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173dThe Report by David Hopps

Draw ensues after dice with danger

A Headingley Test that had been marked throughout by cautious, disciplined cricket blazed into life with an unexpected England run chase and, ultimately, a draw.

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Petersen
182(365) 23x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 64 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
34 19 28 6 28 2 4 61
KP Pietersen
149(214) 22x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 41 runs
  • 7x4 - 1x6
1 7 15 10 34 14 19 49

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O16.4
M2
R69
W5
Eco4.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KP Pietersen
O9
M1
R52
W3
Eco5.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Harsha Suresh | Commentator: Alex Winter

END OF OVER:
33 | 4 Runs | ENG: 130/4

  • IJL Trott30 (57b)
  • IR Bell3 (34b)
  • JH Kallis4-2-7-0
  • M Morkel10-4-33-0

But that's it from me. My thanks to Monty and Gnasher for the commentary alongside myself from Headingley. Until Lord's, so long....

Plenty more action to come here on ESPNcricinfo. We. have a T20 between India and Sri Lanka tomorrow at 13.30 GMT so tune in for that and also log on for all the County Championship action, a new round with plenty of games starts tomorrow.

Unfortunately we can't bring you the presentation tonight because of the late finish, coverage isn't available to us. But, as ever, there will be plenty of reaction from both camps. Firdose Moonda will be mulling over South Africa's performance - on the brink of more history, they have maintained their unbeaten run away from home remember. And George Dobell will assess how England can win the third Test and maintain their No. 1 ranking. Already we have the blow by blow account of today's action by David Hopps.

So South Africa remain 1-0 up in the series and go to Lord's needing only a draw to secure the series and go to No. 1 in the world Test rankings. That match takes place in a couple of week's time, and we'll be there as ever to bring you all the coverage from August 16.

And there's the draw with Graeme Smith finally offering his hand. It was his declaration that set up a chase here this evening and England were never really in the chase but in the end did well to have a go to start with and then bat out solidly for the draw.

32.6
0
Kallis to Trott, no run, full and wide, left alone outside off
32.5
4
Kallis to Trott, FOUR runs, full and solidly timed away past cover, really well timed
32.4
0
Kallis to Trott, no run, step across the off stump and blocked into midwicket
32.3
0
Kallis to Trott, no run, bumper down the leg side, poor again
32.2
0
Kallis to Trott, no run, through to the keeper, left outside off
32.1
0
Kallis to Trott, no run, just outside off and blocked coming forward

Smith carrying on...

England 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21KP PietersenAN Cook
2nd54AJ StraussAN Cook
3rd15IJL TrottAN Cook
4th16IJL TrottMJ Prior
5th24IR BellIJL Trott