Cape Town Test: James Anderson, Dom Sibley, Joe Root star as England eye on big total

South Africa took two quick wickets at the stroke of stumps but England are in quite comfortable position to win the Test match.

South Africa were 8 wickets down for 215 on the board when the game resumes on day three. James Anderson got the wicket Kagiso Rabada on very first ball of the day of Cape Town Test. For 10th wicket the hosts only managed to add 8 more runs to the tally of 223 of their first innings.

Anderson claimed his 27th five wicket-haul in his long Test career. He was well supported by Stuart Broad who took two wickets while Jimmy Anderson finished his bowling figures with 5 for 40.

Dean Elgar (88) and Rassie van der Dussen (68) scored half-centuries for South Africa. In tourists’ second innings, they started things off in good way as Dom Sibley smoked maiden Test fifty. England captain Joe Root also contributed with his well compiled 61, unfortunately lost his wicket at the end of the day’s play.

England are 4 down for 218 with 264 runs ahead of South Africa. Sibley is batting for his maiden ton on 85. Hosts’ pacer Anrich Nortje got two scalps while Kagiso Rabada and Dwaine Pretorius shared one wicket apiece.


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