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Match Ended   
Lord's, London , Aug 17, 2022
165&149 (37.4)
South Africa beat England by an innings and 12 runs
Right then, that concludes our proceedings of this first Test match. It has been a dominant performance by the Proteas and with that, they have grabbed crucial World Test Championship points as well from this historic win. The caravan will now move to Manchester for the second Test. That game is set to take place on Thursday, 25th of August at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT). Our build-up though begins a lot earlier. So do join us for the same. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Kagiso Rabada the Player of the Match. He says that is special to contribute to a team win and adds that to do it in Lords’s is pretty special. Tells that he did not even know about the stats, he just tried to follow his process and stick to his strengths, and then the rest took care of itself. Talks about his learnings from the 2017 tour and says that is all about getting the lengths right and adjusting with the Duke ball. He applauds Keshav Maharaj for his performance in this game and says that he has been an outstanding performer for them over the years. Also mentions that his two wickets really helped them. Signs off by saying that he is looking forward to the next game.
Dean Elgar the captain of South Africa says that this is a brilliant effort from the boys and they did not expect the game to finish so quickly. Tells that they wanted to bat long and hard and tells that Anrich Nortje's spell changed the game. Mentions that his decisions come with positive intent and he likes his boys to express themselves. Adds that they played in a South African way, their unique way. Talks about his captaincy and says that it depends on his gut feeling and the move to bring Keshav Maharaj was his gut feeling and then Anrich Nortje bowled with the speed of light. Also credits Sarel Erwee and tells that the partnership between them has been quite good and adds that he is an experienced player and wants his boys to enjoy this win.
Ben Stokes the skipper of England tells that they are disappointed to lose but they cannot drift away from their plans after just one loss. Mentions that they will continue to play the way they are playing and it is just about execution which they did not do well in this game and credits South Africa for the way they played. Adds that all the captains before him have also been criticized for the way the team has played and says that it is a part and parcel of the game. Says that they can’t give excuses about not having red-ball cricket before this game. He credits Ollie Pope for the way he played in testing conditions and sarcastically adds that he wants to win the toss in the next game.
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Earlier in the Test, Dean Elgar won the crucial toss and made the perfect decision to bowl first. His bowlers justified his decision to bowl first as they bundled out England for 165. Kagiso Rabada was the one who grabbed a five-wicket haul in the first innings and Ollie Pope scored 73 and was the stand-out player for England. Coming to bat, the openers of South Africa put together 85 runs and set a perfect platform and the right tone for the others. Keshav Maharaj and Marco Jansen then put on a fiery stand of 72 runs and kept South Africa in the driving seat. They eventually ended up getting a lead of 161 runs which did prove enough in the end. Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad were the picks of the bowlers for England.
A tough loss for England! This was the first time, England were batting first under their new head coach and captain, Ben Stokes, and things have certainly not worked for them. They were bundled out for 165 runs in the first innings and 149 in the second. Their bowling too was not up to the mark in this game. None of their batters got going while coming to bat for the second time. They started off well, Zak Crawley and Alex Lees put on an opening stand of 20 runs but they failed to carry on. Zak Crawley was the first one to depart and after that wickets kept falling in a heap. Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad then put on a counter-attacking stand of 55 runs and gave their side a slight glimmer of hope. But Stuart Broad perished soon and then there we no further partnerships created. England were eventually all-out for 149.
It's been a complete team performance from the visitors! They had put England under the pump after the first session and made sure to capitalize on that moment in the second session as well. They have bowled exceptionally well, and have bamboozled the English batting line-up. They grabbed 8 wickets in the second session of the game and sealed a comfortable victory.  Lungi Ngidi was the man to grab the first wicket of the second session, he got rid of Joe Root for a timid score. Anrich Nortje then followed that up with 3 quick wickets and put England under immense pressure. Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad then put on a stand of 55 runs and gave the crowd at Lord's something to cheer about. But that did not last very long as Kagiso Rabada came in and broke the stand between them. Marco Jansen then wrapped things off by grabbing the final two wickets.
South Africa have pulled off an emphatic victory at the home of cricket, Lord's! They have managed to stop the juggernaut of this strong England Test team and have continued to shine in the longest format of the game. Before the game, Dean Elgar did mention, that they are not afraid of the 'Bazball' approach by the English team and he and his side have certainly lived up to what he said. It's been a surreal performance from the visitors, and with this win, they have taken a 1-0 lead in this 3-match Test series.
End Of The Over 37.4 : 149/10
0 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • W37.4
J. Anderson
1 (7)
J. Leach
0 (4)
M. Jansen
3.4-0-13-2
37.4
W
Marco Jansen To James Anderson OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! That's it! South Africa win! What a performance this has been, a true team effort. They stayed true to their strengths playing old-fashioned cricket with great grit and determination and delivered a solid performance in the end. Coming to the ball - This is very full and swings away late from middle. James Anderson skips down the track and backs away a bit too much. He tried to dig it out but is too late as the ball goes onto shatter the stumps. Marco Jansen is elated and so are other players, they truly deserve this win. South Africa win by an innings and 12 runs!
37.3
0
Marco Jansen To James Anderson
Good late swing for Jansen! This is on a fullish length, on off. James Anderson looks to drive it away but the ball swings away and beats the outside edge of Jimmy's blade.
37.2
0
Marco Jansen To James Anderson
Another play and a miss! On a good length and outside off. James Anderson drives away from his body but misses.
37.1
0
Marco Jansen To James Anderson
Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. James Anderson tries to drive it away but misses.
End Of The Over 37 : 149/9
3 Runs
  • W36.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 2 NB36.4
  • 036.4
  • 1 NB36.5
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
J. Leach
0 (4)
J. Anderson
1 (3)
K. Rabada
8-2-27-2
36.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jack Leach
Good length, outside off. Jack Leach pushes it towards point fielder.
36.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jack Leach
On a length, on off. Leach gets the inside edge onto his pads as he looks to defend it.
