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2nd Test, Leeds, July 18 - 21, 2008, South Africa tour of England
203 & 327
(T:9) 522 & 9/0

South Africa won by 10 wickets

Player Of The Match
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Scorecard summary
England 203/10(52.3 overs)
Ian Bell 31 (51)
Dale Steyn4/76 (18.3)
South Africa 522/10(176.2 overs)
AB de Villiers 174 (381)
Monty Panesar3/65 (29.2)
Ashwell Prince 149 (284)
James Anderson3/136 (44)
England 327/10(107 overs)
Morne Morkel3/61 (22)
Dale Steyn3/97 (28)
South Africa 9/0(1.1 overs)

So, South Africa have won by ten wickets, which is a just victory after dominating from the off at Headingley, from the moment, indeed, that they were successful at the toss. A muted England walk off with plenty of things to think about, and a week to regroup.

Time for the ceremony now. Michael Atherton asks the crowd to congratulate Graeme Smith and his team and is greeted with silence. "OK, we won't, then!" he smiles, possibly because the microphone hadn't been turned on.

"It's not the best performance we've given," Vaughan admits. "They went and batted beautifully. Ashwell Prince and AB de Villiers played some magnificent innings. We showed some character today but we didn't get a guy to 100. Full credit to South Africa, they deserve to win."

Vaughan is being probed about the selection. "It's all hindsight, this is not a time to talk about that. We started the series well, we just haven't played as a unit here at Headingley."

What's more worrying - only one specialist batsman got to fifty or that South Africa batted for nearly two days? "Both!" But he is confident the team can come back. "Absolutely, it's a team that's shown a lot of character."

Smith now. "It was a very good performance. The batting performance is a credit to the guys. The guys bowled very well today.

"The wicket played generally very well, a bit slow. A lot of our guys stood up when we needed to. I think it was obviously important to get the draw (at Lord's). It allowed us to work on a few things during the week. We knew we could reach better heights than we had. We've got a week off before we go to Edgbaston so it's going to be exciting.

"I don't think we're a team that likes to rest on our laurels. We arrived in England with the motivation to win the series and we've taken one step towards that."

The Man of the Match is Prince and you can't really argue with that, no not even you Mr de Villiers. "I'm striking it quite nicely at the moment. I'd say at the moment I'm batting as well as ever. It needed a bit of character, Hashim and I got stuck and got going and another big partnership with AB. I think AB played magnificently. A great effort by the batting unit.

"We batted for a very long time. Even throughout the innings we never felt we were on top of the bowlers. They kept coming back at us. We needed to be disciplined throughout the innings. We had time on our side, we didn't really have to up the ante at all and we could just take our time."

So, that just about wraps things up from here. Do join us again for the third Test where South Africa wil be looking to wrap up the series. Much rests on that game, then, so don't miss out. Until next time, meanwhile, it's goodbye from us.

Pattinson to McKenzie, 1 run

on the front foot, pushed forward and they charge through to complete the job

Pattinson has been thrown the ball. Everyone here is predicting this could be his last action in Test cricket...

end of over 18 runs
SA: 8/0CRR: 8.00 
Graeme Smith3 (3b)
Neil McKenzie5 (3b 1x4)
Stuart Broad 1-0-8-0
Broad to Smith, no run

banged in short and wristed off the back foot to point

Broad to McKenzie, 1 run

short and pulls it away round to fine leg to level the scores

Broad to McKenzie, FOUR runs

short and pulled away through square

Broad to McKenzie, no run

good length, just outside off, left alone

He's on for Anderson, who has remained off the field, most likely because of the blows he received earlier

Broad to Smith, 3 runs

short outside off, cut away through cover point where the sub fielder lets it go through his legs. Perhaps he wants his dinner

Broad to Smith, no run

pushed off the back foot to the covers

Broad is back in action now, this time with the ball. This should be brief

end of over 1071 run • 1 wicket
ENG: 327/10CRR: 3.05 
Stuart Broad67 (60b 11x4)
Morne Morkel 22-4-61-3
Paul Harris 15-5-35-0

Morkel punches the air in delight, Broad remains unbeaten, though and the Headingley crowd appreciate the effort from England's batsmen-bowlers. So, a handy effort from Broad which will be some consolation but for now there's much to celebrate for South Africa, who need but 8 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. While Broad and Pattinson were going strong there was a slim chance that we may have headed into the final day at Headingley, a la England-South Africa in 1998 when Alec Stewart applauded a hearty crowd who turned up to watch them take the final two wickets... then again, as he pointed out, it was free to get in and it was Yorkshire. His words, not mine. Flintoff and Kallis were playing in that game, too, just to note. Anyway, South Africa will be wrapping this up tonight, so it's all academic.

Morkel to Pattinson, OUT

bowled him now, rocking back middle and leg stumps with a full one that goes through Pattinson's gate, and the batsman is furious with himself

Darren Pattinson b Morkel 13 (36b 2x4 0x6 49m) SR: 36.11
Morkel to Broad, 1 run

comes wide of the crease, delivers wide too and Broad leans into a firm cover drive out towards the boundary

Morkel to Broad, no run

width outside off, some movement away from the batsman, who chases it towards the keeper

Morkel to Broad, no run

slower ball outside off, draws Broad into having a go away from his body, mistimes it as he's fooled by the pace and the ball, laughing to itself, carries on to the keeper

Morkel to Broad, no run

width outside off, short ball, and some movement away

Morkel to Broad, no run

defended back into the track

Morkel has been given the ball now

end of over 1068 runs
ENG: 326/9CRR: 3.07 
Darren Pattinson13 (35b 2x4)
Stuart Broad66 (55b 11x4)
Paul Harris 15-5-35-0
Makhaya Ntini 25-7-69-2
Harris to Pattinson, no run

defended in line with off and the dot ball is cheered ironically

"He's fetched that from way outside off - the thing is there's no spin threat," observes Ian Botham, quickly adding that that's do with the pitch

Harris to Pattinson, FOUR runs

tossed up again outside off and Pattinson accepts the invitation to fetch that witha huge mow wide of mid on

Harris to Pattinson, FOUR runs

tossed up and smote hard over mid on

Harris to Pattinson, no run

defended on the front foot

Harris to Pattinson, no run

defended on the front foot in line with off

Harris to Pattinson, no run

pushed off the front foot to short square

end of over 1059 runs
ENG: 318/9CRR: 3.02 
Stuart Broad66 (55b 11x4)
Darren Pattinson5 (29b)
Makhaya Ntini 25-7-69-2
Paul Harris 14-5-27-0
Ntini to Broad, no run

round the wicket, stands tall and pushes it to short midwicket

Best performances - batters
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers SA
174 runs (381)
19 fours0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
50 runs
2 fours0 six
AG Prince
AG Prince SA
149 runs (284)
17 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
57 runs
10 fours0 six
Best performances - bowlers
M Morkel
M Morkel SA
DW Steyn
DW Steyn SA
Match details
Headingley, Leeds
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Ashwell Prince
Series resultSouth Africa led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1881
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days18,19,20,21 July 2008 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Darren Pattinson
Darren Pattinson
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
Neil Mallender
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe