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RESULT
1st Test, The Oval, July 19 - 23, 2012, South Africa tour of England
385 & 240

South Africa won by an innings and 12 runs

Player Of The Match
311*
hashim-amla
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss (c)lbw b Morkel042000.00
Alastair Cook  b Steyn11529539211138.98
Jonathan Trott c †de Villiers b Morkel711622439043.82
Kevin Pietersen c †de Villiers b Kallis4272974058.33
Ian Bell  b Kallis1356962023.21
Ravi Bopara c †de Villiers b Steyn068000.00
Matt Prior c †de Villiers b Morkel60901469066.66
Tim Bresnan  b Imran Tahir832481025.00
Stuart Broad  b Philander1628392057.14
Graeme Swann not out 1520293075.00
James Anderson c †de Villiers b Morkel2440050.00
Extras(b 2, lb 24, nb 14, w 3)43
TOTAL125.5 Ov (RR: 3.05, 558 Mts)385
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Andrew Strauss, 0.4 ov), 2-170 (Jonathan Trott, 57.2 ov), 3-251 (Kevin Pietersen, 79.4 ov), 4-271 (Alastair Cook, 92.4 ov), 5-272 (Ravi Bopara, 94.4 ov), 6-284 (Ian Bell, 100.4 ov), 7-313 (Tim Bresnan, 110.3 ov), 8-358 (Stuart Broad, 119.5 ov), 9-383 (Matt Prior, 125.1 ov), 10-385 (James Anderson, 125.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel24.527242.891106025
0.4 to AJ Strauss, huge appeal for lbw! GIven not out by Steve Davis. And we have a review in the first over. Front foot is fine. Blimey this looks very close. Hit on the knee roll, playing across his front pad. It's three reds! He'll be gone. Hitting middle and leg.. 0/1
57.2 to IJL Trott, here's a wicket! Full and Trott nicks off it was a lazy drive, coming forward without real purpose just outside the off stump and driving loosely, it's a thin nick through to the keeper where the chance was very simple for de Villiers. Second wicket for Morkel. 170/2
125.1 to MJ Prior, in the corridor, Prior attacks and nicks off! It was perhaps not quite full enough to drive, a good line from Morkel, drawing the batsman out, and there was just a tickle through to the keeper. 383/9
125.5 to JM Anderson, leg side strangle and Morkel has ended the resistance! The bumper was a touch wayward but it was more than capable of discombobulating Anderson, who got an atom or two of glove on the ball as he tried to steer it away from his body. 385/10
Vernon Philander2747912.921258007
119.5 to SCJ Broad, Philander strikes, bringing one back to coerce Broad's off-bail out of its groove! Lovely delivery, Broad stayed back and left a gap, probably thinking the length would save him, but the ball ducked in, beat his waft and just clipped the wicket. 358/8
Dale Steyn3079923.3013615100
92.4 to AN Cook, gone! Big breakthrough for South Africa, Cook drags into the stumps. Steyn makes his first mark of the series. Was a full delivery outside, Cook shapes to play the drive but doesn't quite get to the pitch and a thick inside edge crashes into the timber. Steyn is pumped.. 271/4
94.4 to RS Bopara, gone! This one is certainly out. Bopara bags a duck on his comeback. A bouncer that is very poorly played by Bopara as he is caught between hooking and leaving and just ends up dangling his bat in the air which feathers an edge to AB de Villiers. 272/5
Jacques Kallis1973822.00976010
79.4 to KP Pietersen, short again, goes for it again ... and gone! Kallis has winkled out Pietersen - and with the new ball available in the next over! He banged it in, at the body, and KP couldn't resist the hook, attempting to put it in the stand but succeeding only in gloving the ball through to de Villiers. Kallis did well to get a little extra spring from the pitch but Pietersen will be irked to go in that fashion. 251/3
100.4 to IR Bell, gone! He's left it and been bowled. Wonderful set-up by Kallis. After the outswing he brings one back into Bell who shoulders arms and the ball brushes the off bail with just enough force to dislodge it. South Africa initially appeal for lbw before realising it was bowled.. 284/6
Imran Tahir1906113.21776002
110.3 to TT Bresnan, dragged it on! Went back to cut and got a huge inside edge into the ground that rebounded onto the leg stump. Not a great delivery but it's found a mistake from Bresnan and just when England were regaining a foothold in the day, South Africa strike again. Not sure what went wrong, he was undone by a lack of pace perhaps? There too soon and through with the stroke too early, producing the big inside edge. 313/7
Jean-Paul Duminy611001.66270000
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c) b Bresnan13127336720047.98
Alviro Petersen lbw b Anderson0811000.00
Hashim Amla not out 31152979035058.79
Jacques Kallis not out 18232643423155.82
Extras(b 5, lb 4, nb 2, w 2)13
TOTAL189 Ov (RR: 3.37, 803 Mts)637/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Alviro Petersen, 2.4 ov), 2-260 (Graeme Smith, 87.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson41711612.8218916001
2.4 to AN Petersen, got him! And this is a beauty, Petersen forward to play around off stump but is done by one that has absolutely wanged in and struck the back pad, looked plumb. There's no review and the decision was pretty quickly made. It was such steep inswing that beat Petersen on the inside edge and Anderson really pumped up, celebrates with a roar. 1/1
Stuart Broad34611803.4714817010
Graeme Swann521015102.9022515100
Tim Bresnan37214013.7815820001
87.1 to GC Smith, bowled him! No one saw that coming! It was a length ball from Bresnan, tight to off stump and Smith played the ball into his front leg - via a combination of an inside edge and him closing the bat face - the ball bobbling back and on to the stumps to dislodge the bails. That ends another cracking knock from South Africa's captain. 260/2
Ravi Bopara1817804.33639010
Kevin Pietersen301304.3391000
Jonathan Trott401203.00130000
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss (c)c Philander b Imran Tahir27801262033.75
