RESULT
2nd Test, Nottingham, July 14 - 17, 2017, South Africa tour of England
335 & 343/9d
(T:474) 205 & 133

South Africa won by 340 runs

Player Of The Match
54, 2/48, 42 & 3/24
vernon-philander
South Africa 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c Dawson b Anderson619391031.57
Heino Kuhn  b Broad34871227039.08
Hashim Amla c Wood b Broad7814921311152.34
Quinton de Kock c Cook b Broad68811038083.95
Faf du Plessis (c)c †Bairstow b Stokes1933553057.57
Temba Bavuma c †Bairstow b Stokes2027424074.07
Vernon Philander c Dawson b Anderson54811089066.66
Chris Morris c & b Anderson36831155043.37
Keshav Maharaj c Root b Anderson059000.00
Morne Morkel c †Bairstow b Anderson812202066.66
Duanne Olivier not out 016000.00
Extras(lb 12)12
TOTAL96.2 Ov (RR: 3.47)335
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Dean Elgar, 8.6 ov), 2-66 (Heino Kuhn, 27.4 ov), 3-179 (Quinton de Kock, 52.1 ov), 4-194 (Hashim Amla, 58.4 ov), 5-220 (Faf du Plessis, 63.4 ov), 6-235 (Temba Bavuma, 67.2 ov), 7-309 (Vernon Philander, 90.5 ov), 8-317 (Keshav Maharaj, 92.4 ov), 9-330 (Chris Morris, 94.6 ov), 10-335 (Morne Morkel, 96.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson23.267253.0811313000
8.6 to D Elgar, terrific catch! Liam Dawson at backward point. Full, wide outside off, Elgar reaches for it as he comes forward to drive, skews it in the air and Dawson takes a sharp one diving to his right. He'll be angry with that shot in these conditions. 18/1
90.5 to VD Philander, back of a length does the trick! Philander tries to close the face on a steer through midwicket, gets a leading edge and it's a lollipop catch into the covers! He's gone without adding to his overnight 54, and that's a bodyblow for South Africa's hopes of pushing towards 400. 309/7
92.4 to KA Maharaj, that is too good from Anderson. Reverts to the outswinger, lures the frozen-rabbit stab outside off, and Root pulls off a take for the cameras, diving in front of first slip to cling on with both hands! It was the inswinger wot won it, and South Africa have had a disastrous start to their day. 317/8
94.6 to CH Morris, identical delivery, and this time it is popped straight back to Anderson off the leading edge. A quick juggle and into his mitts it goes!. 330/9
96.2 to M Morkel, he only needed two! Another outswinger, a loose ambitious slap, a thin nick, a simple catch to Bairstow behind the stumps! Excellent carry, and quite the spell from Jimmy this morning. 4 for 4 in 3.2 overs!. 335/10
Stuart Broad2246432.901029000
27.4 to HG Kuhn, dragged on! He's earned that. Kuhn has been worked over. Good length outside off, Kuhn brings his bat down and the ball takes the inside edge into leg stump. 66/2
52.1 to Q de Kock, strikes first ball! As so often, the interval does the trick. A length ball outside off, de Kock goes after it, aiming to play square through the off side, and it flies off the top edge to Cook at first slip. 179/3
58.4 to HM Amla, and this time he's found deep square leg! He's been flirting with that dismissal throughout the innings. A short ball from Broad, around off stump, Amla can't keep it down and the top edge this time reaches the fielder - Wood near the rope. 194/4
Mark Wood1736103.587711000
Ben Stokes1837724.277414000
63.4 to F du Plessis, fantastic catch down the leg side! Wonderful take by Bairstow, but du Plessis has reviewed straightaway. Given very quickly by Reiffel. Looks like it's come off the hip from front on. Well, well...there's a mark on Snicko! It's taken the glove on the way. He's gone. Super decision on-field and an even better catch by Bairstow to flung himself to his left. 220/5
67.2 to T Bavuma, off the face of the bat! Bavuma trying to leave the ball alone, on a length outside off, but he's too slow to withdraw the bat and it slides off the face to Bairstow. 235/6
Liam Dawson712603.71312100
Moeen Ali812102.62331000
Keaton Jennings10202.0050000
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook c †de Kock b Philander316190018.75
Keaton Jennings c †de Kock b Morkel0920000.00
Gary Ballance  b Philander2737685072.97
Joe Root (c)c †de Kock b Morkel7876117120102.63
Jonny Bairstow  b Maharaj45811067055.55
Ben Stokes c †de Kock b Maharaj01237000.00
Moeen Ali c du Plessis b Morris1829472062.06
Liam Dawson c Amla b Maharaj1325412052.00
Stuart Broad lbw b Morris013000.00
Mark Wood c du Plessis b Morris619191031.57
James Anderson not out 0614000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 10, w 1)15
TOTAL51.5 Ov (RR: 3.95)205
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Alastair Cook, 3.6 ov), 2-3 (Keaton Jennings, 4.1 ov), 3-86 (Gary Ballance, 18.1 ov), 4-143 (Joe Root, 29.1 ov), 5-168 (Ben Stokes, 36.3 ov), 6-177 (Jonny Bairstow, 40.1 ov), 7-199 (Moeen Ali, 47.1 ov), 8-199 (Stuart Broad, 47.2 ov), 9-199 (Liam Dawson, 48.2 ov), 10-205 (Mark Wood, 51.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel1324523.46597000
4.1 to KK Jennings, and another! As I was saying, the ball dominating. Round the wicket, short of a length, angled in at off stump, straightens off the seam and it's a regulation outside edge. 3/2
29.1 to JE Root, edged and gone! Root's languid aggression gets the better of him, as he goes hard at a ball that gets big in the channel and takes a thin edge to the diving de Kock. That's a massive moment in the Test, as Root is the one man who has transcended the conditions. 143/4
Vernon Philander1324823.69598000
3.6 to AN Cook, another huge appeal! And a review... that inswinger is really troubling Cook. A long look from the umpire but declined on the field, probably on the grounds of another inside-edge ... but where has the ball gone after flicking the pad ... into de Kock's gloves, that's where! That is caught behind, and the wickets keep tumbling this morning!. 3/1
18.1 to GS Ballance, bowled! Stuck on the crease, as is his wont, and a loose pokey push to a full-length ball. Inside-edged into his back leg and onto his off stump!. 86/3
Chris Morris8.513834.30365000
47.1 to MM Ali, full length, and that's a flaccid departure from Moeen! Hanging back, in expectation of another bouncer, his weight wasn't leaning into the shot, and point snaffles a lofted drive!. 199/7
47.2 to SCJ Broad, full and straight, and that's got to be close! Morris is off on a celebrappeal, and sure enough, South Africa review. Yep, hitting leg, and Broad has got a first-baller! He was back in his crease, fully expecting the bouncer, and was sold a complete pup by some intelligent bowling. 199/8
51.5 to MA Wood, edged and gone! A fierce delivery, lifting into the splice, deflected to second slip and comfortably gobbled. England have tumbled from 143 for 3 to 205 all out ... and a deficit of 130. 205/10
Duanne Olivier703905.57276010
Keshav Maharaj1012132.10483000
36.3 to BA Stokes, and he's done it! Another huge moment. What a bonus, wicket for the spinner. This bounces a little outside off, Stokes playing forward gets an inside edge which loops off the pad and through to de Kock. Bobble up out of de Kock's gloves, but he kept calm and alert to gather the rebound. Well, they are checking with the third umpire. The no-ball is fine, but did it hit the keeper's helmet? Well, well. This is actually quite close. Has it grazed the grille? Or just taken the shoulder. Taking a long look at this. Eventually the third umpire confirms it's okay and Stokes goes. 168/5
40.1 to JM Bairstow, what a ball! That is a gem. Drifts in, pitches on middle, spins, beats the outside edge and cleans up Bairstow. Maharaj is off on a mini-Tahir run. That's a lovely piece of left-arm spin. 177/6
48.2 to LA Dawson, a dirty slog across the line, a spiralling top-edge, and that's not the way to reduce the deficit! Amla gathers in his mother's pinny at square leg, and Maharaj has a very impressive three-for in next to no time. 199/9
South Africa 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Heino Kuhn c Root b Anderson822271036.36
Dean Elgar c Anderson b Stokes8013619612058.82
Hashim Amla lbw b Dawson8718028914148.33
Quinton de Kock c †Bairstow b Anderson1450025.00
Faf du Plessis (c)lbw b Stokes631281989049.21
Temba Bavuma c Root b Ali1533352045.45
Vernon Philander c & b Ali42751163256.00
Chris Morris c Ballance b Ali1323382056.52
Keshav Maharaj c Broad b Ali1880012.50
Morne Morkel not out 17151830113.33
Extras(b 8, lb 8)16
TOTAL104 Ov (RR: 3.29)343/9d
Did not bat: Duanne Olivier 
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Heino Kuhn, 6.2 ov), 2-153 (Dean Elgar, 42.5 ov), 3-154 (Quinton de Kock, 43.3 ov), 4-216 (Hashim Amla, 68.6 ov), 5-253 (Temba Bavuma, 79.5 ov), 6-275 (Faf du Plessis, 90.3 ov), 7-304 (Chris Morris, 97.6 ov), 8-307 (Keshav Maharaj, 99.5 ov), 9-343 (Vernon Philander, 103.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson2044522.25996000
6.2 to HG Kuhn, edged, and taken at second slip! Anderson has worked over Kuhn. This is a good-length ball just outside off, brings him forward and it's snaffled low down by Root. 18/1
43.3 to Q de Kock, done it! Back-to-back wickets for England. A lovely piece of bowling. Angled across the left hander on a good length, de Kock keen to get forward and it's a thin edge to Bairstow. 154/3
Stuart Broad1946003.158710000
Mark Wood1856803.777911000
Moeen Ali1627844.876210200
79.5 to T Bavuma, thumped in the air, to wide mid-off! That's a careless way to go with the new ball imminent. Bavuma looking to stay positive, but scuffed his lofted drive straight to Root. An opening for England, or just a stay of execution?. 253/5
97.6 to CH Morris, has a big swing across the line, gets a hefty top edge and Ballance just about judges a solid catch running from short fine leg. For a moment there may have been some confusion between the fielders. 304/7
99.5 to KA Maharaj, super catch at long-on! Broad has made excellent ground to gather that. Maharaj used his feet, tried to clear the straight boundary but it didn't have the legs. Broad ran around from long on, then dived full length to his left. Top effort late in the day. 307/8
103.6 to VD Philander, goes for another slog sweep, takes the toe and Moeen snaffles the return catch. That brings the declaration. 343/9
Ben Stokes2043421.70994000
42.5 to D Elgar, and that tactic has worked! Good effort from Stokes. Keeps it short, angled in at Elgar from round the wicket, he gets into a horrid tangle as he seems in two minds whether to pull, hook or leave and ends up splicing a catch to backward square leg. 153/2
90.3 to F du Plessis, full, straight, keeps low, up goes the finger! But Faf reviews, maybe he thinks it's sliding down? Maybe he knows he has to use them or lose them as the last recognised batsman. But there's no reprieve. England have the breakthrough!. 275/6
Liam Dawson1114213.81465100
68.6 to HM Amla, he's got him again! Big shout for lbw and Root called for the review. Given not out by Paul Reiffel. Amla a long way down the pitch as he used his feet, missed his whip across the line of the delivery. Height certainly not an issue. And it's straightened enough! Smashing middle stump. 216/4
England 2nd Innings (T: 474 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook c †de Kock b Morris42761216055.26
Keaton Jennings  b Philander318260016.66
Gary Ballance lbw b Philander415311026.66
Joe Root (c) b Morris820340040.00
Jonny Bairstow c Morris b Maharaj1629523055.17
Ben Stokes c & b Philander1844713040.90
Moeen Ali c Kuhn b Maharaj2737426072.97
Liam Dawson not out 513280038.46
Stuart Broad c Morkel b Maharaj512131041.66
Mark Wood c Morris b Olivier014000.00
James Anderson c †de Kock b Olivier012000.00
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL44.2 Ov (RR: 3.00)133
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Keaton Jennings, 5.5 ov), 2-28 (Gary Ballance, 11.5 ov), 3-55 (Joe Root, 18.1 ov), 4-72 (Alastair Cook, 24.2 ov), 5-84 (Jonny Bairstow, 29.3 ov), 6-122 (Moeen Ali, 39.3 ov), 7-126 (Ben Stokes, 40.3 ov), 8-133 (Stuart Broad, 43.5 ov), 9-133 (Mark Wood, 44.1 ov), 10-133 (James Anderson, 44.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel1343002.30664000
Vernon Philander1032432.40513000
5.5 to KK Jennings, through him! That's the first one. Wonderful bowling from Philander. On off stump, nips back to scoot past the inside edge and the off peg is uprooted. Jennings stuck on the crease. 4/1
