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Home  »  Cricket  »  South Africa vs England 2019/20  »  3rd Test Full Commentary

England vs South Africa 2020 3rd Test Full Commentary

Date : Jan 16 2020, Thu - 01:30 PM (IST)
Venue : St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
ENG 499/9 decl
SAF 209, 237 f/o
England won by an innings and 53 runs
Toss : England won the toss and elected to bat.
Current Run Rate: 2.67
Player Of The Match : Ollie Pope
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Dane Paterson 39 40 6 0 97.5
Last 5 overs: 34 runs, 1 wkts
Last Wicket: Keshav Maharaj 71 (106b)
Bowler O M R W Eco
Sam Curran 6.0 0 46 0 7.7
Mark Wood * 16.5 6 32 3 1.9
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  • 152
    End of Over 152. 9 runs. Bowler: Keshav Maharaj. England: 499/9 (rr 3.28)
    Runs Scored Mark Wood* 42 (23) Kagiso Rabada* 28.0-6-97-2
    1 6 1 1 0 W Ollie Pope 135 (226) Keshav Maharaj 58.0-15-180-5
  • 151.6

    OUT! Caught. Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Nortje. That's the end of a fantastic innings from England, Joe Root calls them in just after Mark Wood cameo came to an end. Ollie Pope and Ben Stokes the pick of the batsman. Pope played excepetionally well to get his first test hundred. Maharaj bowling nearly sixty overs got his five in the end. Just shy of 500 but i think Joe Root would have snapped your hand of to be in this position if you had asked him at the toss.

  • 151.5

    Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Elgar.

  • 151.4

    Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Elgar.

  • 151.3

    Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 151.2

    SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Could he get fifty? Another great six from the fast bowler!

  • 151.1

    Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 151
    End of Over 151. 9 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. England: 490/8 (rr 3.25)
    Runs Scored Ollie Pope* 133 (224) Keshav Maharaj* 57.0-15-171-4
    2 0 0 6 0 1 Mark Wood 35 (19) Kagiso Rabada 28.0-6-97-2
  • 150.6

    Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Short, outside off stump backing away Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Hamza.

  • 150.5

    Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 150.4

    SIX! Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed over fine leg for 6 runs. This will not help Rabada's mood as he gets flicked for another six.

  • 150.3

    Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for no runs, fielded by Nortje.

  • 150.2

    Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to long off for no runs, fielded by Maharaj.

  • 150.1

    Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Malan.

  • 150
    End of Over 150. 9 runs. Bowler: Keshav Maharaj. England: 481/8 (rr 3.21)
    Runs Scored Ollie Pope* 124 (218) Kagiso Rabada* 27.0-6-88-2
    2 0 1 6 0 0 Mark Wood 35 (19) Keshav Maharaj 57.0-15-171-4
  • 149.6

    Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 149.5

    Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement reverse sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 149.4

    SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Wood again goes big into the stands, long on has been his friend this afternoon!

  • 149.3

    Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Elgar.

  • 149.2

    Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Hamza.

  • 149.1

    Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Rabada.

  • 149
    End of Over 149. 14 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. England: 472/8 (rr 3.17)
    Runs Scored Ollie Pope* 121 (215) Keshav Maharaj* 56.0-15-162-4
    4 4 1 NB 0 4 Mark Wood 29 (16) Kagiso Rabada 27.0-6-88-2
  • 148.6

    FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Mark Wood. Length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Just to add to South Africa's frustration, Wood slaps it over the fielders.

  • 148.5

    Kagiso Rabada to Mark Wood. Short, off stump backing away pulling, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Philander.

  • 148.5

    APPEAL! Kagiso Rabada to Mark Wood. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, by Nortje, appeal made for Caught. Wood is caught but the replay shows Rabada's stepped over. Joe Root also as he thought the wicket had fallen declared. But after it was called a no ball he sent them back out. A lot of confusion here.

  • 148.4

    Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Philander.

  • 148.3

    FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Half volley, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Two in a row same ball same result!

  • 148.2

    FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump backing away reverse sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Inventive shot from Pope.

  • 148.1

    Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for no runs, fielded by Paterson.

