England vs South Africa 1st Test Day 1 Highlights Today 6 July 2017

Watch latest cricket highlights. South Africa vs England highlights of the 1st day of first Test played at Lord’s today on 6-7-2017. ENG vs SA highlights. England’s new on-field leadership team stepped up to show the way on the first day of the series at Lord’s, as Joe Root and Ben Stokes fashioned a century stand to even up the ledger after South Africa had enjoyed a fruitful morning.

Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat.

On a glorious day with all the Lord’s trimmings, England slipped to 49 for 3 and then 76 for 4 – a change of leader failing to imbue any greater degree of top-order stability – before Root and Stokes combined for an unbroken partnership of 106. The response from Root and his newly appointed vice-captain was similar to when the effervescent pair lifted England from trouble on this ground against New Zealand two years ago, although they were made to work harder for their runs by a disciplined and varied South Africa attack.

Root was given a couple of early lives off Kagiso Rabada during the morning session and also survived a review against the same bowler, when an attempted pull was shown to have looped to gully off his helmet. He had raised his fifty, off 89 balls, moments before, to cries of “Roooot!” rolling around the stands.

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England 357/5 (87.0 ov)
South Africa
England won the toss and elected to bat
Basil D’Oliveira Trophy – 1st Test
Test no. 2262 | 2017 season
Played at Lord’s, London
6,7,8,9,10 July 2017 (5-day match)

Stumps – Day 1
England 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook c †de Kock b Philander 3 13 0 0 23.07
View dismissal KK Jennings lbw b Philander 8 12 2 0 66.66
View dismissal GS Ballance lbw b Morkel 20 41 2 0 48.78
JE Root* not out 184 227 26 1 81.05
View dismissal JM Bairstow† lbw b Philander 10 25 2 0 40.00
View dismissal BA Stokes c †de Kock b Rabada 56 108 8 1 51.85
MM Ali not out 61 105 5 0 58.09
Extras (lb 2, nb 13) 15
Total (5 wickets; 87 overs) 357 (4.10 runs per over)

To batLA DawsonSCJ BroadMA WoodJM Anderson


Fall of wickets 1-14 (Cook, 3.1 ov), 2-17 (Jennings, 5.2 ov), 3-49 (Ballance, 13.6 ov), 4-76 (Bairstow, 22.3 ov), 5-190 (Stokes, 54.3 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket M Morkel 16 1 64 1 4.00 71 8 0 (2nb)
View wickets VD Philander 16 2 46 3 2.87 77 4 0 (5nb)
View wicket K Rabada 23 4 94 1 4.08 103 18 0 (1nb)
KA Maharaj 22 1 107 0 4.86 79 11 2 (1nb)
TB de Bruyn 5 1 30 0 6.00 18 4 0
T Bavuma 5 0 14 0 2.80 18 0 0
South Africa team

HG KuhnD Elgar*HM AmlaJP DuminyT BavumaTB de BruynQ de Kock†VD PhilanderKA MaharajK RabadaM Morkel

Root had gained his first slice of luck after winning the toss on a pristine morning, and so it continued. His second scoring shot was an uppercut over the slips, suggesting his attacking instincts will remain untempered, before an attempted hook off Rabada cleared fine leg, where the substitute fielder Aiden Markram was standing in from the rope and the ball bounced behind him for four, and then a thick-edged drive at the same bowler hit the fingertips of JP Duminy in the gully.