11.5 to GS Ballance, two down! another big appeal for lbw. Simon Fry has a long think and then shakes his head. Time is almost up and Faf reviews. Back of a length, did it pitch on leg stump?. Height certainly not an issue, on the shin, as it skidded through. It's gone! Pitches on leg stump, straightens, and is smashing leg stump. Excellent review from the skipper. 28/2
40.3 to BA Stokes, straight back to the bowler! This is finishing in a rush. Stokes keen to get down to Philander, ends up pushing it firmly back in the air and Philander grabs it at knee height. 126/7
Duanne Olivier3.202527.50125000
44.1 to MA Wood, he can you know! Back of a length, angled into the body, Wood rises on his toes, splices a thick edge, low to the gully!. 133/9
44.2 to JM Anderson, outside off, two in two. Game over! A flimsy poke to an off-stump lifter, and de Kock completes an utterly crushing win. 133/10
Chris Morris63721.16321000
18.1 to JE Root, that's a stunning delivery! And listen to the silence around Trent Bridge! The air has been sucked out as if Root was Sachin and this was the Wankhede ... a searing outswinging yorker, pitching in the blockhole and bursting past the edge of a desperate lunge to pluck out off stump!. 55/3
24.2 to AN Cook, bouncer, a limp swat from Cook, flies off the glove, and what a catch from de Kock! He committed to the shot early, tried to bail out as the ball got big on him, and ended up steering it down the leg side where the keeper pounced with his right glove!. 72/4
Keshav Maharaj1224233.50527000
29.3 to JM Bairstow, oh dear! That's not quite what was needed. He comes down the pitch, tries to go straight down the ground but just ends up dragging it to mid-on. A shocking shot in the circumstances, whatever your 'natural' game is. 84/5
39.3 to MM Ali, gone this time! No doubt this time. Another attacking shot, goes for the sweep, and picks out the man at square leg. Another good field-placing from du Plessis. Did Moeen know he was there?. 122/6
43.5 to SCJ Broad, aha, Broad obliges. Another pitiful dismissal, greeted with an empty, exasperated groan from a very dischuffed crowd. A big yawning slog sweep, a simple hole-out to Morkel at deep midwicket, who barely had to flinch to get into position for the take. 133/8
Unlocking the magic of Statsguru
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
MATCH DETAILS
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2017
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Vernon Philander
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2264
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days14,15,16,17 July 2017 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Paul Reiffel
Australia
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
India
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
England
Alex Wharf
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 14 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 309/6 (Vernon Philander 54*, Chris Morris 23*, 90 ov)
Sat, 15 Jul - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 75/1 (Dean Elgar 38*, Hashim Amla 23*, 22 ov)
Sun, 16 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 1/0 (Alastair Cook 0*, Keaton Jennings 0*, 4 ov)
Mon, 17 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 133 (44.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Over 10.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - GS Ballance (Struck down)
  • Over 11.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - GS Ballance (Upheld)
  • Drinks: England - 49/2 in 16.0 overs (AN Cook 31, JE Root 6)
  • England: 50 runs in 16.6 overs (102 balls), Extras 5
  • Lunch: England - 79/4 in 28.0 overs (JM Bairstow 12, BA Stokes 5)
  • England: 100 runs in 35.3 overs (213 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 39.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - MM Ali (Upheld)
  • Drinks: England - 126/7 in 40.3 overs (LA Dawson 3)
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
Instant answers to T20 questions
England Innings
<1 / 3>