England in SA

Proteas maul England

2010-01-17 12:50
Graeme Smith

Johannesburg - Fast bowler Morne Morkel took three wickets in seven balls Sunday to lead South Africa to victory over England by an innings and 74 runs and level the series at 1-1 in the fourth and final Test.

Morkel removed Ian Bell, Matt Prior and Stuart Broad in the first session on the fourth day at Wanderers Stadium to run through the middle order as the Proteas dismissed England for 169 to retain the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy from the 2008 series win.

Morkel finished with 4-59 and had seven wickets for the match like Dale Steyn, who claimed 5-51 in the first innings as England was bowled out for 180.

Paul Collingwood was the only England batsman to shine in the Test, making 71 Sunday to add to his 47 in the first innings. He totalled 344 runs in the series, the third best in the series behind South Africa's Graeme Smith (427) and Hashim Amla (363).

England resumed its second innings on 48-3, still needing to score 195 runs to make South Africa bat again.

In the first hour of play, England doubled its score to 96 but lost the wicket of Kevin Pietersen. The South African-born Pietersen had been subdued in moving from his overnight score of 9 to 12 before being caught behind driving at a wide ball from debutant paceman Wayne Parnell in the ninth over of the day.

Pietersen's departure brought together Collingwood and Ian Bell, who together had put on a match-saving stand in the third Test at Newlands. But Bell on 5 could not keep a lifting ball from Morkel down and it flew to Jacques Kallis at second slip.

England were in trouble on 103-5. Two balls later it got worse when wicketkeeper Matt Prior was out for a duck after an ill-advised hook shot off Morkel that he top-edged for Graeme Smith to take a well-judged catch running back from first slip.

Morkel could not be mastered by the England batsmen. In his next over, he got Stuart Broad to glove a ball down leg to be caught behind by Mark Boucher for 1. Broad was not given out initially, but on review it was clear he had gloved the ball.

Graeme Swann and Collingwood took the score from 104-7 to 134 before Swann on 20 edged a swinging delivery from Dale Steyn to AB de Villiers at third slip.

JP Duminy ended the innings by taking the wickets of Collingwood and Ryan Sidebottom for 15 to finish with 2-10.

Parnell took 2-17 and Steyn finished with 2-64


South Africa 423 (Graeme Smith 105, Mark Boucher 95, Hashim Amla 75, A.B. de Villiers 58; Stuart Broad 3-83, Graeme Swann 2-93, Ryan Sidebottom 2-98)

England 180 (Paul Collingwood 47; Dale Steyn 5-51, Morne Morkel 3-39) & 169 (Collingwood 71; Morkel 4-59, J.P. Duminy 2-10, Wayne Parnell 2-17, Steyn 2-64)

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