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England vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 3: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 8, 2017, 11:46 PM IST

1st Test, Lord's, London 06 - 10 July, 2018

Toss won by England (decided to bat)

England beat South Africa by 211 runs

Man of the Match: Moeen Ali

England vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 3: As it Happened

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Day 2 Summary

Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad both starred with bat and ball to leave England well-placed come the close of the second day of the first Test against South Africa at Lord's on Friday.

Ali made 87 and Broad an unbeaten 57 -- his first Test fifty in four years -- as England piled up 458 all out in their first innings.

The pair then shared four wickets between them to reduce South Africa to 104 for four, with Ali completing the Test all-rounder's double of 2,000 runs and 100 wickets by striking twice with his off-spin.

Temba Bavuma (48 not out) and Theunis de Bruyn (48) realised crease occupation alone would not get South Africa out of the hole they were in.

But de Bruyn, only playing because regular captain Faf du Plessis was on 'paternity leave', fell for 48 shortly before the close and at stumps the Proteas were 214 for five -- still 244 runs behind in the first of this four-Test series.

Commentary (South Africa innings)

That is it from us today, England have been clinical in all three departments in this game and were always on top. South Africa will be disappointed with the way they played and will have to pull their socks up in the next game if they are to level the series. Join us for the 2nd Test on the 18th of July at Trent Birdge (1100 AM Local) and (1000 GMT).

Man of the Match, Moeen Ali reckons this is one of his best all round performances. Feels the wicket is great. He admits he made the batsman play as much as they can. Opines he learned a lot about his action and credits Shakib to help him improve. Mentions he had a clear mind set Root asked him to attack and he did that. He further adds no.7 is a good place to bat as the new ball is dew at that time and it makes it easy to score. Appreciates Liam Dawson for his bowling and feels he was unlucky not to pick more wickets.

England skipper, Joe Root says that it is a great start. Feels happy about going into the Trent Bridge 1-0 up. Mentions that throughout the game they were good. Reckons that the way Moeen played in the first innings put the pressure back on South Africa. Further adds that he was terrific with the bowl after that. States that everyone contributed throughout the game and deserve credit. Feels that Cook, Gary and Jennings set it up for them last night. Ends by saying that they batted superbly at the top of the order and that helped them set a match-winning total.

South Africa skipper, Dean Elgar says that it is good to see Faf back into the mix. Adds that he is disappointed with their performance this afternoon. Declares that something under 300 was quite gettable. Mentions that he had hopes after bowling England out today. Further adds that they knew it was a challenge on this track and were not up to the mark. States that two to three times on Day 1, they could have had a lot of less runs scored against them. Reckons that they took their chances but it is professional cricket. Adds that the errors cost them a lot. Opines that a lot of guys in the side have been part of disappointments earlier as well. Feels that the confidence in the group is high. Announces that losing Rabada for a Test is a big loss for them. Ends by saying that another player will have the opportunity to show his skills in his place.

Earlier in the game, South Africa started the first session really well but some sloppy fielding and bowling no balls at the wrong time helped the home side to crawl back into the game. Joe Root who was dropped quite early in his innings went onto score a ton and led from the front. The English side never looked back after that, they were always on top and dominated the Saffas in all three departments. Stay tuned for the presentation.

South Africa on the other hand, kept losing wickets at regular intervals and could never stitch a partnership together. They could not handle the bounce and spin this track offered. Chasing 323 with an in-experience batting line up was never going to be easy and they fell way short of it.

What a performance by England, they have blown away the visitors. Root has started his reign as Test captain with a thumping victory at the home of cricket, Lord's. They bowled South Africa out for a paltry 119 earlier today. They were clinical with the ball in this innings. Moeen Ali, what a game he has had with the bat and the ball. He completed 2000 runs in Test cricket, bagged his first 10-fer and also took his 100th wicket. He bamboozled the Protea batsmen with his spin. He was well supported by the other bowlers.

36.4 L Dawson to Morkel, OUT! That's the final nail in the coffin! A thoroughly well-deserved victory for the home side and they are elated! Dawson floats this one outside off, Morkel once again looks to go big but drags his heave to deep mid-wicket. Jennings runs in front and pouches it safely. England win by 211 runs to go 1-0 up in the series. 119/10

36.3 L Dawson to Morkel, SIX! The big man is enjoying himself. Tossed up delivery on off, Morkel lifts it over long on and clears the fence with ease. 119/9

36.2 L Dawson to Morkel, This one turns in sharply from outside off and raps Morkel on the pads. 113/9

36.1 L Dawson to Morkel, SIX! Morkel takes Dawson on and gets the better of him. Uses his feet and slogs it towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder is positioned quite inside the boundary ropes. He backtracks but it clears him with ease. 113/9

35.6 M Ali to Philander, SIX! What a shot! Hits it and holds his pose for the cameramen after that. Lines himself up to the tossed up delivery outside and thumps it over wide mid on for a maximum. 107/9

35.5 M Ali to Morkel, Morkel turns this one to deep mid-wicket for a run. 101/9

35.4 M Ali to Philander, Philander eases this one through mid on for a run. 100/9

35.3 M Ali to Philander, Four Byes! Vicious turn again. Gets this one to turn in sharply from outside off and goes past Philander's attempted flick. Bairstow has no chance to collect it. Cook and Stokes sprint after it, a bit of contest going on between them but the ball wins the race. The crowd enjoyed that one. 99/9

35.2 M Ali to Philander, This one turns in sharply from one of the rough patches. Philander covers his stumps and lets it be. 95/9

35.1 M Ali to Morkel, Morkel works this one to mid-wicket for a run. 95/9

34.6 L Dawson to Philander, A bit short outside off, cut to point. 94/9

34.5 L Dawson to Philander, Presses forward and blocks it. 94/9

34.4 L Dawson to Philander, Tossed up on off, Philander prods forward to defend but gets beaten by the sharp away turn. 94/9

34.3 L Dawson to Philander, Floated on off, Philander defends it off the front foot. 94/9

34.2 L Dawson to Philander, Presses forward to this one and defends it. 94/9

34.1 L Dawson to Philander, Quicker one on off, Philander looks to punch it but is late on it. Manages to keep it out. 94/9

33.6 M Ali to Morkel, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 94/9

Morne Morkel comes out to bat.

33.5 M Ali to Rabada, OUT! Ali continues to shine! He has a gem of a game. He scored runs for his side and is leading his side to a victory with authority. Tossed up around off and it's a bit short in length. That enocurages Rabada to go for the cut but there is some extra bounce. He gets a thin edge and Bairstow behind the stumps takes a fine catch. It has been an outstanding display of spin bowling from Ali. 94/9

33.4 M Ali to Rabada, Tossed up delivery, defended off the front foot. 94/8

33.3 Ali to Rabada, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Floated on off, Rabada thumps it towards Ali who leaps to take it but it flies over him in a jiffy and races away to the ropes. 94/8

33.2 M Ali to Rabada, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 90/8

33.1 M Ali to Rabada, Floated outside off, driven crisply to extra cover. 90/8

32.6 L Dawson to Philander, Floated on middle, turns away sharply to beat Philander's forward defense. 90/8

32.5 L Dawson to Philander, Slower through the air around off, Philander cuts it to sweeper cover. Two runs taken. 90/8

32.4 L Dawson to Philander, Drifting into the pads, Vernon nudges it past short leg and into the gap. Picks up two runs for doing so. 88/8

32.3 L Dawson to Philander, FOUR! Low full toss on off, Philander kneels and slogs it over mid-wicket. Has connected it well and gets the desired result! 86/8

32.2 L Dawson to Philander, Philander stays back and turns this one with the spin to mid-wicket. 82/8

32.1 L Dawson to Philander, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 82/8

31.6 M Ali to K Rabada, This one drifts in on off, Rabada looks to defend it tentatively but gets an outside edge that falls of Stokes at first slip. 82/8

31.5 M Ali to Rabada, Fullish delivery around off, Rabada prods forward in defense. 82/8

Kagiso Rabada comes out to bat.

31.4 M Ali to Maharaj, OUT! Moeen Ali gets his third 5-fer in Test cricket! He has varied his pace to perfection and has reaped the rewards. Stellar performance from him. A bit short outside off, stays a bit low and turns in substantially. Maharaj is cramped for room a touch but goes through with his cut shot. Ends up getting a thick inside edge and it shatters back into the stumps. Only a matter of time before England wrap up this game. 82/8

31.3 M Ali to Maharaj, FOUR! Well played! Loopy delivery outside off. Maharaj puts in a big stride forward and hits it over mid on this time. Has connected it well and gets another boundary. 82/7

31.2 M Ali to Maharaj, Maharaj uses his feet again and drags it with the spin to short mid-wicket. 78/7

31.1 M Ali to Maharaj, FOUR! Intent from Maharaj! He has not lost hopes yet. Takes a couple of steps down the track to the floated delivery outside off and lifts it over mid off for a one-bounce boundary. 78/7

30.6 L Dawson to Philander, Floated on middle, Philander pushes it down the track. 74/7

30.5 L Dawson to Philander, Tossed up on middle and leg, worked to mid-wicket. 74/7

30.4 L Dawson to Philander, Full in line of the stumps, blocked solidly. 74/7

30.3 L Dawson to Philander, Floated around off, Philander looks to defend but gets it off the inner half. 74/7

30.2 L Dawson to V Philander, Coming in with the arm, Vernon stays back to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 74/7

30.1 L Dawson to Philander, This one drifts in at first and then spins away to beat Philander on the outside edge. 74/7

29.6 M Ali to Maharaj, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 74/7

29.5 M Ali to K Maharaj, Tossed up around off, bounces a bit more. Maharaj manages to pull it uppishly towards deep backward square leg. Jennings hares after it and puts in a brilliant slide near the fence to keep the ball in play. It is referred upstairs to check for the boundary but he is fine. Saves a couple for his side. 74/7

29.4 M Ali to K Maharaj, Full outside off, driven crisply to mid off. 72/7

29.3 M Ali to Maharaj, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 72/7

29.2 M Ali to Maharaj, Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, Maharaj manages to defend it off his back foot. If he missed that, he would have been plumb in front. 72/7

Keshav Maharaj strides out to the middle.

29.1 M Ali to Bruyn, OUT! The wily Moeen Ali bags another 4-fer to his name! Bowls this one a bit quicker around off, de Bruyn hangs deep in the crease and expects it to turn. However, the ball skids on and takes the outside edge of Theunis' bat. It goes straight towards Ben Stokes at first slip who is alert and makes no mistake. The Englishmen are ecstatic. They are only three wickets away from a terrific win. 72/7

28.6 L Dawson to Philander, Floated on middle, Philander presses forward to counter it. 72/6

28.5 L Dawson to Philander, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 72/6

28.4 L Dawson to Philander, Camps back and defends it. Takes his bottom hand off again. 72/6

28.3 L Dawson to Philander, Floated delivery in line of the stumps, Philander keeps it out. He took his bottom hand off while countering it. He has hit in the right hand earlier and needs to be careful. 72/6

Gully in place now.

28.2 L Dawson to Bruyn, Camps back and works it past short leg for a run. Gets off the mark with that. 72/6

28.1 L Dawson to Bruyn, Floated in line of the stumps, de Bruyn defends it solidly. 71/6

27.6 M Ali to Philander, FOUR! Philander gets off the mark with a boundary! Camps back to the shorter length delivery and punches it through covers to find the fence. 71/6

27.5 M Ali to Philander, Loopy delivery outside off, Philander presses forward to defend but it beats him on the inside edge and pings him on the thigh pad. 67/6

27.4 M Ali to Philander, Floated around off, spins in. Philander prods forward to defend but gets hit on the pads. 67/6

Vernon Philander comes out to bat.

27.3 M Ali to T Bavuma, OUT! Timber! England are inching closer to victory. Ali gets his third. Flatter delivery around off and it's on a shorter length again. Spins in a bit as Bavuma is drawn into the pull shot. However, he misses it completely and the ball goes onto rattle the off stump. Perhaps he got undone by a bit of pace on it. The visitors need something extraordinary to fightback from here. 67/6

27.2 M Ali to T Bavuma, Floated outside off, Bavuma strokes it to the left of Ali who does well to stop it. 67/5

27.1 M Ali to Bavuma, This one keeps low. Bavuma pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple. 67/5

26.6 L Dawson to Bavuma, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 65/5

26.5 L Dawson to Bavuma, Drifts in around the pads, worked past short leg. 64/5

26.4 L Dawson to Bavuma, Floated on middle, defended solidly off the front foot. 64/5

26.3 L Dawson to Bavuma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 64/5

26.2 L Dawson to Bavuma, Turns this with the angle to mid-wicket. 64/5

26.1 L Dawson to Bavuma, This one zips through the pitch after landing. Bavuma looks to pull but gets beaten all ends up. 64/5

25.6 M Ali to Bruyn, De Bruyn shuffles across and pads it away. End of a successful over for Ali. 64/5

Theunis de Bruyn is the next man in.

25.5 M Ali to Kock, OUT! De Kock's struggle comes to an end! Flatter and a bit short in length on off, Quinton looks to whip it across but only manages to get an inside edge onto his right leg. The ball then goes back between his legs and hits the off stump. A bit unlucky but he has to depart. Moeen Ali continues to chip away at the wickets. South Africa are in dire straits now and are staring down the barrel. 64/5

25.4 M Ali to Kock, Floated in line of the stumps, turning away. De Kock defends it to the off side. 64/4

25.3 M Ali to Bavuma, Full delivery outside off, Bavuma controls the sweep nicely to deep backward square leg. He has used that shot to good effect. 64/4

25.2 M Ali to Bavuma, This one keeps low and spins into Bavuma from outside off. He manages to block it nicely. 63/4

25.1 M Ali to Bavuma, Tossed up well outside off, Bavuma shuffles across and pads it away. 63/4

24.6 L Dawson to Kock, He is living dangerously! Floated delivery, de Kock is early into the reverse sweep but gets it off the toe end to sweeper cover. Two runs taken. 63/4

24.5 L Dawson to Kock, Turns this one with the turn to short leg. 61/4

24.4 L Dawson to Kock, De Kock is struggling in the middle! Goes for the fancy reverse sweep to the delivery outside off but wears it on the pads. 61/4

24.3 L Dawson to Kock, Loopy delivery outside off, Quinton shuffles and blocks it. 61/4

24.2 L Dawson to Kock, Floated delivery, spins in from the rough patch. Quinton plays it off the inner half around the corner. 61/4

24.1 L Dawson to de Kock, Flatter one outside off, spins in. De Kock pushes at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 61/4

23.6 M Ali to Bavuma, Full outside off, swept to deep square leg for a couple. 61/4

23.5 M Ali to Bavuma, Presses forward to keep this one out but gets hit on the body. 59/4

23.4 M Ali to Bavuma, FOUR! Nicely done! Fullish around off, Bavuma kneels and sweeps it all along the carpet through square leg. Beats the man in the deep to pick up a boundary. 59/4

23.3 M Ali to Kock, Pushed through the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 55/4

23.2 M Ali to Kock, Tossed up around off, turns away sharply from the rough patch. De Kock plays at it and gets beaten. 54/4

23.1 M Ali to Kock, Floated delivery, de Kock lunges forward in defense. 54/4

22.6 L Dawson to Bavuma, Quicker delivery, defended off the back foot. 54/4

22.5 L Dawson to Bavuma, Beauty! Floated on off, turns away sharply and beats Bavuma on the drive. 54/4

22.4 L Dawson to Bavuma, Stays back and punches this one to mid on. 54/4

22.3 L Dawson to Bavuma, Slips this one down the leg side, Bairstow fails to collect it as the ball deflects off his pads to short fine leg. 54/4

22.2 L Dawson to Bavuma, Tossed up on middle and leg, Bavuma stays back to defend but the ball stays low. He gets an inside edge onto his pads which saves him. 54/4

22.1 L Dawson to Bavuma, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 54/4

21.6 M Ali to Bavuma, Loopy outside off, punched through point. The fielder sprints after it and does well to stop a run for his side. 54/4

21.5 M Ali to Kock, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 51/4

21.4 M Ali to Kock, Presses forward to this one and blocks it. 50/4

21.3 M Ali to Kock, FOUR! Deft! A bit short, allows de Kock time to go back and cut it through point. The ball races away towards the fence and the fielder gives it a chase. He puts in a desperate dive but fails to stop it. 50/4

21.2 M Ali to Kock, Fullish on off, pushed to covers. 46/4

21.1 M Ali to de Kock, FOUR! Well played! Short outside off, de Kock rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary. 46/4

20.6 L Dawson to Bavuma, Drifting into Bavuma. He looks to block it but is hit on the pads. 42/4

20.5 L Dawson to Bavuma, Goes back to this one and defends it off the outer half. 42/4

20.4 L Dawson to Bavuma, Landed on middle and leg, Bavuma defends it to short leg. 42/4

20.3 L Dawson to Bavuma, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 42/4

20.2 L Dawson to T Bavuma, That's a beauty! Tosses this one around leg stump, Bavuma camps back to defend but is squared up. It takes the outer half of his bat and rolls towards gully. 42/4

20.1 L Dawson to Bavuma, FOUR! Shot! A bit short outside off, Bavuma rocks back and punches it through cover-point to find the fence. 42/4

19.6 M Ali to Kock, That could have been close too! De Kock turns this one to the short leg fielder and goes out of the crease. The fielder doesn't gather it quickly and it gives the southpaw enough time to get back. 38/4

19.5 M Ali to Kock, Close shave! De Kock is unsure about this one and hangs back to defend in the end. He bottom edges it on the bounce to the keeper. 38/4

19.4 M Ali to Bavuma, Kneels and sweeps it nicely through square leg for a run. 38/4

19.3 M Ali to Bavuma, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 37/4

19.2 M Ali to Bavuma, This one takes off from one of the rough patches outside off, Bavuma looks to leave it but is hit near the elbow. 37/4

19.1 M Ali to Bavuma, An appeal for an LBW is denied! Floated outside off, turning in. Bavuma prods forward to defend but is struck on the pads. The players go up but the umpire is not interested. Impact was outside off. 37/4

18.6 L Dawson to Kock, Comes down the track to the tossed up delivery and eases it to mid on. 37/4

18.5 L Dawson to Kock, This one turns in appreciably from outside off, de Kock looks to play it through the off side but adjusts in the end to defend it. 37/4

18.4 L Dawson to Kock, Takes a couple of steps down the track and works it to short mid-wicket. 37/4

18.3 L Dawson to Kock, Floated outside off, de Kock pushes at it but gets it off the inner half to mid-wicket. 37/4

18.2 L Dawson to Kock, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 37/4

18.1 L Dawson to Bavuma, Floated delivery on middle and leg, Bavuma kneels and paddles it nicely towards fine leg. Three runs taken. 37/4

17.6 M Ali to Bavuma, Three Byes! Vicious turn and bounce! Tossed up outside off, Bavuma goes for a sweep but misses. The ball spins down sharply and goes past the keeper towards fine leg. Cook chases it and stops it near the fence. Three byes taken! 34/4

17.5 M Ali to Bavuma, Flatter on off, Temba camps back and blocks it. 31/4

17.4 M Ali to Kock, He uses his feet again and works it beside the pitch on the leg side. Single taken. 31/4

17.3 M Ali to Kock, Floated outside off, de Kock uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and blocks it. 30/4

17.2 M Ali to Kock, Turning into Quinton. He blocks it solidly. 30/4

17.1 M Ali to Kock, That wasn't far from the off pole. Quicker one around off, de Kock looks to force it through but the ball whizzes past his outside edge and into the gloves of Bairstow. 30/4

16.6 L Dawson to Bavuma, Fullish on middle and leg, Bavuma puts his head down and defends it calmly. Another tidy over from England. 30/4

16.5 L Dawson to Bavuma, Loopy ball on middle, Bavuma lunges forward in defense. 30/4

16.4 L Dawson to Bavuma, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 30/4

16.3 L Dawson to Bavuma, Full on middle, defended solidly off the front foot. 30/4

16.2 L Dawson to Bavuma, In the air... but safe! Coming in with the arm. Bavuma gets a leading edge. The ball lobs towards the fielder at short mid-wicket but falls short of him. 30/4

16.1 L Dawson to Bavuma, Fullish delivery in line of the stumps, pushed back to the bowler. 30/4

15.6 M Ali to de Kock, De Kock uses his feet and wrists it to mid on. 30/4

15.5 M Ali to Kock, Fullish on the stumps, pushed back down the track. 30/4

15.4 M Ali to Kock, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 30/4

15.3 M Ali to Kock, Floated on off, Quinton lunges forward in defense. 30/4

15.2 M Ali to Kock, Quicker through the air, de Kock turns it to the deep mid-wicket for a couple. 30/4

15.1 M Ali to Kock, Tossed up outside off, left alone. 28/4

Temba Bavuma comes out to bat.

14.6 L Dawson to Amla, OUT! The backbone of South Africa has been broken. Dawson tosses this one on middle and leg and gets it to turn away slightly. Amla hangs deep in the crease to keep it out but gets foxed to get pinged on the back pad. A confident appeal in unison from the home side and up goes the umpire's finger. Hashim walks across to his partner and decides to take the review. The replays shows three reds and he is a dead duck. The veteran walks back to the pavilion and with that, the hopes of the visitors are also fading away. 28/4

Amla has been given out LBW and he has reviewed it. Looks out to the naked eye.

14.5 L Dawson to Amla, Floated on off, pushed off the back foot to Dawson. 28/3

14.4 L Dawson to Kock, Good effort, Wood! Short delivery outside off, de Kock cuts it behind point and the ball races towards the fence. Wood races to his right in the deep and slides to keep the ball in play. 28/3

14.3 L Dawson to Kock, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 25/3

14.2 L Dawson to Kock, D Kock shuffles across a touch and turns it to the leg side. 25/3

14.1 L Dawson to Kock, Fullish around off, defended off the inner half past short leg. 25/3

Liam Dawson comes into the attack.

13.6 M Ali to Amla, Beaten again! Slow through the air well outside off, Amla goes for a booming drive but is beaten by the inward spin. Bairstow fails to collect it cleanly. 25/3

13.5 M Ali to Amla, Loopy delivery outside off, doesn't turn at all. Hashim goes for the big sweep but get beaten. 25/3

13.4 M Ali to Amla, Stays back to this one and keeps it out. 25/3

13.3 M Ali to Amla, Floated on off, Amla defends it with his bat and pad close together. 25/3

13.2 M Ali to Amla, A bit short outside off, Amla goes back to cut it square of the wicket on the off side but misses. That should have been put away. 25/3

13.1 M Ali to Amla, Fullish delivery on off, eased to mid on. 25/3

We are back for the final session. Quinton de Kock has been promoted up the order. He joins Hashim Amla at the crease. Moeen Ali to continue his spell. A slip, leg slip and short leg in place.

...Day 4, Session 3...

Hashim Amla is battling it out in the middle but needs a lot of support from the others. Can the courageous Bavuma prove to be the perfect foil for him? He has to or else the visitors will be staring down the barrel. There is variable bounce on this track and it will be difficult work for the batsmen. Can the hosts keep on dominating the proceedings or will the Proteas make an inspirational comeback? Join us shortly.

A flawless session for England and they are right on top in this contest. Anderson and Broad were right on the money to begin with and kept it tight. It was a rather soft dismissal for the debutant Kuhn and after that, the home side kept on applying more pressure. Then came in Moeen Ali and made an impact straightaway. He took a terrific catch of his own bowling and then grabbed another sharp one before the tea break.

12.6 M Wood to Duminy, OUT! That was crunched but straight to the man at mid-wicket. JP can't believe his luck. Wood Bangs it in short on off, Duminy pulls it hard towards Moeen Ali who takes a good catch. A needless shot from Duminy as this was the last ball before lunch. Wood gets his first and Ali takes his second catch. South Africa lose their third. 300 looks a long way from here now. THAT'S TEA ON DAY 4. 25/3

12.5 M Wood to Duminy, Back of a length on off, JP punches it through covers for a couple. 25/2

12.4 M Wood to Duminy, Bowls it on middle, Duminy plays it towards mid-wicket. 23/2

12.3 M Wood to Duminy, A tad shorter outside off, JP tries to cut but gets an under edge to covers. 23/2

12.2 M Wood to Duminy, Length ball on off, Duminy tries to defend it off the back foot but gets a leading edge towards point. 23/2

12.1 M Wood to Amla, Angles it down the leg side, Amla flicks it down to fine leg for a run. 23/2

Mark Wood comes into the attack. Can he sneak in another wicket before the tea break?

11.6 M Ali to Duminy, Quicker outside off, Duminy chops it onto the ground and the ball rolls towards point. 22/2

11.5 M Ali to Duminy, Floats it up on off, Duminy defends it onto the ground. 22/2

11.4 M Ali to Duminy, Tosses it up on off, Duminy defends it solidly. 22/2

11.3 M Ali to JP Duminy, Flatter on off, Duminy goes back to defend. The ball skids on and takes the inside edge onto the pads. 22/2

11.2 M Ali to Duminy, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 22/2

11.1 M Ali to Duminy, A tad fuller outside off, Duminy drives it to covers. 22/2

10.6 J Anderson to Amla, Back of a length outside off, Amla punches it onto the ground and the ball bounces over the short point fielder. It goes in the deep. A couple taken. 22/2

10.5 J Anderson to Amla, Good length outside off, Amla shoulders his arms to it. 20/2

10.4 J Anderson to Amla, FOUR! EASY PICKINGS! Full and on the pads, Amla flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races to the fence. Second boundary in the over. 20/2

10.3 J Anderson to Amla, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 16/2

10.2 J Anderson to Amla, Length outside off, Amla lets it through to the keeper. 16/2

10.1 J Anderson to Amla, FOUR! Full ball on off, Amla leans into it and drives it in the air through covers for a boundary. The ball was not far away from the diving Ben Stokes at short cover. 16/2

9.6 M Ali to Duminy, Tosses it up on off, turning away. Duminy defends it off the front foot. A wicket maiden for Ali. 12/2

9.5 M Ali to Duminy, Flatter on middle, Duminy defends it solidly. 12/2

9.4 M Ali to JP Duminy, A tad shorter on off, Duminy gets it off the outer half to point. 12/2

9.3 M Ali to Duminy, Tosses it up on off, Duminy defends it off the front foot. 12/2

9.2 M Ali to Duminy, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 12/2

JP Duminy strides out to bat.

9.1 Ali to Elgar, OUT! Moeen Ali is into the action. He has taken his first and it is a superb catch. Tosses it up on middle, Elgar stays leg side of the ball, comes down the track and drives it firmly but uppishly back at the bowler. Moeen moves to his left and takes it reverse cup close to his chest. The skipper has to depart. He might consider himself a but unlucky but South Africa are in a lot of trouble. Both the openers are back. 12/2

8.6 J Anderson to Amla, Back of a length on off, Amla defends it off the back foot. 12/1

8.5 J Anderson to Amla, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 12/1

8.4 J Anderson to Amla, Length ball on off, Amla defends it off the back foot. 12/1

8.3 J Anderson to Amla, ALMOST A DRAG ON! Bowls it on a length outside off, Amla tries to defend it off the back foot but gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls on the off side. 12/1

8.2 J Anderson to Amla, Good length on off, Amla defends it off the front foot. 12/1

Blows to the forehand are never to be taken lightly and the physio comes out to attend to Amla. Hope it is nothing serious. He is really vital to South Africa's cause.

8.1 J Anderson to Amla, Snorter to get first up! Lands it on a length on middle, the ball bounces a bit too much and takes Amla by surprise. He hops and tries to defend it off the back foot but gets hit on his left forehand. He did really well to keep that down. He is in a little pain here. 12/1

7.6 M Ali to Elgar, Ali starts off with a maiden! Full ball on off, Dean drives it back to the bowler. 12/1

7.5 M Ali to Elgar, BEATEN! Lovely stuff from Moeen. Loopy ball on off, spins away after pitching. Elgar pokes at it but gets beaten. 12/1

7.4 M Ali to Elgar, Floats it on off, Elgar defends it onto the ground. 12/1

7.3 M Ali to Elgar, Flatter on middle, Dean defends it solidly. 12/1

7.2 M Ali to Elgar, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 12/1

7.1 M Ali to Elgar, Tosses it on off, Elgar defends it off the front foot. 12/1

Moeen Ali comes into the attack.

Hashim Amla comes out to bat at No. 3.

6.6 J Anderson to Kuhn, OUT! A soft dismissal but an excellent catch from Jonny. Anderson sprays it on the pads, Kuhn tries to flick it fine but gets it too close to the keeper. Bairstow dives to his left and takes it one-handed inches above the ground. South Africa lose their first. Bad outing for Kuhn in his first Test. 12/1

6.5 J Anderson to Kuhn, Bowls it on a length on off, Kuhn defends it solidly. 12/0

6.4 J Anderson to Kuhn, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 12/0

6.3 J Anderson to Kuhn, Good length outside off, Heino lets it through to the keeper. 12/0

6.2 J Anderson to Kuhn, Lands it on a length outside off, the batsman does not bother playing a shot at it. 12/0

6.1 J Anderson to H Kuhn, A tad shorter outside off, Kuhn punches it to point. 12/0

5.6 S Broad to Elgar, Back of a length on off, Elgar defends it off the back foot. 12/0

5.5 S Broad to Kuhn, Sprays on the pads, Heino flicks it towards fine leg for a run. 12/0

5.4 S Broad to Kuhn, Fullish length on off, Kuhn drives it to covers. 11/0

5.3 S Broad to Kuhn, Full on off, Kuhn defends it off the front foot. 11/0

5.2 S Broad to Kuhn, Angles it into the pads of Kuhn who plays it with soft hands on the leg side. 11/0

5.1 S Broad to Kuhn, Very full outside off, Kuhn lets it through to the keeper. 11/0

4.6 J Anderson to Elgar, Back of a length on off, Dean punches it to point. 11/0

4.5 J Anderson to D Elgar, Tad fuller on off, Elgar drives it mid off. 11/0

4.4 J Anderson to Elgar, Bowls it on a length outside off, straightens after pitching. Dean first goes to play at it and then bails out. 11/0

4.3 J Anderson to Kuhn, A big inswinger by Anderson but on the pads, Kuhn tries to flick but misses and the ball goes off the pads down to fine leg for a leg bye. 11/0

4.2 J Anderson to Elgar, Good length outside off, Elgar guides it towards point for a run. 10/0

4.1 J Anderson to Kuhn, Lands it on a length on middle, Kuhn plays it with soft hands towards mid-wicket and sets off for a run. Ballance comes rushing in, picks the ball up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. A run taken safely in the end. 9/0

3.6 S Broad to Elgar, Good length on off, Dean defends it onto the ground. 8/0

3.5 S Broad to Elgar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 8/0

3.4 S Broad to Elgar, Length outside off, Elgar lets it through to the keeper. 8/0

3.3 S Broad to Elgar, NOT OUT! A successful review by South Africa. Elgar survives a scare. Back of a length angling into the batsman. Dean tries to defend it but misses and is struck high on the pads. They go up in an appeal which doesn't seem so confident but the umpire gives it out. Elgar after a chat with his partner decides to review. It is taken upstairs. Replays show the front foot of the bowler is fine. The ball pitches in line, strikes him in line but is missing the stumps. The decision gets overturned. Looked high to the naked eye. 8/0

Dean Elgar opts to take a review against an LBW decision. The height seems to be an issue.

3.2 S Broad to Elgar, Back of a length on off, Elgar defends it towards cover. He sets off for a run but then calls no. 8/0

3.1 S Broad to Elgar, Length ball on off, Elgar defends it off the back foot. 8/0

2.6 J Anderson to Kuhn, Good length on middle, nips away after pitching. The batsman tries to play straight but gets a leading edge to point. 8/0

2.5 J Anderson to Kuhn, Defended off the front foot by Kuhn presenting the full face of the bat. The replays show that Anderson has been constantly landing near the danger area in his followthrough but the umpire hasn't spotted it. 8/0

2.4 J Anderson to Kuhn, A tad fuller, swinging away from the off stump. Heino points his bat skywards. 8/0

2.3 J Anderson to Kuhn, Good length on off, Kuhn defends it tentatively. 8/0

2.2 J Anderson to Elgar, Sprays on the pads, Dean flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. 8/0

2.1 J Anderson to Elgar, Length on middle, Elgar tucks it towards the leg side. 7/0

1.6 S Broad to Kuhn, Length ball outside off, the batsman lets it through to the keeper. 7/0

1.5 S Broad to Kuhn, Lands it on a length on off, Kuhn defends it off the back foot. 7/0

1.4 S Broad to Kuhn, Good length on off, Kuhn defends it towards covers. 7/0

1.3 S Broad to Kuhn, EDGY FOUR! Fullish length on off, Kuhn tries to drive but gets it off the outside edge through backward point for a boundary. 7/0

1.2 S Broad to Kuhn, Length ball outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms to it. 3/0

1.1 S Broad to Kuhn, A tad fuller on off, Kuhn defends it off the front foot. 3/0

Stuart Broad will bowl from the other end.

0.6 J Anderson to Elgar, Length delivery around off, curling in. Elgar camps back and pushes it with an angled blade to point. Brilliant start from Anderson. He has been right on the money. 3/0

0.5 J Anderson to Kuhn, Nice way to get going! Fractionally overpitched outside off, Kuhn strokes it nicely through covers. Stokes sprints after it and puts in a good slide near the fence to keep the ball in play. Saves a run for his side. 3/0

0.4 J Anderson to Kuhn, That's a beauty! Anderson bowls this one in the corridor of uncertainty and gets it to shape away substantially. Kuhn pokes at it but is beaten all ends up. 0/0

0.3 J Anderson to Kuhn, Fuller in length outside off, swinging away. Kuhn points his bat skywards and allows it through. 0/0

0.2 J Anderson to Kuhn, Fullish delivery on off, shaping away a touch. Heino plays it with an open face to point. 0/0

The umpire was not happy with the new ball that was chosen. He decided to get it replaced with a different one before the start of the innings.

0.1 J Anderson to Kuhn, Starts off with a fuller length delivery on middle and leg, Kuhn stays back and keeps it out. 0/0

First Published: July 8, 2017, 2:58 PM IST

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