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RESULT
2nd Test, Cape Town, January 03 - 07, 2020, ICC World Test Championship
269 & 391/8d
(T:438) 223 & 248

England won by 189 runs

Player Of The Match
47, 72, 3/35 & 6 catches
ben-stokes
England 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Zak Crawley c †de Kock b Philander415120026.66
Dom Sibley c †de Kock b Rabada34761077044.73
Joe Denly  b Maharaj381301895029.23
Joe Root (c)c †de Kock b Nortje3549625071.42
Ben Stokes c Elgar b Nortje47771086161.03
Ollie Pope not out 611441997042.36
Jos Buttler c †de Kock b Pretorius29273741107.40
Sam Curran  b Pretorius913152069.23
Dom Bess c †de Kock b Philander015000.00
Stuart Broad  b Rabada1390033.33
James Anderson c van der Dussen b Rabada417540023.52
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 1, w 1)7
TOTAL91.5 Ov (RR: 2.92, 399 Mts)269
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Zak Crawley, 2.6 ov), 2-63 (Dom Sibley, 24.5 ov), 3-105 (Joe Root, 40.5 ov), 4-127 (Joe Denly, 47.3 ov), 5-185 (Ben Stokes, 66.3 ov), 6-221 (Jos Buttler, 74.6 ov), 7-231 (Sam Curran, 78.6 ov), 8-231 (Dom Bess, 80.1 ov), 9-234 (Stuart Broad, 81.6 ov), 10-269 (James Anderson, 91.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vernon Philander1634622.87768000
2.6 to Z Crawley, gottim - textbook outswinger and de Kock scoops it up! Crawley's second Test innings lasts slightly longer than his first, but still ends in a single-figure score and an edge behind. No shame in being done by Philander in that fashion at this ground, but it's given SA their opening. 8/1
80.1 to DM Bess, and how! Slightly full, it moves away sharply and Bess gets a thick edge on that one. That's a golden duck.. 231/8
Kagiso Rabada19.536833.429210001
24.5 to DP Sibley, back of a length, straightening slightly and he gets a thick outside edge which is taken by Quinton de Kock diving to his right. 63/2
81.6 to SCJ Broad, well, well. Unplayable ball! Full-on yorker, it pins him back and crashes violently into the stumps. Broad was completely flummoxed, his bat getting tangled in his pads as he wondered what to do with that delivery.. 234/9
91.5 to JM Anderson, oh, that's that then... back of a length and steered straight to first slip! Don't think Anderson was all that keen to hang around and be peppered and a rather limp back-foot fence finishes things off. Straightforward catch for van der Dussen this time. 269/10
Anrich Nortje1825623.11796010
40.5 to JE Root, dug in, Root flinches... gloves to the keeper! He walks! Nortje gets the England captain with a 145kph snorter! No two men happier than de Kock and van der Dussen there, as SA claim the big wicket of Root after missing him a few balls earlier. Well-directed bouncer, good heat and Root couldn't get out of the way. 105/3
66.3 to BA Stokes, chipped to cover! [Fazeer Mohammed voice] Why did he do that?? Inexplicable from Stokes, a full delivery outside off and he's just spooned it straight to the man on the edge of the square. He got through the 30s but won't make it past the 40s, never mind producing a Cape Town special. Nortje with another huge wicket for SA. 185/5
Keshav Maharaj2766812.511277200
47.3 to JL Denly, and Maharaj breaks through Denly's forward defence. Slow and full, the ball slides neatly between bat and pad to take off stump!. 127/4
Dwaine Pretorius1152622.36575000
74.6 to JC Buttler, oh, good ball! On a length, nice line that angled away from him and it finds a faint edge which is taken by the keeper. 221/6
78.6 to SM Curran, well, well ... he left it alone to his peril! Pitching outside off, it angled back in nicely and pegged the off stump.. 231/7
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c Root b Bess8818025510048.88
Pieter Malan c Root b Broad517291029.41
Zubayr Hamza c Stokes b Broad512141041.66
Faf du Plessis (c)c Stokes b Anderson11418007.14
Rassie van der Dussen c Stokes b Curran681872497036.36
Quinton de Kock c Anderson b Curran2026392076.92
Vernon Philander not out 1758790029.31
Dwaine Pretorius c Stokes b Anderson48181050.00
Keshav Maharaj c Sibley b Anderson416210025.00
Kagiso Rabada c †Buttler b Anderson011000.00
Anrich Nortje c Stokes b Anderson416201025.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 1)7
TOTAL89 Ov (RR: 2.50, 373 Mts)223
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Pieter Malan, 7.1 ov), 2-38 (Zubayr Hamza, 9.5 ov), 3-40 (Faf du Plessis, 13.5 ov), 4-157 (Dean Elgar, 62.4 ov), 5-191 (Quinton de Kock, 71.2 ov), 6-200 (Rassie van der Dussen, 75.6 ov), 7-207 (Dwaine Pretorius, 80.4 ov), 8-215 (Keshav Maharaj, 84.4 ov), 9-215 (Kagiso Rabada, 84.5 ov), 10-223 (Anrich Nortje, 88.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1964052.10924000
13.5 to F du Plessis, length ball, outside off and he jabs it straight to that man Stokes, a healthy edge taken at second slip!. 40/3
80.4 to D Pretorius, and taken this time! Good line, angling away slightly, he sent it flying to Ben Stokes, who holds on this time for dear life and throws the ball into the air in triumph. That was a bewdy of a take at second slip. Makes up for the blunder a few balls earlier. 207/7
84.4 to KA Maharaj, and another on the stroke of stumps! Great length, on middle stump, he got tangled up as the ball hit his pad then found an edge and sailed to third slip, where Dom Sibley swallowed the catch.. 215/8
84.5 to K Rabada, gottim first ball, feathered to the keeper! Perfect length, drags him forward and then kisses the edge as Rabada pokes forlornly outside off. Anderson on a hat-trick!. 215/9
88.6 to A Nortje, Stokes leaps to grab another! Anderson has five, Stokes has five (equalling the record for a fielder in an innings) and England have polished things off for a very handy lead! Beautifully bowled, shaping away to scorch the outside edge, and then Stokes sailed into view to pouch another snorter. 223/10
Stuart Broad1863822.11905001
7.1 to PJ Malan, short and dabbled straight to first slip! Nice catchable height this time and England break through! Malan's maiden Test voyage is a short trip around the bay, snapped up by Root after a flying outside edge. Definitely one he could have left alone, maybe a legcutter and he went at it half-cocked. Broad does the business. 26/1
9.5 to Zubayr Hamza, got him, fenced to second slip! Superbly scooped up by Stokes on the dive and Broad has another! Finds that in-between length again, just enough movement and Hamza sends a leaden-footed jab low towards the cordon, where England's best fielder flung himself low to his right to grab it with both hands. 38/2
Sam Curran1333923.00585000
71.2 to Q de Kock, slower ball outside off, he goes after it and lofts it high down the ground to be gobbled up by James Anderson! A comfortable catch taken at mid-off. 191/5
75.6 to HE van der Dussen, and another one goes! Outside-off line he sends a thick edge to second slip where Ben Stokes takes a great grab diving to his right. So ends a not-to-be-sneezed-at knock by RvdD, playing only his second Test and scoring a second half-century on the trot. 200/6
Dom Bess2736212.291206000
62.4 to D Elgar, oh my word, what have you done, Dean?! Filthy mow goes straight up and plops into the grateful hands of Root running back from mid-off! Huge wicket for England, Bess roars in delight, along with the jubilant Barmies in the stands! Nothing much happening, SA cruising into a strong position, and then their top-order rock has a wobble. Some credit to Bess, too, who got just enough flight, dip and turn to defeat the (ill-advised) stroke. 157/4
Ben Stokes903403.77353000
Joe Root31401.33150000
England 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Zak Crawley c †de Kock b Rabada2535505071.42
Dom Sibley not out 13331149719142.76
Joe Denly c Pretorius b Nortje311111433027.92
Joe Root (c)c du Plessis b Pretorius61981547062.24
Dom Bess c †de Kock b Nortje089000.00
Ben Stokes c van der Dussen b Maharaj72477573153.19
Ollie Pope  b Rabada3880037.50
Jos Buttler c †de Kock b Nortje23182402127.77
Sam Curran c Zubayr Hamza b Maharaj1315172086.66
Stuart Broad not out 815191053.33
Extras(b 18, lb 3, w 1)22
TOTAL111 Ov (RR: 3.52, 497 Mts)391/8d
Did not bat: James Anderson 
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Zak Crawley, 10.5 ov), 2-101 (Joe Denly, 43.5 ov), 3-217 (Joe Root, 77.4 ov), 4-218 (Dom Bess, 78.6 ov), 5-310 (Ben Stokes, 96.1 ov), 6-315 (Ollie Pope, 97.5 ov), 7-356 (Jos Buttler, 103.1 ov), 8-375 (Sam Curran, 106.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kagiso Rabada2036923.458510000
10.5 to Z Crawley, fuller, faster, outside off and he draws the edge! He pushes that one up and Crawley takes the bait as Quinton de Kock takes the catch leaping to his right. 28/1
97.5 to OJ Pope, dragged on! We'll be seeing Buttler soon enough, then... maybe kept low as Pope tried to force it off the back foot, and could only manage a thick under-edge into leg stump. 315/6
Vernon Philander1472401.71723000
Anrich Nortje1826133.38743210
43.5 to JL Denly, outside off it's bounced at chin height, Denly tries to pull and is caught! South Africa get the wicket they so desperately needed as Denly skies one down to fine leg and Pretorius snaffles the catch reaching forward and holding on as he tumbles over the grass.. 101/2
78.6 to DM Bess, short, just outside leg and lifting, South Africa appealing for caught behind! It's not given ... but they call for a review. Replays show contact with the glove! It looked like it might have grazed his armpit but there was a definite spike of noise as it passed the glove and he's gone for a pair.. 218/4
103.1 to JC Buttler, goes across, attempted scoop... tickled to the keeper! Buttler walks and Nortje has a third, no sense of England slowing down. Just came off the face on its way through over the stumps. 356/7
Dwaine Pretorius1645613.50759100
77.4 to JE Root, on a length and he hits that crack, it draws the edge as it moves away and Root is gone! Very important wicket for South Africa as Faf du Plessis gobbles up the catch at slip. 217/3
Keshav Maharaj43916023.7218319300
96.1 to BA Stokes, but he won't be getting to 100 today... slapped to long-on, Stokes' fun is over! Didn't get the elevation, hit hard but van der Dussen held it well as he came across. Stokes shakes his head in frustration, and that may provide some respite for SA after a damaging 75 minutes. 310/5
106.3 to SM Curran, rocks back to pounce on the long-hop, the fruits of mixing it up, but he's only gone and wellied it straight to midwicket! A long trudge back to the pavilion, as Maharaj gets a bonus wicket to massage his bruised figures. 375/8
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 438 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Pieter Malan c Stokes b Curran842883693029.16
Dean Elgar c †Buttler b Denly34781162043.58
Zubayr Hamza c †Buttler b Anderson18591041030.50
Keshav Maharaj lbw b Anderson217240011.76
Faf du Plessis (c)c Denly b Bess1957793033.33
Rassie van der Dussen c Anderson b Broad171401942012.14
Quinton de Kock c Crawley b Denly501071297046.72
Vernon Philander c Pope b Stokes851712015.68
Dwaine Pretorius c Root b Stokes02230000.00
Anrich Nortje c Crawley b Stokes013000.00
Kagiso Rabada not out 311160027.27
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 5, w 2)13
TOTAL137.4 Ov (RR: 1.80, 565 Mts)248
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Dean Elgar, 28.6 ov), 2-123 (Zubayr Hamza, 54.2 ov), 3-129 (Keshav Maharaj, 58.5 ov), 4-164 (Faf du Plessis, 76.2 ov), 5-171 (Pieter Malan, 86.5 ov), 6-237 (Quinton de Kock, 120.4 ov), 7-237 (Rassie van der Dussen, 125.5 ov), 8-241 (Dwaine Pretorius, 133.3 ov), 9-241 (Anrich Nortje, 133.4 ov), 10-248 (Vernon Philander, 137.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1892321.27962000
54.2 to Zubayr Hamza, finds the line, finds the edge, finds the breakthrough! Beautifully bowled, reversing enough as Hamza pushed out, scrambling off the seam and catching the blade before dipping low into Buttler's gloves! Hamza looks distraught, but he has to go. 123/2
58.5 to KA Maharaj, utterly plumb! Done like a kipper this time. Anderson's off-stump line suddenly morphs into a middle-stump line, with a notch of late in-duck to beat the inside edge. Maharaj hardly waited for the decision, let alone to consider the review! Smashing middle and leg, I reckon. 129/3
Stuart Broad2383711.601174000
125.5 to HE van der Dussen, fired into the legs, another utter sucker punch! The man had just been placed at leg gully, precisely for that steer off the toes, and he barely had to twitch as the ball plopped into Anderson's waiting hands! Jimmy had been at mid-on a moment earlier, I wonder if vdD had even twigged that gap had been plugged! Brilliant from England, thinking outside the box to a degree that has clearly taken their opponents by surprise. 237/7
Dom Bess33145711.721664000
76.2 to F du Plessis, oh my GAWD!!! Faf has given it away! The SA blocker-in-chief, the fourth-innings meister, the captain of the ship... and he's played a hard sweep straight to square leg! England have the breakthrough they've sought for, and with the new ball imminent, too. Bess again produces something from nothing. 164/4