36.5
nb
Kagiso Rabada To Jack Leach
NO BALL! Back of a length, on off. Leach dabs it towards point. Another no ball from Rabada.
36.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jack Leach
Back of a length, around off. Leach guides it towwards backward point. Anrich Nortje moves sharply to his right and stops it with a dive.
36.4
nb
Kagiso Rabada To James Anderson
NO BALL! Rabada oversteps here! Back of a length, around off. James Anderson defends it towards the off side and takes a single. There is a big roar from the crowd.
36.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To James Anderson
On a length and down the leg side. James Anderson looks to clip it away but misses.
36.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To James Anderson
Beats him first up! Lands it on a good length, around off. It is angled across and the ball zips past the outside edge of Jimmy's blade as he looks to defend.
James Anderson is the last man in.
36.1
W
Kagiso Rabada To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Here is the final nail in the coffin! Ben Stokes departs! Rabada bowls it full on middle. Stokes heaves it aerially but does not get enough power behind his shot to clear the fence. it goes flat and towards the deep mid-wicket region where Keshav Maharaj runs to his left and dives to take a good low catch. South Africa are just one wicket away now!
Jack Leach is the next batter in.
End Of The Over 36 : 146/8
3 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 235.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 035.5
  • W35.6
M. Potts
1 (5)
B. Stokes
20 (27)
M. Jansen
3-0-13-1
35.6
W
Marco Jansen To Matthew Potts OUT!
OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Marco Jansen gets his first wicket of this innings and South Africa inch closer to a historic win here at Lord's! This is full and straight on middle. It shapes back in nicely and Potts goes for a big hit down the ground. He misses and the ball shatters the stumps. Jansen is elated and England sink further.
35.5
0
Marco Jansen To Matthew Potts
Back of a length, around leg. Potts gets across and looks to work it towards the leg side but misses.
35.4
1
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
A fullish delivery on middle. Stokes drives it to long on for a single.
35.3
0
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
Lands it on a length, around leg. Stokes looks to clip it but misses.
35.2
2
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
Goes fuller on middle. Stokes works it through mid-wicket for a couple.
35.1
0
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
On a length, on off. Stokes blocks it out.
End Of The Over 35 : 143/7
6 Runs
  • 2 NB34.1
  • 234.1
  • W34.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
M. Potts
1 (3)
B. Stokes
17 (23)
K. Rabada
7-2-24-1
34.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Matthew Potts
Good length, attacking the stumps. Matthew Potts plays it towards the mid-wicket region.
34.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Ben Stokes
Tad shorter on middle again. Stokes clips it to square leg for a single.
34.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Matthew Potts
On a length, on middle. Potts works it past square leg for a single.
34.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Matthew Potts
A fullish delivery, outside off. Potts throws his bat at it but misses.
Matthew Potts comes to bat now.
34.2
W
Kagiso Rabada To Stuart Broad OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Kagiso Rabada outfoxes Stuart Broad with a slower delivery and breaks this counter-attacking partnership between Broad and Stokes. This was bound to happen sooner rather than later, Broad was going for everything and Rabada is too good a bowler to let him do that regularly. Back of a length, on off. It is a slower delivery and Broad ends up playing it early. He gets the toe-end of his blade as he looks to loft it away and hits it straight to Dean Elgar at mid off. The skipper takes an easy catch and England are seven down now.
34.1
2
Kagiso Rabada To Stuart Broad
Back of a length, on off. Broad heaves it and does not time it properly. However, he ends up getting enough blade to take it over mid on and comes back for the second run.
34.1
nb
Kagiso Rabada To Ben Stokes
NO BALL! Back of a length, around off. Stokes guides it to third man for a single. Rabada oversteps here.
Kagiso Rabada (6-2-18-0) comes back to bowl.
End Of The Over 34 : 137/6
8 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 1 LB33.2
  • 433.3
  • 1 B33.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
S. Broad
33 (27)
B. Stokes
15 (21)
M. Jansen
2-0-10-0
33.6
0
Marco Jansen To Stuart Broad
Good length, down leg. Stuart Broad makes room and looks to go big again, but he fails to get any connection on that.
33.5
1
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
Full and on the pads. Stokes works it to fine leg for a single.
33.4
b
Marco Jansen To Stuart Broad
A full delivery and down the leg sidde. Broad leaves it. Kyle Verreynne dives to his right and half-stops it. A  bye taken. 50 runs partnership comes up.
33.3
4
Marco Jansen To Stuart Broad
FOUR! Runs are flowing for England here! Jansen bangs it short, on middle. It is a very well-directed short delivery and Broad looks to sway away from the line of the ball. He though keeps his angled bat near the shoulder and the ball kisses the blade to go over the keeper for a boundary.
33.2
lb
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
A full delivery on leg. Stokes looks to clip it away but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards the leg side. A leg bye taken.
33.1
1
Marco Jansen To Stuart Broad
Goes fuller on leg. Broad skips down the track and works it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 33 : 129/6
10 Runs
  • 432.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 432.5
  • 132.6
S. Broad
28 (23)
B. Stokes
14 (19)
A. Nortje
7-1-47-3
32.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
Fuller length, outside off. Stuart Broad cuts it towards point but a good stop by Kagiso Rabada keeps it down to a single.
32.5
4
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
FOUR! Broad is really enjoying himself here. A full delivery on off. Broad drills it towards the long off fence for a boundary.
32.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
Broad contiunes to throw his bat at everything. Broad makes room and Nortje bowls a full delivery, around leg. Broad misses his slog and the ball goes just past the leg stump.
32.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
A fullish delivery, around off. Broad backs away and swings hard but misses.
32.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Back of a length, around off. Stokes dabs it towards backward point for a single.
