Rain frustrates England on day three as Dom Bess claims five wickets

Rain frustrates England charge on day three in Port Elizabeth after Dom Bess claimed maiden Test five-for

  • South Africa reached stumps on day three at Port Elizabeth on 208 for six
  • The hosts trail England by 291 despite half-century from Quinton de Kock
  • Dom Bess claimed the first five wickets to fall before rain frustrated progress 

England’s victory charge on day three at Port Elizabeth was frustrated by the rain as South Africa reached 208 for six at the close.

Dom Bess added to his two overnight wickets with three more to rip through the hosts’ top order before lunch.

When the rain finally abated in the final session, the Proteas consolidated through a Quinton de Kock half-century with Ben Stokes removing the obdurate Anrich Nortje.

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Dom Bess claimed his maiden Test five-for as England ripped through South Africa’s top order

Bess is congratulated by Joe Denly after claiming the wicket of captain Faf du Plessis

Ben Stokes looks relieved after claiming the wicket of nightwatchman Anrich Nortje

The obdurate Nortje looks dejected after finally losing his wicket late in the day

Quinton de Kock led the fightback for the hosts as he finished the day unbeaten on 63

England claimed three wickets before lunch but were then frustrated as the rain fell down

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