England vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – 8 Sep 2022

England vs South Africa 3rd Test Highlights today, Thursday 8-9-2022. 3rd Test, The Oval, South Africa tour of England 2022.

England chose to field.

Stokes: “This summer we’ve done well bowling first. [Pitch has] been undercover a bit so hopefully, we can utilise the conditions this morning.” England had announced their team in advance, with Brooks for Bairstow the one change.

Elgar has a wry smile after being asked to front up first again. “Looks like a good surface, might be a bit in the first session, so we’ve got to knuckle down and bat well,” he says. “We didn’t have the greatest second Test but it’s still 1-1 coming to the Oval and we would have taken that at the start.” Four changes for South Africa, with van der Dussen, invalided out and Lungi Ngidi carrying a niggle: Ryan Rickelton and Khaya Zonzo are both in, which means Aiden Markram dropping out, while Marco Jansen is back in place of Harmer and Wiann Mulder is plays too.

England team: 1 Alex Lees, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Ben Foakes (wk), 8 Ollie Robinson, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Jack Leach, 11 James Anderson
South Africa team: 1 Dean Elgar (capt), 2 Sarel Erwee, 3 Keegan Petersen, 4 Ryan Rickelton 5 Khaya Zondo, 6 Kyle Verreynne (wk), 7 Wiaan Mulder, 8 Marco Jansen, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Anrich Nortje

Head to Head In Test’s: 155
England Won: 65
South Africa Won: 35
England Test Rankings: 4th
South Africa Test Rankings: 3rd

Form guide

(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
England WLWWW
South Africa LWWWW

Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Martin Saggers
Match number – Test no. 2476

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