Best performances - Batsmen
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Hours of play (local time)
ENGLAND 458(105.3 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 361(105 OVERS)1ST INNINGS ENGLAND 233(87.1 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Moeen Ali has leapfrogged his team-mate Ben Stokes to be ranked as England's leading allrounder, following his triumphant performance in the first Test against South Africa at Lord's
It's easy to pinpoint the areas in which South Africa let England off the hook in the first Test. The truth about their predicament on this tour is more complicated
When Kagiso Rabada got Ben Stokes out for a first time at Lord's, he also got himself a suspension. When the same thing happened a second time, he made a point to be as good as he could
Moeen completes a raft of records, and there's an unwelcome statistic for Alastair Cook, as England complete a record-breaking victory at Lord's
South Africa wrapped up England's innings midway through the afternoon session on the fourth day, leaving themselves a target of 331 to win the first Test
Last time an England player scored 50+ and took 10+ wickets in a Test, before Moeen Ali in this match - Ian Botham v India at Wankhede.
Last time SA's top-4 accounted for less than 25 runs in a Test innings in England, at Headingley. Their top-4 have put only 24 runs in the 2nd inns of this Test.
Eng's score in the first sessions of this Test - 82/4 on Day 1, 101/5 on Day 2 and 63/7 on Day 4. In the other sessions of the day they have struck 394 runs for just 2 wkts.
No. of times Cook has been dismissed by Morkel in Tests, the joint-most by any bowler with Johnson. None of the other SA bowlers have got Cook more than 4 times.
Runs scored by Gary Balance in his last 9 innings . He has a top score of 28 in this period.
No. of Tests taken by Moeen Ali to complete 2000+ runs and 100+ wickets - the 5th fastest among 28 players to do so. For Eng, Tony Greig (37 Tests) is quickest.
No. of 50+ scores for Dean Elgar in 10 Test innings this year. No other SA player has hit more than 3 such scores.
No. of 100s for Amla in 2 Tests at Lord's, - 104* in 2008 & 121 in 2012. However, both came in 2nd inns of the Tests. At other Eng venues: 1 century in 5 Tests.
No. of consecutive Test innings without a fifty for Stuart Broad, before getting one in this game. His last such score was in Ashes 2013 at Trent Bridge.
No. of batsmen to make a bigger score on captaincy debut, than Root's 190 - Graham Dowling (239), Chanderpaul (203*) and Clem Hill (191).
England batsmen who have scored a Test century on captaincy debut, including each of the last four: Root, Cook, Pietersen and Strauss.