this firmly through midwicket for runs straight away

41.5

Swann to Kallis, no run, Kallis looks to turn this into the leg side as well, but finds the fielder

41.6

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, couple of steps down the wicket, Swann tried to fire it in a little quicker down the leg side, Kallis watches it carefully and forces it away behind square

End of over 42 (4 runs) South Africa 131/5
JH Kallis    40* (81b 6x4)      GP Swann    8-0-29-2
MV Boucher    3* (2b)      SCJ Broad    10-4-29-0

42.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, Kallis stands tall and defends this a little hurriedly into the off side

42.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, dug in short, decent line but plenty of time for Kallis to duck underneath it

42.3

Broad to Kallis, no run, fullish and defended firmly down the ground

42.4

Broad to Kallis, no run, bit of nip and extra bounce from outside off stump, Kallis looked uncomfortable but played it well into the covers

42.5

Broad to Kallis, no run, good leave, outside off and he would have been temped to play, but opts to leave and it goes through to Prior

42.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, fuller and Kallis gets nicely forward to defend. He has a massive job to do here. While Boucher is there he can carry on batting at his natural pace, but if he has to nurse the tail through, he could have to expand his strokeplay.

End of over 43 (maiden) South Africa 131/5
JH Kallis    40* (87b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    11-5-29-0
MV Boucher    3* (2b)      GP Swann    8-0-29-2

Well, with all this action I need to catch my breath. So here is Andrew Miller. Thanks Sahil. Well, this is all too exciting, not least for Scotscricketlassie: "I have ironing to do, and Sunday lunch cooking, but find this so gripping," she says. "I am in danger of neglecting my domestic duties. Please give us some more boring play." Coming right up

43.1

Swann to Boucher, no run, round the wicket, and attacking that right-hander's edge

43.2

Swann to Boucher, no run, pushed out to the off side

43.3

Swann to Boucher, no run, beautiful flighted delivery, looped onto a good length and defended with a straight bat

43.4

Swann to Boucher, no run, flicked out to square leg

43.5

Swann to Boucher, no run, pushed out to the covers, with bat some distance from pad

43.6

Swann to Boucher, no run, straightens on the line of middle, and defended. Very probing over

End of over 44 (maiden) South Africa 131/5
MV Boucher    3* (8b)      GP Swann    9-1-29-2
JH Kallis    40* (87b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    11-5-29-0

44.1

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, half a stride forward and defended on off stump

44.2

Broad to Boucher, no run, lifter on off stump, fended into the gully

44.3

Broad to Boucher, no run, good leave, just outside off stump

44.4

Broad to Boucher, no run, pushed out to point with an open face

44.5

Broad to Boucher, no run, a very deliberate stride, but no stroke as the ball fizzes by

44.6

Broad to Boucher, FOUR, on the toes, and Boucher helps that gratefully through square leg. A rare freebie in a fine spell

End of over 45 (5 runs) South Africa 136/5
MV Boucher    7* (13b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    12-5-34-0
JH Kallis    41* (88b 6x4)      GP Swann    9-1-29-2

45.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, half-forward and solidly blocked on off stump

45.2

Swann to Kallis, 2 runs, back of a length, and stops in the pitch as Kallis waits to nurdle off the hip. Good running brings two to fine leg

45.3

Swann to Kallis, no run, skids on from a fuller length. Collected at short leg

45.4

Swann to Kallis, no run, back and across, and blocked outside off

45.5

Swann to Kallis, 2 runs, too straight, nurdled off the hip once more

45.6

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, worked square, excellent manipulation in that over, and he grinds onwards and upwards

The almost excellently named Raj Datta has a good observation: "All of the SA batters seem to use their bat almost every ball (instead of stretching fwd and using pad) against Swann. They also seem to be unsure of where their off stump is." Surprising deficiencies. Duncan Fletcher is clearly doing a lousy job.

End of over 46 (5 runs) South Africa 141/5
JH Kallis    46* (94b 6x4)      GP Swann    10-1-34-2
MV Boucher    7* (13b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    12-5-34-0

46.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, good line and length

46.2

Broad to Kallis, no run, bouncer, too short to tempt a stroke

46.3

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, ugly lifter from a good length, and Kallis rides the bounce with great skill... that could have gone anywhere. Instead, he keeps it down as his bottom hand takes a blow

46.4

Broad to Boucher, no run

46.5

Broad to Boucher, 1 run, defended into the covers, and a quick scampered single

46.6

Broad to Kallis, no run, propping forward, and defended on a good length

End of over 47 (2 runs) South Africa 143/5
JH Kallis    47* (98b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    13-5-36-0
MV Boucher    8* (15b 1x4)      GP Swann    10-1-34-2

47.1

Swann to Boucher, no run, solidly forward and defended back down the pitch

47.2

Swann to Boucher, no run, drilled back to the bowler, on the bounce

47.3

Swann to Boucher, no run, slightly back of a length, and turned to short leg

47.4

Swann to Boucher, no run, pushed through flatter, Boucher has a swish, but doesn't make contact

47.5

Swann to Boucher, no run, batting up outside off, half an appeal

47.6

Swann to Boucher, FOUR, swished, up and over the infield, and down to the unguarded boundary at cow corner. Safe enough, and South Africa's score mounts

End of over 48 (4 runs) South Africa 147/5
MV Boucher    12* (21b 2x4)      GP Swann    11-1-38-2
JH Kallis    47* (98b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    13-5-36-0

48.1

Broad to Kallis, no run, outside off, no stroke offered this time

48.2

Broad to Kallis, 1 run, short, and pulled firmly through square leg. Fielded on the boundary's edge

48.3

Broad to Boucher, no run, short, and effectively ducked

48.4

Broad to Boucher, no run, more awkward bounce outside off, fended away uneasily

48.5

Broad to Boucher, 2 runs, is that a hint of reverse? Very full and tailing in late. Clipped through midwicket to bring up South Africa's 150

48.6

Broad to Boucher, no run, climbing once again as Boucher is squared up on leg stump

End of over 49 (3 runs) South Africa 150/5
MV Boucher    14* (25b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    14-5-39-0
JH Kallis    48* (100b 6x4)      GP Swann    11-1-38-2

Swann continues round the wicket

49.1

Swann to Kallis, no run, propping forward, bat and pad together

49.2

Swann to Kallis, no run, driven calmly back to the bowler

49.3

Swann to Kallis, no run, pushed back into the crease and defended

49.4

Swann to Kallis, 1 run, on leg stump, worked fine, looking for two to bring up the fifty, but thinks better of it

49.5

Swann to Boucher, no run, solid defence

49.6

Swann to Boucher, 1 run, fully forward, and the ball deflects out to point. Another fine over

"@Raj: I don't think they are actually taking Duncan Fletcher's advice," says Mark Jaspan. "I've been listening to TMS and Duncan Fletcher, who was commenting at the time, said that he felt that the South Africans were trying to get the ball to the leg side using their bodies instead of their hands. This only allows them to play the into the leg side. Preventing strokes into the off side which makes Swann's task a lot easier. This was most prevalent in AB's dismissal. He advanced trying to get to the offside of the ball. This caused him to overbalance spooning the ball in the air for an easy catch." So there. While you ponder that, here's Sahil

End of over 50 (2 runs) South Africa 152/5
MV Boucher    15* (27b 2x4)      GP Swann    12-1-40-2
JH Kallis    49* (104b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    14-5-39-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Andy Flower speaks to the media on the morning after England's escape at Newlands, Cape Town, January 8, 2010

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Ian Bell poses in front of Table Mountain on the morning after his match-saving innings at Newlands, Cape Town, January 8, 2010

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