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SA vs ENG 1st Test: SA register a domineering victory to take a 1-0 series lead

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SA vs ENG 1st Test: Prior to the start of the 1st Test between South Africa and England, Dean Elgar very categorically stated that he doesn’t believe in ‘Bazball theory’ and it won’t last too long. Ben Stokes and Co. were coming into the game on the back of four consecutive wins but South Africa ensured that England didn’t make it five wins in a row.

Dean Elgar and Co. put in a sensational performance in the first Test against England to record one of the finest wins in their Test cricket history. Dean Elgar’s words would now hurt England even more as his team thrashed them by an innings and 12 runs in the first Test match. The Proteas came up with a powerful bowling unit and Dean Elgar opted to bowl first upon winning the Test match.

Riding on Rabada’s five-for, South Africa bundled England out for just 165 runs in the first innings. Ollie Pope played a handy knock of 73 runs in 102 balls, however, he lacked support from the other end. For South Africa, Rabada picked five wickets, while Nortje and Jansen claimed three and two wickets respectively.

In response, South Africa managed to score 326 runs in the second innings. Elgar (47) and Sarel Erwee (73) put on valuable contributions with the bat, while Jansen (48) and Maharaj (41) chipped in with handy runs in the latter half of the innings.

As a result, South Africa had taken a lead of 161 runs before getting bundled out. The Proteas, once again, came out all guns blazing with the ball and bowled out England for just 149 runs in the third innings, thereby winning the match by an innings and 12 runs. Anrich Nortje was nothing short of brilliant with the ball, claiming 3 wickets for 47 runs in 7 overs, while Rabada and Jansen picked two wickets each. The second Test match is slated to be played from 25th to 29th August 2022 at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

SA vs ENG 1st Test Brief Scores: South Africa 326 (Erwee 73, Jansen 48, Elgar 47, Maharaj 41, Broad 3-71, Stokes 3-71) beat England 165 (Pope 73, Rabada 5-52, Nortje 3-63) and 149 (Nortje 3-47) by an innings and 12 runs


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