Match Detail

South Africa Men 209 & 237 ( 86.4 & 88.5 ) overs
England Men: 9d-499 ( 153.0 ) overs
England win by an innings and 53 runs
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bat.
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4S
6S
SR
39
40
71
106
Bowler
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16.5
6
32
3
1
1.90
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Commentary
In over# 89
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
Over 89. no runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. South Africa: 10-237(rr 2.66)
88.5
W
OUT! Run Out. Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Full toss, down leg side backing away driving, to mid on, fielded by Curran. Maharaj run out! Thats seals the win for England, not the best of days for the visitors after a barrage of runs from Maharaj and Paterson, but they get the final wicket. 2-1 lead going into the final test, Rabada out of that game which should favour England, let's see if they can get the series win.
88.4
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Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Broad.
88.3
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Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
88.2
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Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
88.1
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Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wood.
In over# 88
Runs : 12 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
Over 88. 12 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. South Africa: 9-237(rr 2.69)
87.6
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Loose over from Curran, I don't think one of those deliveries was going on to hit the stumps, England need to sort this out, this will fill South Africa with confidence going into the last test.
87.5
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Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
87.4
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Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, to leg backing away working, inside edge to point for no runs, shy attempt by Root.
87.3
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Another one, this time Paterson deliberately cuts one behind point for four.
87.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Paterson with another four, this one flies off the outside edge past third man for four.
87.1
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Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
In over# 87
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 87. 5 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. South Africa: 9-225(rr 2.59)
86.6
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Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, off stump backing away defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wood.
86.5
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Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Slower ball back of a length, middle stump backing away Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
86.4
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Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, off stump backing away pulling, Spliced to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Pope.
86.3
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. England have lost the plot here, runs coming freely for South Africa as they near a century stand for the last wicket.
86.2
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Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
86.1
1
Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
In over# 86
Runs : 16 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
Over 86. 16 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. South Africa: 9-220(rr 2.56)
85.6
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Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
85.5
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Curran strays down leg so Maharaj flicks it away again, risk free batting with gaps on the leg-side boundary.
85.4
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Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
85.3
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Four more, Maharaj with some more positive batting, he's hitting the ball perfectly out there.
85.2
6
SIX! Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Unbelievable shot from Maharaj, flicks away the ball for six, he's creamed this, right out of the middle of the bat.
85.1
2
Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Bess.
In over# 85
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 85. no runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. South Africa: 9-204(rr 2.40)
84.6
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Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
84.5
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Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
84.4
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Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
84.3
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Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Broad.
84.2
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Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
84.1
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Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away Fended, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Denly.
South Africa Men: 209 & 237 ( 86.4 & 88.5 ) overs
England Men 9d-499 ( 153.0 ) overs
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bat.
England win by an innings and 53 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 2.67
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
Z Crawley

c: van der Dussen b: Nortje

44
137
5
32.12
D Sibley

c: Elgar b: Rabada

36
95
5
37.89
J Denly

lbw: Maharaj

25
100
3
25
J Root

b: Rabada

27
46
4
58.7
B Stokes

c: Elgar b: Paterson

120
214
12
56.07
O Pope

not out

135
226
18
59.73
J Buttler

c&b: Maharaj

1
15
0
6.67
S Curran

c: Elgar b: Maharaj

44
50
6
88
D Bess

c: Malan b: Maharaj

1
10
0
10
M Wood

c: Nortje b: Maharaj

42
23
2
182.61
Not bat : Stuart Broad
Extras 24(b 2, lb 14, WD 4, NB 4)
Total 499/9 153.0 overs

FOW: (Stuart Broad)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
16.0
5
41
0
2.56
24.0
3
62
1
2.58
28.0
7
97
2
3.46
25.0
4
97
1
3.88
58.0
15
180
5
3.10
1.0
0
6
0
6.00
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
D Elgar

c: Pope b: Bess

35
74
6
47.3
P Malan

c&b: Bess

18
32
2
56.25
Z Hamza

c: Pope b: Bess

10
14
2
71.43
A Nortje

c: Root b: Stokes

18
136
2
13.24
F du

c: Pope b: Bess

8
6
2
133.33
R van

b: Bess

24
41
3
58.54
Q de

b: Curran

63
139
9
45.32
V Philander

b: Broad

27
61
5
44.26
K Maharaj

b: Broad

0
3
0
0
K Rabada

c: Wood b: Broad

1
8
0
12.5
D Paterson

not out

0
6
0
0
Extras 5(b 4, lb 0, WD 1, NB 0)
Total 209/10 86.4 overs

FOW: (Stuart Broad)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
13.4
6
30
3
2.20
11.0
2
32
1
2.91
31.0
12
51
5
1.65
11.0
4
31
0
2.82
4.0
1
10
0
2.50
11.0
4
25
0
2.27
5.0
1
26
1
5.20
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
P Malan

lbw: Root

12
79
1
15.19
D Elgar

b: Wood

15
22
3
68.18
Z Hamza

c: Buttler b: Wood

2
12
0
16.67
F du

c: Pope b: Root

36
123
6
29.27
R van

c: Pope b: Root

10
36
1
27.78
Q de

c: Wood b: Root

3
26
0
11.54
V Philander

c: Pope b: Broad

13
47
2
27.66
K Maharaj

run out (Curran)

71
106
10
66.98
K Rabada

c: Broad b: Wood

16
24
2
66.67
A Nortje

b: Bess

5
19
1
26.32
D Paterson

not out

39
40
6
97.5
Extras 15(b 12, lb 1, WD 1, NB 1)
Total 237/10 88.5 overs

FOW: (Stuart Broad)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
5
14
1
1.40
6.0
0
46
0
7.67
16.5
6
32
3
1.90
22.0
11
36
1
1.64
5.0
2
9
0
1.80
29.0
13
87
4
3.00
In over# 152
Runs : 0 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
151.6
W
OUT! Caught. Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Nortje. That's the end of a fantastic innings from England, Joe Root calls them in just after Mark Wood cameo came to an end. Ollie Pope and Ben Stokes the pick of the batsman. Pope played excepetionally well to get his first test hundred. Maharaj bowling nearly sixty overs got his five in the end. Just shy of 500 but i think Joe Root would have snapped your hand of to be in this position if you had asked him at the toss.
In over# 144
Runs : 0 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
143.2
W
OUT! Caught. Keshav Maharaj to Dom Bess. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, outside edge to silly point, by Malan. Malan takes a sharp catch, and with that it's tea and Ollie Pope will enjoy this deserved break he has played really well.
In over# 140
Runs : 0 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
139.4
W
OUT! Caught. Keshav Maharaj to Sam Curran. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Elgar. And that is the end of a very entertaining innings from Sam Curran. Much needed runs. Maharaj deserves another wicket for sticking at it, bowling 50 overs is no easy task. Dominic Bess is the next man in.
In over# 127
Runs : 0 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
126.2
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Keshav Maharaj to Jos Buttler. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler, by Maharaj. A very tame shot from Buttler, hits it straight back to Maharaj, he deserved that, been toiling away all day. Curran the next man.
In over# 124
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dane Paterson Wickets : 1
123.2
W
OUT! Caught. Dane Paterson to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to point, by Elgar. And that is a big wicket, Stokes shouldn't be annoyed this has been a wonderful innings. Pope must take advantage now and get his hundred! Buttler next man in.
In over# 65
Runs : 0 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 1
64.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Kagiso Rabada to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to. That should have bounced a bit higher and Root hasn't judged it well and it crashes into off stump. Rabada with a huge roar as the England captain must go. He'll feel hard done by.
In over# 62
Runs : 0 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 1
61.4
W
OUT! L.B.W. Keshav Maharaj to Joe Denly. Quicker ball half volley, off stump on the back foot cutting, hit pad to. And that is a great review by South Africa, De Kock knew it was pad first. Denly was just a little slow on it and he has to go he was just starting to score a bit quicker too!
In over# 49
Runs : 0 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 1
48.5
W
OUT! Caught. Anrich Nortje to Zak Crawley. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed to leg gully, by van der Dussen. Exaclty the same manner how Sibey got out, but this is a very good sharp catch down the van der Dussens' right and the man who has done everything right so far has to go. In comes the skipper.
In over# 31
Runs : 0 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 1
30.6
W
OUT! Caught. Kagiso Rabada to Dominic Sibley. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to square leg, by Elgar. The pressure has been building slightly for Sibley, he got away with one earlier in the over, it is good bowling from Rabada that is why he was given the ball after Lunch. In comes Denly.
In over# 87
Runs : 0 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 1
86.4
W
OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, by Wood. And that wraps it up, England couldn't have been more clinical. Joe Root has enforced the follow on!
In over# 85
Runs : 0 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 1
84.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Stuart Broad to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to. All three stumps have been taken out this morning! Off stump for Philander, Middle stump for De Kock and now leg stump for Maharaj. What a start this is for England.
In over# 84
Runs : 0 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 1
83.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Stumps flying this morning, this time Curran gets one to go back through the gate, his middle stump is uprooted! Rabada in now.
In over# 83
Runs : 0 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 1
82.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to silly point. Just the start England wanted, Broad rearranges Philanders' stumps and that is a convincing way to start the morning. In comes Maharaj.
In over# 63
Runs : 0 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 1
62.4
W
OUT! Caught. Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to first slip, by Root. Nortje out! The nightwatchman departs for 18 off 136 balls, a valliant effort from him, he has played a great innings, but will be annoyed at how he got out, he tickles one to Root at first slip, shouldn't be playing at that.
In over# 42
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
41.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Dom Bess to Rassie van der Dussen. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to. Wicket! Bess breaks the partnership, van der Dussen chops on. This ball rips off the wicket, van der Dussen goes for a cut but finds the bottom edge and is bowled, Bess with a five-for, England on the charge early on day 3.
In over# 24
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
23.6
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, bat-pad in the air uncontrolled to short leg, by Pope. Wicket! Bat-pad and Pope takes another catch! Bess changes to over the wicket and the change works. Test best figures for Bess now as he moves onto four-for. Nortje holding up one end, keeping his wicket, it's the batters that are not holding up their end of the deal.
In over# 22
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
21.6
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to silly point, by Pope. Wicket! Elgar out early on in the day and England have their third wicket. What a catch from Pope at silly point, Root just made the change for him to field there instead of at short leg, South Africa in big trouble now.
In over# 18
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
17.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Zubayr Hamza. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, hit pad to short leg, by Pope. It's that man Bess again, and the man of the moment Pope gets the catch, Hamza must go. Nightwatchman time.
In over# 12
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
11.6
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Dom Bess to Pieter Malan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed back to bowler, by Bess. Malan will be so annoyed about this, he just chips it back to Bess easy as you like. These two had started well.
In over# 89
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
88.5
W
OUT! Run Out. Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Full toss, down leg side backing away driving, to mid on, fielded by Curran. Maharaj run out! Thats seals the win for England, not the best of days for the visitors after a barrage of runs from Maharaj and Paterson, but they get the final wicket. 2-1 lead going into the final test, Rabada out of that game which should favour England, let's see if they can get the series win.
In over# 77
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
76.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Dom Bess to Anrich Nortje. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, missed to. Nortje out! Misses one that's turning into the right-hander, pretty poor shot choice, not played with a straight bat. South Africa nine down now, Bess came into the attack this over and got the wicket right away.
In over# 71
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
70.1
W
OUT! Caught. Mark Wood to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Broad. Rabada out! Wood gets him with his first ball, leading edge from Rabada trying to work the ball onto the on-side, Broad takes the simple catch, England need two more wickets now.
In over# 63
Runs : 0 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 1
62.3
W
OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge in the air uncontrolled to short mid wicket, by Pope. Three balls in to day five and England get a wicket, little bit of seam in from Broad, makes Philander play and he gets an inside edge that then hits his pad, the ball loops up and Pope takes the catch in close.
In over# 52
Runs : 0 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 1
51.4
W
OUT! Caught. Joe Root to Faf du Plessis. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg, by Pope. This is now Root's best bowling figures at the moment, and its the man of the moment Pope with the catch again. 9 overs to survive for South Africa.
In over# 46
Runs : 0 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 1
45.5
W
OUT! Caught. Joe Root to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man, by Wood. Just what England needed, De Kock spoons this to Wood who takes a good catch. Could they finish it today? Light depending.
In over# 40
Runs : 0 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 1
39.3
W
OUT! Caught. Joe Root to Rassie van der Dussen. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg, fielded by Pope. What a grab this is from Pope, you just cannot keep him out the game! Root deserves this as he's been prodding away at Van der Dussen all afternoon and he gets his man. De Kock is in for the second time today!
In over# 28
Runs : 0 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 1
27.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Joe Root to Pieter Malan. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Just what England needed, Malan didn't look like he was going anywhere. He gets this ball all wrong. And that is tea here in Port Elizabeth. The hosts have lost 7 wickets for 45 runs today.
In over# 13
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
12.1
W
OUT! Caught. Mark Wood to Zubayr Hamza. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Wood is firing here, Hamza has to go he never looked comfortable, tickling one down the leg side. He's not had a good series. In comes the skipper.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
8.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Mark Wood to Dean Elgar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to. More stumps out the ground, Wood gets Elgar with a beauty. Just straightens off the pitch and he plays all round it. In comes an under pressure Hamza.

Zak Crawley

23 (92)

59(187)

Dominic Sibley

36 (95)

Zak Crawley

21 (45)

33(107)

Joe Denly

12 (62)

Joe Denly

13 (38)

30(78)

Joe Root

17 (40)

Joe Root

10 (6)

14(19)

Ben Stokes

4 (13)

Ben Stokes

116 (201)

195(352)

Ollie Pope

79 (151)

Ollie Pope

2 (3)

3(18)

Jos Buttler

1 (15)

Ollie Pope

13 (30)

57(80)

Sam Curran

44 (50)

Ollie Pope

12 (12)

13(22)

Dom Bess

1 (10)

Ollie Pope

29 (30)

71(53)

Mark Wood

42 (23)

Dean Elgar

32 (40)

50(72)

Pieter Malan

18 (32)

Dean Elgar

0 (19)

10(33)

Zubayr Hamza

10 (14)

Dean Elgar

3 (15)

3(27)

Anrich Nortje

0 (12)

Anrich Nortje

0 (6)

8(12)

Faf du Plessis

8 (6)

Anrich Nortje

10 (64)

34(105)

Rassie van der Dussen

24 (41)

Anrich Nortje

8 (54)

44(127)

Quinton de Kock

36 (73)

Quinton de Kock

27 (61)

54(122)

Vernon Philander

27 (61)

Quinton de Kock

0 (5)

0(5)

Keshav Maharaj

0 (0)

Keshav Maharaj

0 (3)

0(4)

Kagiso Rabada

0 (1)

Kagiso Rabada

1 (7)

1(13)

Dane Paterson

0 (6)

Pieter Malan

1 (28)

16(50)

Dean Elgar

15 (22)

Pieter Malan

2 (12)

4(24)

Zubayr Hamza

2 (12)

Pieter Malan

9 (39)

21(92)

Faf du Plessis

12 (53)

Faf du Plessis

10 (36)

20(72)

Rassie van der Dussen

10 (36)

Vernon Philander

13 (34)

18(65)

Keshav Maharaj

5 (31)

Keshav Maharaj

10 (22)

26(46)

Kagiso Rabada

16 (24)

Keshav Maharaj

4 (20)

9(39)

Anrich Nortje

5 (19)

Keshav Maharaj

52 (33)

91(73)

Dane Paterson

39 (40)