England beat South Africa by a margin of 189 runs in the second Test played in Cape Town and the four-match series is currently tied at 1-1. Chasing a target of 438 runs to win the match on the fifth day, South Africa were all out by scoring 248 runs and lost the match. Ben Stokes was voted Man of the Match for his all-round performance.
Playing ahead of the score 126/2 on the fourth day, South Africa got the first blow on the fifth day as Keshav Maharaj (2). The hosts suffered a major setback before lunch as Faf du Plessy (19) and the score was 170/4 after the first session.
Shortly after lunch, Peter Malan was dismissed for 84 and South Africa suffered the fifth blow. Till tea, Quinton de Kock and Rasi van der Dussen did not let the team falter and the score was 225/5.
However, England made a tremendous comeback in the last session and South Africa lost their last 5 wickets within just 11 runs. With a score of 237/5, South Africa was all out by scoring 248 runs in 137.4 overs.
Quinton de Kock contributed 50 runs, but the team’s innings faltered after his dismissal. In the second innings for England, Ben Stokes took three and James Anderson and Joe Denly two and Stuart Broad, Dominic Bess and Sam Karan took one wicket each.
England: 269 and 391/8
South Africa: 223 and 248