Sunday, July 20, 2008

England v South Africa, 2nd Test at Headinley, Day III

AB de Villiers' sixth Test century put South Africa on the verge of winning the second Test at Headingley after England ended the third day 269 runs behind the visitors on Sunday. De Villiers, on 70 overnight, plundered 174 in predominantly sunny conditions for what was the slowest of his test centuries, helping South Africa to an imposing first innings total of 522 all out in reply to England's 203. They kept England in the field for more than 12 hours. Brief Scores : England 1st innings 203. South Africa 1st innings 522 all out (176.2 overs), De Villiers 174, Prince 149, Smith 44. Bowling Anderson 3/136, Pattinson 2/95. England 2nd innings 50/2 (24 overs), Cook 23 n.o. Vaughan 21. Bowling Ntini 2/16.