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England draw with South Africa
England ran out of time and resources for a remarkable run chase and had to settle for a draw in the second Investec Test at Headingley.
Stuart Broad's burst of four wickets for 12 runs helped to leave the hosts a target of 253 in 39 overs, following South Africa's declaration on 258 for nine just after tea on day five.
England, whose number one Test status is in peril against South Africa this summer, took up the challenge initially by sending Kevin Pietersen out to open the innings and see if he could follow up his scintillating first-innings century. However, they had to make do with a draw after ending the day on 130 for four.
England will head for the final Test at Lord's 1-0 down and needing to win to rescue the table-topping status which has been theirs for the past year.
Broad (five for 69) had seized the moment after Pietersen (three for 52) produced career-best figures with his part-time off-spin as South Africa lost six wickets for 116 in the afternoon. But Jacques Rudolph (69) and Graeme Smith (52) had put on a century opening stand to keep the tourists in control of their destiny in this rain-shortened match.
It was a long shot from the outset on Monday morning to take wickets quickly enough, and hope forecast rain would hold off sufficiently to bowl the opposition out and chase a victory target. The weather performed acceptably, but England's bowlers could find no way past South Africa's left-handed opening pair - until Pietersen was called upon to bowl.
He found turn from round the wicket to claim Rudolph's wicket with an lbw verdict, and he then went on to remove Smith at short leg and trick Hashim Amla into hitting to Alastair Cook at cover. Broad then came on to devastating effect as he removed De Villiers and JP Duminy in successive balls. Philander was soon sent back for single figures.
Jacques Kallis was caught behind when he tried to leave a short ball which followed him and ran over his glove. When Anderson held on to an exceptional one-handed return catch to see off Dale Steyn, the first of two wickets to fall for the addition of 18 runs after tea, Smith sensed an opportunity to call England's bluff.
With Pietersen gone for 12, England kept a small but increasing crowd guessing as to their intentions as Cook and Andrew Strauss - at number three - put on 54 in 10 overs. The captain passed 7,000 Test runs but later hit a full-toss straight back at Duminy; Cook poked a leading edge to cover off Steyn.
When the promoted Matt Prior was run out after being sent back for a second by Jonathan Trott, England had to retreat to damage limitation - and hope they can give themselves one last chance to stay top of the world next week.