South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje honor the captain Dean Elgar“honesty” after the innings of Proteas and England’s 12-time run in the first test at Lord. Nortje finished with a match score of 6–110 as South Africa completed a crushing three-day win in London to take a 1-0 lead in a three-match series. The 28-year-old’s fast pace was especially effective after lunch on Friday, taking three balls to run without 10 balls to get Jonny Bairstow, Alex Lees and Ben Foakes all fell behind as he consistently topped 90 mph (145 km/h) and even overtook 95 mph in one leg.
There is no way back for England, which has been sacked for 149 games under 38 games, with the South Africans effectively giving themselves a surprise, but valuable, break before the game. second test at Manchester’s Old Trafford.
South Africa had topped the World Test Championship table prior to this match and they have now won eight out of 10 games at this level since opening experience player Elgar became their permanent captain. in redball cricket last year.
“Dean is pretty straightforward,” Nortje told reporters behind the trees.
“If he thinks you’re not playing your A-game, he’ll tell you and the whole team to respect that. We need that. You need someone to tell you and not smack around. “
Nortje, who occasionally gets carried away with a short bowling shot at Lord before returning to a fuller length, added: “He’ll tell you if it’s not good enough and at those stages that’s what has been done. happen.
“At stages he thinks what I’m doing is the right thing and he encourages me to bring energy and hit fast because that’s my job – hit fast, try to bring energy and momentum for the whole team.
“It paid off here and hopefully it will pay off again but he encouraged me to try to present myself as a pitcher,” explains Nortje.
“I’m really excited to have him as captain and it’s nice to have that honesty from a captain.”
Nortje, who has racked up 53 goals in his 13 checks with an average of exactly 27, has spent six months on the sidelines nursing back and hip injuries following last year’s T20 World Cup.
The quartet all had an advantage over Lord, with Rabada’s excellent 5-62 in the meager first half of England 165, where Nortje assisted well with 3-63, taking the lead.
“It was an unbelievable attack and the boys showed what they can do,” Nortje said.
“Everybody covers a different side of their division and it’s great to be in and play red cricket with the team again.
“KG (Rabada) also did very well for us in this match.”
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