Sam Curran1643712.31795011
86.5 to PJ Malan, finds the edge and Malan's vigil is over! What a massive moment that is! Curran with the new ball, not much lateral movement to speak of, but the tight angle across the right-hander finally prised the opening. Back of a length, Malan tried to close the face as the ball grazed by, but Stokes was on hand to snaffle the edge at second slip. And now England have a Test to win!. 171/5
Joe Denly1844222.33813000
28.6 to D Elgar, huge appeal! Massive delay as the umpire weighs it up, but the finger's gone up finally and Elgar reviews! He was stretching forward, thrusting his bat at the line of the spinning ball, and it was seriously adjacent as ball passed bat. Now then! There's a tiny disruption on Ultra-Edge ... so small that it could have been static... but it's sufficient for the on-field decision to be upheld!. 71/1
120.4 to Q de Kock, another brain-fart! Denly has done de Kock with the long-hop! Crawley at short midwicket clings onto a screaming pull above his head, and for the second time in an otherwise immaculate rearguard, one of South Africa's linchpins has given it away with a surfeit of aggression! The shot was on, insofar as he had to hit it somewhere, so why not to the rope, but the trap was also set!. 237/6
Joe Root601101.83270000
Ben Stokes23.483531.471222014
133.3 to D Pretorius, Stokes gets his man! Steered to slip, England erupt! Finally he gets the outside edge, the ball sails low to the right of first slip, where Root scoops it up! Newlands is echoing to Barmy Army cheers as Pretorius slopes off, leaving SA eight down. 241/8
133.4 to A Nortje, taken first ball, juggled at third slip! Crawley was the man to palm it up at the first chance, then pluck it casual as you like while sitting on the turf! Bang-bang from Stokes and England are on the brink! #SCENES. 241/9
137.4 to VD Philander, fenced to gully! STOKES DOES IT!! Fierce length, rising like the kraken, smashes the upraised glove and the catch is gleefully accepted! Philander's last stand is in a losing cause, England succeed in sacking Fortress Newlands, and it is their man of 2019 who brings them a first victory of 2020. 248/10
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MATCH DETAILS
Newlands, Cape Town
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
England
Ben Stokes
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2379
Match days3,4,5,6,7 January 2020 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Pieter Malan
Pieter Malan
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Australia
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
PointsEngland 30, South Africa 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 03 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 262/9 (Ollie Pope 56*, James Anderson 3*, 89 ov)
Sat, 04 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 215/8 (Vernon Philander 13*, 84.4 ov)
Sun, 05 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 218/4 (Dom Sibley 85*, 79 ov)
Mon, 06 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 126/2 (Pieter Malan 63*, Keshav Maharaj 2*, 56 ov)
Tue, 07 Jan - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 248 (137.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: South Africa - 146/3 in 69.0 overs (PJ Malan 71, F du Plessis 10)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 71.4 overs (435 balls), Extras 13
  • New ball taken after 80 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa - 170/4 in 83.0 overs (PJ Malan 83, HE van der Dussen 1)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 189/5 in 98.0 overs (HE van der Dussen 10, Q de Kock 9)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 102.3 overs (620 balls), Extras 13
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 162 balls (HE van der Dussen 16, Q de Kock 34, Ex 0)
  • Tea: South Africa - 225/5 in 115.0 overs (HE van der Dussen 17, Q de Kock 38)
  • Q de Kock: 50 off 103 balls (7 x 4)
  • Over 120.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - VD Philander (Struck down)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 241/7 in 131.0 overs (VD Philander 4, D Pretorius 0)
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ICC World Test Championship
TEAMMWLDPTRPWR
IND1712415201.577
ENG2111734421.12
NZ117404201.281
AUS148423321.392
PAK124532860.822
SA135802640.787
SL122642000.729
WI133821940.661
BAN7061200.601