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SA vs ENG: 2nd test Day1 Match Report

After an awkward defeat in the first test, Ben Stokes‘ men would like to make a comeback in the series. The aim would also be to shut mouths against their newfound approach. Hereby, take a look at the first day of the 2nd test of the SA vs ENG series.

PLAY XI:

ENGLAND: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Joe Root, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (wk), Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson

SOUTH AFRICA: Dean Algar (c), Sarel Erwee, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Peterson, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne (wk)

Also Read: South Africa captain Dean Elgar shoots warning, says Bazball will leave England with ‘egg on their faces’

SA vs ENG: 2nd test Day1 Highlights

After winning the toss Dean Alger opted to bat first. While England seemed to have an upper hand on the first day of 2nd Test of the series. As they managed to bundle up the Proteas on 151. Henceforth, England finished the opening day at 111 for 3, trailing the visitors by 40 runs.

Detailed report of the 2nd test Day1

Jonny Bairstow on Day 1 of SA vs ENG 2nd test

England’s bowling: The opening day of the second test was pretty much dominated by veteran English bowlers, James Anderson and Stuart Broad. As both of them gave England a good start by taking 3 wickets each. While Ollie Robinson and Jack Leach finished things up by the third session.

England’s batting, so far: Coming to bat Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, and Joe Root were dismissed quick enough to put England on a defensive mode. While Zak Crawley stuck around looking to take his time and got Jonny Bairstow’s company. As they managed to give away any further wickets to the Proteas. Hence trailing by 40 runs England would enter the second day with the purpose to stay steady.

South Africa’s batting: It’s been a disappointing day for the visitors. Despite winning the toss and making an appropriate choice of batting first as the wicket initially looked relatively dry. Things didn’t seem to work out according to the plan the Proteas. As all their batters got dismissed under 54 overs putting up a score of 151 in the first innings. While Kagiso Rabada, was the highest scorer with 36 runs and managed to take his team beyond the 140-mark. His partnership of 35 with Anrich Nortje rescued the South African team.

South Africa’s bowling, so far: After a horrible start with the bat, the Proteas came to bowl, and got a positive start. As they managed to put the hosts under some pressure by dismissing three wickets in the initial 14 overs. However in the latter half the visitors lacked discipline and gave away 20 extra runs which gave English batters a little time to set their eyes.

Nortje dismissing Pope
Nortje making a comeback by dismissing Ollie Pope, after being hit for 3 boundaries in the first over.

The Second Day in the SA vs ENG series

After losing early wickets England will now look to build partnerships to achieve a sizeable lead and take complete control of the game. On the other hand, coming into Day 2 , Dean Elger’s bowlers will aim to find some discipline and bowl better. As they would not like England to get away with a big lead.

Also read: England’s Bazball Approach in Test cricket and its consequences

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Prachi Rajan
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A literature nerd excelling at cricket who also wants you to look at the world with her eyes so that you could witness the beauty her eyes behold.
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