England vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 3: With England in command, consistent rain stops play earlyhttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/england-vs-south-africa-live-score-3rd-test-day-3-live-streaming-4772558/

England vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 3: With England in command, consistent rain stops play early

England vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 3: England bowled out South Africa for 175 runs which didn't enforce the follow on but it gave them a commanding lead. At stumps, England were 74/1 and led by 252 runs.

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England vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 3: England lost Alastair Cook soon after lunch vs South Africa. (Source: AP)

South Africa resumed their innings on 126/8 and looked to avoid follow-on for which they needed 33 runs. Temba Bavuma and Morne Morkel managed to avoid follow on for the visitors but the inning soon ended despite a gutsy fifty from Bavuma. The 175 run end to the South African innings gave England a 178 run lead. They lost Alastair Cook soon after lunch but the main point of the day was the rain. It arrived before lunch to force an early end to first session and then it got heavier in the middle of the second session. There was no play post that. England stood at 74/1 at stumps with umpires deciding to end play early. This gave England a 252 run lead.

England vs South Africa Score and Updates: England lead South Africa by 252 runs at stumps after standing 74/1 in the second innings. Earlier, South Africa were all out for 175 to give England a 178 runs lead

TEAMS:

England XI: Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Toby Roland-Jones, James Anderson, Tom Westley

South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Vernon Philander, Chris Morris, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada