Oily Robinson: The Man of the Match of 3rd Test Against SA
England has won another Test series at home. He won the series of 3 matches by 2-1. The English team defeated South Africa by 9 wickets in the third and deciding match. On the last day of the 5-day match, the British needed 33 runs to win and had 10 wickets in hand.
On Monday, South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took a wicket by dismissing Alex Lees (39). But, it was not enough for the return of the team. Jack Crawley and Ollie Pop took the hosts to the winning score after losing the first wicket on a team score of 108.
Robinson-Broad took 7-7 wickets
Fast bowlers Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad were the heroes of victory in the deciding match. Both took the same 7-7 wickets. Jack Crawley and Ollie Pop also played half-centuries. In the first innings, all the wickets of South Africa were taken by the English fast bowlers.
Robinson (5) and Broad (4) took 9 wickets together. One wicket went to James Anderson. At the same time, one batsman was run out. Robinson took 2 and Broad took three wickets in South Africa’s second innings. Stokes also took 3 wickets.
The Test series played in the host of England was exciting. South Africa won the first match by an innings and 12 runs at Lord’s. After that, England made the series exciting after winning the Manchester Test by an innings and 85 runs. The winner of the series has been decided today after a one-on-one draw.
The first 2 days of the last match could not be played. The first day’s play was washed out due to rain. The second day’s play was canceled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Players from both teams wore black bands in honor of the late queen and observed a minute’s silence before the match.