ENGLAND FAST BOWLERS LED THE WAY ON FIRST DAY OF BOXING DAY TEST – 1st TEST day1,SA vs ENG

December 27, 2019

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Match Summary

England have won the toss and elected to bowl first, and they got the start that they wanted, Anderson returning back from injury becomes the first bowler to play 150 test matches ,took the first wicket with first ball of the innings sending back the opener Dean Elgar.

Then Aiden Markram and Zubayr Hamza looked good with their stroke play but did not last long for good partnership, then skipper Du Plessis found a bit a luck early in the innings but did not went on making it long as he was picked by Broad for a 80 ball-29.

Then came a partnership of innings between De Kock and Pretorius where both trying to unsettle the bowlers especially De Kock scoring at a rate of run a ball despite a couple of fortunes he played a brilliant knock but eventually slowed down while racing to land mark and got out to Sam Curran on 95 by just playing uncharacteristically,which made him as the fourth wicket of the innings for Sam Curran.

Then Broad removed Kagiso Rabada to ensure that England end their day on high, removing hosts for 277/9. Sam Curran was pick of the bowlers who took four wickets on day 1. And England look to remove the final wicket early in the hour on day 2 and try to take lead on South Africa.

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