Eng v SA highlights today – third test day three from The Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, London, SE 11 (England) Saturday 29th July 2017. England scored 353 runs in their first innings in 102.3 overs all out. AN Cook scored 88 runs off 200 deliveries and out when 64.2 given lbw and Cook reviews straight away! Round the wicket, nips back and takes him on the knee roll. No bat involved. Is it too high? It’s taking the bails, he’s gone! Morkel seemed the most interested in that appeal, and he was right. In fact, on a second look, Morkel may actually have joined the appeal a bit late. Either way, it’s out 183/5.
1 Alastair Cook, 2 Keaton Jennings, 3 Tom Westley, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Dawid Malan, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 8 Moeen Ali, 9 Toby Roland-Jones, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson.
South Africa team
1 Dean Elgar, 2 Heino Kuhn, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Quinton de Kock (wk), 5 Faf du Plessis (capt), 6 Temba Bavuma, 7 Vernon Philander, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Morne Morkel.
Match Timings: 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Toss: England, elected to bat first.
KK Jennings gone with duck, T Westley scored 25, JE Root captain of the team contributed 29 runs off 56 balls and out when it was 38.2 what a catch by de Kock as Root edges a magnificent delivery. Pitches short of a length on off stump, Root has to play, it decks away off the seam and takes the outside edge. De Kock then flings himself to his right to grab it one-handed 113/3. It was BA Stokes who smashed all South African bowlers to all around the park.
He scored 112 runs off 153 deliveries, he smashed nine 4s and four 6s in his innings and when his wicket dismissed then it was 103.2 slogged up into the air and taken by long-off running in! Stokes’ fun is over, he walks off with his bat raised, a fine innings that went from watchful to wrecking ball… Morkel gets this third, he has bowled well, though this was a simple slap into the air, well taken by Rabada on the move 353/10. Late contributions from JM Bairstow † 36, MM Ali 16, TS Roland-Jones 25 took England to a good total at this hard pitch.
South Africa tour of England 3rd Test Highlights
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, David Millns, Ranjan Madugalle.