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    120.4 gone! Is it? England think it's caught behind. Given not out by Rod Tucker and Strauss reviews straight away. Hot Spot shows a big edge. Clearly out. Petersen is finally dislodged. Another nice delivery from Broad which decked away late as Petersen pushed firmly at it 353/7
    37.2 yes Bresnan can! Flicked to backward square leg! Terrible error from Smith, a full leg stump ball and he's tucked it straight to the fielder, a disaster for Smith and finally England break through after 10 hours and 3 minutes in this series. You have to say it's a wicket largely undeserved from the way England have bowled since lunch 120/1
    40.1 never mind false shots, he's run himself out! Petersen punched Broad through the covers - a misfield had left the bowler fuming - but as the opener trotted back for a comfortable third, Amla hesitated, realised he had to go and was run out by the throw from the boundary! 132/2
    49.5 slashed, edged and Cook has clung on to a blinder! Kallis has largely eschewed playing at balls outside off, this one wasn't quite roomy enough to cut and a top edge squirted low to second slip, where Cook, plunging to his right, managed to cushion the ball into his grasp millimetres above the ground 157/3
    82.6 gone, played on! After ball-upon-ball of solid defensive work, de Villiers is a bit late getting his bat down, leaving a slight gap and cannoning the ball down on to his off stump. England have broken through late on, though another South African has played a part in their dismissal 254/4
    85.1 bowled him, neck and crop! That was a Vanish delivery from Finn and the Steyn is removed! Pitched up slightly, holding its line and clattering into the top of off 259/5
    110.2 Pietersen strikes with his second ball, Rudolph failing to get his foot back over the line! KP got BIG turn (are you watching Swanny) and Rudolph leaned too far out trying to defend. Prior whips off the bails and after the third umpire had a long look at it, he decided that Rudolph hadn't quite managed to get a stud back in the crease 318/6
    not out
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    94
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    0
    51.06
    126.5 England chip away. The short ball works (eventually) as Philander goes for a pull and doesn't keep it down. Not sure he even tried to keep it down and the catch is easily taken at deep square-leg by Bresnan, who gets a big cheer from the Yorkshire crowd 375/8
    136.2 there he goes, lofting to mid-off. Morkel was keen to have a swing but his aerial drive didn't come off the middle and looped tamely to Alastair Cook 414/9
    139.2 that'll do it, Tahir pushing at another regulation corridor botherer, a thick edge flying low to second slip, where Cook bags it. Never mind about Petersen, Cook's caught three! 419/10
    Extras
    11 (b 5, lb 6)
    TOTAL
    419 all out (139.2 Overs, 619 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson33.2106121.8300
    SCJ Broad35.0109632.7400
    ST Finn32.0311823.6800
    TT Bresnan27.049813.6200
    IJL Trott5.01901.8000
    KP Pietersen7.002613.7100
    Fall of wickets:1-120 (GC Smith, 37.2 ov), 2-132 (HM Amla, 40.1 ov), 3-157 (JH Kallis, 49.5 ov), 4-254 (AB de Villiers, 82.6 ov), 5-259 (DW Steyn, 85.1 ov), 6-318 (JA Rudolph, 110.2 ov), 7-353 (AN Petersen, 120.4 ov), 8-375 (VD Philander, 126.5 ov), 9-414 (M Morkel, 136.2 ov), 10-419 (Imran Tahir, 139.2 ov)
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    34.4 caught behind! Strauss couldn't leave that! Steyn pitches on a good length closer to the left-hander from round the wicket and slants the ball in towards off stump. Bounces quite a bit as well. Strauss has been able to let previous deliveries go but he must play this one. He pokes at it from the crease and nicks to de Villiers 85/2
    25.3 gone! Given lbw, but Cook reviews. This looks very good. He didn't nick it, not going over, pitched in line and it's hitting middle stump half way up. Wasted review. Always looked plumb. Was the perfect delivery from Philander, full and just shaping back into Cook who was caught on the crease. 65/1
    51.3 gone! Another loose shot from an England batsman. No footwork as he goes to play the cut and the edge flies quickly, and low, to Smith at first slip. That was pretty horrid from Trott. Another stand is broken just as it starts to develop. 142/3
    105.2 gone! What a start to the day. Perfect for South Africa. Full, nipped into Pietersen and that's as plumb as you'll see. He was caught in the crease early on but an excellent delivery by Morkel. 351/6
    61.2 another goes! My goodness this is shocking from England. Was a full, tempting delivery from Kallis which Bell obligingly chased with a flat-foot drive and edged to first slip. Smith, who took the catch, will think it's Christmas time. 173/4
    95.3 bowled him! Taylor's fine resistance on debut comes to an end. He wasn't forward to the full length ball around off stump and it cannoned into the stumps off the inside edge. Headingley gives him a big ovation, he's played well. 320/5
    126.1 another one for Tahir, Prior trying to crack on and top-edging a sweep all the way out to long leg. It was full and outside the line of leg and a bit of bounce undid the batsman 420/9
    119.6 gone! Breakthrough for South Africa and an edge carries to first slip. Testing length outside off, hint of movement, and Bresnan pushed at it to give Smith a catch by his shin 396/7
    122.6 top-edged and gone, Broad miscuing a swipe to midwicket, where Faf du Plessis takes a tumbling catch. Bit of a ugly shot from Broad, got under the ball rather than through it and England are eight down 407/8
