England on top in 3rd test, South Africa 267-7 on 1st day

BY foxsports • January 14, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) England was on top early in the third test, sending South Africa struggling to 267-7 at stumps on the first day at the Wanderers on Thursday.

In a match where England can claim the series with a win, its bowlers made deep inroads into the South African lineup after the home team chose to bat first.

Ben Stokes and Steven Finn collected two wickets each, and substitute fielder Chris Woakes set up the run out of Temba Bavuma, South Africa's last specialist batsman.

Stokes and Finn were menacing in spells on the quick Wanderers track, and England won't be upset to have been asked to bowl first.

The dismissals of former captain Hashim Amla for 40 and interim skipper AB de Villiers for 36 were the crucial wickets.

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