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Match Ended   
The Oval, London , Sep 08, 2022
158&130/1 (22.3)
118&169
England beat South Africa by 9 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Ollie Robinson
  • Player of the Series
    Kagiso Rabada
That's it then from the series as Ben Stokes is presented with the series trophy and the entire England squad joins him for a team photograph. It is also the end of the English summer as well as far as international cricket is concerned. Both teams now move on to new ventures before heading into the T20 World Cup a month or so later. England travel to Pakistan to play a 7-match T20I series starting the 20th of September. As for the Proteas, they will head home and then to India for a white-ball series that will begin on the 28th of September. Join us for all the action from those series. Until next time, take care and goodbye!
English skipper, Ben Stokes is the ENGLISH PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his brilliant all-round show. He says that it has been a great series where they didn't have any particular single individual performing but it was a team performance. Further says that the conditions they found out on Day 1 after the toss and they were better on the 3rd day and toss plays a major role. Adds that when you have got bowlers like James Anderson and Stuart Broad it's great that they can have small spells and stay fresh and they have been absolutely phenomenal. Adds that if they are winning six of seven games because of their aggressive gameplay, then they don't mind playing that way. Adds that they are clearly giving the message the way they are going to play and the coach also supports them. Their main moto was to find the result in the last match. Further, says it's very important to give proper time to payers like Ollie Pope and it shows how important it is to let them play their game. Mentions that the opening batters give a good momentum and that eases pressure on the lower order. James Anderson is also a player they can rely on and he is always up for the challenge. Adds that Joe Root should also be given credit for how he had kept the team for 6 years and for that he is very grateful and each captain has his own style. Ends by saying that it will be challenging to play against Pakistan and more spin will come into play but they are up for it.
Dean Elgar, the skipper of South Africa is down for a chat. He says that it hasn't been great for him in an international game in Oval. Informs that first innings runs are very important in England and they failed to get those. Mentions they just tried to utilize the bench strength. Adds they were put in very tough conditions in a tough match but they will surely take a lot of learnings from it. Mentions if you apply yourself as a batter, it would get easy for sure but it also relies on the execution of the plans. Says that he is an advocate when it comes to Test matches. "More the merrier", he says. He thinks that England played excellent cricket and added pressure by putting enough runs on the board.
Kagiso Rabada is the SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE SERIES for picking up 14 wickets in the series, including a match-winning spell at Lord's. He says that they won the toss at Lord's and the toss proved to be crucial in all three games. Further, says that they are a young side including himself and will learn a lot of things and take this as a lesson. Adds that was he injured during a T20 match earlier in the series but recovered well and played the Test series. Further, says that leading the bowling with young guns is always a pleasure and ends by saying that one could feel good in the nets but not the same on the field but what matters is to find to perform regardless of how one feels.
Ollie Robinson (7 for 89) is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his exceptional spell with the ball. He says that it has been a really enjoyable comeback for him and the team over the summer. Adds that he doesn't feel like he is an finished article by any means, he still has a long way to go and will keep improving. Says they are thriving under the leadership of Stokes and it feels really nice. Ends by saying he is really happy for his contribution.
As the English cricketing summer comes to an end, Jonny Bairstow has been declared as the 'PLAYER OF THE TEST SUMMER.'
The presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bowl first but we did not have any cricketing action on the first couple of days of the Test match. Once play did resume on the morning of Day 3, Ollie Robinson ripped through the South African batting order as he picked up a five-wicket haul and Stuart Broad picked up four wickets as well. The South African batting order was in disarray as one of their frontline bowlers, Marco Jansen top-scored with 30 runs. The pitch had enough in it for the pacers and after a sedate start, the visiting team showed its prowess with the ball and Jansen was at the forefront of it all once again. He too picked up a five-fer and Kagiso Rabada managed to clean up the tail. With the game hanging right in the balance, the tide started to turn but once again the visitors were hard done by their inexperienced batters. The English pacers, once they got a sniff, did really well with skipper Ben Stokes picking up wickets at crucial stages of the game. In reply, England needed 130 runs to win and they chased it down with utmost ease. Stay tuned for the presentation...
South Africa were impressive in the white-ball phase of this tour and they continued that momentum as they won the first Test of this series with a big margin as well. It all went downhill in the second Test and the changes made for the final Test haven't proved to be effective at all. Their batting was a mess in the first innings and their bowlers didn't start off well either. Marco Jansen though looked good with the ball and gave them renewed hope in the first innings. The visitors did manage to keep the English lead to a minimum and had a fantastic start with the bat as well in the second innings. The turning point was probably Dean Elgar not opting to review an lbw decision when he was looking so good. After that, there was a collapse and their pacers didn't create enough opportunities in the final innings, which meant it was yet another defeat and from leading the series 1-0, they ended up losing it.
It was a bit of a topsy-turvy game with pacers from both teams dominating but it has been the batting from England that has made a bigger difference. It wasn't particularly impressive apart from Ollie Pope in the first innings but during the chase, both openers were able to just play their shots and get their team ahead in the game. Zak Crawley was mighty impressive as he scored a brilliant half-century and even though Alex Lees edged a few, he rode his luck and gave ample support to Crawley as well. Lees did get out towards the end but Ollie Pope came in and ensured that his side won the game at the earliest. It proved to be a straightforward chase in the end as the conditions had gotten brighter and the pitch didn't have enough bite in it.
What a grandstand finish we have had to a grandstand Test series! This wasn't what one would call a classic Test series but within less than 9 complete days of play, we have had results in all three games of the series. As expected it hasn't taken much time for the English batters to notch up the remaining 33 runs and they have sealed a memorable Test series win as they clinch the series 2-1. It has been a brilliant English summer from the point of view of Test cricket and they have finished off the home season with a deserving victory over the Proteas.
End Of The Over 22.3 : 130/1
6 Runs
  • 1 NB22.1
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • 422.3
Z. Crawley
69 (57)
O. Pope
11 (10)
M. Jansen
7.3-0-40-0
22.3
4
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Zak Crawley gets the winning runs here. It is a length ball, outside off. Zak Crawley hangs back and punches it through covers. It races away to the fence and England win by 9 wickets.
22.2
0
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
Fuller length, down the leg. Zak Crawley lets that one go through to the keeper.
22.1
1
Marco Jansen To Ollie Pope
Fuller, on middle and leg. Ollie Pope pushes it towards the square leg for a run.
Ollie Pope gets struck on the helmet and out comes the physio for a mandatory concussion check. Pope seems fine though which is a good thing. All is good now and the game can continue.
22.1
nb
Marco Jansen To Ollie Pope
NO BALL! Zak Crawley tries something unorthodox! That was full, around off. Zak Crawley looks to switch hit it over slips but misses it and the ball hits his chin.
End Of The Over 22 : 124/1
9 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 121.2
  • 321.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 5 NB21.6
  • 021.6
Z. Crawley
65 (55)
O. Pope
10 (8)
K. Rabada
11-1-57-1
21.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length, in the channel. Zak Crawley leaves it alone.
21.6
nb
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
NO BALL AND FOUR! Zak Crawley is on fire. Incredible shot. It is a length ball, outside off. Zak Crawley crunches it through cover-point. It races away to the boundary. The umpire later signals a no ball as the bowler oversteps this time.
21.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Rabada attacking the stumps yet again. Crawley is solid in his defence.
21.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
A length ball, on off, stump. Zak Crawley blocks it with full face.
21.3
3
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
Back of a length, on off. Pope hangs back and pulls it to deep square leg. The fielder in the deep sprints to his left and makes an exceptional stop. The batters take three.
21.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
NO BALL! Zak Crawley tries something new! That was full, on off. Zak Crawley tries to switch hits it over the slips but gets an upper edge and the ball hits his chin. Hopefully, he is ok.
21.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
A length ball, outside off, gets some bounce off the deck. Zak Crawley looks to chase it but decides against it later.
End Of The Over 21 : 115/1
6 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 220.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 420.5
  • 020.6
O. Pope
7 (7)
Z. Crawley
60 (49)
M. Jansen
7-0-34-0
20.6
0
Marco Jansen To Ollie Pope
Fuller length, around middle and leg. Ollie Pope pushes it towards short square leg.
20.5
4
Marco Jansen To Ollie Pope
Short of length, around middle stump. Ollie Pope pulls it towards the square leg for a boundary.
20.4
0
Marco Jansen To Ollie Pope
Fuller length, outside off. Ollie Pope pushes it towards cover.
20.3
0
Marco Jansen To Ollie Pope
On a good length, on off. Ollie Pope blocks off the front foot.
20.2
2
Marco Jansen To Ollie Pope
Fuller length, outside off. Ollie Pope looks to play it towards cover but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards square leg for a couple.
20.1
0
Marco Jansen To Ollie Pope
Fuller length, outside off. Ollie Pope lets that one go through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 20 : 109/1
1 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • W19.5
  • 119.6
O. Pope
1 (1)
Z. Crawley
60 (49)
K. Rabada
10-1-48-1
19.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Ollie Pope
This is on a length, tailing into Pope. He comes down the track and flicks it to square leg to get off the mark here.
Ollie Pope is the new man in.
19.5
W
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees OUT!
OUT! An appeal for lbw but turned down! It is a length ball, pitching around off and coming in with the angle. Lees looks to defend it out but gets rapped on his pads. Rabada appeals but the umpire is unmoved. It looks like it would be missing the wickets due to the bounce. Dean Elgar though takes the review as there is not much left in the game here. It is concluded that there is no bat involved. The Ball Tracking though shows three reds and Kagiso Rabada finally finds the breakthough. England need 22 more runs now.
19.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
A short ball this time, outside off, coming in with the angle. Kyle Verreynne gathers it near his chest.
19.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Lees drives this full delivery to backward point as it goes off the outer half.
19.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Good length, on off. Lees stays back and bunts it out to safety.
19.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
This is angled into off. Lees gets an inside edge on his pads.
End Of The Over 19 : 108/0
5 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 418.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 1 LB18.5
  • 018.6
Z. Crawley
60 (49)
A. Lees
39 (68)
M. Jansen
6-0-28-0
18.6
0
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
Length and outside off. Crawley lets it go.
18.5
lb
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
LEG BYE! It is full, drifting down leg. Lees looks to flick it away but misses. It goes down to third man off his pads. They cross for a leg bye.
18.4
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Outside off, left alone.
18.3
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Fuller, down leg. Lees looks to chase it but misses.
18.2
4
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
FOUR! Alex Lees is riding on his luck this morning. It is a length ball, outside off, shaping away. Lees gets a thick outside edge on it. It flies over Keegan Petersen at the third slip, although he is a bit late in picking up the ball. It flies over him and races away to the third man fence.
18.1
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
This one is angled into the pads. Lees misses his flick and gets rapped high on his pads.
Marco Jansen (5-0-24-0) to operate from the other end.
End Of The Over 18 : 103/0
6 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 217.2
  • 117.3
  • 217.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
Z. Crawley
60 (48)
A. Lees
35 (63)
K. Rabada
9-1-47-0
17.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Fuller, on off. Zak Crawley defends it out solidly.
17.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length, outside off. Crawley looks to chase it but misses.
17.4
2
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Length ball, around off. Zak Crawley drives it into covers for two runs now.
17.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
EDGED BUT DROPPED! It is a length ball, outside off, shaping away a touch. Lees looks to hit it through the line but only finds a thick outside edge. Kyle Verreynne dives to his left behind the sticks but the ball sneaks through his gloves and the batters cross for a single. This is the second time Alex Lees has been dropped in this innings.
17.2
2
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Kagiso Rabada comes 'round the wicket. Fuller and outside off. Lees leans in and drives it through covers. The batters pick two comfortably.
17.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Run straightaway for England and Zak Crawley. It is full, straying on the pads. Zak Crawley flicks it to fine leg and crosses for one.
We are ready for the start of play on Day 5! The umpires are already out in the middle and so are the players of South Africa. Zak Crawley and Alex Lees are the overnight batters for England. It will be Kagiso Rabada to start off proceedings with the ball this morning. Let's play...
South Africa dominated the morning session on Day 4 both with bat and ball and the game was well poised at that moment. The English seamers remained patient and cashed-in in the post-Lunch session when there was some movement on offer. The Proteas ended up setting up a target of just 130 runs and the England openers rose to the occasion. Zak Crawley smacked his first Test fifty of this summer for England,  a much-needed knock for him after facing a lot of criticism . They are coming into Day 5 to hunt down just 33 runs with 10 wickets in hand. Shouldn't be long before they seal the series and their summer on a high.
Hello and a warm welcome to all! It now time for Day 5 of the third and the final Test match between England and South Africa. We only got 3 days of play as Day 1 got washed out due to rain and Day 2 was called off to pay respect to the sad demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. So, out of the 9 sessions in hand, it looks like we will only require 7 sessions to get a result on our hands. Throughout this Test series we have never played for whole 5 days.
... Day 5, Session 1 ...
Right then, the match is getting to its final stage and so is the long Test series. We have had just a couple of days of cricketing action but it has been thoroughly entertaining. The match did swing both ways before England grabbed the bull by its horns and have more or less sealed the game. They require 33 more runs to win and they will look to finish off proceedings early on Day 5. Day 5 action will begin at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT) but you can join us sooner for the build-up. Cheers!
South Africa will be really disappointed with how Day 4 started and how it has eventually ended. They looked good in the first session but that was it. The next two sessions were difficult for them and they have let the game slip with both bat and ball. Their inexperienced middle order never looked up for the task and were undone by simple yet effective bowling by the English pacers. Onto the bowling then and Kagiso Rabada's poor form continued as he was all over the place. Rabada did create an opportunity early on but his compatriot with the new ball, Marco Jansen spilled it and after that, it was all England. The visitors have been treated to some great batting by the English openers and had no answers in return.
That's it then! The umpires have decided that the light is not good enough for the play to continue and Stumps have been called. With just 33 runs required for England to seal the series, we will go into the fifth day. This has been an utterly dominating display by the English openers and they have made sure that their team does not suffer any sort of mishaps late in the day. Zak Crawley and Alex Lees have looked brilliant from ball one and barring a couple of chances early in the innings, have remained largely untroubled.
End Of The Over 17 : 97/0
6 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 416.6
A. Lees
32 (61)
Z. Crawley
57 (44)
M. Jansen
5-0-24-0
16.6
4
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
FOUR! England are fighting with time here to end the game before any evidence of bad light. Alex Lees is on a mission to end things in a hurry. It is full, wide outside off. Lees reaches out and drives it through covers for a boundary. Well, just as I wirte it. The umpires have stopped play due to BAD LIGHT!
16.5
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Good length, outside off. Lees pushes it to covers.
16.4
1
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
Back of a length, on middle and leg. Zak Crawley pulls it to deep square leg for one.
16.3
0
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
Fuller, at the stumps. Crawley blocks it to point.
16.2
1
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
A single now as this length delivery is pushed into covers.
16.1
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Fuller, on off. Lees tucks it to mid on.
End Of The Over 16 : 91/0
6 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
Z. Crawley
56 (42)
A. Lees
27 (57)
A. Nortje
4-0-27-0
15.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
Fuller in length, on off. Zak Crawley eases it to the mid off.
15.5
4
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
FOUR! EDGY! A fortunate boundary this time. A length ball, around off. Zak Crawley gets a thick outside edge. It goes through the gap between the wicket-keeper and the man at first slip. It races away to the third man fence.
15.4
1
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
A single now as this is flicked through mid-wicket.
15.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Length ball, on off, defended to covers.
15.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
DROPPED! A tough chance nonetheless. It is full, on middle and leg. Zak Crawley whips it to mid-wicket. It goes to Ryan Rickelton in a flash, who tries to gather it but it spills out. They take one.
15.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
A length ball,on off, blocked out.
End Of The Over 15 : 85/0
14 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 5 NB14.2
  • 014.2
  • 414.3
  • 414.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
Z. Crawley
51 (38)
A. Lees
26 (55)
K. Rabada
8-1-41-0
14.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Around middle, flicked away down to fine leg for a single.
14.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Back of a length and around off, eased off the back foot towards cover.
14.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
FOUR! And again! Rabada strays onto the pads and this is easily clipped away by Zak Crawley into the square leg fence for a boundary. Crawley brings up a well-compiled 50!
14.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
FOUR! England seem to be in a hurry now. Rabada pitches it up, around off, Zak Crawley drives through the line and past mid off for a boundary.
14.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length, around off, played away towards backward point.
14.2
nb
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
NO BALL AND FOUR! Edged away! Length ball, around off, Rabada oversteps yet again. Zak Crawley plays at it with soft hands and edges it down past the slip cordon for a boundary.
14.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length, around off and angling in, Crawley gets an inside edge onto the pads.
End Of The Over 14 : 71/0
6 Runs
  • 5 NB13.1
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
A. Lees
26 (55)
Z. Crawley
38 (31)
A. Nortje
3-0-21-0
13.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Pitches it up now, around off, Alex Lees swings at it but does not connect.
13.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Good length, around off, left alone by the batter.
13.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Length ball, pushed outside off by Nortje, the keeper does well to dive to his left and collect the ball.
13.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Fuller length, in that channel around off and at 145 clicks, left alone.
13.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
Pitched up, around off, driven past wide mid off for a single.
13.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
Length ball, angling in from around off, Crawley looks to drive but misses.
13.1
nb
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
NO BALL AND FOUR! Good length, outside off, Zak Crawley gets on the back foot and strokes it away through the point region for a boundary. England are inching closer to victory here.
End Of The Over 13 : 65/0
5 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 412.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
A. Lees
26 (51)
Z. Crawley
33 (28)
K. Rabada
7-1-27-0
12.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Good length, angling in from around off. Alex Lees gets beaten on the inside edge as he looks to keep it out.
12.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Back of a length and on off stump, punched away towards the cover region.
12.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Good length, close to the off pole and left alone by Lees.
12.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Rabada keeps it short and Crawley gets it down to fine leg for one.
12.2
4
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Short again and around the hips, easily pulled away by Zak Crawley into the backward square leg fence for a boundary.
12.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Shorter and down leg, Zak Crawley looks to pull but mistimes it to the left of the keeper.
Drinks break! This has been a solid start by the English openers. They started scoring briskly but got more defensive as the game progressed. Both the batters are doing well to keep the runs ticking. South Africa need a miracle to get them back in the game. A wicket or two would certainly get some shift in the momentum. An enticing passage awaits. Is there any twist in the tale?
End Of The Over 12 : 60/0
12 Runs
  • 4 LB11.1
  • 211.2
  • 111.3
  • 411.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
Z. Crawley
28 (25)
A. Lees
26 (48)
A. Nortje
2-0-15-0
11.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
Fullish delivery around off, Zak Crawley looks for the expansive drive but gets an inside edge past the stumps. The ball goes towards fine leg and they get a single.
11.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
Good length, angling into the off pole, Zak Crawley solidly keeps it out.
11.4
4
Anrich Nortje To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Slapped away! Length ball, outside off, Zak Crawley thumps it past short extra cover for a boundary.
11.3
1
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Shorter and around the body, edged down towards gully for a single. 75 more needed now for England to win.
11.2
2
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Good length, around off, Lees hangs back and eases it past point for a couple of runs.
11.1
lb
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
FOUR LEG BYES! Anrich Nortje errs in line and bolws it down the leg side. Alex Lees looks to tickle it fine but the ball goes off his pads and past the diving keeper for a boundary. 50 is up for England.
End Of The Over 11 : 48/0
1 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
A. Lees
23 (45)
Z. Crawley
23 (22)
K. Rabada
6-1-22-0
10.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Good length, over off, blocked onto the off side for a quick single.
10.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Rabada is really probing away but without much success. Shorter and angled into the body, Lees gets hurried on and gets hit on the gloves this time.
10.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Rabada steams in and serves it on a hard length on middle, Alex Lees gets hurried on and gets hit on the body.
10.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
A touch fuller and on off stump, kept out by Lees.
10.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
On a hard length and around middle, Lees gets another inside edge onto the body.
10.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
DROPPED! Marco Jansen drops Alex Lees for the second time off Rabada's bowling. Good length, angling into the body, Lees gets an inside edge off the pads and towards gully. Jansen dives to his left and sticks out a left hand but can't grab on.
End Of The Over 10 : 47/0
7 Runs
  • 29.1
  • 09.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
A. Lees
22 (39)
Z. Crawley
23 (22)
A. Nortje
1-0-7-0
9.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
A single to end the over! Alex Lees pushes this length ball to mid off for a quick single.
9.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Fuller in length, on off. Lees blocks it to point on the front foot.
9.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Length ball, on off. Lees blocks it to mid off with full face.
9.3
4
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
FOUR! Nicely played! It is fuller, outside off. Lees gets it past the man at gully off the outer half. It races away to the boundary ropes.
9.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Length, around off. Lees gets it back to the bowler.
9.1
2
Anrich Nortje To Alex Lees
Good length, on fifth stump. Lees hangs back and punches it through point. They take two runs.
End Of The Over 9 : 40/0
1 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 1 LB8.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
Z. Crawley
23 (22)
A. Lees
15 (33)
K. Rabada
5-1-21-0
8.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
A great over by Kagiso Rabada comes to an end. It is a short ball, outside off. Zak Crawley stands tall and looks to pull it away but only connects with thin air.
8.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
It is full, on middle and leg. Zak Crawley comes down the track and looks to flick it away. It rolls to the off side off his pads.
8.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Back of a length, around off. Crawley comes down the track and pulls it hard to square leg only to find the fielder.
8.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
A length ball, at the stumps. Crawley blocks it to the leg side off the inner half.
8.2
lb
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
LEG BYE! This one comes into the batter from outside off. Lees gets hit high on his pads. They collect a leg bye.
8.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
It is full, angled into middle. Lees blocks it past the bowler with a straight bat.
End Of The Over 8 : 39/0
3 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 2 NB7.2
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
A. Lees
15 (31)
Z. Crawley
23 (18)
M. Jansen
4-0-18-0
7.6
1
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Back of a length, on the bodyline. Lees flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.5
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
It is fuller and on middle and leg, Lees misses his flick and it rolls out off his pads.
7.4
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
On off, pushed out to safety.
7.3
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
A short ball, on off. It flies off the deck. Alex Lees hangs back and looks to defend it with full face of the blade. The ball though chips in front of him off the shoulder of the blade. No trouble here.
7.2
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Fuller, on off, blocked back to the bowler.
7.2
nb
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
NO BALL! A short ball, on off. Zak Crawley comes down the track a touch and pushes it to mid off. They take one. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping.
7.1
0
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
This one lands on a length, around off. It nips back in off the deck. Zak Crawley gets pinged high on his thigh pads.
End Of The Over 7 : 36/0
1 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
A. Lees
14 (26)
Z. Crawley
22 (16)
K. Rabada
4-0-21-0
6.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Length and at the stumps. Lees blocks it out.
6.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Outside off, left alone.
6.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Rabada serves it into the pads, Lees misses his defence and takes a hit on his pads.
6.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Angled in on a length, into the off stump. Lees hangs back and blocks it to the off side.
6.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
This one nips back in from outside off. Lees gets pinged on his thigh pads.
6.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Crawley looks to flick it to the leg side but gets it through covers off the leading edge for one.
End Of The Over 6 : 35/0
1 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
A. Lees
14 (21)
Z. Crawley
21 (15)
M. Jansen
3-0-15-0
5.6
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Much fuller, in the channel. Lees presses forward and deals with it.
5.5
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
A quick bouncer, on middle. Lees sways away from the line. Kyle Verreynne leaps behind the sticks and grabs it one hand over his head.
5.4
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Good length, around off. Lees pushes it to covers with soft hands.
5.3
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Fuller, on off, blocked back to the bowler.
5.2
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
This is angled into the pads. Lees nurdles it to mid-wicket.
5.1
1
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
Length ball, on the pads. Zak Crawley flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 34/0
3 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
A. Lees
14 (16)
Z. Crawley
20 (14)
K. Rabada
3-0-20-0
4.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Rabada goes shorter and bowls it outside off, Alex Lees lets it through to the keeper.
4.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Fullish delivery, outside off, driven through covers for a single.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length again, over middle, Crawley defends it back onto the deck.
4.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length, angling in from around off, Zak Crawley gets an inside edge onto the pads.
4.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Length ball, around off, Lees hangs back and pushes it out onto the off side for a single.
4.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length, well outside off, driven on the up and through covers for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 31/0
4 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 23.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
A. Lees
13 (14)
Z. Crawley
18 (10)
M. Jansen
2-0-14-0
3.6
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Play and a miss! good length, around the top of off, Alex Lees looks to play at it but is well beaten.
3.5
1
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
This one is flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
3.4
1
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Just over the fielder! Alex Lees is living dangerously. It is a short ball, wide outside off. Lees looks to pull it away. It takes the outside edge and lobs over mid on. Keshav Maharaj back-pedals, stretches his left arm out but the ball lands wider. They take one.
3.3
2
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Full length, on off. Lees gets under it and lofts it over mid off. The batters take two.
3.2
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Length, around off, defended out.
3.1
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Fuller and around off, defended out towards cover.
End Of The Over 3 : 27/0
11 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 42.3
  • 42.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
A. Lees
10 (9)
Z. Crawley
17 (9)
K. Rabada
2-0-17-0
2.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Around off, played away onto the off side for a single.
2.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length, around off, this is tapped away towards cover-point for a run.
2.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Pitched up around middle and leg, gloriously driven by Crawley and straight down the ground for another boundary.
2.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Easily done! Shorter and there's width on offer, Zak Crawley stands tall and strokes it away through cover-point for a boundary.
2.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Angling into the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single.
2.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Beaten! Rabada comes from around the wicket and angles it in from around off. The ball straightens off the deck and beats then outside edge.
End Of The Over 2 : 16/0
10 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 11.6
A. Lees
8 (6)
Z. Crawley
8 (6)
M. Jansen
1-0-10-0
1.6
1
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Around the hips, tucked away towards mid-wicket for a single.
1.5
4
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
FOUR! Firmly driven! Overpitched on middle, Alex Lees leans in and drives it straight back past the bowler for a boundary.
1.4
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
There is an appeal for a catch but the umpire remains unmoved. Dean Elgar does go upstairs for the review. This is on a good length from Marco Jansen and angling into middle stump. Alex Lees looks to work it away but misses. The ball goes off the thigh pads and it is caught in the slip cordon. The replays show that there is no bat on it and Lees survives yet again.
1.3
0
Marco Jansen To Alex Lees
Fuller and on off stump, defended back towards the bowler.
1.2
1
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
NOT OUT! A tight single but Alex Lees survives. Length ball, on the pads, Zak Crawley drops it down towards short leg and sets off for the quick single. The fielder at square leg runs in and throws it back onto the stumps at the striker's end. The decision is sent upstairs and we can see that the stretch has saved Lees.
Is that a run out? The umpire takes it upstairs. The replays confirm that Alex Lees had his bat grounded when the bails were off. The big screen shows NOT OUT.
1.1
4
Marco Jansen To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Nicely driven! This is pitched up on off stump, Zak Crawley drives it straight back past the bowler and picks up a boundary.
Marco Jansen to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/0
6 Runs
  • 30.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 30.5
  • 00.6
A. Lees
3 (2)
Z. Crawley
3 (4)
K. Rabada
1-0-6-0
0.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
Around the pads, clipped away towards mid-wicket.
0.5
3
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Length again from Rabada, Crawley stands tall and drives it past the man at point for three runs.
0.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Good length, close to the off pole, Zak Crawley has a dab at it but gets beaten past the outside edge.
0.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
On the pads, flicked away onto the leg side.
0.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Zak Crawley
Length, around off, Zak Crawley lets it through to the keeper.
0.1
3
Kagiso Rabada To Alex Lees
EDGED AND DROPPED! Kagiso Rabada starts off with a length ball, in that channel around off. Alex Lees pushes at it and gets a thick outside edge. Marco Jansen at fourth slip puts it down and the ball runs away towards third man. They come back for the third.
Match Info
  • Venue The Oval, London
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Englandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result England beat South Africa by 9 wickets
  • Player of the Match Ollie Robinson
  • Player of the Series Kagiso Rabada
  • Umpire Nitin Menon (IND), Richard Kettleborough (ENG-XI) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
      • Stumps: England 154/7 in 33.4 overs
      • Bad Light: England 154/7 in 33.4 overs
      • England 150/6 in 32.2 overs
      • O Pope 9th Test fifty: 50 runs in 62 balls (10x4) (0x6)
      • Rain Stoppage: England 107/3 in 22.0 overs
      • England 100/3 in 20.1 overs
      • Tea: England 84/2 in 15.6 overs
      • England 50/2 in 10.1 overs
      • England 43/2: Z Crawley lbw b M Jansen 5(34)
      • Referral 2 (9.1 ovs): Z Crawley against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, SA: 2)
      • Referral 1 (6.4 ovs): SA against Z Crawley (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, SA: 2)
      • Innings Break: South Africa 118/10 in 36.2 overs
      • South Africa 100/8 in 33.3 overs
      • M Jansen dropped on 21 by O Pope in 28.5 overs
      • M Jansen dropped on 21 by B Foakes in 28.2 overs
      • Referral 3 (24.2 ovs): K Zondo against ENG (LBW) Successful (ENG: 1, SA: 3)
      • Lunch: South Africa 69/6 in 24.0 overs
      • Referral 2 (14.6 ovs): ENG against K Zondo (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, SA: 3)
      • Referral 1 (12.4 ovs): ENG against M Jansen (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, SA: 3)
      • Drinks: South Africa 36/5 in 11.0 overs
      • Day 2 - Play Suspended
      • Day 1 - Washed Out
      • Stumps: England 97/0 in 17.0 overs
      • Bad Light: England 97/0 in 17.0 overs
      • Z Crawley 6th Test fifty: 50 runs in 36 balls (6x4) (0x6)
      • Drinks: England 60/0 in 12.0 overs
      • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 68 balls between Z Crawley (23) and A Lees (23)
      • England: 52/0 in 11.1 overs
      • Referral 1 (1.4 ovs): SA against A Lees (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, SA: 2)
      • Innings Break: South Africa 169/10 in 56.2 overs
      • South Africa: 150/8 in 50.2 overs
      • Tea: South Africa 141/7 in 48.4 overs
      • Referral 4 (40.5 ovs): ENG against K Zondo (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (ENG: 0, SA: 2)
      • Drinks: South Africa 101/4 in 34.0 overs
      • South Africa 101/4 in 34.0 overs
      • Referral 3 (27.4 ovs): R Rickelton against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, SA: 2)
      • Lunch: South Africa 70/1 in 19.0 overs
      • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 75 balls between S Erwee (24) and D Elgar (26)
      • South Africa 50/0 in 12.2 overs
      • Drinks: South Africa 45/0 in 11.0 overs
      • Referral 2 (10.3 ovs): Eng against D Elgar (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, SA: 3)
      • Referral 1 (5.5 ovs): Eng against S Erwee (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, SA: 3)
      • Innings Break: England 158/10 in 36.2 overs
      • Referral 2 (19.5 ovs): SA against A Lees (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, SA: 2)
      • England 100/0 in 17.2 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
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      Stuart Broad ENG143.18
      Kagiso Rabada SA144.41
      Ollie Robinson ENG123.09
      Ben Stokes ENG103.01
      Anrich Nortje SA104.67

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