Broad, Stokes take three apiece to restrict South Africa to 169


Aryan Surana

South Africa, in their second innings, got off to a promising start as the openers stitched a fifty partnership. Skipper Dean Elgar top-scored with 36 but his decision to not review the lbw verdict against Stuart Broad turned out to be costly as it opened the floodgates. The England bowlers got the ball to move both in the air as well as off the pitch to constantly trouble the Proteas. England need 130 runs while South Africa need 10 wickets to win the decider and with it the series. The hosts are the favourites, but this has been a low-scoring game and South Africa have a quality bowling attack, so can't rule them out just yet.