England bowlers took only 28 deliveries to claim the remaining four wickets to dismiss South Africa for 209 on Day 4 of the third test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
Stuart Board picked up three wickets, and Sam Curran one as the hosts added just one run to their overnight total to finish with 209. That left them 290 runs behind England’s first innings total of 499, and Joe Root had no hesitation in enforcing the follow-on.
Broad struck first with the sixth ball of the day, seaming a delivery through Vernon Philander’s gate into his wicket. Philander moved back to the pavilion for 27.
Broad cleans up Philander (27) through the gate in the opening over of the morning – South Africa 208-7.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) January 19, 2020
Five deliveries later, wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (63) missed a straight one from Curran that crashed into the top of the middle stump. Next, Keshav Maharaj faced two balls before he decided to play a pull shot off Broad, only to drag the ball into his wickets. Maharaj failed to score, and the total remained on 208.
Kagiso Rabada, who has been banned for playing in the fourth and final Test, managed the only run of the 4.4 overs before he hit Broad straight to Mark Wood at mid-off.
Broad finished with three for 30 while young Dom Bess ended as the best among the English bowlers with five for 51.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
This is the third time in the last 4 months and in the past 5 Tests SA have been asked to follow-on.
This is unacceptable.
Players need to take responsibility.#SAvENG
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) January 19, 2020
South Africa have been asked to follow-on thrice in their last five Tests. In the 100 previous Tests, they didn't follow-on even once.
Last time SA followed-on in a home Test: vs Aus, Joburg, 2001/02#SAvENG
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) January 19, 2020
— Hussein Manack (@HusseinManack) January 19, 2020
South Africa 208/6 (Yesterday)
South Africa 209 all out (Today)
Nightmare for the Proteas #SAvENG
— Adam Dhoni (@AdamDhoni1) January 19, 2020