Duo in quarantine at SuperSport Park on irritating morning for England
Final Up to date: 28/12/19 9:26am
Joe Root and Jos Buttler are off the sector in poor health whereas England’s probabilities of victory over South Africa within the first Take a look at at Centurion fade.
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Captain Root and wicketkeeper Buttler are the newest victims of the virus that has swept by way of the aspect, with Ben Stokes now standing in as captain and Jonny Bairstow conserving wicket.
England started the morning with hopes of knocking over South Africa, who resumed on day three at SuperSport Park on 72-Four of their second innings and with a lead of 175.
However that benefit was stretched effectively past 200 with debutant Rassie van der Dussen and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje sharing a half-century stand for the fifth wicket.
Nortje was given out caught behind to Sam Curran on eight – however efficiently reviewed the choice with the ball having brushed his shoulder and never his bat on the best way by way of to Bairstow.
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