Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    38.1 Strauss has to go, clever field placement from Smith, flighted on middle and off, he gets forward to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads and travels to Smith at leg slip 147/3
    67
    133
    106
    12
    0
    63.20
    31.2 fuller but not a half-volley, drawing Cook into the shot, going away with the angle, and Cook manages to edge it to first slip... what a contrast from the authoritative pull off the first ball. Will there be a big twist now? 123/1
    4
    25
    19
    1
    0
    21.05
    37.5 Bell shuffles a little too far across his stumps and heard the dreaded death rattle, the angle is down the leg side and he tries to nudge it down to fine leg, he's beaten for pace and his leg stump is flattened 147/2
    48.4 Pietesen fails to see his side through, the angle from round the wicket works for Harris, Pietersen stays on the back foot and tries to tuck it away to the on side, he gets an inside edge onto his pads and McKenzie takes an easy catch at forward short leg, Pietersen smiles as he walks off 182/4
    not out
    25
    57
    50
    3
    0
    50.00
    not out
    11
    15
    14
    1
    1
    78.57
    Extras
    20 (b 6, lb 7, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    198/4 (52.5 Overs, RR: 3.74, 221 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-123 (AN Cook, 31.2 ov), 2-147 (IR Bell, 37.5 ov), 3-147 (AJ Strauss, 38.1 ov), 4-182 (KP Pietersen, 48.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Morkel13.024303.3015
    M Ntini14.045523.9201
    PL Harris19.555622.8200
    A Nel5.002104.2000
    JH Kallis1.0010010.0000

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa won the 4-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

7,8,9,10,11 August 2008 (5-day match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 7 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 49/1 (AN Cook 20*, IR Bell 22*, 17 ov)
  • Fri, 8 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 37/1 (ND McKenzie 9*, HM Amla 26*, 9 ov)
  • Sat, 9 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 110/2 (HM Amla 71*, JH Kallis 2*, 26.5 ov)
  • Sun, 10 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 0/0 (AJ Strauss 0*, AN Cook 0*, 1.2 ov)
  • Mon, 11 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 198/4 (52.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes