Alastair Cook fights lone battle as Vernon Philander threat unsettles England on Day 1

FP Sports, Jul, 28 2017
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    Rain cut short the Day 1 proceedings of the third Test between England and South Africa. AP

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    England's Alastair Cook was resolute as wickets tumbled at the other end and remained unbeaten on 82. AP

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    England opener Keaton Jennings' struggle continued as Vernon Philander dismissed him for 0. AP

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    South Africa's Vernon Philander had a stomach bug but was still the pick of the bowlers. His figures were: 12-5-17-2. AP

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    England's Joe Root leaves the pitch after being caught by South Africa's Quinton de Kock, who dived to his right and took a one-handed catch. AP

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    England's Dawid Malan debut Test innings wasn't ideal as he was undone by a searing Kagiso Rabada yorker. AP



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115