England’s hopes of securing victory of their one-off LV= Insurance Test with South Africa have been dented by the climate as play was delayed for nearly three hours on day three at Taunton.
Issy Wong struck twice late within the day to breathe life into their victory push as South Africa ended on 55 for 3, nonetheless 78 runs behind, however Heather Knight’s aspect have been left annoyed by the rain.
An early lunch had been referred to as earlier than the gamers briefly returned to the sector, just for rain to set in once more.
England have been rewarded for his or her endurance simply earlier than stumps, when Lara Goodall and Laura Wolvaardt fell in fast succession to shift the momentum their method.
Kate Cross claimed England’s first wicket of the innings earlier than lunch when Andrie Steyn was caught by Nat Sciver at gully with the rating 9 for one.
A delayed pitch inspection came about at 6.15pm and England ultimately got here again onto the sector having left nearly three hours earlier, however it was South Africa who appeared probably the most snug after the restart.
But with simply six overs remaining Wong struck to take away Goodall for 26 and had Wolvaardt caught for 16 by Sciver.
Earlier within the day, Sciver had moved previous one other batting milestone. Having resumed on 119 in a single day, she rapidly introduced up her 150 from 249 deliveries to turn into the ninth Englishwoman to convey up that milestone.
Cross was run out for one in a short-lived innings that lasted simply two balls, which prompted Knight to declare with England 133 runs forward and the rating 417 for eight.
Sciver completed unbeaten on 169 on the declaration, having scored 21 fours and confronted 263 deliveries.