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17 Dec 2009 13:32
Paul Collingwood equalled an England catching record as South Africa were made to battle for runs on the second day of the first Test at SuperSport Park here on Thursday.
South Africa were 330 for six at lunch, losing both overnight batsmen while adding only 68 runs during the morning.
Jacques Kallis added only eight runs to his overnight score of 112 before he edged James Anderson to second slip where Collingwood held his third catch of the innings.
JP Duminy made 56 before he presented Collingwood with a fourth catch when he edged off-spinner Graeme Swann low to the fielder at a solitary slip.
Collingwood equalled the England record for most catches by a fielder in a Test innings, a feat which had been achieved 19 times previously.
He claimed a fifth catch when an attempted sweep by Mark Boucher, on 29, against Swann looped off the batsman’s boot to slip. The on-field umpires asked for a review by television umpire Amish Saheba and slow motion replays showed the ball had hit the ground as well as the boot.
Boucher, who did not add to his score before lunch, was dropped on 25 when he hooked Stuart Broad to Graham Onions on the fine leg boundary.
England thought they had a seventh wicket three balls before lunch when Morne Morkel was given out leg before against Swann by umpire Steve Davis but the decision was overturned on review when replays showed the ball was going over the stumps.—AFP
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