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

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

Rain cut short the Day 1 proceedings of the third Test between England and South Africa. AP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Updated Date: Jul 28, 2017 13:26:30 IST