RESULT
3rd Test, The Oval, September 08 - 12, 2022, South Africa tour of England
118 & 169
(T:130) 158 & 130/1

England won by 9 wickets

Player Of The Match
5/49 & 2/40
ollie-robinson
Player Of The Series
149 runs • 10 wkts
ben-stokes
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) b Robinson17100014.28
Sarel Erwee c †Foakes b Anderson0414000.00
Keegan Petersen  b Robinson12142111085.71
Ryan Rickelton c †Foakes b Broad1120322055.00
Khaya Zondo c Lees b Broad2357991140.35
Kyle Verreynne c †Foakes b Robinson024000.00
Wiaan Mulder c †Foakes b Robinson313140023.07
Marco Jansen c Root b Robinson30591024050.84
Keshav Maharaj  b Broad1832472056.25
Kagiso Rabada not out 76900116.66
Anrich Nortje c Stokes b Broad7851087.50
Extras(lb 2, nb 4)6
TOTAL36.2 Ov (RR: 3.24)118
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Dean Elgar, 1.3 ov), 2-7 (Sarel Erwee, 2.2 ov), 3-21 (Keegan Petersen, 5.4 ov), 4-31 (Ryan Rickelton, 8.6 ov), 5-32 (Kyle Verreynne, 9.3 ov), 6-36 (Wiaan Mulder, 11.5 ov), 7-72 (Khaya Zondo, 24.6 ov), 8-99 (Marco Jansen, 33.2 ov), 9-110 (Keshav Maharaj, 34.5 ov), 10-118 (Anrich Nortje, 36.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson821612.00371000
2.2 to SJ Erwee, And another! Anderson strikes now. Length outside off looking to draw the batter on the front foot, who takes the bait. The ball moves just that bit away from Erwee, catches his outside edge and that's a simple catch for Foakes diving to his left. South Africa are rocked early!. 7/2
Ollie Robinson1434953.50634004
1.3 to D Elgar, Cleans him up with a ripper! This is some start from Robinson. On a good length shaping into Elgar, who is caught on the crease and plays all around it. The off stump takes a beating! Just the start England were after.. 2/1
5.4 to KD Petersen, Robinson has been threatening Peterson's off-stump all morning, and he finally hits the bull's eye! On the fuller side he goes, honing that on off. Peterson thinks that is once again going over the stumps, but does not quite account the length. Shoulders arms without a big stride in, only to find his stumps rearranged.. 21/3
9.3 to K Verreynne, Going from bad to worse for South Africa! Robinson has been spot on with his lengths today and is reaping the rewards. On a length, nibbling just a bit away from Verreynne. The little bit of shape away is enough to catch the outside edge of his blade with Foakes completing another simple catch.. 32/5
11.5 to PWA Mulder, fuller length, lures the drive! Terrible shot, but it was cunning from Robinson! Floated up fuller, on a wide line, but there's late outswing as Mulder climbs through his stroke, desperate to seize on an apparent half-volley, and Foakes swallows another one!. 36/6
33.2 to M Jansen, There's the fifth for Robinson, and richly deserved! On a length outside off, Jansen looks to drive away from his body only to get a thick outside edge through to first slip, who takes a comfortable catch. A standing ovation for Robinson who holds the ball high and soaks in the applause.. 99/8
Stuart Broad12.214143.32565000
8.6 to RD Rickelton, Edged and gone! Oh, that's an important wicket. Rickelton was just starting to look comfortable. On a length outside off, angling away from the batter, who is sucked into the drive and can only feather it through to the keeper. South Africa lose four wickets inside the first hour!. 31/4
24.6 to K Zondo, England get their seventh! Cunning from Broad. Sees that Zondo is not moving his feet much. Shortens his length and catches the batter by surprise. He looks to fend it away, but can only get a thick edge with the man behind square on the off side coming into play. Alex Lees it is, who completes the simplest of catches.. 72/7
34.5 to KA Maharaj, Goes short and gets his man! Short of a length on off, Maharaj goes for the pull but doesn't get into position well. Looks to go hard at it only to get a thick inside edge back onto his stumps. Broad has had a number of chances off his bowling in the last few overs, and he finally gets one.. 110/9
36.2 to A Nortje, ALL OVER! Broad gets his fourth and England have blown South Africa over. Full on off, Nortje chips it meekly and straight to Stokes at mid-off.. 118/10
Jack Leach211005.00101100
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alex Lees  b Jansen1361410216.66
Zak Crawley lbw b Jansen534421014.70
Ollie Pope c †Verreynne b Rabada677711613087.01
Joe Root c Petersen b Jansen2325363092.00
Harry Brook c Rabada b Jansen1220292060.00
Ben Stokes (c)c Erwee b Nortje69211066.66
Ben Foakes c Petersen b Jansen1435511040.00
Stuart Broad c †Verreynne b Rabada611271054.54
Ollie Robinson c Elgar b Rabada33600100.00
Jack Leach  b Rabada039000.00
James Anderson not out 025000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 7)9
TOTAL36.2 Ov (RR: 4.34)158
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Alex Lees, 3.1 ov), 2-43 (Zak Crawley, 9.1 ov), 3-84 (Joe Root, 16.5 ov), 4-107 (Harry Brook, 22.5 ov), 5-129 (Ben Stokes, 26.5 ov), 6-133 (Ollie Pope, 27.4 ov), 7-151 (Stuart Broad, 33.1 ov), 8-155 (Ollie Robinson, 33.6 ov), 9-158 (Jack Leach, 35.4 ov), 10-158 (Ben Foakes, 36.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kagiso Rabada1318146.235413005
27.4 to OJ Pope, another one falls and now England are in big bother! Pope nibbles fatefully outside the line of off, it's that habitual line that Rabada just hasn't found enough today, but he's got it right now, and there's still time for South Africa to get right back into contention!. 133/6
33.1 to SCJ Broad, a swish across the line and Broad snicks off! It took an eternity for an appeal to be voiced, mostly because Verreynne was barely clinging onto the edge after a late wobble. But that's the seventh wicket down, and England's chances of a decisive lead are rapidly diminishing. 151/7
33.6 to OE Robinson, chipped lackadaisically to cover! Nope, England won't be hanging around...! Rabada strikes with his second ball of the morning and Robinson, who talked before play about sticking with Foakes, is swiftly making the slow trudge back to the dressing room alone. Fullish ball and he steered it straight to Elgar, as if providing catching practice. 155/8
35.4 to MJ Leach, chopped on! Rabada only needs one to Leach, same as with Robinson, and England are nine down! Round the wicket and curving in subtly as he stays back and dangles the bat, takes a thick inside edge and results in middle stump being flattened... Splat's that. 158/9
Marco Jansen12.223552.83595001
3.1 to AZ Lees, Lees is done for! Towering line and length from Jansen, over the wicket on that inexorable off-stump line, beaten for height more than anything, as the ball rifles into the top of his middle stump from a full length, shaping in on the angle. Short and to the point from Lees!. 17/1
9.1 to Z Crawley, absolutely plumb! Or is there an inside-edge, because Crawley has reviewed. So full, so straight, swinging back in, thumping the knee-roll, and the groans from the commentary box at that first replay rather suggest that the rest is irrelevant. Smashing middle and leg, and England are two-down!. 43/2
16.5 to JE Root, Flashed hard and Peterson hangs on to a blinder! That was travelling very quickly. Not the best of shots from Root, but that is how he has played all innings. The high-risk approach. On a good length outside off, Root throws the kitchen sink at it but can only get a thick edge to third slip, who barely has any time to react but somehow clings on. Big, big wicket. Replays suggest Root got that off the cue end of his bat.. 84/3
22.5 to HC Brook, Ah, he is sucked into the trap! Short of a length on middle and leg. Brook shuffles across looking to help it quite squarer. But that hits his bat quite high, and he can only find Rabada at backward square leg who moves swiftly to his left and pouches the catch safely. He looked promising during his brief stay did Brook.. 107/4
36.2 to BT Foakes, steps down, steered to third slip! Jansen gets his maiden Test five-for. Foakes caught again in his tailender vortex, unsure of whether to stick or twist, and he ends up fencing a length ball into the cordon, where Petersen swoops to his left to pull off a smart catch. England rolled in just 16 deliveries this morning!. 158/10
Wiaan Mulder201105.5082000
Anrich Nortje902913.22403001
26.5 to BA Stokes, Gone this time! Not sure what to make of that innings. Length outside off, Stokes looks to drive on the up - no feet, away from the body. Gets a thick edge to first slip. No errors from Erwee.. 129/5
South Africa 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sarel Erwee c Root b Stokes2653793049.05
Dean Elgar (c)lbw b Broad36591096061.01
Keegan Petersen c Pope b Anderson2331453074.19
Ryan Rickelton lbw b Broad815322053.33
Khaya Zondo lbw b Robinson1651953031.37
Wiaan Mulder  b Robinson1452692026.92
Kyle Verreynne c & b Anderson1236760133.33
Marco Jansen  b Stokes416261025.00
Kagiso Rabada c Brook b Stokes024000.00
Keshav Maharaj  b Broad1824302075.00
Anrich Nortje not out 037000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 4)12
TOTAL56.2 Ov (RR: 3.00)169
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Sarel Erwee, 15.3 ov), 2-83 (Dean Elgar, 21.4 ov), 3-91 (Keegan Petersen, 24.3 ov), 4-95 (Ryan Rickelton, 27.4 ov), 5-120 (Wiaan Mulder, 41.6 ov), 6-133 (Khaya Zondo, 43.3 ov), 7-146 (Marco Jansen, 48.4 ov), 8-146 (Kagiso Rabada, 48.6 ov), 9-169 (Keshav Maharaj, 55.3 ov), 10-169 (Kyle Verreynne, 56.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson15.243722.41745000
24.3 to KD Petersen, steered to fourth slip, Anderson strikes! Petersen finally loses his bearings on off stump and dabs at an outswinger - probably wide enough to leave but he ends up thick-edging low into the cordon, where Pope dives to scoop up a low catch. England have a sniff once again. 91/3
56.2 to K Verreynne, top-edged and taken in his follow through! Verreynne does go for his shots, but falls without addition to the score, scooping a pull straight up for Anderson to take a dolly a few yards off the cut strip. SA's second innings is wrapped up, and England will need 130 to win this final Test of the summer. 169/10
Ollie Robinson1554022.66773102
41.6 to PWA Mulder, that's the breakthrough! Robinson has his 50th wicket, and it's a cunning piece of work, shaping back into the batter from wider on the crease, cramping Mulder on the back foot, and inducing an under-edged cut into his middle stump! The end of a doughty stand, but at an effective 80 for 5, England are back in the ascendancy. 120/5
43.3 to K Zondo, another inswinger, and slammed in front of the stumps! No stroke offered, completely confounded by the late jag, Zondo is taking a look upstairs, but out of hope rather than expectation... the umpire has stated he played a shot, I think, which is generous, but it matters not! Cos that's clipping the bails and the on-field call stands!. 133/6
Stuart Broad1324533.46607000
21.4 to D Elgar, full, straight and given this time! Nitin Menon was just biding his time... Broad spears a full one through Elgar, into the front pad and up goes the finger. Elgar doesn't tarry, though a quick second look suggests this might have been closer than it initially seemed. Hawk-Eye update: Missing leg stump by a distance! How significant could that non-review be?. 83/2
27.4 to RD Rickelton, pinned in front! This one looks good, though Rickelton reviews Nitin Menon's decision, as well he might, given what happened to his captain. But he has played right across this, an outswinger that straightens to hit him on the back shin bang in front of off stump. That is curtains. Menon's finger goes up again, with Rickelton already about to cross the boundary rope! Foakes the man with the plan to target the pads, from the looks of the celebrations. 95/4
55.3 to KA Maharaj, straight through 'im! Broad finds the right length with just a hint of inward seam movement, and pings the top of middle stump. In fact, it just brushed the bails, and they fall gently to earth behind Maharaj as he bows his head and then exits stage left. England one wicket away from setting up The Chase. 169/9
Ben Stokes1323933.00647002
15.3 to SJ Erwee, Stokes does the trick! Fuller length to Erwee, dragging him forward, but finding some wicked late outswing, and that's a very fine take from Root, leaping forward to snaffle at first slip! The end of an excellent opening stand, but England have their first opening. 58/1
48.4 to M Jansen, outstanding inswinger! Stokes has said his Hail Marys and repents in real-time with an absolutely pearling delivery! Huge bend back into Jansen, through a yawning gate, on the perfect length, to pluck out the leg stump! The skipper is a marvel. And he's claimed the wicket that confirms that England are back in control of this Test. 146/7
48.6 to K Rabada, has that been steered to slip?? Possibility of it being a bump ball, and umpire Kettleborough is going to check - but the soft signal is out. Yes, clearly comes straight off the bat, as Rabada jammed it into the turf trying to play a full, wide ball. Fat edge and it loops up to third slip - two in three balls for Stokes!. 146/8
England 2nd Innings (T: 130 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alex Lees lbw b Rabada3973-4053.42
Zak Crawley not out 6957-120121.05
Ollie Pope not out 1110-10110.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 5)11
TOTAL22.3 Ov (RR: 5.77)130/1
Fall of wickets: 1-108 (Alex Lees, 19.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kagiso Rabada1115715.18427002
19.5 to AZ Lees, Length tailing into Lees, who is caught on the crease with the ball hitting him around the thigh pads. A stifle appeal for lbw, but that looked like bouncing over. Oh, seems like South Africa have taken a review. Hang on...ball tracker shows the wickets to be hitting. Wow, all a bit anticlimactic! There wasn't much of an appeal, but SA decided to go for the review. They are vindicated.. 108/1
Marco Jansen7.304005.33286002
Anrich Nortje402706.75134001
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MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
England
Ollie Robinson
Player Of The Series
England
Ben Stokes
South Africa
Kagiso Rabada
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 2476
Match days8,9,10,11,12 September 2022 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Harry Brook
Harry Brook
Umpires
India
Nitin Menon
England
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
England
Martin Saggers
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsEngland 12, South Africa 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 08 Sep - day 1 - no play
Fri, 09 Sep - day 2 - no play
Sat, 10 Sep - day 3 - England 1st innings 154/7 (Ben Foakes 11*, Ollie Robinson 3*, 33.4 ov)
Sun, 11 Sep - day 4 - England 2nd innings 97/0 (Alex Lees 32*, Zak Crawley 57*, 17 ov)
Mon, 12 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 130/1 (22.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • England: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (107 balls), Extras 8
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 107 balls (AZ Lees 34, Z Crawley 58, Ex 8)
  • Over 19.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - Nitin Menon, Batter - AZ Lees (Upheld)
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ICC World Test Championship
TEAMMWLDPTPCT
AUS117139672.73
SA106407260.00
SL105416453.33
IND126427552.08
PAK104425646.67
WI104425445.00
ENG2088410041.67
NZ92612825.93
BAN101811613.33