Petersen fires century for South Africa but late wickets boost England at Headingley
18:33 GMT, 2 August 2012
Alviro Petersen scored a century but late gains for England left the second Test in the balance on day one at Headingley as the tourists ended the day on 262-5.
England claimed the key wickets of Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis in the afternoon session, but it was Petersen who stole the headlines with his fourth Test ton.
A major talking point came in the 12th over of the day when Smith edged to Andrew Strauss at first slip, only for the ball to be ruled dead because Steve Finn had dislodged the bails on his follow through.
Finn, who has collided with the stumps throughout his career, had previously knocked the bails off twice during the morning session.
Man of the moment: Petersen was the hero for South Africa on day one at Headingley
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Andrew Strauss had an animated discussion
with umpire Steve Davis, but law 23.4, section 6 of cricket's rules
says: 'An umpire shall call and signal dead ball when the striker is
distracted by any noise or movement while receiving.'
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