England draw second Test
Article posted: 06 August 2012
I thought we had a sniff of a win for a bit
Stuart Broad claimed five wickets as the second Test between England and South Africa at Headingley ended in a draw.
With South Africa leading the series 1-0, the result means England must win the third and final Test at Lord's - which gets under way on August 16 - if they are to remain the number one Test side in the world.
The match was always likely to end all-square, but England were presented with a small window of opportunity when Broad, who had already taken one wicket, claimed four more in a devastating 20-ball spell.
He removed AB de Villiers and JP Duminy with successive deliveries, with Vernon Philander following soon after.
Then, as tea approached, Broad made it four as he thrust the ball in short at Jacques Kallis and brushed his glove to claim a wicketkeeper's catch.
South Africa declared on 258 for nine, meaning England required 253 from 39 overs.
However, as the innings progressed, it became clear both sides had settled for a draw, with the hosts finishing with 130 for four.
"Thanks for all the kind messages," Broad wrote on Twitter. "Nice to get a Michelle Pfeiffer [five wickets]. I thought we had a sniff of a win for a bit. On to Lord's."