ENG vs SA: Fans React After Ollie Robinson Picked A Brilliant Five-Wicket Haul

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ENG vs SA: Fans React After Ollie Robinson Picked A Brilliant Five-Wicket Haul

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England seamer Ollie Robinson has continued on his terrific start to Test cricket, and now the pacer has once again brought his bowling average to below 20 with a superb 5-for against South Africa on Day 3 - which is effectively the first day - of the third Test, at The Oval.

The first day of this Test was washed out after the toss had happened where Ben Stokes chose to bowl first. The second day was then cancelled in the wake of the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II.

This meant that to win this 3-day Oval Test, and the series which stands 1-1 after two matches, England needed a quick-fire start with the ball. Their seamers took in the note and bundled the visitors out for 118 in 36.2 overs to gain a dominating hand in the game and have the opportunity to force the issue with the bat.

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Ollie Robinson takes his career’s third five-for

Robinson, who had taken four wickets in the second innings of the victorious Manchester Test, struck straightaway in his first over, castling South African skipper, Dean Elgar, the flesh in the thorn for England in the series so far.

As James Anderson dismissed the other opener, Sarel Erwee, Robinson nipped out the in-form number 3 Protea batter, Keegan Petersen. Stuart Broad joined in the action with the wicket of Ryan Rickelton, and Robinson concluded his opening spell with two more scalps - wicket-keeper Kyle Verreynne and all-rounder Wiaan Mulder; Robinson’s opening spell read: 6-3-14-4.

Khaya Zondo and Marco Jansen survived till lunch, after which, though Broad struck with Zondo’s wicket. Given the ball again, Robinson forced an outside edge from Jansen to complete his third five-wicket haul in 20 Test innings, registering his best bowling figures of 5/49. Broad cleaned up the last couple of wickets as South Africa were bowled out for 118.

Ollie Robinson now has 49 wickets in 11 Tests at an outstanding bowling average of 19.8 - to put this in context, only 14 bowlers ever have a better bowling average than Robinson's for those who have taken a minimum of 40 Test wickets.

Netizens were impressed and eulogised Ollie Robinson's exceptional bowling performance.

Here are some of the reactions of fans on Robinson's five-for: