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ENGLAND 353(103.2 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 175(58.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS ENGLAND 313/8d(79.5 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Toby Roland-Jones, who had a starring role on his Test debut, came through a scheme that is under threat
Moeen Ali created a bit of history with his feat at The Oval. Can you figure out which of these facts are correct?
Steven Finn has replaced the injured Mark Wood in England's squad for the final Test against South Africa while Liam Dawson remains in the frame
Stats highlights from the final day's play in the third Test between England and South Africa at The Oval
Dean Elgar said he enjoyed the challenge of being under attack and playing in front of a hostile crowd after his hundred in defeat at The Oval
Test centuries in the last six series that Elgar has played. He scored centuries against Eng and SL at home and against Aus, NZ and Eng away.
South Africa's average first-wicket stand in the last 12 Test innings, since the start of the series in New Zealand. Their highest opening stand during this period is 21
The only time South Africa have batted 100+ overs in the fourth innings in England - they faced 141 overs and drew the game at The Oval in 1947
Consecutive Tests in which Root has made a 50-plus score. Only seven batsmen have had a longer stretch: Tendulkar, Edrich (10 each), Mominul, Sehwag, Gambhir, Richards (11 each), and de Villiers (12)
England batsmen who've made 50+ on Test debut at No. 3, like Tom Westley has in this Test. The previous one was Owais Shah (88 & 38) v India in 2006
Number of times Morne Morkel has dismissed Alastair Cook in Tests - Most he has been dismissed by any bowler. This was also the first time Cook got bowled by Morkel.
Last instance of a fast bowler from Eng to take a 5 wicket haul on debut.Graham Onions took 5 for 38 against WI at Lords.Toby Roland Jones took 5 for 57.
Number of centuries for Ben Stokes against South Africa. He has an average of 49.83 from 12 innings against them.
Runs made by England in 11 overs since the new ball was taken.England lost 2 wickets in this period. They made 44 runs for no wicket in the 10 overs prior to the new ball
Number of single digit scores from 8 innings for Keaton Jennings since his century on debut. He averages 12.37 and has three ducks.
Last instance of England playing 3 debutants in a Test. Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan played their first game against SL at Lords.