Yet again, England got themselves into a hole – yet again they find a couple of spades and dig themselves out. In fact, they dug themselves out and threw South Africa into the hole – a great final session saw them slump from 197-4 to 247-9. England showed what they should have bowled in the first session, both Jones and Flintoff really finding their lengths.
South Africa have this nack (knack?) of losing key moments in a day’s play. Despite England’s poor showing in the first 2 sessions, they’ll be pretty pleased to have nearly knocked them over inside a day. Already onto day 3 tomorrow, so hopefully there’ll be some enterprising batting from both sides in the last 3 days of this series in order to enforce a win.