England vs South Africa LIVE: cricket result and latest updates as third Test resumes at Oval

Flags at half mast at Manchester football and cricket arenas in memory of Elizabeth II

England will finally take on South Africa at the Oval on day three of the third Test, weather permitting, after missing two days of play for various reasons. No game at all was possible on the first day as rain dashed Harry Brooks’ hopes of a debut, while on Friday a decision was made that no game would be played to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II who had died the day before.

However, the ECB confirmed the action would continue on Saturday “to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to honor her remarkable life and service”, with Ben Stokes saying he was “honoured” in memory to play the queen. A minute’s silence is observed before the game, with players wearing black armbands.

South Africa won the first Test by an innings and 12 carries after a real collapse at bat, but England beat their rivals to pass the second Test and level the streak in late August.

Follow all the action on day three of the third test below:

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Ben Stokes wants England’s third Test with South Africa to be ‘in memory of Queen’

England captain Ben Stokes said he was “honoured” to play in memory of the Queen when officials decide whether to continue the third and final Test against South Africa.

The second day at the Kia Oval did not go as planned following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday and the England and Wales Cricket Board is due to issue an update on the status of the series decision later on Friday.

But responding to footballer Darren Huckerby’s question about whether sporting events should go ahead, Stokes tweeted: “She loved sport, [I would] honored to play in her memory.”

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Tributes to Queen Elizabeth II are planned for sporting events across the country over the weekend

The sporting events taking place on Saturday will see tributes paid to Her Majesty The Queen after football matches were postponed as a mark of respect.

The death of Elizabeth II at the age of 96 was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening.

Players and coaches will wear black armbands for the crucial test between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval, where there will be a minute’s silence followed by the national anthem before the game.

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Day 3 begins with a tribute to the Queen

Surrey Cricket, which plays its home games at The Oval, has announced the gates to the stadium will open at 9am, with a special celebration of Her Majesty’s Life on the pitch at 10.30am before the game is over 11:00 a.m. begins.

What this means is not yet clear, but it will no doubt be a fitting reminder of the Queen’s life.

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England vs South Africa

Welcome to The Independent’s coverage of day three of the third friendly between England and South Africa.

England’s crucial Test match against the Proteas at The Oval will continue as planned today following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Saturday remains the third day of a five-day test, with play unable to be extended to Tuesday as the South African players have to fly home to spend a few days with family before touring India and Australia.

Ben Stokes won the toss on the first day before the game completely washed away and the second day was canceled as a mark of respect after the Queen’s death.

The remaining days are still scheduled to start at 11am, with 98 overs scheduled for each day as time is lost due to the rain. The episode was also reduced to 150 runs due to the washout on day one.

A minute’s silence begins each day, followed by the national anthem, and all players and coaches wear black armbands to pay their respects to the Queen.

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England and South Africa watch the rain wash away the first day of the third Test

England and South Africa were slowed down by persistent showers at the Kia Oval as the opening day of the third LV= Insurance Test was washed out.

There was much anticipation for this rubber match after the teams traded innings wins, but after a brief delay due to overnight rain, Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bowl first.

It turned out to be a false dawn, however, as the sky opened up just before the rearranged start time, setting the tone for a frustrating rainy day.

While there were dry interludes, a few referee inspections of the pitch came and went with no prospect of a game and any hope of any action on Thursday was officially abandoned by 4.45pm.

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given up playing

There was no play on the first day of the third and final friendly between England and South Africa. The pitch was made and Ben Stokes opted to bowl with clouds circling overhead, which should help England’s seam bowlers.

However, the players never took the field when it began to rain. It lasted all day and the game was officially shut down at 4:45 p.m.

More rain is forecast for Friday, but the weekend sees glorious sunshine over The Oval.

Join us again tomorrow morning to see if England can get into the South African batting line-up early.

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Stumps: There is a washout on the first day

The referees went back onto the pitch to see if the game could start straight away, but they shouldn’t have bothered as it started raining again.

With the time it would take to dry the outfield, remove the covers and start the game – if it were to actually stop raining – the game might not start until 6pm.

Instead, officials declared it a no-ball-bowl day.

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Ollie Robinson has become a ‘gym freak’ in a bid to get his career back on track in England

Ollie Robinson has revealed how embracing life as a ‘fitness freak’ helped get his career back on track in England.

Robinson made his first Test appearance in seven months at Emirates Old Trafford and helped complete an innings win over South Africa with match numbers of five for 91.

The 6ft 5in sailor beamed as he put the finishing touches to the three-day finish in Manchester, throwing Lungi Ngidi clean in a comprehensive manner, but it took a lot of hard work and some candid conversations to get to this point.

Despite a good record in his first year with England – he now has 44 wickets in 10 appearances at a meager 20.93 average – Robinson’s fitness was publicly invoked by bowling coach Jon Lewis during Ashes’ final game last winter. His voice was not a lone voice, but rather reflected management’s concerns about the player’s general condition and tendency to wane over the course of games.

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‘This is a reset moment for the ECB and the game of cricket as a whole’

Richard Thompson hopes his arrival as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board will act as a “fresh start”, even as he anticipates more Testing time in the sport’s push for greater equality.

Thompson officially started as the ECB’s figurehead on Thursday, but has little time to embed himself in his new position as he has inherited a host of issues on multiple fronts that need to be addressed.

Chief among them is the racism scandal that has engulfed cricket in recent years, but while challenges remain, Thompson outlined his vision of making the sport the most “inclusive” in the country.

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Tea was taken

The afternoon session is a washout and the rain has returned. The tea is drunk and the waiting goes on.

Sky Sports coverage showed highlights of previous friendly matches between England and South Africa. They started in the early 2000s and have now caught up to this series.

Didn’t play at all today.

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