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Swann reduces SA’s first innings lead to 62

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Graeme Swann scored a career best of 85 (from just 81 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes) to rescue England in the first Test at Centurion. In reply to SA’s 418, England were down and out at 242 for 8. Swann well supported by the stubborn (29 from 78 balls) put on 106 runs for the 8th wicket. In the end, England cut the first innings lead to 62 to get back into the match.

England were bowled out for 356 in 104 overs. Paul Collingwood (50) was the other half centurion apart from Swann. For the Proteas, left arm spinner Paul Harris bowled 37 overs to take five wickets. South Africa in their second innings are at 9 for 1 at Stumps on Day 3 with Anderson dismissing Prince for a duck.

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