• BATSMEN
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    1.3 my goodness me, what a stunning moment for England, and what a breakthrough. Nothing much of a delivery, swinging gently down the leg side, but Smith tries to help it down to fine leg, doesn't get enough bat on it, and Matt Prior leaps like a rampant salmon to snaffle the first wicket of the series! 1/1
    34.2 wow, he's done it again! Swann has a penchant for early breakthroughs, and that's a cracker. Perfect length, sharp and unexpected turn, and Paul Collingwood coolly accepts his second catch of the innings! 93/3
    20.5 Got him this time! Onions deserved that. Full and Amla is drawn into a firm drive but edges to Collingwood. Good low catch there going to his right 51/2
    96.6 my goodness me, it's a breakthrough! I did not see that coming. Kallis was looking utterly serene, but Anderson found a good length with a hint of extra bounce and a fraction of away movement, and Collingwood at second slip scooped another fine low catch 283/5
    54.3 gone this time! Thrown up and gets the inside edge from de Villiers's defensive stroke and goes straight to Cook at short leg. Bit of turn and extra bounce, classic offspinner's delivery. England really needed that. 159/4
    108.5 Swann does it again! He has a real habit of getting a wicket early in his spell. Nicely flighted, finds a little turn and Duminy, leaning forward with a slightly open face, guides it to Collingwood at slip who makes no mistake 316/6
    134.1 Swann does the trick again. Regulation offspinners wicket. Pitched outside off stump, spun back sharply, caught the inside edge, and it went straight to Cook, who snaffles it gleefully. Unlucky for Boucher to fall one run short of 50 and England continue to stay just in reach of South Africa 377/8
    121.5 he's gone this time! Still feeling the effects of that blow, perhaps, as that was a bit of a flat-footed waft, and a thin low snick to the keeper, who gathers well 341/7
    150.5 oh, and that is out. Floated up outside off stump, Harris wafted, stood firmly in his crease, and inside edged in on to the base of the stumps. 414/9
    153.2 review. Gets well back and is struck plumb in front. de Wet calls for a review, since South Africa have one in the bank, but third umpire confirms the decision. Swann has five, the third time he's managed that in his career. 418/10
    not out
    4
    7
    1
    0
    57.14
    Extras
    22 (b 1, lb 16, w 5)
    TOTAL
    418 all out (153.2 Overs, 640 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson37.0910412.8110
    SCJ Broad32.087412.3120
    G Onions30.058632.8620
    GP Swann45.21011052.4200
    PD Collingwood7.011802.5700
    IJL Trott2.00904.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (GC Smith, 1.3 ov), 2-51 (HM Amla, 20.5 ov), 3-93 (AG Prince, 34.2 ov), 4-159 (AB de Villiers, 54.3 ov), 5-283 (JH Kallis, 96.6 ov), 6-316 (JP Duminy, 108.5 ov), 7-341 (M Morkel, 121.5 ov), 8-377 (MV Boucher, 134.1 ov), 9-414 (PL Harris, 150.5 ov), 10-418 (F de Wet, 153.2 ov)
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    28.6 got him! Excellent length again, and this time it keeps low once more. Strauss was in position but the ball skimmed through at shin height, and demolished the off stump! 98/2
    5.4 there it is! Friedel de Wet has his maiden Test wicket, as Cook pushes at an off-stump delivery, and feathers the thinnest of edges through to Boucher 25/1
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    117
    3
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    23.93
    41.5 oh dear. Trott runs down at Harris and swipes wildly, beaten on the inside edge, looking for turn that wasn't there. 119/3
    54.5 that's the breakthrough, and it's a huge scalp! Back on that probing length from Morkel, and just a hint of nip off the seam. Pietersen couldn't resist any longer, climbed into an expansive drive, and inside-edged onto his off stump! 168/4
    71.6 lovely bowling defeats Collingwood! Flighted, it gripped and actually spun, enough to get the outside edge of Collingwood's defensive shot and it went low to Kallis who makes no mistake 221/7
    59.5 oh my goodness me, that is hideous! Shades of Adam Hollioake in 1997 as Bell shoulders arms to a straight delivery, and has all three stumps demolished! 189/5
    69.6 oh dear oh dear. Prior goes for an expansive sweep, and Harris finds some extra bounce, it catches the top edge and loops down to de Wet, the only man deep on the leg side, at fine leg. England in all sorts of trouble here and Harris has been the destroyer. 211/6
    78.5 oh close lbw appeal. Good length ball beat the bat and rapped Broad on the pads. Finally they ask for a review and it looks very close on replay, and he's given. 242/8
    103.6 Ah, it's all over now. Swann attempts a big sweep but picks out deep square leg to give Harris a well-deserved fifth wicket. Swann shakes Harris's hand, in a gesture of finger-spinning solidarity. 356/10
    102.1 well, what's happened here? Anderson miscued an attempted forcing shot off the back foot, and it's looped to cover. For some reason there is a referral, but the ball carried easily to a diving Morkel. Anderson can go and rest his hand now, but that has been a remarkable partnership. 348/9
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    1
    0
    80.00
    Extras
    33 (b 8, lb 8, nb 12, w 5)
    TOTAL
    356 all out (104 Overs, 472 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Ntini23.047823.3900
    F de Wet20.037213.6016
    M Morkel21.006012.8506
    PL Harris37.01012353.3200
    JP Duminy3.00712.3300
