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3rd Test, Cape Town, January 03 - 07, 2010, England tour of South Africa
291 & 447/7d
(T:466) 273 & 296/9

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
30 & 183
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 Anderson3050943060.00
Ashwell Prince c †Prior b Anderson032000.00
Hashim Amla lbw b Onions1456752025.00
Jacques Kallis c †Prior b Onions10818926611057.14
AB de Villiers c Strauss b Swann3660844060.00
Jean-Paul Duminy c †Prior b Swann011000.00
Mark Boucher lbw b Broad5186987059.30
Dale Steyn c Trott b Anderson2659683044.06
Morne Morkel c Swann b Anderson038000.00
Paul Harris not out 1071410142.85
Friedel de Wet lbw b Anderson0411000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 13, nb 1, w 1)16
TOTAL86.1 Ov (RR: 3.37, 362 Mts)291
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Ashwell Prince, 0.4 ov), 2-46 (Hashim Amla, 16.4 ov), 3-51 (Graeme Smith, 20.1 ov), 4-127 (AB de Villiers, 41.1 ov), 5-127 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 41.2 ov), 6-216 (Mark Boucher, 66.4 ov), 7-280 (Jacques Kallis, 83.4 ov), 8-280 (Dale Steyn, 84.1 ov), 9-281 (Morne Morkel, 84.4 ov), 10-291 (Friedel de Wet, 86.1 ov)
James Anderson21.116352.97937011
0.4 to AG Prince, brilliant from Anderson, and that was coming. Perfect line and length, good carry off the pitch and hooping outswing, Prince flinches his gloves at the ball, and Prior does the rest.. 1/1
20.1 to GC Smith, vast strike! Superb line and length from Anderson, and subtle late swing. Smith props forward, takes the edge and Prior completes the catch with a tumble diving in front of first slip. 51/3
84.1 to DW Steyn, what a morning for England! In the corridor outside off, Steyn pokes uneasily, gets a fat edge and Jonathan Trott at third slip dives across to snaffle the chance. 280/8
84.4 to M Morkel, incredible! It's catching practice this morning. Anderson finds the perfect length and extra bounce outside off, Morkel hangs out his bat, and Swann atones for his bad miss on the first morning with a fine low scoop, diving to his left at second slip!. 281/9
86.1 to F de Wet, we've got a review coming up. A good delivery zipping back into the pads, the umpire gives it out, but South Africa immediately ask for a second opinion. Some question about whether he was struck outside the line, but that stands. 291/10
Graham Onions2046923.45899000
16.4 to HM Amla, fuller this time and struck bang in front! Shaping in a tad but Amla had planted his front foot, and played all round this, and there is no doubt. 46/2
83.4 to JH Kallis, what a wonderful delivery, and that is Kallis done and dusted! The ball pitched on off, zipped half-a-bat's width, took the edge, and fizzed through to the keeper! Fantastic line and control of the seam from Onions, and the perfect start for England. 280/7
Stuart Broad1965412.84887000
66.4 to MV Boucher, that's the breakthrough, or is it? It's review time ... Boucher has been struck on the back pad by one that zipped off the seam, and it's going to be upheld by the third umpire. HawkEye shows that was going to hit the top of middle, and that's a fine piece of bowling.. 216/6
Graeme Swann2217423.36836000
41.1 to AB de Villiers, gone this time! Swann from round the wicket and de Villiers will kick himself, chipped to short midwicket. Soft dismissal just as South Africa were really making England sweat. Swann continues to cause trouble but he would concede he was lucky here.. 127/4
41.2 to JP Duminy, Swann strikes again! Sharply spinning delivery from round the wicket, catches Duminy's outside edge and Prior eagerly snaps it up. Second first-baller in a row for Duminy. Top delivery from Swann and South Africa are in real trouble.. 127/5
Kevin Pietersen401704.25142000
England 1st Innings 
Andrew Strauss (c)c †Boucher b Morkel2630033.33
Alastair Cook c Prince b Morkel651362287047.79
Jonathan Trott  b Steyn2036583055.55
Kevin Pietersen c & b Steyn023000.00
Paul Collingwood lbw b Morkel1944513043.18
Ian Bell c Duminy b Kallis481211718039.66
Matt Prior  b Steyn761181799064.40
Stuart Broad  b Steyn2539694064.10
Graeme Swann c Smith b Morkel517220029.41
James Anderson c Smith b Morkel011000.00
Graham Onions not out 49271044.44
Extras(lb 6, nb 1, w 2)9
TOTAL88 Ov (RR: 3.10, 405 Mts)273
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Andrew Strauss, 0.6 ov), 2-36 (Jonathan Trott, 12.4 ov), 3-36 (Kevin Pietersen, 12.6 ov), 4-73 (Paul Collingwood, 24.3 ov), 5-133 (Alastair Cook, 50.4 ov), 6-174 (Ian Bell, 62.3 ov), 7-225 (Stuart Broad, 77.6 ov), 8-241 (Graeme Swann, 82.4 ov), 9-241 (James Anderson, 82.5 ov), 10-273 (Matt Prior, 87.6 ov)
Morne Morkel2247553.409810010
0.6 to AJ Strauss, gone! Morkel gets Strauss again! Outside off stump and pitched full, Strauss goes for a slightly flat-footed loose drive and South Africa strike straight away. Wickets tumbling at Newlands!. 2/1
24.3 to PD Collingwood, that's a huge wicket, pitched right up to the blockhole, and Collingwood over-balances as he attempts to drive down the ground. Hits the back leg, and there's no point in reviewing that. 73/4
50.4 to AN Cook, huge breakthrough for South Africa! Cook paddles a short ball gently to midwicket. Bit of nothing shot, neither a full-blooded pull or a careful leg-side force. Whatever it is, South Africa won't care, they are right in this contest.. 133/5
82.4 to GP Swann, awesome delivery, and that is the breakthrough. This one takes off from a good length, glances the glove, and pops easily to Graeme Smith at first slip!. 241/8
82.5 to JM Anderson, It's two in two! Morkel has five as Anderson collects the first golden duck of his career. Angled across the left-hander, extra bounce on a good length, fenced to Smith again at first slip, and it's utterly bonkers out there. 241/9
Friedel de Wet1633602.25764001
Dale Steyn2257443.3610012000
12.4 to IJL Trott, got him! Steyn strikes! The wickets keep tumbling and Trott won't be happy with this. Outside off stump on a good length, really should have been left alone, but he flashed at it from the crease and only succeeded in inside-edging it on to off stump. 36/2
12.6 to KP Pietersen, another one! Pietersen gone for a duck! Fullish ball that Pietersen just chipped straight back at Steyn who gleefully snaffled the chance. Steyn is pumped, this is extraordinary.. 36/3
77.6 to SCJ Broad, Steyn breaks through! Broad is hanging back on his crease, and he's late on this and it clips the top of the stumps. Important breakthrough just before the second new ball. 225/7
87.6 to MJ Prior, short again, Prior tries to paddle to fine leg, but under-edges onto his stumps. The end of a fine counterattacking performance, and had that been anything other than the last ball of the over, he would doubtless have attempted something more aggressive to that ball. 273/10
Jacques Kallis1422711.92693010
62.3 to IR Bell, short, wide, cut, and that's gone straight to point! Oh Belly, Belly, it looked as though he'd cracked it at last, but with a fifty in sight, he's the one who breaks. 174/6
Paul Harris903904.33315000
Jean-Paul Duminy501603.20201000
South Africa 2nd Innings 
Ashwell Prince lbw b Swann1544561034.09
Graeme Smith (c)c Collingwood b Onions18327339125067.03
Hashim Amla c Cook b Swann9515622914060.89
Jacques Kallis c †Prior b Anderson46961555047.91
AB de Villiers c Broad b Anderson3449843069.38
Jean-Paul Duminy c †Prior b Anderson3641694187.80
Mark Boucher c Bell b Swann15102811150.00
Dale Steyn not out 11500100.00
Extras(b 8, lb 7, nb 2, pen 5)22
TOTAL111.2 Ov (RR: 4.01, 507 Mts)447/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Ashwell Prince, 11.1 ov), 2-261 (Hashim Amla, 65.4 ov), 3-346 (Graeme Smith, 89.5 ov), 4-376 (Jacques Kallis, 99.5 ov), 5-401 (AB de Villiers, 105.1 ov), 6-442 (Mark Boucher, 110.3 ov), 7-447 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 111.2 ov)
James Anderson22.219834.388712100
99.5 to JH Kallis, gone this time! Kallis never really got going this morning, tries an expansive cover drive outside off stump, a hint of movement means it takes the edge and goes through to Prior. No great celebration from England, nor should they be, but they have done reasonably well this morning.. 376/4
105.1 to AB de Villiers, exceptional catch from Broad, running back from mid-off and taking the ball over his shoulder with a tumble as de Villiers attempted an inside-out loft over the covers. 401/5
111.2 to JP Duminy, short and swinging down the leg-side, there's a thin tickle through to the keeper, and that is out!. 447/7
Graham Onions2248713.958712002
89.5 to GC Smith, short, swished, high on the bat, Collingwood at deep backward square steadies himself, and grasps the chance with fingers skyward. 346/3
Graeme Swann37512733.4315513100
11.1 to AG Prince, Another review. Prince leans forward and is struck on the pad, given out and Prince reviews. Prince looks in trouble, there is no inside edge and it is as plumb as pudding. Given out and Swann strikes again! Wasted review that one.. 31/1
65.4 to HM Amla, he's gone now! Props forward to a ball that turns a touch, takes the inside-edge, bobbles off the pad, and Cook at short leg stays low to end a fine innings. 261/2
110.3 to MV Boucher, and now Swann strikes ... is that the 14th time he's struck in the first over of a spell? I believe it might be. Another sweep from Boucher, a steepling top-edge, and a comfortable catch at short backward square. 442/6
Stuart Broad2247903.599410000
Kevin Pietersen30602.00130000
Jonathan Trott503006.00196000
England 2nd Innings (T: 466 runs)
Andrew Strauss (c)c Amla b Harris451071677042.05
Alastair Cook c †Boucher b de Wet551161537047.41
Jonathan Trott  b Steyn42991494042.42
Kevin Pietersen lbw b Steyn622340027.27
James Anderson c Prince b Harris952621017.30
Paul Collingwood c Kallis b Duminy401882764021.27
Ian Bell c Smith b Morkel7821328610036.61
Matt Prior c de Villiers b Duminy4991044.44
Stuart Broad c de Villiers b Harris02233000.00
Graeme Swann not out 1082220125.00
Graham Onions not out 01118000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 1)7
TOTAL141 Ov (RR: 2.09, 606 Mts)296/9
Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Alastair Cook, 36.3 ov), 2-107 (Andrew Strauss, 39.3 ov), 3-129 (Kevin Pietersen, 47.2 ov), 4-153 (James Anderson, 61.6 ov), 5-160 (Jonathan Trott, 70.3 ov), 6-272 (Paul Collingwood, 127.3 ov), 7-278 (Matt Prior, 129.6 ov), 8-286 (Stuart Broad, 137.4 ov), 9-290 (Ian Bell, 138.1 ov)
Morne Morkel2895111.821434011
138.1 to IR Bell, Inspired move! Bell has gone! Oh dear, that is tragedy for Bell. It was outside off he could have left it alone, but had a fiddle at it and it goes through to Smith.. 290/9
Dale Steyn35117422.1117811000
47.2 to KP Pietersen, got him! Huge wicket and an inspired bowling change from Smith. Full and Pietersen is playing across the ball, strikes him in front and there is no need for a review on that. Steyn gets the main man and England are tottering now!. 129/3
70.3 to IJL Trott, got him! Steyn strikes! Off stump is flying as a full ball nips back between bat and pad and crashes into the top of off. It looked a loose shot but it was fantastic quick bowling.. 160/5
Friedel de Wet1252311.91623000
36.3 to AN Cook, the pull shot fails Cook, and that's the breakthrough. Looking to continue his dominant approach, a steepling top-edge, and Boucher steadies himself to claim an easy chance.. 101/1
