England vs South Africa LIVE: Cricket score from first Test as Stuart Broad takes 100th wicket at Lord’s

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Matty Potts took England’s second wicket of the day at Lord’s  (AP)
Matty Potts took England’s second wicket of the day at Lord’s (AP)

England had lost every session of this Test match convincingly up to tea on day two and were meandering towards an enormous first innings deficit, when the unlikely duo of Ben Stokes and Jack Leach – where have we heard that before? – conjured a spell of fierce bounce and genuine spin to disrupt South Africa’s momentum.

The tourists still hold a commanding 124-run lead after reaching stumps on 289-7, boosted by a late flurry of runs from bowlers Keshav Maharaj and Marco Jansen, having toppled their hosts earlier in the day for only 165 led by Kagiso Rabada’s five-wicket haul. Yet as the sun began to dip behind the Main Stand, the home supporters would have left a humming Lord’s with some small cheer having watched their captain lead the kind of fightback that has become a familiar part of England’s weird and wonderful summer.

Lord’s was a sea of red with the home of cricket turning ‘Red for Ruth’ for the fourth successive year in memory of Sir Andrew Strauss’ wife Ruth, who died in 2018. Follow the latest score and over-by-over updates from the first Test below.

England vs South Africa - Day Two

  • South Africa lead by 124 runs at close of play

  • Wicket! Maharaj 41, c Potts b Stokes. South Africa 282-7

  • Wicket! Verreynne 11, c Foakes b Broad. South Africa 210-6

  • Wicket! Van der Dussen 19, lbw Stokes. South Africa 192-5

  • Wicket! Erwee 73, c Foakes b Stokes. South Africa 187-4

  • Wicket! Markram 16, c Foakes b Leach. South Africa 160-3

  • Wicket! Petersen 24, c Pope b Potts. South Africa 138-2

  • Wicket! Elgar 47, b Anderson. South Africa 85-1

  • England began the day on 116-6; bowled out for 165

  • Wicket! Anderson 0, b Rabada. England 165 all out

  • Wicket! Leach 15, b Jansen. England 164-9

  • Wicket! Broad 15, c Elgar b Rabada. England 145-8

  • Wicket! Pope 73, b Rabada. England 134-7

  • South Africa’s bowlers shone but Ollie Pope dug in on a rain-hit day one

Ben Stokes leads England fightback after South Africa take control of first Test

19:30 , Karl Matchett

England had lost every session of this Test match convincingly up to tea on day two and were meandering towards an enormous first innings deficit, when the unlikely duo of Ben Stokes and Jack Leach – where have we heard that before? – conjured a spell of fierce bounce and genuine spin to disrupt South Africa’s momentum.

The tourists still hold a commanding 124-run lead after reaching stumps on 289-7, boosted by a late flurry of runs from bowlers Keshav Maharaj and Marco Jansen, having toppled their hosts earlier in the day for only 165 led by Kagiso Rabada’s five-wicket haul. Yet as the sun began to dip behind the Main Stand, the home supporters would have left a humming Lord’s with some small cheer having watched their captain lead the kind of fightback that has become a familiar part of England’s weird and wonderful summer.

Lawrence Ostlere with the report from Lord’s:

Ben Stokes leads England fightback after South Africa take control of first Test

Cricket latest: India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

19:25 , Karl Matchett

India gave Zimbabwe a reality check to win the first one-day international by 10 wickets on Thursday as seam bowler Deepak Chahar returned from a long injury layoff with a fine performance. Chahar took 3-27 after six months out to help bowl Zimbabwe out for 189 in 40.3 overs at Harare Sports Club.

India openers Shubman Gill (82 not out) and Shikhar Dhawan (81 not out) powered India to 192-0 with nearly 20 overs to spare. Prasidh Krishna and spinner Axa Patel also took three wickets each for India. But it was the 30-year-old Chahar’s return to action that caught the eye.

“Every time you come back it’s always important to score runs and take wickets if you can,” Chahar said. “I’m so glad that I made a good contribution today.”

Zimbabwe was 66-5 as Chahar claimed three of the first four wickets to fall. Some fight from the tail helped the home team to 189 all out, with Brad Evans (33 not out) and Richard Ngarava (34) putting on 70 runs for the ninth wicket, a record for Zimbabwe against India. Dhawan and Gill both cracked half-centuries as a polished India side chased down its target with ease. Dhawan became the 10th India batter to score more than 6,500 ODI runs. The 36-year-old left-hander faced 113 balls and smashed nine fours, running well between the wickets and rotating the strike brilliantly.

“Obviously Shikhar and Gill at the crease, we are talking of world-class batters here,” said Zimbabwe bowler Richard Ngarava. “You have to be spot on, and they really batted well today. You need to be on top of your game to get them out.”

Zimbabwe had recently qualified for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup and won T20 and ODI series against Bangladesh but its revival was halted by India. The second game of the three-match ODI series is on Saturday.

Close of play: South Africa 289-7, Jansen 41 Rabada 3; England 165

19:22 , Karl Matchett

Former South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander on BBC Sport:

“After the opening partnership, we thought South Africa were firmly in the driving seat but then England starting clawing their way back. But that last hour stopped that, that last partnership between Keshav and Jansen broke the back of England.”

Cricket latest: Southern Brave continue 100 per cent record in The Hundred

19:15 , Karl Matchett

Amanda-Jade Wellington took three key wickets as Southern Brave battled back to beat Manchester Originals by nine runs and maintain their 100 per cent record.

Originals looked on course for victory while chasing the home side’s 136 for five thanks to opener Emma Lamb’s 57, but Brave turned things around in impressive fashion at the Ageas Bowl.

Australia leg-spinner Wellington dismissed Lizelle Lee, Deandra Dottin and Sophie Ecclestone before superb death bowling from Lauren Bell and Anya Shrubsole saw Brave take six wickets for just 24 runs in the last 22 deliveries.

Brave stay top of the table with three wins from three, while Originals face an uphill task to qualify with just one win from three.

Having been put in, Brave looked set for a huge total after openers Smriti Mandhana and Danni Wyatt put on 64 in the first 43 balls, but they were pegged back on a slowing used pitch.

Mandhana led the way with 43 off 25 balls with six fours and two sixes.

The India batter set the tone by pulling the second ball of the innings to the boundary before tucking into New Zealander Lea Tahuhu. She started with a straight six before guiding to third, flailing over cover and pulling for four successive boundaries.

Mandhana also took on Ecclestone by hitting her for four over mid-off, six high over wide long on before skipping down the wicket and gliding the ball over the covers.

Originals captain Kate Cross needed to haul in Mandhana and, after bring herself back on, she was rewarded when she banged the ball in short and saw Mandhana pick out deep square leg.

That began a period of Originals dominance which saw three wickets fall in 21 balls and just 17 runs scored.

Wyatt was next to depart having entertained with 31 from 24 balls before being bowled by Ecclestone.

Like her team, Ecclestone (two for 32) started expensively with 23 runs coming off her first 11 deliveries, but came back, with her other nine balls only going for nine runs as well as having Sophia Dunkley caught at long on.

Hannah Jones was also key to the squeeze, pinning Tahlia McGrath leg before for three, while ending with one for 18.

Dunkley, who survived a run out and a drop, and Maia Bouchier ticked along to put on 33, before Freya Kemp struck her customary six to accelerate the end of the innings with 21 coming off the last 12 balls.

The powerplay was also profitable for Originals, with 40 runs being scored compared to Brave’s 42.

Lee put Georgia Adams away through square before slog-sweeping a six, and continued by chipping Shrubsole over midwicket. She perished after a 16-ball 25 when a leading edge off Wellington fell in Mandhana’s hands at mid-off.

Wellington gained a second scalp when Dottin looped one back at her, leaving the Originals 77 for two.

Lamb’s approach was low risk, low stress, taking singles, putting away a pair of poor Kemp deliveries but did pump Wellington down the ground for six in a rare moment of aggression.

However, Ami Campbell was caught at extra cover, Ecclestone skied Wellington to mid-off, Tahuhu was run out and Lamb drilled to cover - having reached a 39-ball half-century - as the runs dried up and the wheels began to fall off for the visitors.

Nineteen run were needed from the last 10-ball end but with Cross mishitting to mid-off and Cordelia Griffith run out at the non-striker’s end, they ended up nine runs short.

Close of play: South Africa 289-7, Jansen 41 Rabada 3; England 165

19:06 , Karl Matchett

South Africa lead by 124 runs - it was less than half that number before Jansen and Maharaj put together a very handy partnership and opened up a considerable gap by close of play.

South Africa 289-7, Jansen 41 Rabada 3; England 165

19:05 , Karl Matchett

77th over: Stokes to Jansen for no run four times over, then he leans onto the back foot and lashes one away to the boundary. Bairstow can’t quite prevent it going over. The final ball of the day runs through to the keeper and we are done at Lord’s.

South Africa 285-7, Jansen 37 Rabada 3; England 165

19:01 , Karl Matchett

76th over: Leach to Rabada with very tight lines around the bat from the defence. Only the final delivery escapes them and it’s edged past slip.

South Africa 283-7, Jansen 37 Rabada 1; England 165

18:58 , Karl Matchett

75th over: An important wicket for England to take and Maharaj’s explosive innings comes to an end. Rabada nicks one with his first ball.

