Sport in brief
• England’s cricketers cantered to a remarkable 211-run win over South Africa in the first Test at Lord’s. The game was decided quickly on the fourth day, with 19 wickets falling as batsmen from both sides succumbed to spin bowling on a dry pitch. Set 331 to win, South Africa were bundled out for 119 in their second innings with England’s Moeen Ali finishing with career-best match figures of 10 for 112 and the man-of-the-match award. But it was new England captain Joe Root’s first-innings score of 190 that proved the difference. “I didn’t know what to expect, but what was pleasing was everything I asked of the lads they were very open to do and responded to it,” Root said. “I wanted us to be proactive, to stay ahead of the game and, when there was an opportunity, to take responsibility.” The second Test was due to start this Friday in Nottingham.
• England’s women cricketers earned a vital three-run win over Australia in Bristol as the group stages of the World Cup came to the boil. The world’s top two-ranked sides also occupied the leading places in the group stage table after the result, with both looking well placed to qualify for the semi-finals. India, New Zealand and South Africa were also chasing a place in the last four, with one side set to miss out.
• Lewis Hamilton said his disappointment at finishing fourth at the Austrian Grand Prix, despite an impressive recovery drive from eighth on the grid, was a reflection of the intensity of the Formula One world championship this season. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, won at the Red Bull Ring, while second-placed Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in the title race. “This is an intense battle which I’m loving and I think we are loving as a team, but I want to win this championship,” Hamilton said.
• In the men’s singles at Wimbledon, No 4 seed Rafael Nadal was stunned in the fourth round by Luxembourg’s Gilles Müller, who won an epic final deciding set by 15-13. No 5 seed Stan Wawrinka was also an early casualty. The women’s singles – already opened up by the absence of Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child – was up for grabs after the top seed Angelique Kerber and the No 3 seed Karolina Pliskova both fell by the wayside before the quarter-final stage.
• In football’s close season transfer market, Manchester United signed Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton for £75m ($96m). Wayne Rooney went in the opposite direction by rejoining the Goodison Park club, where he began his career. Meanwhile, Chelsea signed German defender Antonio Rüdiger from Roma for £29m.
Hats off … England’s Moeen Ali