• BATSMEN
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    9.2 he's done it again! Swann has made a habit of striking in his first over! Prince hangs in his crease, defending, but he's playing for spin that isn't there, it catches the inside edge and shoots off the pad through to silly point where Bell takes a instinctive one-handed catch 27/1
    21.1 huge appeal, huge wicket, and that's been given! Smith asks for the review, but Swann turned that enough to clip leg stump from round the wicket, and that on-field decision will stand 50/6
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    13.2 beautifully bowled! Floated up outside off stump and spinning in sharply, Amla drives a little loosely, and it bursts through the gate into off stump. Swann leaps for joy! 37/2
    14.2 bowled him! Kallis has done an Ian Bell! Ball comes back at Kallis a fraction but it was way too close to leave and it sends off stump cartwheeling! Massive moment in this match 40/3
    18.3 REVIEW de Villiers is given out, padding up to Broad. The replays show it clipping off stump so that can't be overturned. OUT. Another huge wicket for England, Broad shaping it in and de Villiers shoulders arms and clips his front pad in front of off stump! 44/4
    18.4 Gone again! Broad on fire! Another leave proves suicidal. The ball was shaping away from Duminy who, caught in two minds, correctly opts to shoulder arms, but it flicks the inside edge and cannons into off stump! 44/5
    40.5 short, down the leg-side, and there's a loud thud as the ball passes the glove. Prior takes well down the leg-side, and though the decision is not instantly given, Strauss and his cordon have little doubt. It goes to a review, and that is going to be given out! 108/8
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    33.5 no need for fielders there! Brilliant from Swann, fizzing a fuller, flatter delivery into the pads, and that is utterly plumb 86/7
    48.4 the full ball does the trick, in the softest of ways. Harris was deep in his crease and ended up chipping it slowly to mid on - Broad - who takes the easiest of catches 129/9
    49.6 that's it! Gone! England have won a remarkable victory, Swann has five as Steyn is struck bang in front! 133/10
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    Extras
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    TOTAL
    133 all out (50 Overs, 215 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson8.022413.0000
    G Onions4.011203.0000
    GP Swann21.035452.5700
    SCJ Broad17.034342.5200
    Fall of wickets:1-27 (AG Prince, 9.2 ov), 2-37 (HM Amla, 13.2 ov), 3-40 (JH Kallis, 14.2 ov), 4-44 (AB de Villiers, 18.3 ov), 5-44 (JP Duminy, 18.4 ov), 6-50 (GC Smith, 21.1 ov), 7-86 (M Morkel, 33.5 ov), 8-108 (MV Boucher, 40.5 ov), 9-129 (PL Harris, 48.4 ov), 10-133 (DW Steyn, 49.6 ov)

Close of Play

  • Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 175/5 (AB de Villiers 8*, MV Boucher 1*, 61 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 103/1 (AN Cook 31*, IJL Trott 17*, 26.2 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 1st innings 386/5 (IR Bell 55*, MJ Prior 11*, 123 ov)
  • Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 76/6 (MV Boucher 20*, M Morkel 7*, 32 ov)
  • Wed, 30 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 133 (50 ov) - end of match

Match Notes