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Day 5

633dThe Report by David Hopps

Draw ensues after dice with danger

A Headingley Test that had been marked throughout by cautious, disciplined cricket blazed into life with an unexpected England run chase and, ultimately, a draw.

633dFirdose Moonda at Headingley

Drawn but not forgotten

The route to a draw in this Test was not clearly charted, as both teams sought victory as well as a psychological advantage for the rest of the series

633dGeorge Dobell at Headingley

Pietersen threatens England exit

Kevin Pietersen could have played his last game for England after launching an astonishing attack on the ECB and other members of the England dressing room

633dGeorge Dobell and Firdose Moonda at Headingley

Spin mystery and a Broad burst

Plays of the Day from the final day of the second Test between England and South Africa at Headingley

Day 4

633dThe Report by David Hopps

South Africa resist before heavy rain

Perhaps fittingly, in the shadow of the Olympics, this Test looked to be heading towards a draw as heavy rain hit Headingley during the afternoon session

633dGeorge Dobell at Headingley

Selfless Prior remains under the radar

There are other of wicketkeepers in England who are excellent with the gloves, and many also proficient with the bat, but none who combine both disciplines with the ability of England's current gloveman

633dFirdose Moonda at Headingley

Kallis top of SA injury worries

Jacques Kallis, South Africa's premier allrounder, is the team management's main concern for the remainder of the England tour with Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen also carrying knocks.

Day 3

633dThe Report by David Hopps

Thrilling Pietersen ton ignites Test

It was brash, it was brilliant and it came almost out of the blue. Even by his own extreme standards, Kevin Pietersen's 21st Test century was one of his most remarkable

633dFirdose Moonda at Headingley

South Africa's planning given proper test

All South Africa's plans had worked beautifully for first half of the series, but one stunning innings left them searching for answer they couldn't find

633dGeorge Dobell

Time to end Pietersen standoff

England can live without Pietersen, but there should be no doubt that they will be much diminished if they lose him

633dFirdose Moonda at Headingley

Kallis joins Smith on injury list

Graeme Smith, the South Africa captain, will be assessed overnight to determine the seriousness of his knee injury

633dGeorge Dobell and Firdose Moonda at Headingley

KP's record and a tribute to Jimmy

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third day at Headingley as England fought back

Day 2

633dFirdose Moonda at Headingley

Petersen suffers grade one hamstring strain

Alviro Petersen will not field in the Headingley Test but will bat again if required, after sustaining a grade one strain to his right hamstring

633dGeorge Dobell at Headingley

England can still win - Broad

Despite resuming on the third day with a deficit of 371 runs, Stuart Broad has insisted that England can still win the second Test at Leeds

633dGeorge Dobell at Headingley

England face up to awkward truth

Despite putting in a much better showing, it appears England are up against a side that are better than them in discipline, application and skill

633dGeorge Dobell and Firdose Moonda at Headingley

A good day for DRS

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the second day at Headingley

Day 1

633dGeorge Dobell and Firdose Moonda at Headingley

Decisions, drops and dead balls

ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the first day of the second Test at Headingley

633dFirdose Moonda at Headingley

Petersen the rock formed under pressure

Constantly under scrutiny and perceived as a weak link in South Africa's batting line up, Alviro Petersen made his fourth Test century proving his is a steady face among a fashionable order

633dGeorge Dobell at Headingley

Finn's knee sparks Laws debate

The MCC will review the Laws of the game following the incident at Headingley when Steven Finn kept dislodging the bails in his delivery stride


633dFirdose Moonda

Petersen proves himself again

Alviro Petersen removed some of the pressure that had been heaped on him from without by focusing on his own game at Headingley

633dFirdose Moonda

No-ball issues mystify Tahir

Imran Tahir was reflecting on a sudden no-balling problem as he joined the rest of the South Africa squad on a relaxing day at the London Olympics.

633dGeorge Dobell

Muddle management failing Pietersen

England are stronger with Kevin Pietersen in the side but the ongoing sideshow could even threaten his place for the third Test against South Africa

633dFirdose Moonda

Smith focused after paternity dash

Graeme Smith is focused on South Africa's second Test against England despite having left the squad to attend the birth of his first child

633dDavid Hopps

England hope for Headingley magic

Olympic fever has overshadowed the build-up to the second Test but England captain Andrew Strauss will not be distracted from trying to save the series

633dFirdose Moonda

South Africa aim for new script

Graeme Smith believes his side is ready to end the cycle of repeats that has seen them miss out on No. 1 spot in the Test rankings

England 4th innings Partnerships

1st21KP PietersenAN Cook
2nd54AJ StraussAN Cook
3rd15IJL TrottAN Cook
4th16IJL TrottMJ Prior
5th24IR BellIJL Trott