England vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights and Scorecard


England vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 2 Cricket Scorecard AS IT HAPPENED: South Africa’s fast bowlers utilised the movement on offer at Lord’s to reduce England to 116/6 before heavy showers ended the play on the opening day of the first Test, here on Wednesday.Ollie Pope (61 not out) and Stuart Broad (0 not out) were at the crease for England at stumps on Day 1. Opting to bowl first, Proteas skipper Dean Elgar unleashed a four-prong pace attack led by Kagiso Rabada, who returned to the side after an injury layoff, under overcast skies at Lord’s. Rabada did the talking early, moving the ball around to keep England’s openers in check. Alex Lees was the first to fall, nicking Rabada through to the wicketkeeper, to be dismissed for five. His partner, Zak Crawley, followed him soon after as Rabada struck again.Also Read – England vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: ENG 116/6 At Stumps In Rain Affected Day

Pope was the best of England batters on show, playing comfortably on the front and back foot, and milking South Africa’s quicks for runs to get to a fine half-century. Skipper Ben Stokes stepped up to offer Pope company and the stand appeared to put England back in the game until Nortje struck a second time. Also Read – ENG vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Hints 1st Test: Captain, Vice-Captain – England vs South Africa, Playing 11s For Today’s Match Lords, London 3:30 PM IST August 17, Wednesday

Rain, however, put the brakes on South Africa’s top-notch bowling performance. What appeared to be a light shower initially soon turned into torrential rain as hopes of further play in the day turned bleak and eventually umpires took the players off. Also Read – ENG vs SA 3rd T20I Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Hints: Captain, Vice-Captain – England vs South Africa, Playing 11s For Today’s Match The Ageas Bowl Ground, 7:00 PM IST July 31, Sunday


Brief Scores at the end of Day 1: England 116/6 (Pope 61 not out; Nortje 3-43, Rabada 2-36, Jansen 1-18) vs South Africa

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