Stokes & Roland-Jones put England in control of third Test

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Third Investec Test, The Kia Oval, day two
England 353 (103.2 overs): Stokes 112, Cook 88, Morkel 3-70
South Africa 126-8 (43 overs): Bavuma 34*, Roland-Jones 4-39

Ben Stokes struck a sparkling century and debutant Toby Roland-Jones took a sensational 4-39 as England seized control of the third Test against South Africa on day two at The Oval.

Stokes’ flawless 112, which included three successive sixes in the course of bringing up three figures, helped the hosts to 353 all out.

Roland-Jones then ripped through the South Africa top order as the Proteas slumped to 61-7 before closing on 126-8, still 28 runs shy of the follow-on target.


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