Dean Elgar’s unbeaten 72 enlivens South Africa chase

 . Last updated on July 31, 2017, 11:48 AM
Dean Elgar’s unbeaten 72 enlivens South Africa chase
Dean Elgar smashed an unbeaten 72 to steer the inning until the end of fourth Day.


It is the fourth day and South Africa is on its second inning of the match. For the team, a long road is ahead chasing a massive target. The batting woes of the first inning is taking the troll on the team and it could be more than just tough for South Africa to reach the target. In the first inning, the team scored 175 batting until the morning session of the third day. England added their second inning score to the target. By the end of the fourth day, South Africa is at 117 for 4 wickets. Overnight batsmen Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma are at 72 and 16 respectively.

England toppled the visitors in the first Test. However, their lost to latter in the second fixture raised many fingers. Now, in the third Test, the team is successful to show up a strong batting as well as stringent bowling against South Africa. England is dominant in its position before the final day of the third Test. They need only six wickets to side the four-match series with 2-1. Meanwhile, pressure has mounted up for South Africa, which is apparent in the flicking wickets, other than Dean Elgar. The top order of the team rattled down early without any significant contribution. It was a repetition of the first inning slog.

South Africa lost 4 wickets in the first 16 overs. It was Dean Elgar’s denial to boggle down that steered the inning so far. The resistance so far has been hard, but the partnership with Temba Bavuma brought 65 runs. Elgar, on just 9, gave out a catch to Keaton Jennings. But England missed the opportunity as Jennings dropped. This survival made the batsman more careful hauling his score to run pass a half century. So far, Ben Stokes has been attacking with his deliveries. His Yorkers were enough to deal with players like Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis.

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