Marco Jansen took his maiden five-wicket haul as the Proteas restricted England to a first-innings lead of 40 runs in the third Test at The Oval on Sunday.
England, resuming on their overnight 154-7, lost their last three wickets in 16 legal balls for the addition of just four more runs as they were dismissed for 158 in reply to South Africa’s 118.
Left-arm quick Jansen, who ended the innings when he had Ben Foakes (14) caught in the slips, finished with figures of 5-35 in 12.2 overs, surpassing his previous best in a seven-Test career of 4-31 against India in Johannesburg in January.
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who struck twice on Sunday in removing tailenders Ollie Robinson and Jack Leach, took 4-81 in 13 overs.
Jansen had been unlucky to be dropped from the Proteas side that lost the second Test by an innings and 85 runs at Old Trafford as England levelled this three-match series at 1-1.
But at The Oval he has led the way for the Proteas, top-scoring with 30 in their meagre first innings before starring with the ball.
This match has effectively been reduced to a three-day game, with Thursday’s opening day washed out without a ball bowled before Friday’s play was abandoned following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
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