England speedster Jofra Archer gave away six runs an over in the second innings of the recently concluded first Test against South Africa in Centurion. Although Archer picked up his third five-wicket haul in Test cricket, he conceded 102 runs in 17 overs.
The 24-year-year pacer was hit all over the part by the Proteas wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.
De Kock was one of the main architects of South Africa’s victory after he bailed his team out of trouble from 4 for 97 on the first day itself, scoring 95 runs to help the hosts reach 284 in their first innings.
Quinton de Kock is literally playing #CricketWithoutBoundaries with Jofra Archer 🎯
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Meanwhile, England managed to put 181 on the board in their first innings. Joe Denly was the highest scorer for the side with a half-century. For South Africa, Vernon Philander picked up a 4-wicket haul while Kagiso Rabada took 3.
In the second innings, South Africa posted 272 runs on the back of Rassie van der Dussen’s 51. Philander also scored 46 off 68, where Archer took a fifer. England opener Rory Burns scored 84, whereas Kagiso Rabada bagged four wickets. Anrich Nortje picked up three wickets and restricted England at 268.