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South Africa vs England, 4th Test Match Summary

SA vs ENG, 2020 - Test Summary

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Match Ended   
183&274(77.1)
400&248
England beat South Africa by 191 runs
ENG 400/10
Bat Top Batsmen
66 (112)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 58.92SR
59 (108)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 54.62SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.58
24
OVERS
110/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.50
20
OVERS
50/2
R/W
SA 183/10
Bat Top Batsmen
76 (116)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 65.51SR
37 (73)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 50.68SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.17
14.3
OVERS
46/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.23
17
OVERS
38/2
R/W
ENG 248/10
Bat Top Batsmen
58 (96)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 60.41SR
Dominic Sibley
Dominic Sibley
44 (107)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 41.12SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.12
15.3
OVERS
64/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.54
11
OVERS
61/2
R/W
SA 274/10
Bat Top Batsmen
98 (138)
  • 15x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 71.01SR
39 (42)
  • 6x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 92.85SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.34
16.1
OVERS
54/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.60
10
OVERS
26/2
R/W
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So, that will be all from this series! With this win, England bag another 30 points in the ICC World Test Championship and takes their total to 146 points. They have won the series 3-1 away from home and this will give a lot of confidence to a young English team who are gaining valuable experience. As for South Africa, the pressure continues to mount on skipper Faf du Plessis as his side fail to deliver and are losing by huge margins. They will need huge improvements in the coming months so that their transition can become smoother. For now, that is it from our side. Do join us for the ODI series that starts from the 4th of February, 2020. That game begins at 1300 Local (1100 GMT). Until then, cheers and take care!
Joe Root, the victorious England skipper, says that this is a very special series win and he is very proud of the boys and thanks the crowd for coming out in large numbers. Says that the retirement of players is opportunities for others and the sky is the limit for them. Says he is excited with the team coming through as many of them are at the start of their careers. Adds that they expected fierce competition against the South Africans and they were not disappointed. Thanks them for their hospitality and all that they have done for them.
MAN OF THE SERIES IS BEN STOKES for his incredible performances with bat, ball and in fielding as well. He starts by saying the most important thing is to win and that they walk away with a series victory and he hopes that this award brings a smile on his father's face. Says it is always a very competitive series against the South African's and he just enjoys playing against them. Credits Ollie Pope, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley and Sam Curran as they consistently stand up and deliver.
MAN OF THE MATCH IS MARK WOOD for his amazing performances with the ball. Says he was a bit of a doubt coming into the game but now he is over the moon. Says he has had a lot of dark days but the physios have helped him out very much along with his teammates and the crowd. Says the only advice that he can give to anyone is that give all that they have.
South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, says that they played well in the first Test but says that England were better than them from thereon, both with bat and ball. Says that Nortje has been a shining light for them and it is difficult to replace the likes of Morne Morkel. Also credits Hendricks for his 5-fer. Says that they did not bat well but Rassie played very well against a very good England attack. Credits Vernon Philander on his retirement as he is a champion on and off the pitch and he is sad that he could not give him the send off he deserves. Adds that he deserves everything he gets for a decade of service which he has given to Cricket South Africa.
Mike Haysman is down for the presentation ceremony. First up, he calls Vernon Philander as he is given a token of appreciation for his services to South African Cricket. Vernon Philander says this is not the way he wanted to end his career but credits the English team for the way they played. On the appreciation Philander received from the English players, he says they are all gentleman at the end of the game and he thanks his teammates as well as Cricket South Africa. Ends by saying that he plans to stay in cricket and he wants to mentor the young guys coming through and contribute as much as he can.
Earlier in the match, England outplayed South Africa as they powered their way to a score of 400 runs. The opening stand of Crawley and Sibley provided the foundation and the last wicket stand between Broad and Woakes added 82 runs of immense value. Nortje performed brilliantly as he came out with a 5-fer to his name. South Africa in reply scored a meager 183 runs. Quinton de Kock played an innings which saved his team from embarrassment as he scored 76 runs. Mark Wood picked up a 5-fer in the first innings and he ran through the Proteas' batting line-up. Woakes and Stokes chipped in with a couple of wickets each while Curran took one wicket. England did not enforce the follow-on and opted to bat. However, they did not play well with only skipper Joe Root scoring more than 50 runs as they finished on 248. Debutant Beuran Hendricks bowled superbly to bag a 5-fer and give his team a slim chance in the game.
