Multiple spells of rain stopped play for over three hours at the St George's Park, and no play was possible after Lunch - which was taken 15 minutes before the scheduled time.
Earlier in the day, Dom Bess's maiden fifer had reduced South Africa to 113 for 5. The hosts lost three crucial wickets in the morning session - losing Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen. While Elgar got an inside edge to silly point, du Plessis got an outside edge to forward short leg and van der Dussen was bowled while trying to cut the offie from the backfoot.
Anrich Nortje, however, remained unbeaten throughout the first session, having come in as a nightwatchman on Friday evening. Betting Prediction He played out 88 balls for 14 runs and held one end well even as the English bowlers have tested him and had him uncomfortable at various times.
Brief Scores: England 499/9 decl. (Ollie Pope 135*, Ben Stokes 120; Keshav Maharaj 5-180, Kagiso Rabada 2-97) lead South Africa 113/5 (Dean Elgar 35; Dom Bess 5-41) by 386 runs.