A game was was meanering to a draw at tea time game to life in the evening session. Looking comfortable England crumbled, and when Bell went with overs to go, the South African’s were favourites.

But once again Graham Onions survived the closing moments and punched the air in celebration when Morkel’s last delivery fizzed harmlessly past the off stump.

Paul Collingwood was again terrific, while Ian Bell scrapped, scraped and blunted the bowling to help bat England to safety.

I can now breath again.

Andrew Strauss has just called Onions “a legend”. Seconded and approved sir!

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