Wicket! South Africa 282-7, Maharaj c Potts b Stokes

18:56 , Karl Matchett

Wicket! Stokes delivers, Potts catches! Good leap into the sun and Maharaj goes for 41 off 49.

South Africa 277-6, Jansen 34 Maharaj 39; England 165

18:52 , Karl Matchett

74th over: A swing and a miss followed by a four as the big hits keep coming, Maharaj this time - and then yet another as he hammers another Anderson delivery through the covers.

South Africa 269-6, Jansen 34 Maharaj 31; England 165

18:47 , Karl Matchett

73rd over: Stokes back in and ends up fielding one himself. South Africa keep ticking off the runs and they are closing in on a lead of 100 after another Jansen boundary...and there it is as he clatters in a massive six over fine leg.

South Africa 253, Jansen 18 Maharaj 31; England 165

18:43 , Karl Matchett

72nd over: In comes Anderson. It’s not his finest over though as Maharaj lashes consecutive deliveries away for four. The crowd thought the first of those was set to be caught but no such fortune.

South Africa 243, Jansen 18 Maharaj 21; England 165

18:38 , Karl Matchett

71st over: England letting things slide a little perhaps? Another fizzed away for three and then Jansen steps in to clatter Leach’s delivery to the boundary.

South Africa 236-6, Jansen 14 Maharaj 18; England 165

18:34 , Karl Matchett

70th over: Maharaj has come in and down well so far and he sends another off for four from Potts, then follows it up with a single. Jansen then follows up with a four of his own.

South Africa 227-6, Jansen 10 Maharaj 13; England 165

18:32 , Karl Matchett

69th over: An lbw appeal, half-hearted though it was, but Jansen has just got an edge on the ball and it’s just another single-run over for SA. Decent from Leach but he thought he had more for an instant.

South Africa 226-6, Jansen 10 Maharaj 12; England 165

18:27 , Karl Matchett

68th over: Strong and consistent enough from Potts as he registers six dots in a row. Good fielding to keep it that way once or twice. SA lead by 61.

South Africa 226-6, Jansen 10 Maharaj 12; England 165

18:23 , Karl Matchett

67th over: Broad’s first and third deliveries are both sent for four, but in contrasting manners with the first of those rather fortunate to not be caught. Both batters move into double figures.

South Africa 216-6, Jansen 9 Maharaj 3; England 165

18:18 , Karl Matchett

66th over: Potts puts a coupe short with Maharaj sending one safely out to square leg. Everything else batted down safely and SA are 216/6.

South Africa 215-6, Jansen 9 Maharaj 2; England 165

18:13 , Karl Matchett

65th over: Edged away by Jansen for a single as no conventional slip is in place to capitalise. Maharaj gets his first on the board too, with another flick from Jansen to keep it ticking.

South Africa 211-6, Jansen 7 Maharaj 0; England 165

18:10 , Karl Matchett

64th over: Jansen sends one bouncing away for a single but otherwise Potts keeps South Africa frustrated. No real movement but they lead by 47.

South Africa 210-6, Jansen 6 Maharaj 0; England 165

18:03 , Karl Matchett


63rd over: 100th wicket at Lord’s for Broad! Verreynne goes for 11 as his glancer is caught behind by Foakes. Keshav Maharaj is in. No runs this over at all.

South Africa 210-5, Jansen 6 Verreynne 11; England 165

17:57 , Karl Matchett

62nd over: The big hit is teased in and Leach’s delivery is walloped just over the reach of Stokes. It’s fielded before the boundary but still three is claimed by Verreynne.

South Africa 206-5, Jansen 5 Verreynne 8; England 165

17:53 , Karl Matchett

61st over: Single, single, single. Broad can’t immediately prevent the tally ticking up, before forcing Jansen to duck on the next. He still clocks up another on the final delivery of the over.

South Africa 202-5, Jansen 3 Verreynne 6; England 165

17:45 , Karl Matchett

60th over: Leach back in, Crawley needs to dive full-length to stop the first racing away. Verreyne claims a single on the fourth delivery but that’s all South Africa manage. Drinks break!

South Africa 201-5, Jansen 5 Verreynne 3; England 165

17:42 , Karl Matchett

59th over: Broad from the Pavilion End, giving absolutely nothing away easily. Nothing to overly threaten a wicket either, though. The fifth is a no ball for overstepping. 24 overs left in the day.

South Africa 200-5, Jansen 5 Verreynne 3; England 165

17:39 , Karl Matchett

58th over: Leach delivers and Verreynne clips one away for a boundary, before four without scoring.

South Africa 195-5, Jansen 1 Verreynne 1; England 165

17:34 , Lawrence Ostlere

57th over: Brilliant from Stokes, who takes out Van der Dussen and then gives new batter Kyle Verreynne a brutal welcome with a short ball and the crowd now rocking and roaring him in.

Wicket! Van der Dussen 19, lbw Stokes. South Africa 192-5

17:28 , Lawrence Ostlere

Stokes traps Van der Dussen! The batter calls for a review – was it sliding down leg? No, is the answer. This combination of Stokes and Leach has been lethal.

South Africa 192-4, Van der Dussen 19 Jansen 1; England 165

17:22 , Lawrence Ostlere

56th over: A Leach maiden, as Jansen defends carefully.

South Africa 192-4, Van der Dussen 19 Jansen 1; England 165

17:19 , Lawrence Ostlere

55th over: The giant Marco Jansen is at the crease and quickly gets off the mark with a single. Van der Dussen then slams a four through the leg side.

Wicket! Erwee 73, c Foakes b Stokes. South Africa 187-4

17:16 , Lawrence Ostlere

A Stokes bouncer brings another scalp! Sarel Erwee will be disappointed not to get his century but there wasn’t much he could do here, it was just a ripper right at his throat which he tried to defend but ended up spooning into orbit, and Ben Foakes was the grateful recipient.

South Africa 185-3, Erwee 71 Van der Dussen 15; England 165

17:12 , Lawrence Ostlere

54th over: Van der Dussen has a couple of nibbles looking to sweep Leach, and eventually gets one away for four.

South Africa 181-3, Erwee 71 Van der Dussen 11; England 165

17:09 , Lawrence Ostlere

53rd over: A change of tactics as Stokes dishes out some short stuff to Erwee for the first time. Erwee declines to take any big risks.

South Africa 181-3, Erwee 71 Van der Dussen 11; England 165

17:04 , Lawrence Ostlere

52nd over: Leach to Erwee once more, and this time the batsman looks a little more comfortable against the spinner. He knocks a two and then a single to the leg side, and Van der Dussen defends out the over.

South Africa 178-3, Erwee 68 Van der Dussen 11; England 165

17:02 , Lawrence Ostlere

51st over: Stokes is approaching the crease very wide and at one point seemed to hobble slightly as he turned away. It might be that he’s not totally comfortable landing in the foot marks right now. Anyway, it’s a good maiden as Van der Dussen decides against trying to read his swing, with the light fading slightly under heavy cloud.

South Africa 178-3, Erwee 68 Van der Dussen 11; England 165

16:57 , Lawrence Ostlere

50th over: Leach continues to trouble South Africa as Erwee gets in a muddle on a couple of occasions, missing his intended sweep and getting away with it. A very good maiden.

South Africa 178-3, Erwee 68 Van der Dussen 11; England 165

16:55 , Lawrence Ostlere

49th over: Van der Dussen offers up a tentative prod and almost plays on, but the inside edge runs all the way to the boundary, to Stokes’s frustration. Stokes hasn’t bowled much during this innings but he’s looked threatening when he has.

South Africa 174-3, Erwee 68 Van der Dussen 7; England 165

16:51 , Lawrence Ostlere

48th over: Leach continues. Erwee tries an ambitious reverse sweep which top-edges into the air and comes down safely, and they pick up three runs. Van der Dussen finishes with another three.

South Africa 168-3, Erwee 65 Van der Dussen 4; England 165

16:47 , Lawrence Ostlere

47th over: Anderson draws a rare loose shot from Erwee, attempting to cut through point, but fortunately for the batsman it flies straight through to keeper Foakes. Erwee picks up three off his legs and then Van der Dussen edges towards fourth slip, but it doesn’t carry.

South Africa 165-3, Erwee 62 Van der Dussen 4; England 165

16:42 , Lawrence Ostlere

46th over: An important wicket from Leach, though Rassie van der Dussen wastes no time hitting back with a well-struck four through cover.

Wicket! Markram 16, c Foakes b Leach. South Africa 160-3

16:38 , Lawrence Ostlere

Jack Leach strikes! His first ball of the over turns sharply off the pitch and flicks Markram’s outside edge en route to Foakes’s gloves. An important breakthrough straight after tea.

South Africa 160-2, Erwee 62 Markham 16; England 165

16:36 , Lawrence Ostlere

45th over: Anderson steams in and Erwee immediately prods him for two runs. This could be a hard evening’s toil for England.

South Africa 158-2, Erwee 60 Markham 16; England 165

16:31 , Lawrence Ostlere

The players are back out on the field for the day’s final session, and it looks like James Anderson will begin from the Pavilion End.

South Africa in control

16:30 , Lawrence Ostlere

Another session goes the way of South Africa. Sarel Erwee has showed great composure in picking his moments and picking off England’s bad balls, while the bowling hasn’t been as quick nor as consistently threatening as the South African seam attack. Admittedly, conditions have not favoured England – perhaps it would be them amassing quick runs now had they bowled first yesterday – but it has still been more of a struggle than it might have been.

