All rounder Ben Stokes smashed a sizzling century and Toby Roland-Jones enjoyed a dream debut with a 4 wicket blitz to shatter South Africa's strong batting lineup.
Stokes gave a masterclass in Test match batting with his 112 (153 balls) helping push England to 353.
Roland-Jones smashed 25 in 25 balls and then ripped through South Africa's top order with 4-39 as the visitors collapsed to 126-8 at stumps.
South Africa 126 for 8 (Bavuma 34*, Morkel 2*, Roland-Jones 4-39) trail England 353 (Stokes 112, Cook 88) by 227 runs.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2017 ENG v RSA 3rd Test
Series Tagged in ClipDex2017 ENG v RSA Test serie ...
Players Tagged in ClipDexRabada, Kagiso Kuhn, Heino G Cook, Alastair N Maharaj, Keshav A Bavuma, Temba Roland-Jones, Toby Anderson, James M Stokes, Benjamin A Morkel, Morne
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexThe Oval
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