Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

T Bavuma
59(130) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 10 4 4 17 0 5 13
JE Root
190(234) 27x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 1 13 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O25.3
M2
R115
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
MM Ali
O20.0
M7
R59
W4
Eco2.95
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
14dThe Report by Alan Gardner

Moeen's ten-for leads England rout of SA

South Africa wrapped up England's innings midway through the afternoon session on the fourth day, leaving themselves a target of 331 to win the first Test

Commentary

England win by 211 runs with a very impressive all-round display in Joe Root's first match as captain. South Africa faded away in a flash this afternoon, conditions were tricky but some of the batting was very poor. All credit, though, to Moeen Ali who has produced a magnificent display to secure his first ten-wicket haul in Test cricket. He has been to the fore throughout this game. He is the sixth England player to score a half-century and take 10 wickets in a Test - and the first since Ian Botham in 1980. So much has happened in the last few hours, but before lunch we pondered if South Africa had got themselves back into the match. They clearly hadn't. Bairstow added useful late-order runs, but England probably already had enough on a surface the like of which we haven't seen at Lord's for a long time. Much for South Africa to ponder over the next few days before Trent Bridge where they'll be without Kagiso Rabada. They will, though, have Faf du Plessis back. I'll stay with you for the presentations in a short while.

Barath, our stats man, reminds us: "Moeen in this match - completed 2000 runs, 100 wickets, scored a fifty, took a 5-for, 10-for." There's also still just about time to get your questions in over Twitter for #PoliteEnquiries with George and Firdose. Remember the hashtag! (And well done to those of you who said this match would end today).

It's presentation time...Dean Elgar "We are disappointed with the way things went down, but pleased to see Faf back. Anything under 300 would have given us a great shot, the late runs pushed that up and it didn't go our way. You can break the game down in so many ways, it's not an intentional action [to drop catches] but there were two or three occasions when we could have made it easier - it's probably over 200 runs if we'd taken our chances. Quality players will make you play. We need to work a little hard, be a little harder on ourselves. A lot of the guys in the Test side weren't part of the other disappointments so hope remains high. [Kagiso] is a massive loss, for us and for international cricket. He adds a different dynamic, so losing him is a big thing. It will be a tough ask for us. Pretty sure Vernon will be fit, just when he's batting it's a bit sore."

Joe Root "Great start. Everything I asked of the lads they did. Responded to all the challenges. It's nice to get the runs, a monkey off the back, but through the entire game we had vital partnerships. Moeen had very aggressive fields and was still able to put pressure on the batsmen. It's nice to be stood here having made the right choices. Everyone contributed at some point in the game, the whole team played a big part in the win. A lot of credit has to go to the three guys who batted last night, those runs are probably worth double. It was a very valuable 100 runs, was very tough today."

The Man of the match is Moeen Ali "Was a great game for myself and very happy today. Was a great wicket, even in the first innings. Tried to make the batsmen play as much as I could. I learnt a lot [in the winter] speaking to Saqi, it made things a lot clearer for myself and I'd like to dedicate this to him. Rooty told me to attack, Alastair used to be the same. It was like a fresh start with a new captain. It's a nice time to come into bat, you can play a few shots against the second new ball. I thought Liam bowled really well, unlucky not to get more wickets but things went my way."

That just about wraps things up from us for this match. First honours to England and they'll move to Trent Bridge in very good heart. We know South Africa are a proud team and you'd expect them to fight back. For now, from Gnasher and Andrew, it's goodbye and thanks to you all for joining us. Stay tuned for all the follow-up stories and video from the ground and we'll see you again on Friday.

36.4
W
Dawson to Morkel, OUT, that's it! He can't get it right for a third time in the over. Tries to clear deep midwicket where Jennings takes a good, tumbling catch
36.3
6
Dawson to Morkel, SIX runs, that's a hefty blow down the ground, a full delivery outside off and it's clean swing straight over long-on
36.2
0
Dawson to Morkel, no run, spins in, beats the inside edge, an appeal for lbw. Might be outside the line. No review
36.1
6
Dawson to Morkel, SIX runs, swings this out towards deep midwicket and it just has the legs to clear Jennings in the deep who isn't right on the rope

Kunal: "'Nope, it's given byes as it trickles into the boundary', no comment on the Cook-Stokes race then? Cook beat stokes easily, must be said." Cook always rates very highly in sprint testing. Think he was won the beep test for five years in a row

END OF OVER:
36 | 13 Runs | SA: 107/9

  • VD Philander19 (29b)
  • M Morkel2 (3b)
  • MM Ali15-4-53-6
  • LA Dawson11-4-22-1
35.6
6
Ali to Philander, SIX runs, bit more air on this one and Philander takes advantage, tonking it high and handsome over wide long-on
35.5
1
Ali to Morkel, 1 run, squeezed off a thick inside edge to the leg side

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

T Bavuma
59(130) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 10 4 4 17 0 5 13
JE Root
190(234) 27x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 1 13 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O25.3
M2
R115
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
MM Ali
O20.0
M7
R59
W4
Eco2.95
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Moeen's match

1980

Last time an England player scored 50+ and took 10+ wickets in a Test, before Moeen Ali in this match - Ian Botham v India at Wankhede.

Top-order thrashed

1998

Last time SA's top-4 accounted for less than 25 runs in a Test innings in England, at Headingley. Their top-4 have put only 24 runs in the 2nd inns of this Test.

First session troubles

246/16

Eng's score in the first sessions of this Test - 82/4 on Day 1, 101/5 on Day 2 and 63/7 on Day 4. In the other sessions of the day they have struck 394 runs for just 2 wkts.

Cook v Morkel

9

No. of times Cook has been dismissed by Morkel in Tests, the joint-most by any bowler with Johnson. None of the other SA bowlers have got Cook more than 4 times.

Time to score?

97

Runs scored by Gary Balance in his last 9 innings . He has a top score of 28 in this period.

Moeen's quick double

38

No. of Tests taken by Moeen Ali to complete 2000+ runs and 100+ wickets - the 5th fastest among 28 players to do so. For Eng, Tony Greig (37 Tests) is quickest.

Elgar in good touch

5

No. of 50+ scores for Dean Elgar in 10 Test innings this year. No other SA player has hit more than 3 such scores.

Amla at Lord's

2

No. of 100s for Amla in 2 Tests at Lord's, - 104* in 2008 & 121 in 2012. However, both came in 2nd inns of the Tests. At other Eng venues: 1 century in 5 Tests.

Broad scores

65

No. of consecutive Test innings without a fifty for Stuart Broad, before getting one in this game. His last such score was in Ashes 2013 at Trent Bridge.

Big start

3

No. of batsmen to make a bigger score on captaincy debut, than Root's 190 - Graham Dowling (239), Chanderpaul (203*) and Clem Hill (191).

Ton on captaincy debut

6

England batsmen who have scored a Test century on captaincy debut, including each of the last four: Root, Cook, Pietersen and Strauss.