Broad and Pietersen star with ball but draw means England must win at Lord's to remain No 1
18:41 GMT, 6 August 2012
England will have to beat South Africa in the third and final Test at Lord's to hang on to their No 1 status after the two sides were frustrated by rain again on the final day at Headingley.
Andrew Strauss' side looked bereft of ideas early on day five as Graeme Smith and Jacques Rudolph put on 120 for the tourists' first wicket, but career-best figures for part-time off spinner Kevin Pietersen (3-52) and a purple patch from Stuart Broad (5-69) left England requiring 253 runs at over six an over for the win.
Purple patch: Broad took five wickets, including those of Kallis (above) and De Villiers (below)
Strauss sent out a signal of intent by allowing Pietersen to open the innings with Alastair Cook, and when the pair smashed 21 off the first three overs England dared to dream.
But after Pietersen holed out off the bowling of Vernon Philander and the fast-scoring Matt Prior – elevated to No 5 – was run out with the score at 106-4, England shut up shop.
Smith finally shook hands with six overs remaining and the score at 130-4.
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Career best: Pietersen took three wickets