Smith And Kallis Defy England Before Late Wickets

Smith And Kallis Defy England Before Late Wickets
Smith And Kallis Defy England Before Late Wickets
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South Africa 175-5 (Smith, Kallis 75) v England

Second Test, Durban, day one

Bad light ended play early on day one of the second Test between South Africa and England with the home side on 175 for five having won the toss and chosen to bat first.

Graeme Smith elected to make first use of the wicket but disciplined bowling by England and a watchful start by the hosts allowed Graham Onions to bowl four maidens in his first ten-over spell. Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson both snared a wicket each to leave South Africa on 67 for two off the first 25 overs.

Ashwell Prince (2) and Hashim Amla (2) were the men to fall but South Africa hit back with both Smith and Jacques Kallis scoring 75 in a partnership worth 150 for the third wicket before both were dismissed within four overs of each other - for the second time in the day, one wicket brought another when after Kallis was caught by Paul Collingwood off Graeme Swann, Smith was run out by Alastair Cook.

England's final breakthrough before the weather intervened came when JP Duminy was trapped in front by the impressive Onions for four. AB de Villiers, on eight, and Mark Boucher, on one, were unbeaten at stumps, with just 61 overs bowled - effectively a session lost  to the elements.

England named an unchanged line-up after the draw at Centurion Park while as expected the fit-again Dale Steyn replaced Friedel de Wet for the home side.


South Africa
*GC Smith, AG Prince, HM Amla, JH Kallis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, +MV Boucher, M Morkel, PL Harris, DW Steyn, M Ntini

*AJ Strauss, AN Cook, IJL Trott, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, IR Bell, +MJ Prior, SCJ Broad, GP Swann, JM Anderson, G Onions

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