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England bowls SA out for 214 to take 89-run lead in 1st test

England bowls South Africa out for 214 to take 89-run lead in 1st test

England bowls SA out for 214 to take 89-run lead in 1st test

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) -- England bowled South Africa out for 214 for an 89-run lead in the first test on Monday, striking a blow early in its series against the top-ranked team.

Stuart Broad dismissed Temba Bavuma second ball of the day to again set the tone for the England bowling attack at Kingsmead.

England enhanced the pre-series suggestions that South Africa's position as the No. 1 team in test cricket could be vulnerable in this four-match contest.

Broad finished with 4-25 to ably lead the England bowlers in the absence of the injured James Anderson. Spinner Moeen Ali was also an important factor for England with 4-69.

Opener Dean Elgar made 118 not out for South Africa, but that didn't disguise the current struggles of the South African batting lineup.


Updated : 2021-01-23 04:41 GMT+08:00