Thursday 7 January 2010 

Anderson And Trott Fall As England Battle On

Anderson And Trott Fall As England Battle On
Anderson And Trott Fall As England Battle On
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South Africa 291 & 447-7 dec. (Smith 183, Amla 95) v
England 273 (Cook 65) &  179-5 (Cook 55)
Third Test, Cape Town, day five

England lost the wickets of nightwatchman James Anderson and number three batsman Jonathan Trott on their way to lunch on day five of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town on 179 for five.

Chasing a nominal target of 466 for victory, Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell were the unbeaten batsmen readying themselves for the new ball, available to South Africa shortly after the break.

Anderson stuck around for 52 balls in making nine runs before he swept Paul Harris onto his boot and into the hands of Ashwell Prince, who took a superb diving catch.

Trott made 42 in 99 balls but could do little about his dismissal, Dale Steyn getting one to nip back and rip out his off-stump.

England lead the series 1-0.

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