England defeats South Africa in just two days despite the loss of the first two days. South Africa Drop down to 60% in WTC Table after consecutive defeats from England.
Ollie Robinson got the man of the match award for his five-for in the 1st innings and 2 wickets in the second innings.
The skipper Ben Stokes got the man of the series award for his 149 runs and 10 wickets in the series.
A freak golf accident left Jonny Bairstow to miss the third Test, and he was named Player of the Summer.
Shortest Test Match
This third and final Test at The Oval was the shortest since 1912 when they had to score 33 runs in 64 balls to defeat South Africa and win the series 2-1. Both sides knew it was only a matter of time. But for England, it really was a matter of time.
They actually needed 5.3 overs, or 28 minutes, to reach the unusual milestone in an extraordinary match that was only ever going to last three days in total due to rain that forced play to be suspended on Thursday without a ball being bowled and Friday in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away.
Following up on his previous performance, Zak Crawley steadily made his way to an unbeaten 69 to lead England to a nine-wicket victory.
Brilliant performance from England’s Bowlers
Robinson finished the game with seven wickets, as did Stuart Broad, who combined with experienced bowler James Anderson for an extended swinging display to take 4 for 41 in South Africa’s first innings and a crucial 3 for 45 in their second, giving England the upper hand after the visitors had won the second morning.
England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Nothing happened in the first 2 days. Rain washout the 1st day. On the second day, the play have been called off due to the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.
The match resumed on Saturday day 3. Before the start of the play, both teams and the spectators paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honor her remarkable life and service.
One change for England Brooks in for Bairstow. Four changes for South Africa; van der Dussen, Harmer, Lungi Ngidi, and Aiden Markram misses. Ryan Rickelton, Khaya Zonzo, Marco Jansen, and Wiann Mulder are playing.
Dean Elgar (capt), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (capt), Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson
WTC points table, South Africa drops to No. 2
After their victory at Lord’s, South Africa had solidified their place among the WTC standings, but a loss at Manchester and The Oval has dropped their win percentage to 60%, which is below Australia’s 70%.
Sri Lanka is now in third place with 53.33%, but South Africa will look to win this Test to put themselves on track to compete in the ICC World Test Championship final in England the following year.
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South Africa 1st Innings
|Dean Elgar (c)||b Robinson||1||7||0||0||14.28|
|Sarel Erwee||c †Foakes b Anderson||0||4||0||0||0|
|Keegan Petersen||b Robinson||12||14||1||0||85.71|
|Ryan Rickelton||c †Foakes b Broad||11||20||2||0||55|
|Khaya Zondo||c Lees b Broad||23||57||1||1||40.35|
|Kyle Verreynne †||c †Foakes b Robinson||0||2||0||0||0|
|Wiaan Mulder||c †Foakes b Robinson||3||13||0||0||23.07|
|Marco Jansen||c Root b Robinson||30||59||4||0||50.84|
|Keshav Maharaj||b Broad||18||32||2||0||56.25|
|Kagiso Rabada||not out||7||6||0||0||116.66|
|Anrich Nortje||c Stokes b Broad||7||8||1||0||87.5|
|Extras||(lb 2, nb 4)||6|
|TOTAL||36.2 Overs (RR: 3.24)||118|
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Dean Elgar, 1.3 Overs), 2-7 (Sarel Erwee, 2.2 Overs), 3-21 (Keegan Petersen, 5.4 Overs), 4-31 (Ryan Rickelton, 8.6 Overs), 5-32 (Kyle Verreynne, 9.3 Overs), 6-36 (Wiaan Mulder, 11.5 Overs), 7-72 (Khaya Zondo, 24.6 Overs), 8-99 (Marco Jansen, 33.2 Overs), 9-110 (Keshav Maharaj, 34.5 Overs), 10-118 (Anrich Nortje, 36.2 Overs)
England 1st Innings
|Alex Lees||b Jansen||13||6||1||0||216.66|
|Zak Crawley||lbw b Jansen||5||34||1||0||14.7|
|Ollie Pope||c †Verreynne b Rabada||67||77||13||0||87.01|
|Joe Root||c Petersen b Jansen||23||25||3||0||92|
|Harry Brook||c Rabada b Jansen||12||20||2||0||60|
|Ben Stokes (c)||c Erwee b Nortje||6||9||1||0||66.66|
|Ben Foakes †||c Petersen b Jansen||14||35||1||0||40|
|Stuart Broad||c †Verreynne b Rabada||6||11||1||0||54.54|
|Ollie Robinson||c Elgar b Rabada||3||3||0||0||100|
|Jack Leach||b Rabada||0||3||0||0||0|
|James Anderson||not out||0||2||0||0||0|
|Extras||(b 1, lb 1, nb 7)||9|
|TOTAL||36.2 Overs(RR: 4.34)||158|
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Alex Lees, 3.1 Overs), 2-43 (Zak Crawley, 9.1 Overs), 3-84 (Joe Root, 16.5 Overs), 4-107 (Harry Brook, 22.5 Overs), 5-129 (Ben Stokes, 26.5 Overs), 6-133 (Ollie Pope, 27.4 Overs), 7-151 (Stuart Broad, 33.1 Overs), 8-155 (Ollie Robinson, 33.6 Overs), 9-158 (Jack Leach, 35.4 Overs), 10-158 (Ben Foakes, 36.2 Overs)
South Africa Bowling
South Africa 2nd Innings
|Sarel Erwee||c Root b Stokes||26||53||3||0||49.05|
|Dean Elgar (c)||lbw b Broad||36||59||6||0||61.01|
|Keegan Petersen||c Pope b Anderson||23||31||3||0||74.19|
|Ryan Rickelton||lbw b Broad||8||15||2||0||53.33|
|Khaya Zondo||lbw b Robinson||16||51||3||0||31.37|
|Wiaan Mulder||b Robinson||14||52||2||0||26.92|
|Kyle Verreynne †||c & b Anderson||12||36||0||1||33.33|
|Marco Jansen||b Stokes||4||16||1||0||25|
|Kagiso Rabada||c Brook b Stokes||0||2||0||0||0|
|Keshav Maharaj||b Broad||18||24||2||0||75|
|Anrich Nortje||not out||0||3||0||0||0|
|Extras||(b 4, lb 4, nb 4)||12|
|TOTAL||56.2 Overs (RR: 3.00)||169|
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Sarel Erwee, 15.3 Overs), 2-83 (Dean Elgar, 21.4 Overs), 3-91 (Keegan Petersen, 24.3 Overs), 4-95 (Ryan Rickelton, 27.4 Overs), 5-120 (Wiaan Mulder, 41.6 Overs), 6-133 (Khaya Zondo, 43.3 Overs), 7-146 (Marco Jansen, 48.4 Overs), 8-146 (Kagiso Rabada, 48.6 Overs), 9-169 (Keshav Maharaj, 55.3 Overs), 10-169 (Kyle Verreynne, 56.2 Overs)
England 2nd Innings (Target: 130 runs)
|Alex Lees||lbw b Rabada||39||73||4||0||53.42|
|Zak Crawley||not out||69||57||12||0||121.05|
|Ollie Pope||not out||11||10||1||0||110|
|Extras||(lb 6, nb 5)||11|
|TOTAL||22.3 Overs (RR: 5.77)||130/1|
Did not bat: Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes †, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson
Fall of wickets: 1-108 (Alex Lees, 19.5 Overs)
South Africa Bowling