Ahead of the start of the third test between England and South Africa at The Oval in London, the ground paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday. The match was supposed to start on Thursday, but the first day of play was washed out by the rain. Friday’s performance in memory of Rani has been canceled. The match began on the third day of the Test, when both teams entered the field and the audience remained silent. The players have been awarded the Military Honor Guard.
Few moments as beautiful as cricket pay homage to Her Majesty the Queen. pic.twitter.com/3QnZiFEOKq
– England cricket (@inghilterracricket) September 10, 2022
A non-commissioned officer from the Irish guards observed a minute’s silence before ringing the bell.
The South African national anthem was sung and then the updated English anthem followed, with the crowd joining.
The audience cheered before the match began.
Both teams entered the field with a 1-1 draw in the series.
While South Africa defeated England by one inning in the first game and won in three days, England avenged their inning defeat in the second game.
Considering that both matches ended in three days, perhaps the fact that the third Test will only have three days shouldn’t have hindered either team’s chances of getting the result.
By choosing to line up after winning the draw, England made a great start with the ball.
Ollie Robinson, James Anderson and Stuart Broad South Africa were reduced to 36/6 in 12th place.
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