Steyn snorter gets South Africa closer to victory
Fast bowler Dale Steyn produced a superb delivery to bowl Jonathan Trott and take South Africa halfway to bowling out England to clinch victory on the fifth day of the third Test at Newlands on Thursday.cricket Updated: Jan 07, 2010 17:44 IST
Fast bowler Dale Steyn produced a superb delivery to bowl Jonathan Trott and take South Africa halfway to bowling out England to clinch victory on the fifth day of the third Test at Newlands on Thursday.
England was 179 for five at lunch, with South Africa claiming the wickets of nightwatchman James Anderson and Trott during the morning. England scored only 47 runs in 28 overs and clearly had given up any hopes of chasing down a victory target of 466.
A second new ball was due to South Africa one over after lunch to assist them in a push for the remaining five wickets, which would enable them to square the four-match series at 1-1.
With Trott batting solidly and Anderson defending with determination, it took South Africa 46 minutes to make a breakthrough, for which they required some luck.
Anderson swept left-arm spinner Paul Harris and the ball went onto his boot before squirting out towards backward short leg where Ashwell Prince made a diving catch.
New batsman Paul Collingwood was given out, caught at slip off Harris, before he had scored but he immediately asked for a review of umpire Tony Hill's decision. Replays showed the ball had gone off his thigh pad and he batted on.
Trott had made a watchful 42 off 99 balls when he fell victim to Steyn during the second of two three-over bursts by the fast bowler. A fast, full ball swung in late and sent Trott's off stump flying. Collingwood and Ian Bell batted through until lunch.