Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    26.5 got him! And the England captain goes. Huge wicket for the tourists, Strauss trying to sweep and getting a big top edge to square leg. It was always going to be dangerous with the bounce Tahir was getting but Strauss thought he had to try and get after Tahir and perished trying to be positive 67/4
    1.2 gone! Early strike for South Africa. Lovely delivery from Philander which nips away late from Cook and takes the outside edge. He didn't do much wrong, played the line and was beaten by a quality delivery 2/1
    10.2 gone! Steyn strikes. Trott falls in similar fashion to the first innings as he feels outside off stump against one that moves away a little 32/2
    17.3 gone! What a blow. Pietersen cleaned up by Morkel, reward for some top-quality fast bowling. Pietersen caught a little on the back foot and basically missed a straight ball, but the short stuff kept him hanging back in the crease 57/3
    82.2 caught at slip! And Steyn has taken two balls to strike with the new ball, taken by Kallis at second slip. Bell probably should have left it but decided to try and guide it away but the extra pace of the new ball means the guided stroke went straight to Kallis who claimed a very easy chance. Poor stroke from Bell but after all that great work, England cannot be disappointed with his effort today, another marvellous rearguard action 210/7
    44.4 gone! Five to go for South Africa. Bopara drags on a short wide ball outside off stump, he went to play it through the off side but it takes a bottom edge into middle stump 117/5
    76.6 sweeps, nicks it and caught at first slip! For a moment it looked as if Prior would hang around - Asad Rauf seemed to be smiling, waiting - then the batsman shook his head and walked. Prior just couldn't curb those attacking instincts, went at one that spun and bounced, with Jacques Kallis clinging on above his head 203/6
    not out
    84.1 short and down leg side, loud appeal but not out given, it's reviewed straight away, and the initial replay suggests glove, there is a noise, Hot Spot is inconclusive, is there enough evidence to overturn Asad Rauf? Apparently so and Broad is gone. He did look guilty, South Africa were convinced, the noises matched up and the glove was away from the body so the noise was surely glove, even if Hot Spot couldn't prove it 210/8
    86.5 caught in the covers and Steyn has five! What a performance with this new ball. Nothing special about this really, a length ball that Swann, not getting forward well enough, has chipped to cover, very simply chance for the fielder 218/9
    96.6 oh here we go, that's out lbw! Turn and it keeps so low, goes under the bat of Anderson and pins him right smack in front, it's reviewed and in fact only umpires call on hitting him in line but going on to hit middle stump 240/10
    39 (b 11, lb 15, nb 12, w 1)
    240 all out (97 Overs, RR: 2.47, 429 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (AN Cook, 1.2 ov), 2-32 (IJL Trott, 10.2 ov), 3-57 (KP Pietersen, 17.3 ov), 4-67 (AJ Strauss, 26.5 ov), 5-117 (RS Bopara, 44.4 ov), 6-203 (MJ Prior, 76.6 ov), 7-210 (IR Bell, 82.2 ov), 8-210 (SCJ Broad, 84.1 ov), 9-218 (GP Swann, 86.5 ov), 10-240 (JM Anderson, 96.6 ov)
    M Morkel16.004112.5611
    VD Philander19.062911.5201
    DW Steyn21.065652.6600
    Imran Tahir32.076331.9606
    JH Kallis7.012203.1400
    JP Duminy2.01301.5000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 19 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 267/3 (AN Cook 114*, IR Bell 10*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 20 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 86/1 (GC Smith 37*, HM Amla 47*, 37 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 403/2 (HM Amla 183*, JH Kallis 82*, 135 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 102/4 (IR Bell 14*, RS Bopara 15*, 38 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 240 (97 ov) - end of match

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