England vs South Africa 1st Test Day 2, Lord’s: As it happened

South Africa end day two at 214 for 5 but still trail England by 244 runs in first innings with five wickets in hand. Earlier, England were bowled out for 458 runs with Joe Root scoring 190 runs for his team.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 7, 2017 11:21 pm
South Africa trail by 244 runs.

England would think they have the upper hand after stumps on day two of the first Test against South Africa at Lord’s. South Africa were 214 for the loss of five wickets and were trailing England by 244 more runs. England picked up regular wickets and never let South Africa batsmen look threatening. England earlier posted 458 runs on the board in the first innings. Skipper Joe Root made 190 and Moeen Ali made 87. Stuart Broad then smashed unbeaten 57 runs to push the total over 450. Morne Morkel picked up four wickets for South Africa.

England XI: Alastair Cook, Keyton Jennings, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Liam Dawson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson

South Africa XI: HG Kuhn, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Temba Bavuma, TB de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel

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