32.1
4
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Another tough chance goes down! A fuller delivery on off. Stokes hits it hard and straight to Nortje. He gets a good hand to it. However, this catches are always tough on the follow through and the ball deflects off his hand towards the long on fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 32 : 119/6
5 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 1 LB31.4
  • 031.5
  • 431.6
S. Broad
23 (19)
B. Stokes
9 (17)
M. Jansen
1-0-4-0
31.6
4
Marco Jansen To Stuart Broad
EDGED AND FOUR! A fuller one from Marco Jansen, outside off, shaping away. Stuart Broad swings his bat at it and manages to get a thick outside edge. The ball flies over the leaping second slip fielder towards third man for a boundary.
31.5
0
Marco Jansen To Stuart Broad
On a length and outside off. Broad throws his bat at it but misses.
31.4
lb
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
Back of a length, on leg. Stokes backing away again tries to clip it. He misses and a leg bye is taken as the ball rolls towards the leg side.
31.3
0
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
A bouncer on middle. Stokes backs away but ends up only blocking it.
31.2
0
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
On a length and outside off. Stokes skips down the track and looks to go inside out but misses.
31.1
0
Marco Jansen To Ben Stokes
On a length and outside off. Stokes tries to cut it but misses.
End Of The Over 31 : 114/6
16 Runs
  • 430.1
  • 430.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 630.5
  • 230.6
S. Broad
19 (17)
B. Stokes
9 (13)
A. Nortje
6-1-37-3
30.6
2
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
In the air..but safe! Broad again shows his stumps and the bowler follows him again, on leg. Broad looks to heave it towards the leg side. However, he gets a huge top edge and the ball goes in the air towards cover-point. Rabada running across to his left dives to catch it but the ball falls away from him. Two taken.
30.5
6
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
SIX! Broad with a maximum now! Stuart Broad backs away again and Nortje follows him. He bowls it short and Broad hooks it over deep square leg for a maximum.
30.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
On the shorter side again, angling into the body. Broad blocks it away awkwardly.
30.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
Back of a length, on off. Broad backs away and has a wild swing at it but misses.
30.2
4
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
FOUR! Two boundaries in a row now! Nortje bowls it short on middle. Broad backs away and slaps it towards the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
30.1
4
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
FOUR! Probably this is the only way Broad is going to play against the pacers. It is shorter in length, around off. Broad makes room and cuts it over point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 30 : 98/6
4 Runs
  • 1 LB29.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 229.5
  • 129.6
S. Broad
3 (11)
B. Stokes
9 (13)
K. Maharaj
12-0-35-2
29.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
Good length, outside off. Stuart Broad just plays it towards the point region for a single.
29.5
2
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
This time he connects the sweep! A fuller one, spinning in, around middle. Stuart Broad sweeps it towards deep square leg for a brace.
29.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
Turning back in, fuller ball, around middle. Stuart Broad stretches forward to sweep this one but he misses and gets hit on his pad.
29.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
Fuller one, around middle and off. Stuart Broad blocks it out.
29.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
Tosses it up, full, around off. Stuart Broad blocks it out with the inner half of his bat.
29.1
lb
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Leg bye! A huge shout for LBW, but the umpire says no! A fuller ball from 'round the wicket, around off. Ben Stokes looks to sweep this one, but he misses and gets hit on his back pad. South Africa though go up for the review. No bat involved there. The Ball Tracking indicates that it was missing the wickets and the impact was the umpires call as well. Not out it is! There was a throw at the non-striker's end, but well away from the stumps. They cross and get a run as well.
Drinks break. What a passage of play this has been for South Africa! They have managed to take four wickets after the Lunch and now are in with a great chance to finish this game off on Day 3 itself. Anrich Nortje after struggling a big initially got his rhythm back and is now bowling with lot of fire and has broken the backbone of the English middle-order in the process. England still have their skipper, Ben Stokes at the crease but with just bowlers to partner him now, things look quite bleak for England.
End Of The Over 29 : 94/6
3 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 228.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
S. Broad
0 (6)
B. Stokes
9 (12)
A. Nortje
5-1-21-3
28.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
EDGE! Back-of-a-length delivery, around off. Broad pushes at it away from his body but gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes in the air but falls just short of the diving gully fielder.
28.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
Shorter ball, around the off pole. Stuart Broad blocks it out towards point.
28.4
1
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Back of a length, outside off. Ben Stokes dabs it towards the point region. A single taken.
28.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Play and a miss! A length ball, swinging back in, outside off. Ben Stokes stays in his crease and looks to cut this one away but he misses.
28.2
2
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
A length ball, around middle. Ben Stokes pushes it past mid on for a brace.
28.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Back of a length, on middle at 151 kph. Stokes works it towards short fine leg.
End Of The Over 28 : 91/6
5 Runs
  • 427.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
S. Broad
0 (4)
B. Stokes
6 (8)
K. Maharaj
11-0-32-2
27.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
Fuller length, darted on the pads. Stuart Broad defends it comfortably.
27.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
Swing and a miss! Loopy ball, outside off, fuller one. Stuart Broad looks to sweeps this one but he misses.
27.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
Tosses this one up, full and around off. Stuart Broad blocks it out towards cover.
27.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Stuart Broad
A fuller one, spinning in, around middle. Stuart Broad gets down on his knee and looks to scoop this one. But he misses and gets hit on his thigh pad. A huge appeal for LBW, but the umpire says no. Dean Elgar opts for a review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. The Ball Tracking shows it clipping the stumps but it's the umpire's call. A good review from South Africa, but the on-field decision stands.
27.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Tosses this one up, full, around middle and off. Ben Stokes gets down on his knee and reverse-sweeps towards point for a single.
27.1
4
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Good shot! A shorter ball, spinning in, around middle and off. Ben Stokes uses the depth of his crease and punches it through cover for a boundary.
Stuart Broad walks out to the middle.
End Of The Over 27 : 86/6
0 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • W26.4
  • 026.5
  • W26.6
B. Foakes
0 (2)
B. Stokes
1 (6)
A. Nortje
4-1-18-3
26.6
W
Anrich Nortje To Ben Foakes OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Another one bites the dust. Anrich Nortje is breathing fire at the moment! England are falling apart at Lord's! Anrich Nortje serves a length ball, width on offer this time, shaping away. Ben Foakes rocks back and looks to slash this one away. But he only manages to get an outside edge back to the keeper. Kyle Verreynne once again takes an easy catch. England are 6 down!
26.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Foakes
Anrich Nortje comes over the wicket and serves it down the leg side, fuller one. Ben Foakes leaves it alone.
Ben Foakes is the next batter in.
26.4
W
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Anrich Nortje has done it once again! Two wickets in two overs for him. South Africa are all over England at the moment. Another peach of a delivery. A length ball, this one land around off and nips away just a tad. Alex Lees stays in his crease and looks to defend this one but gets an outside edge towards the keeper. Kyle Verreynne makes no mistake there. Anrich Nortje has his second wicket and with that England have lost half their side.
26.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Anrich Nortje drops it short, down the leg side. Alex Lees ducks underneath it.
26.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
A good-length delivery, outside off, swinging away. Alex Lees is happy to let that go.
26.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Shaping away, outside off, a length ball. Alex Lees leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 26 : 86/4
5 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 325.6
A. Lees
35 (79)
B. Stokes
1 (6)
K. Maharaj
10-0-27-2
25.6
3
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
On off and turning in. Lees sweeps and sweeps it well towards the deep backward square leg region. The ball does not travel all the way towards the ropes as the fielder cuts it off. Three taken.
25.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Loopy ball, full, spinning in, around middle. Alex Lees blocks it out towards the leg side.
25.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Ben Stokes gets down on his knee and reverse-sweeps it towards sweeper cover for a single.
25.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Shorter ball this time, around middle. Ben Stokes pushes it off the back foot towards mid on.
25.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
A fuller ball, turning in, around middle. Ben Stokes looks to reverse-sweep this but he misses and gets hit on his thigh pad.
25.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Spinning in, shorter ball, around off. Alex Lees stays in his crease and pushes it towards cover for a single.
End Of The Over 25 : 81/4
4 Runs
  • 424.1
  • 024.2
  • W24.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
B. Stokes
0 (3)
A. Lees
31 (76)
A. Nortje
3-0-18-1
24.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Short ball, around off. Ben Stokes plays it very comfortably towards the point region.
24.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Wow! Lovely ball! A yorker-length ball, outside off, at 152 clicks! Ben Stokes fails to dig this one out.
24.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Anrich Nortje goes 'round the wicket now, serves a length ball, angling in, around middle and leg. Ben Stokes misses his flick and gets hit on his thigh pad.
Ben Stokes walks out to the middle.
24.3
W
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Anrich Nortje is elated! He knows it's a massive wicket. Anrich Nortje has got Jonny Bairstow for the second time in the match. A good-length delivery, nipping away, around the fourth stump line. Jonny Bairstow sticks his bat out to block this one but the ball goes off the outside edge towards the keeper. Kyle Verreynne pouches it safely. England are in a spot of bother now.
24.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
Beaten! Lovely ball! Slightly shorter this time, shaping away. Jonny Bairstow looks to push this one away but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
24.1
4
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Cut away! A length ball, little bit of width there outside off. Jonny Bairstow rocks back and slashes it past point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 24 : 77/3
2 Runs
  • 123.1
  • 023.2
  • 123.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
A. Lees
31 (76)
J. Bairstow
14 (21)
K. Maharaj
9-0-22-2
23.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Fuller length. Alex Lees dances down the pitch and hits it straight in the hands of Keshav Maharaj along the ground.
23.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Pitches it up again, around off, tossed up delivery. Alex Lees pushes it back to the bowler.
23.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Spinning in, a fuller ball, around middle. Alex Lees looks to reverse-sweep this one, but the misses. The ball hits his back and goes towards the leg slip fielder.
23.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Tad quicker, around middle, full in length. Jonny Bairstow dances down the pitch and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
23.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Loopy ball, full and around off. Jonny Bairstow lunges forward and defends it out.
23.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Tosses it up, fuller one, around off. Alex Lees prods forward to drive this but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat towards mid on. A single taken.
End Of The Over 23 : 75/3
10 Runs
  • 422.1
  • 222.2
  • 022.3
  • 422.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
J. Bairstow
13 (19)
A. Lees
30 (72)
A. Nortje
2-0-14-0
22.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
Good length, on the middle stump line. Jonny Bairstow plays it with straight bat towards the bowler.
22.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
Swing and a miss! A fuller one, outside off. Jonny Bairstow leans to drive this one but he misses.
22.4
4
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Top shot! Short and width on offer this time. Jonny Bairstow rocks back and punches it off the back foot through cover-point for a boundary.
22.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
Shorter ball, around middle and leg. Jonny Bairstow looks to pull this one but he misses and gets hit on his body.
22.2
2
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
On a length now, around middle and off. Jonny Bairstow closes the face of his bat and tucks it towards fine leg. Two taken.
22.1
4
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
Anrich Nortje bowls it short, outside off. Jonny Bairstow pulls it in the vacant deep mid-wicket region. Kagiso Rabada runs in from deep square leg to cut that one off. He keeps the ball away from the ropes, but the batters run four runs.
End Of The Over 22 : 65/3
1 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
A. Lees
30 (72)
J. Bairstow
3 (13)
K. Maharaj
8-0-20-2
21.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Fuller length, on middle. Alex Lees works it towards the mid-wicket region.
21.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Tosses this one up, bowls it around the off pole, full in length. Jonny Bairstow presses forward and looks to block this but the ball goes off the outside edge away from the first slip fielder. A single taken.
21.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Flighted ball, full and around middle and off. Jonny Bairstow prods forward and blocks it out watchfully.
21.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Floats this one up, delivers it very full this time, around middle. Jonny Bairstow keeps it out.
21.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Another loopy ball, full and around off. Jonny Bairstow leans forward and blocks it out.
21.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Tosses this one up, serves it very full, around middle and leg. Jonny Bairstow pushes it towards mid off.
End Of The Over 21 : 64/3
4 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 220.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
A. Lees
30 (71)
J. Bairstow
2 (8)
A. Nortje
1-0-4-0
20.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Short of good length. That ball didn't bounce as much as Lees expected it to be as he misses his pull shot. Gets hit just around the box.
20.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Outside off, on a length, at 145 clicks. Alex Lees leaves it alone.
20.4
2
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Angling in, shorter ball, around middle and leg. Alex Lees works it away through mid-wicket for a brace.
20.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
A good-length delivery now, outside off, at 143 kph. Alex Lees leans forward and blocks it towards point.
20.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
Back of a length, outside off, nipping in a tad. Jonny Bairstow taps it off the back foot towards cover for a single.
20.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Anrich Nortje begins with a length ball, darting it on the thigh pad, at 140 clicks. Alex Lees tucks it towards fine leg for a single.
Anrich Nortje is introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 20 : 60/3
3 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 019.6
J. Bairstow
1 (7)
A. Lees
27 (66)
K. Maharaj
7-0-19-2
19.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller length, on the middle and leg stump. Jonny Bairstow works it towards short leg. The fielder there is quick to react as he stops it and throws it back to the keeper.
19.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Bowls it tad shorter and gets good turn. The ball drifts on the pads and Lees works it just past the short fine leg fielder for a single.
19.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Tossed up, on off. Lees drives it to covers.
19.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Turning into middle and Lees works it towards mid-wicket with the turn.
19.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Tossed up, around leg. Jonny Bairstow works it towards square leg and gets off the mark.
19.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Tad shorter angling into middle. Lees goes back and punches it to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 19 : 57/3
0 Runs
  • W18.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
J. Bairstow
0 (5)
A. Lees
25 (62)
L. Ngidi
7-2-15-1
18.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Jonny Bairstow
Short ball, rises off the pitch. Jonny Bairstow manages to keep it down to the turf.
18.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Jonny Bairstow
Pulls his length back a bit, outside off at 142 kph. Jonny Bairstow looks to punch it away but does not get any timing in that shot.
18.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Jonny Bairstow
Serves a length delivery, on off. Jonny Bairstow defends it back to the bowler.
18.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Jonny Bairstow
Bowls a yorker, on off. Jonny Bairstow blocks it out.
18.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Jonny Bairstow
Ohh...lovely bowling! Ngidi lands it on a length, around off. The ball nips back in sharply and goes just past the off pole as Jonny Bairstow leaves it.
Jonny Bairstow comes to the crease.
18.1
W
Lungi Ngidi To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Joe Root departs! A rare twin failure for the former English skipper. This is a big, big wicket for South Africa! Lungi Ngidi is elated and so are other South African players. South Africa are right on top here. This is a fullish delivery, outside off. Root goes with hard hands for a drive and ends up getting a thick outside edge. The ball goes straight into the hands of Aiden Markram at second slip and England lose their most dependable batter.
End Of The Over 18 : 57/2
5 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 317.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
A. Lees
25 (62)
J. Root
6 (9)
K. Maharaj
6-0-16-2
17.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Fuller length, attacking the stumps. Alex Lees drives it towards the cover region.
17.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Beaten! Pushes it quicker and it is around off. Lees tries to drive it away but gets beaten.
17.4
3
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Root brings out a reverse-sweep now! This is fuller on off. Root kneels and reverse-sweeps it fine through the third man region. They take three. Good running.
17.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Loopy delivery, on off. Root leans forward and blocks it out.
17.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Bowls it fuller on middle. Lees works it to mid-wicket for a single.
17.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Tossed up on middle. Root paddles it towards the fine leg region for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 52/2
0 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
A. Lees
24 (59)
J. Root
2 (6)
L. Ngidi
6-1-15-0
16.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Fuller length, on the stumps. Alex Lees plays it towards the point region.
16.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Lands on a good length again, bit wider outside off and Lees leaves it alone.
16.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. Lees makes a careful leave.
16.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Tad shorter in length, around off. Lees defends it onto the turf.
16.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Back of a length, around off. Lees defends it towards the off side and looks for a single but is sent back by his partner.
16.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
On a length, on off. Lees pushes it to mid on.
End Of The Over 16 : 52/2
3 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 215.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
J. Root
2 (6)
A. Lees
24 (53)
K. Maharaj
5-0-11-2
15.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Root advances down the track and Keshav Maharaj drags his length back, on middle. Root ends up padding it away.
15.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Slower through the air, around off. Lees defends it towards the off side and takes a single.
15.4
2
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Turning into leg again. Lees works it to deep backward square leg for a couple.
15.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Turning into middle. Lees works it towards mid-wicket.
15.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Tossed up, on middle. Lees defends it off the front foot.
15.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
This one pitches on middle and turns down the leg side. Lees tries to work it towards the leg side but misses.
End Of The Over 15 : 49/2
8 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 414.2
  • 214.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
A. Lees
21 (48)
J. Root
2 (5)
L. Ngidi
5-0-15-0
14.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
That ball was on the pads and Alex Lees just guides it towards the fine leg region for a single.
14.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
On the shorter side, around off. Lees tries to pull it but gets the inside edge. The ball goes just past stumps and the keeper makes a good stop diving to his right.
14.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Fuller length, outside off. Lees cuts it towards the point region.
14.3
2
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Goes fuller on off. Lees drives it through covers and comes back for the second run.
14.2
4
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
EDGED AND FOUR! On a good length and outside off. Alex Lees stands tall and looks to punch this away but the ball goes off the outside in the gap between third slip and gully for a boundary.
14.1
1
Lungi Ngidi To Joe Root
Serves it on a length, around off. It jags back in and Root defends it towards point for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 41/2
2 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
A. Lees
14 (43)
J. Root
1 (4)
K. Maharaj
4-0-8-2
13.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Bowls it bit quicker on middle. Lees works it towards midwicket.
13.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
He is off the mark. This is fuller, on off. Root drives it through covers for a single.
13.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Slower through the air, on middle. Root with a solid front foot defence.
13.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Root uses his feet and drives this full delivery on off to mid off.
13.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Nice flighted delivery, on off. Root blocks it off the front foot.
13.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
A flatter delivery turning into middle. Lees stands tall and pushes it to mid on for a single.
Keshav Maharaj (3-0-6-2) will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 13 : 39/2
1 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
A. Lees
13 (41)
J. Root
0 (0)
L. Ngidi
4-0-7-0
12.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Angles this full delivery on the pads. Lees flicks it to deep backward square leg for a single.
12.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
A fullish delivery, around off. Lees pushes it to covers this time.
12.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
An inside edge this time! On a length, around off. Lees tries to push it towards the off side but gets the inside edge onto his pads.
12.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Bowls it fuller and wider outside off. Lees drives it off the bottom of his blade towards point.
12.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Lands it on a length, on off. Lees with a solid block from his crease.
12.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Ngidi starts off with a length delivery, outside off. Lees lets it go.
We are back for the second session of the day! The players have made their way out in the middle. Alex Lees and Joe Root walk out to bat for England. Lungi Ngidi will begin proceedings with the ball. Let's go!
... DAY 3, SESSION 2 ...
England, on the other hand, got three wickets but once again their ploy of bowling too many short deliveries was quite surprising, especially after taking the new ball. Broad eventually decided to go back to his basics of bowling a fullish length with the new ball and got rewarded with two wickets. However, the start with the bat was crucial for England but the out-of-form Zak Crawley played another false shot to make his way back to the pavilion early and the wicket of Pope off the last ball of the session has put England in a hole again. They need something special from hereon and this is a big test now for England and their positive approach, can they put up a fight in the afternoon session? We shall find out. Do join us for the post-Lunch session at 6.10 pm IST (12.40 pm GMT).
South Africa end another session on a high! They have managed to take two wickets quickly again with the ball and this time the spinner Keshav Maharaj has joined the party. What an inspired bowling change this has been by the skipper Dean Elgar and South Africa now lead by 123 runs at Lunch with two English batters back in the hut in their second innings. Earlier in the session, the South African tail just refused to give up easily and added some crucial 37 runs to the overnight score. That took the lead over 160 runs and with the kind of bowling attack South Africa have and the clarity their skipper has shown with his decision-making, England surely have a tough task ahead of them.
End Of The Over 12 : 38/2
1 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • W11.6
O. Pope
5 (15)
A. Lees
12 (35)
K. Maharaj
3-0-6-2
11.6
W
Keshav Maharaj To Ollie Pope OUT!
OUT! LBW! A wicket for South Africa on the final ball before Lunch! Keshav Maharaj, who did not bowl one over in the first innings, has now picked up two wickets in the second innings. He sends back Ollie Pope now. This is a big, big wicket for South Africa and England are under pressure early in the innings. Coming to the ball - this was a shorter one, it comes in with the arm, on the leg pole. Ollie Pope rocks back and looks to flick this one but he misses and gets rapped on his pads. A loud appeal for LBW, but the umpire says no. Dean Elgar though decides to review this one. No bat involved there, confirms UltraEdge. The Ball Tracking indicates, three reds. The decision needs to be overturned and Ollie Pope has to depart. A successful review for South Africa. That will be Lunch on Day 3.
11.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ollie Pope
Loopy ball, full, around off. Ollie Pope leans forward and defends it out.
11.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Back of a length, around middle and leg, spinning in. Alex Lees flicks it towards square leg for a single.
11.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Tosses this one up, full, around off. Alex Lees blocks it out.
11.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Quicker one, short again, spinning in. Alex Lees defends it out off the back foot.
11.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Dropped! But those chances are always tough! A shorter one, spinning in, around middle and leg. Alex Lees stays in his crease and flicks it towards short leg. The fielder there gets his hands to the ball but fails to hold on to it.
End Of The Over 11 : 37/1
4 Runs
  • 4 LB10.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
O. Pope
5 (13)
A. Lees
11 (31)
K. Rabada
6-2-18-0
10.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
Back of a length, shaping back in this time, around off. Ollie Pope does well to block this one.
10.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
Shorter one, outside off, shaping away. Ollie Pope dabs it towards point.
10.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
On a length, around middle and leg. Ollie Pope blocks it out.
10.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
Another out-swinger, outside off, a length ball. Ollie Pope leaves it alone.
10.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
A length ball, nipping back in sharply, around off. Ollie Pope shoulders his arm at this one. The ball hits his thigh pad and goes towards the slip cordon.
10.1
lb
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
FOUR LEG BYES! Kagiso Rabada serves this one down leg, a length ball. Ollie Pope looks to flick this one but he misses. The ball brushes off his pads and goes away from diving fielder towards fine leg for a boundary.
End Of The Over 10 : 33/1
2 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
A. Lees
11 (31)
O. Pope
5 (7)
K. Maharaj
2-0-5-1
9.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Quicker, turning into the left-hander, around middle. Alex Lees works it away towards mid-wicket.
9.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Ollie Pope
Keshav Maharaj goes 'round the wicket now, serves a shorter one this time, this one comes in with the angle as well. Ollie Pope stays in his crease and tucks it towards square leg for a single.
9.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Floats it up again, full and around middle. Alex Lees sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single.
9.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Tosses this one up, serves it full and outside off., Alex Lees lunges forward to block this one but he misses and gets hit on his body.
9.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
A shorter one now, quicker as well, around middle. Alex Lees skips down the pitch and flicks it to mid-wicket.
9.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
A loopy ball, spinning in, outside off. Alex Lees takes a big stride forward and looks to block this but he gets an inside edge back onto his pads.
End Of The Over 9 : 31/1
10 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 4 B8.2
  • 28.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 38.6
A. Lees
10 (26)
O. Pope
4 (6)
K. Rabada
5-1-18-0
8.6
3
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Nice shot! An overpitched delivery, around off. Alex Lees shows the full face of his blade and drives it down the ground. The ball will not race away to the boundary but the batters pick up three runs.
8.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Outside off, nipping away, a length ball. Alex Lees leaves it alone.
8.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
Angling in, a length ball, around middle. Ollie Pope works it away towards mid on for a single.
8.3
2
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
On a length, shaping away, outside off. Ollie Pope opens the face of his bat and guides it past gully for a brace.
8.2
b
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
FOUR BYES! Bonus runs for England! A shorter ball, down leg. Ollie Pope leaves it alone. Kyle Verreynne dives but he fails to get there as well. It runs away towards fine leg for a boundary.
8.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
Beaten! Good-length delivery, shaping away, outside off. Ollie Pope gets beaten on his outside edge while trying to block this one.
End Of The Over 8 : 21/1
3 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 27.2
  • W7.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
A. Lees
7 (24)
O. Pope
1 (2)
K. Maharaj
1-0-3-1
7.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Alex Lees
Keshav Maharaj comes 'over the wicket to the left-hander now, serves a shorter one, turning in, around middle and leg. Alex Lees tucks it towards mid-wicket. End of a successful first over from Keshav Maharaj.
7.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Ollie Pope
Much fuller now, on the pads. Ollie Pope flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. Ollie Pope is off the mark!
7.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ollie Pope
Shorter ball, spinning away, around off. Ollie Pope uses the depth of his crease and pushes it towards cover.
Ollie Pope walks out at number 3!
7.3
W
Keshav Maharaj To Zak Crawley OUT!
OUT! LBW! Keshav Maharaj strikes in his first over of the game! He gets rid of Zak Crawley and his poor run of form continues. What a move to bring Keshav Maharaj on! He tosses this one up, fuller one, tad slower through the air, on middle. Zak Crawley gets down on his knee and looks to sweep this one but he misses and gets hit on his pad. A loud appeal and the umpire raises his finger without any hesitation. South Africa have got their first wicket.
7.2
2
Keshav Maharaj To Zak Crawley
Quicker, full, darting it on the pads. Zak Crawley shimmies down the pitch and flicks it towards mid-wicket. Two taken!
7.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Zak Crawley
Keshav Maharaj comes from 'round the wicket, serves a fuller one, loopy as well, at 87 clicks. Zak Crawley defends it out off the front foot.
Keshav Maharaj is into the attack now. It will be interesting to see how much turn he can extract as Leach got some good turn whenever he bowled.
End Of The Over 7 : 18/0
2 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
A. Lees
7 (23)
Z. Crawley
11 (19)
K. Rabada
4-1-12-0
6.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Swing and a miss! Kagiso Rabada drops it short, shaping away, outside off. Alex Lees goes for the pull shot but he fails to get any bat on it.
6.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Another length ball, outside off. Alex Lees punches it off the back foot towards point.
6.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Tighter line now! Around the off pole, a length ball, at 140 clicks. Alex Lees pushes it towards the fielder at mid off.
6.3
2
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Width on offer now, full in length. Alex Lees frees his arms and drives it through cover. Two taken.
6.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Shaping away this time, outside off, on a length. Alex Lees offers no shot to that.
6.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
On a length from over the wicket, nipping back in. Alex Lees manages to get an inside edge onto his pads while trying to flick this one.
End Of The Over 6 : 16/0
2 Runs
  • 25.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
Z. Crawley
11 (19)
A. Lees
5 (17)
L. Ngidi
3-0-6-0
5.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Shaping away, outside off, a length ball. Zak Crawley strides forward and shoulders his arms at it.
5.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
This one swings back in, fuller in length, around off, at 143 clicks. Zak Crawley drives and finds the fielder at short cover.
5.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Another good-length delivery, the line is outside off. Zak Crawley leans forward and lets that go through.
5.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Outside off, a length ball. Zak Crawley leaves it alone.
5.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Fuller ball, swinging in, around middle. Zak Crawley blocks it out towards the leg side.
5.1
2
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
A good-length ball, on the pads. Zak Crawley looks to flick this one but the ball flies over mid-wicket off the leading edge. Anrich Nortje chases the ball and keeps it two runs.
End Of The Over 5 : 14/0
3 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 24.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
A. Lees
5 (17)
Z. Crawley
9 (13)
K. Rabada
3-1-10-0
4.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Beaten! Lovely ball! Slightly short again, outside off, shaping away. Alex Lees looks to push this away but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
4.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Angling away, shorter one, outside off. Alex Lees leaves it alone.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Outside off this time, fuller ball. Alex Lees drives it towards the fielder at cover.
4.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Angling in, fuller one, darting it on the pads. Zak Crawley flicks it through square leg for a single.
4.2
2
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Another edge! On a length this time, around middle and leg. Zak Crawley looks to flick this one but the ball goes off the leading edge again once again, away from the fielder at cover this time. Two taken.
4.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Slightly shorter, around middle and leg, extra bounce there as well. Zak Crawley looks to tuck it on the leg side, but the ball goes off the leading edge towards cover.
End Of The Over 4 : 11/0
1 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
A. Lees
5 (14)
Z. Crawley
6 (10)
L. Ngidi
2-0-4-0
3.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Fuller ball this time, outside off. Alex Lees blocks it out. Another testing over from Lungi Ngidi comes to an end.
3.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Another ripper from Lungi Ngidi! This is lovely bowling from him. On a length, shaping away a tad, around off. Alex Lees leaves it alone. The ball misses the off pole by a whisker. Tight leave from Alex Lees.
3.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Oh, well bowled! A fuller one this time, jagging back in sharply, around middle and leg. Alex Lees looks to block this one but he manages to get a slight inside edge back onto his pads.
3.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Lees
Lungi Ngidi comes 'round the wicket now, serves a length ball, around middle and off. Alex Lees defends it out.
3.2
1
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Another ball tailing back in from a good length, around middle and leg. Zak Crawley flicks it towards square leg and takes a single.
3.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
An in-swinger, a good-length delivery, around middle. Zak Crawley covers the line and blocks the ball.
End Of The Over 3 : 10/0
7 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 42.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
A. Lees
5 (10)
Z. Crawley
5 (8)
K. Rabada
2-1-7-0
2.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
On a good length and outside off. Lees leaves it alone.
2.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
On a length, on off. Zak Crawley pushes it to covers for a single.
2.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Ohh...dropped! This is a full delivery, around off. Lees tries to drive it away. However, the ball catches the outside edge of his blade and is travelling straight to Aiden Markram at second slip. Keegan Petersen at third slip dives in front of Aiden Markram and ends up getting one hand to it but the ball does not stick. A single taken as the ball goes behind them.
2.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Beaten! Rabada continues to bowl that length which is just short of good length. It is around off and Lees tries to defend it but the ball seams away and beats the outside edge of his blade.
2.2
4
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
FOUR! Beautifully played! He is off the mark with a boundary. Rabada keeps it tad shorter and around off. Lees gets on top of the bounce and punches it through covers for a boundary.
2.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Rabada lands it on a length, on off. Crawley works it behind square on the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 2 : 3/0
3 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 21.4
  • 01.5
  • 11.6
Z. Crawley
3 (6)
A. Lees
0 (6)
L. Ngidi
1-0-3-0
1.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Shorter ball, outside off. Zak Crawley stays in his crease and pushes it off the back foot towards cover for a single. A lovely over Lungi Ngidi! He made the ball talk a lot in his first over.
1.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Pitches it up, much straighter on this occasion, around middle. Zak Crawley blocks it out.
1.4
2
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Swinging in, around middle, a length ball. Zak Crawley tucks it towards square leg for a brace. Zak Crawley and England are underway!
1.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Sharp swing there once again! A shorter ball, outside off, swinging in. Zak Crawley leaves it alone. Kyle Verreynne dives to his left and makes a lovely stop. Good movement there!
1.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Another on that nips back in, a length ball, around middle. Zak Crawley defends it out.
1.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Zak Crawley
Lungi Ngidi begins with a length ball, tailing back in, around middle and leg. Zak Crawley looks to flick this one but he misses and gets rapped on his pads. A loud appeal there for LBW, but the umpire says no. Sliding down leg probably.
Lungi Ngidi to share the new ball with Kagiso Rabada.
End Of The Over 1 : 0/0
0 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
A. Lees
0 (6)
Z. Crawley
0 (0)
K. Rabada
1-1-0-0
0.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Another one outside the off pole, a length ball. Alex Lees is happy to let that one go.
0.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
A fuller one this time, around middle and off. Alex Lees blocks it out.
0.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Shorter ball, outside off. Alex Lees stays in his crease and looks to cut this away but he gets an under edge back onto the deck.
0.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
A length ball, swinging away, outside off. Alex Lees watches it sail through to the keeper.
0.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Back of a length, outside off. Alex Lees stays in his crease and blocks it out.
0.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Kagiso Rabada begins with a length ball, shaping away, outside off. Alex Lees leaves it alone.
Match Info
  • Venue Lord's, London
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss South Africawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result South Africa beat England by an innings and 12 runs
  • Player of the Match Kagiso Rabada
  • Umpire Nitin Menon (IND), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: England 116/6 in 32.0 overs
  • Tea: England 116/6 in 32.0 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: England 116/6 in 32.0 overs
  • Lunch: England 100/5 in 26.0 overs
  • England 100/4 in 25.4 overs
  • O Pope 8th Test fifty: 51 runs in 69 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • O Pope dropped on 45 by K Petersen in 25.1 overs
  • England 50/3 in 14.2 overs
  • Drinks: England 42/3 in 13.5 overs
  • England 42/3: J Root lbw b M Jansen 8(17)
  • Referral 2 (13.5 ovs): J Root against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, SA: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 1 (9.1 ovs): SA against O Pope (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, SA: 2)
  • 7th wicket partnership: 55 off 63 balls between M Jansen (24) and K Maharaj (31)
  • South Africa 253/6 in 71.5 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 202/5 in 60.0 overs
  • South Africa 200/5 in 57.2 overs
  • England 192/5: Rassie van der Dussen lbw b Ben Stokes 19(36)
  • Referral 2 (56.2 ovs): Rassie van der Dussen against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, SA: 2)
  • Tea: South Africa 158/2 in 44.0 overs
  • 2nd wicket partnership: 51 off 76 balls between S Erwee (23) and K Petersen (24)
  • S Erwee Maiden Test fifty: 51 runs in 89 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: South Africa 105/1 in 29.0 overs
  • South Africa 102/1 in 25.6 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 97 balls between D Elgar (22) and S Erwee (26)
  • South Africa 50/0 in 16.1 overs
  • D Elgar dropped on 7 by Z Crawley in 9.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (8.1 ovs): Dean Elgar against ENG (LBW) Successful (ENG: 3, SA: 3)
  • Innings Break: England 165/10 in 44.6 overs
  • England 165/10: James Anderson lbw b Kagiso Rabada 0(1)
  • Referral 3 (44.6 ovs): J Anderson against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, SA: 2)
  • England 150/8 in 39.5 overs
  • O Pope dropped on 67 by S Erwee in 32.6 overs
  • England 100/6 in 30.1 overs
  • Drinks: England 94/6 in 29.0 overs
  • England 50/2 in 15.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (11.6 ovs): SA against O Pope (LBW) Successful
  • Lunch: England 38/2 in 12 overs
  • A Lees dropped on 4 by Keegan in 2.4 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 326/10 in 89.1 overs
  • South Africa 300/8 in 83.2 overs
  • New Ball taken at 80.1 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Ollie Pope ENG17944.75
Ben Stokes ENG14937.25
Zak Crawley ENG13433.50
Ben Foakes ENG13344.33
Sarel Erwee SA12725.40
PlayerWicketsEco.
Stuart Broad ENG143.18
Kagiso Rabada SA144.41
Ollie Robinson ENG123.09
Ben Stokes ENG103.01
Anrich Nortje SA104.67

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