Ten over’s report, England versus South-Africa (31.0-41.0)

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Ten over’s report, England versus South-Africa (31.0-41.0)

During the last ten overs of England‘s second innings at Lords, home side was able to score only 18 runs at a not so exciting run-rate of 1.80 runs per over.

At stumps of day 4 home side was leading by 156 runs with 8 wickets remaining in their hands, England concluded their innings at a total of 149 runs with a loss of  only 2 wickets.

Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook were the last two batsmen who were instructed to walk off the pitch by umpires at the close of day 4 at Lords. KP was playing at 15 runs off 44 deliveries with and in the last 15.2 overs both were able to pile up a handy
partnership of 32 runs at a decent run-rate of 2.08.Highlight of the last ten overs was Alastair’s Cook unbeaten knock that showcased 61 runs off 134 deliveries with 6 boundaries to his credit.

Last batsman to depart was Jonathan Trott who was dismissed by Murali’s successor Rangana Herath after playing a decent knock of 58 runs off 75 deliveries.

31st over of England’s second innings was bowled by Rangana Herath, he displayed some intelligent spin bowling as both the batsmen were unable to score a single runs during his over. Till now Herath has bowled 8 overs complemented with controlled
flight, during his spell of 8 overs he has only conceded 17 runs and has claimed a significant wicket of England’s Cricketer of the year Jonathan Trott who was playing impressively at 58.

Next over was bowled by the veteran pacer Dilhara Fernando who only conceded 1 run in that particular over at the End of 33overs hosts were 132/2. Next over proved to be a relief for Pietersen as the only boundary that came off Pietersen’s bat was in the
34th over bowled by Herath.

After the completion of 34 overs England were 136/2 at the loss of 2 wickets, Afterwards Pietersen and Cook played quite carefully and concentrated more on ticking the strike rather than playing extravagant strokes.

 England ended their day 4 on a happy note as beside of attaining a formidable lead they have only lost their two wickets.






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