Ben Stokes made 103 for his first century as England full-time Test captain. Ben Foakes made 113 not out for his highest-ever Test score.
James Anderson missed England’s third Test against New Zealand last week due to a ‘puffy ankle’. He will share the new ball with Stuart Broad against India.
Wicketkeeper Same Billings stepped in as a COVID-19 substitute for Ben Foakes in the Edgbaston Test against New Zealand.
At stumps, England are 116/6 with Ollie Pope batting on 61 against South Africa on the first day of the first Test at Lord’s.
James Anderson, one month shy of 40, missed the final Test against New Zealand at Headingley because of a ‘puffy ankle’. India lead the series 2-1.
Ollie Pope (81 not out) and Joe Root (55 not out) are currently at the crease for England against New Zealand. The duo shares an undefeated 132-run partnership for the third wicket.
England have met South Africa 153 times, winning 64 matches out of them. England lost 34 games while 55 ended in draws. Get ENG vs SA first Test live streaming details.
Ben Foakes reported a stiff back Saturday and Jonny Bairstow filled in for him before lunch on Day 3. He is now out of the match.
The incident happened in the 72nd over of the fourth innings when Kyle Jamieson was going to deliver the fifth ball of the over.
Jonny Bairstow was involved in three fifty-plus partnerships as England rose from 48/4 to end the day at 268/6 in Antigua.