Monday cover: Stuart Broad puts South Africa on the back heel

The National's Sport cover for the Monday, December 28 issue, featuring Stuart Broad as England fought back against South Africa.

Powered by automated translation

The National's Sport cover for the Monday, December 28 issue, featuring Stuart Broad as England fought back against South Africa.

After a first innings of 303, England's bowlers went to work on Day 2 on Sunday and cut down the host Proteas to 184/7, signalling their fight in the match.

“Tomorrow is a big first hour,” Broad said. “We need to make early breakthroughs as South Africa did today and try to get a first innings lead.

“I don’t think anyone really knows how this wicket is going to behave. It’s quite a lot drier than we expected. If it deteriorates a first innings lead could be crucial.”

Follow us on Twitter @NatSportUAE

Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheNationalSport