South Africa end Day 1 at 309/6 under testing conditions vs England
Today in New Delhi, India
Jan 16, 2019-Wednesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

South Africa end Day 1 at 309/6 under testing conditions vs England

Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander scored half-centuries to take South Africa beyond the 300-run mark on Day 1 of the second Test vs England.

cricket Updated: Jul 14, 2017 23:54 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
Associated Press, Nottingham
England vs South Africa,ENGvSA,England cricket team
England picked up six South African wickets on Day 1 of the second Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.(Reuters)

South Africa came through two difficult periods to reach 309-6 against England at stumps on Day 1 of the second test today, suggesting the Proteas’ gamble to bat first in difficult conditions may have paid off.

South Africa was 66-2 before a 113-run partnership between Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock.

READ | Chennai Super Kings fans excited at IPL return, want MS Dhoni back

Then, Stuart Broad (3-47) and Ben Stokes (2-77) combined to take four wickets early in the final session for England but South Africa, at 235-6, came back again with an unbroken 74-run stand between bowlers Vernon Philander and Chris Morris.

Returning South Africa captain Faf du Plessis trusted his batting lineup on a cloudy morning at Trent Bridge, choosing to bat in what appeared to be difficult conditions.

READ | For Ajinkya Rahane, it is all in the mind

England got what it wanted after Joe Root said he would have bowled anyway, yet despite having the South Africans on the ropes early in the final session, when De Kock fell first ball after tea, the home team couldn’t force home its advantage.

READ | India’s 2011 ICC World Cup heroes rubbish Arjuna Ranatunga’s allegations

England still leads the four-test series after a convincing 211-run win at Lord’s in the first game.

First Published: Jul 14, 2017 23:52 IST