#sports activities England frustrated by rain as first day of Test series decider against South Africa is washed out
England left frustrated by rain at The Oval as the first day of their deciding Test against South Africa is washed out with no ball being bowled
- First day of third and deciding Test was deserted with no ball being bowled
- England received the toss and put South Africa in to bat however a confirmed stopped play
- A irritating day of covers on and off adopted earlier than play was deserted
The first day of the third and deciding Test between England and South Africa at The Oval was washed out by rain on Thursday with no play potential.
England received the toss and put South Africa in to bat just for a bathe to brush in and put a cease to proceedings minutes earlier than the gamers took to the sphere.
A irritating day of covers on and off adopted earlier than an official announcement got here at 15.45GMT saying no play can be potential.
Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad and James Anderson look on from England balcony as rain falls
More rain is forecast for London on Friday, although the weekend prospects look brighter.
The series is degree at 1-1, with each checks ending inside three days. South Africa received the first by an innings and 12 runs at Lord’s solely to be hammered by an innings and 85 runs within the second at Old Trafford.
England have introduced in debutant batsman Harry Brook to exchange Jonny Bairstow, who suffered a critical leg harm enjoying golf final week.
The first day of the third and deciding take a look at at The Oval was washed out by rain
Brook has averaged 107 in first-class cricket this season and scored 140 within the England Lions non-first class fixture against South Africa earlier than the series started.
South Africa, who misplaced Rassie van der Dussen with a fractured finger and Lungi Ngidi as a precaution, made 4 adjustments from the second take a look at.
Ryan Rickelton, Khaya Zondo, Wiaan Mulder and Marco Jansen are in, with Aiden Markram and Simon Harmer the others to make means.
A irritating day of covers on and off adopted earlier than play was deserted for the day