Rabada rocks England with late strike

England claimed the win by 239 runs to go 2-1 up with one more Test to play in the series

Spinner Moeen Ali finished off South Africa with a hat-trick as England completed a crushing 239-run victory in the third Test at the Oval on Monday to move 2-1 ahead in the series.

It was a day Anderson will never forget and it proved again that, even aged 35, few swing the ball as dangerously as the Burnley boomerang.

But, with stumps approaching, Rabada cranked up his aggro in one last-ditch bid for a breakthrough.

It is one thing to make a statement like that, and quite another to put it into practice at the next opportunity. We'll be keeping a close eye on his (Hameed's) championship game (against Hampshire) on Sunday and we want him to make runs.

Scientists prepare for rare phenomenon during total solar eclipse
Kentuckians will have some of the best seats in the house, but safely viewing the eclipse is important. The August total eclipse is hitting superstar status thanks to its high-profile path across the US.

Root made 52 of the hosts' 260 for six day one at Emirates Old Trafford, inking his name into the annals as the third youngest batsman to pass 5,000 Test runs and equalling John Edrich's English record of 10 successive games with a half-century score. In terms of innings played he is further back, with his tally of 105 good enough for joint 14th.

That lower order for England looks so much more risky with Bairstow and Ali coming in where they are.

He went on to produce a master-class of batting with the tail alongside Anderson - who could muster only four runs on his own account, but kept out 15 deliveries while Bairstow came up with a series of increasingly inventive and powerful shots among his 14 fours in all and a six over long-off.

However, he secured a ton with the gloves when he snaffled Hashim Amla down the leg side off Toby Roland-Jones, a 95th catch adding to five stumpings.

White House Unveils Reforms to Slash Legal Immigration Levels
On Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump unveiled controversial legislation aimed at reducing legal immigration in the United States. The plan, as NPR reports , is "opposed by business groups, which rely on low-skilled workers for agriculture and other jobs".

It continues a spate of various physical ailments to have afflicted him all summer, beginning with an ankle problem which pre-dates South Africa's arrival in mid-May, taking in a badly-bruised finger in the first Investec Test at Lord's - before the tummy troubles which left him on a hospital drip overnight mid-match last week.

There was still joy to be found late on, though, evidenced by Kagiso Rabada's potentially crucial dismissal of Stokes, England's top scorer in the innings, for 58 with a sizzling yorker in the penultimate over of the day. Temba Bavuma's off-bail was tickled off by an inswinger as the batsman left it alone, Faf du Plessis played on two balls later, and then Theunis de Bruyn was caught at second slip off a classic awayswinger to cap a seven-over spell that yielded 3 for 13. It also helps his cause that he can bat, as two useful twenties in this match demonstrated. He started strongly and did not panic as wickets fell at the other end, and patiently accumulated 88 in 200 balls before eventually falling to Morne Morkel on the second morning.

The skipper is eager to maintain the Proteas excellent away form. Then when they dropped it short or tossed it wide, he cut or pulled the ball to the boundary. He might have departed first ball, as he whooshed into a nervy and hard-handed drive to an exocet from Rabada outside off.

Conte says Morata has to improve his fitness quickly
Conte had earlier claimed he wouldn't hesitate to sign the England global striker if chanced as he is one of the best in world.

Related News:

Most liked

Fresh Virgil van Dijk hope for Chelsea with Southampton furious at Liverpool
Van Dijk - who is valued in the region of £60m - has not played for Southampton since January after sustaining an ankle injury. He added: "I would like to bring the boy and to persuade him that he's important for us and the club will not sell him".

Kyrie Irving Trade Reportedly of Interest to Detroit Pistons
But with Knight out for the season with a torn ACL, that deal has little appeal to Cleveland, and thus is unlikely to materialize. Cleveland may even want Jackson as well in a hypothetical deal, or a young prospect like Stanley Johnson.

Airport Delays Should Start To Ease As Terror Threat 'Disrupted And Contained'
Abdul Merhi was arrested in a series of police raids across Sydney , he was one of four men taken into custody. Mr Turnbull said the suspected plot was "advanced" and driven by "an Islamist extremist motivation".

Three shot at park in San Francisco on US West Coast
A witness told NBC Bay Area a group of about five to six people wearing bandanas approached a group on a bridge at the park. Two people directly behind Hatter were struck by bullets, one in the head and one in the leg, he said.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe, 93, Jets Off to Iran for Rouhani's Inauguration
The new US sanctions could embolden Rouhani's conservative rivals who say the nuclear deal was a form of capitulation. Russia, one of the five world powers that brokered the nuclear deal, has agreed with Tehran.

Maria Sharapova doubtful for US Open with arm injury
She was competing as a wildcard in her fourth tournament after a 15-month doping ban. After scanning doctor advised me not to risk so as not to aggravate the injury.

The Transcript Of Trump's Call With Malcolm Turnbull Has Leaked
President, I think this will make you look like a man who stands by the commitments of the United States". The call, like the one with Peña Nieto, quickly became acrimonious. " I will be there again and again ".

Syrian evacuation under way at Lebanon-Syria border
Fighters, families and refugees head to Idlib in bus convoy following deal between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. Eight of its fighters were being held by Nusra in Arsal , of whom three were freed on Wednesday and more on Thursday.

'The Dark Tower' TV Series Sets Glen Mazzara as Showrunner
But with so many possibilities and subplots in the books, plans to create more movies based on these stories seemed very possible. And if the tower is ever destroyed, all the monstrous awfulness will run rampant over the universe and destroy everything in it.

Trump Still a Working-Class Hero, Democratic Poll Shows
The June 28 national poll found US voters reject GOP health plan more than 3-1; voters support gun background checks 94-5 percent. A new survey from Quinnipiac University found his approval rating stood at just 33 percent, a record low for Trump in the poll .

Jeff Flake: A Book By A Fake Conservative With No Conscience
Trump's campaign did deviate from a few conventional Republican positions - particularly on free trade and entitlements. Barry Goldwater , R-Arizona, a conservative icon and one of Flake's political role models.

USA secretary of state expects progress in Ukrainian settlement
He brushed off the criticism of his management of the State Department. Tillerson took issue with those characterizations.

RBA Keeps Policy Rate Steady
Housing prices have been rising briskly in some markets, although there are some signs that these conditions are starting to ease. The Australian Dollar extended its gains from Monday following better than expected Chinese Manufacturing PMI data from Caixin.

Bitcoin Eyes Highs as Fork Approaches
Bitcoin lacks an effective governance model to resolve contentious issues, and this is clearly deterring technological progress. Last week, the group behind Bitcoin Cash (BCC) said , "On August 1st, 2017, We the People will breathe new life into Bitcoin ".

Baseball Hall of Fame induction: Jeff Bagwell thanks Craig Biggio, Astros fans
Jeff Bagwell , who played his entire 15-year career for the Houston Astros , just wanted to be able to play pro baseball one day. For a little guy with not much speed, I truly appreciate that. "But I'm insanely glad that we have him to hang onto".