Petersen Leads Proteas Attack!
The Proteas racked up 262 runs for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of day one of the second Test at Headingley yesterday.
After winning the toss, England sent in then the Proteas to bat and a much more improved bowling attack seemed to keep a close tab on the South Africans as the Poms claimed the wickets of Graeme Smith (52) and Hashim Amla (9) before a well worked out strategy saw Anderson claim the wicket of Jacque Kallis after being caught being caught by Cook on 19 in the first session.
Alviro Petersen seemed to be keen making up for his last performance and did exactly so ending the day with 124 runs after being dropped on 24 early on. Although the Proteas were looking comfortable for much of the day, the loss of 2 more wickets just before the end of the day made their attempt look timid in relation. If fact we could say that England fought back well in the latter stages of the day.
Clear skies saw the Proteas hit the pitch again with Petersen and Jacques Rudolph (1*) seeing their side through a rough first day. Today will see them and JP Duminy looking to ground out at least a score of 400 to have a respectable total to defend.