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England set for draw despite Broad blitz
Stuart Broad produced a trademark burst of four wickets for 12 runs - but England have surely left it too late to avoid a stalemate in the second Investec Test at Headingley.
Broad (four for 52) suddenly seized the moment after Kevin Pietersen (three for 52) had produced career-best figures with his part-time off-spin.
South Africa reached tea on day five on 239 for seven, and a lead of 233, as Broad announced himself with two wickets in two balls in an afternoon session which saw six batsmen dismissed.
England were still strong favourites to head to Lord's for next week's final Test needing victory to share the series, and rescue their world number one Test status, thanks largely to a century opening stand between Jacques Rudolph (69) and Graeme Smith (52) in this rain-shortened contest.
It was a long shot on Monday morning that England could take wickets quickly enough, and forecast rain would hold off sufficiently, for them to bowl South Africa out and chase a victory target here.
The weather performed acceptably, with partial cloud cover and just two light showers which took an hour out of an extended morning session. England's bowlers, however, could find no way past South Africa's left-handed opening pair - until Pietersen was called upon to bowl the final over before lunch.
The breakthrough came when Pietersen found turn from round the wicket to win an lbw verdict against Rudolph. Pietersen's second and third wickets came in unconvincing circumstances - although he ought too to have had AB de Villiers, dropped at first slip by Anderson. Before then, Pietersen had Smith caught at short-leg.
Hashim Amla and De Villiers put together another half-century stand, before the latter slapped a Pietersen full toss to cover - where Alastair Cook took a good catch.
The equation was still highly unlikely for England, but no one had told Broad. De Villiers was perhaps a little unfortunate with the first lbw, to a ball which appeared to be beating leg-stump. But JP Duminy could not quibble with Davis' next verdict, condemning the left-hander to a golden duck, and Vernon Philander was soon sent back for single-figures.
Jacques Kallis, defying the pain of a back spasm, still stood between England and stage one of a miracle - yet even he could not keep Broad at bay, trying to leave a short ball which followed him and ran over his glove for caught-behind.