Sibley, Root Put England In Driver’s Seat In opposition to South Africa On Day three

pkuk979_dom-sibley-afp_625x300_05_January_20 Sibley, Root Put England In Driver's Seat In opposition to South Africa On Day three

South Africa vs England: Dom Sibley was unbeaten on 85 runs at stumps on Day three. © AFP

Opener Dom Sibley and captain Joe Root scored fifties as England stretched their result in 264 and remained within the driver’s seat at stumps on Day three of the second Take a look at in opposition to South Africa at Newlands, Cape City on Sunday. Sibley remained unbeaten on 85 from 222 balls, his innings laced with 13 fours whereas Root scored 61 off 98 deliveries (7×4) earlier than Dwaine Pretorius received his wicket shut to finish of day’s play. At shut, England have been 218/four after James Anderson took 5 wickets, his 28th 5 wicket haul, to bowl South Africa out for 223 within the first innings. England had scored 269 of their first essay.


Sibley and Root shared a 116-run stand for the third wicket earlier than Sibley and Joe Denly (31) stitched collectively 73 runs for the second wicket after England misplaced Zak Crawley early (25). For the hosts, Anrich Nortje grabbed two wickets whereas Kagiso Rabada snared one.

Earlier, resuming on 215/eight, Anderson accomplished a five-wicket haul and Ben Stokes set an England catching file at first of the day when South Africa have been bowled out for 223, giving England a primary innings lead of 46.


Anderson scalped each South Africa’s remaining wickets because the hosts have been bowled out for 223, including solely eight runs to their in a single day rating.

Allrounder Stokes set an England Take a look at file for a fielder when he held his fifth catch of the innings to take away final batsman Nortje off Anderson’s bowling.South Africa at present lead the four-match collection 1-Zero after profitable the primary Take a look at in Centurion by 107 runs.

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