In the first test match against England at Lord’s, South Africa started day 3 shakily as they lost the first wicket of the day after adding just 30 runs to the score. South Africa had sent Rabada as the night watchman. He added 41 runs with Bavuma for the sixth wicket, scoring 27 runs out of those. At this point, they were on 244 runs with only four wickets in the hand. To restrict England from getting a real grip on the game they needed to score some runs but de Kock was all ready to smash the English bowlers. Quinton de Kock scored the half century in just 36 balls which is the second fastest fifty on this ground but in the next over Anderson bowled a good length delivery and de Kock played a beautiful cover shot but Ben Stokes took a great low catch at short cover-point
England made slow progress in building a commanding 216-run lead in the first Test against South Africa on Day 3 with Alastair Cook’s circumspect 59 not out pushing the team to 119-1 at stumps on Day 3. Cook went 38 minutes without scoring at one point in his slow innings and had a strike rate of 35.97.