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Root joy as England mark Oval milestone in style

LONDON: Joe Root was delighted with England's all-round effort as they bounced back to hammer South Africa by 239 runs in the third Test at The Oval on Monday. England's Moeen Ali finished things off in style by becoming the first bowler in 100 Test at The Oval to take a hat-trick. "What a way to celebrate the 100th Test at this ground," Root told Sky Sports of off-spinner Ali's hat-trick. Man-of-the-match Ben Stokes, who caught two of Ali's hat-trick victims, had a good view when Morne Morkel fell lbw to complete…

Don’t look back in Amla says of Oval return

LONDON: South Africa’s Hashim Amla has insisted memories of an inspired innings will play no part when he returns to one of his favourite venues for the third Test against England at The Oval. Five years ago at the south London ground, Amla made South Africa’s highest individual Test score of 311 not out, his marathon effort playing a key role in an innings and 12-run win. South Africa return to The Oval for Thursday’s third Test all square at 1-1 in their current four-match series with England after a crushing 340-run…