The bowling from England was not superb in the first two sessions but they were persistent and they got their rewards exactly at the right times as well. The wicket of Dean Elgar right before Lunch was a setback for the Proteas. However, the biggest blow for the South Africans came when Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen departed in consecutive overs and from there on it was all England. The pick of the bowlers was Mark Wood as he picked up a 4-fer, taking the main wicket of Rassie van der Dussen. Ben Stokes took the crucial wickets of Elgar and du Plessis while Stuart Broad also chipped in with a couple of wickets. Woakes picked up a wicket as well.
The day started on a positive note for the South Africans as Pieter Malan and Dean Elgar looked strong for the first hour but Malan then departed. Elgar and Rassie van der Dussen formed a 60-run stand but then Elgar lost his wicket too just before the Lunch break. The most promising time for the Proteas came when Rassie van der Dussen and skipper Faf du Plessis were batting and stitched a 92-run stand. However, Stokes dismissed the South African skipper and that opened the floodgates for them. Van der Dussen played a brilliant knock of 98 runs but it went in vain as he departed soon after his skipper. After the Tea break, it was almost inevitable that England would win. Bavuma and de Kock played some strokes to cheer the fans up as they made a 48-run stand but once Bavuma departed, South Africa collapsed from 235/4 to 274 all out.
What a performance this has been from the English team! After losing the first Test match, they have bounced back in fantastic style and inflicted a defeat that has emphasized the flaws of this South African team. However, defeating any team at their home in such convincing fashion is always good and this will give England a lot of confidence.
77.1
W
Mark Wood To Anrich Nortje OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! ENGLAND HAVE WON THE MATCH! Nortje is the last man to depart. Wood takes the final one. Not the best of the balls but England and Root will take it. Wood bowls one down the leg side. Nortje looks to go for a fine tickle but fails to do so as it goes to Buttler. The England players immediately go up in appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Root immediately signals the 'T' and the replays roll in. Ultra Edge shows that there was a spike as the ball went past Nortje's glove. The umpire reverses his decision and that will be all. ENGLAND SEAL THE SERIES 3-1!
Review time! Root wants to go upstairs for a caught behind against Nortje. It looks out to the naked eye. Replays show Wood is fine on the front foot. The Ultra Edge comes in and spots a faint edge off the gloves.
77.1
wd
Mark Wood To Anrich Nortje
Short ball on middle and leg, Nortje ducks under it.
Dane Paterson is the last man in for South Africa.
Over 77 : 273/9
5 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 276.3
  • 176.4
  • 276.5
  • W 76.6
A. Nortje
4 (9)
B. Hendricks
4 (9)
J. Root
7-1-37-0
76.6
W
Joe Root To Anrich Nortje OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Disaster strikes and that is a shambles as Hendricks departs now. Full ball on middle and leg, Nortje plays this one down to mid on and sets off for a run. Hendricks does not have eyes for his partner and is ball-watching. Nortje has reached the non-striker end and Hendricks is at the same end as well. Hendricks runs towards the striker's end but Sibley at mid on collects the ball and has the presence of mind to throw the ball at the striker's end. Buttler collects the ball and whips the bails off with Hendricks well short. England just a wicket away from victory!
76.5
2
Joe Root To Anrich Nortje
On the pads, worked towards square leg for a couple.
76.4
1
Joe Root To Beuran Hendricks
The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
76.3
2
Joe Root To Beuran Hendricks
Just about misses the leg pole. Root floats it up on off, Hendricks looks to play at it but the ball goes off the inside edge past the leg pole and towards fine leg and the batters take a couple.
76.2
0
Joe Root To Beuran Hendricks
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
76.1
0
Joe Root To Beuran Hendricks
Tossed up on off, defended by Hendricks.
Over 76 : 268/8
1 Runs
  • W 75.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 175.6
B. Hendricks
1 (5)
A. Nortje
2 (7)
M. Wood
16-3-53-3
75.6
1
Mark Wood To Beuran Hendricks
A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single.
75.5
0
Mark Wood To Beuran Hendricks
Back of a length ball on middle, Hendricks pulls but straight to the man at square leg.
75.4
0
Mark Wood To Beuran Hendricks
Way wide down the leg side, Hendricks goes after it but misses.
75.3
0
Mark Wood To Beuran Hendricks
On middle and off, pushed towards the man at mid off.
75.2
0
Mark Wood To Beuran Hendricks
Back of a length ball on middle and leg, defended by Hendricks by getting up on his toes.
