• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    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
    not out
    30
    92
    57
    3
    0
    52.63
    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
    3
    61
    34
    0
    0
    8.82
    Extras
    10 (lb 8, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    130/4 (33 Overs, 154 minutes)
    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)
    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

Close of Play

  • Thu, 2 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 262/5 (AN Petersen 124*, JA Rudolph 1*, 87 ov)
  • Fri, 3 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 48/0 (AJ Strauss 19*, AN Cook 20*, 18 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 351/5 (KP Pietersen 149*, MJ Prior 20*, 105 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 39/0 (JA Rudolph 21*, GC Smith 17*, 17 ov)
  • Mon, 6 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 130/4 (33 ov) - end of match

Match Notes