• BATSMEN
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    39.3 massive wicket! Harris gets Strauss, it pitched outside off again, Strauss tried to work it into the leg side but only succeeded in inside-edging into his pad and it looped up gently to Amla who grabbed it eagerly. That could be the decisive moment. 107/2
    36.3 the pull shot fails Cook, and that's the breakthrough. Looking to continue his dominant approach, a steepling top-edge, and Boucher steadies himself to claim an easy chance. 101/1
    42
    149
    99
    4
    0
    42.42
    70.3 got him! Steyn strikes! Off stump is flying as a full ball nips back between bat and pad and crashes into the top of off. It looked a loose shot but it was fantastic quick bowling. 160/5
    47.2 got him! Huge wicket and an inspired bowling change from Smith. Full and Pietersen is playing across the ball, strikes him in front and there is no need for a review on that. Steyn gets the main man and England are tottering now! 129/3
    61.6 the leg-slip is instantly into the action! An aggressive sweep from Anderson, as Harris serves up a full-toss. The ball bounces down onto his toe, flicks round the corner, and Ashwell Prince snaffles a blinder, diving one-handed to his right! 153/4
    127.3 well, what have we here! Maybe there is life! Duminy ends Collingwood's epic block with one that is pushed across him, catches the outside edge, and goes through to Kallis at slip. Suddenly this last hour will seem like a day for England! 272/6
    78
    286
    213
    10
    0
    36.61
    138.1 Inspired move! Bell has gone! Oh dear, that is tragedy for Bell. It was outside off he could have left it alone, but had a fiddle at it and it goes through to Smith. 290/9
    129.6 Duminy strikes again! This match is alive! Prior tries to defend, it comes slightly off an inside edge and De Villier's snaffles a low chance. High drama here! 278/7
    137.4 review Harris gets it right this time! Drags his length back, Broad lunges forward again and it raps off the glove and it's given out. Broad reviews, hoping his glove was off the bat. It's not, he's gone and the England a teetering on the brink here 286/8
    not out
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    22
    8
    2
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    125.00
    not out
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    18
    11
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    0
    0.00
    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    296/9 (141 Overs, 606 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Morkel28.095111.8211
    DW Steyn35.0117422.1100
    F de Wet12.052311.9100
    PL Harris40.0148532.1200
    JH Kallis14.042802.0000
    JP Duminy12.033022.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-101 (AN Cook, 36.3 ov), 2-107 (AJ Strauss, 39.3 ov), 3-129 (KP Pietersen, 47.2 ov), 4-153 (JM Anderson, 61.6 ov), 5-160 (IJL Trott, 70.3 ov), 6-272 (PD Collingwood, 127.3 ov), 7-278 (MJ Prior, 129.6 ov), 8-286 (SCJ Broad, 137.4 ov), 9-290 (IR Bell, 138.1 ov)

Close of Play

  • Sun, 3 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 279/6 (JH Kallis 108*, DW Steyn 26*, 83.2 ov)
  • Mon, 4 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 241/7 (MJ Prior 52*, GP Swann 5*, 82 ov)
  • Tue, 5 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 312/2 (GC Smith 162*, JH Kallis 20*, 80 ov)
  • Wed, 6 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 132/3 (IJL Trott 24*, JM Anderson 0*, 51 ov)
  • Thu, 7 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 296/9 (141 ov) - end of match

Match Notes