England fightback late on day 2

4 late South Africa wickets kept England in the game after a batting collapse. England fell from 142-3 to 181 all-out losing 7 wickets in a very quick period. England always seen to always have the same problem. Root and Stokes playing away from there bodies with balls they could have left and Bairstow bowled again with a ball that beat him for pace. Then after giving South Africa a lead of 103. But England’s bowlers started well and clawe England back into the game. Anderson and Broad were threatening with the new ball taking the wickets of Markram and Hamza respectively. Then the firepower of Archer did for Elgar, out for 22 and Du Plessis out for 20. At the close of play, South Africa lead by 175 runs with 6 wickets remaining. Now England can’t let South Africa’s lead get above 250 otherwise their chances get slim on a deteriorating pitch. They have to De Cock cheaply and not let Philander have the strike when he is shepherding the tail. This was a good day of test cricket and I have no doubts that tomorrow will be as well.

One thought on “England fightback late on day 2

  1. Yes – it has been gripping stuff, as is often the case on a surface that puts bowlers in the game, and South Africa are definitely favourites, but a superlative bowling effort tomorrow morning could get England back into it.


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