1st Test, Centurion, December 16 - 20, 2009, England tour of South Africa
418 & 301/7d
(T:364) 356 & 228/9

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
5/110 & 85
South Africa 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
Graeme Smith (c)c †Prior b Broad077000.00
Ashwell Prince c Collingwood b Swann45941556047.87
Hashim Amla c Collingwood b Onions1967882028.35
Jacques Kallis c Collingwood b Anderson12022530616153.33
AB de Villiers c Cook b Swann3266825048.48
Jean-Paul Duminy c Collingwood b Swann561502186137.33
Mark Boucher c Cook b Swann491001566049.00
Morne Morkel c †Prior b Onions1348532027.08
Paul Harris  b Onions38891174042.69
Friedel de Wet lbw b Swann2067783029.85
Makhaya Ntini not out 4791057.14
Extras(b 1, lb 16, w 5)22
TOTAL153.2 Ov (RR: 2.72, 640 Mts)418
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Graeme Smith, 1.3 ov), 2-51 (Hashim Amla, 20.5 ov), 3-93 (Ashwell Prince, 34.2 ov), 4-159 (AB de Villiers, 54.3 ov), 5-283 (Jacques Kallis, 96.6 ov), 6-316 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 108.5 ov), 7-341 (Morne Morkel, 121.5 ov), 8-377 (Mark Boucher, 134.1 ov), 9-414 (Paul Harris, 150.5 ov), 10-418 (Friedel de Wet, 153.2 ov)
James Anderson37910412.8118018010
96.6 to JH Kallis, my goodness me, it's a breakthrough! I did not see that coming. Kallis was looking utterly serene, but Anderson found a good length with a hint of extra bounce and a fraction of away movement, and Collingwood at second slip scooped another fine low catch. 283/5
Stuart Broad3287412.3115710020
1.3 to GC Smith, my goodness me, what a stunning moment for England, and what a breakthrough. Nothing much of a delivery, swinging gently down the leg side, but Smith tries to help it down to fine leg, doesn't get enough bat on it, and Matt Prior leaps like a rampant salmon to snaffle the first wicket of the series!. 1/1
Graham Onions3058632.8613811020
20.5 to HM Amla, Got him this time! Onions deserved that. Full and Amla is drawn into a firm drive but edges to Collingwood. Good low catch there going to his right. 51/2
121.5 to M Morkel, he's gone this time! Still feeling the effects of that blow, perhaps, as that was a bit of a flat-footed waft, and a thin low snick to the keeper, who gathers well. 341/7
150.5 to PL Harris, oh, and that is out. Floated up outside off stump, Harris wafted, stood firmly in his crease, and inside edged in on to the base of the stumps.. 414/9
Graeme Swann45.21011052.422057200
34.2 to AG Prince, wow, he's done it again! Swann has a penchant for early breakthroughs, and that's a cracker. Perfect length, sharp and unexpected turn, and Paul Collingwood coolly accepts his second catch of the innings!. 93/3
54.3 to AB de Villiers, gone this time! Thrown up and gets the inside edge from de Villiers's defensive stroke and goes straight to Cook at short leg. Bit of turn and extra bounce, classic offspinner's delivery. England really needed that.. 159/4
108.5 to JP Duminy, Swann does it again! He has a real habit of getting a wicket early in his spell. Nicely flighted, finds a little turn and Duminy, leaning forward with a slightly open face, guides it to Collingwood at slip who makes no mistake. 316/6
134.1 to MV Boucher, Swann does the trick again. Regulation offspinners wicket. Pitched outside off stump, spun back sharply, caught the inside edge, and it went straight to Cook, who snaffles it gleefully. Unlucky for Boucher to fall one run short of 50 and England continue to stay just in reach of South Africa. 377/8
153.2 to F de Wet, review. Gets well back and is struck plumb in front. de Wet calls for a review, since South Africa have one in the bank, but third umpire confirms the decision. Swann has five, the third time he's managed that in his career.. 418/10
