Sunday, December 10, 2023

England’s revenge for losing the Proteas by an innings

In the second Test match of the three-match series held in Manchester, the host England took revenge by defeating the visiting South Africa by an innings and 83 runs. Before this, the English lost the first match in the innings. England announced an innings of 415 runs when the Proteas were all out for just 151 runs in the first innings. The visitors stopped at just 179 runs in the second innings.

After taking a 264-run lead, hosts England declared their innings late on the second day, leaving South Africa 23 for no wickets.

The previous day’s two unbeaten Proteas batsmen Dane Elgar and Sarel Arwee came to bat in the third day’s play. However, they could not start the day well with the bat. Team leader Elgar returned to Sajghar after adding 10 runs to the team score. His personal tally is 11 runs. Arwi scored 25 runs. Aiden Markham scored 6 runs in the second wicket.

South Africa lost three wickets quickly and was under a lot of pressure. Then Keegan Pietersen and Roshi Van Dun Dusen took the lead of the team with the fourth wicket pair. At this time, the two made a pair of 87 runs. Pietersen was out for 42 runs and Dusen was out for 41 runs.

After that, no one could take advantage with the bat. Simon Harmer was out for 16 runs. And wicketkeeper batsman Kyle Verenne remained unbeaten on 17 runs. Besides, Keshav Maharaj was out for 2 runs, Kagiso Rabada was out for 2 runs, Enrique Norkia was out for zero runs and Lungi Ngidi was out for zero runs.

Ole Robinson took the maximum four wickets for England. James Anderson got three wickets. Besides, Ben Stokes got two wickets and Stuart Broad got one wicket each. Meanwhile, English captain Ben Stokes was selected as the man of the match with 103 runs with the bat and a total of four wickets with the ball.

(28 August/MM)


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