England vs South Africa, 1st Take a look at Day 3 Highlights: Proteas thrash hosts by an innings and 12 runs

Day 2 report: South Africa strengthened its grip on the primary cricket take a look at by dismissing England for 165 earlier than shifting onto 289-7 after a late flurry of boundaries at Lord’s on Thursday.

The Proteas ended Day 2 with a lead of 124 and in place handy England a primary take a look at loss underneath the brand new regime of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.

Opener Sarel Erwee was South Africa’s high scorer with 73 nevertheless it was a 72-run partnership within the last hour between Keshav Maharaj (41) and Marco Jansen (41 not out) that basically damage England, which had carried out properly to scale back the guests to 210-6 after they had been 138-1.

“Clearly we’re behind within the recreation, however we caught at it very properly,” England spinner Jack Leach mentioned.

“We’re all the time attempting to take wickets, that’s our mindset. We might have gotten just a few extra wickets earlier, however we simply must hold at it.”

Jansen will begin Day 3 within the center with Kagiso Rabada (3), the quick bowler who took 5-52 to assist dismiss England for 165 earlier than lunch Thursday.

Resuming on 116-6 after a rain-affected opening day of the sequence, England added 49 runs to beat the earlier lowest whole made underneath Stokes and McCullum — 141 towards New Zealand in June, additionally at Lord’s.

Ollie Pope returned on 61 and may have been dismissed from the sixth ball of the morning, when he edged to first slip. Erwee made a large number of the chance at chest top, spilling the primary likelihood, virtually clinging on on the second try and failing to collect on the third in hilarious trend whereas falling backward.

Pope was out for 73, although, as he performed on at the beginning of Rabada’s third over.

Stuart Broad (15) hit two fours off Anrich Nortje however Rabada proved too good for his rival quick bowler, exhibiting his variation with a slower ball to idiot Broad, who chipped a easy catch to Dean Elgar at level.

Jack Leach adopted staff orders in attempting to be aggressive however quickly misplaced his off stump off Jansen for 15.

James Anderson (0) lasted just one ball and was final man out, pinned lbw by Rabada, who ensured his identify will go up on the Lord’s honors board for his five-wicket haul.

Within the Proteas’ reply, Erwee reached his half-century off 89 balls when he guided the ball by cowl for 4 off Broad, however had misplaced opening associate Dean Elgar by that time in unlucky circumstances.

Elgar was on 47 when, regardless of smothering Anderson’s supply, the ball ricocheted off his elbow guard, rolled again onto the stumps and dislodged the bails to finish the 85-run partnership for the primary wicket.

Matt Potts bounced again from an preliminary costly spell to finish Keegan Petersen’s knock of 24, however England nonetheless was up towards it with the South Africans on 158-2 at tea.

Leach obtained a breakthrough by deceiving Aiden Markram (16) with a flighted ball that kissed the surface edge and Ben Foakes did the remaining behind the stumps.

England captain Ben Stokes then pushed by the ache barrier in a shocking spell of 2-14 off 5 overs, eradicating Erwee and Rassie van der Dussen (19). Stokes additionally claimed the wicket of Maharaj late on.

With AP inputs 

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