  • 148
    End of Over 148. 15 runs. Bowler: Keshav Maharaj. England: 458/8 (rr 3.09)
    Runs Scored Ollie Pope* 112 (211) Kagiso Rabada* 26.0-6-74-2
    0 1 6 1 1 6 Mark Wood 25 (13) Keshav Maharaj 56.0-15-162-4
  • 147.6

    SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. He goes again wow, clears the front leg and smashes this into the stands.

  • 147.5

    Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 147.4

    Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Paterson.

  • 147.3

    SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Mark Wood. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. In the slot again, Wood is enjoying Maharaj!

  • 147.2

    Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

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  • 86.4

    OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, by Wood. And that wraps it up, England couldn't have been more clinical. Joe Root has enforced the follow on!

  • 86.3

    Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 86.2

    Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 86.1

    Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 86
    End of Over 86. 1 run. Bowler: Sam Curran. South Africa: 209/9 (rr 2.43)
    Runs Scored Kagiso Rabada* 1 (4) Stuart Broad* 13.0-6-30-2
    0 0 1 0 0 0 Dane Paterson 0 (6) Sam Curran 11.0-2-32-1
  • 85.6

    Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 85.5

    Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Out-swinging length ball, to leg no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 85.4

    Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, to leg no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 85.3

    Sam Curran to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Wood.

  • 85.2

    Sam Curran to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Crawley.

  • 85.1

    Sam Curran to Kagiso Rabada. Half volley, off stump no foot movement working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 85
    End of Over 85. no runs. Bowler: Stuart Broad. South Africa: 208/9 (rr 2.45)
    Runs Scored Kagiso Rabada* 0 (1) Sam Curran* 10.0-2-31-1
    0 0 W 0 0 0 Dane Paterson 0 (3) Stuart Broad 13.0-6-30-2
  • 84.6

    Stuart Broad to Dane Paterson. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Pope.

  • 84.5

    Stuart Broad to Dane Paterson. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Curran.

  • 84.4

    Stuart Broad to Dane Paterson. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wood.

  • 84.3

    OUT! Bowled. Stuart Broad to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to. All three stumps have been taken out this morning! Off stump for Philander, Middle stump for De Kock and now leg stump for Maharaj. What a start this is for England.

  • 84.2

    Stuart Broad to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Denly.

  • 84.1

    Stuart Broad to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Curran.

  • 84
    End of Over 84. no runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. South Africa: 208/8 (rr 2.48)
    Runs Scored Keshav Maharaj* 0 (0) Stuart Broad* 12.0-5-30-1
    0 0 0 0 W 0 Kagiso Rabada 0 (1) Sam Curran 10.0-2-31-1
  • 83.6

    Sam Curran to Kagiso Rabada. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 83.5

    OUT! Bowled. Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Stumps flying this morning, this time Curran gets one to go back through the gate, his middle stump is uprooted! Rabada in now.

  • 83.4

    Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.

  • 83.3

    Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.

  • 83.2

    Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 83.1

    Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 83
    End of Over 83. no runs. Bowler: Stuart Broad. South Africa: 208/7 (rr 2.51)
    Runs Scored Vernon Philander* 27 (61) Dom Bess* 31.0-12-51-5
    0 0 0 0 0 W Quinton de Kock 63 (134) Stuart Broad 12.0-5-30-1
  • 82.6

    OUT! Bowled. Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to silly point. Just the start England wanted, Broad rearranges Philanders' stumps and that is a convincing way to start the morning. In comes Maharaj.

  • 82.5

    Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Curran.

  • 82.4

    Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander. Back of a length, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 82.3

    Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Curran.

  • 82.2

    Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 82.1

    Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander. Half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sibley.

  • Hello and welcome to Day 4 where England will look to enforce the follow on at some point today. South Africa's batting hopes lie with De Kock and Philander to see how much closer to the 300 runs to avoid the follow on. This morning it is quite cloudy but muggy and we're expecting some light rain around lunch time so let's see how England fare with the new ball taking early wickets.

