Sciver and Davidson-Richards put England in control against South Africa

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  • England 328-6 lead South Africa 284 by 44 runs
  • Batters both score centuries to give hosts command

A maiden Test century from Nat Sciver, and an equally impressive hundred from Alice Davidson-Richards on Test debut, helped England post 328 for six on day two, leading South Africa by 44 runs, to place the hosts in a commanding position with two days left to play.

It was a remarkable recovery by England, who had found themselves 121 for five midway through the afternoon session, after seamer Anneke Bosch bagged three for 59. At that point the No 7, Davidson-Richards, appeared to have been sent out with clear instructions to batten down the hatches, progressing slowly and painfully to nine from 42 balls.

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Written by Raf Nicholson at Taunton
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/28/england-south-africa-test-day-two-match-report under the title “Sciver and Davidson-Richards put England in control against South Africa”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.