With just four wickets needed on Day 5, England are looking all set to win the third Test of the series against South Africa at the St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. At stumps on Day 4, the Proteas were reeling at 102/6, trailing by 188 while following on, and their defeat seems like a mere formality. After an impressive batting performance, the visiting side came good with the ball to and never allowed South Africa to make a comeback. Meanwhile, you can scroll down to get the live scorecard and ball-to-ball update of SA vs ENG match. South Africa vs England, Live Scorecard 3rd Test Match.
Earlier on Day 2, the home side was bundled for 209 runs in reply of South Africa’s first innings tally of 499 runs. Off-spinner Dominic Bess was the standout performer for the Englishmen as he bagged his maiden-five wicket haul and put his side on the driver’s seat. After being bundled out for a low score in the second innings, Faf du Plessis and Co were asked to follow on but they again failed to display a significant performance and lost wickets in a cluster. Skipper Joe Root took four wickets in the third innings and strengthened his side’s grip over the match. You can catch up with the live score of the game by clicking on the link here. South Africa vs England, Live Scorecard 3rd Test Match.
As of now, the four-match series is perfectly poised at 1-1 and with a victory in the ongoing clash, England will take an unassailable 2-1 lead. Well, that result is looking inevitable and the home side needs to put on an extraordinary effort in order to cause a turnaround. Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj are the two batsmen to be present on the crease and it will be interesting to see whether the pair can make a comeback or the certain result will come out.
South Africa Playing XI: Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock(w), Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson.
England Squad Playing XI: Zak Crawley, Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood.