If Pietersen's exhilarating century on the third day had first brought the Test alive, it was a more improbable achievement - three South Africa wickets on either side of lunch - that enlivened it again. David Hopps. 2nd Test. But England are committed to their disciplines and by the time they played fast and loose with Pietersen and Broad it was too late. Smith then, with the game safe, delayed a while before he dared to attack in force and called things off at 130 for 4 with six overs remaining - the equivalent of two sessions lost to rain had had the final say. Scorecard and ball-by-ball details. Children, England v South Africa, 5th Test, Headingley, Aug 98. Kevin Pietersen accepted the role of gung-ho opener - the first time he had opened for England in Test cricket - and struck three boundaries off Morne Morkel's first over before he spliced to mid-on. South Africa dominate day one of the second Test against England at Headingley, making 262-5 as Alviro Petersen hits a century. But both sides deserve credit for dicing with danger and both will claim a psychological advantage. He has built a formidable Test record - more than 8,000 runs at an average over 50 - by grimacing and deflecting, working the leg side with an angled blade and putting his considerable bulk on the line to great effect. Smith had a let-off in the penultimate over before lunch when he edged Tim Bresnan, but was dropped one-handed by Anderson, diving to his right at second slip. He is England's best slip fielder, but there is a malaise at present in their close catching. England v South Africa: Kevin Pietersen leads host's fightback at Headingley Tea: England (183-4) trail South Africa (419) by 236 runs on day three of the second Test. For all his inelegance, he is a special breed of cricketer. Video clips, TMS and reaction as England beat South Africa by 72 runs in the first one-day international at Headingley. 2012. The South African cricket team toured England in the 1947 season to play a five-match Test series against England.The team was captained by Alan Melville with Dudley Nourse as his vice-captain (v/c). This video contains scenes of 320 runs and 13 wickets in one day. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Rudolph, the more skittish of the pair, released a few neat off-side drives but never looking content against the short ball. England's chase, which turned abruptly into a battle for survival at 106 for 4 with 19.2 overs remaining, was cagey but not entirely artificial as they responded in kind. Imran Tahir was reflecting on a sudden no-balling problem as he joined the rest of the South Africa squad on a relaxing day at the London Olympics. It was a run chase England were obliged to flirt with, having lost the first Test in the series, but knew that the odds were they would end up blocking out. But England are committed to their disciplines and by the time they played fast and loose with Pietersen and Broad it was too late. But his biggest impact came after the match as he warned that his stand-off with the ECB was on the verge of bringing his England career to an end. Dec 13, 2012 - England v South Africa at Headingley #Cricket #Sport England vs South Africa, 2nd Test - Live Cricket Score, Commentary. In June 2012, the England national rugby union team went on a three-test tour against the South Africa national rugby union team, known colloquially and referred to hereafter as the Springboks.This was one of a series of mid-year tours in 2012 by northern teams to be hosted by southern hemisphere nations.. By Joe Ridge for MailOnline. But Smith fell in Pietersen's next over, this time the South Africa captain failing with a review after an ungainly sweep was caught by James Taylor at short leg. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. With quick wickets imperative, on this occasion at least, the lack of a leg-side catcher verged on the negligent. Here they take the link that was a snowball bouncer that just disappeared. A video of the 1st day at Headingley between England and South Africa. South Africa in England 2012 ... before preparing for the second Test at Headingley on Thursday week. Catch live and detailed score report of South Africa vs England 2nd Test 2012, South Africa tour of England only on ESPNcricinfo.com. Video clips, TMS and reaction as England beat South Africa by 72 runs in the first one-day international at Headingley. 4th test England v South Africa at Headingley 4th day ANDREW Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Pietersen had Rudolph stumped in his first over on the second day, and this time he had him lbw in his first over on the final day. days to go until #ENGvSA? Download this stock image: England v South Africa. Pietersen had thought he had Smith caught at the wicket only to waste a DRS appeal finding out he hadn't. That escape apart, Smith was in his element. Watch Hightlights @ www.cricsupport.com Just need to register to watch All Cricket Highlights The conclusion that England had erred in selection could not easily be avoided - although Pietersen's final wicket, a loopy full toss which Hashim Amla drilled to short extra, hardly ranked as evidence. Rudolph, the more skittish of the pair, released a few neat off-side drives but never looking content against the short ball. It was a grouchy morning, with showers scudding across the outfield at regular intervals, his knee was strapped to try to combat a dicey cartilage and he had a Test match to save. South Africa in England 2012; Second Test, day three, Headingley England v South Africa – day three as it happened. 6 issue Series: South Africa in England 2012 Venue: Headingley, Leeds Date & Time: Aug 02-Aug 06, 11:00 AM LOCAL Alviro Petersen struck an unbeaten 124 as South Africa closed day one of the second Test on 262-5 at Headingley. Read about South Africa tour of England, Jul-Sep 2012, / , Records, / , Tour statistics | Batting records Cricket Team Records only on ESPNcricinfo.com. England had to settle for a two-two draw in the series with one fixture rained off. South Africa in England 2012 England v South Africa – as it happened ... grandad) ahead of the second Test between England and South Africa at Headingley. Emerald Headingley is set to host a 50-over fixture in the Royal London series between England Women and South Africa Women on Sunday 13th September. 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. But his biggest impact came after the match as he warned that his stand-off with the ECB was on the verge of bringing his England career to an end. Smith looked embattled. South Africa preserved their 1-0 series lead as the second Test with England finished in a draw after a captivating final day at Headingley. How hard will it be for them to get the wheels back on, Pietersen and all? His record against England is a special one. The presence of Andrew Strauss and Trott in the top four summed up the double think in England's batting order; both would have been better reserved for calamity. England's chase, which turned abruptly into a battle for survival at 106 for 4 with 19.2 overs remaining, was cagey but not entirely artificial as they responded in kind. This was the second Test series hosted by England since the end of World War II in 1945. Then Prior was run out by Smith, of all people, from behind square as Jonathan Trott procrastinated over a second run. From the section Cricket. Catch Live Coverage of England vs South Africa 2nd Test 2012, South Africa tour of England Match only on ESPN.com. After a long day in the field England are finally coming out to bat. England tell James Taylor his time is at hand in South Africa Test Andrew Strauss said James Taylor would make his Test debut at Headingley but Graeme Swann may miss out Published: 1 Aug 2012 9-10 v Somerset, Taunton: Match drawn: Scorecard: 13-15 v Kent, Canterbury: Match drawn: Match report. Then as tea approached, Broad made it four as he banged the ball in short at Jacques Kallis and brushed his glove to claim a wicketkeeper's catch as Kallis limbo danced in self-preservation. Second day of England vs South Africa at Headingley. 1?2? 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