Beauran Hendricks walks in to bat on debut. How long can the pair of Hendricks and Nortje keep England at bay?
75.1
W
Mark Wood To Quinton de Kock OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Chris Woakes takes the catch and this has to be the final nail in the coffin for South Africa. Back of a length ball on middle and off, Quinton de Kock looks to pull but he only manages to get a top edge on this one. The ball goes up in the air towards mid off where Chris Woakes runs across and takes the catch. De Kock throws his wicket away and England heading to a comfortable victory.
Over 75 : 267/7
2 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 174.4
  • 074.5
  • 174.6
de Kock
39 (41)
A. Nortje
2 (7)
J. Root
6-1-32-0
74.6
1
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
De Kock drives this through the covers. One run added to the total.
74.5
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
A loud appeal for LBW but it has been turned down. Root bowls a slider on off and middle, de Kock is late in bringing his bat down in time. The ball struck him high om the pads there. The English players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Maybe, it hit the batsman high.
74.4
1
Joe Root To Anrich Nortje
Tossed up on off, Nortje plays the reverse sweep and gets a single.
74.3
0
Joe Root To Anrich Nortje
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
74.2
0
Joe Root To Anrich Nortje
Floated on off, blocked out.
74.1
0
Joe Root To Anrich Nortje
Tossed up on off, Anrich prods forward and defends.
Over 74 : 265/7
5 Runs
  • 073.1
  • W 73.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 173.5
  • 473.6
de Kock
38 (39)
A. Nortje
1 (3)
M. Wood
15-3-52-2
73.6
4
Mark Wood To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Whatever happens at the other end, de Kock looks unfazed! Length ball outside off, de Kock rocks back and cuts this one through the point region for a boundary.
73.5
1
Mark Wood To Anrich Nortje
Shouts of catch it but no one there! Length ball on middle, Nortje looks to work this one towards the leg side but the ball goes off the leading edge uppishly towards cover-point but there is no one there and the batters take one.
73.4
0
Mark Wood To Anrich Nortje
Length ball on off, Nortje defends it out.
73.3
0
Mark Wood To Anrich Nortje
Length ball on middle and off, defended by Nortje.
Anrich Nortje is the new man in.
73.2
W
Mark Wood To Vernon Philander OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Philander departs and the whole crowd stands up and applauds the great man. He raises his bat as he accepts the applause and walks down the tunnel being a proud man having given his all for the nation. Back of a length ball down the leg side, Philander looks to tickle it fine down the leg side but he gets a faint edge on that and Buttler does well as he dives low to his left and takes the catch. The England players appeal and the umpire raises his dreaded finger. England 3 wickets away from the victory.
73.1
0
Mark Wood To Vernon Philander
Bouncer on middle and leg, Philander looks to hook but misses.
Over 73 : 260/6
7 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 172.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 672.6
de Kock
34 (38)
V. Philander
10 (9)
J. Root
5-1-30-0
72.6
6
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
SIX! A huge one and first one of the innings for Quinton de Kock! Floated delivery on middle and off, de Kock goes down on one knee and this time connects with his slog sweep as he sends this delivery into the stands at the mid-wicket region.
72.5
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
De Kock has played this one towards the man at mid on.
72.4
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man.
72.3
1
Joe Root To Vernon Philander
Philander pushes this one down towards the leg side and takes a single.
72.2
0
Joe Root To Vernon Philander
Another one on the pads, defended out.
72.1
0
Joe Root To Vernon Philander
Floated on middle and leg, defended towards the leg side.
Over 72 : 253/6
13 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 471.2
  • 471.3
  • 071.4
  • 171.5
  • 471.6
de Kock
28 (35)
V. Philander
9 (6)
M. Wood
14-3-47-1
71.6
4
Mark Wood To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Stand and deliver from Quinton de Kock! Full delivery on middle and off, de Kock just smashes this one over mid on for a boundary.
71.5
1
Mark Wood To Vernon Philander
Length ball on the hips, Philander looks to pull but the ball goes off the inner half towards the leg side and the batters take a single.
71.4
0
Mark Wood To Vernon Philander
Philander goes back in his crease and defends this one out.
71.3
4
Mark Wood To Vernon Philander
FOUR! Another back of a length ball on middle, Philander rocks back and now pulls it in front of square leg for a boundary.
71.2
4
Mark Wood To Vernon Philander
FOUR! Philander is off the mark in style in his final test innings! Length ball outside off, Philander rocks back and cuts this one through the point region for a boundary.
71.1
0
Mark Wood To Vernon Philander
Length delivery on middle and off, defended.
Mark Wood is back into the attack. 13-3-34-1, his figures so far.
Over 71 : 240/6
0 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
de Kock
24 (34)
V. Philander
0 (1)
J. Root
4-0-23-0
70.6
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
Tossed up delivery on off, defended towards the off side.
70.5
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
Again de Kock drives towards the cover region but finds the man there.
70.4
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
Flatter one on off, defended by de Kock.
70.3
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
Tossed up ball outside off, de Kock tries to go for the slog sweep but misses it as the ball spins away.
70.2
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
Floated on off again, pushed to the man at cover.
70.1
0
Joe Root To Quinton de Kock
Floated on off, driven towards the man at cover.
Joe Root is back on. 3-0-23-0, his figures so far.
Over 70 : 240/6
2 Runs
  • 169.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • W 69.4
  • 169.5
  • 069.6
V. Philander
0 (1)
de Kock
24 (28)
S. Broad
10-1-26-2
69.6
0
Stuart Broad To Vernon Philander
Length ball on middle and leg, Philander looks to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
69.5
1
Stuart Broad To Quinton de Kock
Length ball outside off, de Kock plays an exquisite square cut but it goes straight to the man in the deep and the batters take a single.
Vernon Philander walks out to bat for his final Test match. The whole crowd stands up and applauds the man for his achievements.
69.4
W
Stuart Broad To Dwaine Pretorius OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Stuart Broad is a tall man and it is very difficult hooking him and Pretorius departs in that very attempt! Bouncer on middle and leg, Pretorius goes back and looks to pull but gets a top edge on that one. It goes towards backward square leg where Sam Curran runs in and takes a very good catch diving forward. England 4 wickets away from the win.
69.3
0
Stuart Broad To Dwaine Pretorius
Outside off, left alone.
69.2
0
Stuart Broad To Dwaine Pretorius
Bouncer on middle and off, Pretorius does well to sway away from that.
69.1
1
Stuart Broad To Quinton de Kock
On the pads, worked towards square leg for a single.
Over 69 : 238/5
3 Runs
  • 168.1
  • 268.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
D. Pretorius
2 (5)
de Kock
22 (26)
B. Stokes
16-4-49-2
68.6
0
Ben Stokes To Dwaine Pretorius
Pretorius shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
68.5
0
Ben Stokes To Dwaine Pretorius
Another one outside off, left alone.
68.4
0
Ben Stokes To Dwaine Pretorius
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
68.3
0
Ben Stokes To Dwaine Pretorius
Length ball outside off, moving away, Pretorius shuffles but lets it be.
68.2
2
Ben Stokes To Dwaine Pretorius
This time on the pads of Pretorius, he flicks this one towards mid-wicket and takes a couple. He is off the mark with this.
68.1
lb
Ben Stokes To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on the pads, de Kock looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. De Kock crosses for a leg bye as the ball rolls towards the leg side.
Dwaine Pretorius walks in to bat next.
Over 68 : 235/5
9 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 467.3
  • 167.4
  • 467.5
  • W 67.6
T. Bavuma
27 (29)
de Kock
22 (25)
S. Broad
9-1-24-1
67.6
W
Stuart Broad To Temba Bavuma OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Bavuma has to depart and that is a cracking nut by Broad! Broad bowls a bouncer on middle and off, Bavuma hops and first thinks about playing at it but then realises that it is too high. He tries to drop his hands but by then the ball goes off his gloves and into the mitts of Buttler who takes an easy catch. Broad gets his first wicket of the Test match and he has shown his class against the youngster. Half the side back in the hut for South Africa.
67.5
4
Stuart Broad To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Super shot from Bavuma! Back of a length ball on off, Bavuma has driven cut that one through the point region and the ball has raced away to the fence. Partnership moves to 48 runs with this one off just 51 balls.
67.4
1
Stuart Broad To Quinton de Kock
The batsman defends it from within the crease. One run added to the total.
67.3
4
Stuart Broad To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Driven away! Full ball on middle and leg, de Kock has driven this one down the ground through mid on for a boundary.
67.2
0
Stuart Broad To Quinton de Kock
On the hips, de Kock looks to flick but is hit on the thigh pad instead.
67.1
0
Stuart Broad To Quinton de Kock
Full ball on middle, played towards the man at mid on.
Stuart Broad is back on. 8-1-15-0, his figures so far.
Over 67 : 226/4
10 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 466.2
  • 166.3
  • 166.4
  • 066.5
  • 466.6
T. Bavuma
23 (27)
de Kock
17 (21)
B. Stokes
15-4-45-2
66.6
4
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
EDGED AND FOUR! Bavuma flirting with danger here. Almost a bouncer on off, Bavuma hops and looks to cut. The ball goes off the edge and above the man at third slip and into the third man fence. Matter of inches there and Stokes would be wishing that he was standing there instead of his skipper to add those extra inches.
66.5
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Bouncer on middle and leg, Bavuma ducks under it.
66.4
1
Ben Stokes To Quinton de Kock
On off again, this time de Kock plays it towards point for a single.
66.3
1
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Length ball on off, pushed towards cover for a single.
66.2
4
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Smashed away! South Africa not hiding anymore! Back of a length ball on middle, Bavuma rocks back and pulls this uppishly towards square leg and the ball crosses the ropes on a couple of bounces.
66.1
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length ball on middle, defended by Bavuma.
Over 66 : 216/4
8 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 465.4
  • 465.5
  • 065.6
de Kock
16 (20)
T. Bavuma
14 (22)
C. Woakes
14-3-47-1
65.6
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Back of a length ball outside off, de Kock goes for the cut but edges it in the process. The ball rolls towards the slip cordon.
65.5
4
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Back to back boundaries. De Kock is showing his class here. He is not going to give up there. He comes on the front foot to this pitched up ball and drives it srisply through covers. Not a fielder moved as the ball met the fence.
65.4
4
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Pulled with disdain. Woakes goes short and on middle, de Kock pulls it off the back foot into the gap at mid-wicket to find the fence.
65.3
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Full and on middle, de Kock drives it with a straight bat towards mid on.
65.2
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Another back of a length ball on off, chopped towards point.
The ball is being checked by the umpires for its shape. The 8-shaped gauge is out and yes, it is not going through one of the sides. The ball will be changed and an official is out with a box of the Kookaburras. Finally, the ball has been changed and play will resume.
65.1
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Good length and on off, pushed to mid off.
Over 65 : 208/4
7 Runs
  • 164.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 264.4
  • 064.5
  • 464.6
T. Bavuma
14 (22)
de Kock
8 (14)
B. Stokes
14-4-35-2
64.6
4
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Back of a length ball on off, Bavuma punches it past point and the ball races to the fence behind.
64.5
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
BEATEN! Back of length ball on off, Bavuma looks to punch it off the back foot the ball bounces a bit more and goes past the outside edge.
64.4
2
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length ball on middle, Bavuma flicks it towards fine leg. The fielder there was much squarer and that allows the batsmen to take a couple.
64.3
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Bavuma looks to flick this back of a length ball to mid-wicket but the ball goes towards mid on.
64.2
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Length delivery outside off, Bavuma lifts his bat and lets it go.
64.1
1
Ben Stokes To Quinton de Kock
Length ball outside off, Quinton drives this one towards cover-point and gets to the other end.
Over 64 : 201/4
9 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 163.2
  • 463.3
  • 463.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
T. Bavuma
8 (17)
de Kock
7 (13)
C. Woakes
13-3-39-1
63.6
0
Chris Woakes To Temba Bavuma
Another one outside off, Bavuma does not fiddle with it.
63.5
0
Chris Woakes To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, Temba leaves it alone.
63.4
4
Chris Woakes To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! This time an educational edge! Length ball outside off, Bavuma looks to guide this towards third man but it goes finer than he expected and the ball races away to the fence. 200 comes up for South Africa with this.
63.3
4
Chris Woakes To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Creamed! Full ball on off, Bavuma drives this one beautifully through the cover region for a boundary. Gets off the mark with probably the shot of the day!
63.2
1
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Another back of a length ball on off, this time de Kock plays it in the gap at point and takes a single.
63.1
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Back of a length ball outside off, de Kock plays this one towards the point fielder.
Over 63 : 192/4
0 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
T. Bavuma
0 (13)
de Kock
6 (11)
B. Stokes
13-3-28-2
62.6
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Length ball outside off, Bavuma guides this one towards the man at point.
62.5
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, Temba does not bother to play at it.
62.4
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
On the pads of Bavuma, he works this one towards the leg side.
62.3
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, Bavuma does not fiddle with it.
62.2
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Another back of a length ball, Bavuma looks to defend but the ball hits his glove and falls down on the leg side.
62.1
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Length ball on off, Bavuma rocks back and blocks.
Over 62 : 192/4
4 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 461.5
  • 061.6
de Kock
6 (11)
T. Bavuma
0 (7)
C. Woakes
12-3-30-1
61.6
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Length ball on middle and off, defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
61.5
4
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
EDGED AND FOUR! Lucky break for Quinton de Kock! A length ball, pitching and angling away from de Kock. He looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge between third slip and gully and the ball races away to the fence.
61.4
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Full ball on the off pole line, de Kock defends it off the front foot onto the ground.
61.3
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on the off pole line by Woakes, de Kock defends it.
61.2
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
This time a fuller ball on the middle and leg pole line, played towards the man at mid-wicket.
61.1
0
Chris Woakes To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on middle and off, to start with by Woakes, de Kock blocks it out.
Welcome back for the final session of Day 4. South Africa after battling out the second session collapsed in the few overs before the Tea interval. Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma walk in to resume the South African chase. Whereas, England players are out on the field with a new vigour. Chris Woakes will start the session with the ball.
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
The session started smoothly for South Africa as Rassie van der Dussen counter-attacked everything thrown at him whereas skipper Faf du Plessis grinding out his whole innings. They both combined to stitch a 92-run stand and everything was looking positive for South Africa. However, Ben Stokes came and once again provided the pivotal breakthrough of Faf du Plessis which shook the confidence of South Africa. In the very next over, Rassie van der Dussen fell after a brilliant innings and that has now opened the floodgates for England. Two new batters in the form of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma are at the crease with the latter looking shakier than ever. Join us for the last session of Day 4 and possibly the whole series at 1530 Local (1330 GMT) as England will be looking to come out all guns blazing!
Another session comes to an end and England have struck gold right in the latter stages. For once it looked like South Africa were staging a comeback in this game and in this series but it all fell apart as Stokes and Wood shattered the dreams of the South African team.
Over 61 : 188/4
1 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 160.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
T. Bavuma
0 (7)
de Kock
2 (5)
B. Stokes
12-3-28-2
60.6
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Length ball outside off, Bavuma leaves it to see of the session. TEA ON DAY4!
60.5
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Length ball outside off, Bavuma plays it with an angled bat towards gully.
60.4
0
Ben Stokes To Temba Bavuma
Full outside off, Bavuma shoulders arms to it.
60.3
1
Ben Stokes To Quinton de Kock
Back of a length ball on middle and leg, de Kock tucks it towards fine leg and rotates the strike.
60.2
0
Ben Stokes To Quinton de Kock
Short ball on off, Quinton lets it go through.
60.1
0
Ben Stokes To Quinton de Kock
Length and outside off, de Kock lets it be.
Over 60 : 187/4
0 Runs
  • 059.1
  • W 59.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
T. Bavuma
0 (4)
de Kock
1 (2)
M. Wood
13-2-34-1
59.6
0
Mark Wood To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, pushed towards covers.
59.5
0
Mark Wood To Temba Bavuma
Length and outside off, left alone by Bavuma.
59.4
0
Mark Wood To Temba Bavuma
Lucky man! Bavuma is lucky not to lob this to the close in fielder. Bouncer on middle and leg, he looks to flicks it off the back foot but the ball goes off the glove and lobs wide of short leg and short of backward square leg. The fielder there looks interested a bit but the ball drops in front of him.
59.3
0
Mark Wood To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, left alone.
Temba Bavuma is the new man in.
59.2
W
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! The nervous 90s bug has bitten Rassie van der Dussen as he takes a long walk back to the dressing room. He looks dejected. Rassie was expecting some chin music there with the field spread out. However, Wood surprises him with a full ball on off. Seeing the length, van der Dussen's eyes lit up and he goes for the expansive cover drive. He does not time it perfectly and it goes a touch uppishly to the right of Stuart Broad who tumbles low in that direction to take a good catch. Wood deserves this wicket more than anyone as he has been bowling well all day. Van der Dussen misses his ton by two runs and England get two wickets in two overs.
59.1
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length ball on middle, Rassie plays it to mid-wicket.
Over 59 : 187/3
6 Runs
  • W 58.1
  • 158.2
  • 058.3
  • 458.4
  • 158.5
  • 058.6
de Kock
1 (2)
Rassie van der
98 (136)
B. Stokes
11-3-27-2
58.6
0
Ben Stokes To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on middle and off, defended back towards the bowler.
58.5
1
Ben Stokes To Rassie van der Dussen
On the pads, worked towards the leg side for a single.
58.4
4
Ben Stokes To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Good comeback by Rassie van der Dussen! Full ball on the middle and leg pole line, van der Dussen drives this one straight back down the ground through mid on for a boundary.
58.3
0
Ben Stokes To Rassie van der Dussen
Another one which was almost chopped on! This is Ben Stokes at his best! Bouncer just outside off, van der Dussen looks to hop and defend. The ball goes off the inside edge onto the turf again but this time past the stumps. Van der Dussen survives and England smelling blood here.
58.2
1
Ben Stokes To Quinton de Kock
Back of a length ball on off, Quinton de Kock punches this ball off the back foot towards cover for a single. Gets off the mark!
Quinton de Kock walks into bat. South Africa's hopes relies on him now. Can he script something special in this innings?
58.1
W
Ben Stokes To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Faf du Plessis departs after a fighting knock but for England, Ben Stokes is the man yet again! Stokes bowls a length ball just around off, it pitches and nips back in a bit. It also hits the crack and that makes the ball stay low. Faf du Plessis looks to come forward and defend but the ball goes off the bottom edge, onto the turf and then onto the middle pole to dislodge the bails. The skipper departs and a huge, huge blow for the Proteas!
Over 58 : 181/2
4 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 457.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
Rassie van der
93 (133)
du Plessis
35 (91)
M. Wood
12-2-34-0
57.6
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Another ill-directed bouncer, Rassie lets it go.
The physio is out in the middle and is giving treatment to Rassie van der Dussen.
57.5
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Ouch! That might have sent shivers down the spine of Rassie van der Dussen. Wood goes short and directed on the body. Rassie looks to leave it by dropping hos wrists but the ball does not bounce as expected and it hits his chest hard. Rassie is onto his knees as he waits for the physio to attend to him.
57.4
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Length and on off, pushed to the off side off the back foot.
57.3
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Length and on off, pushed to cover off the back foot.
57.2
4
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
EDGED AND FOUR! That was an educational edge there. Rassie van der Dussen moves into the nervous 90s. He looks to keep out this length ball outside off but the ball just about manages to take the outside edge and fall short off the diving gully fielder. The ball goes past him and into the fence at third man.
57.1
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Short ball but wayward. Rassie ducks it.
Over 57 : 177/2
5 Runs
  • 456.1
  • 056.2
  • 156.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
du Plessis
35 (91)
Rassie van der
89 (127)
B. Stokes
10-3-21-1
56.6
0
Ben Stokes To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length ball on middle, Faf hops inside the crease and defends it towards mid on.
56.5
0
Ben Stokes To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length ball on off, Faf blocks it off the back foot.
56.4
0
Ben Stokes To Faf du Plessis
Good length and outside off, Faf is in no mood to touch it.
56.3
1
Ben Stokes To Rassie van der Dussen
Full and on the pads, Rassie flicks it towards fine leg and gets to the other end.
56.2
0
Ben Stokes To Rassie van der Dussen
Length and outside off, left alone.
56.1
4
Ben Stokes To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Length ball outside off, van der Dussen cuts it off the back foot through cover-point and the ball runs to the fence at deep point.
Ben Stokes is back on. 9-3-16-1, his figures so far.
Over 56 : 172/2
4 Runs
  • 455.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
du Plessis
35 (88)
Rassie van der
84 (124)
M. Wood
11-2-30-0
55.6
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Outside off, kept out off the back foot.
55.5
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Length ball outside off,Faf punches it off the back foot towards covers where Broad dives to his left and fields it.
55.4
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Faf is happy to defend it towards covers off the back foot.
55.3
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Faf flicks it off the back foot towards mid-wicket.
55.2
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Full and on off, Faf defends it by going low.
55.1
4
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Du Plessis sees the length early and flicks it off his pads. The ball rolls all along the ground towards mid-wicket for a boundary.
Over 55 : 168/2
1 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 154.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
Rassie van der
84 (124)
du Plessis
31 (82)
J. Denly
3-0-19-0
54.6
0
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
Tossed up on off, pushed to covers.
54.5
0
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
Outside off, defended to the off side.
54.4
1
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
Run off a misfield! Faf drives this full ball straight towards mid off where the fielder slides and parries it towards long on. The batsmen take a run.
54.3
0
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
Floated ball on off, Faf tucks it towards mid-wicket.
54.2
0
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
Tossed up on off, Faf drives it to find mid off to perfection.
54.1
0
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
Full on off, pushed to covers.
Over 54 : 167/2
2 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 153.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 153.6
du Plessis
30 (78)
Rassie van der
84 (122)
M. Wood
10-2-26-0
53.6
1
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Length and on the pads, Faf tucks it to square leg and takes a run.
53.5
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Another bumper in the over but down the leg side. Faf does not fiddle with it.
53.4
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Length ball on off, Faf looks to defend it off the back foot. The ball bounces a bit extra and pings du Plessis on the glove. He loses his grip on the bat too as he throws it away.
53.3
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Well-directed short ball, Faf sits under it.
53.2
1
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Full and on off, Rassie drives it towards covers for a single.
53.1
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length ball on off, Rassie hops and defends it from the crease.
Over 53 : 165/2
6 Runs
  • 152.1
  • 452.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 152.5
  • 052.6
du Plessis
29 (74)
Rassie van der
83 (120)
J. Denly
2-0-18-0
52.6
0
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it. Good over for the Proteas again.
52.5
1
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
Van der Dussen pushes this one towards the mid on region and takes a single.
52.4
0
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
Floated on off, defended towards cover.
52.3
0
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
Tossed up on off, pushed towards cover.
52.2
4
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! A freebie by Denly and it has been hit away! Full toss on middle, van der Dussen dances down the track and he has smashed that down to the long on fence for a boundary.
52.1
1
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
Floated on off, pushed towards cover for a single.
Over 52 : 159/2
1 Runs
  • 151.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
Rassie van der
78 (116)
du Plessis
28 (72)
M. Wood
9-2-24-0
51.6
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Full on the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket.
51.5
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Full and on the off stump, Rassie defends it off the front foot towards the off side.
51.4
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Short ball on middle, Rassie ducks under it.
51.3
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Length ball on off, Rassie looks to lay bat on ball but it sneaks past the outside edge.
51.2
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Length ball on off, pushed towards covers.
51.1
1
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Length ball on off, Faf tucks it to mid-wicket for a run.
Over 51 : 158/2
12 Runs
  • 150.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 150.4
  • 650.5
  • 450.6
Rassie van der
78 (111)
du Plessis
27 (71)
J. Denly
1-0-12-0
50.6
4
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Brilliantly done. Van der Dussen dances down once again and drives this towards long on for a boundary.
50.5
6
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
SIX! Tossed up on off, van der Dussen dances down the wicket and lofts this over the cow corner fence for a biggie.
50.4
1
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
Faf now drives this full ball towards mid on for a single.
50.3
0
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
Faf drives this full ball towards long on for a single.
50.2
0
Joe Denly To Faf du Plessis
Tossed up on off, driven towards covers.
50.1
1
Joe Denly To Rassie van der Dussen
Full on the off stump, Rassie pushes it towards covers and gets to the other end.
Joe Denly to try his luck and break this stand with his leg spin after the break.
Drinks Break! South Africa are not there yet but they are slowly and gently putting up a fight. Rassie van der Dussen is looking excellent out in the middle and is unbeaten at 67. Faf du Plessis is fighting it out and is helping South African fans dream. England need to break this stand, yes they have a lot of runs but they would not want to play close to the fire.
Over 50 : 146/2
1 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 149.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
du Plessis
26 (68)
Rassie van der
67 (108)
M. Wood
8-2-23-0
49.6
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Full ball on off, played straight to the man at cover.
49.5
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Length ball just around off, du Plessis defends it onto the pitch.
49.4
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
Good length ball on middle and off, pushed back towards the cover region.
49.3
0
Mark Wood To Faf du Plessis
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
49.2
1
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
49.1
0
Mark Wood To Rassie van der Dussen
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
Mark Wood to have another burst.
Over 49 : 145/2
9 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 448.3
  • 048.4
  • 448.5
  • 048.6
du Plessis
26 (64)
Rassie van der
66 (106)
S. Curran
11-2-38-0
48.6
0
Sam Curran To Faf du Plessis
Length ball on middle and leg, du Plessis plays it back to the bowler.
48.5
4
Sam Curran To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! This time much better by du Plessis! Back of a length ball on middle, du Plessis rocks back and pulls this one through square leg for a boundary.
48.4
0
Sam Curran To Faf du Plessis
Length ball on middle and off, defended back towards the bowler.
48.3
4