England defeated hosts South Africa by 189 runs in the second Test match played at Newlands ground in Cape Town. With this, they achieved a 1–1 draw in the four-match Test series. South Africa won the first Test match from South Africa vs England by 107 runs. This is England’s first victory after 63 years on this ground. The England team won the last time on this ground in 1957.
England scored 269 runs in the first innings against South Africa. After this, they got a lead of 46 runs by bowling out South Africa for 223 runs in their first innings. Guests England declared the innings after scoring 391 for eight wickets in their second innings. In this way, South Africa got the target of 438 runs to win.
The South African team, chasing this target, were reduced to 248 runs. Playing his debut match, Peter Malan scored 84 runs for the hosts in his second innings. Apart from him, Quinton De Kock played a 50-run half-century innings.
Dean Elgar scored 34, Zubair Hamza 18, Captain Faf du Plessis 19, Rasi van der Dussen 17 and Vernon Philander scored eight. Philander was the last batsman to be dismissed in the match. For England, Ben Stokes took three and James Anderson and Joe Denley took two each. Stuart Broad, Dominic Bess and Sam Karen got one wicket each.
England’s Ben Stokes, who performed all-round in the match, received the Match of the Match award. Stokes scored 47 runs in the first innings and 72 runs in the second innings. Apart from this, he also took five catches in the match and took three wickets in his name. The third Test match between the two teams will be played in Port Elizabeth from 16 January.