England on top after day three


England are in the driving seat after a rain interrupted third day of this LV= Insurance Test match at the Cooper Associates County Ground against South Africa.

The hosts resumed on 328 for six on a cloudy and overcast day in Taunton and Nat Sciver passed the 150-mark.

England lost Sophie Ecclestone lbw following a review at 414 for seven and when Kate Cross was run out for one the declaration came with the scoreboard showing 417 for eight.

With just nine runs on the board, Andrie Steyn was caught by Nat Sciver off the bowling of Kate Cross for three, and with rain beginning to fall, lunch was taken with the tourists still trailing by 124 runs.

Play eventually resumed just after 3pm, but with the score having advanced to 27 for one, further rain saw the players retreat to the pavilion once again.

It was 6:30pm before the game got back underway for a further 12.5 overs, and during that time, Issy Wong claimed the wickets of Lara Goodall and Laura Woolvardt to leave South Africa on 55 for three at the close, still trailing by 78.

After another eventful day, Issy Wong said: “I’ve really enjoyed my debut so far. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of since I started playing cricket when I was about five. To be able to have fulfilled that dream is something very special.

“We knew that last session would be important and it gave us the opportunity to make a couple of key breakthroughs. We’ll have a good crack at them tomorrow, hopefully the rain stays away and we can push for that win. We’re pretty confident that we can go for the win if we can keep working hard and earning those wickets.”

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