Victorious Captain Ben Stokes

England win by an innings and 85 runs

Victorious Captain Ben Stokes
Victorious Captain Ben Stokes

27 Aug 2022 Test Match Series – Day 3 of 5 at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

England Vs South Africa

South Africa won the toss and decided to bat.

South Africa 151 ao off 53.2ov, Petersen 21 off 29, 3 fours, Rabada 36 off 72, 2 fours, Anderson 3-32, Broad 3037, Stokes 2-17, Leach 1-11, Robinson 1-48

 England 415-9 dec off 106.4 ov,  Zac Crawley 38 off 101, 5 fours, Pope 23 off 27, 4 fours, Bairstow 49 off 63, 7 fours, Stokes 103 0ff 13, 6 fours, 3 sixes, Foakes 113 not out off 217, 9 fours, Rabada 2-110, Ngidi 1-61, Nortje 3-82, Maharaj 2-78, Harmer 1-73.

South Africa  179 ao of 85.1ov, Petersen 42 off 159, 1 four, Van der Dussen 41 off 132, 5 fours, Erwee 25 off 59, 2 fours, Anderson 3-30, Robinson 4-43, Stokes 2-30, Broad 1-24.

England won by an innings and 85 runs.

England recorded an innings and 85-run win over South Africa inside three days in the second Test to level the series.

When South Africa resumed on 23-0, 241 behind, they were hit by an England attack that was finding exaggerated reverse swing on a pitch where the bounce could not be trusted. Anderson removed Dean Elgar’s off stump, Sarel Ewee edged Robinson and Stuart Broad remove Markram Rick to second slip after bowling him off a no-ball.

The host was magnificent with the ball to dismiss South Africa for 179 at Emirates Old Trafford, with reverse-swinging reduced Proteas to 54-3. Then followed an 87-run stand across 43 overs between Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen.

Captain Ben Stokes removed both in successive overs after tea to expose the tail. James Anderson 4-43, and Ollie Robinson 3-30, took over with the second new ball, sharing the final five wickets for seven runs in 30 deliveries.

The deciding series match for the final Test at Kia Oval starts on 8 September.