England vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Trent Bridge: As it happened

FP Sports, Jul, 17 2017

South Africa beat England by 340 runs

335/10
Overs
96.2
R/R
3.48
Fours
50
Sixes
1
Extras
12
205/10
Overs
51.5
R/R
3.98
Fours
29
Sixes
0
Extras
15
343/9
Overs
104.0
R/R
3.3
Fours
46
Sixes
3
Extras
16
133/10
Overs
44.2
R/R
3.01
Fours
20
Sixes
0
Extras
5

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Day 1 Report: South Africa lost four wickets in the final session of a fluctuating first day of the second test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday but finished with a defiant flourish to end on 309 for six.

Heavily beaten in the first test, where spinners Moeen Ali and Liam Dawson took 14 wickets between them, the tourists had to battle swing and seam this time. Pacemen took all six wickets, Stuart Broad picking up three on his home ground.

South Africa's Quinton de Kock during his knock against England on Day one of the second Test. AP

South Africa's Quinton de Kock during his knock against England on Day one of the second Test. AP

Morning cloud cover meant that deciding to bat first after winning the toss was "a tricky decision" according to returning captain Faf du Plessis.

By tea, a score of 142 for two appeared to have justified his choice but after a century stand by Hashim Amla, passing 8,000 test runs, and Quinton de Kock, both were dismissed in the first six overs after the interval.

Ben Stokes then snapped up two quick wickets but Vernon Philander, with an unbeaten 54, and Chris Morris (23 not out) carried the tourists past 300 without further damage.

James Anderson became the first man to take test 300 wickets in England when he had opener Dean Elgar brilliantly caught at backward point by a diving Dawson for six.

Anderson has always enjoyed Trent Bridge, where he took 7-43 against New Zealand in 2008 and 11 wickets against Pakistan two years later. So has Broad, taking 8-15 as Australia were dismissed for 60 two years ago.

Broad claimed the second wicket, bowling opener Heino Kuhn off an inside edge without adding to his lunch score of 34.

Kuhn had earlier been struck two painful blows by Broad and Mark Wood, one on the hand and one on the back of the helmet, before being given a brief respite with a 20-minute break for rain.

In brighter afternoon weather Amla and De Kock took the game to the hosts as they put on 113 in 25 overs.

Alastair Cook dropped a sharp chance at slip with Amla on 56 but to the first ball after tea the former captain snapped up De Kock off Broad for a lively 68 from 81 balls.

That was 179 for three and 15 runs later Broad's bouncer tempted Amla, on 78, into hooking to deep square leg where Wood took the catch.

Du Plessis had made only 19 when he was superbly caught behind one-handed by Jonny Bairstow from the merest touch off his glove, giving Stokes a first wicket.

The same combination accounted for Temba Bavuma, who had made 20 but Philander and Morris offered South Africa every hope of at least a par score of 350

With inputs from Reuters

Published Date: Jul 14, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 17, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115