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England vs South Africa, 4th Test Commentary

Series : South Africa in England 2017
Date : Aug 04 2017, Fri - 03:30 PM (IST)
Venue : Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
ENG 362, 243
SA 226, 202
England won by 177 runs
Toss : England won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsman R B 4S 6S SR
Keshav Maharaj 21 33 2 1 63.64
Last 5 overs: 19 runs, 3 wkts
Last Wicket: Duanne Olivier 0 (1b)
BOWLER O M R W ECO
James Anderson 14.0 7 16 3 1.1
Moeen Ali * 19.5 1 69 5 3.6
Recent overs
W W 1 6 0
W 0 0 0 1 0
0 1 4 0 1 0
0
Commentry
  • 62.5

    OUT! Caught. Moeen Ali to Duanne Olivier. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to slips, by Stokes. Moeen Ali gets another five wicket haul. Two in two for the spinner, as the ball skids on to take the outside edge, and Stokes cleans things up at slip.

    England were thoroughly professional in wrapping it up quickly, but the tail of South Africa showed little fight once their captain was dismissed. Hashim Amla also showed his class earlier in the day with his super knock of 83. But overall England were the dominant team, and their bowlers, along with some attacking batting, took the game away from their opponents. The series finishes 3-1 to the home side.

    Duanne Olivier c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali 0 (1)
  • 62.4

    OUT! Caught. Moeen Ali to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Root. South Africa crumbling to a heavy defeat now. Morkel goes first ball. It is a tame dismissal as he tries to go for the big shot straight away. No chance of getting his timing right this early on, and he shanks it into the hands of mid off.

    Morne Morkel c Joe Root b Moeen Ali 0 (1)
  • 62.3

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Broad.

  • 62.2

    SIX! Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Maharaj fancies playing some shots here. He might as well have a bit of fun. He charges down and launches Moeen over the long on fence for six.

  • 62.1

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Malan.

  • 62
    End of Over 62. 1 run. Bowler: James Anderson. South Africa: 195/7(rr 3.15)
  • 61.6

    OUT! Caught. James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Westley. Anderson gets a third, England have eight! Anderson goes round the wicket and it works. Rabada's feet are nowhere to be seen, and he limpy drives into the hands of a short cover fielder. Terrific catch from Westley, using all his jump and height to grab on.

    Kagiso Rabada c Tom Westley b James Anderson 1 (15)
  • 61.5

    James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Roland-Jones.

  • 61.4

    James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 61.3

    James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 61.2

    James Anderson to Keshav Maharaj. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Malan.

  • 61.1

    James Anderson to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 61
    End of Over 61. 6 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. South Africa: 194/7(rr 3.18)
  • 60.6

    Moeen Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 60.5

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Root.

  • 60.4

    FOUR! Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. A gentle chip over mid on's head by Maharaj. Didn't look to hit it too hard, and got the elevation to get it away for four.

  • 60.3

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Malan.

  • 60.2

    Moeen Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Westley.

  • 60.1

    Moeen Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 60
    End of Over 60. 4 runs. Bowler: James Anderson. South Africa: 188/7(rr 3.13)
  • 59.6

    James Anderson to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 59.5

    James Anderson to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 59.4

    James Anderson to Keshav Maharaj. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 59.3

    James Anderson to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Stokes.

  • 59.2

    James Anderson to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 59.1

    FOUR! James Anderson to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Flashy shot from Maharaj, who whips the bat through the ball. Off the outer half of the blade behind backward point for four.

  • 59
    End of Over 59. 1 run. Bowler: Moeen Ali. South Africa: 184/7(rr 3.12)
  • 58.6

    Moeen Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 58.5

    Moeen Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to slips for no runs, fielded by Cook.

  • 58.4

    Moeen Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 58.3

    APPEAL! Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long on for 1 run, direct hit by Ali, fielded by Root, appeal made for Run Out. Smashed back to Moeen, who dives and gets a fingertip onto the non-striker's stumps. Appeal for the run out, but Rabada had his bat grounded well behind the line.

  • 58.2

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Stokes.

  • 58.1

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Cook.

  • 58
    End of Over 58. no runs. Bowler: James Anderson. South Africa: 183/7(rr 3.16)
  • 57.6

    James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada. Yorker, off stump no foot movement defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Broad.

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