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England vs South Africa, 1st Test at London, , Jul 10 2008 - Full Scorecard

1st Test, Lord's, July 10 - 14, 2008, South Africa tour of England
(f/o) 247 & 393/3d

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
lbw b Morkel441311786033.58
c de Villiers b Morkel601321919045.45
b Steyn2360066.66
c †Boucher b Morkel15218128120183.97
c & b Harris19933649620159.22
c Amla b Harris713151053.84
c Smith b Morkel47120057.14
b Harris7612415810061.29
not out 12230004.54
Extras(b 14, lb 12, nb 15, w 7)48
TOTAL156.2 Ov (RR: 3.79, 688 Mins)593/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-114 (Andrew Strauss, 41.5 ov), 2-117 (Michael Vaughan, 42.6 ov), 3-117 (Alastair Cook, 43.5 ov), 4-403 (Kevin Pietersen, 107.1 ov), 5-413 (Paul Collingwood, 110.5 ov), 6-422 (Tim Ambrose, 113.3 ov), 7-574 (Stuart Broad, 150.3 ov), 8-593 (Ian Bell, 156.2 ov)
42.6 to MP Vaughan, what a ripper! Vaughan's a shaky starter and this did him in, pitching on a length, middle and off, straightening, and he plays all around it, losing his off stump. 117/2
41.5 to AJ Strauss, big shout by Morkel but that's outside the line - or is it? Gone! Strauss has been given lbw! Well, replays show that Morkel might have been a bit lucky there, but perhaps that's what South Africa's pacemen need to click them into gear. 114/1
43.5 to AN Cook, and that's a second for Morkel! He bangs it in short and Cook fails to cope with the pace and extra bounce of this one, taking his eyes off the ball and it clangs into him, kissing the handle of the bat and ballooning up in the air for de Villiers to walk in from the slips and take it. 117/3
107.1 to KP Pietersen, and he's gone hooking! Morkel slides a short one down leg stump, Pietersen makes a mess of the shot, gloving the ball to Boucher and he walks off as South Africa regroup ... but what an innings, eh? Standing ovation as he walks off for 152. 403/4
113.3 to TR Ambrose, gone! What a start for South Africa! Excellent line and length just outside the off stump, Ambrose came forward - rather tentatively feeling for it - the edge just carrying to Smith at first slip. 422/6
110.5 to PD Collingwood, and he's gone, with Amla taking a sharp low catch at forward short leg! Harris gets a wicket with a leg-side delivery that just goes on with the arm, the ball pops up as Collingwood plays a defensive, and Amla reacts quickly to hold the ball ... Billy Bowden lifts the crooked finger confidently ... lets see replays on that, Collingwood doesn't look pleased. 413/5
150.3 to SCJ Broad, timber! Broad goes for a meaty whip across the line, rather ugly, looking to work a full and flat delivery to midwicket but the ball turns ever so slightly and disturbs the furniture. 574/7
156.2 to IR Bell, good grief, he's well held on 199! Down he skips, trying to break the shackles, connecting well on the booming drive but its rather well intercepted by Harris himself, steadying and taking it to his right with both hands... Bell is shocked but has to go, well played. 593/8
South Africa 1st Innings 
c Bell b Anderson821231038.09
b Panesar40891395044.94
c †Ambrose b Broad632421018.75
c Strauss b Sidebottom719351036.84
c †Ambrose b Sidebottom10118329513155.19
c Anderson b Panesar421191285035.29
b Broad411160036.36
b Panesar622221027.27
c Anderson b Panesar618191033.33
c Sidebottom b Pietersen1946812041.30
not out 0113000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, w 3)8
TOTAL93.3 Ov (RR: 2.64, 412 Mins)247
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Graeme Smith, 5.2 ov), 2-28 (Hashim Amla, 14.6 ov), 3-47 (Jacques Kallis, 21.6 ov), 4-83 (Neil McKenzie, 30.1 ov), 5-161 (AB de Villiers, 62.6 ov), 6-166 (Mark Boucher, 67.1 ov), 7-191 (Morne Morkel, 72.6 ov), 8-203 (Paul Harris, 76.5 ov), 9-245 (Ashwell Prince, 90.5 ov), 10-247 (Dale Steyn, 93.3 ov)
21.6 to JH Kallis, excellent catch, and Kallis is gone! A huge blow to South Africa. Sidebottom angled it across the batsman - perhaps Kallis thought it was going to come back in - and Strauss, at first slip, dived forward and to his right to take a smart and low catch. 47/3
90.5 to AG Prince, got him this time. A rare loose from Prince, driving at a wider ball from Sidebottom, and Ambrose takes a simple catch. 245/9
5.2 to GC Smith, extra bounce does Smith in and Anderson has the breakthrough! This one does not stay low, instead sitting up more than Smith expected, pitching on middle and leg, and it takes the shoulder of his bat as he presses forward, ballooning up and Bell at gully makes no mistakes. 13/1
14.6 to HM Amla, edged and taken! Amla can't hold back on pushing loosely at a full delivery, bat away from body, and there's a faint tickle through to Ambrose, much to Broad's cherub-faced delight!. 28/2
67.1 to MV Boucher, bowled him first ball! Short of a length and cutting just a touch back into Boucher who tried to leave it - but he was far too late. A thick inside edge saw the ball hammer into his stumps. 166/6
30.1 to ND McKenzie, bowled em round the legs! Monty strikes by drifting one down the leg side, spinning out of the rough, McKenzie gets across and doesn't get bat on it, and loses his leg stump. 83/4
62.6 to AB de Villiers, what a catch by Anderson! Monty tossed it up and de Villiers skipped into a leg-side flick which appeared to be evading mid-on for four. Until, that is, Anderson flung himself high to his left to cling onto a superb two-handed grasp while airborne. 161/5
72.6 to M Morkel, he's done him! Unlike the last ball, Morkel's defence is far from watertight and - with great spin back into him - he's bowled by a corker. Monty's done him like a kipper. 191/7
76.5 to PL Harris, what a catch! Anderson's on top fielding form today, scrambling round from mid on and taking the ball low as he nearly dived forward, Harris just popping up softly as he came down the track and down some more and looked to drive over the top of mid-on. 203/8
93.3 to DW Steyn, and Pietersen's done it, tossing this up outside off, and Steyn attempts to hit this into cow corner but can only sky it to Sidebottom at mid-off. 247/10
South Africa 2nd Innings (Following on) 
c Pietersen b Anderson10720734011051.69
c †Ambrose b Anderson13844755316030.87
not out 10424234514042.97
b Sidebottom1352562025.00
not out 954740016.66
Extras(b 8, lb 8, nb 1, w 5)22
TOTAL167 Ov (RR: 2.35, 686 Mins)393/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-204 (Graeme Smith, 81.1 ov), 2-329 (Neil McKenzie, 133.5 ov), 3-357 (Jacques Kallis, 147.5 ov)
147.5 to JH Kallis, bowled him!! Out of no where Sidebottom has produced a marvellous yorker, the ball began to slant across the right-hander from over the wicket before bending back in, Kallis couldn't dig it out and the ball crashed into the base of off stump. 357/3
81.1 to GC Smith, got him! Short of a length, Smith goes for a pull but it wasn't short enough and hurried onto him. It skied up to backward point where Pietersen, running in from the deep, took an easy running catch. 204/1
133.5 to ND McKenzie, finally England have a wicket, and the ball which gives them the breakthrough is terrible, Anderson bowls a short and wide one outside off stump, McKenzie chases without moving his feet and nicks it to Ambrose, Anderson is almost laughing at his luck. 329/2
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Thu, 10 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 309/3 (Kevin Pietersen 104*, Ian Bell 75*, 90 ov)
Fri, 11 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 7/0 (Graeme Smith 2*, Neil McKenzie 5*, 3.2 ov)
Sat, 12 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 13/0 (Graeme Smith 8*, Neil McKenzie 1*, 4 ov)
Sun, 13 Jul - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 242/1 (Neil McKenzie 102*, Hashim Amla 20*, 96 ov)
Mon, 14 Jul - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 393/3d (167 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 99.1 overs (598 balls), Extras 13
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls (ND McKenzie 23, HM Amla 28, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 272/1 in 111.0 overs (ND McKenzie 121, HM Amla 29)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 121.6 overs (736 balls), Extras 17
  • HM Amla: 50 off 116 balls (9 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 252 balls (ND McKenzie 43, HM Amla 52, Ex 5)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 312/1 in 127.0 overs (ND McKenzie 131, HM Amla 57)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 349/2 in 142.0 overs (HM Amla 76, JH Kallis 10)
  • South Africa: 350 runs in 142.5 overs (862 balls), Extras 22
  • Tea: South Africa - 372/3 in 157.0 overs (HM Amla 88, AG Prince 4)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 372/3 after 161.1 overs (HM Amla 88, AG Prince 4)
  • HM Amla: 100 off 231 balls (14 x 4)
  • Bad Light: South Africa - 390/3 in 165.0 overs (HM Amla 102, AG Prince 8)
Lord's, London
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series result4-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1880
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days10,11,12,13,14 July 2008 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee