England vs South Africa, Day 3 of 2nd Test

James Anderson stars as South Africa all out on 223:

James Anderson, who had played his last Test in Australia before this series, announced his return with his five-wicket haul in England vs South Africa, 2nd Test.

England had scored 269 runs in their first innings, with Ollie Pope remaining the top-scorer from their side with his unbeaten 61 runs from 144 deliveries. Kagiso Rabada claimed 3 wickets, while Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, and Anrich Nortje secured 2 wickets each.

In their first innings of the match, South Africa finished on 223 runs. They had scored 215 runs for 8 wickets at the end of Day 2 and their remaining wickets fell in the first session on Day 3. Only 2 batsmen managed to make cross 20 runs, Opener Dean Elgar was one of them. Dean Elgar scored 88 runs from 180 deliveries. Rassie van der Dussen also played a steady innings of 68 runs from 187 balls.

James Anderson claimed 5 wickets for 40 runs in his 19 overs. It was his 28th five-wicket haul in Test Cricket. Stuart Broad and Sam Curran secured 2 wickets each, while Dominic Bess took 1 for England.

England vs South Africa, Day 3 of 2nd Test 2

England vs South Africa, Dom Sibley leads the charge:

The visitors lost Zak Crawley after he scored 25 runs from 35 deliveries. Joe Denly contributed 31 runs from 111 balls before losing his wicket to Anrich Nortje.

Captain Joe Root shared 116 runs partnership with opener Dom Sibley to further strengthen England’s position in the match. Joe Root struck 61 runs from 98 balls. Dom Sibley remained unbeaten till the end of the day after he had scored 85 runs from 222 balls.

England is now standing firm at 218/4 at the end of Day 3. Anrich Nortje has secured 2 wickets so far, while Kagiso Rabada and Dwaine Pretorius have got 1 wicket each.

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