ENG vs SA, Manchester Test: England, who lost the first match of the three-match Test series against South Africa, tightened their grip in the second match. After the English bowlers in the Test match being played at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, England’s batsmen also showed their strength. England have got a huge lead on the basis of first innings, thanks to excellent centuries from captain Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper Ben Fox.
On the second day of the match, England started playing ahead with a score of 111/3. In the first session, England soon lost the wickets of Jonny Bairstow (49) and Jack Crowley (38). England had lost 5 wickets for 147 runs. From here, Ben Stokes (103), Ben Fox (113) helped England to reach 400 crosses, scoring a wonderful century. England declared their innings at 415/9. For South Africa, Enrique Norcia got 3 and Rabada and Maharaj got 2-2 wickets. By the end of the second day’s play, South Africa scored 23 runs without losing any wicket.
Proteas team was all out for 151 runs on the first day
On the first day, the Proteas batsmen surrendered in front of the strong bowling of England fast bowler James Anderson and Stuart Broad. The pair of Anderson and Broad took 3-3 wickets and the entire African team was all out for just 151 runs. After this, England had scored 111 runs for the loss of 3 wickets till the end of the first day’s play.
South African team trail by 241 runs
After the game so far, South Africa is trailing by 241 runs. It is believed that the result of the match can come only on the third day. The bowlers are getting little help from the pitch. In such a situation, the Proteas team is in danger of losing the innings.
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