Sunday, August 19, 2012

England v South Africa, Third Test, Day 3, Lords, 18/08/12

In a mini heatwave affecting London (the temperature was in excess of 30C), Day 3 of the Lords Test was fairly even, although of course by Monday evening, South Africa had won the Test Match, won the series 2-0 and gone to the top of the world Test rankings.

England battled their way to a small 1st Innings lead, and had taken some South African wickets by Saturday's close, although ultimately it has to be said that the Proteas were worthy winners of the series.


The start of the Saturday of the Lords Test - there's really nothing like it

England battle on...

Morne Morkel in the field

England close in on their total

A very popular meeting with Mark Ramprakash in the lunch interval!

Former Glamorgan captain, Alviro Petersen

England draw level...

...and pass South Africa

Johnny Bairstow, who was out for 95 unfortunately

Stephen Finn

Graeme Smith, South Africa's captain

Jonathan Trott

Alviro Petersen, batting

The masterful Jacques Kallis

Hashim Amla, the series top scorer

Kallis, rock solid

The shadows lengthen at the end of an excellent day

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