Highlights ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Old Trafford Score: SA Storm Back After ENG Top Order Collapse
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England vs South Africa 2nd Test 2022 Highlights: Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have added 35 valuable runs. However, SA’s situation still is concerning. The visitors will hope that the duo can take them close to 200 and that will spice up this match.

James Anderson has removed Simon Harmer and Keshav Maharaj on consecutive deliveries and South Africa are in a dire state at the moment. England are bossing the game right now. Top stuff after being blown away in the first game at Lord’s

It’s Lunch on Day 1 and England are bossing the game. James Anderson and Stuart Broad rattled the South Africa top order before Ben Stokes came and removed Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen in quick succession. SA find themselves in massive trouble now.

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The wicket of Aiden Markram has further dented South Africa’s inning. Markram will be disappointed with him as he had a great opportunity to show his skills in this format of the game. It was not a great short ball by Ben Stokes but Markam played a poor shot. Now all the responsibility rests on Rassie van der Dussen and Kyle Verreynne. South Africa don’t have much much depth in the batting.

It has been a solid start by Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Ollie Robinson who have tested South Africa batters with some great lines. Anderson removed Sarel Erwee early. Elgar got an opportunity after being dismissed on a no-ball but he failed to make the opportunity count as Broad removed him.  Broad also accounted for Keegan Petersen to leave South Africa in big trouble before Lunch on Day 1.

Ben Stokes’ England were left stunned by South Africa in the first Test at Lord’s as they lost the game by an innings and 12 runs. Kagiso Rabada’s seven-wicket haul and Anrich Nortje’s six wickets in the match broke the spine of England’s batting as the team was bowled out for 165 and 149 in the first and second innings respectively. South Africa fared better with the bat and scored 365, courtesy of handy contributions from Sarel Erwee, Dean Elgar, and Marco Jansen.

England will need the likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow to step up and help their team make a comeback. The trio fails again, England will be in massive trouble. James Anderson and Stuard Broad will also have to play a big role. The likes of Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen also need to raise their game and take some pressure of Dean Elgar.

Live Updates

  • 10:44 PM IST

    LIVE ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Old Trafford Score: SA started the innings well with three quick wickets but the Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow partnership has brought calmness into the English dressing room. ENG 90/3

  • 8:50 PM IST

    LIVE ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Old Trafford Score: South Africa’s inning comes to a close at 151. A very disappointing performance from the batters after the highs of Lord’s Test. The bowlers now need to make the ball count. England will be mighty pleased with this, showed great character and dominated the visitors from ball one.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    LIVE ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Old Trafford Score: First ball after Tea and it has brought the downfall of Anrich Nortje. Length ball, angling into the pads. Nortje fails to put bat on ball and is trapped plumb. Robinson gets his first wicket. SA 143/9

  • 8:15 PM IST

    LIVE ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Old Trafford Score: TEA! It’s a good partnership between Rabada and Nortje. The duo has added 35 valuable runs but England are completely on top at the moment. If these two can take SA close to 200, the match will once again come to life. At the moment, it’s England all the way. SA 143/8

  • 7:51 PM IST

    LIVE ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Old Trafford Score: The partnership between Rabada and Nortje is 23 runs. Rabada can bat and SA will be hoping he can get a few runs and take them close to 200. It will be difficult though. SA 132/8

  • 7:24 PM IST

    LIVE ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Old Trafford Score: Wicket! Another one bites the dust. This is a very big wicket and there goes South Africa’s chances of posting a decent first innings score. Verreynne takes the long walk back as Broad picks up his third wicket. South Africa in all kinds of trouble. SA 112/8 (1st innings) vs ENG

  • 7:19 PM IST

    LIVE ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Old Trafford Score: It has been England all the way in this Test match so far. The bowlers have done the job and it can well be said that it was a good toss to lose for Ben Stokes. Kyle Verreynne fighting it out for South Africa but England would like to believe they have things under control in the second Test. SA 108/7 (1st innings) vs ENG

  • 6:41 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: Wicket! Simon Harmer departs now. This was always on the cards as he didn’t look settled at all. South Africa sink further and England are bossing the game. The ball jagged in off the pitch as Harmer was beaten on defence as the ball hits his pad. Plumb! Oh as I type James Anderson has got another in the same fashion and this time Keshav Maharaj has to depart. This is top-class bowling. SA 95-7

  • 6:21 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test – Play resumes after Lunch. The conditions look much better to bat now as the sun is out and the ball is not doing as much as it did in the morning session. SA 85-5

  • 5:34 PM IST

  • 5:30 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: Wicket! Nothing going SA’s way at the moment. Ben Stokes with his second wicket and Rassie van der Dussen has to depart. The batter can be slightly disappointed as it was a marginal call which could have gone either way. In dipper from Stokes and Dussen was rapped on the pads. The impact was a matter of concern but the umpire thought that the ball was in line with the stumps. It wasn’t a wrong call but this could have gone either way. SA 76-5.

  • 4:44 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: Wicket! Another one bites the dust and Broad gets his second. Keegan Petersen walks back, leaving South Africa in massive trouble. Testing line from Broad and Petersen had no option but to play that. The ball swings away and gets a thick edge to slips. (SA 41/3)

  • 4:38 PM IST

  • 4:32 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: Wicket! Elgar fails to make the opportunity count as Broad gets rid of him with a beauty. Length ball, moving away from the batter. Elgar pushes with hard hands and gets a thick edge to the slip cordon where Jonny Bairstow takes a good low catch. SA 35/2

  • 4:16 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: Unbelievable Stuff. Dean Elgar is caught off the bowling of Ollie Robinson but it’s a no-ball. What a massive moment in the game. SA 26/1

  • 4:05 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: Sensational bowling by Ollie Robinson and James Anderson. These are good conditions to bowl and England need a few wickets early on. SA, on the other hand, will look to survive the first session. SA 14/1

  • 3:50 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: Wicket! Magnificent from Anderson and once he gets the job done for England. A terrific inswinger gets the inside edge of Sarel Erwee who was surprised by the sharp movement. Keeper Foakes dives to his left and takes a good catch. SA 3-1

  • 3:44 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: A good start by England opening bowlers James Anderson and Ollie Robinson. Both bowlers have tested South Africa openers, beating the bat on multiple occasions. SA 2/0.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: James Anderson to start for England. England will be looking for some early wickets and Anderson is their best bet with the new ball. Will be a challenging first hour of Dean Elgar and South Africa’s top order.

  • 3:14 PM IST
    South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar(c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne(w), Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

    England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson
  • 3:12 PM IST

  • 3:11 PM IST

    ENG vs SA 2nd Test: South Africa Opt To Bat