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South Africa Tour of England, 2017, 2nd Test Trent Bridge, Nottingham

England Logo
England Logo
ENGLAND
205 & 133 (44.2)
ENGLAND
ENG
South Africa Logo
South Africa Logo
SOUTH AFRICA
335 & 343/9 d (104)
SOUTH AFRICA
SA

South Africa beat England by 340 runs

PLAYER OF THE MATCH-V Philander
South Africa LogoSouth Africa - INNINGS 1SA INN 1RB4s6sSR
D Elgarc Liam Dawson b James Anderson6191031.58
H Kuhnb Stuart Broad34877039.08
H Amlac Mark Wood b Stuart Broad7814911152.35
Q de Kock (Wk)c Alastair Cook b Stuart Broad68818083.95
F du Plessis (C)c Jonny Bairstow b Ben Stokes19333057.58
T Bavumac Jonny Bairstow b Ben Stokes20274074.07
V Philanderc Liam Dawson b James Anderson54819066.67
C Morrisc & b James Anderson36835043.37
K Maharajc Joe Root b James Anderson05000.00
M Morkelc Jonny Bairstow b James Anderson8122066.67
D Oliviernot out01000.00
Extrasnb 0, lb 12, w 0, b 0, p 012
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 96.2 Overs)335(3.48 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-18 (Elgar, 9), 2-66 (Kuhn, 27.4), 3-179 (de Kock, 52.1), 4-194 (Amla, 58.4), 5-220 (du Plessis, 63.4), 6-235 (Bavuma, 67.2), 7-309 (Philander, 90.5), 8-317 (Maharaj, 92.4), 9-330 (Morris, 95), 10-335 (Morkel, 96.2)
England LogoEngland - BOWLINGENGOMRWER
J Anderson23.267253.09
S Broad2246432.91
M Wood1736103.59
B Stokes1837724.28
L Dawson712603.71
M Ali812102.62
K Jennings10202.00
England LogoEngland - INNINGS 1ENG INN 1RB4s6sSR
A Cookc Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander3160018.75
K Jenningsc Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel09000.00
G Ballanceb Vernon Philander27375072.97
J Root (C)c Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel7876120102.63
J Bairstow (Wk)b Keshav Maharaj45817055.56
B Stokesc Quinton de Kock b Keshav Maharaj012000.00
M Alic Faf du Plessis b Chris Morris18292062.07
L Dawsonc Hashim Amla b Keshav Maharaj13252052.00
S Broadlbw b Chris Morris01000.00
M Woodc Faf du Plessis b Chris Morris6191031.58
J Andersonnot out06000.00
Extrasnb 0, lb 10, w 1, b 4, p 015
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 51.5 Overs)205(3.95 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-3 (Cook, 4), 2-3 (Jennings, 4.1), 3-86 (Ballance, 18.1), 4-143 (Root, 29.1), 5-168 (Stokes, 36.3), 6-177 (Bairstow, 40.1), 7-199 (Ali, 47.1), 8-199 (Broad, 47.2), 9-199 (Dawson, 48.2), 10-205 (Wood, 51.5)
South Africa LogoSouth Africa - BOWLINGSAOMRWER
M Morkel1324523.46
V Philander1324823.69
C Morris8.513834.30
D Olivier703905.57(1 w)
K Maharaj1012132.10
South Africa LogoSouth Africa - INNINGS 2SA INN 2RB4s6sSR
H Kuhnc Joe Root b James Anderson8221036.36
D Elgarc James Anderson b Ben Stokes8013612058.82
H Amlalbw b Liam Dawson8718014148.33
Q de Kock (Wk)c Jonny Bairstow b James Anderson140025.00
F du Plessis (C)lbw b Ben Stokes631289049.22
T Bavumac Joe Root b Moeen Ali15332045.45
V Philanderc & b Moeen Ali42753256.00
C Morrisc Gary Ballance b Moeen Ali13232056.52
K Maharajc Stuart Broad b Moeen Ali180012.50
M Morkelnot out171530113.33
D Olivier
Extrasnb 0, lb 8, w 0, b 8, p 016
TOTAL(9 Wickets, 104.0 Overs)343(3.30 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-18 (Kuhn, 6.2), 2-153 (Elgar, 42.5), 3-154 (de Kock, 43.3), 4-216 (Amla, 69), 5-253 (Bavuma, 79.5), 6-275 (du Plessis, 90.3), 7-304 (Morris, 98), 8-307 (Maharaj, 99.5), 9-343 (Philander, 104)
England LogoEngland - BOWLINGENGOMRWER
J Anderson2044522.25
S Broad1946003.16
M Wood1856803.78
M Ali1627844.88
B Stokes2043421.70
L Dawson1114213.82
England LogoEngland - INNINGS 2ENG INN 2RB4s6sSR
A Cookc Quinton de Kock b Chris Morris42766055.26
K Jenningsb Vernon Philander3180016.67
G Ballancelbw b Vernon Philander4151026.67
J Root (C)b Chris Morris8200040.00
J Bairstow (Wk)c Chris Morris b Keshav Maharaj16293055.17
B Stokesc & b Vernon Philander18443040.91
M Alic Heino Kuhn b Keshav Maharaj27376072.97
L Dawsonnot out5130038.46
S Broadc Morne Morkel b Keshav Maharaj5121041.67
M Woodc Chris Morris b Duanne Olivier01000.00
J Andersonc Quinton de Kock b Duanne Olivier01000.00
Extrasnb 0, lb 5, w 0, b 0, p 05
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 44.2 Overs)133(3.00 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-4 (Jennings, 5.5), 2-28 (Ballance, 11.5), 3-55 (Root, 18.1), 4-72 (Cook, 24.2), 5-84 (Bairstow, 29.3), 6-122 (Ali, 39.3), 7-126 (Stokes, 40.3), 8-133 (Broad, 43.5), 9-133 (Wood, 44.1), 10-133 (Anderson, 44.2)
South Africa LogoSouth Africa - BOWLINGSAOMRWER
M Morkel1343002.31
V Philander1032432.40
D Olivier3.202527.50
C Morris63721.17
K Maharaj1224233.50
  • Match Details
  • PLAYER OF THE MATCH: V Philander
  • TOSS: Won By South Africa
  • UMPIRES: S Fry and P Reiffel
  • TV UMPIRE: S Ravi
  • MATCH REFEREE: J Crowe
ENG Inn. 2
SA Inn. 2
ENG Inn. 1
  • 44.2

