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Close of Play

  • Fri, 14 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 309/6 (VD Philander 54*, CH Morris 23*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 75/1 (D Elgar 38*, HM Amla 23*, 22 ov)
  • Sun, 16 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 1/0 (AN Cook 0*, KK Jennings 0*, 4 ov)
  • Mon, 17 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 133 (44.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Quick end


Overs faced by England in this Test. The last time they faced less than 100 overs in a home Test, getting all-out in both inns, was at Headingley in Ashes 2009.

Bairstow v Maharaj


Bairstow's average against Maharaj in this series. In 3 of the 4 inns he has got out to him scoring 36 runs off 68 balls. Against others: 86 off 143 with 1 dismissal.

away at home


Cook's average at Trent Bridge, his lowest at any home venue. In 17 innings he has just one fifty.

Big task


Highest target successfully chased by England, at MCG in 1928. The highest at Trent Bridge is 284, by Eng v NZ in 2004.

Amla's double


Last time Amla scored 50+ in both innings of an away Test - 80 & 118* in Dubai. Between 2008 and 2010 he had made the double 4 times in away Tests.

Top stand


The partnership between Elgar and Amla, their first century stand in 27 innings in Tests. Their previous best was 78, also against England, in Cape Town last year



Runs for which England lost their last four wickets. Last time they lost their last 4 wkts for 6 or fewer runs at home was in 2013.



Gary Ballance's average in last 13 Tests and 24 inns, with just 2 fifties. In his first 10 Tests, he averaged 67.93 with 4 100s and 5 50s in 17 inns.

Openers go cheaply


Last time England's openers aggregated fewer runs in a Test innings, than the 3 runs in this Test. In Faisalabad, 2005, both their openers had got ducks.

Philander's bunny?


Cook's average against Philander - 52 runs, 5 wickets in 9 inns. It is the most Philander has dismissed any batsman in his career.

Anderson-Broad pair


No. of wickets between Anderson and Broad in the 92 Tests they played together. Only one fast bowling pair has more wickets - 762 by Ambrose-Walsh in 95 Tests.

Rules Trent Bridge


No. of 5-wkt hauls for Anderson at Trent Bridge, his most at any venue. No other bowler has more than 4 5-fors at this venue.

Amla's nemesis


No. of times Amla has got out to Broad, the most to any bowler in Tests. He was out to Johnson 7 times. Amla averages 39.12 per dismissal against Broad.