An­der­son burst leaves South Africa strug­gling

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Manch­ester, UK - James An­der­son took four wick­ets from the newly-named James An­der­son End to leave Eng­land in a com­mand­ing po­si­tion against South Africa in the fourth Test at Old Traf­ford on Satur­day.

South Africa was 220 for nine in re­ply to Eng­land's first in­nings 362, fea­tur­ing Jonny Bairstow's 99, at stumps on the sec­ond day. That left the vis­i­tors with a deficit of 142 runs in a match. Morne Morkel was 18 not out af­ter Kag­iso Rabada (23) was caught by a div­ing Ben Stokes in the gully off Stu­art Broad in what be­came the last ball of the day.

At stumps, pace­man An­der­son had fig­ures of four wick­ets for 33 runs in 15 overs. The 35 year old is now in sight of his first five-wicket haul in a Test in­nings at Old Traf­ford.

Eng­land re­sumed on 260 for six with Bairstow un­beaten on 33. He was in flu­ent touch and was out lbw try­ing to sweep left-arm spin­ner Ke­shav Ma­haraj. Bairstow added a valu­able 50-run last-wicket part­ner­ship with An­der­son to help Eng­land reach 362.

James An­der­son

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