Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    not out
    17.3 complete misjudgment from McKenzie! Flintoff fires in a yorker, McKenzie somehow fails to pick it and doesn't offer a shot, the ball swings in in the air and hits the boot, umpire Steve Davis gives him out. Hawkeye reckons that would have clipped the offstump. If you don't offer a stroke you're generally in big trouble. This reminds me of Chris Read getting out to Cairns at Lord's in 1999 65/1
    22.6 Monty was absolutely certain about this and so was Aleem Dar! He bowls the arm ball on middle stump line, Amla misreads it and goes on the backfoot, the ball skids through, replays showed that the ball may have just sailed over the stumps, that looked a little wrong to the naked eye but England will take it 78/2
    25.5 another batsman fails to sight the ball properly! This is very dramatic stuff, folks. Flintoff dishes out a full toss and the ball comes into Kallis, he decides to leave the ball but is struck flush on the left thigh in front of middle stump, umpire Steve Davis gives him out. Kallis is absolutely fuming, Mickey Arthur too vents his frustration at the pavilion. There has to be some issue with the sightscreen here 83/3
    29.2 the top order's coming apart here and Smith can only watch, Anderson angles it across the left hander, Prince prods forwards half heartedly and gets a thin edge to Ambrose, unlike the three early wickets this was certain, no doubt whatsoever 93/4
    52.4 now has the tide turned yet? Panesar pitches it outside off and gets it to turn, de Villiers follows it and fails to get behind the line and gets an edge to Collingwood at first slip 171/5
    not out
    22 (b 10, lb 8, nb 2, w 2)
    283/5 (80 Overs, RR: 3.53, 341 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (ND McKenzie, 17.3 ov), 2-78 (HM Amla, 22.6 ov), 3-83 (JH Kallis, 25.5 ov), 4-93 (AG Prince, 29.2 ov), 5-171 (AB de Villiers, 52.4 ov)
    RJ Sidebottom10.012602.6000
    JM Anderson13.006014.6120
    MS Panesar33.039122.7502
    A Flintoff20.057223.6000
    KP Pietersen4.001604.0000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 30 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 38/1 (ND McKenzie 12*, PL Harris 10*, 11 ov)
  • Thu, 31 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 256/6 (AG Prince 37*, MV Boucher 11*, 76 ov)
  • Fri, 1 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 297/6 (PD Collingwood 101*, TR Ambrose 19*, 80 ov)
  • Sat, 2 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 283/5 (80 ov) - end of match

Match Notes