Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    8.6 terrific catch! Liam Dawson at backward point. Full, wide outside off, Elgar reaches for it as he comes forward to drive, skews it in the air and Dawson takes a sharp one diving to his right. He'll be angry with that shot in these conditions 18/1
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    27.4 dragged on! He's earned that. Kuhn has been worked over. Good length outside off, Kuhn brings his bat down and the ball takes the inside edge into leg stump 66/2
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    52.34
    58.4 and this time he's found deep square leg! He's been flirting with that dismissal throughout the innings. A short ball from Broad, around off stump, Amla can't keep it down and the top edge this time reaches the fielder - Wood near the rope 194/4
    52.1 strikes first ball! As so often, the interval does the trick. A length ball outside off, de Kock goes after it, aiming to play square through the off side, and it flies off the top edge to Cook at first slip 179/3
    63.4 fantastic catch down the leg side! Wonderful take by Bairstow, but du Plessis has reviewed straightaway. Given very quickly by Reiffel. Looks like it's come off the hip from front on. Well, well...there's a mark on Snicko! It's taken the glove on the way. He's gone. Super decision on-field and an even better catch by Bairstow to flung himself to his left 220/5
    67.2 off the face of the bat! Bavuma trying to leave the ball alone, on a length outside off, but he's too slow to withdraw the bat and it slides off the face to Bairstow 235/6
    90.5 back of a length does the trick! Philander tries to close the face on a steer through midwicket, gets a leading edge and it's a lollipop catch into the covers! He's gone without adding to his overnight 54, and that's a bodyblow for South Africa's hopes of pushing towards 400 309/7
    94.6 identical delivery, and this time it is popped straight back to Anderson off the leading edge. A quick juggle and into his mitts it goes! 330/9
    92.4 that is too good from Anderson. Reverts to the outswinger, lures the frozen-rabbit stab outside off, and Root pulls off a take for the cameras, diving in front of first slip to cling on with both hands! It was the inswinger wot won it, and South Africa have had a disastrous start to their day 317/8
    96.2 he only needed two! Another outswinger, a loose ambitious slap, a thin nick, a simple catch to Bairstow behind the stumps! Excellent carry, and quite the spell from Jimmy this morning. 4 for 4 in 3.2 overs! 335/10
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    Extras
    12 (lb 12)
    TOTAL
    335 all out (96.2 Overs, RR: 3.47)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (D Elgar, 8.6 ov), 2-66 (HG Kuhn, 27.4 ov), 3-179 (Q de Kock, 52.1 ov), 4-194 (HM Amla, 58.4 ov), 5-220 (F du Plessis, 63.4 ov), 6-235 (T Bavuma, 67.2 ov), 7-309 (VD Philander, 90.5 ov), 8-317 (KA Maharaj, 92.4 ov), 9-330 (CH Morris, 94.6 ov), 10-335 (M Morkel, 96.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson23.267253.0800
    SCJ Broad2246432.9000
    MA Wood1736103.5800
    BA Stokes1837724.2700
    LA Dawson712603.7100
    MM Ali812102.6200
    KK Jennings10202.0000
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    3.6 another huge appeal! And a review... that inswinger is really troubling Cook. A long look from the umpire but declined on the field, probably on the grounds of another inside-edge ... but where has the ball gone after flicking the pad ... into de Kock's gloves, that's where! That is caught behind, and the wickets keep tumbling this morning! 3/1
    4.1 and another! As I was saying, the ball dominating. Round the wicket, short of a length, angled in at off stump, straightens off the seam and it's a regulation outside edge 3/2
    18.1 bowled! Stuck on the crease, as is his wont, and a loose pokey push to a full-length ball. Inside-edged into his back leg and onto his off stump! 86/3
    29.1 edged and gone! Root's languid aggression gets the better of him, as he goes hard at a ball that gets big in the channel and takes a thin edge to the diving de Kock. That's a massive moment in the Test, as Root is the one man who has transcended the conditions 143/4
    40.1 what a ball! That is a gem. Drifts in, pitches on middle, spins, beats the outside edge and cleans up Bairstow. Maharaj is off on a mini-Tahir run. That's a lovely piece of left-arm spin 177/6
    36.3 and he's done it! Another huge moment. What a bonus, wicket for the spinner. This bounces a little outside off, Stokes playing forward gets an inside edge which loops off the pad and through to de Kock. Bobble up out of de Kock's gloves, but he kept calm and alert to gather the rebound. Well, they are checking with the third umpire. The no-ball is fine, but did it hit the keeper's helmet? Well, well. This is actually quite close. Has it grazed the grille? Or just taken the shoulder. Taking a long look at this. Eventually the third umpire confirms it's okay and Stokes goes 168/5
    47.1 full length, and that's a flaccid departure from Moeen! Hanging back, in expectation of another bouncer, his weight wasn't leaning into the shot, and point snaffles a lofted drive! 199/7
    48.2 a dirty slog across the line, a spiralling top-edge, and that's not the way to reduce the deficit! Amla gathers in his mother's pinny at square leg, and Maharaj has a very impressive three-for in next to no time 199/9
    47.2 full and straight, and that's got to be close! Morris is off on a celebrappeal, and sure enough, South Africa review. Yep, hitting leg, and Broad has got a first-baller! He was back in his crease, fully expecting the bouncer, and was sold a complete pup by some intelligent bowling 199/8
    51.5 edged and gone! A fierce delivery, lifting into the splice, deflected to second slip and comfortably gobbled. England have tumbled from 143 for 3 to 205 all out ... and a deficit of 130 205/10
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    15 (b 4, lb 10, w 1)
    TOTAL
    205 all out (51.5 Overs, RR: 3.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (AN Cook, 3.6 ov), 2-3 (KK Jennings, 4.1 ov), 3-86 (GS Ballance, 18.1 ov), 4-143 (JE Root, 29.1 ov), 5-168 (BA Stokes, 36.3 ov), 6-177 (JM Bairstow, 40.1 ov), 7-199 (MM Ali, 47.1 ov), 8-199 (SCJ Broad, 47.2 ov), 9-199 (LA Dawson, 48.2 ov), 10-205 (MA Wood, 51.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Morkel1324523.4600
    VD Philander1324823.6900
    CH Morris8.513834.3000
    D Olivier703905.5710
    KA Maharaj1012132.1000
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    6.2 edged, and taken at second slip! Anderson has worked over Kuhn. This is a good-length ball just outside off, brings him forward and it's snaffled low down by Root 18/1
    42.5 and that tactic has worked! Good effort from Stokes. Keeps it short, angled in at Elgar from round the wicket, he gets into a horrid tangle as he seems in two minds whether to pull, hook or leave and ends up splicing a catch to backward square leg 153/2
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    68.6 he's got him again! Big shout for lbw and Root called for the review. Given not out by Paul Reiffel. Amla a long way down the pitch as he used his feet, missed his whip across the line of the delivery. Height certainly not an issue. And it's straightened enough! Smashing middle stump 216/4
    43.3 done it! Back-to-back wickets for England. A lovely piece of bowling. Angled across the left hander on a good length, de Kock keen to get forward and it's a thin edge to Bairstow 154/3
    90.3 full, straight, keeps low, up goes the finger! But Faf reviews, maybe he thinks it's sliding down? Maybe he knows he has to use them or lose them as the last recognised batsman. But there's no reprieve. England have the breakthrough! 275/6
    79.5 thumped in the air, to wide mid-off! That's a careless way to go with the new ball imminent. Bavuma looking to stay positive, but scuffed his lofted drive straight to Root. An opening for England, or just a stay of execution? 253/5
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    103.6 goes for another slog sweep, takes the toe and Moeen snaffles the return catch. That brings the declaration 343/9
    97.6 has a big swing across the line, gets a hefty top edge and Ballance just about judges a solid catch running from short fine leg. For a moment there may have been some confusion between the fielders 304/7
    99.5 super catch at long-on! Broad has made excellent ground to gather that. Maharaj used his feet, tried to clear the straight boundary but it didn't have the legs. Broad ran around from long on, then dived full length to his left. Top effort late in the day 307/8
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    Extras
    16 (b 8, lb 8)
    TOTAL
    343/9d (104 Overs, RR: 3.29)
    Did not bat: D Olivier
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (HG Kuhn, 6.2 ov), 2-153 (D Elgar, 42.5 ov), 3-154 (Q de Kock, 43.3 ov), 4-216 (HM Amla, 68.6 ov), 5-253 (T Bavuma, 79.5 ov), 6-275 (F du Plessis, 90.3 ov), 7-304 (CH Morris, 97.6 ov), 8-307 (KA Maharaj, 99.5 ov), 9-343 (VD Philander, 103.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2044522.2500
    SCJ Broad1946003.1500
    MA Wood1856803.7700
    MM Ali1627844.8700
    BA Stokes2043421.7000
    LA Dawson1114213.8100
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    24.2 bouncer, a limp swat from Cook, flies off the glove, and what a catch from de Kock! He committed to the shot early, tried to bail out as the ball got big on him, and ended up steering it down the leg side where the keeper pounced with his right glove! 72/4
    5.5 through him! That's the first one. Wonderful bowling from Philander. On off stump, nips back to scoot past the inside edge and the off peg is uprooted. Jennings stuck on the crease 4/1
    11.5 two down! another big appeal for lbw. Simon Fry has a long think and then shakes his head. Time is almost up and Faf reviews. Back of a length, did it pitch on leg stump?. Height certainly not an issue, on the shin, as it skidded through. It's gone! Pitches on leg stump, straightens, and is smashing leg stump. Excellent review from the skipper 28/2
    18.1 that's a stunning delivery! And listen to the silence around Trent Bridge! The air has been sucked out as if Root was Sachin and this was the Wankhede ... a searing outswinging yorker, pitching in the blockhole and bursting past the edge of a desperate lunge to pluck out off stump! 55/3
    29.3 oh dear! That's not quite what was needed. He comes down the pitch, tries to go straight down the ground but just ends up dragging it to mid-on. A shocking shot in the circumstances, whatever your 'natural' game is 84/5
    40.3 straight back to the bowler! This is finishing in a rush. Stokes keen to get down to Philander, ends up pushing it firmly back in the air and Philander grabs it at knee height 126/7
    39.3 gone this time! No doubt this time. Another attacking shot, goes for the sweep, and picks out the man at square leg. Another good field-placing from du Plessis. Did Moeen know he was there? 122/6
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    43.5 aha, Broad obliges. Another pitiful dismissal, greeted with an empty, exasperated groan from a very dischuffed crowd. A big yawning slog sweep, a simple hole-out to Morkel at deep midwicket, who barely had to flinch to get into position for the take 133/8
    44.1 he can you know! Back of a length, angled into the body, Wood rises on his toes, splices a thick edge, low to the gully! 133/9
    44.2 outside off, two in two. Game over! A flimsy poke to an off-stump lifter, and de Kock completes an utterly crushing win 133/10
    Extras
    5 (lb 5)
    TOTAL
    133 all out (44.2 Overs, RR: 3.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (KK Jennings, 5.5 ov), 2-28 (GS Ballance, 11.5 ov), 3-55 (JE Root, 18.1 ov), 4-72 (AN Cook, 24.2 ov), 5-84 (JM Bairstow, 29.3 ov), 6-122 (MM Ali, 39.3 ov), 7-126 (BA Stokes, 40.3 ov), 8-133 (SCJ Broad, 43.5 ov), 9-133 (MA Wood, 44.1 ov), 10-133 (JM Anderson, 44.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Morkel1343002.3000
    VD Philander1032432.4000
    D Olivier3.202527.5000
    CH Morris63721.1600
    KA Maharaj1224233.5000

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

96.1

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

12.00

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

21.93

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

Big task

332

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

2010

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

135

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

Collapsed

6

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.

Unballanced

19.79

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

2005

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?

10.40

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

702

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

7

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

8

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.