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2nd Test, Leeds, Aug 2 - 6 2012, South Africa tour of England
419 & 258/9d
(33 ov, target 253)425 & 130/4
Match drawn
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• The Report by David Hopps

Draw ensues after dice with danger

A Headingley Test that had been marked throughout by cautious, disciplined cricket blazed into life with an unexpected England run chase and, ultimately, a draw.

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Scorer: Harsha Suresh
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
South Africa419/10(139.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Alviro Petersen182 (365)
Graeme Smith52 (93)
Stuart Broad3/96(35)
James Anderson2/61(33.2)
England425/10(126.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Kevin Pietersen149 (214)
Matt Prior68 (89)
Imran Tahir3/92(23.4)
South Africa258/9(67.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
England130/4(33 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 334 runs
ENG: 130/4CRR: 3.93 
Jonathan Trott30 (57)
Ian Bell3 (34)
Jacques Kallis4-2-7-0
Morne Morkel10-4-33-0

But that's it from me. My thanks to Monty and Gnasher for the commentary alongside myself from Headingley. Until Lord's, so long....



Plenty more action to come here on ESPNcricinfo. We. have a T20 between India and Sri Lanka tomorrow at 13.30 GMT so tune in for that and also log on for all the County Championship action, a new round with plenty of games starts tomorrow.



Unfortunately we can't bring you the presentation tonight because of the late finish, coverage isn't available to us. But, as ever, there will be plenty of reaction from both camps. Firdose Moonda will be mulling over South Africa's performance - on the brink of more history, they have maintained their unbeaten run away from home remember. And George Dobell will assess how England can win the third Test and maintain their No. 1 ranking. Already we have the blow by blow account of today's action by David Hopps.



So South Africa remain 1-0 up in the series and go to Lord's needing only a draw to secure the series and go to No. 1 in the world Test rankings. That match takes place in a couple of week's time, and we'll be there as ever to bring you all the coverage from August 16.



And there's the draw with Graeme Smith finally offering his hand. It was his declaration that set up a chase here this evening and England were never really in the chase but in the end did well to have a go to start with and then bat out solidly for the draw.



32.6
Kallis to Trott, no run

full and wide, left alone outside off

32.5
4
Kallis to Trott, FOUR runs

full and solidly timed away past cover, really well timed

32.4
Kallis to Trott, no run

step across the off stump and blocked into midwicket

32.3
Kallis to Trott, no run

bumper down the leg side, poor again

32.2
Kallis to Trott, no run

through to the keeper, left outside off

32.1
Kallis to Trott, no run

just outside off and blocked coming forward

Smith carrying on...

end of over 327 runs
ENG: 126/4CRR: 3.93 
Jonathan Trott26 (51)
Ian Bell3 (34)
Morne Morkel10-4-33-0
Jacques Kallis3-2-3-0
31.6
1
Morkel to Trott, 1 run

goes for the yorker again, Trott digs it out and gets it to long leg

31.5
Morkel to Trott, no run

back of a length that bounces again, wide enough to leave outside off stump

Again why not all out attack...

31.4
4
Morkel to Trott, FOUR runs

gets one right and this takes the shoulder of the bat and flies wide of third slip, away from the despairing dive of the slip

31.3
Morkel to Trott, no run

good yorker and well kept out by Trott

31.2
Morkel to Trott, no run

short and blocked outside off

31.1
2
Morkel to Trott, 2 runs

rides the bounce and plays past short leg, they take two to long leg

Smith wants to keep going...eight overs to go...

end of over 31Maiden
ENG: 119/4CRR: 3.83 
Ian Bell3 (34)
Jonathan Trott19 (45)
Jacques Kallis3-2-3-0
Morne Morkel9-4-26-0
30.6
Kallis to Bell, no run

blocked just outside off

30.5
1lb
Kallis to Trott, 1 leg bye

down the leg side, Trott gets well out of the way, evasive action so they take a leg bye off the body, he got the hands inside it well

30.4
Kallis to Trott, no run

short and down the leg side, easily ducked

Short leg goes in...

30.3
Kallis to Trott, no run

forward and played out to point

30.2
Kallis to Trott, no run

better, rises up and Trott gets on top of it and guides it towards gully, just about, definite bounce for Kallis

30.1
Kallis to Trott, no run

wide and left alone, they haven't bowled too well since drinks to be fair

Nine overs left, fading light, surely this is end of game...

end of over 30Maiden
ENG: 118/4CRR: 3.93 
Ian Bell3 (33)
Jonathan Trott19 (40)
Morne Morkel9-4-26-0
Jacques Kallis2-1-3-0
29.6
Morkel to Bell, no run

length and played towards the on side again

29.5
Morkel to Bell, no run

full again and blocked to mid on

Best performances - batters
Alviro Petersen
AN Petersen
182 runs (365)
23 fours
0 six
Control80%
Productive shot
leg glance
64 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Kevin Pietersen portrait
KP Pietersen
149 runs (214)
22 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
41 runs
7 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad
O
16.4
M
2
R
69
W
5
ECO
4.13
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad
O
35
M
10
R
96
W
3
ECO
2.74
Match details
Headingley, Leeds
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of England
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen
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
James Taylor
James Taylor
Umpires
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
Australia Image
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Nick Cook
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe