Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    21.2 and now he's gone as well...leaning forward, regulation edge to the keeper. Been a decent spell from Morris. England making these last few runs hard work 71/3
    18
    69
    46
    3
    0
    39.13
    16.6 given lbw on the sweep. He reviews. Quite a long way forward but that looks pretty straight. Umpire's call on impact, and hitting the stumps 64/1
    18.4 what a catch! Compton trying to finish it in the grand manner...down the pitch, got too far underneath it but Morkel did brilliantly as he circled underneath it running back from mid-on. Looked like he'd got it a wrong, but at full stretch he held on 68/2
    not out
    4
    16
    13
    0
    0
    30.76
    not out
    2
    6
    5
    0
    0
    40.00
    Extras
    7 (b 4, lb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    74/3 (22.4 Overs, RR: 3.26, 92 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (AD Hales, 16.6 ov), 2-68 (NRD Compton, 18.4 ov), 3-71 (AN Cook, 21.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Morkel5.02701.4000
    K Rabada4.002807.0000
    GC Viljoen4.021503.7510
    CH Morris6.02811.3300
    D Elgar3.411022.7200

Close of Play

  • Thu, 14 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 267/7 (CH Morris 26*, K Rabada 20*, 89 ov)
  • Fri, 15 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 238/5 (JE Root 106*, JM Bairstow 4*, 52.4 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 74/3 (22.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Heading for the lowest?

79

SA's lowest total in Tests since their readmission in 1992 - 79 vs Ind, Nagpur, 2015.

Nemesis

9

No. of times de Villiers has got out to Broad in 13 Tests - already the most he has got out to a bowler. Next highest: 6 times to Siddle in 12 Tests.

Quite an achievement!

0

No. of times Elgar got out before van Zyl in the 10 inns they opened together previously. This inns is the first of that kind.

Opener?

16.11

Van Zyl's average while opening in 10 inns, before this inns. As non-opener, he averages 66.33 (4 inns at No.6 & 7).

Leading from behind

2

No. of times in the last 7 Tests the team batting second took a lead at Wanderers, before this Test. Eng took a 10-run lead in this Test.

Lack of big scores

0

No. of 50s for Broad in his last 47 Test inns, before this; last was 65 in Ashes 2013. He made 11 50-plus scores in his first 80 inns.

Finally

1964

Last time an Eng No. 4 scored a Test century in SA - Ken Barrington (121) also in Johannesburg, in Dec 1964. Root does it in this Test.