  • 82
    End of Over 82. 1 run. Bowler: Dom Bess. South Africa: 208/6 (rr 2.54)
    Runs Scored Vernon Philander* 27 (55) Joe Denly* 4.0-1-10-0
    0 0 1 0 0 0 Quinton de Kock 63 (134) Dom Bess 31.0-12-51-5
  • 81.6

    Dom Bess to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler. Stumps on day three, South Africa end the day on 208 for 6, England had a good day today, lots of positives to take, picking up four more wickets, could've been more if the rain didn't take away the middle session, and if Stokes would've taken those chances against de Kock. England still in the driving seat of this test, a big day four tomorrow for England.

  • 81.5

    Dom Bess to Quinton de Kock. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Bess.

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  • 88.5

    OUT! Run Out. Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Full toss, down leg side backing away driving, to mid on, fielded by Curran. Maharaj run out! Thats seals the win for England, not the best of days for the visitors after a barrage of runs from Maharaj and Paterson, but they get the final wicket. 2-1 lead going into the final test, Rabada out of that game which should favour England, let's see if they can get the series win.

    Keshav Maharaj Run Out Sam Curran 71 (106)
  • 88.4

    Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 88.3

    Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 88.2

    Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 88.1

    Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wood.

  • 88
    End of Over 88. 12 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. South Africa: 237/9 (rr 2.69)
    Runs Scored Keshav Maharaj* 71 (101) Mark Wood* 16.0-6-32-3
    0 4 4 0 0 4 Dane Paterson 39 (40) Sam Curran 6.0-0-46-0
  • 87.6

    FOUR! Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Loose over from Curran, I don't think one of those deliveries was going on to hit the stumps, England need to sort this out, this will fill South Africa with confidence going into the last test.

  • 87.5

    Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 87.4

    Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, to leg backing away working, inside edge to point for no runs, shy attempt by Root.

  • 87.3

    FOUR! Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Another one, this time Paterson deliberately cuts one behind point for four.

  • 87.2

    FOUR! Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Paterson with another four, this one flies off the outside edge past third man for four.

  • 87.1

    Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 87
    End of Over 87. 5 runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. South Africa: 225/9 (rr 2.59)
    Runs Scored Dane Paterson* 27 (34) Sam Curran* 5.0-0-34-0
    1 0 4 0 0 0 Keshav Maharaj 71 (101) Mark Wood 16.0-6-32-3
  • 86.6

    Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, off stump backing away defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wood.

  • 86.5

    Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Slower ball back of a length, middle stump backing away Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 86.4

    Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, off stump backing away pulling, Spliced to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Pope.

  • 86.3

    FOUR! Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. England have lost the plot here, runs coming freely for South Africa as they near a century stand for the last wicket.

  • 86.2

    Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 86.1

    Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.

  • 86
    End of Over 86. 16 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. South Africa: 220/9 (rr 2.56)
    Runs Scored Dane Paterson* 26 (33) Mark Wood* 15.0-6-27-3
    2 6 4 0 4 0 Keshav Maharaj 67 (96) Sam Curran 5.0-0-34-0
  • 85.6

    Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 85.5

    FOUR! Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Curran strays down leg so Maharaj flicks it away again, risk free batting with gaps on the leg-side boundary.

  • 85.4

    Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.

  • 85.3

    FOUR! Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Four more, Maharaj with some more positive batting, he's hitting the ball perfectly out there.

  • 85.2

    SIX! Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Unbelievable shot from Maharaj, flicks away the ball for six, he's creamed this, right out of the middle of the bat.

  • 85.1

    Sam Curran to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Bess.

  • 85
    End of Over 85. no runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. South Africa: 204/9 (rr 2.40)
    Runs Scored Keshav Maharaj* 51 (90) Sam Curran* 4.0-0-18-0
    0 0 0 0 0 0 Dane Paterson 26 (33) Mark Wood 15.0-6-27-3
  • 84.6

    Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 84.5

    Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 84.4

    Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 84.3

    Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 84.2

    Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 84.1

    Mark Wood to Dane Paterson. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away Fended, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Denly.

  • 84
    End of Over 84. 5 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. South Africa: 204/9 (rr 2.43)
    Runs Scored Dane Paterson* 26 (27) Dom Bess* 22.0-11-36-1
    0 4 0 0 0 1 Keshav Maharaj 51 (90) Sam Curran 4.0-0-18-0
  • 83.6

    Sam Curran to Dane Paterson. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Sibley, fielded by Sibley, by Pope.

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