England survive scare as Cape Town Test ends in draw

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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.

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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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