Philander fit to bat for South Africa

Vernon Philander dismissed Keaton Jennings and Joe Root in the first innings

Vernon Philander dismissed Keaton Jennings and Joe Root in the first innings

England posted 353 in their first innings after a century from all-rounder Ben Stokes.

Alastair Cook (seven) was bowled by a cracking delivery from Morne Morkel when England batted again and Jennings was dropped by Dean Elgar at slip when he had six.

Vernon Philander was pronounced fit to come in down at number 11 against England, having recovered from a stomach upset which left him on an intravenous drip in hospital the previous evening.

Toby Roland-Jones removed all of South Africa's top four in a sensational debut display as England seized control of the third Test at The Oval.

Middlesex seamer Roland-Jones finished with figures of five for 57 in 16.4 overs.

The 25-year-old Durham left-hander, England-qualified through his mother and by residence, almost fell cheaply again to another slip catch by Dean Elgar off Vernon Philander only for an edge on six to be dropped on this occasion.

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South Africa will resume their innings on 126 for the loss of eight wickets and look to avoid the follow-on for which they still need 33 runs.

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.

Bavuma followed up by driving Roland-Jones for a boundary through mid-on.

Anderson, England's all-time leading wicket-taker, then had South Africa captain Faf du Plessis lbw for one playing no shot.

But Bavuma was out soon afterwards, edging a good length Roland-Jones ball to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. The four-match series between England and South Africa is so far level at 1-1 with England winning the Lord's Test to begin Joe Root's captaincy career in the most flawless manner after the right-hander celebrated his new role with a flamboyant 190 but they lost the plot in the second encounter and stood on the losing side at Trent Bridge.

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