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England vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | July 27, 2017, 11:48 PM IST

CONCLUDED

ENG vs SA Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

3rd Test TEST, The Oval, London, 27 July, 2017

England

353/10

(103.2) RR 3.41

v/s
South Africa

175/10

(58.4) RR 2.98

England beat South Africa by 239 runs
England vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1: As It Happened

Catch all the live action of the third Test between England and South Africa at the Oval through our live commentary.

Toss:

England win toss, opt to bat first

Preview:

Ben Stokes has urged England to bounce back from their Trent Bridge thumping by South Africa and show how good they really are when the third Test at The Oval starts on Thursday.

England were thrashed by 340 runs with more than a day to spare at the Nottingham ground as South Africa levelled the four-match series in commanding style.

The hosts have now had over a week to ponder on that defeat, with all-rounder Stokes insisting there was nothing wrong with England's attitude.

A lack of runs cost England dear in Nottingham, with Joe Root's side managing 215 in the first innings before collapsing to 133 all out second time around.

But with England having won the series opener at Lord's by an emphatic 211 runs, Stokes was confident that South Africa did not now have a huge advantage in terms of momentum.

Squads:

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

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Vernon Philander, Chris Morris, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
5 4 0 1 9 +1.59
2
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
3
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
6 1 4 1 3 -0.19
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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