After South Africa thrashed England, an ex-Indian cricketer mocked “Bazball” by saying, “There Will Be No Fourth Innings.”
Following the defeat, an ex-Indian cricketer by the name of Wasim Jaffer poked fun of England on Twitter because their “Bazball” strategy in the opening Test had been an abject failure.
during the opening Test of the three-game series against South Africa. So by losing by an innings and 12 runs on Friday at Lord’s Cricket Ground, England under Ben Stokes suffered a grim wake-up call. The first Test was over in three days because the Proteas bowlers made fun of England’s batting order and the “Bazball” strategy failed. The fierce bowling of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje rendered England’s defense powerless.
Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer. Following the match, England’s use of “Bazball,” which had absolutely flopped in the first Test, was attacked on Twitter.
Since Bazball has changed them, there won’t be any fourth inns in South Africa, claimed Wasim Jaffer in a tweet.
“Bazball has done wonders in the fourth inns”
SA: There will be no fourth inns. #ENGvSA
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 19, 2022
Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum’s England, who achieved this victory, suffered their first Test match defeat. England had won each of the four Test matches earlier this summer (three vs New Zealand and one vs India). England aimed high totals in each of the games.
After winning the toss, South Africa opted to bowl. after that. Kagiso Rabada completely destroyed England by taking five wickets and bowling the visitors out for 165.
With the help of crucial runs down the order from Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, and Anrich Nortje as well as a half-century from Sarel Erwee, the visitors responded by scoring 326 runs.
England was bowled out for 149 after failing to make much progress in their second try to bat, giving South Africa an innings and 12 runs of victory.
With only two wickets each, Rabada, Jansen, and Maharaj fell short of Nortje’s three. Only one wicket was taken by Lungi Ngidi, but it was a critical one for Joe Root.
The second Test will now begin on August 25 between the two sides and will be held in Manchester.