England VS. South Africa Second Test Highlights, Manchester
  • For the first time since the two sides met at Wanderers in 2015-16, no South African player scored a fifty in either innings of the same Test (where all twenty wickets fell). Between the two sides, this is the fourteenth such occasion by South Africa. There were no instances between 1960 and 2015-16.
  • South Africa's match aggregate of 330 runs is their ninth-lowest against England in England (losing all twenty wickets). It is their lowest in England since managing 289 in the Lord's Test of 1960.
  • Ben Foakes became the seventh wicket-keeper to score a century and took seven catches in a Test. There have been ten such instances made by seven players.
  • The England innings saw their second occasion against South Africa of their numbers six and seven scoring hundreds. The last occasion was at Cape Town in 2015-16.
  • It is also England's third occasion where the numbers six and seven have both scored hundreds whilst no other player reached fifty. The other occasions were at Headingley in 1976 against West Indies, and at Wellington against New Zealand in 1983-84.
  • Ben Stokes became the sixth England captain to score a century at number six. The last player to do so was Tony Greig in 1976-77 against India at Calcutta.
  • Stokes became only the second England captain to score a century and take four (or more) wickets in the same Test. He joins Ted Dexter who score 205 and took five wickets against Pakistan at Karachi in 1961-62.
  • Stokes's fourth century against South Africa places him joint-fourth highest amongst England players against South Africa. He is level with Len Hutton with only Wally Hammond and Herbert Sutcliffe (6) and Denis Compton (7) above him.
  • For only the second time in his career, Joe Root has been dismissed in three consecutive innings in single figures. His only other occasion was in West Indies in 2021/22 when he scored 9,0 and 5.