    126.4 that'll do it, bowled 'im! Tahir pushed through a quicker leg break on off and Anderson tried to mow him across the Pennines, only to be castled 425/10
    not out
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    0
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    Extras
    49 (b 7, lb 17, nb 11, w 14)
    TOTAL
    425 all out (126.4 Overs, 570 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Morkel32.099623.0031
    VD Philander30.0107222.4012
    DW Steyn28.0810223.6400
    JH Kallis12.033412.8320
    Imran Tahir23.409233.8808
    JP Duminy1.00505.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-65 (AN Cook, 25.3 ov), 2-85 (AJ Strauss, 34.4 ov), 3-142 (IJL Trott, 51.3 ov), 4-173 (IR Bell, 61.2 ov), 5-320 (JWA Taylor, 95.3 ov), 6-351 (KP Pietersen, 105.2 ov), 7-396 (TT Bresnan, 119.6 ov), 8-407 (SCJ Broad, 122.6 ov), 9-420 (MJ Prior, 126.1 ov), 10-425 (JM Anderson, 126.4 ov)
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    37.2 gets one to turn and given out lbw the finger goes up straight away but they go for a review. This turned and hit the back pad and is plumb! Pietersen gets Rudolph again! Three balls in the match Rudolph has faced against Pietersen and and two wickets! Remarkable. But that was well bowled, tossed up from around the wicket and it turned 120/1
    41.5 on leg stump, Smith drives and the ball bobbles up in the air to be caught by Taylor at short leg. Davis gives it ... and after a bit of thought, Smith reviews. Looks like Smith might have scraped his bat on the ground, with the ball popping up off the pad ... but Asad Rauf decides there isn't enough evidence to overturn the on-field call and Smith has to go 129/2
    51.5 another one falls to KP's wicked spinning arm! This time it comes off a full toss, which Amla bashes straight to extra-cover - he hit that pretty hard and Cook did well to hang on to it. That's Amla's first dismissal by a bowler in the series 182/3
    55.4 full and straight and got him lbw! De Villiers seemed to just miss it. It was right up there and the finger went up very quickly. Straightforward decision and de Villiers seemed to try and whip it away to leg, missed and was in front of leg stump 209/4
    61.5 gloved through to the keeper and got him! Prior takes the catch and Broad has a fourth wicket. It was back of a length, Kallis tried to get out of the way and couldn't, ending up gloving it through to the keeper. Tried to sway out of the way but it grazed the left glove 230/7
    55.5 full and straight and lbw again! Hitting the off stump. Duminy got in a right old tangle with his feet and was trapped in front, like de Villiers, trapped low on the pad, couldn't get the bat in the way in time 209/5
    59.1 Broad again, lbw again! A nip-backer that beat Big Vern's forward push and hit the back pad in line, on first look, with off stump. Simple cricket again from Broad, pretty full and pretty straight but this time he got it to dart back and beat the inside edge 223/6
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    76.19
    66.1 punched back and Anderson plunges at full stretch to his left to pluck a fantastic caught-and-bowled! He might have shelled a few in the slips but he made no mistake there, as Steyn punched a full-length ball back at him 247/8
    67.4 back of a length and this time Morkle perishes, scooping the ball to midwicket - that's a five-for for Broad, who has relegated Pietersen to second in England's bowling stakes 258/9
    Extras
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    258/9d (67.4 Overs, 305 minutes)
    Did not bat: Imran Tahir
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson19.074012.1000
    SCJ Broad16.426954.1410
    ST Finn14.025503.9200
    TT Bresnan9.024004.4400
    KP Pietersen9.015235.7700
    Fall of wickets:1-120 (JA Rudolph, 37.2 ov), 2-129 (GC Smith, 41.5 ov), 3-182 (HM Amla, 51.5 ov), 4-209 (AB de Villiers, 55.4 ov), 5-209 (JP Duminy, 55.5 ov), 6-223 (VD Philander, 59.1 ov), 7-230 (JH Kallis, 61.5 ov), 8-247 (DW Steyn, 66.1 ov), 9-258 (M Morkel, 67.4 ov)
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    3.1 length ball, Pietersen attacks but can't clear mid-on! The sword does for him after a brief flash. He tried to advance on Philander but the shot hit near the splice and looped to the fielder 21/1
    17.4 and the ball change does the trick! Blow for England, Cook playing to leg gets a leading edge to short extra cover. It was on a length and Cook played slightly across it, enough to chip to the fielder, could this be game on for South Africa now perhaps? 90/3
    13.6 out now a full toss is patted back to Duminy for an easy catch. It worked for Pietersen earlier on and now works for Duminy too. A terrible full toss outside off that Strauss gets off the toe of the bat straight back to the bowler, a miserable few seconds of cricket 75/2
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    19.4 back of a length, tucked behind square on the leg side, oh they charge back for two and this could be run out, I think the bat is in the air, and yep Prior is gone what a waste for England and is that the end of the chase now. Prior is seriously unhappy. He was sent back as they tried to turn for two 106/4
    not out
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    8.82
    Extras
    10 (lb 8, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    130/4 (33 Overs, 154 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Morkel10.043303.3000
    VD Philander6.012614.3310
    DW Steyn7.012613.7100
    Imran Tahir4.002005.0001
    JP Duminy2.001015.0000
    JH Kallis4.02701.7500
    Fall of wickets:1-21 (KP Pietersen, 3.1 ov), 2-75 (AJ Strauss, 13.6 ov), 3-90 (AN Cook, 17.4 ov), 4-106 (MJ Prior, 19.4 ov)

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