Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Sun 14 Apr 2024 What you need is that bit of inspiration, that bit of magic: Rob Key hails Stokes-McCullum England Cricket Board's managing director Rob Key has lavished praise on Test captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum for turning around the team’s fortunes significantly in the post-Joe Root era. England endured a horror run in Test cricket under Root. However, things have taken a complete turn under the new captain-coach regime. Nortje's spell was something that just broke the back: Dean Elgar reacts to South Africa’s triumph over England at Lord’s South Africa hammered England by an innings and 12 runs in the first Test of the three-match series at Lord’s on Friday, August 19. In a Test match that ended in three days, the Proteas were completely dominant over the Englishmen, bowling them out for 165 and 149.