Aug 20, 2022, 10:40 IST

Watch! Stuart Broad takes a stunning catch to dismiss Kagiso Rabada


South Africa on Friday tamed the Baz-Ball tactics of England at the mecca of cricket at Lordโ€™s. South Africa took a 1-0 lead in the 3 match test series after winning the first test by an innings and 12 runs. The visiting team beat the English within 3 days to show their dominance. By the virtue of this win, the South Africans are now favorites to make it to the final of the World Test Championships. It was a great day for South Africa, but the home side did not have much to cheer about.

Broad stuns the crowd with an amazing catch โ€“

South Africa began the day with the score reading 289 for 7 as Jansen and Rabada were at the crease. Matthew Potts began the proceedings on the 3rd day when he was bowling to Rabada. The South African pace ace got a short ball and he went for a pull, even the commentators thought it had cleared the fielder. Just when it seemed it was going for four, the fans, Rabada and even the commentators were shocked when they saw Stuart Board leap and take a one handed catch to send back Rabada for 3.

Jansen and Nortje help SA reach 326 with a lead of 161-

Left arm pacer, Marco Jansen had stitched a crucial 72 run stand with Keshav Maharaj for the 7th wicket. The lanky pacer batted well to reach 48 before he was snapped up in the slips off Broad. Anrich Nortje who impressed everyone with his pace in the 1st Innings scored 28 crucial runs to help SA reach 326 before Ngidi became the last batter to be sent back for duck. South Africa ended with a lead of 161 as they were bowled out for 326.

South Africa decimate the English batting โ€“

Chasing 162 to make South Africa bat again, Lees and Crawley started slow but Maharaj struck twice. First he had Crawley out LBW for 13 while the English opener was going for a sweep, then had Pope out LBW for 5 after going for a review. Lees and Broad with 35 were the top scorers for England. Rabada reached 250 test wickets as he picked 2 wickets, while Nortje picked 3 wickets for 47 runs. Jansen and Maharaj picked 2 wickets each, while Ngidi got the key wicket of Root for 6.