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England cricketers take Tube to reach The Oval for Day 3’s play vs South Africa

Joe Root, Stuart Broad and James Anderson were among those who took train like a commoner on Saturday to reach The Oval for Day 3’s play vs South Africa

cricket Updated: Jul 30, 2017 15:07 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Stuart Broad and James Anderson at the station to reach The Oval for England vs South Africa match. (Twitter)

Before they consolidated their hold on the ongoing third Test at The Oval against South Africa, a few of England cricketers took the underground tube in London to reach the ground which is hosting his record 100th Test match, on Saturday.

On a rain-truncated third day of the ongoing third Test, England shot South Africa out for a mere 175, and by the time the play was stopped, the hosts had accumulated an overall lead of 252 runs with nine wickets intact in their second essay.

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England had posted an at-par total of 353 in their first innings, and seized control of the Test when debutant Toby Roland-Jones wreaked havoc in the South African ranks, claiming 5 for 57.

Roland-Jones was in that bunch of cricketers who on Saturday morning took the London tube from the Bank Station. England captain Joe Root, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, and Jonny Bairstow were among those who took the train like the common London commuter to his workplace.

As they waited for the train to arrive, Broad looked content at an advertisement poster in front of him for UK broadcaster Sky Sports. Broad posted on Instagram about the train travel with his teammates.

#morningcommute #london Off to the Test! 🏏🚃

A post shared by Stuart Broad (@stuartbroad8) on

While Root and Broad posted on social media about their travel in the tube, there was one man who seemingly enjoyed the journey without actually being there. It was Alex Hales.

England were 74 for 1 in their second innings, with Keaton Jennings (34) and Tom Westley (28) at the crease.

First Published: Jul 30, 2017 13:45 IST