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Philander to remain in hospital overnight

Philander to remain in hospital overnight

The seamer had got rid of opener Keaton Jennings and captain Joe Root in bowler-friendly conditions on the first morning as England battled against the swinging ball.

England are on top in the third Test match.

South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander has been hospitalised with a suspected viral infection, thus adding to the Proteas' woes in the ongoing third Test of the four-match series against England at The Oval.

Temba Bavuma (34) and Morne Morkel (2) were at the crease for the tourists at close of play on Friday, with Philander expected to bat at number 11.

South Africa resumed on 126 for eight, still 28 runs shy of avoiding the follow-on.

He had just one minor scare on 40, when Ben Stokes nearly pulled off the most brilliant of catches at gully, flinging himself to his left to intercept a skewed drive off Stuart Broad - with the total on 148.

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Bavuma subsequently ensured South Africa avoided the follow-on by driving a Broad half-volley through the covers for four.

Anderson, England's all-time leading wicket-taker, then had South Africa captain Faf du Plessis lbw for one playing no shot.

Bavuma reached fifty with a streaky boundary through the slips cordon, having earlier enjoyed a life when Ben Stokes dropped a tough chance in the gully, but the South African was eventually Roland-Jones' fifth victim, edging through to Jonny Bairstow behind the stumps.

But Bavuma was out soon afterwards, with Roland-Jones leading England off the field.

England lost Cook shortly after lunch when he was bowled by an excellent delivery from fast bowler Morkel for just seven.

It appeared Westley, who made 25 in England's first innings, was making a conscious effort to play straighter and only turn balls angled into his pads onto the legside. Cook reviewed immediately, but the decision was upheld on umpire's call.