    Fall of wickets:1-25 (AN Cook, 5.4 ov), 2-98 (AJ Strauss, 28.6 ov), 3-119 (IJL Trott, 41.5 ov), 4-168 (KP Pietersen, 54.5 ov), 5-189 (IR Bell, 59.5 ov), 6-211 (MJ Prior, 69.6 ov), 7-221 (PD Collingwood, 71.6 ov), 8-242 (SCJ Broad, 78.5 ov), 9-348 (JM Anderson, 102.1 ov), 10-356 (GP Swann, 103.6 ov)
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    0.6 gone! Fullish on off stump, shaping back at Prince, and it catches the inside edge on to off stump. Great start for England 2/1
    11.2 that is a severely important wicket for England, and once again, it's that low bounce that does the trick. Onions uses the over-the-wicket line to drag Smith forward, but the ball doesn't get up, and burrows into his middle-and-off stumps via a thin inside-edge! 34/3
    6.5 got him! Not sure how because that was angling safely down the leg side, but his leg stump has been knocked back. In fact, it's clipped the underside of his thighpad, and deflected improbably back into his wicket. 20/2
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    213
    10
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    46.94
    81.5 there's the shooter! And that will not please Andrew Strauss in the slightest, given that he - in all likelihood - will have to bat before the day is done. There's no way to combat that, as the off stump is demolished at bootlace height. The hard new ball hits a crack, skids through, and a fine innings is over 266/7
    21.3 big moment in this game! Broad digs one in, Kallis rocks back and tries to break the shackles with an expansive pull shot, but it comes off the top edge and flies down to Alastair Cook at deep square-leg, who takes a well judged catch. 46/4
    55.4 and that's gone! Broad was probing away, trying to contrive something, and a fullish delivery stops on the wicket a touch, and de Villiers drives a fraction in the air, where Bell takes an excellent diving catch at short extra cover. 165/5
    63.5 big appeal, given out, and it's gone to review. Swinging back a fraction into Duminy and strikes him in front, it looks very close. Replays show it clipping the top of the stumps. Duminy thought he could have inside-edged it, but there is no clear evidence to suggest he did. Third umpire rules in favour of England, and Duminy has gone. 191/6
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    73
    9
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    86.30
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    22
    13
    4
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    169.23
    Extras
    14 (lb 10, w 4)
    TOTAL
    301/7d (85.5 Overs, 368 minutes)
    Did not bat: M Ntini, F de Wet
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson20.517343.5000
    G Onions16.035013.1200
    SCJ Broad16.055823.6220
    GP Swann27.039103.3700
    PD Collingwood6.011903.1600
    Fall of wickets:1-2 (AG Prince, 0.6 ov), 2-20 (PL Harris, 6.5 ov), 3-34 (GC Smith, 11.2 ov), 4-46 (JH Kallis, 21.3 ov), 5-165 (AB de Villiers, 55.4 ov), 6-191 (JP Duminy, 63.5 ov), 7-266 (HM Amla, 81.5 ov)
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    1.2 got him! Huge wicket for South Africa and a massive moment in this Test. Morkel from around the wicket, lands one just back of a length, and it leaves Strauss slightly, catching a faint edge on the way through an ecstatic Boucher. 5/1
    18.2 there's the breakthrough! Cook tries to get outside off and work the ball to leg, but there's a bit of turn to take the glove, lob off the pad flap, and into the stretching right hand of Graeme Smith at leg slip! 27/3
    8.1 de Wet strikes! A short ball, outside leg stump, seemingly innocuous. But it climbs into the glove as Anderson attempts a leg-glance, and Boucher claims a simple strangle! 16/2
    81.4 stunner! Great catch from AB de Villiers, a shortish ball leapt off a length and flew off the shoulder of Trott's bat to third slip, where de Villiers dived back and to his left, to claim a brilliant one-handed catch. 205/5
    61.5 that is an extraordinary misjudgment from Pietersen! A tap into the covers, a head-down sprint to the other end, and Trott just stands there in bemusement. He never took so much as a step out of his crease! 172/4
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    99
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    85.2 Bell has gone! South Africa still in with a chance. Bell just needed to bat out the overs but has a just hung his bat outside off stump and it's found the edge on the way through to a diving Boucher. 10.4 overs left, game on! 207/6
    87.5 great bowling and South Africa are right in this! On off stump and it climbed at Prior who just followed the ball a tad, and it found the edge, where Boucher took the catch. 208/7
    88.4 flighted, caught the edge outside off stump, and clearly gone. 209/8
    92.5 replays show it was crashing into leg stump and Swann has gone. Vital strike and huge disappointment for Swann, who has done so much for England in this Test. 218/9
    not out
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    12
    0
    0
    8.33
    Extras
    24 (b 10, lb 3, nb 11)
    TOTAL
    228/9 (96 Overs, 432 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Ntini18.074102.2701
    M Morkel18.034622.5507
    PL Harris26.0115121.9600
    F de Wet23.085542.3903
    JP Duminy8.021702.1200
    JH Kallis3.01501.6600
    Fall of wickets:1-5 (AJ Strauss, 1.2 ov), 2-16 (JM Anderson, 8.1 ov), 3-27 (AN Cook, 18.2 ov), 4-172 (KP Pietersen, 61.5 ov), 5-205 (IJL Trott, 81.4 ov), 6-207 (IR Bell, 85.2 ov), 7-208 (MJ Prior, 87.5 ov), 8-209 (SCJ Broad, 88.4 ov), 9-218 (GP Swann, 92.5 ov)

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