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England vs South Africa: Conditions earlier within the morning have been too bowling-friendly, says Stuart Broad on third Test

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ENG vs SA, third Test: England bowled South Africa out for 118 in 36.2 overs after opting to discipline first. The Three Lions are main by 36 runs with three wickets left of their first innings.

ENG vs SA: Conditions earlier within the morning have been too bowling-friendly, says Broad on third Test. Courtesy: AP

HIGHLIGHTSEngland bowled South Africa out for 118 of their first inningsStuart Broad picked up 4 wickets on Day 3England are main by 36 runs at Stumps on Day 3

Fast bowler Stuart Broad reckoned that the taking part in situations within the first session have been extraordinarily bowling pleasant as a consequence of which England selected to discipline first of their third and remaining Test in opposition to South Africa at Kennington Oval in London.

It took the house workforce solely 36.2 overs to bowl the Proteas out for 118 of their first innings. While Ollie Robinson was the standout bowler for the Three Lions with 5 wickets, Broad chipped in with 4 essential scalps.

The 36-year-old Broad didn’t take the brand new cherry, however stated that he generated vital motion off the floor.

“Earlier this morning it was too bowler-friendly, but you know I’d never really say that! But it seamed a lot when I first came on as a first-change bowler. I was surprised, it was nipping three or four balls an over, but we also knew that we had some work to do,” Broad was quoted as saying to Sky Sports.

After restricting the visitors to a low score, England’s batters came out with an attacking instinct. They scored 154 runs and took a first-innings lead of 36 runs, but also lost seven wickets in the process. Ollie Pope was the pick of the batters for the British team after the right-hander scored 67 runs off 77 balls with 13 fours.

“It’s not our mentality to prod and poke round, we knew that runs have been going to be at a premium, so we had that mindset that we needed to exit and put the South African bowlers beneath stress. Because there is a good ball on that pitch,” he added.

Ben Foakes and Robinson are the in a single day batters for England with two days left within the Test match.

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