South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj is thought for his wicket-taking talents however in opposition to England on the ultimate day of third Test, his batting credentials got here to the fore in Port Elizabeth. Maharaj smacked Joe Root, who picked up 4 wickets on penultimate day of the Test, to all corners of the park as the England set an undesirable bowling document in Test cricket.
During the 82nd over of the South African second innings, Maharaj began off by hitting three boundaries off the primary three deliveries. The subsequent two balls had been deposited into the stand by Maharaj whereas the final ball went for 4 byes. Root’s over resulted in 28 runs and that is the joint most runs scored in an over in them longest format.
4️⃣ 4️⃣ 4️⃣ 6️⃣ 6️⃣ 4️⃣byes
— ICC (@ICC) January 20, 2020
Most runs in an over in Tests
28 (466444): Brian Lara vs Robin Peterson (2003-04)
28 (62466): George Bailey vs James Anderson (2013-14)
28 (44466b4): Keshav Maharaj vs Joe Root (2019-20)
27 (666621): Shahid Afridi vs Harbhajan Singh (2005-06)
26 (444464): Craig McMillan vs Younis Khan (2000-01)
The Proteas misplaced the third Test by an innings and 53 runs, handing England a 2-1 lead in the collection, with the ultimate match to be performed in Johannesburg. The hosts have already made important modifications as 4 members of expanded squad have been added to the group.
The selectors have referred to as up batsmen Temba Bavuma and Keegan Petersen, all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo and left-arm quick bowler Beuran Hendricks for the fourth Test. All 4 had been withdrawn from 4-day franchise matches which began on Monday.
Bavuma appears sure to play in Johannesburg after scoring 180 for the Lions franchise final week, with Zubayr Hamza the probably batsman to make approach. Hendricks is a probable substitute for Kagiso Rabada, who’s controversially suspended for his exuberant celebration of his dismissal of England captain Joe Root in the third Test.