South Africa quelled England’s Ben Stokes-inspired fight at Lord to stay top of the table in the First Test | News about cricket
South Africa beat England’s Ben Stokes-inspired confrontation at Lord to stay on top after the second day of the first LV=Insurance Test.
After South Africa stumbled with a score of 160-2 to 210-6 – then the tourist lead was just 45 – Marco Jansen (41 to 57) and Keshav Maharaj (41 to 49) banded together to create so Saturday’s partnership was active with 72 from 75 balls before Proteas closed on 289-7 and and 124 runs to good point.
Kagiso Rabada (5-52) had previously picked up three of the last four players to drop, including top scorer Ollie Pope (73), as England slipped from night 116-6 to 165 before opening the scoring. for beater Sarel Erwee (73 ) gave South Africa the lead only three times.
England captain Stokes (3-53) knocked Erwee out with a scorching short and pinned Rassie van der Dussen (19) lbw while Stuart Broad then made Kyle Verreynne (11) take the 100th Test racket his before Lord’s as England rallied.
That revival was halted, however, by Jansen and Maharaj, until the latter was taken from Stokes by Matthew Potts in midwicket near the tree.
Rabada and Erwee have also played important roles for the tourist – the former scoring five 12th goals in Test cricket and the latter sharing the stand for half a century with captain Dean Elgar (47 years old) and Keegan Petersen (24 years old).
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Rabada put England on the honor board
England had just 49 more runs in the morning as Rabada proved hot with a red ball on the day Lord turned red for the Ruth Strauss Foundation and to support families facing the death of a parent .
Pope was the first to be fired, dragging Rabada to his tree stump on the inside edge, having been hit with the same ball in the opening game when Erwee couldn’t keep up after a series of comical juggling.
Rabada went on to let Broad (15) catch on a point from a great slower ball and then, after Jansen cleared Jack Leach (15), ended the home side’s half as he pinned James Anderson lbw for a duck – England all correct in 45 passes with Pope being the only player to pass 20.
Elgar and Erwee both passed that mark – although Elgar did endure a few scares on seven, first overturning the dismissal being caught after Broad without the baton, just buffering, join, before Zak Crawley hit a chance to pass his head when he slipped, out of Potts’ bowling game.
Potts proved expensive after lunch, picked the wrong line by Elgar and Erwee when he fouled too full or too short, and it was Anderson who took first place in 85 runs quite by accident.
Elgar attempted to pull the British athlete off his pad only to serve the thigh and forearm protection brush ball before swerving back to the stump as he forked the track in his 23rd test of the year. ten.
That layoff ensured Anderson became the first speed bowler over the age of 40 to win a match against England since Leslie Jackson’s game against Australia in 1961 – Anderson turned 40 on April 1. July 30.
Erwee the star before Stokes lifted England
Then Elgar missed half a century, but not Erwee, who beat Broad over to the fours to reach fifty out of 89 deliveries.
The left-handed player – who was considering quitting the game a few years ago after struggling with off-court problems – continued to play neatly as Petersen and Aiden Markram (16) giggled at Potts and the other. turn Leach left hand in turn at the back.
Erwee’s calm innings finally came to an end after a brutal short ball from Stokes, whose Proteas opener could only be passed by goalkeeper Ben Foakes.
Stokes scored again in the next game, trapping Van der Dussen up front with a full-back to put South Africa five goals behind and only 27 – Stokes’ key mantra read 2-14 words five rounds with two girls.
Broad then knocked Verreynne out as he became only the second player, after Anderson, to win a triple-digit test score at Lord – before Jansen and Maharaj’s alliance dampened fan optimism English grave.
That optimism could rise again as Maharaj headed home Stokes against Potts later in the day but the hosts have a lot of work to do to maintain their unbeaten record under captain Stokes and the manager. Brendon McCullum.
Leach insists Britain will continue to stick with their guns
“Obviously we were behind in the game, but we stuck at it very well. We were always trying to do the wrong things, that’s our mindset,” the bowler said. Jack Leach left arm said Sports sky.
“We could have had a few more shots earlier, but we just have to try to keep it up. We’re creating half the chances and have to believe at some point they’ll find them. I.”
Leach also hopes to maintain his progress under Stokes’ guidance, adding: “I feel like it’s good to have faith in me and I’m just trying to make the most of that.
“The confidence after playing enough Test cricket that you learn a lot from those games, it comes from the performances and I guess it takes some time.
“I’d rather do it sooner, but don’t think I can do it faster.”
England have won just two of their previous 25 Tests, in which they rolled under 200 after beating in the first leg of the match – against Ireland at Lord’s in 2019 when they were out 85 and played against Pakistan at The Kia Oval in 2006 when they were ranked with 173.
Stats for the day
– England’s 165 total is their lowest against South Africa at Lord’s since they were eliminated with 110 in the 1998 Test.
– Kagiso Rabada got his 12th win out of 5 or more catches, his 4th against England and his first at Lord’s. The last South African to hit a 5-stroke against Lord was Vernon Philander, with a score of 5-30 in the 2012 Test.
– A total of 194 bowlers have done at least 100 Test wickets. Only one of them has a better shot rate than Rabada’s 40.4 balls-per-hit, and that’s George Lohmann, who has 112 shots with a 34.1 strike rate.
– James Anderson is playing his 27th Test at Lord’s, equaling Mahela Jayawardena’s record of 27 Tests at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
– In firing Kyle Verreynne, Stuart Broad took his 100th Test stick at Lord. Only James Anderson (at Lord), Rangana Herath (at Galle) and Muttiah Muralitharan (at Sinhalese Sports Club, Kandy, and Galle) have previously performed at least 100 wicket tests on a single ground.
Watch day three of the LV=Insurance First Test between England and South Africa, at Lord’s, live on Sky Sports Cricket on Friday. Coverage starts at 10:15 a.m., and the game starts at 11 a.m.