On the first day of the second Test at Old Trafford, Anderson took three wickets for 32 runs and Stuart Broad took three wickets for 37 runs to restrict South Africa’s innings to 151 runs.
England pacer James Anderson became the first Test cricketer to play a century of matches at his home ground. Anderson has appeared in 172 Tests over the course of his 19-year career. Sachin Tendulkar of India played 94 Tests on home soil during his 23-year career. Ricky Ponting of Australia played 92 Tests at home during his 17-year career. England’s Stuart Broad has played 91 home Tests in 14 years.
On the first day of the second Test at Old Trafford, Anderson took three wickets for 32 runs and Stuart Broad took three wickets for 37 runs to restrict South Africa’s innings to 151 runs. Dean Elgar, captain of the South African team that leads the three-match series 1-0, won the toss and chose to bat first. England’s fast bowlers quickly moved up the visiting team’s batting order.
Because of the rain the night before, the conditions were ideal for fast bowlers. South Africa had lost five wickets for 77 runs by lunchtime. In the second session, the team lost three more wickets. The score was 108 runs for eight wickets at one point. Kagiso Rabada (36) and Anrich Nortje (10) combined for a 35-run ninth-wicket stand.
Anderson made his first breakthrough in the first session, when he was caught behind the wicket by Ben Fox. After Broad turned down two leg-before appeals, Elgar (12) was caught by Bairstow at third slip. Root then caught Keegan Pietersen (21) in the same manner at first slip. The visitors were out for 41 runs after losing three wickets.