England vs South Africa 1st Test Day 3: England extend lead against South Africa

England took control of the first Test against South Africa as they ended the third day's play at 119 for one and extended their lead to 216 runs in the second innings. England had earlier bowled out South Africa for 361 in first innings.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 8, 2017 10:42 pm
England vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score, Indian Express England were ahead by 216 runs on Day 3.

England are truly on top in the Lord’s Test after they bowled out South Africa for 361 runs in first innings to take a 97-run. The hosts later extended that lead to 216 at close of play on day three. England were 119/1 at stumps with Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance at the crease. South Africa need to thank Vernon Philander for bringing the deficit below 100 with a brilliant half-century. Quinton de Kock also scored a fifty for the Proteas. England will look to seal the game on day four as they have nine wickets still in hand with six more sessions to play.

England XI: Alastair Cook, Keyton Jennings, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Liam Dawson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson

South Africa XI: HG Kuhn, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Temba Bavuma, TB de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel

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