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England struggle on Day I Test vs South Africa

A late resistance from Ollie Pope, who made a gritty half-century, lifted England’s gloom slightly

Reuters CapeTown Published 03.01.20, 10:03 PM
South Africa's bowler Anrich Nortje celebrates after dismissing England's batsman Jofra Archer on day four of the first cricket test match between South Africa and England at Centurion Park, Pretoria, South Africa on Sunday

South Africa's bowler Anrich Nortje celebrates after dismissing England's batsman Jofra Archer on day four of the first cricket test match between South Africa and England at Centurion Park, Pretoria, South Africa on Sunday (AP)

Anrich Nortje took the vital wickets of captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes as England struggled to 262 for nine at stumps on Day I of their second Test versus South Africa.

Pacer Nortje, playing his fourth Test, finished with 2/54 off 17 overs as the home side restricted the visitors on a Newlands wicket that was expected to be full of runs.

A late resistance from Ollie Pope lifted England’s gloom slightly.

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