ENG vs SA LIVE: Ben Stokes & England players left FUMING as umpires ends play with just 33 required for victory: CHECK OUT

ENG vs SA LIVE – Ben Stokes Angry: England Cricketers including captain Ben Stokes was left fuming as UMPIRES ended the DAY…

ENG vs SA LIVE – Ben Stokes Angry: England Cricketers including captain Ben Stokes was left fuming as UMPIRES ended the DAY 4 with just 33 reuqired for victory. Furious England stars slam chiefs after play suspended with hosts moments away from Test series win over South Africa. Jimmy Anderson reckoned more “common sense” should have been used. Fellow fast bowler Stuart Broad admitted the players were “frustrated”: Follow ENG SA 3RD Test LIVE & Cricket News LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

Stokes and Co were seen shaking at the balcony shaking their heads to the umpires’ decision. The spectators were seen Booing the decision by the umpires at The OVAL.

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ENG vs SA LIVE: Ben Stokes & England players left FUMING as umpires ends play with just 33 required

ENG vs SA LIVE: Ben Stokes & England players left FUMING as umpires ends play with just 33 required for victory: CHECK OUT

What exactly happend? Stokes and his fellow players were left shaking their heads as the play was called-off due to bad light. According to some of the England cricketers, as the Floodlights were on – there was no way umpires should have halted the play for BAD-LIGHT. 

Openers Zak Crawley and Alex Lees were in full flow. Only 33 runs were required for England to win – but umpires decided to call of the play. Ben Stokes and team-mates couldn’t believe it as they along with various top cricket experts blasted the decision afterwards.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted: “Cricket is a stupid sport at times! Common sense always goes out of the window.”

Jimmy Anderson reckoned more “common sense” should have been used and fellow fast bowler Stuart Broad admitted the players were “frustrated”.

 Anderson said: “It’s obviously frustrating. The rate we were scoring meant we might have needed only another five or six overs.

“But the point of view of the umpires is they have taken a reading on Saturday which sets the precedent for the whole game.

“If it rains all day tomorrow, it would be unfair on South Africa if we tried to get the game done tonight. But I would like to think common sense would prevail every now and then.”

Stuart Broad added: “We’re naturally disappointed and frustrated, particularly as the guys were going so well.

“Leesy hit the last ball of the day through the covers for four and was seeing it fine.

“We’re frustrated that we didn’t get to finish it in front of the crowd that have been with us all day.”

England will now have to score remaining 33 runs on DAY 5. By clinching the series 2-1, they will win six Test matches in a summer for the first time since 2005.

FULL Scorecard: England vs South Africa 3rd TEST

England 2nd Innings Batting Scorecard – 97/0 – Require another 33 to WIN the 3rd TEST

Batsmen   R B 4S 6S SR
Alex Lees Not out 32 61 3 0 52.46
Zak Crawley Not out 57 44 10 0 129.55
Extra 8 (b 0, w 0, nb 3, lb 5)
Total 97/0 (17)
Yet To Bat Ollie PopeJE RootHarry BrookBen StokesBT FoakesOllie RobinsonStuart BroadMJ LeachJames Anderson
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 8 1 41 0 5.13
Marco Jansen 5 0 24 0 4.80
Anrich Nortje 4 0 27 0 6.75
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over

South Africa 2nd Innings Batting Scorecard – 169/10

Batsmen   R B 4S 6S SR
Sarel Erwee c JE Root b Ben Stokes 26 53 3 0 49.06
Dean Elgar (C) lbw b Stuart Broad 36 59 6 0 61.02
Keegan Petersen c Ollie Pope b James Anderson 23 31 3 0 74.19
Ryan Rickelton lbw b Stuart Broad 8 15 2 0 53.33
Khaya Zondo lbw b Ollie Robinson 16 51 3 0 31.37
Wiaan Mulder b Ollie Robinson 15 52 2 0 28.85
Kyle Verreynne (WK) c & b James Anderson 11 36 0 1 30.56
Marco Jansen b Ben Stokes 4 16 1 0 25.00
Kagiso Rabada c Harry Brook b Ben Stokes 0 2 0 0 0.00
Keshav Maharaj b Stuart Broad 18 24 2 0 75.00
Anrich Nortje Not out 0 3 0 0 0.00
Extra 12 (b 4, w 0, nb 4, lb 4)
Total 169/10 (56.2)
Yet To Bat  
BOWLING O M R W ECON
James Anderson 15.2 4 36 2 2.35
Ollie Robinson 15 5 40 2 2.67
Stuart Broad 13 2 45 3 3.46
Ben Stokes 13 2 40 3 3.08
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
SJ Erwee 1-58 15.3
D Elgar 2-83 21.4
KD Petersen 3-91 24.3
RD Rickelton 4-95 27.4
Wiaan Mulder 5-120 41.6
K Zondo 6-133 43.3
M Jansen 7-146 48.4
Kagiso Rabada 8-146 48.6
Keshav Maharaj 9-169 55.3
K Verreynne 10-169 56.2

England 1st Innings Batting Scorecard – 158 – LEAD by 40 Runs

Batsmen   R B 4S 6S SR
Alex Lees b M Jansen 13 6 1 0 216.67
Zak Crawley lbw b M Jansen 5 34 1 0 14.71
Ollie Pope c K Verreynne b Kagiso Rabada 67 77 13 0 87.01
Joe Root c KD Petersen b M Jansen 23 25 3 0 92.00
Harry Brook c Kagiso Rabada b M Jansen 12 20 2 0 60.00
Ben Stokes (C) c SJ Erwee b Anrich Nortje 6 9 1 0 66.67
Ben Foakes (WK) c KD Petersen b M Jansen 14 35 1 0 40.00
Stuart Broad c K Verreynne b Kagiso Rabada 6 11 1 0 54.55
Ollie Robinson c D Elgar b Kagiso Rabada 3 3 0 0 100.00
Jack Leach b Kagiso Rabada 0 3 0 0 0.00
James Anderson Not out 0 2 0 0 0.00
Extra 9 (b 1, w 0, nb 7, lb 1)
Total 158/10 (36.2)
Yet To Bat  
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 13 1 81 4 6.23
Marco Jansen 12.2 2 35 5 2.84
Wiaan Mulder 2 0 11 0 5.50
Anrich Nortje 9 0 29 1 3.22
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Alex Lees 1-17 3.1
Zak Crawley 2-43 9.1
JE Root 3-84 16.5
Harry Brook 4-107 22.5
Ben Stokes 5-129 26.5
Ollie Pope 6-133 27.4
Stuart Broad 7-151 33.1
Ollie Robinson 8-155 33.6
MJ Leach 9-156 35.4
BT Foakes 10-158 36.2

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