Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
47(61) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 13 1 0 4 3 1
PD Collingwood
71(88) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
8 0 1 1 1 6 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O29.0
M4
R83
W3
Eco2.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O13.5
M1
R51
W5
Eco3.68
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well, that, as they say in the classics, is that. A cracking series comes to a close, thanks for all your emails, I hope you enjoyed the coverage and will join me, Sahil Dutta, Andrew Miller, and Liam Brickhill next time.

Smith looks delighted, as well he might, and says "we could easily be standing here 3-1 up, but you have to give credit to England". After a competitive series he says the two sides will share a beer later. Smith commends the pitch, which has been superb and then offers an emotional tribute to his great mate Mark Boucher.

Andrew Strauss says: "You have to give credit to Graeme and he team, from the very first ball they haven't given us a sniff." He describes it as a "bitter end but not all doom and gloom". Strauss says he was frustrated with the review system but more frustrated with his team's batting.

The man of the match rather fittingly goes to two men - Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Steyn says that Morkel has stepped into Ntini's shoes and Morkel thinks his hard work has paid off. It has.

The man of the series is another shared award, which makes sense for a shared series I guess - Graeme Swann and Mark Boucher. Swann describes it as a sour taste after England "failed to turn up for this Test and were hammered".

Ian Bishop leads the presentation and awards Jacques Kallis with a fridge for his 150th catch, Ashwell Prince, rather embarrassingly for him after a quiet series, wins a similar prize as does Mark Boucher for his 5000th run.

Andrew Miller has his final bulletin of the tour, which is well worth a read. Fear not, you can still read his regular musings via his Twitter page, and as ever there is the Facebook page.

"How fitting that this riveting series was separated by 16 runs. Two draws, England win one by an innings and 90 runs, South Africa win the other by an innings and 74 runs. I only wish there was a 5th, I'm sad its all over!" says Alastor.

South Africa have absolutely routed England here. They finally got their team selection right and on a proper, sporting Test pitch, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel twice destroyed England. It has been a wonderful, fluctuating series that ends level, which means South Africa retain the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy. England have been blown away this match, South Africa's potent new-ball pair and Graeme Smith's hundred meant there was barely a contest here at the Wanderers.

42.5
W
Duminy to Sidebottom, OUT, Gone, got him! South Africa win the Test and level the series! Sidebottom tried to heave this through the leg side but misses and it crashes into the stumps. South Africa win by an innings and 74 runs.
42.4
0
Duminy to Sidebottom, no run, forward and defending
42.3
4
Duminy to Sidebottom, FOUR runs, Sidebottom looking a bit like Clayton Lambert, crabs up the wicket and bunts Duminy through mid on for four
42.2
0
Duminy to Sidebottom, no run, outside off stump and left alone
42.1
4
Duminy to Sidebottom, FOUR runs, horror-ball, very short, and Sidebottom shovels it nicely to the midwicket boundary

Duminy for the final over before lunch.

END OF OVER:
42 | 2 Runs | ENG: 161/9

  • JM Anderson1 (11b)
  • RJ Sidebottom7 (12b)
  • DW Steyn14-1-64-2
  • M Morkel16-5-59-4
41.6
0
Steyn to Anderson, no run, fuller this time and Anderson, understandably, is pinned to the crease. Somehow he keeps it out

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
47(61) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 13 1 0 4 3 1
PD Collingwood
71(88) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
8 0 1 1 1 6 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O29.0
M4
R83
W3
Eco2.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O13.5
M1
R51
W5
Eco3.68
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF