RESULT
2nd Test, Cape Town, January 02 - 06, 2016, England tour of South Africa
629/6d & 159/6

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
258, 1/100 & 26
ben-stokes
England 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (c)c Morris b Rabada2749784055.10
Alex Hales c de Villiers b Morkel6014019010042.85
Nick Compton c Bavuma b Rabada451051615142.85
Joe Root c †de Kock b Morris50791135063.29
James Taylor c †de Kock b Rabada013000.00
Ben Stokes run out (de Villiers)2581983383011130.30
Jonny Bairstow not out 15019128118278.53
Moeen Ali not out 00300-
Extras(b 12, lb 6, nb 8, w 13)39
TOTAL125.5 Ov (RR: 4.99, 582 Mts)629/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Alastair Cook, 16.3 ov), 2-129 (Alex Hales, 43.5 ov), 3-167 (Nick Compton, 55.2 ov), 4-167 (James Taylor, 55.3 ov), 5-223 (Joe Root, 67.5 ov), 6-622 (Ben Stokes, 125.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel29511413.9312615111
43.5 to AD Hales, makes him play, and edges to slip! Hales has a little fiddle at a length ball, just outside off, and well held at second as de Villiers dives right across in front of first. Pretty sure it would have carried to Elgar at first. 129/2
Chris Morris28315015.3511027000
67.5 to JE Root, maiden Test wicket for Morris! And he's earned that ... Root, just fishing a touch outside off, attempting a wristy steer through third man. And a thin edge to the keeper confirms that he has started 2016 as he finished 2015, with a sublime half-century that ended too soon .... 223/5
Kagiso Rabada29.5217535.8611516547
16.3 to AN Cook, what a catch! Will that spark South Africa? Full outside off, bring Cook forward as he drives, and Morris holds a blinder diving low to his left at third slip. That is a stunner from the debutant. Inches off the turf.. 55/1
55.2 to NRD Compton, picks out midwicket, on the stroke of tea! That's a huge moment. Rabada drops it in short, Compton quick onto it with a crunching pull - hit it sweetly - but doesn't quite keep it down and the catch is neatly taken by Bavuma.. 167/3
55.3 to JWA Taylor, edged and gone, and Rabada is on a hat-trick! Full and fast, Taylor aimed a loose drive and snicked through to the keeper! Wait ... is it going to be called back for a no-ball? Excruciatingly tight ... but the umpire gives the bowler the benefit of the doubt! Taylor was too eager to get involved, and went with hard hands at a quick and very well channelled delivery. 167/4
Dane Piedt25511204.481018700
Stiaan van Zyl1004304.30395100
Dean Elgar401704.25101000
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c Compton b Stokes44711076161.97
Stiaan van Zyl run out (Compton/†Bairstow)412111033.33
Hashim Amla (c) b Broad20147770727042.13
AB de Villiers c Anderson b Finn8821129812141.70
Faf du Plessis c Stokes b Anderson8621631711039.81
Temba Bavuma not out 10214821216068.91
Quinton de Kock c Anderson b Broad510170050.00
Chris Morris c Root b Finn6911117610062.16
Kagiso Rabada not out 210150020.00
Extras(b 4, lb 9, w 13)26
TOTAL211 Ov (RR: 2.97, 929 Mts)627/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Stiaan van Zyl, 2.3 ov), 2-85 (Dean Elgar, 24.5 ov), 3-268 (AB de Villiers, 93.3 ov), 4-439 (Hashim Amla, 163.6 ov), 5-439 (Faf du Plessis, 164.3 ov), 6-449 (Quinton de Kock, 167.3 ov), 7-616 (Chris Morris, 207.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson35127712.2017311000
164.3 to F du Plessis, edged and gone! Faf has fluffed, and suddenly the contest has been transformed! A low edge to Stokes at third slip, the round-the-wicket angle inducing the nick, it was going down from the moment it left the bat but England's man of the hour was alert to the offering .... 439/5
Stuart Broad3489422.7615914020
163.6 to HM Amla, bowled him! It took an absolute beauty as well! Exemplary line from wide on the crease, a fraction of nip with the hard new ball, bursting past a well-formed forward push and taking the inside-edge, onto the top of leg stump. You can't get much better than that, a worthy means to end a magnificent innings. 439/4
167.3 to Q de Kock, gone! Leg-side field was packed and de Kock picked out the man at short square leg! Took on the bouncer, flapped his pull, a simple chance really to put the skids under South Africa's lunchtime serenity!. 449/6
Moeen Ali521415502.9824521200
Steven Finn39513223.3817420020
93.3 to AB de Villiers, banged in, de Villiers pulls... AND FINALLY SOMEONE HOLDS A CATCH! He's been about as sketchy as you're likely to see AB de Villiers today and this mistimed shot is snaffled up at midwicket. Actually, he caught it reasonably well but it was in the air, above Anderson's head and he palmed it up and took the rebound safely. After almost two sessions, England have their first wicket of the day. 268/3
207.2 to CH Morris, pitched up, driven to short extra cover! They've held him this time! Finn slumps in celebration, Root took it well in his midriff and Morris' punchy debut knock it over. 616/7
Joe Root2045402.70935030
Ben Stokes28410013.5711812040
24.5 to D Elgar, Ben Stokes, he breaks through when he wants! Outside off, lifting a fraction and holding its line from round the wicket, Compton at backward point makes good ground to snaffle the looping edge!. 85/2
Alex Hales31200.66160000
England 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (c)c †de Kock b Rabada827351029.62
Alex Hales c Morris b Morkel526440019.23
Nick Compton c du Plessis b Piedt15601072025.00
Joe Root  b Morris29295050100.00
James Taylor c Bavuma b Piedt27841121132.14
Ben Stokes c Morkel b Piedt2634484076.47
Jonny Bairstow not out 3075922040.00
Moeen Ali not out 1060840016.66
Extras(lb 4, nb 5)9
TOTAL65 Ov (RR: 2.44, 281 Mts)159/6
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Alastair Cook, 7.2 ov), 2-19 (Alex Hales, 8.6 ov), 3-55 (Joe Root, 17.1 ov), 4-85 (Nick Compton, 30.3 ov), 5-115 (Ben Stokes, 40.6 ov), 6-116 (James Taylor, 42.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel1672611.62853003
8.6 to AD Hales, jeepers! That is an outstanding slip catch! Chris Morris took a phenomenal catch with his left hand off the left-handed Cook in the first innings, but this right-hander off the right-hander is even better! Fizzing off a fat edge as Hales played uppishly and away from his body, and Morris flings himself full-stretch, clinging on millimetres from the turf, almost at fourth slip's bootlaces ... blinder!. 19/2
Kagiso Rabada1325714.38516002
7.2 to AN Cook, down the leg-side and Cook has another wave, and this time waves himself goodbye! A fractional snick through to the keeper, extra lift as Rabada nipped it back into his pads, and Cook's issue on the leg-side resurfaces - he was snaffled in a similar manner in the UAE a few times. 17/1
Chris Morris1242412.00612000
17.1 to JE Root, full and stump-splattering! Wow, what an introduction for Morris! Yorker length, straightening on pitching, and Root is nowhere to be seen as the ball batters into his off and middle stumps to reawaken England's jitters!. 55/3
Dane Piedt1883832.11913100
30.3 to NRD Compton, chipped to short mid-on, gone! South Africa have chiselled out another and it is the cussed, block-happy barricade-builder Compton who's gone! Not sure quite what he was aiming to do with this shot but maybe the pressure - that word again - got to him... Piedt got the ball to dip and he sent it straight to du Plessis, who wasn't shelling this one. 85/4
40.6 to BA Stokes, swept again, and Stokes has holed out to deep midwicket! A top edge, and Morkel steadies himself on the edge of the boundary, gathers well, then checks his balance as he takes a perilous step backwards. Piedt's perseverance is rewarded!. 115/5
42.4 to JWA Taylor, edged and another one! Piedt has his third! Tossed up, the ball grips, turns, flicks the glove and lobs to short leg! England are freaking themselves out on the final day!. 116/6
Dean Elgar621001.66321000
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MATCH DETAILS
Newlands, Cape Town
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
England
Ben Stokes
Series resultEngland led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2197
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days2,3,4,5,6 January 2016 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Chris Morris
Chris Morris
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Shaun George
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 02 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 317/5 (Ben Stokes 74*, Jonny Bairstow 39*, 87 ov)
Sun, 03 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 141/2 (Hashim Amla 64*, AB de Villiers 25*, 43 ov)
Mon, 04 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 353/3 (Hashim Amla 157*, Faf du Plessis 51*, 130 ov)
Tue, 05 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 16/0 (Alastair Cook 8*, Alex Hales 5*, 6 ov)
Wed, 06 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 159/6 (65 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Over 7.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - NRD Compton (Struck down)
  • England: 50 runs in 15.2 overs (97 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: England - 55/3 in 17.1 overs (NRD Compton 8)
  • Lunch: England - 87/4 in 32.0 overs (JWA Taylor 23, BA Stokes 2)
  • England: 100 runs in 35.6 overs (221 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: England - 122/6 in 45.0 overs (JM Bairstow 3, MM Ali 4)
  • England: 150 runs in 54.5 overs (334 balls), Extras 9
  • Tea: England - 155/6 in 59.0 overs (JM Bairstow 26, MM Ali 10)
  • Bad Light: England - 159/6 in 65.0 overs (JM Bairstow 30, MM Ali 10)