RESULT
3rd Test, Lord's, August 16 - 20, 2012, South Africa tour of England
309 & 351
(T:346) 315 & 294

South Africa won by 51 runs

Player Of The Match
61, 2/48, 35 & 5/30
vernon-philander
Player Of The Series
482 runs
hashim-amla
South Africa 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)c †Prior b Anderson1429371048.27
Alviro Petersen c †Prior b Finn2254884040.74
Hashim Amla  b Finn1330533043.33
Jacques Kallis c †Prior b Finn39140033.33
AB de Villiers c Cook b Anderson2747856057.44
Jacques Rudolph  b Swann421031465040.77
Jean-Paul Duminy c †Prior b Anderson611581676038.60
Vernon Philander st †Prior b Swann61931836065.59
Dale Steyn c Swann b Broad2647504055.31
Morne Morkel c †Prior b Finn2536324069.44
Imran Tahir not out 22200100.00
Extras(b 7, lb 5, w 1)13
TOTAL101.2 Ov (RR: 3.04, 437 Mts)309
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Graeme Smith, 8.3 ov), 2-49 (Alviro Petersen, 18.3 ov), 3-50 (Hashim Amla, 18.6 ov), 4-54 (Jacques Kallis, 20.3 ov), 5-105 (AB de Villiers, 38.1 ov), 6-163 (Jacques Rudolph, 57.3 ov), 7-235 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 80.3 ov), 8-270 (Dale Steyn, 91.4 ov), 9-307 (Morne Morkel, 100.4 ov), 10-309 (Vernon Philander, 101.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson2957632.6213912000
8.3 to GC Smith, full and wide, Smith swings and does he edge through to the keeper? England think so and immediately review umpire Dharmasena's not out decision. Doubt centred on whether the ball bounced before or after hitting the bat, the toe of which also banged into the ground ... but replays show a definite nick through to the keeper and the review succeeds!. 22/1
38.1 to AB de Villiers, full, drawn into driving and a low edge flies to third slip where Cook takes a fantastic catch! For all that de Villiers can seem an lbw candidate, he nicked off in the corridor in regulation fashion there and England have clung on to a tough chance where earlier in the series they were shelling easy ones. 105/5
80.3 to JP Duminy, wide, leaving him ... and he's bottom-edged through to Prior! Duminy's given it away, after hauling South Africa up towards a respectable total, swishing at a ball he could have left well alone and scraping a thin nick to the keeper. 235/7
Stuart Broad2446912.871068000
91.4 to DW Steyn, this time Steyn does connect and second slip pouches the catch! Broad gets his reward, a regulation thick snick as Steyn tried to mow the ball down the ground. He'd obviously had enough of protecting his head from short balls. 270/8
Steven Finn1827544.167912010
18.3 to AN Petersen, gone! Finn makes his mark. And he's not kicked the stumps. Short of a length angling down the leg side, Petersen pushed away from his body and it comes off the glove to Prior who takes a good tumbling catch to his left. 49/2
18.6 to HM Amla, gone! Two in the over! What an over from Finn. Beautiful delivery, full length which nips back between bat and pad to crash into the top of off stump. For once, Amla's footwork just let him down but full credit to Finn.. 50/3
20.3 to JH Kallis, We have another review for a catch down the leg side. Was the hand even on the bat? This is a tight call. Is there clear evidence it actually hit the glove? There's a noise for sure. The ball has brushed the bottom hand but it is off the bat by the looks of these replays. Enough doubt for a not-out by the looks of it, but Rod Tucker having a long look. Oh, my goodness, he's given him! This will be controversial. That hand did not look as though it was on the bat and, remember, it was given not out on the field. Had to be conclusive evidence. 54/4
100.4 to M Morkel, slashes at a wide one and feathers through to Prior who takes a fine diving catch! Finn went round the wicket, sent down a pretty filthy ball, short and wide, which Morkel chased. It came off the toe, flew towards first slip but wouldn't have reached him, with Prior going for it one-handed to his left and coming up trumps. 307/9
Graeme Swann24.266322.581096000
57.3 to JA Rudolph, bowled him! Back of a length and Rudolph has played across it and been bowled, poor stroke and that's the breakthrough England wanted. Rudolph tried to work it into the leg side and got an bit of an inside edge into middle stump, poor way to go. 163/6
101.2 to VD Philander, Philander advances, Swann drags it down and he's well out of his ground as the ball sails through to Prior, who completes the stumping. Philander obviously decided it wasn't worth waiting to see how long Tahir lasted, but his first attempt at a Farah (Mighty Mo) failed. 309/10
Jonathan Trott611402.33261000
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss (c) b Morkel2036452055.55
Alastair Cook c Kallis b Steyn740631017.50
Jonathan Trott lbw b Steyn810142080.00
Ian Bell c Petersen b Philander581572107036.94
James Taylor c Smith b Morkel1025352040.00
Jonny Bairstow  b Morkel9519631013048.46
