Alastair Cook’s battling 82 held England together on a rain-affected first day of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval.
The former captain guided the home side to 171-4 in the 59 overs that were possible.
He withstood some excellent South Africa bowling, particularly from Vernon Philander, who took 2-17.
England gave Test debuts to three players, with Tom Westley making 25 and Dawid Malan one.
Pace bowler Toby Roland-Jones is included in a bowling attack that is without left-arm spinner Liam Dawson, who was omitted to make way for an extra batsman.
Rain arrived before lunch, during tea and finally, just after 18:00 BST.
The four-match series is level at 1-1.