James Anderson’s delivery was worked with Dean Elgar pads. The ball, though, grazed the thigh protector before bouncing off his right arm and landing on the stumps.
So day 2 of the ongoing first Test at the Lord’s Cricket Ground saw South Africa dismiss England for a meager score of 165 thanks to Kagiso Rabada’s superb five-wicket haul. So Dean Elgar, the captain, and Sarel Erwee got South Africa off to a strong start in retaliation. Before Elgar was caught in one of the most awkward circumstances, he and Erwee shared 85 runs for the first wicket. Dean Elgar made an effort to imitate James Anderson’s delivery technique. The ball, though, grazed the thigh protector before bouncing off his right arm and landing on the stumps.
The footage was posted to the official England Cricket Twitter account.
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 18, 2022
So after a quick inspection, it was discovered that Dean Elgar pad had actually been struck by the ball, not his bat. Despite the fact that it had been determined that Stuart Broad had caught him from behind.
The southpaw beat Matthew Potts while batting on seven as well. However, Zak Crawley mishandled a head-high slip catch, allowing it to escape through his hands.
Rabada grabbed five wickets in an innings for the 12th time in a Test match, finishing with 5 for 52 in 19 overs.