Left Menu
Development News Edition

UPDATE 1-Cricket-England reach 61-0 at lunch in positive start to third test

UPDATE 1-Cricket-England reach 61-0 at lunch in positive start to third test
Image Credit: Twitter(@englandcricket )

England made a positive start after winning the toss and reached 61 runs without loss at lunch on the first day of the third test against South Africa at St George's Park on Thursday. The wicket had been expected to offer some early assistance to bowlers but turned docile quickly, allowing Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley to put together an unbeaten partnership in unusually hot and humid conditions.

Sibley, who scored an unbeaten 133 in the second test in Cape Town to help England to level the series just over a week ago, played a handful of elegant strokes in scoring 30 off 81 balls. Crawley did offer two half chances with mistimed shots in the first hour but the ball fell short of the fielder on both occasions before he seemed to settle and scoring a patient 20 not out.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis lost the toss for a sixth successive test, with his England counterpart Joe Root quick to elect to bat. England left out Jofra Archer and picked Mark Wood to replace James Anderson, who went home after the second test as a broken rib cut short his tour.

Archer had been in contention to replace Anderson but has an elbow injury which flared up again on Wednesday in practice before the third test. Wood has only just returned from injury himself -- having not been in contention for the first two matches -- and is playing his first test in almost a year since achieving career-best figures of 5-41 against the West Indies in St Lucia last February.

South Africa handed a debut to 30-year-old Dane Paterson, who is the top bowler in domestic cricket and was chosen for his ability to get reverse swing out of the old ball. His opening five overs cost 10 runs. He took the place of all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius in the team.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



From home to healthcare, here are Robotic innovations transforming lives

Lovot is equipped with more than 50 sensors such as thermography, microphone array, obstacle detection, and touch sensor to generate motion and emotions in real-time....

Translating words to deeds: Achieving gender parity in access to financial resources

... ...

SDG13: How you can reduce global warming by changing your food habits

The mega narratives of various international organizations give the impression that fighting global warming is only a job of government agencies. However, the European Investment Bank EIB has designed a questionnaire which besides making th...

SDG2030: Challenges of technological applications in advancing Global Goals

Application of contemporary and future information technologies may go milestones in advancing sustainable development goals SDGs provided the challenges are overcome and implementation is ensured....


Latest News

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares hold steady, BOJ and Trump awaited

Asian shares got off to a cautious start on Tuesday lacking any lead from Wall Street and after the IMF shaved its outlook for world growth this year, though it did offer a brighter view on China.MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares ...

UK to end early release of terror prisoners

London, Jan 21 AFP Britain on Tuesday unveiled plans to end the early release of terrorism prisoners and increase their sentences, following last years London Bridge attack by convicted terrorist Usman Khan. The government said it would lau...

UPDATE 1-Australia to screen some flights from China, warns coronavirus difficult to stop

Australia will begin screening passengers arriving from a Chinese city in a bid to stop the spread of a new coronavirus, the countrys chief medical officer said on Tuesday, although authorities warned that an outbreak would be hard to preve...

Trump impeachment: What happens next?

Here is what to look out for next as the proceedings advance in U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial in the SenateJan. 20 The House of Representatives filed its reply to Trumps response to the Senate trial summons. Trump filed a ...

Give Feedback