Matt Prior c Kallis b Philander2758794046.55
Stuart Broad c Amla b Steyn1622382072.72
Graeme Swann not out 3753944069.81
James Anderson c Rudolph b Steyn1218260066.66
Steven Finn c Duminy b Morkel1034401029.41
Extras(lb 10, nb 4, w 1)15
TOTAL107.3 Ov (RR: 2.93, 468 Mts)315
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Andrew Strauss, 10.4 ov), 2-38 (Jonathan Trott, 13.5 ov), 3-39 (Alastair Cook, 15.2 ov), 4-54 (James Taylor, 23.2 ov), 5-178 (Ian Bell, 61.5 ov), 6-221 (Matt Prior, 80.1 ov), 7-252 (Stuart Broad, 87.3 ov), 8-264 (Jonny Bairstow, 92.4 ov), 9-283 (James Anderson, 97.6 ov), 10-315 (Steven Finn, 107.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel28.368042.801389004
10.4 to AJ Strauss, gone! Morkel's got him again! He's fully deserved that wicket after working over both openers. This was a fuller delivery, came back with the angle and goes past Strauss' inside edge to crash into the stumps. Strauss really has no answer to Morkel. The umpire checks for the no-ball but it's fine. What a time to strike for South Africa. 29/1
23.2 to JWA Taylor, got him! Taylor feeling a little outside the off stump and nicking to first slip where it carries through low and Smith hangs on well coming forward, a good grab. Probing line again and it produces an edge, Taylor's inexperience perhaps showing there as he followed it slightly and got a healthy edge that was well taken. 54/4
92.4 to JM Bairstow, oh bowled him! What a shame for Bairstow, he was aiming towards midwicket and it got past his flick and into middle and off stumps, simply played around it and probably got done under the pressure, saw a straighter ball, tried to work it away and paid the price, patience pays off for South Africa who have bowled really well to him for the last half hour. 264/8
107.3 to ST Finn, miscued drive and this loops to point, where Duminy makes sure he doesn't do a Smith, to send Finn on his way for a useful 10. 315/10
Vernon Philander2494822.001185000
61.5 to IR Bell, Philander strikes, caught at third slip! He's been metronomic with his line in this over and finally Bell's flirt results in a kiss of the edge, the ball flying low to to Petersen, who makes no mistake, despite the long wait. 178/5
80.1 to MJ Prior, gone! The new ball works first ball. Very loose shot by Prior who chases a full delivery that swings away and gets a big edge to second slip where Kallis takes a neat catch. That couldn't have gone better for South Africa. 221/6
Dale Steyn2949443.2413314000
13.5 to IJL Trott, full, angling in, Trott misses trying to play to leg, cry for leg before, not out and Smith goes for a review, looked to be sliding down for me, he didn't hit it, did it straighten, yes it did that is out and Trott's bad run against Steyn continues. It was fired in straight and Trott missed it, we've seen that before, an excellent review from Smith. 38/2
15.2 to AN Cook, got him! Cook inexplicably really chases a wide one and nicks to Kallis at second slip, that is a very good grab by the slip fielder and more importantly that is shocking, shocking stroke by Cook, and as I said, totally inexplicable. He leant out and chased a full, wide delivery that was angled across him, for some reason tried to drive it and nicked off, very very poor judgement from Cook, most unlike him. 39/3
87.3 to SCJ Broad, got him! Short ball into the hip and Broad fends it off so awkwardly he chips it to short leg. Hostile delivery and Broad was cramped up trying to ride it into the leg side but played it badly and chipped up a simple chance to Amla, looked to be straight off the shoulder of the bat. 252/7
97.6 to JM Anderson, and the short ball works! Rudolph runs in from point to take the catch after Anderson loops the ball high into the air off the shoulder of the bat, he was trying to get out of the way of a real snorter ... and you can't more out of the way than back in the dressing room. 283/9
Jacques Kallis1232902.41593010
Imran Tahir1435403.85567000
South Africa 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alviro Petersen lbw b Broad2473893032.87
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Swann23631023036.50
Hashim Amla  b Finn12120528710059.02
Jacques Kallis lbw b Finn3158915053.44
Dale Steyn c Taylor b Broad938651023.68
AB de Villiers c Strauss b Finn431001354043.00
Jacques Rudolph c †Prior b Finn1129421037.93
Jean-Paul Duminy not out 26931414027.95
Vernon Philander c Bairstow b Anderson3567815052.23
Morne Morkel st †Prior b Swann918251050.00
Imran Tahir  b Anderson1480025.00
Extras(b 6, lb 8, nb 2, w 2)18
TOTAL124.2 Ov (RR: 2.82, 538 Mts)351
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Graeme Smith, 21.5 ov), 2-50 (Alviro Petersen, 24.3 ov), 3-131 (Jacques Kallis, 46.1 ov), 4-164 (Dale Steyn, 58.5 ov), 5-259 (Hashim Amla, 88.1 ov), 6-268 (AB de Villiers, 90.6 ov), 7-282 (Jacques Rudolph, 96.5 ov), 8-336 (Vernon Philander, 118.3 ov), 9-348 (Morne Morkel, 123.1 ov), 10-351 (Imran Tahir, 124.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson25.247322.881106011
