England in command of first Test against South Africa

Domingo leaves England tour to attend to critically injured mother

Domingo leaves England tour to attend to critically injured mother

Root scored his 12th Test century in a very first game after taking charge as the captain of England Test team.

Moeen Ali believes he is reaping the rewards of a renewed aggressive approach after England took control of the first Test against South Africa.

Lallana is now due to report back to Liverpool for preseason training after being given a few extra weeks of holiday due to his involvement in England's recent (football) global matches against France and Scotland.

Moeen (87) and Broad (57 not out) earlier took England from their overnight 357-5 to 458 all out.

Morne Morkel (4-115) struck twice in the 90th over in a span of three deliveries to remove Root and Liam Dawson (0), who used a review for a LBW but it went in vain.

Quinton de Kock made a superb counter-attacking fifty and Vernon Philander also chipped in with a fifty of his own, but those efforts weren't enough to stop England from halting South Africa's innings to grab a 97-run lead on the third day of the opening Test at Lord's.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan on TMS: "It's a day when England have got their noses in front - they've played well".

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Dean Elgar was nine not out with debutant Heino Kuhn on one.

But de Bruyn, only playing because regular captain Faf du Plessis was on "paternity leave", fell for 48 shortly before the close and at stumps the Proteas were 214 for five - still 244 runs behind in the first of this four-Test series.

England, fielding two spinners in a Lord's Test for the first time since 1993, then saw both their slow bowlers take wickets. The 47-run stand for the final wicket finally ended when Anderson edged a Morkel delivery behind the stumps.

Paceman Stuart Broad bore the brunt of De Kock's entertaining strokeplay, conceding 35 runs in four overs in the first session.

South Africa's 98 for three then became 105 for four when JP Duminy (15) was plumb lbw to Broad.

Morkel had Anderson caught behind to end the innings and finish with 4/115‚ while Rabada took 3/123.

Elgar had been holding South Africa's innings together but once he had passed 50, Ali used the dry, turning surface and indifferent bounce to add to his 2000th test run with his 100th test wicket when the opener prodded straight to Gary Ballance at short leg ten minutes after tea.

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