Paul Collingwood711802.57333000
Jonathan Trott20904.5092000
England 1st Innings 
Andrew Strauss (c) b Ntini46871386052.87
Alastair Cook c †Boucher b de Wet1517263088.23
Jonathan Trott  b Harris281171703023.93
Kevin Pietersen  b Morkel40791133150.63
Paul Collingwood c Kallis b Harris50881335156.81
Ian Bell  b Harris516230031.25
Matt Prior c de Wet b Harris434440011.76
Stuart Broad lbw b Duminy1734342050.00
Graeme Swann c Smith b Harris8581139102104.93
James Anderson c Morkel b Ntini29781044137.17
Graham Onions not out 4571080.00
Extras(b 8, lb 8, nb 12, w 5)33
TOTAL104 Ov (RR: 3.42, 472 Mts)356
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Alastair Cook, 5.4 ov), 2-98 (Andrew Strauss, 28.6 ov), 3-119 (Jonathan Trott, 41.5 ov), 4-168 (Kevin Pietersen, 54.5 ov), 5-189 (Ian Bell, 59.5 ov), 6-211 (Matt Prior, 69.6 ov), 7-221 (Paul Collingwood, 71.6 ov), 8-242 (Stuart Broad, 78.5 ov), 9-348 (James Anderson, 102.1 ov), 10-356 (Graeme Swann, 103.6 ov)
Makhaya Ntini2347823.3910511100
28.6 to AJ Strauss, got him! Excellent length again, and this time it keeps low once more. Strauss was in position but the ball skimmed through at shin height, and demolished the off stump!. 98/2
102.1 to JM Anderson, well, what's happened here? Anderson miscued an attempted forcing shot off the back foot, and it's looped to cover. For some reason there is a referral, but the ball carried easily to a diving Morkel. Anderson can go and rest his hand now, but that has been a remarkable partnership.. 348/9
Friedel de Wet2037213.60917016
5.4 to AN Cook, there it is! Friedel de Wet has his maiden Test wicket, as Cook pushes at an off-stump delivery, and feathers the thinnest of edges through to Boucher. 25/1
Morne Morkel2106012.85987006
54.5 to KP Pietersen, that's the breakthrough, and it's a huge scalp! Back on that probing length from Morkel, and just a hint of nip off the seam. Pietersen couldn't resist any longer, climbed into an expansive drive, and inside-edged onto his off stump!. 168/4
Paul Harris371012353.3216612400
41.5 to IJL Trott, oh dear. Trott runs down at Harris and swipes wildly, beaten on the inside edge, looking for turn that wasn't there.. 119/3
59.5 to IR Bell, oh my goodness me, that is hideous! Shades of Adam Hollioake in 1997 as Bell shoulders arms to a straight delivery, and has all three stumps demolished!. 189/5
69.6 to MJ Prior, oh dear oh dear. Prior goes for an expansive sweep, and Harris finds some extra bounce, it catches the top edge and loops down to de Wet, the only man deep on the leg side, at fine leg. England in all sorts of trouble here and Harris has been the destroyer.. 211/6
71.6 to PD Collingwood, lovely bowling defeats Collingwood! Flighted, it gripped and actually spun, enough to get the outside edge of Collingwood's defensive shot and it went low to Kallis who makes no mistake. 221/7
103.6 to GP Swann, Ah, it's all over now. Swann attempts a big sweep but picks out deep square leg to give Harris a well-deserved fifth wicket. Swann shakes Harris's hand, in a gesture of finger-spinning solidarity.. 356/10
Jean-Paul Duminy30712.33130000
78.5 to SCJ Broad, oh close lbw appeal. Good length ball beat the bat and rapped Broad on the pads. Finally they ask for a review and it looks very close on replay, and he's given.. 242/8
South Africa 2nd Innings 
Ashwell Prince  b Anderson034000.00
Graeme Smith (c) b Onions1236531033.33
Paul Harris  b Anderson1117262064.70
Hashim Amla  b Anderson10021331510046.94
Jacques Kallis c Cook b Broad432450012.50
AB de Villiers c Bell b Broad641011366163.36
Jean-Paul Duminy lbw b Anderson1127332040.74
Mark Boucher not out 6373969186.30
Morne Morkel not out 22132140169.23
Extras(lb 10, w 4)14
TOTAL85.5 Ov (RR: 3.50, 368 Mts)301/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Ashwell Prince, 0.6 ov), 2-20 (Paul Harris, 6.5 ov), 3-34 (Graeme Smith, 11.2 ov), 4-46 (Jacques Kallis, 21.3 ov), 5-165 (AB de Villiers, 55.4 ov), 6-191 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 63.5 ov), 7-266 (Hashim Amla, 81.5 ov)
James Anderson20.517343.508510000
0.6 to AG Prince, gone! Fullish on off stump, shaping back at Prince, and it catches the inside edge on to off stump. Great start for England. 2/1
6.5 to PL Harris, got him! Not sure how because that was angling safely down the leg side, but his leg stump has been knocked back. In fact, it's clipped the underside of his thighpad, and deflected improbably back into his wicket.. 20/2
63.5 to JP Duminy, big appeal, given out, and it's gone to review. Swinging back a fraction into Duminy and strikes him in front, it looks very close. Replays show it clipping the top of the stumps. Duminy thought he could have inside-edged it, but there is no clear evidence to suggest he did. Third umpire rules in favour of England, and Duminy has gone.. 191/6
81.5 to HM Amla, there's the shooter! And that will not please Andrew Strauss in the slightest, given that he - in all likelihood - will have to bat before the day is done. There's no way to combat that, as the off stump is demolished at bootlace height. The hard new ball hits a crack, skids through, and a fine innings is over. 266/7
Graham Onions1635013.12705000
11.2 to GC Smith, that is a severely important wicket for England, and once again, it's that low bounce that does the trick. Onions uses the over-the-wicket line to drag Smith forward, but the ball doesn't get up, and burrows into his middle-and-off stumps via a thin inside-edge!. 34/3
Stuart Broad1655823.62708020
21.3 to JH Kallis, big moment in this game! Broad digs one in, Kallis rocks back and tries to break the shackles with an expansive pull shot, but it comes off the top edge and flies down to Alastair Cook at deep square-leg, who takes a well judged catch.. 46/4
55.4 to AB de Villiers, and that's gone! Broad was probing away, trying to contrive something, and a fullish delivery stops on the wicket a touch, and de Villiers drives a fraction in the air, where Bell takes an excellent diving catch at short extra cover.. 165/5
Graeme Swann2739103.371129200
Paul Collingwood611903.16242000
England 2nd Innings (T: 364 runs)
Andrew Strauss (c)c †Boucher b Morkel1350033.33
Alastair Cook c Smith b Harris1256781021.42
James Anderson c †Boucher b de Wet1023282043.47
Jonathan Trott c de Villiers b de Wet692123167032.54
Kevin Pietersen run out (de Wet)8114319111056.64
Paul Collingwood not out 26991596026.26
Ian Bell c †Boucher b de Wet210170020.00
Matt Prior c †Boucher b de Wet0912000.00
Stuart Broad c †Boucher b Harris057000.00
Graeme Swann lbw b Morkel215220013.33
Graham Onions not out 11219008.33
Extras(b 10, lb 3, nb 11)24
TOTAL96 Ov (RR: 2.37, 432 Mts)228/9
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Andrew Strauss, 1.2 ov), 2-16 (James Anderson, 8.1 ov), 3-27 (Alastair Cook, 18.2 ov), 4-172 (Kevin Pietersen, 61.5 ov), 5-205 (Jonathan Trott, 81.4 ov), 6-207 (Ian Bell, 85.2 ov), 7-208 (Matt Prior, 87.5 ov), 8-209 (Stuart Broad, 88.4 ov), 9-218 (Graeme Swann, 92.5 ov)
Makhaya Ntini1874102.27927001
Morne Morkel1834622.55894007
1.2 to AJ Strauss, got him! Huge wicket for South Africa and a massive moment in this Test. Morkel from around the wicket, lands one just back of a length, and it leaves Strauss slightly, catching a faint edge on the way through an ecstatic Boucher.. 5/1
92.5 to GP Swann, replays show it was crashing into leg stump and Swann has gone. Vital strike and huge disappointment for Swann, who has done so much for England in this Test.. 218/9
Paul Harris26115121.961317000
18.2 to AN Cook, there's the breakthrough! Cook tries to get outside off and work the ball to leg, but there's a bit of turn to take the glove, lob off the pad flap, and into the stretching right hand of Graeme Smith at leg slip!. 27/3
88.4 to SCJ Broad, flighted, caught the edge outside off stump, and clearly gone.. 209/8
Friedel de Wet2385542.391127003
8.1 to JM Anderson, de Wet strikes! A short ball, outside leg stump, seemingly innocuous. But it climbs into the glove as Anderson attempts a leg-glance, and Boucher claims a simple strangle!. 16/2
81.4 to IJL Trott, stunner! Great catch from AB de Villiers, a shortish ball leapt off a length and flew off the shoulder of Trott's bat to third slip, where de Villiers dived back and to his left, to claim a brilliant one-handed catch.. 205/5
85.2 to IR Bell, Bell has gone! South Africa still in with a chance. Bell just needed to bat out the overs but has a just hung his bat outside off stump and it's found the edge on the way through to a diving Boucher. 10.4 overs left, game on!. 207/6
87.5 to MJ Prior, great bowling and South Africa are right in this! On off stump and it climbed at Prior who just followed the ball a tad, and it found the edge, where Boucher took the catch.. 208/7
Jean-Paul Duminy821702.12372000
Jacques Kallis31501.66140000
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SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Graeme Swann
Series result4-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1942
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days16,17,18,19,20 December 2009 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Friedel de Wet
Friedel de Wet
Aleem Dar
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Brian Jerling
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
Wed, 16 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 262/4 (Jacques Kallis 112*, Jean-Paul Duminy 38*, 90 ov)
Thu, 17 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 88/1 (Andrew Strauss 44*, Jonathan Trott 18*, 23 ov)
Fri, 18 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 9/1 (Graeme Smith 6*, Paul Harris 2*, 4 ov)
Sat, 19 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 11/1 (Alastair Cook 4*, James Anderson 6*, 6 ov)
Sun, 20 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 228/9 (96 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: England - 33/3 in 20.0 overs (IJL Trott 3, KP Pietersen 6)
  • England: 50 runs in 26.1 overs (158 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (IJL Trott 15, KP Pietersen 29, Ex 6)
  • Lunch: England - 77/3 in 34.0 overs (IJL Trott 18, KP Pietersen 29)
  • England: 100 runs in 39.1 overs (239 balls), Extras 10
  • KP Pietersen: 50 off 76 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: England - 123/3 in 47.0 overs (IJL Trott 32, KP Pietersen 57)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 181 balls (IJL Trott 33, KP Pietersen 57, Ex 10)
  • England: 150 runs in 53.3 overs (325 balls), Extras 11
  • IJL Trott: 50 off 135 balls (7 x 4)
  • Tea: England - 169/3 in 60.0 overs (IJL Trott 53, KP Pietersen 80)
  • Over 63.2: Referral by South Africa, Umpire- SJ Davis, Batsman- PD Collingwood (Struck down)
  • Drinks: England - 192/4 in 75.0 overs (IJL Trott 65, PD Collingwood 5)
  • England: 200 runs in 78.5 overs (479 balls), Extras 18
  • New Ball Taken: England 201/4 after 80.1 overs (IJL Trott 69, PD Collingwood 10)
  • Over 80.3: Referral by South Africa, Umpire- Aleem Dar, Batsman- PD Collingwood (Struck down)
  • Over 88.4: Referral by England, Umpire- Aleem Dar, Batsman- SCJ Broad (Struck down)
  • Over 92.5: Referral by England, Umpire- Aleem Dar, Batsman- GP Swann (Struck down)
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