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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71
106
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32
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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 : 6 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.
151.2
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Could he get fifty? Another great six from the fast bowler!
In over# 151
Runs : 6 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
150.4
6
SIX! Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed over fine leg for 6 runs. This will not help Rabada's mood as he gets flicked for another six.
In over# 150
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
149.4
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Wood again goes big into the stands, long on has been his friend this afternoon!
In over# 149
Runs : 12 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
148.6
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Just to add to South Africa's frustration, Wood slaps it over the fielders.
148.3
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Half volley, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Two in a row same ball same result!
148.2
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump backing away reverse sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Inventive shot from Pope.
In over# 148
Runs : 12 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
147.6
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. He goes again wow, clears the front leg and smashes this into the stands.
147.3
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. In the slot again, Wood is enjoying Maharaj!
In over# 146
Runs : 10 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
145.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. A much nice controlled shot this time, nobody is there.
145.1
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Out of nowhere! That's a massive shot from Wood in the slot.
In over# 145
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
144.6
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
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# 143
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
142.3
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ollie Pope. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Amazing shot, Pope wait for bouncer to come to him and sends it away for four over De Kock's head.
In over# 141
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
140.6
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ollie Pope. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Take a bow Ollie Pope, a fine innings from the young man, what a shot to bring up your Maiden Test hundred too. England still going on 420.
In over# 140
Runs : 8 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.
139.3
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Sam Curran. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. He is domnating this partnership with Pope and at the same time dominating Maharaj.
139.1
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Sam Curran. Stock length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Giving himself room to find the gap again, Curran enjoying himself out there.
In over# 137
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
136.6
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Sam Curran. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. This is a very handy knock from Curran, England getting ever closer to that 400.
In over# 136
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
135.4
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Sam Curran. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Flashes hard at this and it goes to fence.
In over# 135
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
134.1
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Sam Curran. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Thats a biggie, right over the commentary box. A big hit our of nowhere from Curran.
In over# 132
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
131.6
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Sam Curran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. And that is drinks, he played that well finding the gap easily.
In over# 130
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
129.4
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Sam Curran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. A lovely shot from Curran, a bit uppish but he finds the gap.
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# 118
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Paterson Wickets : 0
117.3
4
FOUR! Dane Paterson to Ben Stokes. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Stokes hasn't taken long to get back to work, three balls in after lunch!
In over# 115
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
114.4
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Lovely shot from Stokes again, front press and he holds his shape. He is looking great.
In over# 110
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
109.6
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Ben Stokes. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Another big sweep from Stokes! 4000 runs for the man too, what a cricketer.
In over# 109
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
108.5
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope., on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Watched this very well, Pope swivels on this easily and helps it round the corner.
In over# 108
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
107.6
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. First attacking shot for a while from Pope and he pierces the gap superbly.
In over# 102
Runs : 6 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
101.5
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Ben Stokes. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That is a big hit, hitting with the breeze and spin. Stokes is enjoying himself now!
In over# 101
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
100.5
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ollie Pope. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Wide and full this got what it deserved, Pope has the ability to manoeuvre the ball into these areas.
In over# 100
Runs : 10 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
99.6
6
SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Ben Stokes. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Shows his intent even more now, Stokes going through the gears with a lovely six over the deep fielders head.
99.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Ben Stokes. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Stokes will not let Maharaj settle here climbing into this one.
In over# 97
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
96.6
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ben Stokes. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. That would have gone straight to 2nd slip but instead flies down to the third man fence.
In over# 96
Runs : 8 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
95.5
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Ollie Pope. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Same again from Pope and that is his fifty, well played!
95.3
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Very strong there is Pope, he has had a few boundaries there now. 100 partnership too.
In over# 94
Runs : 8 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
93.5
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A carbon copy of the previous boundary, and that is Stokes' fifty, well playde from the 2019 player of the year!
93.2
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That just screamed hit me, sat up nicely for Stokes and he wasn't going to miss out on that!
In over# 93
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
92.6
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. First boundary of the day, he gets on top of the bounce and slaps it away.
In over# 89
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
88.5
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A bit uppish but in control.
In over# 86
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
85.6
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 85
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
84.5
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ben Stokes. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 81
Runs : 12 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
80.6
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ollie Pope. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. He's loving the new ball, 3 fours in 3 balls! Let's see what Philander can do...
80.5
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ollie Pope. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That's a shot, just leans on it and picks his gap.
80.4
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Ollie Pope. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Upside to the new ball, only need a bit of bat on it and it'll fly to the boundary.
In over# 77
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Paterson Wickets : 0
76.4
4
FOUR! Dane Paterson to Ollie Pope. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
In over# 76
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
75.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Ben Stokes. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Over ptiched and got what it deserved.
In over# 73
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Paterson Wickets : 0
72.4
4
FOUR! Dane Paterson to Ollie Pope. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Picks the gap nicely, great shot in full control.
In over# 71
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Paterson Wickets : 0
70.6
4
FOUR! Dane Paterson to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Effortless from Stokes, mid-on has no chance stopping that. He tried one earlier in th eover and has succeeded this time.
In over# 67
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
66.4
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes. Slower ball full toss, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. So calm and collected is Ben Stokes here, Rabada looking for the yorker and gets it wrong.
In over# 66
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
65.6
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Too short, too wide. Pope will be happy about that he got that away. That's the 150 for England too!
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# 64
Runs : 8 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
63.5
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Joe Root. Stock ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Delicate from the Captain, he just helps it behind square with a little paddle sweep. Showing a bit of intent now!
63.4
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Joe Root. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. He sees the gaps, this may have been a ball that Denly would have blocked Root sweeps this well.
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# 61
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
60.1
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Joe Denly. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
In over# 59
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
58.6
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Joe Denly. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. A very poor ball, got it very wrong that time and Denly has not hesitation to slap it over point.
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
53.2
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Joe Root. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Nicely guided past the two men behind square on the off side.
In over# 53
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
52.3
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Joe Root. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, bat-pad past third man for 4 runs. Edges this into his hip and De Kock cannot do anything to stop it going to the fence.
In over# 49
Runs : 4 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.
48.2
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Zak Crawley. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor ball short and down the leg side, and Crawley helps it along the way for four.
In over# 43
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Paterson Wickets : 0
42.5
4
FOUR! Dane Paterson to Zak Crawley. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. The first boundary for a while and this is now Crawley's highest Test score.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dane Paterson Wickets : 0
38.6
4
FOUR! Dane Paterson to Joe Denly. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's more like it from Denly right between the two fielders in the covers, he's been stuck a bit of recent but that will do wonders for his confidence.
In over# 32
Runs : 4 Bowler: Keshav Maharaj Wickets : 0
31.3
4
FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Zak Crawley. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A lovely shot of real elegance just after his partner has gone, Crawley still looking confident.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 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.
30.3
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Dominic Sibley. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Rabada has found rhythm and Sibley just needs to compose himself again after the long break.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
22.6
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Dominic Sibley. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Not excalty where he wanted it to go but still brings him four more!
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
19.2
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Zak Crawley. Seaming away back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Using the wicket very well this pair. Something needs to give for the Proteas.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
15.2
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Dominic Sibley. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That is a gorgeous shot, just waiting for the ball to come onto the bat.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
13.2
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Dominic Sibley. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. He waits for this and uses the pace of Nortje.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
11.2
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Dominic Sibley. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Wide and Sibley pounces on it, very patient work from the opener.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Vernon Philander Wickets : 0
4.1
4
FOUR! Vernon Philander to Zak Crawley. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Short and wide from Philander and it gets punished. Good shot.
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# 71
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
70.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Nice step into the one from de Kock, timed his movement well and gets the on-drive between the bowler and mid-on for four.
In over# 69
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
68.6
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. De Kock with four now, driven through cover, these two are building a solid partnership here, a key wicket this one, get one of these out and you are into the real tail-end. That four also brings up de Kock's fifty, he's batted the way you would expect him to bat, attacking the bad balls, lots of bad balls, so lots of runs for the wicketkeeper.
68.4
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Bess. Smashed for four by Philander, he got on top of this one and creamed it to fine leg, Bess didn't need to move for the ball but he makes a mess of collecting it so it goes for four.
In over# 68
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
67.1
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Quinton de Kock. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Bad ball from Bess at the start of a new spell, way too short and wide from Bess, de Kock makes no mistake in cutting this one away for four.
In over# 66
Runs : 8 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
65.5
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Vernon Philander. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Half-volley again, Philander with the drive and four runs, England can't be bowling that length to either batter, Philander is a solid batter and can hang around at the crease for long periods of time.
65.1
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Vernon Philander. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Broad. Philander putting away the bad balls so far, another half-volley put away past Broad at mid-off, he gets round to the ball, but can't cut it off.
In over# 65
Runs : 12 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
64.6
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Three boundaries this over, de Kock gets in on the act, glancing one down to third man after Stokes angles one in to his legs, Stokes will want to forget about that over.
64.3
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Another one, half-volley length, driven through extra cover for four more, eye of the needle stuff from Philander.
64.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Philander pulls this short ball away, nice little flick at the end of the shot showing his batting capabilities.
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# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
55.4
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Quinton de Kock. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Loose ball from Root, what you expect from a part timer, de Kock on the drive gets it through cover for more runs.
In over# 51
Runs : 8 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
50.3
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. More runs for de Kock, Wood bowls this one down leg, easy glance away to fine leg for four, Wood struggling against de Kock at the moment.
50.1
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. De Kock played this shot in the last over against Wood but got three, this time he times it even better and picks up a boundary, clipped off the legs for four, Wood needs to bowl shorter, try and force de Kock to pull and hook and set a field to that.
In over# 49
Runs : 8 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
48.5
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Another boundary for de Kock, he drives the ball cleanly to pick up the second four of the over, de Kock happy to attack the bowlers, that's his natural game and it worked well for him in the first test.
48.3
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. First full ball Wood has bowled this spell and de Kock picks up on it and on-drives the ball for four, quality batting.
In over# 43
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
42.6
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Anrich Nortje. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Freebie for Nortje, dragged down by Denly and Nortje doesn't miss out, clubbed through mid-wicket for four, Nortje playing a good innings for South Africa, the other batters have let him down so far.
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# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
40.5
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Anrich Nortje. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Nortje with more runs for South Africa, cut away, Denly misses his length and Nortje punishes him, cracking shot from the nightwatchman, he looks in good form here.
In over# 40
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
39.5
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Rassie van der Dussen. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Van der Dussen goes big again, interesting contest between between Bess and van der Dussen, you sense van der Dussen might slip up but so far so good for the South African.
39.1
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Rassie van der Dussen. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Van der Dussen on the attack again, he gets this over cow for a one bounce four.
In over# 34
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
33.4
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Rassie van der Dussen. Off break length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Van der Dussen goes big, comes down the wicket and cracks one straight for four, van der Dussen's first ball he's faced against Bess, looking to attack the off-spinner a little like Faf did in his brief innings.
In over# 24
Runs : 8 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.
23.4
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Same again, Faf getting some runs out of Bess, but the position England are in they can afford Faf to be aggressive.
23.3
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Du Plessis on the attack early on to Bess, goes down the track and crunches a drive past the bowler.
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# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
16.3
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Zubayr Hamza. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. He is not enjoying this. Wood is bowling absolute gas.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
13.5
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Zubayr Hamza. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. A nice shot to get his under way, too full from Bess.
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# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
10.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dean Elgar. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Overpitched from Curran, he really cant settle at the moment.
In over# 9
Runs : 8 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
8.6
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dean Elgar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Soft hands from Elgar, South Africa have started very strongly but England have bowled poorly so far.
8.3
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dean Elgar. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Not making these two work for the boundaries. Poor bowling again down the leg side.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
6.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Dean Elgar. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Short and wide from Broad, Elgar will hit them all day long.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
5.1
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Pieter Malan. Back of a length, to leg on the front foot working, past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor ball from Curran and it got what it deserved.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
4.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Dean Elgar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Elgar edges again through the slips for four.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
3.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Pieter Malan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Good timing from Malan.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
0.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Dean Elgar. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past deep backward point for 4 runs. Gets away with this one, not very convincing from Elgar.
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# 88
Runs : 12 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
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.
87.3
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.
In over# 87
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
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.
In over# 86
Runs : 14 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
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.
85.3
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.
In over# 84
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
83.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Paterson with a big drive over the off-side for four, runs are leaking at the moment, Curran missing a tight line here, it was there to be hit.
In over# 83
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
82.6
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Swept away and fifty for Maharaj, top batting from the spinner, he has gone after the spinners early on today, fully deserved this one, he's played well against Root and Bess which is more than can be said of the top-order.
In over# 82
Runs : 24 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
81.5
6
SIX! Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. 24 off the over so far with one ball left, Root shouldn't have bowled with the new ball, very selfish from the captain, he should be giving the ball to the seamers.
81.4
6
SIX! Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Clean slog-sweep from Maharaj, Root not having a great time with the ball as he looks for his five-for.
81.3
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor over from Root he needs to be replaced, the same again from Maharaj, this time he gets a bit more contact on it, so it runs through the field a bit quicker.
81.2
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. More runs, another bad ball, swept for four Root needs to change to over the wicket, get the ball on off peg.
81.1
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj. Off break full toss, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Root with a freebie, full toss down leg-side, swept away past Buttler for four.
In over# 81
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
80.4
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Dane Paterson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Good shot from Paterson, pitching short, outside off, so he lets his hands go and cuts one for four, lots of space in the field with so many men in close.
In over# 78
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
77.6
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Dane Paterson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Paterson goes big and drives one down the ground, Root trying to get him to play a big shot for a boundary, he does so, and times it well.
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# 75
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
74.3
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Four more, Maharaj on the drive again, full and wide ball, driven well through backward point for four.
In over# 74
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
73.6
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Anrich Nortje. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Nortje off the mark with a boundary, inside edge on the ball means it goes finer than he would've wanted as leg slip was in place, Sibley in that position couldn't get to the ball so it runs away for four.
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# 70
Runs : 8 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
69.5
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Class cut, pretty tight line from Root, pitching on off stump, Maharaj sees the opportunity in the vacant off-side and cuts this one away, he's looked in good form early on today.
69.3
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Overpitched by Root, Maharaj drives over the in-field for four, nicely timed, solid batting.
In over# 69
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
68.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Another brilliant drive from Rabada, he's playing his shots today, he's not afraid to take it to the bowlers, he knows South Africa are going to lose, so he might as well go out swinging.
In over# 66
Runs : 6 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
65.3
6
SIX! Joe Root to Kagiso Rabada. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Cracking drive from Rabada, absolutely smoked for six, he holds the pose on this one, he likes that shot a lot.
In over# 63
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 1
62.6
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Four runs, only one slip in, Rabada just blocks this one, he finds the outside edge and the ball flies through the slips for four. Root should have more slips in really, put pressure on with catchers in close, try and force Rabada into doing something stupid.
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# 62
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
61.1
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Vernon Philander. Quicker ball short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Horrid ball got what it deserved.
In over# 58
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
57.5
4
Joe Root to Vernon Philander. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Buttler. A tad too short from Root and Philander put this away easily.
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# 50
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
49.5
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Faf du Plessis. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Attempted leg spinner from Root goes wrong and gets hoiked for four!
In over# 49
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
48.3
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Faf du Plessis. Half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Scoreboard still ticking over but well bowled from Wood.
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# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
41.6
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Faf du Plessis. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Something to cheer about, this goes straight through Pope's legs at short leg.
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# 37
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
36.2
6
SIX! Dom Bess to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, down leg side down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Lovely from the skipper, these two on the offensive now!
In over# 36
Runs : 6 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
35.5
6
SIX! Joe Root to Rassie van der Dussen. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Short and slow from Root, he climbs into this and puts it a few rows back!
In over# 33
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
32.3
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Out of nowhere, Du Plessis advances and pops it over Broad at mid on.
In over# 32
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
31.1
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Rassie van der Dussen. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
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# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
24.1
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Pieter Malan. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Malan showing great control just a little push down the ground, maybe too full from Stokes.
In over# 15
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
14.5
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. A jab, really good from Du Plessis. Ducked a few from Wood then latches onto this.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 1
12.6
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Faf du Plessis. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Thats Du Plessis off the mark, bit scratchy, he'll take it though.
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.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
3.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dean Elgar. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Too straight again from Curran again same result.
In over# 2
Runs : 8 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
1.5
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dean Elgar. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Bit edgey from Elgar, just pushing at it but it races away off the edge.
1.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dean Elgar. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Tucked away beautifully by Elgar, little too straight from Curran.

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)