'Appalled' Vaughan urges England batsmen to respect Test cricket

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

He is only one match into his Test career but already Heino Kuhn will be acquainted with the gauntlet of life in South Africa's top order.

James Anderson became the first man to take Test 300 wickets in England when he had opener Dean Elgar brilliantly caught at backward point by a diving Dawson for six.

England's corresponding record is 332 for seven against Australia at Melbourne back in 1928/29.

"The England batting has been appalling", Ashes-winning skipper Vaughan said while commentating on BBC Radio's Test Match Special."Maybe it's a lack of respect about what the game is".

Alastair Cook (three) was caught behind when he got an inside edge to Vernon Philander's inswinger, the former captain out on review.

"I have a big smile on my face but there is a long road to go", Elgar told Sky Sports. "It was tough going for us, the previous one, we weren't as good as we would like to have been but in cricket you get another go and we're looking forward to this Test".

"We have a lot of character and we wanted to show it".

"Look at the way South Africa played", he said. And Morris is quite happy to let du Plessis be the dictator when it comes to knowing how many runs South Africa will need.

The Proteas resumed on 75 for one.

The day proved a first real captaincy test for England's Joe Root, seeking to avoid his first defeat as captain in his second Test as South Africa threatened to disappear out of sight.

First, Amla got away with what appeared to be a faint outside edge behind off Stuart Broad when on 25.

England appealed half-heartedly and decided against reviewing Australian umpire Simon Fry's not out decision, only for replays to show a nick.

In Broad's next over Elgar, on 55, slashed to gully - where James Anderson dropped a hard chance.

They both had let-offs, chances that might have changed the complexion of the day if England had taken them.

Trying to whip left-arm spinner Liam Dawson, whom he'd earlier hit for a straight six to complete his fifty, Amla was struck on the pad.

South Africa are in commanding against England in the second of the four-Test series.

Amla (87) was thirteen runs short of his century when he was trapped leg before by Liam Dawson, he almost earned a lucky reprieve when umpire Paul Reiffel gave him not out but replays showed it was hitting middle and met all other criteria and he had to go on review.

Du Plessis went on to make 63 off 128 deliveries, which included nine boundaries, before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Stokes.

When Faf du Plessis finally declared, leaving his bowlers four overs to attack the exhausted England batsmen before the close, the home side faced a target of 474 in some 184 overs.

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