England vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 5 Highlights Today 31 July 2017

Watch Eng vs Sa cricket highlights today on 31 July 2017. Dean Elgar secured his eighth Test century as his doughty resistance held up England’s hopes of a quick victory on the final day of the third Investec Test at Kia Oval.


Elgar reached lunch unbowed on 113, losing Temba Bavuma and Vernon Philander midway through the session in successive balls to Toby Roland-Jones, whose productive Test debut continued to lift his reputation as an England support seamer.

The addition of Chris Morris from the last ball before lunch completed a satisfying morning for England.

Elgar, 72 not out overnight, had withstood some blows on his bottom hand on the fourth evening – he would settle for a diagnosis that his finger was merely bruised once the Test is over – and he was battered again in the fifth over of the day as Ben Stokes worked up a good head of steam.


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Bavuma played with poise and restraint in reaching 32 before Roland-Jones rapped his front pad as he pushed forward. Umpire Aleem Dar rejected the appeal, but Roland-Jones was adamant it was pad first, persuaded Joe Root to opt for a review and was rewarded as replays came down in his favour.