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- The collapsed for 118 runs. Africa’s first innings
- In reply, England have scored 154 runs for 7 wickets till the end of the third day’s play.
- The pair of Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad took 9 wickets
London: On the third day of the third and final Test of the series being played between England and South Africa at the Oval ground in London, the visiting team got stuck in the claws of Ollie Robinson and were bundled out for just 118 runs. After this, the condition of hosts England, who came to bat, also got battered by the end of the day’s play. England scored 154 for 7 in their first innings till the end of the third day’s play. England lead by 36 runs in the first innings. Ben Fox 11 and Ollie Robinson are unbeaten on 3 runs.
The collapsed for 118 runs. Africa’s first innings
Play on the first day (Thursday) of the Oval Test was canceled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II after the game of the second day (Friday) was washed out due to rain. Before the start of the third day’s play, players from both the teams tied black arm bands in honor of the late queen and observed a minute’s silence before the match. In such a situation, when the third day’s play started, England’s fast bowlers Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad wreaked havoc. Africa’s first innings was bundled out for 118 runs in 36.2 overs.
Robinson took 5 wickets for 49 runs
Robinson proved the captain Ben Stokes’s decision to bat first by winning the toss. Robinson took five for 49 and Stuart Broad took four for 41. South Africa lost six wickets for 36 runs in front of the sharp bowling of England. Out of which the wickets of important batsmen like Captain Dean Elgar (01), Keegan Pietersen (12), Kyle Wren (nil) and Wynn Mulder (three) were named after Olly Robinson.
After this Khaya Jondo, Marco Yansen (30) and Keshav Maharaj (18) batted after this with some care and took the team’s score beyond 100. But after lunch, the team was bundled out for 118 runs.
England lost two wickets for 43 runs
After this, Marco Jansen gave two shocks to England, who came to start their first innings. By the time they reached the score of 43, both the openers Alex Lees (13) and Jack Crawley (5) had returned to the pavilion. In such a situation, once again the pair of Ollie Pope and Joe Root took over the front. Together, both took the team to a score of 84 runs, but Joe Root returned to the pavilion after scoring 23 runs. He too became a victim of Jansen.
Ollie Pope holding one end
Ollie Pope took hold of one end firmly but no one is able to support him from the other end. Pope completed his fifty in 64 balls with 10 fours. But after this Janssen caught Harry Brooke (12) at the hands of Rabada. After this, captain Ben Stokes went on after scoring 6 runs off the ball of Enrique Norkhia.
Has scored 154 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Africa
Pope’s half-century innings was ended by Rabada on the score of 133. He scored 67 runs. After this, Rabada got Stuart Broad out and gave his team the seventh success. When the day’s play was declared over, England were playing 154 for 7 in 33.4 overs. He also got a lead of 36 runs. Ben Fox 11 and Ollie Robinson are playing 3 runs.
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