South Africa struggled to end the opening day’s play at Lord’s with a modest total of 262 for 7. Things would have been a lot worse than this but for a crucial stand of 72 between JP Duminy (61) and Vernon Philander (46*) for the 7th wicket.
The much-hyped England-South Africa series, which could displace England from the number one spot, will be a tight contest for sure. However, there are a few players in the current Proteas squad for whom the Tests could be a litmus Test. Here’s a look at them.
Deccan Chargers lost yet another contest at their home ground at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, this time despite posting 175 on the board and then reducing their opponents to 86 for 4