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England set 253 to win

2012-08-06 17:45
Stuart Broad (File)

KP: I've never batted better

2012-08-06 09:37

Kevin Pietersen says his innings of 149 against South Africa is the best innings of his life.

Leeds - An unexpectedly thrilling final session to the second Test is in prospect at Headingley after South Africa declared on 258-9, setting England a target of 253 to win from 39 overs on Monday.

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The tourists collapsed from 120-0, after Jacques Rudolph and Graeme Smith had hit 69 and 52 respectively.

The game looked to be meandering toward a draw until part-time off-spinner Kevin Pietersen took 3-52 to remove South Africa's top three batsman.

Stuart Broad, who finished with 5-69, then took four wickets from 20 balls - including two in as many balls - to reduce South Africa to 237-7 at tea.

James Anderson caught and bowled Dale Steyn and when Morne Morkel soon after holed out to Broad, South Africa decided to declare, meaning a result remains a possibility.

Scores on Monday at the innings break on the final day of the second Test between England and South Africa at Headingley:

South Africa 2nd Innings 258-9 dec. (Jacques Rudolph 69, Graeme Smith 52; Stuart Broad 5-69, Kevin Pietersen 3-52)

South Africa 1st Innings 419

England 1st Innings 425


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