Finn strikes, but Amla keeps England at bay

Aug 19, 2012, 07:57 IST | AFP

Hashim Amla's unbeaten fifty steadied South Africa as England pressed with both bat and ball on the third day of the third Test at Lord's on Saturday.

At stumps, the Proteas were 145 for three in their second innings — a lead of 139 — with Amla 57 not out and nightwatchman Dale Steyn nought not out. South Africa, 1-0 up in the three-match series, only have to avoid defeat to replace England as the world's top-ranked Test side.

England’s Steven Finn celebrates the wicket of South Africa’s Jacques Kallis on Day Three of the final Test at Lord’s on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Amla, dropped on two, and Jacques Kallis (31) shared a third-wicket partnership of 81.

Hashim Amla

But a few overs before stumps, Kallis was lbw to fast bowler Steven Finn,with umpire Simon Taufel’s decision upheld on review.  

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