7 Aug 2012

Second cricket test at Headingly ends in a draw

11:40 am on 7 August 2012

The second cricket test between England and South Africa at Headingly in Leeds has ended in a draw.

The match had been affected by the weather however some late drama did offer each team an unlikely sniff of victory on the final day.

Kevin Pietersen, with three for 52, and Stuart Broad, with five for 69, shared eight wickets as South Africa slumped from 120 without loss to 258 for nine.

At that point, South Africa captain Graeme Smith bravely declared the innings and set England the difficult target of 253 in 39 overs.

They were on 130 for four when the teams shook hands with six overs remaining after a both sides each had a dip at victory.

South Africa stayed 1-nil ahead in the three-match series with one to play at Lord's next week.