South Africa in commanding position at stumps on Day 3

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2012, 16:22 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: South Africa ended Day 3 of the Lord's Test in a commanding position over No.1 Test side England.

At stumps on Day 3 South Africa were 145 for 3 with Hashim Amla unbeaten on 57. They had earlier dismissed the home side for 315 conceding a lead of 6.


Update 4: England get two quick wickets

After a good start by Alviro Petersen (24) and G Smith (23), England got both the openers out in quick succesion. Sturat Broad got the wicket of Petersen and Smith was scalped by Swann.

Update 3: Petersen, Smith provide good start

South Africa’s opening batsmen Alviro Petersen (20) and Graeme Smith (13) denied England an early breakthrough as they added 33 runs for the first wicket in their second innings at tea.

Update 2: England take 6 runs lead

With some good batting from the lower order, England managed to cross South Africa’s score of 309 runs and their innings folded up at 315. While Johhn Bairstow was out for 95, Swann (37) also made some useful contribution with the bat.

Update 1: Philander drew the first blood on day 3 with the new ball. Matt Prior, chasing a swinging delivery, edged behind to give Kallis an easy catch at second slip. England lost their sixth wicket before scoring 221 runs.

At stumps on Day 2, South Africa were in the driving seat after scoring 309 runs in their first innings and later removed five of England’s wickets for 208 runs at the Lord’s Test.