England pegged back by South Africa’s Anrich Nortje at Wanderers
108 runs were added by england with their total but suffered a mini-collapse through a fun opening session.
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Joe Root (59) and Ollie Pope (56) finished their 47th and third Evaluation fifties respectively as they shot their fifth-wicket stand to 101 after drama began 45 minutes late at Wanderers because of a wet outfield.
South Africa seamer Anrich Nortje removed both batsmen after drinks, in addition to Sam Curran since England lost 3-11 to slide from 258-4 to 269-7 at Johannesburg.
Nortje was really on a hat-trick – and also a five-wicket haul – after getting Root and Curran captured behind from successive balls but also the hat-trick delivery collapsed to sabotage Woakes (19no), who’s currently batting with Jos Buttler (16no).
Pope had previously chopped Nortje onto his stumps to activate the next collapse of the innings, after England had dropped 4-50 on day one, with Dom Sibley (44), Zak Crawley (66), Joe Denly (27) and Ben Stokes (two ) leaving after tea. )
Stokes became exchanged in a verbal altercation with a lover after he was dismissed – an episode he’s apologised for and can be waiting to find out.
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