England collapse to 181, South Africa lead by 175

first_imgBy Mark GleesonPRETORIA, (Reuters) – South Africa bowled England out for 181 in their first innings and had built up a significant 175-run lead by the close of play on the second day of the first Test at Centurion Park yesterday.But a see-saw contest was still in the balance as the hosts were precariously placed on 72 for four in their second innings as England sought to bowl themselves back into contention.Rassie van der Dussen (17) and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje (4) will resume today with South Africa looking to take the contest away from the tourists, who need early wickets to keep alive hopes of engineering an exciting comeback.South Africa started the day on 277-9 and were quickly out as they added just seven runs for a first-innings total of 284.England lost two wickets before lunch as they began their reply amid a torrid spell of bowling and then saw captain Joe Root dismissed at the start of the second session.However, they began to settle in when Joe Denly and Ben Stokes put together a 72-run partnership for the fourth wicket.Denly, who was dropped in the slips before scoring and took 28 balls to get off the mark, made 50 off 108 before falling to the tiniest tickle as Dwaine Pretorius grabbed a maiden Test wicket but only after South Africa had asked for a review.That set off an England collapse as their last seven wickets tumbled for 39 runs with Vernon Philander taking 4-16 from 14.2 overs and Kagiso Radaba bagging 3-68.“It was tough, a very impressive spell from Philander and Rabada, who challenged us in good areas,” said Denly.The initial breakthrough for the home attack had come from the tandem of South Africa’s new pacemen Nortje and Pretorius, who grabbed three wickets between them in the space of 17 balls to initiate England’s disintegration.It included Stokes caught behind for 35 in a South African record-equalling six catches for wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.England quickly began their fightback as veteran James Anderson had Aiden Markram trapped leg-before-wicket with the fifth ball of South Africa’s second innings.The wickets of Zubayr Hamza and Dean Elgar soon followed and English hopes were boosted further when home captain Faf du Plessis departed for 20 after pulling a hook shot, played from one knee, to long leg where Sam Curran made a running catch.“We have to keep up aggression and get the ball old as well when we bat tomorrow,” said Philander.SOUTH AFRICA 1st inningsDean Elgar c Jos Buttler b James Anderson 0Aiden Markram c Jonny Bairstow b Sam Curran 20Zubayr Hamza c Ben Stokes b Stuart Broad 39Faf du Plessis c Joe Root b Stuart Broad 29Rassie van der Dussen c Joe Root b Sam Curran 6Quinton de Kock c Jos Buttler b Sam Curran 95Dwaine Pretorius c Joe Root b Sam Curran 33Vernon Philander c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 35Keshav Maharaj c Ben Stokes b Jofra Archer 6Kagiso Rabada b Stuart Broad 12Anrich Nortje not out 0Extras: (lb-4, nb-2, w-3) 9Total: (all out, 84.3 overs) 284Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-32, 3-71, 4-97, 5-111, 6-198, 7-245, 8-252, 9-277.Bowling: James Anderson 20-4-69-1, Stuart Broad 18.3-4-58-4 (w-1, nb-1), Sam Curran 20-5-58-4 (w-2), Jofra Archer 19-4-65-1 (nb-1), Joe Root 4-0-26-0.ENGLAND 1st inningsRory Burns c Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander 9Dominic Sibley c Quinton de Kock b Kagiso Rabada 4Joe Denly c Quinton de Kock b Dwaine Pretorius 50Joe Root c Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander 29Ben Stokes c Quinton de Kock b Anrich Nortje 35Jonny Bairstow b Anrich Nortje 1Jos Buttler c Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander 12Sam Curran c Zubayr Hamza b Kagiso Rabada 20Jofra Archer b Vernon Philander 3Stuart Broad c Dean Elgar b Kagiso Rabada 2James Anderson not out 0Extras: (b-4, 5lb-5, nb-2, w-5) 16Total: (all out, 53.2 overs) 181Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-15, 3-70, 4-142, 5-143, 6-150, 7-176, 8-176, 9-181.Bowling: Kagiso Rabada 15-1-68-3 (nb-2), Vernon Philander 14.2-8-16-4, Dwaine Pretorius 8-2-23-1, Anrich Nortje 12-2-47-2 (w-1), Keshav Maharaj 4-1-18-0.SOUTH AFRICA 2nd inningsAiden Markram lbw James Anderson 2Dean Elgar c Jos Buttler b Jofra Archer 22Zubayr Hamza c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 4Faf du Plessis c Sam Curran b Jofra Archer 20Rassie van der Dussen not out 17Anrich Nortje not out 4Extras: (b-1, lb-1, nb-1) 3Total: (four wkts, 20.0 overs) 72-4Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-25, 3-29, 4-62/Bowling: James Anderson 4-0-19-1, Stuart Broad 5-2-6-1, Jofra Archer 6-1-37-2 (nb-1), Sam Curran 4-2-8-0, Ben Stokes 1-1-0-0 .last_img read more

Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry

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