It took South Africa only 36.3 overs to pick ten England wickets on the penultimate day of the second Test at Trent Bridge. Resuming on an overnight score of 1/0, the home side was bundled out for just 133 runs while chasing a mammoth target of 474.
The win now helps South Africa draw level in four-match Test series with two matches to go. In second over of the day, Vernon Philander bowled Keaton Jennings (3) to provide his side with the first breakthrough. Also Check- England vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Full Scorecard
Philander, once again, made inroads as he trapped Gary Ballance (4) leg before wickets to leave England at 28/2. England’s hope, Joe Root, was next wicket to fell as Chris Morris cleaned him up with an out-swinging yorker. Root fell on an individual score of eight.
England then kept losing wickets with none of the batsmen holding guard against South African bowlers. The hosts went to lunch with 79/4 after Alastair Cook (42), the top-scorer of England innings, was caught behind off Morris. Also Read- Zimbabwe on The verge of Historic Test Win Over Sri Lanka, Need Seven Wickets on Final Day
After just 12.3 overs post lunch, England lost six wickets and thus the Test match. During this period, Philander accounted for Ben Stokes (18), his third wicket. Spinner Keshav Maharaj picked three wickets, and youngster Duanne Olivier scalped two consecutive wickets to wipe out the tail.
South Africa winning moments
Philander was named as Man of the Match for his five wickets in the game.
England had won the opening Test by 211 runs. The two sides will now meet in the third Test beginning on July 27 at The Oval.