South Africa well on top

Belated Happy Christmas to my readers.

The Saffers are well on top of England in the 2nd Test at Durban. The pitch is being blamed – which is just an excuse. The batting has been average (at best) – the bowling has been very good. Pollock looks more of a threat, and Dale Steyn looks far more impressive than at Port Elizabeth. So, at Tea, England are 125/8 having been put in by Smith and Giles may not bowl due to being bombarded with bouncers by SA.

Unquestionably South Africa’s day, and they win the first 2 sessions. 2-0 to them. Can Harmison find his line this time? They’ll need something special from him in particular to dig themselves out of this hole.