South Africa celebrate victory in the first Test against England.© AFP
South Africa beat England under coach’s leadership Brendon McCullum They won the first Test at Lord’s on Friday by an innings and 12 runs with more than two days to go. England were bowled out for 149 in their second innings before tea on the third day after losing the first day of Wednesday to rain as the Proteas effectively won the game in six seasons. left arm spinner Keshav Maharaj hit twice before fast bowler Enrique Nortje This was followed by a brilliant spell of three wickets for no run in 10 balls, as the leaders of the World Test Championship table took a 1–0 lead in the three-match series.
This victory made South Africa great AB de Villiers Impressed.
“What can I say about my Proteas?!!! No words tbh. Wow yesterday was a very special golf day, I almost passed out when I walked off the course and saw the result. What a Special win! I can’t say I’m so surprised on the Bouch and Dean front,” he tweeted.
What can I say about our Proteas?!!! No words TBH. very nice
Yesterday was a very special golf day, when I walked off the course and saw the result I almost passed out. What a special victory! Can’t say I’m so surprised with Bouch and Dean in the front
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) 20 August 2022
England had won all their last four Tests under the captain’s new leadership. Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, after whom ‘Bazzball’ is named.
Each of those victories, however, came after batting aggressively in the fourth innings and not setting a total, and before this match, the South African captain Dean Algary He questioned whether the all-out attack policy would work against their formidable bowling line-up.
But although the former captain Andrew Strauss Said England was folded like “a deck of cards”, it was not until Stokes joined forces Stuart Broadwho batted in ‘bazzball’ style during the seventh wicket stand of 55 to Nortje for a six.
England’s top order was dominated by a sunny day during an innings that lasted only three hours and ended in 38 overs.
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