Alastair Cook c †de Villiers b Philander066000.00
Jonathan Trott c †de Villiers b Steyn1027411037.03
Kevin Pietersen  b Morkel1617363094.11
Ian Bell c Kallis b Steyn552202856025.00
Ravi Bopara  b Steyn2255753040.00
Matt Prior c Kallis b Imran Tahir40861415046.51
Tim Bresnan not out 2061912032.78
Stuart Broad c †de Villiers b Steyn0511000.00
Graeme Swann c Petersen b Steyn79111077.77
James Anderson lbw b Imran Tahir424391016.66
Extras(b 11, lb 15, nb 12, w 1)39
TOTAL97 Ov (RR: 2.47, 429 Mts)240
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Alastair Cook, 1.2 ov), 2-32 (Jonathan Trott, 10.2 ov), 3-57 (Kevin Pietersen, 17.3 ov), 4-67 (Andrew Strauss, 26.5 ov), 5-117 (Ravi Bopara, 44.4 ov), 6-203 (Matt Prior, 76.6 ov), 7-210 (Ian Bell, 82.2 ov), 8-210 (Stuart Broad, 84.1 ov), 9-218 (Graeme Swann, 86.5 ov), 10-240 (James Anderson, 96.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel1604112.56765011
17.3 to KP Pietersen, gone! What a blow. Pietersen cleaned up by Morkel, reward for some top-quality fast bowling. Pietersen caught a little on the back foot and basically missed a straight ball, but the short stuff kept him hanging back in the crease. 57/3
Vernon Philander1962911.521003001
1.2 to AN Cook, gone! Early strike for South Africa. Lovely delivery from Philander which nips away late from Cook and takes the outside edge. He didn't do much wrong, played the line and was beaten by a quality delivery. 2/1
Dale Steyn2165652.661038000
10.2 to IJL Trott, gone! Steyn strikes. Trott falls in similar fashion to the first innings as he feels outside off stump against one that moves away a little. 32/2
44.4 to RS Bopara, gone! Five to go for South Africa. Bopara drags on a short wide ball outside off stump, he went to play it through the off side but it takes a bottom edge into middle stump. 117/5
82.2 to IR Bell, caught at slip! And Steyn has taken two balls to strike with the new ball, taken by Kallis at second slip. Bell probably should have left it but decided to try and guide it away but the extra pace of the new ball means the guided stroke went straight to Kallis who claimed a very easy chance. Poor stroke from Bell but after all that great work, England cannot be disappointed with his effort today, another marvellous rearguard action. 210/7
84.1 to SCJ Broad, short and down leg side, loud appeal but not out given, it's reviewed straight away, and the initial replay suggests glove, there is a noise, Hot Spot is inconclusive, is there enough evidence to overturn Asad Rauf? Apparently so and Broad is gone. He did look guilty, South Africa were convinced, the noises matched up and the glove was away from the body so the noise was surely glove, even if Hot Spot couldn't prove it. 210/8
86.5 to GP Swann, caught in the covers and Steyn has five! What a performance with this new ball. Nothing special about this really, a length ball that Swann, not getting forward well enough, has chipped to cover, very simply chance for the fielder. 218/9
Imran Tahir3276331.961624006
26.5 to AJ Strauss, got him! And the England captain goes. Huge wicket for the tourists, Strauss trying to sweep and getting a big top edge to square leg. It was always going to be dangerous with the bounce Tahir was getting but Strauss thought he had to try and get after Tahir and perished trying to be positive. 67/4
76.6 to MJ Prior, sweeps, nicks it and caught at first slip! For a moment it looked as if Prior would hang around - Asad Rauf seemed to be smiling, waiting - then the batsman shook his head and walked. Prior just couldn't curb those attacking instincts, went at one that spun and bounced, with Jacques Kallis clinging on above his head. 203/6
96.6 to JM Anderson, oh here we go, that's out lbw! Turn and it keeps so low, goes under the bat of Anderson and pins him right smack in front, it's reviewed and in fact only umpires call on hitting him in line but going on to hit middle stump. 240/10
Jacques Kallis712203.14324000
Jean-Paul Duminy21301.50100000
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MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2012
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Hashim Amla
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2049
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days19,20,21,22,23 July 2012 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Asad Rauf
Australia
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
England
Michael Gough
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 19 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 267/3 (Alastair Cook 114*, Ian Bell 10*, 90 ov)
Fri, 20 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 86/1 (Graeme Smith 37*, Hashim Amla 47*, 37 ov)
Sat, 21 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 403/2 (Hashim Amla 183*, Jacques Kallis 82*, 135 ov)
Sun, 22 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 102/4 (Ian Bell 14*, Ravi Bopara 15*, 38 ov)
Mon, 23 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 240 (97 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (IR Bell 10, RS Bopara 22, Ex 18)
  • Drinks: England - 135/5 in 51.0 overs (IR Bell 21, MJ Prior 11)
  • England: 150 runs in 57.2 overs (351 balls), Extras 32
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 114 balls (IR Bell 14, MJ Prior 27, Ex 10)
  • Lunch: England - 177/5 in 66.0 overs (IR Bell 36, MJ Prior 29)
  • England: 200 runs in 73.6 overs (452 balls), Extras 38
  • IR Bell: 50 off 189 balls, 250 mins (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: England - 208/6 in 81.0 overs (IR Bell 54, TT Bresnan 1)
  • New Ball Taken: England 208/6 after 81.1 overs (IR Bell 54, TT Bresnan 1)
  • Over 84.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - SCJ Broad (Upheld)
  • Over 96.6: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - JM Anderson (Struck down)
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