118.3 to VD Philander, cut to point and caught so Anderson goes make the breakthrough, Philander has simply cut a short wide one to the fielder, a mistake but his contribution has tipped things significantly in South Africa's favour. But this is a poor ending, trying to cut away a wide long hop he has picked out Bairstow perfectly, Anderson might have slipped on the popping crease too. 336/8
124.2 to Imran Tahir, and that's it, a full toss shatters the stumps as Tahir backs away! South Africa are all out and England will need to chase down a record target of 346 in order to retain their No. 1 ranking. 351/10
Stuart Broad2128524.048311001
24.3 to AN Petersen, full and straight and gone, lbw! Petersen played across the line and the ball cannoned into the front pad, Broad's face lit up almost as quickly as Simon Taufel's finger went skyward. Petersen, having scored 10 runs off his last 47 balls, has been winkled out and that hole gapes a little wider!. 50/2
58.5 to DW Steyn, gone, England break through with a short ball. Angled into Steyn and he fends it awkwardly off the splice of the bat to offer a simple catch to Taylor at short leg. 164/4
Graeme Swann47149422.0022811000
21.5 to GC Smith, flatter, angled in at the stumps, rush of blood for Smith, who sweeps wildly and is hit on the front pad! He thinks long and hard about reviewing but eventually elects not to and Hawk Eye suggests he was just in line, it would have stayed umpire's call, with the ball to go on and hit middle. 46/1
123.1 to M Morkel, beaten outside off, then Prior whips off the bails and they've gone upstairs and this is out Prior has waited for Morkel to lift his back foot, then whipped off the bails at just the right point, absolutely superb work from Prior, he tried it earlier with Rudolph but didn't get it right, this time however, he was spot on. For some reason, Morkel takes a stride out of his crease and then lifts the back foot! No idea why he's done that but it was fabulous work from Prior. 348/9
Steven Finn2757442.741278010
46.1 to JH Kallis, hit on the pad, big appeal and Kallis goes straight upstairs reckoning he hit it, I don't think he's hit it, it was given out, he was hit on the back leg, is this going over, clipping the stumps will do for England and indeed it is clipping the stumps, more than clipping in fact and Kallis is gone what a big wicket for England. Well bowled from Finn who was wide on the crease and angled one past the defensive push of Kallis. 131/3
88.1 to HM Amla, oh what a beauty! Taken out off stump, that straightens up the hill and beats the outside edge onto off stump, absolutely cracker from Finn, crucially on the right length drawing the batsman forward and for the second time in the match, Finn produces a gem to get rid of Amla. 259/5
90.6 to AB de Villiers, another one! And now de Villiers is caught at slip, superb length and again goes up the hill, takes the outside edge and Strauss bags the chance at slip, a double quick strike for Finn and are England back in this now? Finn gets it absolutely on the spot, de Villiers was squared up and got an thick outside edge that went to Strauss at waist height, he would have been shot if he had spilled that. 268/6
96.5 to JA Rudolph, another screamer in the corridor outside off and Rudolph goes, snicking through to the keeper! This is a tremendous spell from Finn, who couldn't be more menacing if he was a grey triangle circling in the shallows at the beach ... It was a good length ball, lifting and straightening as Rudolph squared up to defend, caressing the outside edge on its way past. A corker!. 282/7
Jonathan Trott401102.75181000
England 2nd Innings (T: 346 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss (c)lbw b Philander110180010.00
Alastair Cook lbw b Philander33900100.00
Jonathan Trott c Kallis b Steyn631592137039.62
Ian Bell c Smith b Philander437640010.81
James Taylor run out (Amla/Steyn/†de Villiers)423340017.39
Jonny Bairstow  b Imran Tahir54476880114.89
Matt Prior c Smith b Philander731301698056.15
Stuart Broad c Amla b Kallis3742692188.09
Graeme Swann run out (Rudolph/Imran Tahir)41344152120.58
James Anderson not out 412280033.33
Steven Finn c Kallis b Philander011000.00
Extras(b 7, nb 1, w 2)10
TOTAL82.5 Ov (RR: 3.54, 363 Mts)294
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Alastair Cook, 1.2 ov), 2-6 (Andrew Strauss, 3.5 ov), 3-34 (Ian Bell, 18.3 ov), 4-45 (James Taylor, 25.6 ov), 5-134 (Jonny Bairstow, 42.6 ov), 6-146 (Jonathan Trott, 51.1 ov), 7-208 (Stuart Broad, 67.4 ov), 8-282 (Graeme Swann, 78.4 ov), 9-294 (Matt Prior, 82.4 ov), 10-294 (Steven Finn, 82.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel1735803.41715021
Vernon Philander14.543052.02692000
1.2 to AN Cook, pitched up and hit bang in front - gone! Philander may have had a quiet series but he starts with a bang here, bringing one back into Cook on a full length, inside the line of his defensive push, similar to his first-inings dismissal at Headingley. Would have gone on to hit the top of off. 5/1
3.5 to AJ Strauss, disastrous decision to leave and Strauss is nailed bang in front of middle! Philander has decapitated England in the gloaming at Lord's, the crowd falls silent and Strauss trudges off. He wanted to do anything other than play at Philander, such was his uncertainty, and he ended up shouldering arms to a fullish ball that helds its line, hit him on the knee roll and left Taufel with an easy decision. 6/2
18.3 to IR Bell, gone! Smith juggled it but held on at the second attempt. Bell flashing away outside off stump to a back-of-a-length delivery and the top flies towards first slip where it jumps out Smith's hands but he stays calm and grabs the rebound. 34/3
82.4 to MJ Prior, edged and this time he has to go! Prior's valiant knock is over and England's jig is almost up. Philander has worked the trick, drawing a loose shot drive outside off, clipping the edge and flying low to first slip, where Smith crouches to take it cleanly. 294/9
82.5 to ST Finn, full and seaming away, edged ... and taken, low at second slip! Finn goes first ball and that's the match, the series right there in Kallis' big bucket grip! South Africa have held their nerve and Philander has bagged a richly deserved five. 294/10
Dale Steyn1646113.81739100
51.1 to IJL Trott, and that's a magnificent dismissal, Kallis diving to his left to take the catch off a brute of a lifter outside off! Steyn removes Trott again, with his first ball after lunch, it was right on the money, banged in and rising as Trott played with an angled blade, a thick edge soaring into the slips where Kallis closed his big bear hands around it. 146/6
Jacques Kallis1125014.54456100
67.4 to SCJ Broad, and now the short ball works as Broad hooks down to long leg and Amla comes in to take the catch, a good grab too coming in a few yards off the rope and took the catch low down with both hands, so the bouncer works again to Broad. 208/7
Imran Tahir2438813.66958100
42.6 to JM Bairstow, got him, bowled! Bairstow stays back and the ball scuttles through low to end a busy, stirring innings. It pitched on leg and spun across, the batsman should have been forward and cou'dn't get his bat down as the ball clattered into off. 134/5
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MATCH DETAILS
Lord's, London
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2012
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Vernon Philander
Player Of The Series
South Africa
Hashim Amla
England
Matt Prior
Series resultSouth Africa won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2053
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days16,17,18,19,20 August 2012 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
England
Peter Hartley
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 16 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 262/7 (Vernon Philander 46*, Dale Steyn 21*, 87.4 ov)
Fri, 17 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 208/5 (Jonny Bairstow 72*, Matt Prior 22*, 72 ov)
Sat, 18 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 145/3 (Hashim Amla 57*, Dale Steyn 0*, 50 ov)
Sun, 19 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 16/2 (Jonathan Trott 6*, Ian Bell 4*, 13 ov)
Mon, 20 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 294 (82.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: England - 45/4 in 26.0 overs (IJL Trott 25)
  • England: 50 runs in 27.6 overs (168 balls), Extras 8
  • Over 33.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - JM Bairstow (Struck down)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (IJL Trott 15, JM Bairstow 36, Ex 0)
  • England: 100 runs in 35.2 overs (212 balls), Extras 8
  • IJL Trott: 50 off 126 balls, 166 mins (6 x 4)
  • Lunch: England - 120/4 in 40.0 overs (IJL Trott 57, JM Bairstow 43)
  • JM Bairstow: 50 off 41 balls, 58 mins (8 x 4)
  • England: 150 runs in 51.3 overs (309 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: England - 174/6 in 55.0 overs (MJ Prior 14, SCJ Broad 23)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (MJ Prior 15, SCJ Broad 35, Ex 0)
  • England: 200 runs in 65.4 overs (394 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: England - 221/7 in 70.0 overs (MJ Prior 35, GP Swann 12)
  • England: 250 runs in 74.4 overs (448 balls), Extras 9
  • MJ Prior: 50 off 107 balls, 128 mins (5 x 4)
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (MJ Prior 17, GP Swann 35, Ex 1)
  • New Ball Taken: England 288/8 after 81.1 overs (MJ Prior 69, JM Anderson 2)
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