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2nd Test, Durban, Dec 26 - 30 2009, England tour of South Africa
(50 ov)343 & 133
574/9d
England won by an innings and 98 runs
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Swann five seals innings victory

England's cricketers needed just 18 overs on the final morning at Durban to wrap up a thumping innings-and-98-run victory in the second Test

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Scorecard summary
South Africa343/10(108.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Graeme Smith75 (186)
Graeme Swann4/110(35)
Stuart Broad2/44(20)
England574/9(170 overs)1st INNINGS
Ian Bell140 (227)
Alastair Cook118 (263)
South Africa133/10(50 overs)2nd INNINGS
Paul Harris36 (50)
Mark Boucher29 (65)
Graeme Swann5/54(21)
Stuart Broad4/43(17)
end of over 504 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 133/10CRR: 2.66 
Makhaya Ntini1 (3)
Graeme Swann 21-3-54-5
James Anderson 8-2-24-1

It's been a fantastic Test and I hope you enjoyed the coverage. That's all from Kingsmead from me, Sahil Dutta, and from Andrew Miller. South Africa are a proud sporting nation and will fight back at Cape Town, I hope you'll join us on January 3 at 10.30 am (8.30 am GMT) for what should be a great occasion. For now, all that is left to say is have a very happy new year.

Andrew Strauss describes this as the best performance by an England side away from home he's witnessed. He commends under-pressure batsmen Cook and Bell and again Swann. He thanks the England fans for their support and, as ever, urges England to keep their feet on the ground, saying there is a long way to go in the series. But Strauss will be absolutely thrilled as his careful construction of a world-beating team goes a small step further.

Graeme Swann wins his second successive man of the match award, after he won it at Centurion. He chuckles and looks chipper, describing his year as a dream come true.

Graeme Smith says the collapse was caused by the constant pressure England exerted throughout the game. He believes batting first was the right option, but his side didn't bowl well enough and left South Africa chasing the game from then on. Defending the batsmen, he says the top-six have done the job for a while, and credit should be given to England for being so decisive. Intriguingly, Smith says the right selections need to be made for the next Test.

Andrew Miller's bulletin is ready for you to chew on as we wait for the presentation ceremony.

The England players huddle, woop, highfive, and embrace, but the damage was done yesterday so there is a sense of more quiet satisfaction today.

England win by an innings and 98 runs. A sensational spell last night turned this match, making today almost a formality. 1964 was the last time England beat South Africa by an innings, and after Centurion, where they almost snatched defeat in a crazy spell on the final day, England have been utterly dominant here.

49.6
W
Swann to Steyn, OUT

that's it! Gone! England have won a remarkable victory, Swann has five as Steyn is struck bang in front!

Dale Steyn lbw b Swann 3 (37m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12
49.5
1
Swann to Ntini, 1 run

Ntini plays this neatly, opening the face and guiding it to third man for one

49.4
1
Swann to Steyn, 1 run

pushed into space away for a single to bring Ntini on strike

49.3
Swann to Steyn, no run

slightly shorter and Steyn gets back to defend

49.2
2
Swann to Steyn, 2 runs

nicely played, floated up outside off, and driven firmly through the covers

49.1
Swann to Steyn, no run

Swann looking for five, but Steyn defends easily enough

end of over 49Wicket maiden
SA: 129/9CRR: 2.63 
Makhaya Ntini0 (2)
Dale Steyn0 (20)
James Anderson 8-2-24-1
Graeme Swann 20-3-50-4
48.6
Anderson to Ntini, no run

swinging in from a full length, but it starts wide of off and Ntini leaves alone

48.5
Anderson to Ntini, no run

oh, shaping away nicely, far too good for Ntini who plays and misses

England one wicket away now, the Barmy Army are trying to generate some verve and atmosphere. Here comes Makhaya Ntini, for the final time in a Test? They should play a few shots here.

48.4
W
Anderson to Harris, OUT

the full ball does the trick, in the softest of ways. Harris was deep in his crease and ended up chipping it slowly to mid on - Broad - who takes the easiest of catches

Paul Harris c Broad b Anderson 36 (57m 50b 5x4 0x6) SR: 72
48.3
Anderson to Harris, no run

back of a length again, which seems strange for a man hanging on his crease, and defended easily enough

48.2
Anderson to Harris, no run

outside off again, and left alone, worryingly for England, umpire Saheba has just checked the light

48.1
Anderson to Harris, no run

good start, shaping away and Harris, hanging back as usual, fences needlessly outside off

Anderson will replace Broad, who won't, it seems, get a chance to pick up a fifth wicket

end of over 485 runs
SA: 129/8CRR: 2.68 
Dale Steyn0 (20)
Paul Harris36 (46)
Graeme Swann 20-3-50-4
Stuart Broad 17-3-43-4
47.6
Swann to Steyn, no run

on off stump again, and Steyn is a picture of defiance, blocking resolutely

47.5
Swann to Steyn, no run

Swann over the wicket now, Steyn waits, and defends from the crease

47.4
1
Swann to Harris, 1 run

nicely pushed out into the off side, to bring Steyn on strike

47.3
Swann to Harris, no run

clipped into the leg side but straight to short midwicket

47.2
4
Swann to Harris, FOUR runs

good shot, he does look clumsy at the crease but this is well played, couple of steps down the track, meets it on the pull and bunts it firmly down the ground for four

47.1
Swann to Harris, no run

here is Swann, pushing it across Harris who defends

Rishi wants to ruffle some feathers, and who am I to stop him, "To me, Swann is a better bowler than Harbhajan. Bajji's performance is solely dependent on the surface whereas, I find Swann more intelligent and is able to extract something out of even a flat surface." Ouch.

end of over 47Maiden
SA: 124/8CRR: 2.63 
Dale Steyn0 (18)
Paul Harris31 (42)
Stuart Broad 17-3-43-4
Graeme Swann 19-3-45-4
46.6
Broad to Steyn, no run

nicely fielded by a diving gully, squirted off the outside edge from another fullish delivery

46.5
Broad to Steyn, no run

pitched fuller and it does indeed find some in-drift, but it starts too wide of off stump to interest Steyn

Best performances - batters
Ian Bell portrait
IR Bell ENG
140 runs (227)
10 fours
1 six
Control90%
Productive shot
leg glance
48 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Alastair Cook portrait
AN Cook ENG
118 runs (263)
11 fours
0 six
Control92%
Productive shot
leg glance
35 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
GP Swann ENG
O
21
M
3
R
54
W
5
ECO
2.57
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad ENG
O
17
M
3
R
43
W
4
ECO
2.52
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann
Series resultEngland led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1944
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days26,27,28,29,30 December 2009 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Amiesh Saheba
TV Umpire
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Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
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Johan Cloete
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama