The visitor team South Africa, how did they win the first test? It was an unbelievable performance by their bowlers. Dean Elgar chose to bowl first after winning the toss and England scored 165 runs in their first innings by facing 45 overs. Ollie Pope was the only batter who performed so well by scoring 73 runs. Kagiso Rabada took five wickets and Anrich Nortje dismissed two English batsmen.
The captain and opener of the South African team Dean Elgar contributed 47 runs and out. Sarel Erwee added 73 runs, Marco Jansen 48, and Keshav Maharaj 41. South Africa posted 326 runs on the board. Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes took three wickets each. The home team failed to reach 161 runs target to avoid an innings defeat. They scored 149 runs in their second innings. Nortje took three wickets this time, and Rabada, Maharaj, and Jansen took two wickets each.
England vs South Africa 2nd Test Highlights today, Thursday 25-8-2022. 2nd Test, South Africa tour of England from Old Trafford, Manchester.
Toss: South Africa, elected to bat first.
England team: 1 Alex Lees, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Ben Foakes (wk), 8 Ollie Robinson, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Jack Leach, 11 James Anderson.
South Africa team: 1 Dean Elgar (capt), 2 Sarel Erwee, 3 Keegan Petersen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 Kyle Verreynne (wk), 7 Keshav Maharaj, 8 Simon Harmer, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Lungi Ngidi.
Head to Head In Test’s: 154
England Won: 64
South Africa Won: 35
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire – Nitin Menon
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Mike Burns
Match number – Test no. 2475