12.3 Review: much fuller ball, and this nips off the seam and thuds into Strauss' pads. Massive appeal for lbw. Was there an inside edge? He was given out by Tony Hill... and after some deliberation that is given out and that's Wayne Parnell's first wicket in Test cricket 48/3
    3.4 Morkel strikes! South Africa breakthrough early! On the off stump channel, moving away with the angle, a touch of extra bounce and it finds the outside edge of Cook's defensive shot and flies through to Smith at slip who gobbles it up gleefully 6/1
    6.1 Gone! Got him! You always felt Steyn could be lethal against the right handers, Trott had not settled but what could he do with this. Full, snaking away at the last moment, flies off the outside edge from a defensive shot to third slip 21/2
    22.4 there's the breakthrough! A push across Pietersen's bows, a wild swish to a ball that keeps going towards the slips, and a faint nick through to Boucher! 84/4
    39.1 got him straight away! Horrid delivery, dragged down, Collingwood tried to hoik it out the Wanderers but didn't quite time it and found Morkel at deep square 154/9
    29.3 this time he's gone. Another fine delivery from Morkel. Superb line, excellent bounce, a regulation edge at head height to second slip 103/5
    29.5 well, that was even briefer than anyone could have imagined! A short ball outside off, a loose swish, a steepling top-edge, and Smith back-pedals to cling onto the catch 103/6
    31.3 Review. Broad given not out to one that arrowed down the leg side. Instant review and looks like it clipped the glove. There was a big, dare I say it, sound Even Harper could get this right, surely. Yes, he's gone. Broad hangs around for a while and drags himself off. Wheels are off for England now. 104/7
    35.5 gone this time! Full and swinging, Swann aims to block but the late away swing finds the edge and it goes straight through to De Villiers at slip. Almost all over now! 134/8
    42.5 Gone, got him! South Africa win the Test and level the series! Sidebottom tried to heave this through the leg side but misses and it crashes into the stumps. South Africa win by an innings and 74 runs. 169/10
    not out
    13 (lb 6, nb 6, w 1)
    169 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 3.94, 213 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (AN Cook, 3.4 ov), 2-21 (IJL Trott, 6.1 ov), 3-48 (AJ Strauss, 12.3 ov), 4-84 (KP Pietersen, 22.4 ov), 5-103 (IR Bell, 29.3 ov), 6-103 (MJ Prior, 29.5 ov), 7-104 (SCJ Broad, 31.3 ov), 8-134 (GP Swann, 35.5 ov), 9-154 (PD Collingwood, 39.1 ov), 10-169 (RJ Sidebottom, 42.5 ov)
    DW Steyn14.016424.5702
    M Morkel16.055943.6813
    WD Parnell8.011722.1200
    R McLaren3.011304.3301
    JP Duminy1.501025.4500

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Series result

4-match series drawn 1-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

14,15,16,17 January 2010 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 14 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 29/0 (GC Smith 12*, AG Prince 15*, 12 ov)
  • Fri, 15 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 215/2 (HM Amla 73*, JH Kallis 7*, 63.2 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 48/3 (KP Pietersen 9*, PD Collingwood 0*, 13.2 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 169 (42.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes