Bazball Approach Fail as South Africa Beat England by Inning

Bazball Approach Fail as South Africa Beat England by Inning

Bazball Approach Fail as South Africa Beat England by Inning and 12 runs in the 1st test at Lord’s. Kagiso Rabada gets the Player of the Match award for his seven wickets in the match.

The host team stunningly collapsed to 149 all out after needing 161 to force the Proteas to bat again, suffering their first loss of the Ben Stokes-Brendon McCullum era.

Outstanding Proteas Bowling to handle the Bazball Approach

It wasn’t a defeat brought on by the daring strategy that resulted in four victories at the start of the summer, but rather a timid capitulation to some outstanding Proteas bowling. Anrich Nortje was amazing, taking three wickets for no runs in just 10 balls while bowling at a high rate.

The collapse was started by left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj, who took two wickets, including under pressure opener Zak Crawley for 13. Despite oddly continuing to use short-ball strategies, England previously claimed the Proteas’ final three South African wickets for a combined total of 39 to bowl them out for 326.

Even though South Africa had a substantial lead, England might have at least extended the match into the weekend by making better use of the finest batting conditions of the game.

They now trail in the three-game series by one game, with the second Test at Old Trafford beginning on Thursday.

Brilliant South Africa

South Africa, which is now atop the World Test Championship and has lost just once in their last six series, has achieved a fantastic victory.

Dean Elgar, the captain, had questioned the viability of England’s aggressive strategy before the Proteas won using traditional Test principles.

Although they played with grit, their talented and well-balanced bowling attack was what led to a convincing victory.

Five wickets were taken in the first innings by Rabada, who was assisted by Anrich Nortje, left-arm seamer Jansen, the powerful Ngidi, and the cunning spinner Maharaj. Now, they need to adjust to the conditions at Old Trafford and the third Test at The Oval.

They need one more victory to snap a 10-year streak of three straight series losses against England.

Bazball Approach Fail as South Africa Beat England by Inning
Bazball Approach Fail as South Africa Beat England by Inning

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ENGLAND 1ST INNINGS

BATTING R B 4s 6s
Alex Lees c †Verreynne b Rabada 5 11 1 0
Zak Crawley c Markram b Rabada 9 23 2 0
Ollie Pope b Rabada 73 102 5 0
Joe Root lbw b Jansen 8 17 1 0
Jonny Bairstow b Nortje 0 5 0 0
Ben Stokes (c) c Petersen b Nortje 20 30 4 0
Ben Foakes † b Nortje 6 17 1 0
Stuart Broad c Elgar b Rabada 15 20 2 0
Matthew Potts not out 6 27 0 0
Jack Leach b Jansen 15 17 3 0
James Anderson lbw b Rabada 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 45 Overs (RR: 3.66) 165

Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Alex Lees, 2.6 ov), 2-25 (Zak Crawley, 8.5 ov), 3-42 (Joe Root, 13.5 ov), 4-55 (Jonny Bairstow, 16.3 ov), 5-100 (Ben Stokes, 25.6 ov), 6-116 (Ben Foakes, 31.4 ov), 7-134 (Ollie Pope, 36.2 ov), 8-145 (Stuart Broad, 38.5 ov), 9-164 (Jack Leach, 43.6 ov), 10-165 (James Anderson, 44.6 ov)

SA Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 19 3 52 5 2.73
Lungi Ngidi 5 1 12 0 2.4
Marco Jansen 8 1 30 2 3.75
Anrich Nortje 13 2 63 3 4.84

SOUTH AFRICA 1ST INNINGS

BATTING R B 4s 6s
Dean Elgar (c) b Anderson 47 81 8 0
Sarel Erwee c †Foakes b Stokes 73 146 6 0
Keegan Petersen c Bairstow b Potts 24 41 3 0
Aiden Markram c †Foakes b Leach 16 27 3 0
Rassie van der Dussen lbw b Stokes 19 36 4 0
Marco Jansen c Crawley b Broad 48 79 4 1
Kyle Verreynne † c †Foakes b Broad 11 21 1 0
Keshav Maharaj c Potts b Stokes 41 49 7 0
Kagiso Rabada c Broad b Potts 3 10 0 0
Anrich Nortje not out 28 42 4 0
Lungi Ngidi c Bairstow b Broad 0 6 0 0
TOTAL 89.1 Overs (RR: 3.65) 326

Fall of wickets: 1-85 (Dean Elgar, 22.3 ov), 2-138 (Keegan Petersen, 37.1 ov), 3-160 (Aiden Markram, 45.1 ov), 4-187 (Sarel Erwee, 54.2 ov), 5-192 (Rassie van der Dussen, 56.2 ov), 6-210 (Kyle Verreynne, 62.2 ov), 7-282 (Keshav Maharaj, 74.5 ov), 8-289 (Kagiso Rabada, 77.3 ov), 9-318 (Marco Jansen, 87.1 ov), 10-326 (Lungi Ngidi, 89.1 ov)

Eng Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
James Anderson 18 3 51 1 2.83
Stuart Broad 19.1 3 71 3 3.7
Matthew Potts 20 2 79 2 3.95
Ben Stokes 18 3 71 3 3.94
Jack Leach 14 3 42 1 3

ENGLAND 2ND INNINGS

BATTING R B 4s 6s
Alex Lees c †Verreynne b Nortje 35 83 2 0
Zak Crawley lbw b Maharaj 13 22 0 0
Ollie Pope lbw b Maharaj 5 15 0 0
Joe Root c Markram b Ngidi 6 10 0 0
Jonny Bairstow c †Verreynne b Nortje 18 24 2 0
Ben Stokes (c) c Maharaj b Rabada 20 28 2 0
Ben Foakes † c †Verreynne b Nortje 0 2 0 0
Stuart Broad c Elgar b Rabada 35 29 5 1
Matthew Potts b Jansen 1 5 0 0
Jack Leach not out 0 4 0 0
James Anderson b Jansen 1 7 0 0
TOTAL 37.4 Overs (RR: 3.95) 149

Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Zak Crawley, 7.3 ov), 2-38 (Ollie Pope, 11.6 ov), 3-57 (Joe Root, 18.1 ov), 4-81 (Jonny Bairstow, 24.3 ov), 5-86 (Alex Lees, 26.4 ov), 6-86 (Ben Foakes, 26.6 ov), 7-141 (Stuart Broad, 34.2 ov), 8-146 (Matthew Potts, 35.6 ov), 9-146 (Ben Stokes, 36.1 ov), 10-149 (James Anderson, 37.4 ov)

SA Bowling

BOWLING O M R ECON
Kagiso Rabada 8 2 27 3.37
Lungi Ngidi 7 2 15 2.14
Keshav Maharaj 12 0 35 2.91
Anrich Nortje 7 1 47 6.71
Marco Jansen 3.4 0 13 3.54

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