• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Boucher b Mbhalati
    7
    43
    61
    0
    0
    16.27
    c Ontong b Langeveldt
    50
    72
    112
    10
    0
    69.44
    c †Boucher b Langeveldt
    3
    7
    7
    0
    0
    42.85
    c Puttick b Morkel
    26
    60
    96
    5
    0
    43.33
    lbw b Langeveldt
    0
    3
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    c van Jaarsveld b Langeveldt
    4
    14
    23
    1
    0
    28.57
    c Puttick b Morkel
    41
    57
    89
    9
    0
    71.92
    c †Boucher b Mbhalati
    22
    25
    36
    4
    0
    88.00
    c Puttick b Langeveldt
    17
    35
    44
    3
    0
    48.57
    not out
    31
    30
    42
    5
    0
    103.33
    b Willoughby
    7
    8
    23
    1
    0
    87.50
    Extras
    17 (b 5, lb 4, nb 5, w 3)
    TOTAL
    225 all out (58.1 Overs, RR: 3.86, 272 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (ME Trescothick, 13.5 ov), 2-47 (MA Butcher, 14.6 ov), 3-79 (AJ Strauss, 24.2 ov), 4-79 (GP Thorpe, 24.5 ov), 5-95 (A Flintoff, 30.1 ov), 6-117 (MP Vaughan, 36.2 ov), 7-158 (AF Giles, 43.4 ov), 8-171 (GO Jones, 48.6 ov), 9-191 (MJ Hoggard, 53.1 ov), 10-225 (SJ Harmison, 58.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CM Willoughby10.134013.9310
    NE Mbhalati1425423.8504
    CK Langeveldt1534853.2011
    AC Thomas1134604.1800
    JA Morkel832823.5000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 11 Dec - day 1 - South Africa A 1st innings 133/2 (M van Jaarsveld 58*, AG Prince 7*, 29 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Dec - day 2 - England 2nd innings 154/7 (MP Vaughan 82*, MJ Hoggard 3*, 44 ov)
  • Mon, 13 Dec - day 3 - South Africa A 2nd innings 135/3 (30 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'I'm not about to give up' insists Boucher

    Few players will have taken more satisfaction out of South Africa A's seven-wicket victory over England than Mark Boucher

  • England defeated in tour opener

    It is a measure of the way England have been outplayed by South Africa A at Potchefstroom this week, that not even a spot of divine intervention could prevent them from slumping to an embarrassing seven-wicket defeat shortly after tea on the third

  • Defeat was a 'kick up the arse', says Vaughan

    Michael Vaughan was a concerned England captain in the aftermath of hisside's comprehensive seven-wicket defeat at Potchefstroom, describing the result as a 'kick up the arse'

  • Undercooked England collapse again

    One top-order aberration could be put down to ring-rustiness, but two in a single match smacks of carelessness

  • The virtues of hard work

    Andrew Flintoff, England's best bowler of the day, and a relative successwith the bat as well, was extolling the virtues of hard work and netpractice as he faced the media at Potchefstroom