Close of Play

  • Fri, 4 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 260/6 (JM Bairstow 33*, TS Roland-Jones 0*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 220/9 (M Morkel 18*, 68.3 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 224/8 (MM Ali 67*, SCJ Broad 0*, 66.2 ov)
  • Mon, 7 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 202 (62.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Amla- Key for South Africa

4

Century partnerships in this series for South Africa. Hashim Amla has been involved in three of those.

All Rounder Moeen

8

Number of cricketers from England to score 200 runs and take 20 wickets in a series. Flintoff was the last to achieve this in the 2005 Ashes

Tough Ask for SA

0

Number of successful chases over 300 at Old Trafford. Highest successful chase was when England beat New Zealand in 2008 by scoring 294/4 .

Morkel v Cook

12

Number of times Morne Morkel has dismissed Alastair Cook in Tests. Morkel has dismissed him 4 times this series conceding 93 runs from 201 balls.

Moeen 's Best

20

Wickets taken by Moeen Ali this series - Most he has taken in a Test series. Previously he had taken 19 against India in 2014

Roland Jones vs Amla

3

Number of times Amla has been dismissed by Toby Roland Jones from the 21 balls he has faced. Amla averages 2.33 against Jones.

Opening Woes continue

12

Avg runs added by the openers from South Africa in their last 13 innings.During this period the highest stand has been 21.

Unlucky Bairstow

15

Number of players from England to be dismissed for 99 in a Test.This is the second instance where Bairstow was dismissed in the nineties against SA

Mr Consistent

10

Number of consecutive matches in which Joe Root has scored a Test fifty. He equals the record for England previously held by John Edrich who scored 10 between 1969-71.

5000 and counting

105

Number of innings taken by Joe Root to score 5000 Test runs - Fifth fastest from England to this feat. Hobbs, Hammond, Barrington and Hutton got there earlier.

Not a Happy Hunting ground

1955

Last instance of South Africa winning a Test at Old Trafford,Manchester. In 9 Tests they have won 1,lost 4 and drawn 4.