Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    not out
    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
    24 (b 10, lb 3, nb 11)
    228/9 (96 Overs, RR: 2.37, 432 minutes)
    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)
    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

Close of Play

  • Wed, 16 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 262/4 (JH Kallis 112*, JP Duminy 38*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 17 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 88/1 (AJ Strauss 44*, IJL Trott 18*, 23 ov)
  • Fri, 18 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 9/1 (GC Smith 6*, PL Harris 2*, 4 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 11/1 (AN Cook 4*, JM Anderson 6*, 6 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 228/9 (96 ov) - end of match

Match Notes