England in command in Durban

Monday 28th December 2015
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Joe Root hit 60 not out as England tightened their grip on the first Test against South Africa in Durban.

The tourists ended the third day on 172-3 in their second innings – a lead of 261. Root was unbeaten at stumps, alongside James Taylor (24 not out) as the visitors look to build a substantial lead.

Earlier, Moeen Ali (4-69) and Stuart Broad (4-25) took four wickets apiece as South Africa’s batting line-up fell apart.

The hosts were dismissed for 214, with Dean Elgar top scoring, carrying his bat for 118 – but England remain in an excellent position to push for only a second win in 16 away Tests.

There was more bad news for the Proteas as senior fast bowler Dale Steyn was forced off with injury.

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