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South Africa vs England 2017 3rd Test Score, Commentary

Series : South Africa in England 2017
Date : Jul 27 2017, Thu - 03:30 PM (IST)
Venues : The Kia Oval, London, England
ENG 353, 313/8 decl
SA 175, 252
England won by 239 runs
Toss : England won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsman R B 4S 6S SR
Keshav Maharaj 24 26 5 0 92.31
0
Last 5 overs: 16 runs, 3 wkts
Last Wicket: Morne Morkel 0 (1b)
Bowler O M R W ECO
Morne Morkel 14.0 1 51 2 3.6
Morne Morkel * 16.1 5 45 4 2.8
Recent overs
W
0 0 0 0 0 0
W W 0 0 0 0
0 1 0 0 0
Commentry
  • 77.1

    OUT! L.B.W. NOT OUT changed by umpire to OUT after REFERRAL. Moeen Ali to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad.

    Moeen Ali you beauty! He picks up the hat-trick and England take the victory by a huge 239 runs to lead the series 2-1. It looked very close as the ball slid into the pads but it needed a review which Root was always going to take. All three red lights on hawk-eye and the players are jumping all over Ali. What a moment for the England spinner.

    Overall England have been the better team since day one and they thoroughly deserved the win after coming back from a crushing loss. Ben Stokes' marvellous century set up the first innings after Alastair Cook saw off the new ball before an inspired spell from Toby Roland-Jones, on debut, skittled out the Proteas for 175. From that point on South Africa were always behind the eight ball and if it wasn't from a gutsy century from their opener Dean Elgar in the second innings they might not have made 150.

    With each team's win coming with a huge margin of victory who knows what to expect at Old Trafford.

    Morne Morkel lbw b Moeen Ali 0 (1)
  • 77
    Over 77. no runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. South Africa: 252/9(rr 3.27)
  • 76.6

    Ben Stokes to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Malan.

  • 76.5

    Ben Stokes to Keshav Maharaj. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 76.4

    Ben Stokes to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 76.3

    Ben Stokes to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 76.2

    Ben Stokes to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 76.1

    Ben Stokes to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Stokes.

  • 76
    Over 76. no runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. South Africa: 252/9(rr 3.32)
  • 75.6

    OUT! Caught. Moeen Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to slips, by Stokes. Carbon copy stuff from Ali. Tossed up above the eyeline and Rabada goes for the booming drive from his first ball but gets an edge to first slip. England are one away from victory and for the third time in the match an English player is on a hat-trick.

    Kagiso Rabada c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali 0 (1)
  • 75.5

    OUT! Caught. Moeen Ali to Dean Elgar. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to slips, by Stokes. Floated up from Moeen outside the off stump and Elgar can't resist going for the drive. There was enough turn though to take the edge which went straight to Stokes at slip. A gutsy innings from Elgar comes to an end for 136 which has lasted 228 deliveries. The whole crowd applauds what has been a brilliant display of batting.

    Dean Elgar c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali 136 (228)
  • 75.4

    Moeen Ali to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 75.3

    Moeen Ali to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 75.2

    Moeen Ali to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 75.1

    Moeen Ali to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 75
    Over 75. 1 run. Bowler: Ben Stokes. South Africa: 252/7(rr 3.36)
  • 74.6

    Ben Stokes to Keshav Maharaj. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 74.5

    Ben Stokes to Dean Elgar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run.

  • 74.4

    Ben Stokes to Dean Elgar. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 74.3

    Ben Stokes to Dean Elgar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Malan.

  • 74.2

    Ben Stokes to Dean Elgar. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Malan.

  • 74.1

    Ben Stokes to Dean Elgar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 74
    Over 74. 6 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. South Africa: 251/7(rr 3.39)
  • 73.6

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 73.5

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 73.4

    Moeen Ali to Dean Elgar. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Broad.

  • 73.3

    Moeen Ali to Dean Elgar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 73.2

    Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Cook, fielded by Broad.

  • 73.1

    FOUR! Moeen Ali to Keshav Maharaj. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Runs are flowing for South Africa. On the shorter side and Maharaj rocks back, cutting hard and into the wide open space.

  • 73
    Over 73. 7 runs. Bowler: Toby Roland-Jones. South Africa: 240/7(rr 3.29)
  • 72.6

    Toby Roland-Jones to Dean Elgar. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 72.5

    Toby Roland-Jones to Dean Elgar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 72.4

    Toby Roland-Jones to Dean Elgar. Short, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 72.3

    Toby Roland-Jones to Keshav Maharaj. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Anderson.

  • 72.2

    FOUR! Toby Roland-Jones to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Down into the ground and through the slips. Awkward bounce for the two Durham fielders to deal with.

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