Broad, Ali dent South Africa on day two
England 458 (Root 190) v
South Africa 214-5 (Elgar 54)
First Test, Lord's, day two
Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad struck two times apiece as England managed to restrict South Africa to 214 for five after posting 458 in their first innings on day two of the first Test at Lord's.
England started the day with a score of 357 for five. Root (190) and Ali (87) scored a boundary each in the first two overs to get going.
Morne Morkel (4-115) struck twice in the 90th over in a span of three deliveries to remove Root and Liam Dawson (0), who used a review for a LBW but it went in vain. Broad (57 not out) looked aggressive from the start and the company of Ali as England crossed the 400-run mark.
Just as England were gathering momentum, Kagiso Rabada (3-123) castled Ali in the 101st over and two deliveries later, trapped Mark Wood (0) LBW as the hosts were reduced to 413 for nine.
Broad completed his fifty off 45 deliveries after smashing two boundaries and sixes apiece while James Anderson (12) also hit Rabada for a four and a six. The 47-run stand for the final wicket finally ended when Anderson edged a Morkel delivery behind the stumps.
Morkel picked four wickets in the innings while Rabada and Vernon Philander (3-67) shared six wickets between them equally.
South Africa openers Heino Kuhn (1) and Dean Elgar (54) negated four overs of play before lunch, scoring 10 runs from it.
In the second over of the post lunch session, Broad (2-27) had Kuhn caught in the slips but Elgar struck a 72 run stand for the second wicket with Hashim Amla (29) to resurrect the innings.
Elgar completed his half-century but Ali (2-35) changed the complexion of the innings by removing Amla and the South Africa captain in quick succession while Broad removed JP Duminy (15) to reduce the visitors to 104 for four.
Temba Bavuma (48 not out) and Theunis de Bruyn (48) showed a lot of resilience with their 99 run stand but once again England applied the pressure back on the Proteas with James Anderson (1-27) removing the latter.
South Africa ended the day at 214 for five, still trailing England by 244 runs with five wickets in hand.
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