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2nd Test, Leeds, August 02 - 06, 2012, South Africa tour of England
419 & 258/9d
(T:253) 425 & 130/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
1/26, 149 & 3/52
South Africa 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
c †Prior b Broad18236553323049.86
c Bell b Bresnan52931704055.91
run out (Bresnan/†Prior)914172064.28
c Cook b Anderson1930384063.33
b Broad471071349043.92
b Finn069000.00
st †Prior b Pietersen19741113025.67
not out 48941306051.06
c Bresnan b Finn1320243065.00
c Cook b Broad1927423070.37
c Cook b Anderson0614000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 6)11
TOTAL139.2 Ov (RR: 3.00, 619 Mins)419
Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Graeme Smith, 37.2 ov), 2-132 (Hashim Amla, 40.1 ov), 3-157 (Jacques Kallis, 49.5 ov), 4-254 (AB de Villiers, 82.6 ov), 5-259 (Dale Steyn, 85.1 ov), 6-318 (Jacques Rudolph, 110.2 ov), 7-353 (Alviro Petersen, 120.4 ov), 8-375 (Vernon Philander, 126.5 ov), 9-414 (Morne Morkel, 136.2 ov), 10-419 (Imran Tahir, 139.2 ov)
49.5 to JH Kallis, slashed, edged and Cook has clung on to a blinder! Kallis has largely eschewed playing at balls outside off, this one wasn't quite roomy enough to cut and a top edge squirted low to second slip, where Cook, plunging to his right, managed to cushion the ball into his grasp millimetres above the ground. 157/3
139.2 to Imran Tahir, that'll do it, Tahir pushing at another regulation corridor botherer, a thick edge flying low to second slip, where Cook bags it. Never mind about Petersen, Cook's caught three!. 419/10
82.6 to AB de Villiers, gone, played on! After ball-upon-ball of solid defensive work, de Villiers is a bit late getting his bat down, leaving a slight gap and cannoning the ball down on to his off stump. England have broken through late on, though another South African has played a part in their dismissal. 254/4
120.4 to AN Petersen, gone! Is it? England think it's caught behind. Given not out by Rod Tucker and Strauss reviews straight away. Hot Spot shows a big edge. Clearly out. Petersen is finally dislodged. Another nice delivery from Broad which decked away late as Petersen pushed firmly at it. 353/7
136.2 to M Morkel, there he goes, lofting to mid-off. Morkel was keen to have a swing but his aerial drive didn't come off the middle and looped tamely to Alastair Cook. 414/9
85.1 to DW Steyn, bowled him, neck and crop! That was a Vanish delivery from Finn and the Steyn is removed! Pitched up slightly, holding its line and clattering into the top of off. 259/5
126.5 to VD Philander, England chip away. The short ball works (eventually) as Philander goes for a pull and doesn't keep it down. Not sure he even tried to keep it down and the catch is easily taken at deep square-leg by Bresnan, who gets a big cheer from the Yorkshire crowd. 375/8
37.2 to GC Smith, yes Bresnan can! Flicked to backward square leg! Terrible error from Smith, a full leg stump ball and he's tucked it straight to the fielder, a disaster for Smith and finally England break through after 10 hours and 3 minutes in this series. You have to say it's a wicket largely undeserved from the way England have bowled since lunch. 120/1
110.2 to JA Rudolph, Pietersen strikes with his second ball, Rudolph failing to get his foot back over the line! KP got BIG turn (are you watching Swanny) and Rudolph leaned too far out trying to defend. Prior whips off the bails and after the third umpire had a long look at it, he decided that Rudolph hadn't quite managed to get a stud back in the crease. 318/6
England 1st Innings 
c †de Villiers b Steyn371061547034.90
lbw b Philander24781132030.76
c Smith b Steyn35771216045.45
lbw b Morkel14921432122169.62
c Smith b Kallis1129410137.93
b Morkel341041534032.69
c Steyn b Imran Tahir68891308076.40
c Smith b Philander950570018.00
c sub (F du Plessis) b Imran Tahir18120012.50
b Imran Tahir816192050.00
not out 00300-
Extras(b 7, lb 17, nb 11, w 14)49
TOTAL126.4 Ov (RR: 3.35, 570 Mins)425
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Alastair Cook, 25.3 ov), 2-85 (Andrew Strauss, 34.4 ov), 3-142 (Jonathan Trott, 51.3 ov), 4-173 (Ian Bell, 61.2 ov), 5-320 (James Taylor, 95.3 ov), 6-351 (Kevin Pietersen, 105.2 ov), 7-396 (Tim Bresnan, 119.6 ov), 8-407 (Stuart Broad, 122.6 ov), 9-420 (Matt Prior, 126.1 ov), 10-425 (James Anderson, 126.4 ov)
95.3 to JWA Taylor, bowled him! Taylor's fine resistance on debut comes to an end. He wasn't forward to the full length ball around off stump and it cannoned into the stumps off the inside edge. Headingley gives him a big ovation, he's played well.. 320/5
