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Ending the newly earned dominance in style, that is how we can sum up South Africa's performance in the first Test match which concluded in Lord's. With loads of talks going on around England's dominant gameplay and the effect of Bazball, a term that has taken the cricketing world by storm, Dean Elgar and co. had the calm and composure in them to brace the English challenge and combat them in the best way possible. With Mark Boucher writing off all the possibilities of being intimidated by Bazball, the members of the South African Test team have lived up to the expectations of their head coach.

Things did not go down well with England's Test captain Ben Stokes who addressed the issue as white noise and laid emphasis on focussing on the game of cricket. Till this point in time, England had defeated New Zealand by a margin of 3-0 and also defeated the mighty Indian team in a



one-off Test match. The duo of McCullum and Stokes were undefeated till this time, but as of now Elgar and co. have halted their victory parade.

With South Africa going 1-0 up in the series and England have a job at their hands to regain their dominant form back before they turn up for the second Test match.

England Squad:

Ben Stokes(C), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (Wk), Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robbinson

South Africa Squad:

Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Khaya Zondo, Glenton Stuurman.
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