Joe Root

SA vs ENG: Joe Root’s career-best figures takes England on the verge of victory

England skipper Joe Root led from the front on Day 4 of the third Test against South Africa. Out of nowhere, Root scalped four wickets for 31 in his 19 overs and took England to the brink of a second win in the four-match series.

Root claimed best figures (4-31) in the longest format of the game, and he was well assisted by Mark Wood, who went on to dismiss two Proteas batsmen as the Faf du Plessis-led side ended the fourth day on 102-6 (second innings) trailing by 188 runs.

Earlier, in the day, South Africa were bundled out for 209 in their first innings, giving England an opportunity to enforce the follow-on.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to England’s dominant performance:

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