Paul Harris40148532.1219611000
39.3 to AJ Strauss, massive wicket! Harris gets Strauss, it pitched outside off again, Strauss tried to work it into the leg side but only succeeded in inside-edging into his pad and it looped up gently to Amla who grabbed it eagerly. That could be the decisive moment.. 107/2
61.6 to JM Anderson, the leg-slip is instantly into the action! An aggressive sweep from Anderson, as Harris serves up a full-toss. The ball bounces down onto his toe, flicks round the corner, and Ashwell Prince snaffles a blinder, diving one-handed to his right!. 153/4
137.4 to SCJ Broad, review Harris gets it right this time! Drags his length back, Broad lunges forward again and it raps off the glove and it's given out. Broad reviews, hoping his glove was off the bat. It's not, he's gone and the England a teetering on the brink here. 286/8
Jacques Kallis1442802.00682000
Jean-Paul Duminy1233022.50605000
127.3 to PD Collingwood, well, what have we here! Maybe there is life! Duminy ends Collingwood's epic block with one that is pushed across him, catches the outside edge, and goes through to Kallis at slip. Suddenly this last hour will seem like a day for England!. 272/6
129.6 to MJ Prior, Duminy strikes again! This match is alive! Prior tries to defend, it comes slightly off an inside edge and De Villier's snaffles a low chance. High drama here!. 278/7
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Newlands, Cape Town
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Graeme Smith
Series resultEngland led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1946
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days3,4,5,6,7 January 2010 - day (5-day match)
Daryl Harper
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
Sun, 03 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 279/6 (Jacques Kallis 108*, Dale Steyn 26*, 83.2 ov)
Mon, 04 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 241/7 (Matt Prior 52*, Graeme Swann 5*, 82 ov)
Tue, 05 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 312/2 (Graeme Smith 162*, Jacques Kallis 20*, 80 ov)
Wed, 06 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 132/3 (Jonathan Trott 24*, James Anderson 0*, 51 ov)
Thu, 07 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 296/9 (141 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • England: 150 runs in 61.3 overs (369 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 63.1: Referral by England, Umpire- AL Hill, Batsman- PD Collingwood (Upheld)
  • Drinks: England - 158/4 in 65.0 overs (IJL Trott 41, PD Collingwood 0)
  • Lunch: England - 179/5 in 79.0 overs (PD Collingwood 8, IR Bell 12)
  • New Ball Taken: England 180/5 after 80.1 overs (PD Collingwood 8, IR Bell 13)
  • England: 200 runs in 88.1 overs (530 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: England - 205/5 in 93.0 overs (PD Collingwood 19, IR Bell 25)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 159 balls (PD Collingwood 21, IR Bell 27, Ex 2)
  • Tea: England - 230/5 in 107.0 overs (PD Collingwood 31, IR Bell 38)
  • IR Bell: 50 off 134 balls (6 x 4)
  • England: 250 runs in 115.5 overs (696 balls), Extras 5
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 296 balls (PD Collingwood 33, IR Bell 65, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: England - 271/5 in 126.0 overs (PD Collingwood 39, IR Bell 68)
  • Over 131.6: Referral by South Africa, Umpire- AL Hill, Batsman-SCJ Broad (Struck down)
  • Over 137.4: Referral by England, Umpire- AL Hill, Batsman- SCJ Broad (Struck down)
  • Over 140.5: Referral by South Africa, Umpire- DJ Harper, Batsman- G Onions ( Struck down)
  • Match Attendance: 79.375
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