Proteas in England
Peterson falls after Test best
Alviro Peterson (Gallo Images)
Leeds - Alviro Peterson was dismissed after lunch by Stuart Broad, but not before he had amassed his highest ever Test score of 182 runs, on the second day of the second Test
at Headingley on Friday.
South Africa were 336 for six at lunch,
scoring 74 runs during the morning for the loss of Jacques Rudolph's
wicket. Petersen was unbeaten on 170, beating his previous Test best of
156 against New Zealand in Wellington in March.
There was irony for England when Pietersen struck with his second delivery after coming on in the 111th over of the innings.
left out front-line spinner Graeme Swann, opting for four specialist
seam bowlers. But the quick men could not make a breakthrough despite
bowling accurately in overcast conditions as Petersen and Rudolph ground
out a sixth wicket stand of 59.
Finally England captain Andrew
Strauss tossed the ball to Pietersen, whose second ball spun sharply
past the bat as the left-handed Rudolph stretched forward defensively.
Matt Prior whipped off the bails and television umpire Asad Rauf ruled
that the batsman had not got part of his foot behind the line in time.
James Anderson and Stuart Broad sent down six successive maidens at the start of the day.
the fifth over Petersen was given out leg before wicket to Anderson by
umpire Steve Davis without adding to his overnight score of 124 but, for
the second time in his innings, he called for a review and was
reprieved when replays showed the ball would have missed his leg stump.