England take lead despite Marco Jansen's all-round performance

England take lead despite Marco Jansen’s all-round performance

England take lead despite Marco Jansen’s all-round performance on the 3rd day of the 3rd Test at The Oval. A total of 17 wickets fall on day 3.

Ollie Robinson’s five-for helps England to restrict South Africa to 118 runs. Marco Jansen takes four wickets to keep SA in the match. Jansen was the leading run scorer from South Africa. He made crucial 30 runs for the team.

17 Wickets Fell on Day 3

The third Test was intriguingly balanced at the end of an unusual day that began with Ollie Robinson’s five-wicket haul putting South Africa on the ropes before the visiting bowlers, led by Marco Jansen, cut down England’s lead.

On what was technically the third day but actually the first after Friday’s break in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, whose passing on Thursday was announced immediately after that day’s play was called off, seventeen wickets fell at The Oval.

England take lead despite Marco Jansen's all-round performance
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Toss

England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Nothing happened in the first 2 days. Rain washout the 1st day. On the second day, the play have been called off due to the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

The match resumed on Saturday day 3. Before the start of the play, both teams and the spectators paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honor her remarkable life and service.

Teams

One change for England Brooks in for Bairstow. Four changes for South Africa; van der Dussen, Harmer, Lungi Ngidi, and Aiden Markram misses. Ryan Rickelton, Khaya Zonzo, Marco Jansen, and Wiann Mulder are playing.

South Africa:

Dean Elgar (capt), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

England:

Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (capt), Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

WTC points table, South Africa drops to No. 2

After their victory at Lord’s, South Africa had solidified their place among the WTC standings, but a loss by an innings here has dropped their win percentage to 66.67%, which is below Australia’s 70%.

Sri Lanka is now in third place with 53.33%, but South Africa will look to win this Test to put themselves on track to compete in the ICC World Test Championship final in England the following year.

Scorecard

SOUTH AFRICA 1ST INNINGS

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Dean Elgar (c) b Robinson 1 7 0 0 14.28
Sarel Erwee c †Foakes b Anderson 0 4 0 0 0
Keegan Petersen b Robinson 12 14 1 0 85.71
Ryan Rickelton c †Foakes b Broad 11 20 2 0 55
Khaya Zondo c Lees b Broad 23 57 1 1 40.35
Kyle Verreynne † c †Foakes b Robinson 0 2 0 0 0
Wiaan Mulder c †Foakes b Robinson 3 13 0 0 23.07
Marco Jansen c Root b Robinson 30 59 4 0 50.84
Keshav Maharaj b Broad 18 32 2 0 56.25
Kagiso Rabada not out 7 6 0 0 116.66
Anrich Nortje c Stokes b Broad 7 8 1 0 87.5
Extras (lb 2, nb 4) 6
TOTAL 36.2 Overs (RR: 3.24) 118

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Dean Elgar, 1.3 Overs), 2-7 (Sarel Erwee, 2.2 Overs), 3-21 (Keegan Petersen, 5.4 Overs), 4-31 (Ryan Rickelton, 8.6 Overs), 5-32 (Kyle Verreynne, 9.3 Overs), 6-36 (Wiaan Mulder, 11.5 Overs), 7-72 (Khaya Zondo, 24.6 Overs), 8-99 (Marco Jansen, 33.2 Overs), 9-110 (Keshav Maharaj, 34.5 Overs), 10-118 (Anrich Nortje, 36.2 Overs)

ENGLAND Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
James Anderson 8 2 16 1 2
Ollie Robinson 14 3 49 5 3.5
Stuart Broad 12.2 1 41 4 3.32
Jack Leach 2 1 10 0 5

ENGLAND 1ST INNINGS

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Alex Lees b Jansen 13 6 1 0 216.66
Zak Crawley lbw b Jansen 5 34 1 0 14.7
Ollie Pope c †Verreynne b Rabada 67 77 13 0 87.01
Joe Root c Petersen b Jansen 23 25 3 0 92
Harry Brook c Rabada b Jansen 12 20 2 0 60
Ben Stokes (c) c Erwee b Nortje 6 9 1 0 66.66
Ben Foakes † not out 11 24 1 0 45.83
Stuart Broad c †Verreynne b Rabada 6 11 1 0 54.54
Ollie Robinson not out 3 2 0 0 150
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 6) 8
TOTAL 33.4 Overs (RR: 4.57) 154/7

Did not bat: Jack Leach, James Anderson

Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Alex Lees, 3.1 Overs), 2-43 (Zak Crawley, 9.1 Overs), 3-84 (Joe Root, 16.5 Overs), 4-107 (Harry Brook, 22.5 Overs), 5-129 (Ben Stokes, 26.5 Overs), 6-133 (Ollie Pope, 27.4 Overs), 7-151 (Stuart Broad, 33.1 Overs)

South Africa Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 11.4 1 78 2 6.68
Marco Jansen 11 2 34 4 3.09
Wiaan Mulder 2 0 11 0 5.5
Anrich Nortje 9 0 29 1 3.22

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