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Tom Westley Called Into England Squad

Tom Westley will make his England debut as they take South Africa in the third test at The Oval next week.

The Essex Batsman will bat at number three in place of the injured Gary Ballance who broke his finger in the second test embarrassment.

The hosts lost that second test at Trent Bridge by 340 runs meaning the series is now level at one all.

Westley has scored an average of 53.11 for Country Championship leaders Essex this season.

England Struggling To Find The Perfect Number Three
Ben Darvill
The Sportsman Reporter
Following England’s success in the first Test against South Africa, there was so much positivity surrounding Joe Root’s captaincy that many immediately wrote off England’s…
Gary Ballance To Miss Third South Africa Test

England Batsman Gary Ballance will miss his sides third test match vs South Africa after breaking his left index finger.

The incident happened in England's second innings on Monday after a bouncer from Morne Morkel and was out next ball, lbw.

Mark Stoneman is expected to be called up to the side to make his test debut and would play as an opener and Keaton Jennings would drop down to three in the batting order.

The sides have currently won one test each.

England Women Are One Step From The World Cup Final

England are taking on South Africa this morning in the Women's World Cup semi-final in Bristol.

They met in the group stage where England came out on top and the hosts have made an excellent start to this game taking two early wickets.

South Africa are currently 48-2.

Bayliss Under Fire As England Flop
Paul Smith
The Sportsman Reporter
England's top order is a mess and the Test team is going backwards under Trevor Bayliss. While the Australian coach deserves credit for turning around…
England Fight Back At Trent Bridge

After a tough afternoon, there has been a fabulous fightback from England after tea at Trent Bridge with the home side grabbing four wickets to reduce South Africa to 250-6.

It has been Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad who have done the damage with five wickets between them, and the Proteas top order has been blown apart in the last hour.

Game on in the 2nd test.

Morris and Philander at the crease for the tourists.

South Africa 179/2 At Tea

A fantastic session for South Africa at Trent Bridge with Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock both passing 50 and both looking in fine form.

England facing an uphill struggle already in Nottingham, and Joe Root will be eager for a few wickets in the evening session.

England Take A 2nd Wicket At Trent Bridge

It has been a fascinating days play so far at Trent Bridge with both sides in the game, but England will be pleased at the moment because Stuart Broad has just bowled Kuhn for 34.

That's a big breakthrough for the home team with the opener proving a stubborn obstacle so far.

South Africa are 86-2 now with Amla and De Kock at the crease.

England's Moeen Ali Can Spur Ben Stokes On With His Terrific Performances
Ben Darvill
The Sportsman Reporter
Joe Root led England to a first victory under his leadership against South Africa as the tourists capitulated and lost all 10 of their wickets in…
England Claim First World Cup Win Over Aussies For 24 Years

It was joy all round for English cricket fans today as England's women beat the old enemy Australia in the Women's World Cup.

It was a first win over Australia for 24 years in the World Cup and it boosts the chances of reaching the last four in this year's competition.

England Wrap Up First Test Win In Style

Anyone with a ticket to Lords tomorrow will be disappointed as England rattled off a first test win over South Africa in some style this afternoon.

The tourists restricted England to 233 all out in their second innings in the first part of today but a spirited 28 from Mark Wood and a half century from Jonny Bairstow probably just about took the game away from the Proteas.

Chasing 330 to win the match Moeen Ali tore through the South Africans to take 6/53 and the tourists were bowled out for 119, giving England a 211 runs win.

Ali was named man of the match for his ten wicket haul.

England In Command Against Proteas

Day three between England and South Africa came to a close at Lords this evening with the hosts well in command.

Having bowled South Africa for 361 earlier in the afternoon in reply to England's 458, Alistair Cook scored 59 as Joe Root's side put on 119-1 at the close of play.

That leaves England 216 ahead with nine wickets remaining and two more days of play.

Tea - England 48 for 0

England are in a dominant position at tea on the third day of the First Test against South Africa at Lord's.

Replying to England's first innings tally of 458, South Africa were dismissed for 361, with Quinton De Kock hitting the second-fastest fifty ever in a Test at Lord's (50 off 36 balls).

However, De Kock was dismissed for 51 and England have been on top since then, with openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings putting on 48 without loss at tea, with the hosts leading by 145 runs.

South Africa Bowled Out For 361

England are in a strong position in the First Test at Lord's as they have bowled South Africa out for 361, with Moeen Ali the star of the bowling effort thanks to his return of 4 for 59.

Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock and Vernon Pilander all hit half-centuries for the tourists but none of them kicked on and it means the Proteas finished their innings 97 runs adrift of England's total of 458.

Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook will get England's second innings underway.

Lunch - South Africa 323 for 8

It has been England's morning on Day Three of the First Test at Lord's as they have taken three wickets to leave South Africa on 323 for 8, still 135 runs behind England

The spin duo of Liam Dawson and Moeen Ali struck in the first hour of the day to take the wickets of Kagiso Rabada and Temba Bavuma respectively.

Quinton De Kock then launched a fantastic counter-attack for the tourists as he battered ten fours in his knock of 51 off 37 balls before he was dismissed by a fantastic low catch from Ben Stokes at cover off the bowling of James Anderson.

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