South Africa vs England, 1st Test

South Africa defeats England by 107 runs:

South Africa vs England, the visiting side were unable to continue their sound start into their second innings towards the end of Day 3 to Day 4. South African bowlers did an outstanding job as they dismissed England for 268 runs, winning the match a margin of 107 runs.

Rory Burns was the star of Day 3 when he led the charge for England with his unbeaten 77 as they finished on 121/1, but he was dismissed early in the morning by Anrich Nortje after scoring 84 runs from 154 balls.

Joe Denly contributed 31 runs from 79 deliveries, and all-rounder Ben Stokes added 14 runs before getting bowled by Keshav Maharaj. England had lost 4 wickets for 204 runs in their chase for a target of 376. The visitors started crumbling after crossing 200.

The result of the match was in sight when England lost Joe Root in the form of their sixth wicket for 232 runs. Skipper Joe Root scored 48 runs from 101 balls before getting caught behind on Anrich Nortje’s delivery. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler added 22 runs from 33 deliveries as England lost all their wickets for 268 runs.

South Africa vs England, 1st Test 2

South Africa vs England, Rabada’s 4-wicket haul secure the game for the hosts:

Kagiso Rabada was the man who cleared up England’s lower order to seal the victory for South Africa. Kagiso Rabada claimed 4 wickets and conceded 103 runs in his 24 overs. Anrich Ntorje secured 3 wickets for 56 runs in his 17 overs. Debutant Dwaine Pretorius took 1, while Keshav Maharaj got 2 wickets for their team.

Quinton de Kock was named the “Player of the Match” for his heroic knock of 95 runs in the first innings and a 37-ball 34 runs in the second innings for South Africa.

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