Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    58.2 Huge mix up between the batsmen! Smith dropped into the off side, and de Villiers, Pietersen-esque, ran down the wicket at him. Smith started to run, hesitated, turned around and Cook ran in to take the bails off, just beating Smith's dive. 166/4
    2.1 Anderson strikes early! Classic opening wicket, just back of a length, moved a touch away from Prince as he tried to defend off the back foot. It bounced a little more than he expected and ended up fencing, off the shoulder of the bat, to Graeme Swann at third slip. 3/1
    9.4 massive blow! The fullest delivery of the match so far, and arguably of Broad's entire tour, as Amla plants his front foot and doesn't even ponder wasting a review on that one. HawkEye shows that that would have hit middle and leg two-thirds up, and England are on fire 10/2
    55.3 got him! That has come out of nowhere, pushed across him, like so many balls before, but this time it gets the outside edge and goes, slightly gently, to Collingwood at slip! Crucial breakthrough 160/3
    88.2 Broad does the trick! Full length, where all the magic happens, and swinging away a touch outside off, de Villiers goes for an expansive drive but nicks it through to Prior. England really needed that. 269/7
    60.1 gone! This time it's dead straight, swinging back at Duminy from that good length which Onions pursues, no uncertainty from the umpire. Onions really deserves that, he has bowled well all day 170/5
    77.1 well, well, we have a review coming up ... and it's looking good for England ... Swann straightened one from round the wicket, Boucher got in a good stride, but the ball clearly struck pad before bat, and HawkEye suggests it would have hit middle two-thirds of the way up. And that's out! 233/6
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    95.6 well, that you have to say was coming. Morkel was bamboozled for five deliveries, and this one finally pins him in front of off. He calls for the review, but it's a futile gesture. That struck him on the shin, and that is curtains 285/9
    91.5 We have a review, very full and Harris is sweeping rather clumsily, he misses and is rapped him on the pads. Given out but Harris calls for a review. He may think he's hit it but replays don't suggest that. Pitched in line, and hitting, and given out 280/8
    108.3 there it is, the end comes at last, and sadly for Steyn he falls short of his half-century. A short delivery, just straight enough to demand a stroke, and Prior behind the stumps gathers a regulation nick 343/10
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    18 (b 1, lb 17)
    TOTAL
    343 all out (108.3 Overs, RR: 3.16, 474 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (AG Prince, 2.1 ov), 2-10 (HM Amla, 9.4 ov), 3-160 (JH Kallis, 55.3 ov), 4-166 (GC Smith, 58.2 ov), 5-170 (JP Duminy, 60.1 ov), 6-233 (MV Boucher, 77.1 ov), 7-269 (AB de Villiers, 88.2 ov), 8-280 (PL Harris, 91.5 ov), 9-285 (M Morkel, 95.6 ov), 10-343 (DW Steyn, 108.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson23.347523.1900
    G Onions2366212.6900
    SCJ Broad2064422.2000
    GP Swann35311043.1400
    IJL Trott401904.7500
    KP Pietersen20703.5000
    PD Collingwood10808.0000
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    18.4 that's done him this time! The round-the-wicket line, a hint of movement, climbing through the gate and taking out middle stump. No need to review that! 71/1
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    44.86
    92.4 got him this time! Morkel continuing around off stump and Cook finally has a nibble at one, catches the outside edge and goes through to Kallis, who makes no mistake. Ends a fantastic fighting innings 297/4
    27.3 massive wicket, and that will delight South Africa, because it's the irritant Trott. Outside off, cramped for room and forced to play, extra bounce grazed the edge, and Boucher made no mistake! 104/2
    47.3 huge wicket! Pietersen gone and Harris gets his man! Pietersen had looked edgy against Harris all morning, and he went for another expansive sweep shot here, but it was too full and crashed straight into his pad on middle and off stump. Given out, Pietersen entertained thoughts of a referral but correctly decided against it. So Kallis's drop will not cost South Africa 155/3
    113.5 gone! Collingwood's long vigil has ended and he won't make a hundred. Shorter from Duminy, but Collingwood toe-ends his cut shot and Boucher makes no mistake behind the stumps. Good reward for Duminy who has bowled quite nicely here 365/5
    168.2 Bell's gone now, and the end of the innings is nigh. Width from Steyn, swinging further away, and though he rightly chases the ball, he can only get a toe-end through to Boucher 568/9
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    145.5 Duminy's persistence with a wide line outside off pays dividends at last. A bit of grip ensures an under-edge on another aggressive cut, and the ball deflects into the stumps 477/6
    163.5 on a good length, appreciable spin, a regulation edge as Broad props forward, and a looping edge to Jacques Kallis at slip. So, the breakthrough comes, and Duminy has three 536/7
    166.6 and now he's gone. Booming swing again, and Swann can't get decent bat on this one. An attempted flick ends up as a leading edge, and Ashwell Prince gallops in from mid-on to scoop the chance 564/8
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    17 (lb 10, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    574/9d (170 Overs, RR: 3.37, 724 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-71 (AJ Strauss, 18.4 ov), 2-104 (IJL Trott, 27.3 ov), 3-155 (KP Pietersen, 47.3 ov), 4-297 (AN Cook, 92.4 ov), 5-365 (PD Collingwood, 113.5 ov), 6-477 (MJ Prior, 145.5 ov), 7-536 (SCJ Broad, 163.5 ov), 8-564 (GP Swann, 166.6 ov), 9-568 (IR Bell, 168.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn3469422.7600
    M Ntini29411403.9300
    M Morkel3167832.5130
    JH Kallis1414303.0701
    PL Harris38414613.8410
    JP Duminy2418933.7000
  • 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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    TOTAL
    133 all out (50 Overs, RR: 2.66, 215 minutes)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson822413.0000
    G Onions411203.0000
    GP Swann2135452.5700
    SCJ Broad1734342.5200

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

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