• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    73
    77
    11
    1
    94.80
    24.2 Trapped in front by a quicker one. It was pushed through quicker, landed around middle and moved towards middle and leg, Bell goes back, sees the pace, is alarmed, tries to bring his bat down in a hurry but goes across the line, misses and is caught right in front. Simon Taufel reckons, rightly, it would have hit the leg stump 144/2
    15.2 Albie gets the breakthrough. A fast and high bouncer, Prior is late on the pull and edges it towards short cover. Gibbs comes rushing in to take the catch and dives post the event. 101/1
    23
    37
    3
    0
    62.16
    25.1 and he's bowled him! A thick inside edge by Shah, coming forward to a straight delivery, and he was a little late on it 146/3
    27.2 KP is gone. It landed outside off stump on a length and came in, KP thrust his front foot and tried to whip it across the line, missed and was struck on the back leg just about on the line on the off stump. SA have come back well after the roaring start made by Bell and Prior 155/4
    not out
    78
    77
    9
    1
    101.29
    34.2 The wickets continue to fall. It spun in towards the middle and leg line, Collingwood tried to work it to the on side for a single and must have got a itsy bitsy teeny weeny edge on to the pad and it popped up to Boucher. Taufel has no doubt. 182/5
    31
    33
    3
    0
    93.93
    45.3 If you miss, I hit, as Holding says. Patel moved outside leg stump and tried to drive inside-out over covers but missed. The off stump has been pegged back. 31 from 33 and he will take that. 256/6
    49.5 Wright falls after a breezy 17. He went for the across-the-line slog but ended up sending a dolly of a catch to midwicket. 295/7
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    22 (lb 3, nb 3, w 16)
    TOTAL
    296/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.92)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn10.006716.70309110
    M Ntini9.016817.553110222
    M Morkel10.015105.10366031
    JA Morkel5.003016.00192050
    J Botha9.003523.88241000
    JH Kallis7.004226.00226000
    Fall of wickets:1-101 (MJ Prior, 15.2 ov), 2-144 (IR Bell, 24.2 ov), 3-146 (OA Shah, 25.1 ov), 4-155 (KP Pietersen, 27.2 ov), 5-182 (PD Collingwood, 34.2 ov), 6-256 (SR Patel, 45.3 ov), 7-295 (LJ Wright, 49.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    15.4 Amla walks. This time to the pavilion. It was a back-of-length delivery in the off stump zone and Amla stayed adjacent to the line and tried to force it on the up through the off side but got a thin inside edge and Prior took a tumbling catch. 67/2
    6.3 The trap is set and he falls for it. Shah was placed at short cover point and guess what happened? Anderson got it to kick it up from short of length, Gibbs went back and punched it in the air and straight to Shah who swallows it. 19/1
    18.2 Kallis' misery ends. It was banged in short and outside off stump and Kallis went for the pull - again too late on it - and top edged it over midwicket. Samit Patel rushed back to take a good catch over his shoulder. 77/3
    20.5 Suicidal run and de Villiers is run out. It was turned towards long leg and he turned blind for the second run that was never there. Harmison with the accurate throw and Prior breaks the stumps with de Villiers no where in sight. SA are tottering on the edge here. 82/4
    33.5 Wicket no 7. Flintoff's round-the-stumps angle works. It drifted in, landed on a length and shaped away, Duminy was sucked into the drive but could only edge it to Prior 142/7
    28.6 Boucher perishes, going for the quick runs. He moved outside leg stump pretty early and Patel slid in the arm ball on the leg stump line. Boucher went for the cut but missed it completely. South Africa continue to free fall 114/5
    32.4 what a comeback. Albie leaned forward to drive, Patel got the ball to dip and it turned in from the rough. Albie's push-drive took the ball to the right of Patel who took it inches of the turf. He just about managed to cup his palm under the ball. Very good catch. A smiling Pietersen had signalled him to calm down after that six. 134/6
    17
    31
    1
    0
    54.83
    42.1 Patel takes another one with the arm ball. It skid on towards the leg stump, Botha was cramped for room, tried to swat it away, got the edge and the ball ricocheted of the left leg on to the leg stump 170/9
    38.4 After firing the previous one, he flights this one outside off, Morne goes for the big lofted drive, gets more elevation than distance and gravity drags it down to long-on 160/8
    not out
    5
    12
    0
    0
    41.66
    42.4 England have won the series. Five-for for Samit Patel. It landed outside off stump and turned ever so slightly, Ntini went for the cut but ended up edging it. 170/10
    Extras
    10 (b 5, lb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    170 all out (42.4 Overs, RR: 3.98)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson7.001712.42291000
    SCJ Broad6.012804.66233000
    SJ Harmison9.012813.11373000
    A Flintoff7.003324.71223010
    SR Patel9.424154.24362200
    PD Collingwood4.001403.50100000
    Fall of wickets:1-19 (HH Gibbs, 6.3 ov), 2-67 (HM Amla, 15.4 ov), 3-77 (JH Kallis, 18.2 ov), 4-82 (AB de Villiers, 20.5 ov), 5-114 (MV Boucher, 28.6 ov), 6-134 (JA Morkel, 32.4 ov), 7-142 (JP Duminy, 33.5 ov), 8-160 (M Morkel, 38.4 ov), 9-170 (J Botha, 42.1 ov), 10-170 (M Ntini, 42.4 ov)

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