South Africa vs England 3rd Test

SA vs ENG: England enforce follow-on after shattering stumps on Day 4 of third Test

England bowlers took only 28 deliveries to claim the remaining four wickets to dismiss South Africa for 209 on Day 4 of the third test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

Stuart Board picked up three wickets, and Sam Curran one as the hosts added just one run to their overnight total to finish with 209. That left them 290 runs behind England’s first innings total of 499, and Joe Root had no hesitation in enforcing the follow-on.


Broad struck first with the sixth ball of the day, seaming a delivery through Vernon Philander’s gate into his wicket. Philander moved back to the pavilion for 27.

Five deliveries later, wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (63) missed a straight one from Curran that crashed into the top of the middle stump. Next, Keshav Maharaj faced two balls before he decided to play a pull shot off Broad, only to drag the ball into his wickets. Maharaj failed to score, and the total remained on 208.

Kagiso Rabada, who has been banned for playing in the fourth and final Test, managed the only run of the 4.4 overs before he hit Broad straight to Mark Wood at mid-off.


Broad finished with three for 30 while young Dom Bess ended as the best among the English bowlers with five for 51.

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