England go into lunch at 269/6 against South Africa

England go into lunch at 269/6 against South Africa

"Vernon Philander has been admitted to hospital and is being treated for a probable viral infection".

The pair pressed home England's advantage after debutant Toby Roland-Jones (5-57) took the one wicket he needed to become the first player since Graham Onions in 2009 to take five or more wickets in their debut bowling innings for England.

Underfire opening partner Keaton Jennings reached 34 after surviving a dropped catch off Philander on six and an initial lbw decision that was overturned on review after replays showed that Kagiso Rabada's ball had pitched outside leg stump.

South Africa paceman Vernon Philander has been taken to hospital after spending most of the second day's play in the third Test off the field.

Going into day three, the South Africans are hanging by a thread at 126 runs for eight, some 28 runs away from avoiding the follow-on.

In his absence the Proteas eventually bowled the hosts out for 353 on day two, Ben Stokes proving a thorn in their side with a crucial 112.




Temba Buvma and Morne Morkel are at the crease and will have this task at their hand.

Bavuma subsequently ensured South Africa avoided the follow-on by driving a Broad half-volley through the covers for four.

But a valuable ninth-wicket partnership of 47 ended when Morkel (17) nicked Anderson to Cook at first slip.

Bavuma's edge to the third man boundary off Roland-Jones saw him complete a hard-earned fifty off 111 balls, including eight fours.

This four-match series is level at 1-1 after England won the first Test at Lord's by 211 runs before South Africa bounced back to take the second at Trent Bridge by 340 runs.

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