Best performances - Batsmen

D Elgar
136(228) 20x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 32 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
16 12 14 12 34 15 18 15
BA Stokes
112(153) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
12 4 6 14 30 22 7 17

Best performances - Bowlers

TS Roland-Jones
O16.4
M4
R57
W5
Eco3.42
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
MM Ali
O16.1
M5
R45
W4
Eco2.78
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
1W

Partnerships

  • ENG - 1st
  • SA - 1st
  • ENG - 2nd
  • SA - 2nd

England - 1st - Innings

12
AN Cook12 (12)
KK Jennings0 (9)
52
AN Cook23 (66)
T Westley25 (50)
49
AN Cook13 (37)
JE Root29 (56)
7
AN Cook6 (17)
DJ Malan1 (17)
63
AN Cook34 (68)
BA Stokes27 (54)
75
JM Bairstow36 (52)
BA Stokes36 (52)
21
MM Ali16 (40)
BA Stokes5 (13)
37
BA Stokes11 (16)
TS Roland-Jones25 (25)
15
SCJ Broad3 (13)
BA Stokes12 (6)
22
JM Anderson1 (5)
BA Stokes21 (12)

South Africa - 1st - Innings

18
HG Kuhn10 (19)
D Elgar8 (33)
5
HM Amla0 (6)
HG Kuhn5 (5)
7
HM Amla6 (9)
Q de Kock1 (6)
17
F du Plessis1 (6)
Q de Kock16 (15)
0
F du Plessis0 (1)
T Bavuma0 (3)
4
T Bavuma1 (11)
CH Morris2 (27)
10
KA Maharaj5 (8)
T Bavuma3 (9)
53
T Bavuma20 (31)
K Rabada30 (49)
47
M Morkel17 (39)
T Bavuma24 (56)
14
VD Philander10 (11)
T Bavuma4 (10)

England - 2nd - Innings

30
AN Cook7 (29)
KK Jennings18 (21)
62
T Westley28 (49)
KK Jennings30 (57)
78
T Westley31 (92)
JE Root46 (88)
10
DJ Malan4 (3)
JE Root4 (6)
22
DJ Malan6 (15)
BA Stokes16 (23)
49
JM Bairstow32 (31)
BA Stokes15 (15)
14
MM Ali8 (4)
JM Bairstow6 (6)
48
JM Bairstow25 (21)
TS Roland-Jones23 (19)

South Africa - 2nd - Innings

21
HG Kuhn11 (17)
D Elgar9 (15)
26
HM Amla5 (37)
D Elgar15 (28)
5
D Elgar0 (0)
Q de Kock5 (6)
0
F du Plessis0 (1)
D Elgar0 (0)
108
D Elgar73 (104)
T Bavuma32 (97)
0
VD Philander0 (1)
D Elgar0 (0)
45
D Elgar16 (42)
CH Morris24 (52)
47
D Elgar23 (39)
KA Maharaj24 (20)
0
KA Maharaj0 (0)
K Rabada0 (1)
0
M Morkel0 (1)
KA Maharaj0 (6)

Mr Consistent

5

Test centuries in the last six series that Elgar has played. He scored centuries against Eng and SL at home and against Aus, NZ and Eng away.

Opening failure

12.91

South Africa's average first-wicket stand in the last 12 Test innings, since the start of the series in New Zealand. Their highest opening stand during this period is 21

Uphill for South Africa

1947

The only time South Africa have batted 100+ overs in the fourth innings in England - they faced 141 overs and drew the game at The Oval in 1947

Root's run-fest continues

9

Consecutive Tests in which Root has made a 50-plus score. Only seven batsmen have had a longer stretch: Tendulkar, Edrich (10 each), Mominul, Sehwag, Gambhir, Richards (11 each), and de Villiers (12)

Debut half-century at No. 3

10

England batsmen who've made 50+ on Test debut at No. 3, like Tom Westley has in this Test. The previous one was Owais Shah (88 & 38) v India in 2006

Morkel's Bunny

11

Number of times Morne Morkel has dismissed Alastair Cook in Tests - Most he has been dismissed by any bowler. This was also the first time Cook got bowled by Morkel.

Dream Debut

2009

Last instance of a fast bowler from Eng to take a 5 wicket haul on debut.Graham Onions took 5 for 38 against WI at Lords.Toby Roland Jones took 5 for 57.

Stokes vs SA

2

Number of centuries for Ben Stokes against South Africa. He has an average of 49.83 from 12 innings against them.

New Ball delivers

23

Runs made by England in 11 overs since the new ball was taken.England lost 2 wickets in this period. They made 44 runs for no wicket in the 10 overs prior to the new ball

Time for a change?

6

Number of single digit scores from 8 innings for Keaton Jennings since his century on debut. He averages 12.37 and has three ducks.

Three Debutants

2014

Last instance of England playing 3 debutants in a Test. Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan played their first game against SL at Lords.