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Keaton Jennings, whose 48 in the second innings at The Oval had been a streaky but valuable reminder of his battling qualities, once again failed to dispel the gathering doubts about his Test aptitude with a battling but unfulfilled innings of 17 from 37 balls. Westley left the ball expertly and in the last half an hour before lunch Du Plessis, as if sensing a long day ahead, employed both Keshav Maharaj, his fast-improving spinner, and Theunis de Bruyn, the dibbly-dobbliest of seamers. The dark brown hue of the pitch suggested moisture, though not enough to deter Root from choosing to bat, and there was movement for South Africa's pace bowlers.
The 25-year-old says he was prepared for the late call-up following the injuries to Chris Morris and Vernon Philander, and has been preparing and practising like he was going to play throughout the week.
"We'll be keeping a close eye on Hahmeed's Championship game coming up on Sunday".
Adding 102 runs to their overnight 260-6 and once again destroying the South Africa batting made it an excellent day for England, but it could have been even better if they had taken just some of the hard chances that came their way. "It is a test of character and skill". Olivier draws first blood for the visitors.
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Then, from what turned out to be the final ball of the day, Stokes held a stunning, plunging, left-handed catch to remove Kagiso Rabada off Broad. Joe Root has a chance to mark the start of his captaincy by steering England to a level of consistency that has eluded them in recent times, and they have a great chance of doing so. He could have gone in the second over of the day here only for a leading edge to loop up and fall just short of a diving Rabada in his follow through. Having nearly nicked Morkel behind, the captain then followed the bad example set by his departed team-mates in offering a thick edge of his own, only for De Kock to inexplicably fail to dive.
Root hinted he would retain his place tomorrow as the skipper revealed his admiration for how Jennings, who has played only five Tests, goes about his business.
Anderson's first scalp came with only his third delivery in a moment of incredible drama and the next three arrived in his second spell - including a burst of two in three balls.
The evening session, therefore, was reserved for England's middle-order pairing of Stokes and Bairstow - the most prolific partnership of the Trevor Bayliss era, and architects of that 399-run stand in Cape Town 18 months ago.
Bairstow was 33 not out, having survived a contentious umpire review for a slip catch after initially being given out for just four.