England vs South Africa: Joe Root’s big ton helps hosts make 357/5 on Day 1

Updated On : 07 Jul , 2017 , 07:54 AM
England vs South Africa: Joe Root’s big ton helps hosts make 357/5 on Day 1 (Source: PTI)
England vs South Africa: Joe Root’s big ton helps hosts make 357/5 on Day 1 (Source: PTI)
New Delhi:

England’s star cricketer Joe Root’s magnificent 184 runs from 227 balls helped the hosts to cross 350-run mark on the first day of the first test match against South Africa.

Batting first, England lost two early wickets as Cook and Jennings made mere 3 and 8 runs, respectively. Ballance and Bairstow also couldn’t do much and got out for 20 and 10 runs, respectively.

But the 167-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Root and Ali helped England get into comfortable position.

As far as South Africa’s bowling attack is concerned, Philander impressed everyone by taking 3 crucial wickets for 46 runs in 16 overs. Morkel and Rabada also took 1-1 wicket each. This is the first match of the four-match test series.

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First Published : Friday, July 07, 2017 07:47 AM
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