Close of Play

  • Thu, 6 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 357/5 (JE Root 184*, MM Ali 61*, 87 ov)
  • Fri, 7 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 214/5 (T Bavuma 48*, K Rabada 9*, 68 ov)
  • Sat, 8 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 119/1 (AN Cook 59*, GS Ballance 22*, 51 ov)
  • Sun, 9 Jul - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 119 (36.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Moeen's match


Last time an England player scored 50+ and took 10+ wickets in a Test, before Moeen Ali in this match - Ian Botham v India at Wankhede.

Top-order thrashed


Last time SA's top-4 accounted for less than 25 runs in a Test innings in England, at Headingley. Their top-4 have put only 24 runs in the 2nd inns of this Test.

First session troubles


Eng's score in the first sessions of this Test - 82/4 on Day 1, 101/5 on Day 2 and 63/7 on Day 4. In the other sessions of the day they have struck 394 runs for just 2 wkts.

Cook v Morkel


No. of times Cook has been dismissed by Morkel in Tests, the joint-most by any bowler with Johnson. None of the other SA bowlers have got Cook more than 4 times.

Time to score?


Runs scored by Gary Balance in his last 9 innings . He has a top score of 28 in this period.

Moeen's quick double


No. of Tests taken by Moeen Ali to complete 2000+ runs and 100+ wickets - the 5th fastest among 28 players to do so. For Eng, Tony Greig (37 Tests) is quickest.

Elgar in good touch


No. of 50+ scores for Dean Elgar in 10 Test innings this year. No other SA player has hit more than 3 such scores.

Amla at Lord's


No. of 100s for Amla in 2 Tests at Lord's, - 104* in 2008 & 121 in 2012. However, both came in 2nd inns of the Tests. At other Eng venues: 1 century in 5 Tests.

Broad scores


No. of consecutive Test innings without a fifty for Stuart Broad, before getting one in this game. His last such score was in Ashes 2013 at Trent Bridge.

Big start


No. of batsmen to make a bigger score on captaincy debut, than Root's 190 - Graham Dowling (239), Chanderpaul (203*) and Clem Hill (191).

Ton on captaincy debut


England batsmen who have scored a Test century on captaincy debut, including each of the last four: Root, Cook, Pietersen and Strauss.