105.2 to KP Pietersen, gone! What a start to the day. Perfect for South Africa. Full, nipped into Pietersen and that's as plumb as you'll see. He was caught in the crease early on but an excellent delivery by Morkel.. 351/6
25.3 to AN Cook, gone! Given lbw, but Cook reviews. This looks very good. He didn't nick it, not going over, pitched in line and it's hitting middle stump half way up. Wasted review. Always looked plumb. Was the perfect delivery from Philander, full and just shaping back into Cook who was caught on the crease.. 65/1
119.6 to TT Bresnan, gone! Breakthrough for South Africa and an edge carries to first slip. Testing length outside off, hint of movement, and Bresnan pushed at it to give Smith a catch by his shin. 396/7
34.4 to AJ Strauss, caught behind! Strauss couldn't leave that! Steyn pitches on a good length closer to the left-hander from round the wicket and slants the ball in towards off stump. Bounces quite a bit as well. Strauss has been able to let previous deliveries go but he must play this one. He pokes at it from the crease and nicks to de Villiers. 85/2
51.3 to IJL Trott, gone! Another loose shot from an England batsman. No footwork as he goes to play the cut and the edge flies quickly, and low, to Smith at first slip. That was pretty horrid from Trott. Another stand is broken just as it starts to develop.. 142/3
61.2 to IR Bell, another goes! My goodness this is shocking from England. Was a full, tempting delivery from Kallis which Bell obligingly chased with a flat-foot drive and edged to first slip. Smith, who took the catch, will think it's Christmas time.. 173/4
122.6 to SCJ Broad, top-edged and gone, Broad miscuing a swipe to midwicket, where Faf du Plessis takes a tumbling catch. Bit of a ugly shot from Broad, got under the ball rather than through it and England are eight down. 407/8
126.1 to MJ Prior, another one for Tahir, Prior trying to crack on and top-edging a sweep all the way out to long leg. It was full and outside the line of leg and a bit of bounce undid the batsman. 420/9
126.4 to JM Anderson, that'll do it, bowled 'im! Tahir pushed through a quicker leg break on off and Anderson tried to mow him across the Pennines, only to be castled. 425/10
South Africa 2nd Innings 
lbw b Pietersen6912216812056.55
c Taylor b Pietersen521171884044.44
c Cook b Pietersen2841584068.29
lbw b Broad4445595097.77
c †Prior b Broad2732502184.37
lbw b Broad011000.00
lbw b Broad68121075.00
not out 1621383076.19
c & b Anderson311150027.27
c Cook b Broad108620125.00
Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
TOTAL67.4 Ov (RR: 3.81, 305 Mins)258/9d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Jacques Rudolph, 37.2 ov), 2-129 (Graeme Smith, 41.5 ov), 3-182 (Hashim Amla, 51.5 ov), 4-209 (AB de Villiers, 55.4 ov), 5-209 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 55.5 ov), 6-223 (Vernon Philander, 59.1 ov), 7-230 (Jacques Kallis, 61.5 ov), 8-247 (Dale Steyn, 66.1 ov), 9-258 (Morne Morkel, 67.4 ov)
66.1 to DW Steyn, punched back and Anderson plunges at full stretch to his left to pluck a fantastic caught-and-bowled! He might have shelled a few in the slips but he made no mistake there, as Steyn punched a full-length ball back at him. 247/8
55.4 to AB de Villiers, full and straight and got him lbw! De Villiers seemed to just miss it. It was right up there and the finger went up very quickly. Straightforward decision and de Villiers seemed to try and whip it away to leg, missed and was in front of leg stump. 209/4
55.5 to JP Duminy, full and straight and lbw again! Hitting the off stump. Duminy got in a right old tangle with his feet and was trapped in front, like de Villiers, trapped low on the pad, couldn't get the bat in the way in time. 209/5
59.1 to VD Philander, Broad again, lbw again! A nip-backer that beat Big Vern's forward push and hit the back pad in line, on first look, with off stump. Simple cricket again from Broad, pretty full and pretty straight but this time he got it to dart back and beat the inside edge. 223/6
61.5 to JH Kallis, gloved through to the keeper and got him! Prior takes the catch and Broad has a fourth wicket. It was back of a length, Kallis tried to get out of the way and couldn't, ending up gloving it through to the keeper. Tried to sway out of the way but it grazed the left glove. 230/7
67.4 to M Morkel, back of a length and this time Morkle perishes, scooping the ball to midwicket - that's a five-for for Broad, who has relegated Pietersen to second in England's bowling stakes. 258/9
37.2 to JA Rudolph, gets one to turn and given out lbw the finger goes up straight away but they go for a review. This turned and hit the back pad and is plumb! Pietersen gets Rudolph again! Three balls in the match Rudolph has faced against Pietersen and and two wickets! Remarkable. But that was well bowled, tossed up from around the wicket and it turned. 120/1
41.5 to GC Smith, on leg stump, Smith drives and the ball bobbles up in the air to be caught by Taylor at short leg. Davis gives it ... and after a bit of thought, Smith reviews. Looks like Smith might have scraped his bat on the ground, with the ball popping up off the pad ... but Asad Rauf decides there isn't enough evidence to overturn the on-field call and Smith has to go. 129/2
51.5 to HM Amla, another one falls to KP's wicked spinning arm! This time it comes off a full toss, which Amla bashes straight to extra-cover - he hit that pretty hard and Cook did well to hang on to it. That's Amla's first dismissal by a bowler in the series. 182/3
England 2nd Innings (T: 253 runs)
c Imran Tahir b Philander1281430150.00
c Rudolph b Steyn4662795174.19
c & b Duminy2233452066.66
not out 3057923052.63
run out (Smith/†de Villiers)751110140.00
not out 33461008.82
Extras(lb 8, nb 1, w 1)10
TOTAL33 Ov (RR: 3.93, 154 Mins)130/4
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Kevin Pietersen, 3.1 ov), 2-75 (Andrew Strauss, 13.6 ov), 3-90 (Alastair Cook, 17.4 ov), 4-106 (Matt Prior, 19.4 ov)
3.1 to KP Pietersen, length ball, Pietersen attacks but can't clear mid-on! The sword does for him after a brief flash. He tried to advance on Philander but the shot hit near the splice and looped to the fielder. 21/1
17.4 to AN Cook, and the ball change does the trick! Blow for England, Cook playing to leg gets a leading edge to short extra cover. It was on a length and Cook played slightly across it, enough to chip to the fielder, could this be game on for South Africa now perhaps?. 90/3
13.6 to AJ Strauss, out now a full toss is patted back to Duminy for an easy catch. It worked for Pietersen earlier on and now works for Duminy too. A terrible full toss outside off that Strauss gets off the toe of the bat straight back to the bowler, a miserable few seconds of cricket. 75/2
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Thu, 02 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 262/5 (Alviro Petersen 124*, Jacques Rudolph 1*, 87 ov)
Fri, 03 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 48/0 (Andrew Strauss 19*, Alastair Cook 20*, 18 ov)
Sat, 04 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 351/5 (Kevin Pietersen 149*, Matt Prior 20*, 105 ov)
Sun, 05 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 39/0 (Jacques Rudolph 21*, Graeme Smith 17*, 17 ov)
Mon, 06 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 130/4 (33 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 20.3 overs (123 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 123 balls (JA Rudolph 28, GC Smith 21, Ex 1)
  • Rain: South Africa - 76/0 in 26.0 overs (JA Rudolph 47, GC Smith 27)
  • JA Rudolph: 50 off 92 balls, 122 mins (9 x 4)
  • Rain: South Africa - 90/0 in 30.5 overs (JA Rudolph 55, GC Smith 33)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 32.2 overs (194 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 194 balls (JA Rudolph 65, GC Smith 34, Ex 2)
  • Over 37.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - JA Rudolph (Struck down)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 123/1 in 38.0 overs (GC Smith 50, HM Amla 1)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 103 balls, 172 mins (4 x 4)
  • Over 39.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - GC Smith (Struck down)
  • Over 41.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - GC Smith (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 45.2 overs (272 balls), Extras 3
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (HM Amla 22, AB de Villiers 28, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 182/3 in 51.5 overs (AB de Villiers 30)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 53.6 overs (324 balls), Extras 3
  • Tea: South Africa - 239/7 in 65.0 overs (AN Petersen 10, DW Steyn 0)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 67.1 overs (403 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 258/9 in 67.4 overs (AN Petersen 16)
  • England 2nd innings
  • England: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (AN Cook 25, AJ Strauss 19, Ex 6)
  • Over 14.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - AN Cook (Struck down)
  • England: 100 runs in 19.2 overs (117 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: England - 114/4 in 24.0 overs (IJL Trott 18, IR Bell 1)
Headingley, Leeds
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2051
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.30-14.10, Tea 16.00-16.40, Close 19.00
Match days2,3,4,5,6 August 2012 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee