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SA vs ENG, 2019 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
284&272
181&268 (93.0)
South Africa beat England by 107 runs
So that is it from the final international game of the year and decade. It is South Africa who take the lead in this 4-match series and start their new tenure under Head Coach Mark Boucher with a win and end the year on a high. The series now moves to the 2nd Test in Cape Town. That match will begin on 3rd January. Join us at 1030 Local (0830 GMT) for that one. Till then, goodbye and have a great end to the year!
For his brilliant batting performance with the bat i the first innings and his record breaking catches behind the stumps Quinton de Kock has been named the Man of the Match. De Kock says that he walked out and understood the situation. Credits the English bowlers for bowling well on the wicket and troubling them. Quinton admits when he went out he had thought of leaving the balls but says his mind made him do a lot of things other than the plan and he played his shots. On his hand, Quinton says finger is all good but laughs and says that he has keeper's finger and thinks it might be sore tomorrow.
South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis says that they knew that the last couple ofm months as a Test team had been difficult for them. Says it was a good Test as both the teams toiled hard for this win. Tells everyone is happy and thinks this is a start of a new chapter and theyb are once again improving as a team but is aware that it is going to be a tough task. on Philander's bowling, he says he bowled well but then also says that both the sides bowled really well. Tells Day 3 was good to bat as the pitch started to get a bit soft under heavy clouds. Faf says they knew they had to be patient and knew they could attack and do the damage with the second new ball. Credits Nortje and Rabada for their performance and says that he hopes they can get a couple of more new, young talented bowlers as Philander is moving for pastures new and they need a few bowlers to replace him.
Joe Root, the England skipper. He says that it has been a really tough week for them. Adds that some went down with a bug over the last week but credit to them for giving a tough fight. Says that it has not been long since they have seen such chases from a similar group of players. States that they were in a similar position at Headingley but then they got over the lineAdds they lost the game during the collapse in the first innings but is pleased with a better performance in the second. Credit to South Africa for playing brilliantly. On Archer, he says that he bowled well and he will keep on learning.
Time now for the presentation as we find out what the skippers have to say and who is a named the Man of the Match.
It was a good bowling performance from the hosts in the final innings. They were made to toil hard at the start but they kept their cool and did not lose their patience. It paid off once again as they were able to wrap up the tourists for 268 and win the game with a comfortable margin of 107 runs. Rabada and Nortje were the pick of the bowlers in the second innings. Picking up 4 and 3 wickets respectively. The lone front line spinner, Keshav Maharaj was good with the ball as well as he picked up the two crucial wickest of Dominic Sibley and the game changing wicket of Ben Stokes. Philander went wicketless in the second innings whereas debutant Pretorius got the crucial wicket of Denly. All-in-all it was a solid bowling performance by the hosts.
England gave a strong reply and got the chase off to a solid start. Openers Burns and Sibley watched off the difficult times with the new ball and mustered a 92-run opening stand before Sibley departed. Denly then joined Burns and the duo continued the good work before Burns fell 16 short of his century. Denly too did not last long but Stokes and Root then once again calmed the nerves but once again there was another English collapse on the cards. At one stage it looked England would take it home with the scorecard reading 222/4, the visitors capitulated and were bowled out for 268.
South Africa started their 2nd innings with a lead of 103 but they once again got off to a torrid start. They were stuttering with the score reading 62/4, with the lead of just 175. But Rassie van der Dussen and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje calmed the hosts nerves with their 91-run stand. Rassie scored his maiden fifty whereas Nortje scored a very crucial 40. Vital contributions from Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander took the hosts lead to 376. Which was too much for the visitors in the end. Jofra Archer was expensive with the ball but ended up with a 5-wicket haul.
In reply, England had to take the lead to justify their skipper's decision to bowl first. They got off to a good start but a batting collapse from the visitors saw them going from 142/3 to being bowled out for 181. Only 4 batters could go past the score of 20 and thanks to Denly's 50, they managed to have some respectability to the total. Vernon Philander was the star for the Proteas with the ball as his consistent lines and lengths continued to ask questions and he ended up with a 4-fer.
After winning the toss and opting to bowl, Root's controversial decision seemed to be paying off as the hosts were struggling at 111/5 but Quinton de Kock's 95 took the hosts' score to 284 and that proved to be a big turning point. Sam Curran was the star with the ball as he picked up a 4-fer. Broad too ended up with 4 wickets in the first innings.
End of a fascinating Test and what a start we have had to the series. The momentum of the game kept swinging in from here to there right from the first day but in the end, it was the hosts who have held their nerves and played better cricket for the majority part to win the game comfortably in the end and take the lead in this 4-match series.
92.6
W
Kagiso Rabada To Stuart Broad OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! You miss I hit says Rabada. And that is that for this game. Brilliant performance from South Africa. Broad was just going after every ball here and this, you might feel that it was coming. Yorker on middle, Broad makes room to play it to the off side but misses it completely. Rabada though does not miss and the ball goes on to hit the middle stump. Rabada finishes with four wickets. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 107 RUNS.
92.5
2
Kagiso Rabada To Stuart Broad
Just wide! Full delivery on middle, Broad flicks it uppishly to mid-wicket. Maharaj makes a good effort as he dives in an attempt to catch it but is just wide of him. The fielder runs across from deep square leg and picks it up. Another couple.
92.4
2
Kagiso Rabada To Stuart Broad
EDGY! Good length ball, Broad makes room but Rabada follows him. Stuart looks to cut it but gets an inside edge which goes past the keeper to fine leg. Nortje comes across and cleans it up. Two Taken.
92.3
2
Kagiso Rabada To Stuart Broad
Short ball on middle, Broad stands tall and pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple. Maharaj chases after it and cleans it up.
James Anderson is the last man in.
92.2
W
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! Buttler holes out! His counter-attacking approach does not last long and it has to be game, set and match here. South Africa have held their nerves and delivered here. All the main batters are out of here and England are just a wicket away from sealing this game. Back of a length ball on off, Buttler looks to pull but he does not get it off the middle. It hits the upper half of his bat and goes high up in the air. It does not travel the distance and goes towards long on. Dwaine Pretorius there comes in and keeps his eyes on the ball and takes the skier with ease.
92.1
6
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
SIX! That is a terrific shot from Jos Buttler. Full delivery on off, Buttler clears his one leg and hammers it over long on for a maximum. The umpires checks whether it is a six or a boundary. The replays show that it has landed way over the ropes.
South Africa are just 2 wickets away from sealing this game so the umpires have decided to extend this session.
End Of The Over 92 : 256/8
1 Runs
  • 191.1
  • 091.2
  • 091.3
  • W91.4
  • 091.5
  • 091.6
S. Broad
0 (2)
J. Buttler
16 (31)
A. Nortje
17-4-56-3
91.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
Good follow-up delivery from Nortje. After dishing out a short delivery, Nortje goes for a full delivery on middle, Broad plays it back to the bowler.
91.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Stuart Broad
Nasty delivery! Short of a length delivery on middle and off, Broad hops and looks to defend it. It hits the grille of the helmet. Luckily for him, no damage done. That could have really hurt.
Stuart Broad walks out at number 10.
91.4
W
Anrich Nortje To Jofra Archer OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Nortje has picked up his third wicket. Brilliant stuff from Anrich and the hosts are just two wickets away from a terrific victory. Back of a length ball from Nortje, Archer looks to push it to the off side but gets a thick outside edge towards first slip. Rassie van der Dussen who is standing there takes a simple catch. Look at the celebrations. They are ecstatic. Once again England have collapsed after giving a tough fight.
91.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Jofra Archer
BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle. Archer ducks under it.
91.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Jofra Archer
Back of a length ball on off, Archer pushes it to point.
91.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
Good length delivery on middle, Buttler looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards cover. A single taken.
End Of The Over 91 : 255/7
8 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 090.2
  • 490.3
  • W90.4
  • 490.5
  • 090.6
J. Archer
4 (2)
J. Buttler
15 (30)
K. Rabada
23-3-91-2
90.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jofra Archer
BEATEN! Excellent delivery! Good length ball outside off, Archer looks to defend it but fails to get any bat on it.
90.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Jofra Archer
FOUR! Off the mark straightaway is Archer! Good length ball outside off, Archer punches it off the back foot to the deep point region. Zubayr Hamza puts in a terrific run from deep point and slides but can only parry it into the fence.
Jofra Archer is the new man in. He needs to hang in there and let Buttler face as many deliveries as possible.
90.4
W
Kagiso Rabada To Sam Curran OUT!
OUT! Caught! Rabada strikes yet another one. The dangerous Curran has also gone now. This is a brilliant ball from Kagiso. Its starts on off and it looks like it will go away with the angle but the ball straightens up after pitching. Curran looks to defend but gets a good outside edge which goes straight to Quinton de Kock behind the stumps. De Kock's 8th catch of the game and he has had a very good Test. 125 more needed for England to win. South Africa just 3 wickets away from a win here.
90.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Sam Curran
FOUR! Thrashed. England are looking to counter-attack here. Full delivery outside off, Curran hammers it through covers for a boundary. 250 up for South Africa.
90.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Sam Curran
Bowls a bouncer, Sam does well to duck under it. Good take by Quinton de Kock behind the stumps.
90.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Sam Curran
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Curran looks to defend but misses it.
End Of The Over 90 : 247/6
15 Runs
  • 489.1
  • 189.2
  • 489.3
  • 089.4
  • 689.5
  • 089.6
J. Buttler
15 (30)
S. Curran
5 (6)
A. Nortje
16-4-55-2
89.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
Played to the point region by the batsman.
89.5
6
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
SIX! Hammered! Short of a length ball on middle, Buttler rocks on his back foot and pulls it with absolute disdain over the deep square leg region for a biggie. There are two fielders stationed there but it has gone way over the fence.
89.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
Good length delivery on middle, Buttler hops to flick it but it seems to have gone off the inside edge, onto the pads towards short leg. The replays show that it has indeed gone off the edge. Luckily for Buttler, it falls wide of the fielder.
89.3
4
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Audacious! Buttler finally shows his class. Back of a length delivery outside off, Buttler pushes it off the back foot through the extra cover region for a boundary.
89.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Sam Curran
On a length on off, Curran defends it to cover and picks up a single.
89.1
4
Anrich Nortje To Sam Curran
EDGED AND FOUR! Luck favoring Sam Curran! Good length ball outside off, Curran looks to drive it but hits the outside edge which goes between the guly and the second slip fielder into the fence.
End Of The Over 89 : 232/6
0 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 088.2
  • 088.3
  • 088.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
J. Buttler
5 (26)
S. Curran
0 (4)
K. Rabada
22-2-83-1
88.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
88.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Full delivery on middle, Jos looks to flick it but gets a leading edge which goes towards gully. No run.
88.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
OHH! On a length on off swinging in, Buttler looks to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
88.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
PLAY AND A MISS! Short of a length delivery outside off, Buttler looks to push it off the back foot but fails to get any bat on it.
88.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Buttler looks to defend it but misses it altogether.
88.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Full delivery down the leg side, Buttler looks to flick it but it seems that it has gone off the pads. De Kock dives and makes a half stop. Quinton looks distraught thinking that it was a drop but the Ultra Edge shows that there was no bat.
End Of The Over 88 : 232/6
0 Runs
  • 087.1
  • W87.2
  • 087.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • 087.6
S. Curran
0 (4)
J. Buttler
5 (20)
A. Nortje
15-3-40-2
87.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Sam Curran
Fullish on off, Curran pushes it to mid off.
87.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Sam Curran
On a length on off, Sam defends it out onto the pitch.
87.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Sam Curran
BEATEN! Excellent bowling from Nortje. He has looked the best bowler for the Proteas. Good length ball outside off, Curran looks to defend it but misses it altogether.
87.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Sam Curran
Full delivery on off, Curran looks to flick it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. No run.
Sam Curran is the new man in. He is no walkover with the bat and if he can support Buttler out there, England will be still in with a chance.
87.2
W
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! Caught behind! Is this the end of this chase here? Joe Root is out of here and once again the bowling change has done the trick. Nortje with the bat, Nortje with the ball. Nortje winning the game for his side. Anrich steams in and hits the deck hard on off, it is in the corridor of uncertainty. The ball nips away off the deck. Root lunges forward to get a feel of the ball. All he does is get a good, fat outside edge which goes straight into the gloves of Quinton de Kock. Massive blow for the visitors. The South African players are up in celebration and England in troubled waters here. 144 runs more to win and South Africa just 4 wickets away from wrapping this up. Now Buttler and Sam Curran will have to play a gem of an innings here if England are to do the unimaginable. South Africa firmly in the driver's seat here.
87.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Starts with a full delivery outside off tailing in, Root leaves it alone.
Anrich Nortje is back on. 14-3-40-1 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 87 : 232/5
5 Runs
  • 486.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • 186.4
  • 086.5
  • 086.6
J. Buttler
5 (20)
J. Root
48 (99)
K. Rabada
21-2-83-1
86.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Back of a length ball on middle, Jos works it to the leg side.
86.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Good length delivery on off, Buttler defends it out to cover.
86.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Full delivery on middle, Root attempts to defend it but it goes off the inside edge to fine leg. A single taken.
86.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Fullish on middle, Root plays it back to the bowler.
86.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
On a length on middle, Root defends it out.
86.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
FOUR! Classic shot! Back of a length delivery outside off, Root punches it off the back foot with one hand of the bat. It goes through gully for a boundary.
End Of The Over 86 : 227/5
4 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 085.3
  • 085.4
  • 085.5
  • 485.6
J. Buttler
5 (18)
J. Root
43 (95)
V. Philander
20-8-35-0
85.6
4
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
FOUR! This should give Buttler some confidence. This is a superb shot from Jos! Overpitched slightly on off, Buttler gets on his front foot and drives it perfectly off the middle of the bat through extra covers for a boundary.
85.5
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Outside off, left alone by Buttler.
85.4
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Fullish ball outside off, Buttler shoulders arms to this one.
85.3
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Good length ball on off, Jos defends it to point.
85.2
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Fuller one outside off, Buttler lets the ball go to the keeper.
85.1
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Full delivery on middle, Jos flicks it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 85 : 223/5
0 Runs
  • 084.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 084.4
  • 084.5
  • 084.6
J. Root
43 (95)
J. Buttler
1 (12)
K. Rabada
20-1-78-1
84.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Root looks to defend but misses it.
84.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
On a good length on off, Joe blocks it well.
84.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Good length delivery on off, the skipper keeps it out.
84.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Bowls a bouncer, Root does well to duck under it.
84.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
On a good length on off, Root defends it off the back foot.
Oh ho! It has gone very dark all of a sudden and the floodlights are on now.
84.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Outside off, Root shoulders arms to this one.
End Of The Over 84 : 223/5
0 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 083.2
  • 083.3
  • 083.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
J. Buttler
1 (12)
J. Root
43 (89)
V. Philander
19-7-31-0
83.6
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Buttler defends this length ball on middle back to the bowler.
83.5
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Fullish one outside off, left alone by Buttler.
83.4
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Good length delivery on off, Buttler defends it to cover.
83.3
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Outside off, Buttler shoulders arms to this one.
83.2
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
Full delivery swinging away, Jos shoulders arms to this one.
83.1
0
Vernon Philander To Jos Buttler
On a length outside off, Buttler lets it go.
End Of The Over 83 : 223/5
1 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 182.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 082.5
  • 082.6
J. Root
43 (89)
J. Buttler
1 (6)
K. Rabada
19-1-78-1
82.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Good length delivery on middle, Root attempts to defend but it goes off the inside edge to the off side. The Proteas appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
82.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
On off swinging in, Root makes a good leave.
82.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Good length delivery outside off, Root lets the ball go to the keeper.
82.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
On a length on middle and off, Root looks to defend it but gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball rolls to the off side.
Root is not ready as Rabada comes on to bowl. He pulls away just as Kagiso was about to bowl.
82.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Short delivery outside off, Buttler gets off the mark by pushing this to deep cover for a single.
82.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Fuller one outside off, Buttler lets the ball go to the keeper.
End Of The Over 82 : 222/5
0 Runs
  • 081.1
  • 081.2
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
J. Root
43 (85)
J. Buttler
0 (4)
V. Philander
18-6-31-0
81.6
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Another one outside the off stump line, Joe lets the ball through to the keeper.
81.5
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Fullish outside off, Root decides to make a leave to the keeper.
81.4
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Outside off, Root lets the ball go to the keeper.
81.3
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
BEATEN! Root does not need to play at those. An outswinger outside off, Root flashes at it but misses it altogether.
81.2
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
On off, Root lunges forward and blocks it to cover.
81.1
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Full delivery outside off swinging away, Root shoulders arms to this one.
Vernon Philander comes back into the attack to operate from the other end with the second new ball.
End Of The Over 81 : 222/5
4 Runs
  • 480.1
  • W80.2
  • 080.3
  • 080.4
  • 080.5
  • 080.6
J. Buttler
0 (4)
J. Root
43 (79)
K. Rabada
18-1-77-1
80.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
BEATEN! Excellent over from Rabada comes to an end. Another one on a length outside off, Buttler looks to defend it but fails to get any bat on it. A successful over from Rabada.
80.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Good length ball closer to the off pole, Buttler this time manages to get bat on ball as he defends this one.
80.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
BEATEN! Why is Buttler going after these? Full delivery outside off, Buttler looks to drive it but again misses to get any bat on it.
80.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
BEATEN! Beautiful stuff from Rabada! Good length delivery around off with some swing away. Buttler looks to defend it but goes past the outside edge of the bat. No harm done.
Jos Buttler is the next batsman in. He has a big responsibility in his hands and needs to support his skipper if they are to chase it down. Remember both these players struggled with illness yesterday and Buttler did not even take the field on Day 3.
80.2
W
Kagiso Rabada To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! Caught! The new ball has done its magic and Faf's decision to take the new ball has taken just two deliveries to do its magic. Full and swinging away from Bairstow. He looks to play it away from his body and ends up getting a thick outside edge which flies to the man at gully. Zubayr Hamza there gets it in an awkward height but he hops and makes it look easy. Looks like he has hurt himself too with the new ball but at this moment it does not matter as South Africa have sent half the English side packing back into the pavilion. Joe Root looks helpless from the other end. Jonny's poor run in red ball cricket continues. 154 runs more needed and South Africa are on fire here.
80.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Rabada starts with a poor delivery down the pads. Full delivery on middle, Bairstow whips it beautifully to deep mid-wicket and picks up a boundary.
Faf has opted to take the second new ball as soon as it has become available and Rabada will start with it. Will this decision work out or will it backfire?
End Of The Over 80 : 218/4
2 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 279.3
  • 079.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
J. Root
43 (79)
J. Bairstow
5 (23)
D. Pretorius
16-6-26-1
79.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
OHH! Good length ball around off, Root looks to defend it but gets hit on the pads. It lobs off to Zubayr Hamza at gully who catches it sliding forward. The Proteas appeal but the umpire says no. Good decision in the end as the Hawk Eye shows that the impact was outside off. The South Africans do not think of a review.
79.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
On a length on off, Root defends it to point.
79.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Full delivery on middle, Root drives it back to Pretorius.
79.3
2
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Good length ball on middle, Root works it to deep square leg and picks up a couple.
79.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Full delivery on middle which kept a little low, Root gets his bat down in time and defends it.
79.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Full delivery on off, Root pushes it to mid off. The fielder slides and makes a good stop. No run in the end.
So this is the last over before the new ball is available. It will be interesting to see whether Faf du Plessis opts it straightaway and start attacking with Philander and Rabada or he waits back and lets Maharaj have a few more go with this old cherry. He has been able to grip and turn the ball from the rough and also there have been some uneven bounce on offer.
End Of The Over 79 : 216/4
1 Runs
  • 178.1
  • 078.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 078.5
  • 078.6
J. Bairstow
5 (23)
J. Root
41 (73)
K. Maharaj
16-3-37-2
78.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow blocks it to square leg.
78.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Loopy delivery on middle, Bairstow plays it back to the bowler.
78.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Flat one on middle, Jonny blocks it out.
78.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
On middle, blocked back to Maharaj.
78.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Bairstow defends it out.
78.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Flatter delivery outside off, Root punches it to deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 78 : 215/4
0 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 077.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
J. Bairstow
5 (18)
J. Root
40 (72)
D. Pretorius
15-5-24-1
77.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Jonny Bairstow
On middle, Jonny lunges and blocks it to the off side.
77.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Jonny Bairstow
Good length on off, Jonny defends it out onto the pitch.
77.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Jonny Bairstow
On a length on middle, Bairstow solidly defends it to mid on.
77.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller outside off, Bairstow pushes it to cover for nothing.
77.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Jonny Bairstow
Outside off, Bairstow does not fiddle with it and shoulders arms.
77.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Jonny Bairstow
Full one on middle, Jonny pushes it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 77 : 215/4
2 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 176.2
  • 076.3
  • 076.4
  • 176.5
  • 076.6
J. Root
40 (72)
J. Bairstow
5 (12)
K. Maharaj
15-3-36-2
76.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Flatter one outside off, Root defends it out to point.
76.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Outside off, pushed to deep cover for a single.
76.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Full on off, Bairstow pushes it to cover.
76.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Loopy delivery on off, Bairstow defends it to cover.
76.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Flatter one outside off, Root guides it to point and takes a single. The fielder dives and stops it.
76.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Ohh! This is going to send chills down the England batting line up. Maharaj bowls it short outside off, Root tries to dab it down towards third man but fails to do so. Guess why? Because the ball has stayed low and refused to bounce. Lucky for Root that was not on the stumps.
End Of The Over 76 : 213/4
1 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 1 LB75.6
J. Root
39 (69)
J. Bairstow
4 (9)
D. Pretorius
14-4-24-1
75.6
lb
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
OHH! Good length ball on middle and leg, Root moves towards the off side and looks to flick it but misses. It is hit on the pads and rolls to the leg side. Pretorius appeals but nothing from the umpire. A leg bye taken.
75.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Length outside off, left alone by Root.
75.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
On off, Root defends it solidly.
75.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Fuller one on middle, Root defends it back to the bowler.
75.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
On off, Root guides it to gully for nothing.
75.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Full delivery on middle, Root whips it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 75 : 212/4
4 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 474.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
J. Bairstow
4 (9)
J. Root
39 (63)
K. Maharaj
14-3-34-2
74.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
On middle, Jonny lunges forward and blocks it out.
74.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Tossed up ball on middle, Jonny defends it back.
74.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Floated on off, Bairstow lunges forward and blocks it to cover.
74.3
4
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! This is not good bowling from Maharaj! Short and wide outside off, Bairstow rocks back and punches it through covers for a boundary.
74.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
On middle, defended out.
74.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Loopy delivery on middle, Jonny defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 74 : 208/4
4 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 473.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
J. Root
39 (63)
J. Bairstow
0 (3)
D. Pretorius
13-4-24-1
73.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Outside off, left alone.
73.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
73.4
4
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
FOUR! Poor bowling this though! Full delivery on the pads, Root just helps it on its way to the backward square leg for a boundary. Keshav Maharaj comes, slides but fails to stop it.
73.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
BEATEN! Brilliant stuff from Pretorius! Good length ball around off, angling away from the batsman. Root looks to defend it but misses it. Suddenly after the wicket the ball has started doing something off the pitch.
73.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Things are now happening after that wicket! Good length ball on middle, Root looks to defend it but hits him around the box. Looks fine to continue.
73.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Root
Full delivery outside off keeping very low, Root looks to push at it but sneaks under his bat and goes into the mitts of the keeper. Root looks shocked after that delivery.
End Of The Over 73 : 204/4
1 Runs
  • 172.1
  • 072.2
  • W72.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
J. Bairstow
0 (3)
J. Root
35 (57)
K. Maharaj
13-3-30-2
72.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Flighted on off, Bairstow blocks it to get through the over. End of a brilliant over from Maharaj. Might just be the game changing over.
72.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Tossed up on off, Bairstow defends it.
72.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jonny Bairstow
Floated outside off, Bairstow leaves it alone.
Jonny Bairstow replaces Ben Stokes out in the middle. A very crucial innings for him. He has been out of runs in this format and needs to score if he wants to keep his place in the playing XI as Ollie Pope is fit again and waiting on his heels.
72.3
W
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! Chopped on! Maharaj is in cloud 9, South African players are on cloud 9! England's crisis man, the miracle man of Headingley is out of here. Massive wicket in this game. No Ben Magic here in Centurion as Maharaj has got the king-sized wicket of Ben Stokes. Maharaj bowls it slightly short but on the rough. It puts Ben Stokes in two minds, whether to play at it or let it go. He tries to dab it down towards third man but the ball is too close to do it. The ball turns in a bit as well. It hits the glove and goes onto hit the stumps. The hosts are up in joy and the home fans are loving it too. Faf is up and pumping and this match has got another turn to it. 172 runs more needed and one might feel South Africa will have their energies up as they have got the big fish here. No Big Ben show so is this the end of this chase? England still have 6 wickets and their skipper is still out there in the middle but has Keshav delivered the body blow in the form of Stokes' wicket?
72.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Flatter delivery on middle and leg, Stokes works it to the leg side.
72.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Shorter delivery outside off, Root off the back foot punches it to cover-point. Pretorius slides and stops it. A single taken.
End Of The Over 72 : 203/3
2 Runs
  • 271.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
B. Stokes
14 (53)
J. Root
34 (56)
D. Pretorius
12-4-20-1
71.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
On middle, defended to mid on off the back foot.
71.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
On a length on middle, Ben whips it to mid-wicket where Rudi Second slides to stop the ball.
71.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Good length ball on off, Stokes defends it to cover.
71.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Fullish on middle and leg, Stokes defends it to the leg side.
71.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Back of a length delivery on middle, Stokes works it to mid-wicket.
71.1
2
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
On a length on middle, Stokes flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
Change from both the ends. Dwaine Pretorius is back on. He has a wicket to his name, can he strike another one before the new ball is available?
End Of The Over 71 : 201/3
13 Runs
  • 470.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 470.4
  • 1 LB70.5
  • 470.6
J. Root
34 (56)
B. Stokes
12 (47)
K. Maharaj
12-3-29-1
70.6
4
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
FOUR! England are turning it on at Centurion. Short delivery outside off, Root goes on his back foot and punches it through covers for a boundary. 200 up for England.
70.5
lb
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Flatter delivery on middle and leg, Stokes looks to flick it but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls to square leg and the batters steal a leg bye.
70.4
4
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Stokes is looking to attack the spinner here. Floated ball on off, Stokes dances down the track and plays it uppishly over the cover region for a boundary.
70.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
On middle, defended back to the bowler.
70.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Loopy ball on off, Stokes defends it back to the bowler.
70.1
4
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Thrashed by Stokes! Maharaj starts with a flighted delivery on off, Ben bends on his knees and sweeps it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
Keshav Maharaj is back for the first time in this session. There are a few rough patches available for him and he has pitched a few ball in there which has troubled the visitors. Can he take another wicket and utilize the use of the patches?
End Of The Over 70 : 188/3
6 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 269.2
  • 069.3
  • 469.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
J. Root
30 (55)
B. Stokes
4 (42)
A. Nortje
14-3-40-1
69.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
BOUNCER! It is bowled down the leg side, Root ducks under it.
69.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
On off, defended off the back foot to point.
69.4
4
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
FOUR! Nicely timed from Root! Root has started well after the Lunch break! Full delivery on middle, Root whips it towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. Vernon Philander chases after it and fails to reach it on time.
69.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Short ball outside off, Root defends it out.
69.2
2
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Full delivery on off, Root looks to flick it but it goes off the leading edge through the cover region. The batters take two before the fielder can clean it up.
69.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Short delivery on middle and leg, Root hops and attempts to flick it but gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball rolls to the keeper.
End Of The Over 69 : 182/3
5 Runs
  • 468.1
  • 168.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
B. Stokes
4 (42)
J. Root
24 (49)
V. Philander
17-6-31-0
68.6
0
Vernon Philander To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on middle, Stokes tucks it to mid-wicket.
68.5
0
Vernon Philander To Ben Stokes
Full delivery outside off, Stokes pushes it to cover.
Seeing Ben Stokes come down the track, Quintin de Kock has got his helmet on and he is now standing up to the stumps for Philander.
68.4
0
Vernon Philander To Ben Stokes
Good length delivery outside off, Stokes comes down the track and looks to defend it but it goes off the inside edge onto the pads.
68.3
0
Vernon Philander To Ben Stokes
On middle, defended to the leg side.
68.2
1
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Back of a length delivery on off, Root defends it to the point region and takes a single.
68.1
4
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
FOUR! Beautiful shot but a poor delivery as well! Short delivery outside off, Root hops and punches it to the cover-point region for a boundary.
A hammer is brought to level the landing area again for Philander.
End Of The Over 68 : 177/3
1 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 167.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
B. Stokes
4 (38)
J. Root
19 (47)
A. Nortje
13-3-34-1
67.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Full delivery down the leg side, Stokes looks to flick it but misses. Nortje puts in an appeal but nothing from the umpire.
67.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
On middle, worked to mid-wicket.
67.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
BEATEN! Very good delivery from Nortje. Full delivery outside off, Stokes wants to have a feel of it but misses it completely. Good carry for de Kock as well.
67.3
1
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Short of a length on off, Root jumps and guides it to third man for a run.
67.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Back of a length delivery on middle, Root hops and blocks it back to the bowler.
67.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Nortje starts with a full delivery on middle, Root flicks it to square leg.
Anrich Nortje to bowl from the other end. 12-3-33-1 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 67 : 176/3
5 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 466.4
  • 066.5
  • 166.6
J. Root
18 (44)
B. Stokes
4 (35)
V. Philander
16-6-26-0
66.6
1
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Full delivery on middle, Root works it to backward square leg for a single.
66.5
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
On a length on off, Root defends it to point off the back foot.
66.4
4
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
FOUR! BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful way to start the session for the visitors. Philander dishes out a half volley on middle, Root drives it past the diving Rabada and into the long on fence. Rabada does get a hand to it but fails to do so.
66.3
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Fullish delivery outside off, Joe does not fiddle with it and lets the ball go to the keeper.
66.2
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Full on off, Root lunges forward and defends it out.
66.1
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Root
Starts with a good length ball on off, Root pushes it to gully.
We are back for the second session. The South African players are out in the middle. Joe Root and Ben Stokes will resume their innings for England. Vernon Philander will start the proceedings for the second session.
... Day 4, Session 2 ...
So 50 runs and 2 wickets came in this session. England need further 205 runs to win. South Africa need 7 wickets. What do we have in store for the second session? Can South Africa take advantage or will Stokes and Root take the tourists out of troubled waters? Join us after the break to find out.
England started off the day cautiously. They took the defensive approach. Burns and Denly ate some deliveries and scored 18 runs before Burns departed. Denly too did not last long after it. The visitors have two of their best batters in their captain Joe Root and vice-captain Ben Stokes out in the middle. The pair managed to watch out the remaining time before Lunch and ensured that they do not have any further casualties heading into the break. The onus will be on this pair to build a big partnership.
Another evenly poised session in this Test but it will be South Africa who will be the happier of the two sides. The Proteas bowlers were sub-par with the ball on Day 3 but they started off well on Day 4. Rabada and Philander built pressure but it was Nortje and Pretorius who bore the fruit of that. The pair managed to get rid of a very well-set Burns and after a while even sent Denly packing. The hosts have 205 runs to play with and need 7 wickets to win this Test.
End Of The Over 66 : 171/3
1 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 165.6
J. Root
13 (38)
B. Stokes
4 (35)
K. Rabada
17-1-73-0
65.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
EDGED! Full delivery on off, Root looks to defend it but it goes off the outside edge to third man for a single. With that, it is LUNCH ON DAY 4.
65.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Fullish on off, Root defends it to point.
65.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Back of a length delivery on middle, Root works it to short leg. Rudi Second, the substitute, collects it on the bounce.
65.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Short ball around middle and leg, Root does well to duck under it.
65.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Good length ball on off, Root defends it out.
65.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
On a good length on off, Root blocks it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 65 : 170/3
1 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 164.2
  • 064.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
B. Stokes
4 (35)
J. Root
12 (32)
K. Maharaj
11-3-17-1
64.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
On middle, defended out by Stokes.
64.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
64.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
BEAUTIFUL BOWLING! Tosses this one up outside off pitching on the rough, Stokes lunges to defend but it spins and beats the bat going onto hitting the thigh pad.
64.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Ben Stokes
Full delivery on off, Stokes works it to mid-wicket.
64.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Loopy delivery on off, Root pushes it to mid off and takes a single.
64.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Root
Starts with a flighted delivery on middle, Root lunges forward and defends it out.
Keshav Maharaj is into the attack. 10-3-16-1 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 64 : 169/3
1 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 163.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
B. Stokes
4 (31)
J. Root
11 (30)
K. Rabada
16-1-72-0
63.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ben Stokes
Cries for catch it but it is wide of Rabada! Full delivery on middle, Stokes pushes it back to the bowler uppishly. Rabada dives to catch but it is wide of him. He does not get any hand on it. The ball hits the stumps at the bowler's end and rolls to mid off.
63.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ben Stokes
Back of a length delivery on off, Stokes stands tall and blocks it out.
63.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Ben Stokes
Fullish delivery outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to this one.
63.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Good length ball on middle, Root flicks it to square leg and crosses over for a single. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Anyway, Stokes was well in.
63.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
That's kept low! Good length ball on off keeping low, Root looks to defend it but it goes off the bottom half of the bat towards the slip cordon. Quinton de Kock dives to his right and stops it.
63.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Root
Starts with a full delivery outside off, Root lets it go.
Kagiso Rabada is back on. 15-1-71-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 63 : 168/3
0 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
B. Stokes
4 (28)
J. Root
10 (27)
D. Pretorius
11-3-18-1
62.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Outside off, left alone by Stokes.
62.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Good length delivery outside off, Stokes lets the ball go to the keeper.
62.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Stokes covers his off stump and defends this full one back to the bowler.
62.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
BEATEN! This is lovely bowling from Pretorius! Fuller one outside off, Stokes looks to defend it but the ball whizzes past the outside edge of the bat and goes into the mitts of the keeper.
62.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Fullish on off, Stokes pushes it to mid off.
62.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Very full delivery on off, Stokes defends it out.
End Of The Over 62 : 168/3
2 Runs
  • 161.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 161.5
  • 061.6
J. Root
10 (27)
B. Stokes
4 (22)
A. Nortje
12-3-33-1
61.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle and leg, Root ducks under it.
61.5
1
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
This time gets some bat on it does Stokes. Short on off, Stokes pulls it to deep mid-wicket and picks up a single.
61.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
BEATEN! Nicely bowled but a poorer shot! Short of a length ball around middle and off, Stokes attempts to pull it but misses it altogether.
61.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Good length ball on middle, Stokes defends it back to the bowler.
61.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Well fielded! Full delivery on off, Stokes looks to defend it but it goes off the outside edge towards second slip. Faf there dives and makes a good stop. Saved a certain boundary.
Joe Root is in pain here and he has had some tough time with his illness as well. The physio is out now with the spray. Root looks reasonably okay. Also, some pickle juice for the English skipper.
61.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
OHH! That must have hurt. Good length ball on off which bounces a little more after pitching. Root attempts to fend it away but hits the arm and goes towards fine leg for a single. Root drops his bat and then takes off for the run.
End Of The Over 61 : 166/3
2 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 260.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
B. Stokes
3 (18)
J. Root
9 (25)
D. Pretorius
10-3-18-1
60.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Fullish on off, Stokes pushes it to cover.
60.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Length delivery on off, Stokes plays it back to the bowler.
60.4
2
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Fullish on middle and off, Stokes comes down the pitch and whips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. The fielder comes across and cleans it up.
60.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Outside off, left alone.
60.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Good length ball outside off, Stokes does not fiddle with it and leaves it alone.
60.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Fullish ball outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to this one.
End Of The Over 60 : 164/3
6 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 159.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 159.5
  • 4 B59.6
J. Root
9 (25)
B. Stokes
1 (12)
A. Nortje
11-3-31-1
59.6
b
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
FOUR BYES! What happened there? Short of a length delivery outside off, Root lets it go. De Kock and the first slip fielder goes after it but fails to do so. The ball rolls to the third man fence.
59.5
1
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Good length on middle and leg, Stokes whips it to deep square leg for a single.
59.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Full on off, Stokes defends it off the front foot.
59.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Ben Stokes
Fullish delivery outside off, Stokes lets it go to the keeper.
59.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
On a length outside off, Root guides it to deep point for a single.
59.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Full delivery on middle, Root whips it to short leg.
End Of The Over 59 : 158/3
0 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
B. Stokes
0 (9)
J. Root
8 (22)
D. Pretorius
9-2-16-1
58.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Outside off, Stokes leaves it alone. Good over from Pretorius comes to an end.
58.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Fullish on off, Stokes leans forward and defends it out.
58.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
On a length on middle and off, Stokes blocks it to cover.
58.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
On off, Stokes pushes it to cover.
58.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Good length ball on off, Ben defends it to covers.
58.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Back of a length delivery on off, Stokes pushes it to point.
End Of The Over 58 : 158/3
0 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
J. Root
8 (22)
B. Stokes
0 (3)
A. Nortje
10-2-29-1
57.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
On a length on middle, Root looks to fend it away but gets hit on the gloves. He takes his glove off the bat immediately after playing at it.
57.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Back of a length on middle at 144 kph, Root hops and defends it well onto the pitch.
57.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Fullish on off, Root looks to defend but it goes off the inside half of the bat which just rolls past the leg stump. No harm done though.
57.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle, Root ducks under it.
57.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
On a length on middle, Root works it to square leg.
57.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Full delivery on off, Root pushes it wide of mid off where Rabada slides and collects it. No run.
End Of The Over 57 : 158/3
0 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • W56.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
B. Stokes
0 (3)
J. Root
8 (16)
D. Pretorius
8-1-16-1
56.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Outside off, left alone.
56.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Good length ball around off, Stokes stands tall and defends it to point.
56.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Ben Stokes
Full delivery on off, Stokes defends it out.
Ben Stokes is the new man in. Can he repeat his Headingley heroics?
56.3
W
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly OUT!
OUT! LBW! Umpire's call. The ball is just clipping the leg pole but it is enough for Denly to walk back. The pressure the opening bowlers built is starting to pay off as the new bowlers are getting the breakthrough. A wicket that South Africa wanted. A wicket that South Africa have got. Both the well-set batsmen are out of here and South Africa on top here. Very good bowling from Pretorius. Good length ball pitching around off and coming back in. Denly looks to flick it across the line but misses. There is a huge appeal from the Proteas players and the umpire agrees with him and raises the finger. Joe Denly has a word with his skipper and then signals the 'T'. Replay rolls in and Hawk Eye shows that the pitching is not an issue. The impact is in line as well and the ball is clipping the leg pole. England retain their review but cannot overturn the on-field umpire's decision and England are in trouble here. They need 218 runs more to win but now have just the 7 wickets in hand.
Denly has been adjudged LBW! It looks very close and Denly after having a word with Root has taken it upstairs. The on-field call is out so all it needs to do is just clip the stump for South Africa to get their second wicket of the day.
56.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on middle, Joe keeps it out.
56.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
On a good length on off, Denly defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 56 : 158/2
5 Runs
  • 455.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
  • 055.7
J. Root
8 (16)
J. Denly
31 (76)
A. Nortje
9-2-29-1
55.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Fuller delivery outside the off stump line, Root lets the ball go to the keeper.
55.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Outside off, left alone by Root.
55.5
wd
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
WIDE! A bouncer bowled around middle, Root ducks under it. De Kock jumps to collect it but fails to collect it. A wide is signaled by the umpire.
55.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Good length ball on off, Root defends it to point.
55.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle, Root ducks under it.
55.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Fullish on middle, Joe defends it back to Nortje off the front foot.
55.1
4
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
FOUR! Beautiful shot from Root! Back of a length delivery outside off, Root hops and punches the ball crisply through covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 55 : 153/2
4 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 454.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
J. Denly
31 (76)
J. Root
4 (10)
D. Pretorius
7-1-16-0
54.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
OUCH! That took off after pitching! Good length ball on middle which bounced a bit extra. Denly looks to defend it but it hits the gloves and rolls to square leg.
54.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
On middle, blocked back to the bowler.
54.4
4
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
FOUR! Hammered! Poor ball but it has to be put away. Short delivery on off, Denly gets into position and thrashes the pull through mid-wicket for a boundary. 150 up for England. Need more 223 runs to win.
54.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
On a length on middle, Joe rocks on his back foot and blocks it out onto the pitch.
54.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Fullish ball outside off, Joe lets the ball go to the keeper.
54.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Full delivery on middle, Denly defends it back to the bowler.
Dwaine Pretorius to have a go with the ball after the break.
Drinks! South Africa have been very disciplined so far in this session. They have not given many runs and have even managed to pick the wicket of Rory Burns. England, on the other hand, still have a lot of time to go after this target. Root has just come out while Denly has looked good apart from that top edge which Nortje did not pick. Can the Proteas pick up few more wickets before Lunch?
End Of The Over 54 : 149/2
4 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 453.5
  • 053.6
J. Root
4 (10)
J. Denly
27 (70)
A. Nortje
8-2-24-1
53.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Good length delivery on off, Root blocks it off the front foot.
53.5
4
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
FOUR! Nicely played! Length delivery outside off, Root gets off the mark by guiding it towards third man for a boundary. That is a shot which brings him a lot of runs but also gets out sometimes says Nasser Hussain on air.
53.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Bowls a bouncer, Root ducks under it.
53.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
On a good length on off, Root keeps it out.
53.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Good length delivery on off, the skipper defends it off the back foot.
53.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
On a length on middle, Root defends it towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 53 : 145/2
6 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 652.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
J. Denly
27 (70)
J. Root
0 (4)
K. Rabada
15-1-71-0
52.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on off, Joe blocks it well.
52.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a good length on middle, Denly defends it towards mid on.
52.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Bowls a bumper, Denly ducks under it.
52.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on off, Joe blocks it off the back foot.
52.2
6
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
SIX! What has happened there? Nortje does not know where the ball is. Short of a length ball on off, Denly looks to pull it but gets a top edge towards fine leg. Nortje stationed there, loses the sight of the ball in the air and looks to take evasive action. In the end it goes for a biggie. Rabada has his hands on his head. Could have been easily another wicket.
52.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a good length on off, Denly defends it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 52 : 139/2
0 Runs
  • 051.1
  • W51.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
J. Root
0 (4)
J. Denly
21 (64)
A. Nortje
7-1-20-1
51.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
PLAY AND A MISS! Poor shot! Root does not need to play at that. Short of a length ball outside off, Root looks to play the cut but misses it altogether.
51.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
BEATEN! That kept a little low. On a length outside off, Root looks to defend it but it sneaks under his bat and into the keeper's gloves.
51.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
Full delivery on off, Root defends it back to the bowler.
51.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Joe Root
OHH! Nortje bowls a good length ball around middle, Root hops to defend it but gets hit on the thigh pad. Nortje appeals confidently but the umpire shakes his head. It seems that it is going a bit too high. The South Africans think of a review but decide against it.
Joe Root, the England skipper, makes his way out to the middle, replacing Rory Burns.
51.2
W
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns OUT!
OUT! Caught! The bowling change has done the wonders for the hosts. Nortje strikes in his second ball of the over. Big, big wicket for the Proteas and this could be the wicket that puts the South Africans back in the driver's seat. Nortje goes short and it is well directed as well as it is very close to the body. The ball hurries onto Burns. He looks to pull it but he is very late in his shot. The ball hits the upper half of the bat and goes high in the air. It goes towards mid on. Rabada's eyes lit up looking at that but he does not lose his composure and he takes a good, simple catch. Burns' innings comes to an end. He misses out on a hundred but more importantly he was set and had to bat at least till Lunch. This changes the dynamics of the game here. First wicket of the day. South Africa need another 8 to win this. England need further 237. The match is back in balance.
51.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
Bowls a bouncer, Burns does well to duck under it.
First bowling change of the day. Anrich Nortje is into the attack. 6-1-20-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 51 : 139/1
5 Runs
  • 250.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 350.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
J. Denly
21 (64)
R. Burns
84 (152)
K. Rabada
14-1-65-0
50.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a good length on off, Denly blocks it well.
50.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Good length delivery outside off, Denly offers no shot to this one.
50.4
3
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Length delivery on middle, Burns flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder comes across from fine leg and stops the ball from reaching the fence. The batsmen take three. Good running between the wickets.
50.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Rory blocks it well.
50.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on off, Rory blocks it off the front foot.
50.1
2
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a length on middle, Burns flicks it through mid-wicket. Philander runs, chases and cleans it up. The batsmen pick up a couple.
End Of The Over 50 : 134/1
1 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 149.6
R. Burns
79 (148)
J. Denly
21 (62)
V. Philander
15-6-21-0
49.6
1
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Length delivery on leg, Burns flicks it through square leg for a single.
49.5
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on off, Rory blocks it off the back foot.
49.4
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On off, Burns defends it off the front foot.
49.3
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns does not bother to play at that. Third consecutive leave for Rory Burns.
49.2
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Again outside off, Burns makes a calm leave on this one.
49.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good length delivery outside off, Burns leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 49 : 133/1
2 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 148.5
  • 148.6
R. Burns
78 (142)
J. Denly
21 (62)
K. Rabada
13-1-60-0
48.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Almost a tub out of nowhere! Substitute Rudi Second produces a chance out of nowhere. Rabada delivers on the body, Burns flicks it but it goes on the bounce to the man at short leg. Burns is out of his crease and Second has a quick shy at the keeper's end but unfortunately it goes just past the stumps and towards deep point. They steal a single. That would have been some wicket and an unfortunate way if you are an English supporter.
48.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Length delivery on middle, Denly flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.
48.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Again outside off, Joe shoulders arms to this one. Third consecutive leave from Denly.
48.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Outside off, Denly does not bother to play at that.
48.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Outside off, Joe lets it go.
48.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Bowls a bouncer outside off, Denly sways away from it.
End Of The Over 48 : 131/1
0 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
R. Burns
77 (141)
J. Denly
20 (57)
V. Philander
14-5-20-0
47.6
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Length delivery on middle, Rory flicks it towards mid-wicket where Elgar makes a fine stop.
47.5
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Burns defends it off the back foot.
47.4
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on middle, Rory blocks it off the back foot.
47.3
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a length on off, Burns taps it to point.
47.2
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on off, Rory blocks it off the front foot.
47.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns keeps it out.
End Of The Over 47 : 131/1
6 Runs
  • 646.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
J. Denly
20 (57)
R. Burns
77 (135)
K. Rabada
12-1-58-0
46.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a length on off, Denly plays it to point.
46.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Bowls a bouncer, Joe lets it sail through to the keeper.
46.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a good length on middle, Denly blocks it off the back foot.
46.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Bowls a bouncer, Denly ducks under it.
46.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Good length ball outside off, it bounces a touch after pitching. Denly lets it go and de Kock hops and collects it with one hand.
46.1
6
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
SIX! First shot of real aggression and intent from England. It is Denly who has taken the charge. A much-needed pressure reliving shot after barrage of dot balls. Rabada goes short, Denly is ready for it and pulls it with sheer confidence and power over mid-wicket. He has timed it perfectly and the ball sails over the fence for a biggie. First one of the innings.
End Of The Over 46 : 125/1
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
R. Burns
77 (135)
J. Denly
14 (51)
V. Philander
13-4-20-0
45.6
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Again outside off, Burns leaves it alone.
45.5
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Outside off, Rory offers no shot to this one.
45.4
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good length delivery outside off, Rory blocks it off the back foot.
45.3
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Again outside off, Burns offers a calm leave on this one.
45.2
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns shoulders arms to this one.
45.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Burns defends it towards mid-wicket.
There is a slight halt in play as a hammer is brought out for leveling the landing area.
End Of The Over 45 : 125/1
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
J. Denly
14 (51)
R. Burns
77 (129)
K. Rabada
11-0-52-0
44.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Bowls it down the leg side, Denly looks to flick but misses it.
44.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Outside off, Denly lets it go.
44.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On off, Joe blocks it off the back foot.
44.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off which kept a little low, Denly looks to defend but misses it.
44.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on off, Joe blocks it off the back foot.
44.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a good length on leg, Denly looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
End Of The Over 44 : 125/1
0 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
R. Burns
77 (129)
J. Denly
14 (45)
V. Philander
12-3-20-0
43.6
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Length delivery on middle, Burns nudges it towards the leg side.
43.5
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Again outside off, Rory does not bother to play at that.
43.4
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Burns blocks it off the back foot.
43.3
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns makes a calm leave on this one.
43.2
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Rory keeps it out.
43.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Burns looks to defend but misses it.
End Of The Over 43 : 125/1
4 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 442.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
J. Denly
14 (45)
R. Burns
77 (123)
K. Rabada
10-0-52-0
42.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Outside off, Denly leaves it alone.
42.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a good length on off, Denly defends it off the front foot.
42.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
EDGED AND FOUR! First runs of the day but it is not in the most convincing way. Rabada hits the deck hard on off, it tails away a bit. Denly looks to defend but the away swing squares him up and the ball goes off the outside edge through the vacant gully region for a boundary.
42.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
Outside off, Denly offers no shot to this one.
42.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a length on middle, Denly flicks it to mid-wicket.
42.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Joe Denly
On a good length on off, Denly defends it off the back foot.
Kagiso Rabada to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 42 : 121/1
0 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
R. Burns
77 (123)
J. Denly
10 (39)
V. Philander
11-2-20-0
41.6
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good start for Philander. Maintains his line and length and bowls it outside off. Asking Burns the question but Rory is in no hurry and leaves the last ball alone to get through the first over of the day. Maiden to start the day!
41.5
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Vernon wants Burns to go for the drive as he tempts him with another length ball outside off. Rory is a calm man and he has no interest in falling in that trap.
41.4
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
This one looks to be coming in but straightens after the ball pitches. Burns watches it till the end and does not have a poke at it. He shoulders arms to this one.
41.3
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Philander now goes away from the off pole and there is some extra bounce and away swing on this one. Rory covers his stumps and lets it go.
41.2
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Philander once again bowls on the off stump line, Burns gets on his back foot and defends it.
41.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Philander starts the day right on the money. Good length ball on top of off. Burns starts his day by calmly blocking this with a straight bat.
Day 4 is all set to begin! England need 255 to win this Test and have 9 wickets in hand to do so. Rory Burns and Joe Denly make their way out to the middle. Vernon Philander will start the proceedings.
One of the two Boxing Day Tests is done. It was the hosts, Australia who decimated New Zealand. Where is the second Boxing Day Test heading? This one is evenly poised. Both the sides have a chance to win it and no one knows which way this game is heading. It has been a topsy-turvy game so far. The hosts need 9 wickets and are aware of England's habit of collapsing so they will still fancy themselves. The visitors, on the other hand, don't need to look too far away for inspiration as it was very recently that they chased down a mammoth total at Headingley. If that is not enough, the tourists must be aware of the hosts' behavior of tumbling under pressure. It's the last Sunday of 2019 and we are up for an exciting finish of international cricket for the year. Who are you backing to win this? Welcome to the coverage of Day 4 of this fascinating 1st Test between South Africa and England.
... Day 4, Morning session ...
So 255 runs more is what England require. South Africa need 9 wickets to win this game. Nobody knows who is on top as both the teams at the end of the day have an equal chance to take the lead in this series opener. The pitch looked good to bat on Day 3 and looking at it, all the criticism Joe Root got for bowling first is starting to backfire. What do we have in store on Day 4? It might just be the last day of this Test and can go either way. Join us on Sunday, 29th December at 1000 local (0800 GMT) as we inch closer to the climax of this fascinating Test. We hope to see you on Day 4. Till then, cheers!
Is it the pitch or is there some issue with the mentality? As just like England, South African bowlers too looked out of sorts. They were not consistent with their lines and lengths and struggled to find their rhythm. The bowlers were not aided by some sloppy fielding as Rassie van der Dussen put down Burns who is making him and the hosts pay. They did manage to break the opening stand, courtesy of their spinner, Keshav Maharaj. But all-in-all, the hosts need to sort themselves up and come back stronger if they are to avoid an unexpected defeat in this Test.
But as has been the story of this Test so far, England got back up after being down and out for the majority of the day. Sibley and Burns laid the foundation of the chase. The duo added a 92-run stand for the opening wicket to give the English fans some hope. Burns got to his fifty and is still out there looking very good. He has been solid in his approach and has made most of the chance he got when Rassie van der Dussen put him down on 20. His opening partner Dominic Sibley got out against the run of play but Joe Denly then joined Burns out in the middle and the duo ensured that the visitors did not have any further damage before Stumps.
Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowlers as he ended up with a 5-fer but he was expensive. The other English bowlers looked jaded, out of ideas and tired. A couple of players, namely Buttler and Root struggled with illness as well. And with a target of 376 to chase, it looked like the day and the match belonged to South Africa.
Another end of a proper, unpredictable day of Test cricket here in Centurion. This match has been evenly poised and at the end of Day 3 it is still an even contest. The pendulum has kept swinging. South Africa started the day with a good lead of 175. They added further 200 to it courtesy of a fifty from Rassie van der Dussen and supporting roles from Nortje, de Kock and Philander.
End Of The Over 41 : 121/1
3 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 340.5
  • 040.6
J. Denly
10 (39)
R. Burns
77 (117)
K. Maharaj
10-3-16-1
40.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Tossed up delivery on middle, Denly defends it out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!
40.5
3
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Floated delivery on off, Burns looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes past first slip towards third man. Pretorius chases it, slides and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
40.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Loopy delivery on off, Burns blocks it off the back foot.
40.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Burns looks to defend but misses it.
40.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Tossed up delivery on middle, Rory blocks it well.
40.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Floated delivery on off, Burns defends it out.
End Of The Over 40 : 118/1
4 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 439.6
J. Denly
10 (38)
R. Burns
74 (112)
D. Pretorius
6-2-12-0
39.6
4
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
FOUR! Good shot. Not too much power but just a well-timed punch. Good length ball outside off, Denly gets on his back foot and punches it through backward point for a boundary.
39.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on off, Denly blocks it off the front foot.
39.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
On a good length on middle, Denly blocks it off the back foot.
39.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on middle, Denly keeps it out.
39.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
On a good length on off, Joe keeps it out.
Quinton de Kock is back up to the stumps. This time to Dwaine Pretorius.
39.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Full delivery on off, Denly drives it to covers.
End Of The Over 39 : 114/1
2 Runs
  • 238.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
R. Burns
74 (112)
J. Denly
6 (32)
K. Maharaj
9-3-13-1
38.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Loopy delivery on off, Burns blocks it off the back foot.
38.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Tossed up delivery on middle, Burns sweeps it towards the leg side.
38.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Floated delivery on off, Rory plays it to point.
38.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Loopy delivery on middle, Rory defends it out.
38.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Flighted delivery on middle, Burns blocks it off the back foot.
38.1
2
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Tossed up delivery outside off, Burns drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
Change of ends for the left-arm spinner. Maybe Faf du Plessis and Maharaj feel this end has more cracks on offer outside off of the southpaw.
End Of The Over 38 : 112/1
1 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
J. Denly
6 (32)
R. Burns
72 (106)
D. Pretorius
5-1-8-0
37.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Full delivery on off, Denly drives it towards mid off.
37.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on off, Denly defends it out.
37.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
On a good length on middle, Denly blocks it off the back foot.
37.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on middle, Denly keeps it out.
37.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Joe Denly
Length delivery on off, Denly offers a back foot defense on this one.
37.1
1
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Burns nudges it towards the leg side for a single.
Pretorius is back on. 4-1-7-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 37 : 111/1
2 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 236.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
J. Denly
6 (27)
R. Burns
71 (105)
V. Philander
10-2-20-0
36.6
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
Close call but it looked to be going down the leg side and also height seemed to be an issue as well. Good length ball on off, it jags back in. Denly looks to defend but misses and the ball hits him around the knee roll. Philander and his teammates go up in appeal but the umpire shakes his head. South Africa do not go for the review either.
36.5
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
On a good length on off, Denly blocks it well.
36.4
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on off, Denly blocks it off the front foot.
36.3
2
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
On a length on middle, Denly flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
36.2
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Denly looks to defend but misses it.
The keeper is upto the stumps now for Philander. Good ploy this from South Africa as Denly has been standing in front of the crease to negate the swing. This will force Joe back inside his crease.
36.1
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
On a good length on middle, Denly nudges it towards the leg side.
End Of The Over 36 : 109/1
4 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 435.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
R. Burns
71 (105)
J. Denly
4 (21)
K. Maharaj
8-3-11-1
35.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Tossed up delivery on off, Rory blocks it off the front foot.
35.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Loopy delivery on middle, Burns looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
35.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Floated delivery outside off, Burns looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads.
35.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Flighted delivery on off, Burns keeps it out.
35.2
4
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
FOUR! A hit-me delivery from Maharaj and Burns obliges with power. Drag down outside off, Burns pulls it with disdain through mid-wicket for a boundary.
35.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Tossed up delivery on middle, Burns defends it towards the leg side.
End Of The Over 35 : 105/1
3 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 134.2
  • 234.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
J. Denly
4 (21)
R. Burns
67 (99)
V. Philander
9-2-18-0
34.6
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
Outside off, Joe does not bother to play at that.
34.5
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on off, Denly blocks it off the back foot.
34.4
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
On a good length on off, Denly defends it off the back foot.
34.3
2
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
On a length on off, Denly taps it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
34.2
1
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Length delivery on middle, Burns flicks it through square leg for a run.
34.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Burns defends it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 34 : 102/1
1 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
J. Denly
2 (17)
R. Burns
66 (97)
K. Maharaj
7-3-7-1
33.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Loopy delivery on off, Joe keeps it out.
33.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Flighted delivery on middle, Denly defends it off the back foot.
33.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Outside off, Denly lets it go.
33.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Tossed up delivery on off, Denly blocks it well.
33.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Short delivery on middle, Burns pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
33.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Flighted delivery on off, Burns comes down the track and looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes to du Plessis at first slip on the bounce and throws the ball back to the keeper.
End Of The Over 33 : 101/1
1 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 132.6
R. Burns
65 (95)
J. Denly
2 (13)
V. Philander
8-2-15-0
32.6
1
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a length on middle, Rory flicks it towards mid-wicket where Elgar makes a fine stop. The batsmen still manage to take a run.
32.5
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns shoulders arms to this one.
32.4
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on off, Rory blocks it off the back foot.
32.3
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Burns looks to defend but misses it.
32.2
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on off, Rory blocks it off the back foot.
32.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Burns looks to defend but misses it.
End Of The Over 32 : 100/1
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
J. Denly
2 (13)
R. Burns
64 (89)
K. Maharaj
6-2-6-1
31.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Flighted delivery on off, Denly defends it off the front foot.
31.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Floated delivery on middle, Denly tucks it to mid-wicket.
31.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Tossed up delivery on middle, Denly blocks it well.
31.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Loopy delivery on off, Joe blocks it off the front foot.
31.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Flighted delivery on off, Denly defends it off the back foot.
31.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Tossed up delivery on middle, Denly pushes it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 31 : 100/1
1 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 130.5
  • 030.6
R. Burns
64 (89)
J. Denly
2 (7)
V. Philander
7-2-14-0
30.6
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Burns looks to defend but misses it.
30.5
1
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
100 up for England. They have got off to a good start here in this big chase but cannot lose their focus here. They need another 276 runs to win. Length ball on the pads, Denly turns it behind square on the leg side and takes a single to bring up the triple digit score for England.
30.4
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
Full delivery on middle, Denly flicks it to mid-wicket.
30.3
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
Good length delivery on middle, Denly defends it off the front foot.
30.2
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
On a good length on middle, Denly defends it off the front foot.
30.1
0
Vernon Philander To Joe Denly
Appeal for LBW but the umpire shakes it away. Height looked to be an issue hence the appeal too was a half-hearted one. Good length ball on off, it jags back in. Denly looks to defend but he misses and the ball hits him on the thigh pad of his back leg. There is a not-so-confident appeal from Philander and co. but nothing from the umpire. Hawk Eye later on rolls in and it shows that it was going well over the stumps. Hence even Faf did not signal the 'T'.
Vernon Philander is back on. 6-2-13-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 30 : 99/1
1 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 129.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
R. Burns
64 (88)
J. Denly
1 (2)
K. Maharaj
5-2-6-1
29.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Floated delivery on middle, Rory comes down the track and blocks it.
29.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Tossed up delivery on middle, Burns comes down the track and defends it.
29.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Flighted delivery on middle, Burns looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
29.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Loopy delivery on middle, Burns keeps it out.
29.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Floated delivery on off, Denly drives it through mid off. The batsmen cross ends.
29.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Joe Denly
Tossed up delivery on off, Denly blocks it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 29 : 98/1
6 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 428.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 228.6
R. Burns
64 (84)
J. Denly
0 (0)
K. Rabada
9-0-48-0
28.6
2
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Length delivery outside off, Burns taps it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
28.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Full delivery on middle, Burns defends it to covers.
28.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Outside off, Rory offers no shot to this one.
28.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
FOUR! Beautiful shot. Full outside off, Burns is quick to get on his front foot and drive it right off the middle of the bat through covers for a boundary. He has lost his partner but Burns is not losing his focus. If he sees a bad ball he will punish it.
28.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Full delivery on middle, Burns pushes it to mid on.
28.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns leaves it alone.
Joe Denly is the new batsman in.
End Of The Over 28 : 92/1
1 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • W27.6
D. Sibley
29 (90)
R. Burns
58 (78)
K. Maharaj
4-2-5-1
27.6
W
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley OUT!
OUT! Caught and bowled! Soft, soft dismissal to end a very good opening stand. Big wicket for South Africa, they desperately needed to break the stand and it is the left-arm spinner who has done the trick. Floated delivery, slightly short on off. Sibley gets on his back foot and looks to push it back to the bowler. He does so but uppishly and the ball goes straight back to Maharaj and he takes an easy catch. Sibley has had his struggles against left-arm spinners. He had a tough time against Santner in New Zealand and now Maharaj has got him. The solid opening stand is broken and South Africa are back in this game. 284 runs more needed and the hosts have found the source of inspiration they were looking for. CRASH. What was that? Oh dear... Sibley is angry. Very angry. Replays show the opener getting into the dressing room and throwing his helmet away in disgust. Tuk tuk... anger management and frustration control are needed. Anyone remember Matt Prior?
27.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Full delivery on middle, Sibley drives it towards mid on.
27.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Flighted delivery on off, Sibley blocks it well.
27.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Loopy delivery on off, Sibley blocks it off the back foot.
27.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Floated delivery on middle, Sibley tucks it to mid-wicket.
27.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Rory Burns
Tossed up delivery on middle, Burns pushes it through mid on for a run.
End Of The Over 27 : 91/0
5 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 426.6
D. Sibley
29 (85)
R. Burns
57 (77)
K. Rabada
8-0-42-0
26.6
4
Kagiso Rabada To Dominic Sibley
FOUR! Amazing shot. On a length and outside off, Sibley punches it through point for a boundary.
26.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Length delivery on off, Burns plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
26.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns defends it off the back foot.
26.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Bowls a bumper, Rory does well to duck under it. De Kock fails to collect it cleanly as well but no byes conceded.
26.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Rory defends it off the front foot.
26.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Bowls a bouncer, Burns ducks under it. It goes to de Kock who fails to collect the ball and it goes past him. The batsmen don't take the single.
End Of The Over 26 : 86/0
4 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 425.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
D. Sibley
25 (84)
R. Burns
56 (72)
K. Maharaj
3-2-4-0
25.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
On off, Sibley offers a forward defense on this one.
25.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Loopy delivery on middle, Sibley looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
25.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Flighted delivery on middle, Sibley defends it off the front foot.
25.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Floated delivery outside off, Sibley lets it go.
25.2
4
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
FOUR! Against the spin but very nicely played. Maharaj bowls it on middle and leg. It is a little too straight in line. Sibley gets on his front foot and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
25.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Sibley looks to defend but misses it.
End Of The Over 25 : 82/0
2 Runs
  • 224.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
R. Burns
56 (72)
D. Sibley
21 (78)
K. Rabada
7-0-37-0
24.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns keeps it out.
24.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns does not bother to play at that.
24.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Gem of a delivery from Rabada. This ball shows why he is one of the best pacers going around. Hits the deck hard around off, it looks to be coming in with the angle but it straightens up as the ball hits the deck. Burns looks to defend but is once again beaten all ends up.
24.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Back of a length ball outside off, Rory initially looks to pull but then sees it is away from him so he leaves it alone.
24.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Rory blocks it off the back foot.
24.1
2
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Full delivery on middle, Burns drives it through mid on. The batsmen pick up a couple.
End Of The Over 24 : 80/0
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
D. Sibley
21 (78)
R. Burns
54 (66)
K. Maharaj
2-1-0-0
23.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Full delivery on middle, Sibley drives it towards mid on.
23.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Flighted delivery on off, Sibley defends it off the front foot.
23.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Loopy delivery on off, Sibley blocks it off the back foot.
23.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Floated delivery on middle, Sibley flicks it to mid-wicket.
23.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Tossed up delivery on off, Dominic defends it off the front foot.
23.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Sibley looks to defend but misses it.
End Of The Over 23 : 80/0
8 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 422.2
  • 022.3
  • 422.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
R. Burns
54 (66)
D. Sibley
21 (72)
K. Rabada
6-0-35-0
22.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On the pads, Rory tucks it to the on side. End of an eventful over.
22.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Peach of a delivery this from Rabada. Almost got the better of Burns there. Good comeback from Rabada. He steams in and hits the deck hard around off. It moves away a bit from the southpaw. Burns tries to get on top of it and drive it to the off side but gets beaten comprehensively by the movement.
22.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
FOUR! Gorgeous shot from Burns. Overpitched on off by Rabada. Burns is well-set out there and he is quick to pounce on this mistake and slash his drive through covers for a boundary.
22.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Back of a length on off, RB defends it off his back foot.
22.2
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
FOUR! Burns brings his fifty up with a boundary. His 6th in Tests, he is certainly starting to come good and solidifying his place in this English Test side as an opener. Length ball around off, Burns waits for it and guides it in the gap through point for a boundary. Very subdued celebration from Burns as he knows that the job is not even half done and he needs to convert this into a big score if his side is to get over the line.
22.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Bowls a bouncer outside off, Burns sways away from it.
Drinks! England are going well about this chase. They are still a long way back in this game and cannot get over themselves here. Just like England, South Africa too look out of ideas with the ball. They are all over the place with their lines and lengths and need to sort out their plan. But the hosts must be aware, a wicket here and things might start exploding for England. They still have a lot of runs to play with.
End Of The Over 22 : 72/0
0 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
D. Sibley
21 (72)
R. Burns
46 (60)
K. Maharaj
1-0-0-0
21.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Loopy delivery on off, Dominic blocks it off the front foot.
21.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Flighted delivery on middle, Dominic flicks it to mid-wicket.
21.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Floated delivery on off, Sibley blocks it off the front foot.
21.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Dominic offers no shot to this one.
21.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Flighted delivery on off, Sibley blocks it off the front foot.
21.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Dominic Sibley
Tossed up delivery on middle, Sibley defends it off the front foot.
21 overs of the game done and we have a spinner into the attack. The only frontline spinner of the game, Keshav Maharaj is into the attack. He was not needed for a big spell in the first innings. He just bowled the 4 overs.
End Of The Over 21 : 72/0
4 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 220.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 220.6
R. Burns
46 (60)
D. Sibley
21 (66)
K. Rabada
5-0-27-0
20.6
2
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Full delivery on middle, Burns flicks it through square leg. Two runs taken.
20.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Ouch! That must have shaked him up a bit. A back of a length delivery on off, it shoots up and comes with the angle. It is also bowled at a fierce pace of 145 kph. Burns looks to defend but then evade. It is too quick though and the ball hits him on his glove and lobs short towards point.
20.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns defends it off the front foot.
20.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Outside off, Rory shoulders arms to this one.
20.2
2
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Length delivery on middle, Burns flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
20.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns offers no shot to this one.
End Of The Over 20 : 68/0
5 Runs
  • 1 LB19.1
  • 419.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
D. Sibley
21 (66)
R. Burns
42 (54)
D. Pretorius
4-1-7-0
19.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Again outside off, Sibley lets it go.
19.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley offers no shot to this one.
19.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
On a length on middle, Sibley flicks it towards the leg side.
19.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Full delivery on middle, Sibley drives it to mid on.
19.2
4
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
FOUR! What a shot! Right off the middle of the bat. Full on middle and off, Sibley gets on his front foot and just times it to perfection through mid on for a boundary. He did not hit it hard, just timed it beautifully.
19.1
lb
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
On a good length on leg, Burns looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen get a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
End Of The Over 19 : 63/0
5 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 418.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
D. Sibley
17 (61)
R. Burns
42 (53)
K. Rabada
4-0-23-0
18.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Dominic Sibley
Good length delivery on middle, Sibley defends it off the front foot.
18.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Dominic offers no shot to this one.
18.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Dominic Sibley
FOUR! Poor bowling from Rabada! Drifts this one on the pads, Sibley flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
18.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley blocks it off the back foot.
18.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Length delivery on off, Burns defends it towards covers. The batsmen cross ends.
18.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Burns looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards mid off.
Kagiso Rabada is back on. 3-0-18-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 18 : 58/0
2 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 217.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
D. Sibley
13 (57)
R. Burns
41 (51)
D. Pretorius
3-1-3-0
17.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Again outside off, Sibley does not bother to play at that.
17.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley shoulders arms to this one.
17.4
2
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Length delivery on middle, Dominic flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple before the fielder can come across and clean it up.
17.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley lets it go.
17.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Dominic keeps it out.
17.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Full delivery on middle, Sibley flicks it to short mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 17 : 56/0
5 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 416.6
R. Burns
41 (51)
D. Sibley
11 (51)
A. Nortje
6-1-20-0
16.6
4
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
FOUR! Rory Burns is looking strong. Full delivery on middle, Burns flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. The fielder chases after it from mid-wicket but fails to do so.
16.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns plays it towards covers.
16.4
1
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Full delivery on middle, Sibley flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
16.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Bowls a bumper, Sibley does well to duck under it.
16.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley does not bother to play at that.
16.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley blocks it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 16 : 51/0
0 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
R. Burns
37 (49)
D. Sibley
10 (47)
D. Pretorius
2-0-1-0
15.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Rory defends it out.
15.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on off, Rory defends it off the front foot.
15.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Rory blocks it off the front foot.
15.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on middle, Burns blocks it off the back foot.
15.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
Burns almost falls in the trap there. Length ball well outside off, Pretoius wants Rory to drive. Burns goes for it and almost edges it behind to the keeper. Luckily for England and RB, it misses the edge.
15.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns plays it to point.
End Of The Over 15 : 51/0
1 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
D. Sibley
10 (47)
R. Burns
37 (43)
A. Nortje
5-1-15-0
14.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Beautiful. Good line and length from Nortje. It is just outside off and it moves a bit as well. Sibley tries to have a feel of the ball but misses. Nortje starting to ask questions here and that too real tough ones.
14.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
On a length on off, Sibley blocks it off the back foot.
14.4
1
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
Length delivery on leg, Burns flicks it through square leg for a single.
14.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
Late swing on this one. Back of a length on off, Burns misreads the length of the ball and in the end defends it awkwardly as it comes back in.
14.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
Outside off, Rory leaves it alone.
14.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
Bowls a bouncer outside off, Burns ducks under it.
End Of The Over 14 : 50/0
1 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
D. Sibley
10 (45)
R. Burns
36 (39)
D. Pretorius
1-0-1-0
13.6
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley shoulders arms to this one.
13.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley defends it off the back foot.
13.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Length delivery on off, Sibley plays it to point.
13.3
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley leaves it alone.
13.2
1
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
England off to a solid start! Short ball on off, Burns pulls it to deep square leg for a single to bring up the 50-run stand. The job is not done at all here and this pair needs to convert this into a big, big one.
13.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns offers no shot to this one.
Dwaine Pretorius is into the attack.
End Of The Over 13 : 49/0
5 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 412.6
D. Sibley
10 (41)
R. Burns
35 (37)
A. Nortje
4-1-14-0
12.6
4
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
FOUR! Magical delivery is followed by a real loosener. It is on the pads of Sibley, easy pickings for him as he just turns it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
12.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Ohh! That is a miracle delivery. Nortje steams in and hits the deck hard outside off. Sibley looks to defend it away from his body but the ball shapes away just a tad to miss the outside edge by a whisker.
12.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Good length delivery on middle, Sibley keeps it out.
12.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Dominic blocks it off the back foot.
12.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Good length delivery on middle, Dominic flicks it to mid-wicket.
12.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
On a length on off, Burns plays it towards covers for a run.
End Of The Over 12 : 44/0
4 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 211.6
D. Sibley
6 (36)
R. Burns
34 (36)
V. Philander
6-2-13-0
11.6
2
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Length delivery outside off, Sibley slaps it through covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
11.5
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley lets it go.
11.4
1
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Length delivery on off, Burns plays it towards point for a run.
11.3
1
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley defends it towards covers and takes a run.
11.2
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Sibley looks to defend but misses it.
11.1
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley offers no shot to this one.
End Of The Over 11 : 40/0
8 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 410.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 410.5
  • 010.6
R. Burns
33 (35)
D. Sibley
3 (31)
A. Nortje
3-1-9-0
10.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Rory blocks it off the back foot.
10.5
4
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
FOUR! Beautiful shot from Burns! Fullish in length on middle, Rory whips it to the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
10.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on middle, Rory defends it out.
10.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns blocks it off the front foot.
10.2
4
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
FOUR! Excellent shot. Full delivery on middle, Burns flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
10.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on off, Burns keeps it out.
End Of The Over 10 : 32/0
5 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 49.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
D. Sibley
3 (31)
R. Burns
25 (29)
V. Philander
5-2-9-0
9.6
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley offers no shot to this one.
9.5
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley defends it off the back foot.
9.4
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley leaves it alone.
9.3
1
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Good length delivery on off, Burns flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
9.2
4
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
EDGED, DROPPED, FOUR! Get your knives out. Who is to be blamed? Rassie van der Dussen, of course, because he has put a sitter down. But then, was it really a sitter? Imagine that you are playing a gaming console wherein you have to shoot at a target. You concentrate, aim and then fire. But suddenly, a bird flies out of nowhere just in front of the target. What are the chances of you missing your shot? Pretty close to 100 percent. Unless you are Orlando Bloom in Lord Of The Rings. But jokes apart, this was a very difficult chance for Rassie. Will explain why. Good length ball on middle and off, Burns looks to push at it but the ball moves away at the last moment. That squares him up totally and he gets an outside edge towards first slip. Now, it is a pretty straightforward chance to Rassie van der Dussen over there, to his right. But at that same moment, Quinton de Kock dives to his left to go for the catch. Understandably, that blinds Rassie, causing him to drop it. The ball drops down and goes into the fine leg fence for a boundary. How costly will that prove to be?
9.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns taps it towards the off side.
End Of The Over 9 : 27/0
0 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
D. Sibley
3 (28)
R. Burns
20 (26)
A. Nortje
2-0-1-0
8.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley does not bother to play at that.
8.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Dominic taps it to point.
8.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Again outside off, Sibley lets it go.
8.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley offers no shot to this one.
8.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley defends it off the back foot.
8.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Length delivery down the leg side, Sibley looks to flick but misses it.
End Of The Over 8 : 27/0
0 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
R. Burns
20 (26)
D. Sibley
3 (22)
V. Philander
4-1-4-0
7.6
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off swinging a little bit, Burns looks to defend but misses it.
7.5
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Outside off, Rory offers no shot to this one.
7.4
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Bowls it down the leg side, Burns looks to flick but misses it.
7.3
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns shoulders arms to this one.
7.2
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
On off, Rory defends it out.
7.1
0
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Burns looks to defend but misses it.
End Of The Over 7 : 27/0
1 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
D. Sibley
3 (22)
R. Burns
20 (20)
A. Nortje
1-0-1-0
6.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley blocks it well.
6.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
On a length on off, Sibley taps it to point.
6.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
Good length delivery on off, Sibley blocks it off the back foot.
6.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Dominic defends it off the back foot.
6.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Dominic Sibley
BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Sibley looks to defend but misses it.
6.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns defends it towards covers and takes a single.
Anrich Nortje will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 6 : 26/0
2 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
D. Sibley
3 (17)
R. Burns
19 (19)
V. Philander
3-1-4-0
5.6
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
BEATEN! That is lovely bowling from Philander! Good length ball around off, Sibley looks to defend it but the ball cuts him in half and goes into the mitts of the keeper.
5.5
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Fuller one outside off, Sibley does not fiddle with it and leaves it alone.
5.4
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Fullish outside off, Dominic lets the ball go to the keeper.
5.3
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, left alone.
5.2
1
Vernon Philander To Rory Burns
Full delivery on middle, Burns plays it to mid off where Rabada dives to stop it but can only parry it to mid off. Burns takes off for a single and makes it easily. The fielder has a shy at the stumps and hits but no damage done.
5.1
1
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Full delivery outside off, Sibley defends it to cover and takes a single.
We are back for the final session of Day 3. The South African players are out in the middle. Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley will resume their innings for England. Vernon Philander will start the proceedings for the final session.
... Day 3, Session 3 ...
A session which clearly belonged to the South Africans. They are well and truly on top of this game and have a very healthy score of 376 to defend. England have had a tiring day so far in the field but they'll be happy that Burns and Sibley have successfully managed to see off 5 overs and the visitors go for Tea with all 10 wickets in hand. They need another 352 runs to win. It's a tough task but in no way it is impossible. They will need to bat out of their skin though and need to take it session by session. What do we have in store for the final session of Day 3? Join us after the break to find out.
End Of The Over 5 : 24/0
6 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 24.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
R. Burns
18 (18)
D. Sibley
2 (12)
K. Rabada
3-0-18-0
4.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Bowls it down the leg side, Burns looks to flick but misses it. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 3!
4.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Burns blocks it off the back foot.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Bowls a bouncer, Burns ducks under it.
4.3
2
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Length delivery on middle, Burns flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
4.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on middle, Burns defends it towards short leg.
4.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
FOUR! Nicely played! Good length ball outside off, Burns leans forward and drives it through gully for a boundary.
End Of The Over 4 : 18/0
0 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
D. Sibley
2 (12)
R. Burns
12 (12)
V. Philander
2-0-2-0
3.6
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Good length delivery on off, Dominic blocks it off the front foot.
3.5
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Sibley looks to defend but misses it.
3.4
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Dominic lets it go.
3.3
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
On a good length and outside off, Sibley looks to play at it but leaves it at the last moment.
3.2
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley leaves it alone.
3.1
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 3 : 18/0
10 Runs
  • 42.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 4 B2.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
R. Burns
12 (12)
D. Sibley
2 (6)
K. Rabada
2-0-12-0
2.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
BOUNCER! Rory Burns ducks under it.
2.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Good length ball outside off, Rory lets the ball go to the keeper.
2.4
b
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
FOUR BYES! That is too high! Bouncer around middle, Burns ducks under it. De Kock jumps but only manages to get finger tips on it. The ball rolls to the fence behind the keeper.
2.3
2
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Full delivery on leg, Burns flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
2.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
On a good length on off, Burns defends it off the front foot.
2.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
FOUR! Classy from Rory Burns! Rabada dishes out a full delivery outside off, Burns lunges forward and creams the drive through mid off for a boundary.
End Of The Over 2 : 8/0
2 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 21.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
D. Sibley
2 (6)
R. Burns
6 (6)
V. Philander
1-0-2-0
1.6
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
On off, Sibley defends it out.
1.5
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Dominic blocks it well.
1.4
2
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
On a length on middle, Sibley flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
1.3
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Good length delivery outside off, Sibley does not bother to play at that.
1.2
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
Outside off, Sibley offers no shot to this one.
1.1
0
Vernon Philander To Dominic Sibley
On a good length on off, Sibley blocks it off the back foot.
Vernon Philander to bowl from the other end. He was the tormentor-in-chief with the ball in the first innings and has a good Test match overall so far. He was also good with the bat in both the innings.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/0
6 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 20.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
R. Burns
6 (6)
D. Sibley
0 (0)
K. Rabada
1-0-6-0
0.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
NOT OUT! Burns survives! The ball was going onto miss the stumps. Brilliant delivery from Rabada and he will feel that he deserved a wicket there. Full delivery on off swinging into the batsman, Burns looks to push it but misses to get hit on the pads. The Proteas appeal and the umpire after some thought gives it out. Burns reviews it immediately. Hawk Eye shows that it is pitching in line but is going on to miss the off stump. Excellent review from Burns and will now look to make full use of the opportunity.
Rory Burns has been adjudged LBW but after a chat with his partner he has taken it upstairs. It looks very close here. Touch and go one feels. Hawk Eye rolls in and it shows that the ball is pitching in line. The impact is umpire's call. And the wicket is ... 'MISSING'! Burns will survive.
0.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Good length ball on off, Burns defends it off the back foot.
0.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Fullish outside off, Rory lets it go to the keeper.
0.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
OHH! That was quick from the fielder. Good length ball on middle, Burns flicks it to short leg. Rudi Second, the substitute there tries to throw it at the stumps but misses it. Burns was in though.
0.2
2
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
Full on off, Burns drives it through mid off and picks up a couple before the fielder can clean it up.
0.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rory Burns
EDGED AND FOUR! England are underway but not in a convincing fashion. Full on the off stump line, Burns looks to defend it but it goes off the outside edge through the point region for a boundary.
Match Info
  • Venue SuperSport Park, Centurion
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Englandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result South Africa beat England by 107 runs
  • Player of the Match Quinton de Kock
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel (AUS), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: South Africa 277/9 in 82.4 overs
  • New ball taken: South Africa 263/8 in 80.1 overs
  • South Africa 252/7 in 74.1 overs
  • Referral 3 (73.3 ovs): K Maharaj against ENG (LBW) Successful (SA: 2, ENG: 1) (Retained)
  • Drinks: South Africa 235/6 in 67.0 overs
  • South Africa 200/6 in 56.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (54.4 ovs): ENG against D Pretorius (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, ENG: 1)
  • Tea: South Africa 187/5 in 52.0 overs
  • Q Kock 18th Test fifty: 50 runs in 45 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 55 balls between Q Kock (35) and D Pretorius (15)
  • South Africa 151/5 in 43.4 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 118/5 in 39.0 overs
  • South Africa 101/4 in 35.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (32.1 ovs): F Plessis against ENG (CAUGHT) Successful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • Lunch: South Africa 79/3 in 26.0 overs
  • South Africa 53/2 in 16.2 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 39/2 in 13.0 overs
  • J Anderson takes his 150th Test wicket
  • R Dussen, D Pretorius makes their TEST debut for South Africa
  • Stumps: South Africa 72/4 in 20.0 overs
  • South Africa 54/3 in 12.5 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 44/3 in 11.0 overs
  • South Africa 2/1: A Markram lbw b James Anderson 2(5)
  • Referral 1 (0.5 ovs): A Markram against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, ENG: 2)
  • Innings Break: England 181/10 in 53.2 overs
  • Tea: England 157/6 in 45.0 overs
  • England 150/5 in 40.0 overs
  • England 142/4: J Denly c Quinton de Kock b Dwaine Pretorius 50(111)
  • Referral 3 (37.5 ovs): SA against J Denly (Caught) Successful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • J Denly 6th Test fifty: 50 runs in 108 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: England 120/2 in 34.0 overs
  • England 102/3 in 31.3 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 103 balls between J Denly (17) and J Root (28)
  • Lunch: England 60/2 in 21.0 overs
  • England 50/2 in 16.4 overs
  • J Denly dropped on 0 by R Dussen in 10.3 overs
  • Drinks: England 25/2 in 8.4 overs
  • England 15/2: D Sibley c Quinton de Kock b Kagiso Rabada 4(12)
  • Referral 2 (4.6 ovs): SA against D Sibley (Caught) Successful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 1 (0.1 ovs): R Burns against SA (Caught) Successful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • Innings Break: South Africa 284/10 in 84.3 overs
  • South Africa 284/10: V Philander c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 35(81)
  • Referral 4 (84.3 ovs): V Philander against ENG (Caught) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, ENG: 1)
  • Stumps: England 121/1 in 41.0 overs
  • England 100/1 in 30.5 overs
  • R Burns 6th Test fifty: 50 runs in 62 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: England 72/0 in 22.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 80 balls between R Burns (36) and D Sibley (10)
  • England 50/0 in 13.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.6 ovs): R Burns against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • Innings Break: South Africa 272/10 in 61.4 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 242/8 in 57.0 overs
  • South Africa 201/7 in 44.5 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 197/7 in 44.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (38.1 ovs): R Dussen against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • South Africa 150/4 in 37.2 overs
  • R Dussen Maiden Test fifty: 50 runs in 83 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: South Africa 133/4 in 34.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 107 balls between R Dussen (21) and A Nortje (26)
  • Referral 3 (32.1 ovs): ENG against R Dussen (LBW) Successful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • South Africa 102/4 in 28.5 overs
  • Referral 2 (24.6 ovs): A Nortje against ENG (Caught) Successful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • Drinks: England 222/5 in 80.2 overs
  • Change of ball: England 218/4 in 80.1 overs
  • England 201/3 in 80.0 overs
  • Lunch: England 171/3 in 66.0 overs
  • England 158/2: J Denly lbw b Dwaine Pretorius 31(79)
  • Referral 2 (56.3 ovs): J Denly against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • England 150/2 in 54.4 overs
  • Drinks: England 149/2 in 54.0 overs
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