Home > News >

Live Cricket Score: England vs South Africa, 1st Test at Kennington Oval, Day five

Live Cricket Score: England vs South Africa, 1st Test at Kennington Oval, Day five

Dale Steyn celebrates after dismissing Jonathan Trott on fourth day © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

London: Jul 23, 2012

 

England reached a score of 102 runs for the loss of four wickets, needing another 150 runs to avoid an innings defeat in the first Test against South Africa at Kennington Oval.

 

Earlier, a triple hundred by Hashim Amla and a well-designed century on day four by all-rounder Jacques Kallis has put South Africa in driver’s seat to eliminate England’s chances of winning the first Test.

 

Amla made 311 not out as South Africa made 637 for two declared; a first innings lead of 252. 

 

Later four strikes by South Africa‘s bowlers had England reeling on the fourth day of the first Test match at the Oval on Sunday.

 

All the four bowlers chipped with a wicket each on day four as the English top order gave in to hostile bowling by the visitors.

 

Skipper Andrew Strauss top scored with 27 runs before being caught by Vernon Philander at square-leg, attempting to sweep Imran Tahir, leading to a top edge.

 

Ian Bell holds the fort for England as he is unbeaten on 14 runs along with Ravi Bopara (15*) at the close of day four. 

 

Brief Scores: England 385 (Alastair Cook 115, Jonathan Trott 71; Morne Morkel 4 for 72) & 102 for 4 (Andrew Strauss 27, Ravi Bopara 15*, Ian Bell 14*; Vernon Philander 1 for 13) trail South Africa 637 for 2 decl (Hashim Amla 311*, Jacques Kallis 182*, Graeme Smith 131; James Anderson 1 for 116) by 150 runs

 

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the fifth day’s play here 

 

Photo Gallery

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

Murali Vijay’s 144 among most runs scored by an Indian on Day 1 of overseas Test

Live Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 1 — All matches

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India’s tail tales

Anil Kumble Australia India Moments in history Ricky Ponting South Africa

Murali Vijay enters Top 20 ICC Test batsman rankings for first time

South Africa vs West Indies 2014-15: Rilee Rossouw replaces Quinton de Kock in Test squad

Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Round 3, Gujarat vs Saurashtra: Akshar Patel helps Gujarat reduce Saurashtra to 207

Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Round 3, Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: Jalaj Saxena ton guides visitors to 250/4

Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Goa vs Himachal Pradesh: Darshan Misal propels Goa to 274

Can Eoin Morgan change England’s limited-overs fortunes?

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI series 2014: A look back at the series

Murali Vijay’s 144 among most runs scored by an Indian on Day 1 of overseas Test

Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and others scoring century on their Captaincy Debut in Test cricket

Batsman given hit wicket after mobile phone falls on stumps

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

683 Posts | 6 Fans

Mitchell Johnson's 37 wickets against England in Ashes 2013-14

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here