England fold in two-and-a-half days, South Africa win by an innings and 12 runs

Trailing by 161 runs, England were totally clueless again in batting like the first innings as they lost wickets at regular intervals. They had no answers in front of the South African pacers and bundled out for just 149 runs in 37.4 overs.

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England have succumbed to an embarrassing defeat against South Africa in the first Test of the three-match Test series on Friday (August 19) at Lord’s. They have lost by an innings and 12 runs within two and half days of the Test. This is England’s fourth defeat by an innings at Lord’s but the last one was in 2003.
Resuming the third day of the Test at 289/7, South Africa lost Kagiso Rabada in the first over of the day. But then, Anrich Nortje alone added 28 runs but got no support from the other end. South Africa were all out for 326 runs and took a healthy lead of 161 in the first innings. Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad both took three wickets each for the hosts.
Trailing by 161 runs, England were totally clueless again in batting like the first innings as they lost wickets at regular intervals. They had no answers in front of the South African pacers and bundled out for just 149 runs in 37.4 overs. Broad and Alex Lees were the highest run-scorer for England with 35 runs.
Nortje was the standout bowler for the visitors with three wickets. Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, and Marco Jansen all grabbed two wickets each.
Earlier, England scored 165 runs in the first innings. Rabada took his 12th five-wicket haul in Tests in that innings. So, after winning all the four Tests, England registered their first defeat under Brendon McCullum.