Rain washed out the majority of day three of the third Test between England and South Africa at The Oval. However, England continues to dominate the proceedings. When play was called off on day three England were 74/1 in their second innings, effectively 252 thanks to the first innings lead of 178 runs. Also Read - England Tour of South Africa ODI Series Called Off After COVID-19 Scare
The home side lost Alastair Cook (7) who was cleaned up by Morne Morkel. Post the fall of the wicket, Keaton Jennings and Tom Westley kept going and made sure hots lose no further wicket. The duo ended unbeaten on 34 and 28 respectively. Also Catch- ENG vs SA 3rd Test Full Scorecard Also Read - 'Ask Before You Use it Next Time' - Kevin Pietersen's Cheeky Response to Joe Root Attempting Switch Hit in Training
Day three began with South Africa resuming on an overnight score of 126/8. The visitors managed to add only 49 runs before being bundled out for 175. Temba Bavuma added 18 runs to his overnight score of 34 to complete his half-century.He was the top-scorer for his side as others found it tough to face England attack. Also Read - One More South African Player Tests Positive For COVID-19, Warm-Up Game Called off
Bavuwa (52) was eventually caught behind to Gove debutant Toby Roland-Jones his five-wicket haul. He ended with figures of 5/52. James Anderson then removed Morne Morkel (17) to end South Africa’s innings. Vernon Philander, who was rushed to the hospital due to stomach illness on Friday, remained unbeaten on ten.
Anderson picked three wickets while Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes chipped in with a wicket each.
The four-match series is currently levelled at one each. England won the opening Test, and then South Africa bounced back to draw level. With two days left in the third Test home side will be pressing for a result.