England survive scare as Cape Town Test ends in draw

Cape Town, Jan.6 (ANI): The second Test between South Africa and England ended in a dull draw, but not before witnessing dramatic twists on the final day here at Newlands.

England, who started the day at 16-0, suffered a top order collapse after losing three wickets in the first hour of the day as the hosts began to sense the unlikeliest of comeback victories.

In the post-lunch session, two more wickets fell, and at tea, the visitors were struggling at 155/6.

However, to their rescue, bad light and a bit of rain forced the players off the field, just after adding four more runs to that total to be 159/6.

When rain and bad light intervened in the sixth over of the final session, the visitors could already rest easy, their lead 161 with four wickets left.

With the clouds rolling in, the floodlights on and slight drizzling, both the captains shook hands and decided to end the match in a draw.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who destroyed the South African bowling by scoring 248 runs in the first innings, was adjudged man of the match.

England still lead the 4-match series 1-0. The two teams will now lock horns in the third Test starting from January 14 in Johannesburg. (ANI)

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