Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
199(336) 20x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 2 0 1 3 0
AG Prince
101(183) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 5 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MS Panesar
O26.0
M4
R74
W4
Eco2.84
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O32.0
M7
R78
W2
Eco2.43
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
167 | 1 Run | SA: 393/3

  • HM Amla104 (242b)
  • AG Prince9 (54b)
  • AN Cook1-0-1-0
  • KP Pietersen7-1-21-0

Stumps 4.50 pm: It is stumps for real this time. The players, led by Amla, troop off. South Africa have batted fabulously on a flat pitch to survive two days and draw this Test. Amla remains unbeaten on 104, following centuries from Smith and McKenzie. Panesar toiled for 60 overs without a wicket in the second innings. England used six new-ball bowlers in this Test.

Shame it had to end this way really. The players appeared to think the game was over when the light was offered but then the sun came out once again and we had two overs - from KP and Cook, who made his bowling debut in Tests - before both captains decided to call it off.

When the day began, however, it was filled with promise. England needed nine wickets but they were unable to break a succession of determined and patient South African batsman. This is the sixth consecutive draw at Lord's.

Ian Bell is the Man of the Match for his 199 in the first innings.

That's it from us at Cricinfo today. On behalf of all the commentators during this Test - Gnasher, Will, Jenny and Jamie - this is George Binoy signing off . See you for the second Test, which begins on Friday at Headingley. Cheers.

166.6
0
Cook to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot
166.5
0
Cook to Amla, no run, was that the arm ball? It may have been one that just didn't spin, defended on the back foot
166.4
1
Cook to Prince, 1 run, played off the pads towards square leg
166.3
0
Cook to Prince, no run, that was the slower ball, 46mph, Prince lets it go
166.2
0
Cook to Prince, no run, wide outside off stump left alone
166.1
0
Cook to Prince, no run, pushed towards cover

Cook's bowling, his first ball in Test cricket. He bowls off spin by the way.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
199(336) 20x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 2 0 1 3 0
AG Prince
101(183) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 5 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MS Panesar
O26.0
M4
R74
W4
Eco2.84
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O32.0
M7
R78
W2
Eco2.43
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
  • Let battle commence

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