SECOND TEST, Headingley (day four): South Africa 522 & 9-0 beat England 203 & 327 by 10 wickets
By Oliver Brett
Dale Steyn took three wickets on the day and seven in the match
South Africa beat England by 10 wickets on the fourth day to take a 1-0 lead into the final two Tests of the series.
Resuming on 50-2, Alastair Cook batted well for 60, but Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell fell cheaply as Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel made England suffer.
Stuart Broad, who hit a superb unbeaten 67, and Darren Pattinson shared 61 for the last wicket to help England reach 327 and just avoid an innings defeat.
But the tourists needed seven balls to hit the nine runs needed to win.
It completed a miserable six days for England in the series. They were unable to close out a win at Lord's and were then totally outplayed at Headingley.
England seemed certain to lose by an innings, but Broad hit the ball so sweetly in a defiant last-wicket stand.
Alastair Cook lasted 178 balls for a patient 60 but did not get enough support from the middle order.
Critically, Pietersen and Bell fell either side of lunch to eliminate any chance of England somehow avoiding defeat.
South Africa's seamers shared the wickets around, with Steyn and Morkel each taking three on the day and seven in the match, while Mark Boucher took his total number of catches in the Test to nine.
England, having been thoroughly outplayed throughout the match, were already in a desperate position when they began day four.
Anderson bravely continued his innings after two nasty moments
Cook was there, and batting well, but he had already seen Andrew Strauss and Michael Vaughan fall to a fired-up Makhaya Ntini on Sunday evening.
The Essex left-hander was batting with the fast-improving nightwatchman James Anderson when the day began, and the unlikely England pairing sensibly opted for survival above all else.
The tailender gradually began to play with some confidence, cutting Jacques Kallis delightfully to the cover-point boundary, and then dishing out two more off-side boundaries off the slow bowler Paul Harris.
But Anderson's positivity was drained by two vicious short-pitched deliveries from Steyn. First he was hit on the left wrist before the very next ball smashed him on the chin, with the wire grille of his helmet cutting into his face.
It looked a borderline case as to whether he should continue, but he bravely asked to play on after changing helmets.
Having frustrated Steyn further by guiding him wide of the slips for four, Anderson's ride was over when a full, fast and straight delivery crashed into his pads, bang in front of middle stump.
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