South Africa Drop down to 60% in WTC Table after consecutive defeats from England

South Africa Drop down to 60% in WTC Table after consecutive defeats from England

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.

South Africa Drop down to 60% in WTC Table after consecutive defeats from England
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Toss

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.

Teams

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.

South Africa:

Dean Elgar (capt), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

England:

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.

Scorecard

South Africa 1st Innings

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
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 Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
James Anderson 8 2 16 1 2
Ollie Robinson 14 3 49 5 3.5
Stuart Broad 12.2 1 41 4 3.32
Jack Leach 2 1 10 0 5

England 1st Innings

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
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

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 13 1 81 4 6.23
Marco Jansen 12.2 2 35 5 2.83
Wiaan Mulder 2 0 11 0 5.5
Anrich Nortje 9 0 29 1 3.22

South Africa 2nd Innings

BATTING
R B 4s 6s SR
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 Bowling

BOWLING
O M R W ECON
James Anderson 15.2 4 37 2 2.41
Ollie Robinson 15 5 40 2 2.66
Stuart Broad 13 2 45 3 3.46
Ben Stokes 13 2 39 3 3

England 2nd Innings (Target: 130 runs)

BATTING
R B 4s 6s SR
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

BOWLING
O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 11 1 57 1 5.18
Marco Jansen 7.3 0 40 0 5.33
Anrich Nortje 4 0 27 0 6.75

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