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10-Sep-2022 02:58:00 GMT
Eng vs SA - 5th Test, The Oval, day 2

England - South Africa Test to resume on Saturday

London: England's deciding Test against South Africa at the Kia Oval will resume as scheduled on Saturday following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Saturday will remain day three of a five-day Test, with the match not able to be extended to Tuesday.

After day one was entirely washed out, day two of the third Test on Friday was cancelled as a mark of respect after the death of the Queen, aged 96.

England women's first Twenty20 against India will also go ahead on Saturday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed that all cricket will resume, including domestic and recreational fixtures.

The ECB held discussions with Cricket South Africa about extending the Test to Tuesday.

However, the South Africa players have to fly home as scheduled on Tuesday in order to spend a few days at home before heading on tour to India and Australia.

The remaining days are still set to begin at 11:00 BST, with 98 overs scheduled for each day because of the time lost due to rain. The follow-on has also been reduced to 150 runs because of the washout on day one.

The series is level at 1-1, both sides having won a Test apiece by an innings inside three days.

A minute's silence will be observed before each match, followed by the national anthem. All players and coaches will wear black armbands to pay respect to the Queen.

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