Zak Crawley scores maiden fifty as England start fourth Test strongly
Since the tourists made a start that was written into a rain-delayed day among their fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg zak Crawley completed his England fifty.
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Crawley was unbeaten on 57 at tea with shared an unbroken stand of 100 with fellow opener Dom Sibley (39no), the couple’s next fifty-plus partnership in a row, after Joe Root elected to bat.
Drizzle, which is expected to return later in the match, intended play started almost three and a half an hour later than anticipated at Wanderers.
South Africa failed to make the most of any moisture during a bowling screen – save for Anrich Nortje striking Crawley twist with the Proteas missing the spark of this Kagiso Rabada.
Vernon Philander had caught from the remembered Temba Bavuma on 10 – however that the wicket was chalked off before joining Somerset as a Kolpak player, having overstepped enjoying his 64th and final Test.
England or South Africa and the vacationers falling Dom Bess for Chris Woakes in the hosts and their change departing out Keshav Maharaj played a spinner,.
England are also without Jofra Archer (elbow), whose absence extended to three matches after that he failed a late fitness test, meaning Mark Wood is playing back-to-back Tests.
England will be 2-1 up in the series and will record a second Test series win if they avoid defeat in Johannesburg, having triumphed 2-1 in 2015-16 beneath Sir Alastair Cook.
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