Home » Sport

England vs South Africa, fourth Test

06 August, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Glenda Knight
  • ANDREW COULDRIDGE  REUTERS 
 
   Ben Stokes during his man of the match performance in England's third test win over South Africa

He played only a limited part in South Africa's defeat and his absence told with the bowlers misfiring. On Bairstow's watch, England had added 102 runs to their overnight 260 for 4 to turn a dicey position into a dominant one.

When Stokes fell in the second to last over, to an explosive yorker from Kagiso Rabada - it gave South Africa the edge on the day despite losing their key strike bowler Vernon Philander to injury before the start.

Temba Bavuma was bowled shouldering arms - several of the Protea batsmen have been curiously reluctant to use their willow in this series - and skipper Faf du Plessis dragged onto his stumps. Morne Morkel had another frustrating day, beating the bat on numerous occasions, seeing edges fly through vacant third slip and also suffering when de Kock dropped Bairstow. India then bundled out the home team for 291 with Angelo Mathews (83), Upul Tharanga (64) and Dilruwan Perera's making a swashbuckling unbeaten 92 that included 10 fours and four sixes.

Moeen, edging Rabada to second slip on 14, was next as England slipped to 303 for eight.

Anderson's first scalp came with only his third delivery in a moment of incredible drama and the next three arrived in his second spell - including a burst of two in three balls.

Bairstow's stand with Anderson must have been highly frustrating for South Africa, after De Kock put down England's mainstay and prevented Rabada ending the innings with a five-wicket haul.

England's erratic dominance continued straight after the evening drinks break, when Keshav Maharaj, on 1, edged Moeen off the tip of Bairstow's gloves and away through his legs to safety.

Trump says Foxconn CEO may invest $30B
It did not address Trump's statement about the total investment amount or Trump's claims that Gou told it to him in confidence. A state Assembly committee will hold a public hearing today at the Capitol on a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn.

Trump enacts new sanctions punishing Russia for election meddling
Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Trump would sign the bill , nearly one week after it cleared Congress by a wide margin. Last Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the USA to cut its embassy and consular staff in Russia by 755.

Fear of the unknown after Nawaz ouster
Pakistan's Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from office in Panamagate case. Abassi is expected to "easily win" the majority vote when the National Assembly meets this week, according to Time.

Bavuma might have been run out on 23, but Moeen failed in his attempt to take the stumps, while two hard chances were dropped in successive balls.

Whatever the personnel, South Africa will be forthright rather than cagey as they try to snatch a share of the series spoils on a ground Du Plessis once called home as Lancashire's overseas player.

The final overs were a mishmash of intent and reticence from England, who were keen to wrap up the innings, but not so keen that they would be required to face any overs before the close.

It was Bairstow who first lit up the Manchester crowd with some brilliant strokeplay as he made South Africa pay for a missed chance which would have ended England's innings on 312, had wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock held a regulation catch when he was on 53.

It was that kind of day for England.

Lady luck had smiled on Root in Manchester, where South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock inexplicably failed to dive when presented with a routine catch off the bowling of the controlled and unsafe Morne Morkel (1-58).

The review came instantly, but could not save the Yorkshire batsman, whose brilliance did not result in a fourth Test century.

Recommended:



Popular

Spotify Xbox App May Be Incoming, According To Insiders
Do you or would you use Spotify on your console? Sony announced its exlusive deal with Spotify back in 2015 for both PS3 and PS4. It's been an "exclusive", meaning that consoles like Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Switch couldn't get the app .

Real Google Pixel 2 photo apparently leaks out, dual speakers visible
This is kind of an obvious expectation given that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are upgrades to the 2016 models. We are expecting the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones some time before the end of the year.

United States willing to talk to N. Korea: Tillerson
South Korea in particular is taking steps, with support from the USA , to defend itself against the threat. If we know about it, it's going to be sunk because opposition will grow to it", said Thayer.

Jab Harry met Segal : Ordinary or Plagiarized
The film expectedly boasts of good production values and the cinematographer captures the beauty of Europe with utmost sincerity. A tighter editing would have helped the film and also fewer songs wouldn't have taken away anything from this romantic drama.

Most Americans Disagree With Trump Over Trans People Serving In The Military
Only 36 percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance, down 6 points from his 100-day mark, which itself was a low. On top of that, 50% of all respondents said they strongly disapprove of Trump while just 25% said they strongly approve.

Kellyanne Conway Accidentally Confirms Trump-Russia Grand Jury
Since Sessions stepped away from the investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. It is expected that the probe is unlikely to be over in less than several months.

Woman who encouraged boyfriend to kill himself faces 20 years in prison
Despite her own mental health struggles, Moniz said Carter had a responsibility to take action to stop a life-threatening risk. MA does not have an assisted suicide law. "My son was my best friend", Mr Roy's father said in the MA court.

Saudi Arabia Slams 'Aggressive' Demand On Haj As 'Declaration Of War'
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir accused Doha of not being serious about complying with the list of demands. Contrary to allegations that Qataris were not allowed in the country to perform Hajj, Gen.

Andrei Soldatov: The Kremlin's VPN ban has KGB roots
Essentially, as requirement for someone to operate a VPN, they have to have a license from the government there. Last weekend Apple removed all major VPN apps from the App Store in China .

Alleged coup plotters stand trial in Turkey
A total of 461 suspects jailed pending trial were brought to the courthouse, handcuffed and each flanked by two gendarme officers. Hulusi Akar and other commanders were held captive for several hours at the base on the night of the coup .