Lord’s Test: South Africa win by 51 runs, clinch series 2-0
Zeenews Sports Bureau
London: And South Africa have won. Philander dismissed Prior (73) and Finn (0) off successive deliveries to complete his five-wicket haul and take his side to the Numero Uno position in Tests. What a match!
Update 8: Swann’s cameo comes an end
Graeme Swann one again made some useful contribution with the bat (41 from 34) before becoming the second English batsman to be run-out. Imran Tahir showed some good presence of mind by collecting the ball well and throwing it on the stumps.
Update 7: Broad’s out for 37
Kallis is finally rewarded for some good bowling, pitches in a short ball, Broad was surprised by the pace at which it was bowled, and he hit it high in the air and Hashim Amla, ‘almost’ misjudged the catch. South Africa now just three wickets away from victory.
Update 6: Steyn strikes, dismisses Trott for 63
Only someone like Jacques Kallis could have taken that fantastic catch at slips. Steyn fired in a short ball and a thick edge flew towards slips where Kallis took a great catch to his left. In comes Stuart Broad.
Update 5: Imran Tahir gets the breakthrough, big wicket of Bairstow (54)
Tahir tossed it outside the leg-stump and the ball spun and crashed onto the off-stump. Big blow for England. But Bairstow has had a great Test match. He was England’s highest scorer in the first innings (95).
Update 4: Trott reaches 50, rebuilds innings with Bairstow
The two have so far added unbeaten 66 runs for the fifth wicket. Trott (50*), Bairstow (42*). Bairstow is scoring boundaries at will. He has so far scored 42 runs from 30 balls with 7 boundaries.
Update 3: James Taylor run-out for 4
Something which the hosts didn’t want at this time- a run-out! Huge mess up between Trott and Taylor. Trott worked that towards wide of mid-on and the ball stopped just short of the boundary. Taylor wanted a fourth, Trot wasn’t sure as he stopped midway and it’s a very unhappy England dugout there!
Update 2: Philander dismisses Bell for 4
And as expected, Philander continues to be the wrecker-in-chief. He picks his third wicket as Bell nicks one to the slips, where Smith takes it in second attempt.
Update 1: England have an uphill task ahead
The hosts have an uphill task ahead. The Proteas set them a target of 346 runs and England lost their openers Andrew Strauss (1) and Alastair Cook (3) early in the innings.
Philander looked unplayable at times on Day 4 and England would be wary of the further damage he can cause.