Proteas pummel Poms at Lord’s

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Keshav Maharaj celebrates a wicket with his Proteas teammates
  • Post published:August 19, 2022

South Africa hammered England by an innings and 12 runs to win the first Test at Lord’s on Friday.

The victory, achieved with more than two days to spare, saw the Proteas take a 1-0 lead in a three-match series and was England’s first loss under the red-ball leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum after four successive wins.

England were bowled out for just 149 in their second innings after South Africa made 326 in reply to the hosts’ first-innings 165 during a match where most of the first day was lost to rain.

No England batsman made more than 35 on Friday, with Proteas fast bowler Anrich Nortje taking three wickets for no runs in 10 balls after lunch following spinner Keshav Maharaj’s double strike.

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