Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
121(85) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 1 4 1 1 14
PD Collingwood
86(82) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 15 1 0 4 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
O9.3
M1
R48
W5
Eco5.05
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O10.0
M0
R71
W4
Eco7.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Andrew McGlashan has all the thrills and spills from the game in his bulletin and that's it from me and Andrew Miller.

Hope you'll join us for the next game on Sunday at Port Elizabeth, starting at 10am (8am GMT), for what we all hope is a sightly closer contest.

Graeme Smith commends De Villiers for showing responsibility and guiding the team to a big score.

Man of the match today goes to AB De Villiers for his sparking 121 from 85 balls. Reflecting on his innings he says that credit must go to the openers for giving him a good platform.

Strauss commends South Africa for their all-round display but insists England won't get overly worried about their performance today.

Well that is that. South Africa complete a crushing victory by 112 runs and maintain their brilliant record on this ground. The match was as good as sealed with AB de Villiers' brilliant hundred. They will be pleased with the comeback of Morne Morkel and Wayne Parnell, both looked sharp and could figure later in the Test series.

England never really got going with either bat or ball and would have been slightly concerned with Broad's wayward return from injury. Collingwood deserves plaudits for again batting impressively.

41.3
W
Parnell to Anderson, OUT, Parnell collects his fifth wicket to secure career-best figures of 5-48 as Anderson is given out lbw to a swinging full delivery.
41.2
0
Parnell to Anderson, no run, Anderson shapes to punch through the off side but misses
41.1
1
Parnell to Swann, 1 run, Swann is sporting a kind of beard that matches England for shabbiness, and he gently eases this ball to long on for a single

END OF OVER:
41 | 5 Runs | ENG: 241/9

  • GP Swann5 (5b)
  • JM Anderson1 (3b)
  • M Morkel9-1-39-3
  • WD Parnell9-1-47-4

Right, that's enough from me. Here comes Sahil to steer this one to the finish

40.6
1
Morkel to Swann, 1 run, short, struck sweetly enough out to deep cover
40.5
1
Morkel to Anderson, 1 run, ambitious wipe across the line, again no real contact
40.4
0
Morkel to Anderson, no run, attempted slash through the covers, but no real contact

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
121(85) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 1 4 1 1 14
PD Collingwood
86(82) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 15 1 0 4 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
O9.3
M1
R48
W5
Eco5.05
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O10.0
M0
R71
W4
Eco7.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF