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England vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 2 at Lord's: As It Happened

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Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 8, 2017, 12:52 AM IST

England vs South Africa (TEST)

CONCLUDED

ENG vs SA Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

1st Test TEST, Lord's, London, 06 July, 2017

England
Ist INN

458/10

(105.3) RR 4.34

2nd INN

233 /10

(87.1) 2.67

v/s
England beat South Africa by 211 runs
South Africa
Ist INN

361/10

(105.0) RR 3.43

2nd INN

119 /10

(36.4) RR 3.24

England vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 2 at Lord's: As It Happened

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Day 1 - Summary

Joe Root marked his first innings as England captain with a superb 184 not out against South Africa at Lord's on Thursday.

England were 357 for five at stumps, having collapsed to 76 for four before lunch on the first day of the opening Test of a four-match series.

But Root's 12th hundred in 54 Tests and third at Lord's justified his decision to bat first after winning the toss in what was England's first match at this level since he was appointed following Alastair Cook's resignation as skipper in February.

New vice-captain Ben Stokes made 56 and helped turn the tide in a fifth-wicket stand of 114.

Moeen Ali's 61 not out cemented the recovery as he added an unbroken 167 with Root.

Concerns had been expressed that captaincy would reduce Root's effectiveness as a batsman.

But, on this evidence, Root appears destined to follow the other members of world batting's 'big four' -- India's Virat Kohli, Australia's Steve Smith and New Zealand's Kane Williamson -- all of whose Test averages as captain of their respective countries have far outstripped their equivalent figure in 'the ranks'.

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2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
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