ENG vs SA: England are facing South Africa in the second test from Thursday, August 25. Moreover, the game is being played at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, England.
England are coming into this test series after losing against South Africa in the three. match T20 series in July. The Proteas won the three match T20I series by 2-1 against England in the end.
The hosts won the first T20 match by 41 runs against South Africa. England scored 234 runs and South Africa put up 193 runs. But South Africa made a comeback by winning the second match.
They put up 207 runs and England in response could score only 149 runs. South Africa won the third match by 90 runs after successfully defending 191 runs against England.
James Anderson will be a crucial player for England’s bowling unit. The English fast bowler has picked up 657 in 172 matches so far in his international test career.
Anrich Nortje will be a key bowler for South Africa as the English conditions will suit him. He has picked up 47 wickets in 12 matches so far in his international test career.
ENG vs SA: James Anderson gets better and better, dismisses Dean Elgar with a classic test match delivery
South Africa captain Dean Elgar won the toss and he decided to bowl first. The move did not work well as England put up 415 runs in the first inning while South Africa were all out for only 151 runs.
James Anderson went on to bowl a classic test match ball to dismiss Dean Elgar. The line and length were perfect as it made a mess of Dean Elgar’s defense.
Playing XI: England vs South Africa
England: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
South Africa: Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.