Tea: South Africa 158-2, Erwee 60 Markham 16; England 165

16:11 , Lawrence Ostlere

44th over: Serious spin for Leach, who dances with the edge of Markham’s bat a couple of times, although he is also on the receiving end of a wonderfully cut four. And that’s tea.

South Africa 154-2, Erwee 60 Markham 12; England 165

16:07 , Lawrence Ostlere

43rd over: A lovely cover drive by Markram, who powers Anderson’s in-swinger to the boundary. A back-foot single too, and South Africa are closing in on England’s total.

South Africa 149-2, Erwee 60 Markham 7; England 165

16:02 , Lawrence Ostlere

42nd over: Leach finds a bit of spin immediately and Erwee is given a leg slip to think about after barely getting his bat in front of his pads against Leach’s turning second ball. He fends off a maiden.

South Africa 149-2, Erwee 60 Markham 7; England 165

15:59 , Lawrence Ostlere

41st over: Anderson continues, and Erwee knocks a quick single before Markram sees off the rest of the over. Jack Leach is loosening up.

South Africa 148-2, Erwee 59 Markham 7; England 165

15:54 , Lawrence Ostlere

40th over: Potts targets the front pad of Erwee but the opener is seeing it so clearly right now and flicks away to the leg side for a single. Markram plays a beautiful cover drive for four and already looks at home in these conditions. He got runs in the warm-up game against the Lions and will be hoping to add to that here after coming into the side for the injured Bavuma.

South Africa 143-2, Erwee 58 Markham 3; England 165

15:49 , Lawrence Ostlere

39th over: Anderson to Erwee, who prods one through point for a single and brings the new man Aiden Markham into the line of fire – five slips, or perhaps four and a gully, for England as they try to seize the momentum – but Markham pushes away a single and gets off strike.

Wicket! Petersen 24, c Pope b Potts. South Africa 138-2

15:42 , Lawrence Ostlere

There it is, and no one has deserved a wicket more than Matthew Potts today. He swings one away outside off stump and tempts Keegan Petersen, who thick-edges to Ollie Pope.

South Africa 138-1, Erwee 56, Petersen 24; England 165

15:39 , Lawrence Ostlere

37th over: Erwee earns two from a wearying Broad.

South Africa 136-1, Erwee 54, Petersen 24; England 165

15:36 , Lawrence Ostlere

36th over: Potts brings good movement off the seam but can’t quite find the edge of Petersen. A frustrating day for the bowler so far.

South Africa 134-1, Erwee 54, Petersen 22; England 165

15:33 , Lawrence Ostlere

35th over: Nearly a run out! Erwee dabbed and ran for a single which wasn’t there, and Broad rushed in and flung the ball at the stumps, but missed his target. That non-existent single becomes three.

South Africa 129-1, Erwee 51, Petersen 20; England 165

15:30 , Lawrence Ostlere

34th over: Petersen drills a half-volley through the covers, then nudges a single. It’s not quite Bazball but South Africa are ticking along at a good pace here.

South Africa 124-1, Erwee 51, Petersen 15; England 165

15:21 , Lawrence Ostlere

33rd over: 50 up for Erwee, who was contemplating retirement 18 months ago. A lovely stroke through the covers for four to bring up the landmark. He has been open about seeking help for mental health issues and the result is a blossoming Test career a little later than most at 32.

South Africa 120-1, Erwee 47, Petersen 15; England 165

15:18 , Lawrence Ostlere

32nd over: Petersen chunks a leading edge down to third man for a couple of runs as Potts steams in again, after an Erwee single. He is edging closer to a half century.

South Africa 117-1, Erwee 46, Petersen 13; England 165

15:14 , Lawrence Ostlere

31st over: Broad does indeed rejoin the attack, and it’s quite an expensive over. Petersen thick edges through point for four, and a few more runs tick South Africa on. The sun is shining and South Africa are enjoying themselves – this match is in danger of getting away.

South Africa 108-1, Erwee 42, Petersen 8; England 165

15:08 , Lawrence Ostlere

30th over: Erwee picks up three runs from Potts, who is back into the attack after four overs from Stokes. It looks like Broad will be replacing Anderson from the Pavilion End next.

South Africa 105-1, Erwee 39, Petersen 8; England 165

15:04 , Lawrence Ostlere

29th over: A bit of a wild over by Petersen, who fails to read Anderson’s inswinger and then gets himself in a tangle missing the outswinger as he tried to hit it into the Pavilion and completely missed. Root and his fellow slips have a chuckle. A maiden.

South Africa 105-1, Erwee 39, Petersen 8; England 165

15:01 , Lawrence Ostlere

28th over: Petersen grabs a single in front of point, before Erwee thinks better of trying to read Stokes’ swing.

South Africa 104-1, Erwee 39, Petersen 7; England 165

14:50 , Lawrence Ostlere

27th over: Erwee is ticking along nicely, picking up two through midwicket from a short Anderson delivery before seeing off the rest of the over. Anderson tries around the wicket to the lefty with his last ball and that ties up the opener a little with the angle into the body – perhaps one to try again.

South Africa 102-1, Erwee 37, Petersen 7; England 165

14:46 , Lawrence Ostlere

26th over: A good over by Stokes who is looking like England’s most threatening bowler this afternoon. His gets fierce swing on his final ball in particular which almost earns an lbw off Petersen but ends up running away for four leg byes.

South Africa 98-1, Erwee 37, Petersen 7; England 165

14:44 , Lawrence Ostlere

25th over: Petersen picks up three runs and Erwee two. The sun is shining and conditions look pretty benign out there bar a little swing in the air.

South Africa 93-1 – Erwee 35, Petersen 4. England 165

14:39 , Lawrence Ostlere

24th over: Stokes probes well, bringing up a half-hearted appeal as he almost catches the edge of Sarel Erwee’s bat. A moment later a thick edge brings four. The new man in is Keegan Petersen, by the way, who hit a crisp four off his first ball from Anderson.

Wicket! Elgar 47, b Anderson. South Africa 85-1

14:30 , Lawrence Ostlere

With Elgar on the brink of a half century, Anderson rips a quick one into his mid-riff and it bounces around before bumping into his stumps, and the bails fall. An unlucky way to go, and a big wicket for England. A refrain of “Oh, Jimmy Jimmy!” goes up around Lord’s.

South Africa 84-0 - Elgar 47, Erwee 30. England 165

14:26 , Luke Baker

22nd over: South Africa’s skipper is looking set, so England’s captain brings himself into the attack to replace Durham teammate Matty Potts.

Early leg bye off the hip and Elgar then gets up on his toes to punch the ball to the off-side boundary for FOUR. Not a bad ball from Stokes per se, just outside off stump, but classily dispatched. And FOUR more, this one just behind square from a similar shot, off the final delivery as the ball just outruns a diving Ollie Pope.

South Africa 75-0 - Elgar 39, Erwee 30. England 165

14:21 , Luke Baker

21st over: Jimmy Anderson replaces Broad at the Pavilion End and starts with an absolute pearl! Coming around the wicket, he angles one in to Elgar and it then angles away, completely beating the bat. Classic Jimmy. Far too good for the South Africa skipper, who gives a wry smile in response.

Anderson then angles one in that raps the pad before Elgar finally gets off a couple of runs with a well-timed push into the off-side.

South Africa 73-0 - Elgar 37, Erwee 30. England 165

14:17 , Luke Baker

20th over: Hmmm... Potts is leaking runs at a fair lick here as Elgar flicks a ball that’s far too full and straight for FOUR. Then it’s FOUR more, leg byes this time, as it strays on to the pads and Elgar tries another flick - no bat involved though.

Better line from Potts and a bit of movement but Elgar watchfully forces it to leg for a single regardless. Ben Stokes is warming up and that’s probably end of spell for Potts.

South Africa 64-0 - Elgar 32, Erwee 30. England 165

14:13 , Luke Baker

19th over: Not to alarm England fans out there but conditions appear to be becoming easier and easier to bat in. Broad not being offered much assistance.

He does get one to move as Elgar plays and misses before Ollie Pope takes a shy at the stumps from his gully position. Direct hit but Elgar got his bat back in the crease to avoid a disastrous wicket. They then take three of the final ball as the skipper steers one through the covers.

South Africa 61-0 - Elgar 29, Erwee 30. England 165

14:08 , Luke Baker

18th over: Classy from Elgar as he cuts a short, wide Potts delivery away for FOUR. Just enough on it to reach the rope. The South African skipper then punches the next ball in front of square for three more before Erwee gorgeously whips one off his pads through the leg-side for FOUR.

Potts couldn’t find his length or line in that over and it’s an expensive one for the hosts.

South Africa 50-0 - Elgar 22, Erwee 26. England 165

14:03 , Luke Baker

17th over: It’s 50 UP for South Africa as Erwee squirts one through point for two. These two look largely unruffled as an opening partnership and they’re starting to slowly put the Proteas in control of this Test.

A half-appeal as a Broad ball down the leg side has a bit of extra bounce and goes through to Foakes but it’s clearly off Erwee’s hip rather than bat.

South Africa 48-0 - Elgar 22, Erwee 24. England 165

13:59 , Luke Baker

16th over: England starting to get frustrated here as South Africa edge towards 50 without loss. First ball is too full from Potts and it’s punched down the ground for FOUR by Erwee.

A shorter ball takes an edge into the leg side but loops harmlessly on to the turf for a single. 48-0.

South Africa 43-0 - Elgar 22, Erwee 19. England 165

13:56 , Luke Baker

15th over: The first ball of Broad’s next over is a leg-stump half-volley and Elgar happily whips it to the midwicket boundary for FOUR.

Good response from Broad but the final ball of the over is pushed through the slips for FOUR. Not entirely as intended by Elgar, a bit of an edge as he just hung the bat out.

South Africa 35-0 - Elgar 14 Erwee 19. England 165

13:51 , Luke Baker

14th over: Matty Potts continuing from the other end. A bit of movement off the seam as Erwee plays all round one that nips back, straight between pad and wafting bat.

That’s a better shot though. Erwee times a shot through point for FOUR and then takes two off the final ball with a bit of an edge to the off-side. Six from the over.

South Africa 29-0 - Elgar 14 Erwee 13. England 165

13:47 , Luke Baker

13th over: Broad will be looking for swing in this session to really test the South African openers. Elgar mistimes a drive outside off but it harmlessly dribbles back down the track. A couple of safe leaves before Elgar nudges one down the slope through the off-side for a couple of runs.

South Africa 27-0, Elgar 12 Erwee 13. England 165

13:44 , Luke Baker

Right, the players are back out and play is about to resume. England desperately need a breakthrough with the ball and they need to dominate this session.

Stuart Broad to bowl the first over after lunch. Here we go.

WATCH: Lord’s turns red for Ruth

13:43 , Luke Baker

It has been fantastic spectacle to see Lord’s resplendent in red to help promote the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation. The annual “Red for Ruth” day is always incredible and today has been no different.

WATCH: Kagiso Rabada finishes off England’s innings

13:41 , Luke Baker

Kagiso Rabada made it on to the Lord’s honours board as he took five wickets in the first innings. Here’s how he completed his five-fer and polished off the England tail

Lord’s turns red for Ruth Strauss Foundation on day two of England vs South Africa

13:29 , Luke Baker

Lord’s turns ‘Red for Ruth’ on Thursday in recognition of the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

The former England captain Sir Andrew Strauss’s wife died from lung cancer in December 2018, aged 46. Strauss, whose two sons Sam and Luca were young children at the time of Ruth’s illness and death, has since set up the foundation to support families as they prepare for grief and bereavement.

Red for Ruth has become an annual event in which players wear bright red caps and blazers and the home of cricket is transformed in colour, with spectactors encouraged to wear red too. This summer it falls on the second day of England’s first Test match with South Africa, the start of a three-match series.

England vs South Africa: Lord’s turns red for Ruth Strauss Foundation

South Africa dismiss England for 165 as Kagiso Rabada takes five wickets

13:18 , Luke Baker

South Africa maintained their stranglehold on the first Test at Lord’s by bowling England out for 165 on the second morning with Kagiso Rabada claiming an impressive five-wicket haul.

Rain halted the tourists’ charge on day one with England struggling to 116-6 and on the verge of posting their lowest total since the new regime of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum set about transforming red-ball cricket in this country.

While the hosts moved beyond the 141 they scored here against New Zealand in June, Rabada sent Ollie Pope back to the pavilion early and picked up 5-52 to bring England’s first innings to an end inside an hour on day two.

South Africa dismiss England for 165 as Kagiso Rabada takes five wickets

LUNCH: England vs South Africa

13:09 , Luke Baker

The first session this morning could hardly have gone better for South Africa. They skittled England fairly comfortably - dismissing them for 165 - and openers Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee made it to the break unscathed.

Can England respond in the second session of the day and start to make some dents into this Proteas top order?

South Africa 27-0, Elgar 12 Erwee 13. England 165

13:05 , Lawrence Ostlere

12th over: Matthew Potts bowls the final over before lunch, and he finds some late swing – though almost too much, bowling a hooping wide. With the very last ball he almost clatters the stumps of Erwee but the opener survives, and you’d have to say that was South Africa’s session.

South Africa 26-0, Elgar 12 Erwee 13. England 165

12:59 , Lawrence Ostlere

11th over: Anderson to Elgar – a maiden. Elgar is not going to drawn in to nibbling outside off-stump before lunch, it seems.

South Africa 26-0, Elgar 12 Erwee 13. England 165

12:54 , Lawrence Ostlere

10th over: Erwee gets his bat on a full one from Potts and jabs out three runs down the ground, before Potts decides to go around the wicket to Elgar. He immediately draws an edge which flies towards Zak Crawley in the slips, who gets only fingertips to it as it races away for four. That was a tough chance, but still a chance nonetheless.

