Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
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    81.1 got him! Short of a length, Smith goes for a pull but it wasn't short enough and hurried onto him. It skied up to backward point where Pietersen, running in from the deep, took an easy running catch 204/1
    133.6 finally England have a wicket, and the ball which gives them the breakthrough is terrible, Anderson bowls a short and wide one outside off stump, McKenzie chases without moving his feet and nicks it to Ambrose, Anderson is almost laughing at his luck 329/2
    not out
    104
    345
    242
    14
    0
    42.97
    147.5 bowled him!! Out of no where Sidebottom has produced a marvellous yorker, the ball began to slant across the right-hander from over the wicket before bending back in, Kallis couldn't dig it out and the ball crashed into the base of off stump 357/3
    not out
    9
    74
    54
    0
    0
    16.66
    Extras
    22 (b 8, lb 8, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    393/3d (f/o) (167 Overs, RR: 2.35, 686 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-204 (GC Smith, 81.1 ov), 2-329 (ND McKenzie, 133.5 ov), 3-357 (JH Kallis, 147.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MS Panesar60.01511601.9300
    KP Pietersen7.012103.0000
    RJ Sidebottom30.094611.5301
    JM Anderson32.077822.4330
    SCJ Broad26.077803.0020
    PD Collingwood11.043703.3600
    AN Cook1.00101.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 10 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 309/3 (KP Pietersen 104*, IR Bell 75*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 11 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 7/0 (GC Smith 2*, ND McKenzie 5*, 3.2 ov)
  • Sat, 12 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 13/0 (GC Smith 8*, ND McKenzie 1*, 4 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Jul - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 242/1 (ND McKenzie 102*, HM Amla 20*, 96 ov)
  • Mon, 14 Jul - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 393/3d (167 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Let battle commence

    After 19 consecutive fixtures against the lowly New Zealanders, the tempo is about to be cranked up several notches. England and South Africa are among the most consistently thrilling opponents in the modern Test arena - two elite nations that have scrapp