HARD GRAFT

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT -

South Africa’s bats­men didn’t set out to be pretty in this Test. The ‘white ball’ stuff is over, bat­ting here was about dig­ging in and oc­cu­py­ing the crease. With the ex­cep­tion of Quin­ton de Kock in the first in­nings, the rest of the bats­men used old-fash­ioned Test bat­ting to wear down the Eng­land bowlers. Even Chris Mor­ris in that first in­nings was all sturdy de­fence, even while Eng­land were us­ing the spin­ners be­fore the sec­ond new ball.

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