LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: Stokes, Foakes Help ENG Recover After Twin Blows
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England vs South Africa 2nd Test 2022 Day 2 Live: Anrich Nortje removed Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawley in quick succession to create panic in England camp. However, Ben Foakes and Ben Stokes have brought calmness back into the dugout. They have added 41 together so far. England will need them to continue as there is not much batting to follow.

\Anrich Nortje has removed Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow early in Day 2. England have knocked off South Africa’s first-inning runs and the responsibility of giving England a big lead now rests on the shoulders of Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes.

Ben Stokes-led England will be delighted with their position in the second Test against South Africa. Led by sensational bowling by James Anderson and Stuart Broad, England bowled out South Africa for a mere 151. There were a lot of expectations from Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram, but all failed to resist the class England bowling.

In England’s first inning, the hosts lost Alex Lees, Ollie Pope and Joe Root early but a 68-run partnership between Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow has put England in front as they are just 40 runs behind South Africa.

ENG vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Pitch Report

The pitch has eased out a bit and batting seems far easy now. There will not be much movement on offer and it’s a great opportunity for England to take a big lead in the match.

ENG vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Weather Report

There will be some clouds around but there are very little chances of rain interruption in Manchester.

Live Updates

  • 6:58 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: 100 run partnership up between Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes. The lead has also swelled to 97. ENG 248-5

  • 6:46 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: The partnership between Stokes and Foakes is 91 now and it has sucked life out of the South Africa batting. Stokes has also reached his 50 and things are looking bright for England now. They lead by 88 runs. ENG 239/5

  • 6:22 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: How good Ben Foakes has been for England in recent times. Looks a real deal when he is out there in the middle. Very assured and good against pacers and spinners. Not to forget his skills behind the wickets. Terrific. ENG 216/5

  • 6:17 PM IST

  • 5:34 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: LUNCH! It’s an even session for both teams. England lost Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawley early but Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes have put England ahead with a 65-run partnership. England now lead by 61 runs.

  • 5:28 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: Foakes survives, courtesy of DRS. A beautiful delivery by Maharaj that drifted in and spun away from Foakes who failed to put bat on ball as the ball hit his pads. Umpire gave the decision in Maharaj’s favour but Foakes was quick to review. DRS showed that the ball pitched outside the leg stump. ENG 205/5

  • 5:15 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: 50 partnership up between Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes. England had lost two quick wickets and given that England don’t bat that deep, this was needed by England. A wicket there would have opened the possibility of South Africa bowling out England for a negligible lead. ENG 199-5

  • 4:53 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: A steady partnership building between Ben Foakes and Ben Stokes. The pair has added 36 runs together as England aim to get a big first-inning lead. There is not much batting to follow and England just lead by 32 at the moment so these two players have to continue for long. ENG 184/5

  • 4:38 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: Ben Stokes is looking to play positive cricket. He has not been in great form recently but a good knock here will give Stokes the much-needed confidence. ENG 173/5

  • 4:07 PM IST

    LIVE Score ENG vs SA 2nd Test, Manchester: With the back-to-back wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawly, the onus now lies on the pair of Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes to take some considerable lead. ENG 147/5 (36)

  • 3:56 PM IST

    ENG vs SA Day 2 Live Score: Wicket! South Africa have got the big fish. Jonny Bairstow departs one run short of a half-century. South Africa needs to make this count and get a few wickets to quickly to get back into the game. ENG 134/4

  • 3:47 PM IST

    ENG vs SA Day 2 Live Score: Not much help for the SA bowlers but they are testing Bairstow and Crawley with good line and length. South Africa need to find a way to get a wicket now. ENG 127/3

  • 3:37 PM IST

    ENG vs SA Day 2 Live Score: A bright and sunny day in Manchester, looks a belter of a wicket to bat now. England batters need to see off Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in the first spell. ENG 119/3

  • 3:26 PM IST

    ENG vs SA Day 2 Live Score: England are just 40 runs behind South Africa’s score and look good to take a big lead in the game. Can SA pick up a few wickets early in day 2 and stage a comeback?

  • 3:07 PM IST