South Africa vs England 3rd Test Day 5: England go 2-1 up after battering South Africa

England won 3rd Test by an innings and 53 runs and took a 2-1 lead in the series South Africa cricket

England registered a convincing win in Port Elizabeth and took a 2-1 lead in the series

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Despite a 99-run partnership by Keshav Maharaj and debutant Dane Paterson, England demolished South Africa by an innings and 53 runs in Port Elizabeth to take a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.

Continue reading

South Africa vs England 3rd Test Day 4: Root takes four to leave England within touching distance of victory

Joe Root four wickets South Africa England 3rd Test Day 4 Port Elizabeth cricket

Joe Root finished with figures of 4-31 off 19 overs

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

England captain Joe Root carved through South Africa’s batting line-up with a four-wicket haul to leave his side four wickets away from victory on a rain-affected fourth day in Port Elizabeth.

Continue reading

South Africa vs England 3rd Test Day 3: De Kock fights, but Bess’ five-for keeps England firmly on top

Dominic Bess five wickets South Africa England 3rd Test Day 3 Port Elizabeth cricket

Dominic Bess ended the day with figures of 5-51 off 31 overs

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock fought valiantly with an unbeaten 63, but spinner Dominic Bess’ five-for kept England firmly in control on the third day in Port Elizabeth.

Continue reading

South Africa vs England 3rd Test Day 1: Crawley leads the way as England’s batsmen star on opening day

Zak Crawley 44 runs South Africa England 3rd Test Day 1 Port Elizabeth cricket

Zak Crawley was England’s top run-scorer on the opening day with 44 runs

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Zak Crawley led the way with his knock of 44 as England’s batsmen all chipped in on the opening day of the third Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.

Continue reading

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 3: Mendis, Fernando help Sri Lanka make history in South Africa

Kusal Mendis 84 not out Oshada Fernando 75 not out South Africa Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 3 Port Elizabeth cricket

Kusal Mendis (right) and Oshada Fernando helped Sri Lanka become the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando scored an unbeaten 84 and a career-best 75 not out respectively to lead Sri Lanka to a historical eight-wicket win over South Africa in Port Elizabeth.

Continue reading

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2: Lakmal gives Sri Lanka a chance to make history

Suranga Lakmal four wickets South Africa Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2 Port Elizabeth cricket

Suranga Lakmal finished with figures of 4-39 off 16.3 overs

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Sri Lanka are only 137 runs away from becoming the third team to win a Test series in South Africa after pace bowler Suranga Lakmal took a four-wicket haul on the second day in Port Elizabeth.

Continue reading