South Africa 18-0, Elgar 7 Erwee 10. England 165

12:50 , Lawrence Ostlere

9th over: Erwee gets lucky with a single before Elgar sees off the rest of the Anderson over in notably conservative, anti-Bazball style. Matthew Potts is coming into the attack as lunch approaches.

South Africa 17-0, Elgar 7 Erwee 9. England 165

12:47 , Lawrence Ostlere

8th over: Wicket... or is it? Broad seems to find Elgar’s inside edge and a big appeal goes up, as does the umpire’s finger. But Elgar immediately reviews – always a concerning sign for a bowler – and he’s right to, because the faint noise was the top of his pad, not his bat. Ball tracking checks for LBW but the ball was heading over the stumps.

South Africa 16-0, Elgar 7 Erwee 8. England 165

12:40 , Lawrence Ostlere

7th over: An attempted leave by Erwee is too late and he inside edges down, luckily, to the ground before reaching Foakes behind the stumps. They run a single and with the next delivery Anderson whistles a brilliant away-swinger past the bat and Elgar’s off-stump almost goes flying. England’s best over yet, but still no breakthrough.

South Africa 15-0, Elgar 7 Erwee 7. England 165

12:36 , Lawrence Ostlere

6th over: Broad hasn’t quite found his groove yet; his line is too straight around the wicket which is easy for Elgar to leave outside off-stump. Finally he finds something closer to the stumps and it almost induces an edge from the touring captain, but narrowly misses. A maiden.

South Africa 15-0, Elgar 7 Erwee 7. England 165

12:32 , Lawrence Ostlere

5th over: Another half-appeal from behind the stumps but tellingly Anderson is unmoved having pitched the ball outside leg bowling to the left-handed Erwee.

South Africa 13-0, Elgar 7 Erwee 5. England 165

12:28 , Lawrence Ostlere

4th over: Erwee clips a beautiful stroke through midwicket to get off the mark with a boundary. The penultimate ball of the over brings a half-hearted shout from Broad but it was bat, not pad, and Erwee adds a single to retain the strike.

South Africa 8-0, Elgar 7 Erwee 0. England 165

12:25 , Lawrence Ostlere

3rd over: Just a leg bye as Erwee and Elgar safely navigate Anderson’s probing second over.

South Africa 7-0, Elgar 7 Erwee 0. England 165

12:19 , Lawrence Ostlere

2nd over: Elgar drives Broad, bowling around the wicket, through long-off for four, then pushes through the off-side for two more. The final ball of the over offers England’s first sniff of a wicket as Elgar edges towards Potts at fourth slip, but it doesn’t quite carry.

South Africa 1-0, Elgar 1 Erwee 0. England 165

12:14 , Lawrence Ostlere

1st over: South Africa captain Dean Elgar leaves the first few – one of which is brilliantly stopped down the leg side by keeper Ben Foakes – before nudging a single through point. Sarel Erwee, another left-hander, sees off the final ball. Stuart Broad will take up the attack from the Nursery End.

England 165 all out

12:10 , Lawrence Ostlere

Here we go then, England are out in the field and James Anderson has the ball in hand.

England 165 all out

12:03 , Lawrence Ostlere

Rabada leads South Africa back to the pavilion and holds the ball aloft, to gentle applause. He finishes with 5-52, backed up by Nortje’s 3-63 and Jansen’s 2-30.

England’s scorecard doesn’t make for pretty reading. Only Ollie Pope surpassed 20, scoring a 102-ball 73.

Wicket! Anderson 0, b Rabada. England 165 all out

11:58 , Lawrence Ostlere

45th over: Potts has done well to fend off Rabada this morning and does so again, before knocking an edged single to bring Anderson on strike. But that proves the end: Anderson is trapped lbw by Rabada, and a review does not save him. A five-fer for Rabada!

Wicket! Leach 15, b Jansen. England 164-9

11:52 , Lawrence Ostlere

44th over: Leach flicks Jansen off his pads for three after Rabada chases it down to stop it reaching the boundary, and Potts adds a single, but with the final ball Jansen finally finds his range to clatter Leach’s off stump out of the ground.

England 160-8, Potts 4 Leach 12; South Africa yet to bat

11:47 , Lawrence Ostlere

43rd over: Rabada continues to test Potts outside his off stump as he searches for his fifth wicket of the innings, but with a bit of luck and bit of judgement, Potts survives a maiden.

England 160-8, Potts 4 Leach 12; South Africa yet to bat

11:45 , Lawrence Ostlere

42nd over: Marco Jansen comes into the attack and Leach immediately smacks him for four to backward point! Lovely shot, and he follows it soon after with another lovely drive through the covers.

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