England strikes twice more, South Africa 152-3 in 3rd test

BY foxsports • January 14, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) England struck twice after lunch, removing Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar to have South Africa 172-3 at tea on the first day of the third test on Thursday.

Spinner Moeen Ali dismissed Elgar for 46, and pacer Steven Finn got Amla three overs later for 40 to give England a hint of ascendancy at the Wanderers.

Elgar and Amla were settled, and built a 73-run partnership before Ali created enough turn to find the outside edge of Elgar's bat and have him caught behind by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. Amla also nicked behind, leaving AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis at the crease.

South Africa, under new captain De Villiers after Amla quit as skipper following the second test, won the toss.

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