LEEDS (ENGLAND): South Africa dismissed four England batsmen on an attritional third day of the second Test at Headingley yesterday.
England were 183 for four at tea, with Kevin Pietersen, the only batsman able to score with relative freedom, unbeaten on 43.
Alastair Cook (24), Andrew Strauss (37) and Jonathan Trott (35) all fell to disciplined bowling after lengthy but not particularly productive stays at the crease.
South Africa struck a crucial blow shortly before the tea interval when Ian Bell was caught at first slip off Jacques Kallis for 11, leaving Pietersen to rebuild the innings together with new cap James Taylor, who scored his first runs in Test cricket when he drove leg-spinner Imran Tahir past mid-off for four in the final over before tea. AFP