ENG vs SA: Day 2 of third England-South Africa Test abandoned following death of Queen Elizabeth II

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ENG vs SA: Day 2 of third England-South Africa Test abandoned following death of Queen Elizabeth II
ENG vs SA: Day 2 of third England-South Africa Test abandoned following death of Queen Elizabeth II

ENG vs SA: Day 2 of third England-South Africa Test abandoned following death of Queen Elizabeth II

ENG vs SA: Following the passing away Queen Elizabeth II, play has been abandoned on Friday at the Kennington Oval in the third Test between England and South Africa.

After a washout on day one, the second day’s play between Ben Stokes-led England and South Africa will not take place following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Following the passing away of the Queen, the ECB Chair Richard Thompson had said; “I’m sure I speak for everyone in the game when I say how truly sad I am to hear of the Queen’s passing. Her Majesty has been such a great supporter of the game. And was always so vocal of her and her late husband’s enjoyment around the sport.

“Her dedication to her country will never be forgotten. For her service and her selflessness over her extraordinary reign, we owe her a debt that can never be repaid.”

The third Test between England and South Africa is the final and deciding match of the crucial ICC WTC. South Africa had lost their top spot in the WTC Rankings after the loss to England in the second Test.

England, on the other hand, are seventh in the standings after eight losses and six wins. Australia are at the top of the table with a win percentage of 70%.