With the good batting of Dean Elgar and von der Dusen, hosts South Africa have scored a respectable score in the first innings of the second cricket Test match against England. At the end of the second day’s play, the hosts had scored 215 runs for 8 wickets. Earlier, the visiting team England had scored 269 runs in their first innings. Thus the guest team is still leading. The experienced fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson bowled brilliantly from England’s saw, not giving any chance to the batsmen of the host team.
At the end of the second day’s play, the hosts had scored 215 runs for 8 wickets.
For South Africa, opener Dean Elgar scored 88 and von der Dussen scored 68 runs. Both of them played a century partnership of 117 runs for the fourth wicket. Apart from these two, Quinton de Kock scored 20 and Vernon Philander scored 13 not out. The remaining batsmen could not even reach double digits. On the other hand, for England, Anderson took three wickets for 34 runs while Broad and Sam Karan took 2-2 wickets. Broad sent pavilion to Peter Malan 5 and Zubair Hamza 5 to pavilion, while Anderson dismissed skipper Faf du Plessis for one run to give the tableaus a shock.