    D Olivier to Anderson, OUT! All over! Banged in short and outside off, Anderson has a tame poke at it and only manages to get an outside edge to the keeper for a simple catch. Olivier has two wickets to show but what a game for the visitors. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 340 RUNS!

  • 44.1

    D Olivier to M Wood, OUT! Easy as you like! Shorter in length from Olivier on the body of Wood. Mark is taken back by the bounce, he looks to fend it but the ball gets big on him and goes off the face of the bat to Morris at gully for a simple catch. Wood gets a golden duck and Olivier has a wicket to his name. South Africa a wicket away!

  • OVER 44
    3 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 133/8
    M Wood 0 (0)
    L Dawson 5 (13)
    V Philander 10-3-24-3
    K Maharaj 12-2-42-3
  • 43.6

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it around middle, Dawson comes forward and defends it.

  • 43.5

    K Maharaj to Broad, OUT! One more throws it away! Bowls it outside off, Broad wants to go big. He looks to go over mid-wicket but has not hit that well. Morkel in the deep has the easiest of catches to take. Must laud England for the ease with which they have found the fielders.

  • 43.4

    K Maharaj to Broad, Floats it around off, Broad shapes to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 43.3

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Dawson now sweeps one through backward square leg for a single.

  • 43.2

    K Maharaj to Broad, Gets across and paddles this down towards fine leg for a single.

  • 43.1

    K Maharaj to L Dawson, Floats it around off, driven to long off for a single by Dawson.

  • OVER 43
    4 RUNS ENG 130/7
    L Dawson 3 (10)
    S Broad 4 (9)
    K Maharaj 11-1-39-2
    V Philander 10-3-24-3
  • 42.6

    V Philander to Broad, Philander moved the man squarer at deep square leg but now bowls a searing yorker around off, Broad thankfully gets his bat down in time to take it out. Top, top bowling.

  • 42.5

    V Philander to Broad, Too good for nothing! A tad short around off, Broad punches it into covers. He thinks it is a boundary but Kuhn races to his right and stops the ball from going through.

  • 42.4

    V Philander to Broad, FOUR! JUST OVER! The plan nearly worked! They are bowling full and wide to Broad to catch him on the flash. This time Stuart gets it over the leaping Bavuma at backward point. A boundary results and Broad is off the pair.

  • 42.3

    V Philander to Broad, Good length outside off, punched nicely off the back foot by Broad. He wanted a single there but Kuhn got behind it in time.

  • 42.2

    V Philander to Broad, A tad short around off, punched to cover-point by Broad.

  • 42.1

    V Philander to Broad, Good length around off, Broad stays back and punches it towards the off side.

  • OVER 42
    NO RUN ENG 126/7
    S Broad 0 (3)
    L Dawson 3 (10)
    V Philander 9-3-20-3
    K Maharaj 11-1-39-2
  • 41.6

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it outside off, left alone by Dawson.

  • 41.5

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Another solid front foot defence by Dawson.

  • 41.4

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Liam comes forward and pushes it to the off side.

  • 41.3

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Fullish around off, driven towards covers.

  • 41.2

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Shorter around off, Dawson gets across and defends it.

  • 41.1

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it around off, Dawson comes forward and defends it.

  • OVER 41
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 126/7
    L Dawson 3 (4)
    S Broad 0 (3)
    K Maharaj 10-1-39-2
    V Philander 9-3-20-3
  • 40.6

    V Philander to Broad, Here comes the bumper, Stuart was expecting it. Let's it go through.

  • 40.5

    V Philander to Broad, Shorter length ball outside off, Broad does not quite pick it and makes an awkward leaping leave. De Kock has a sheepish smile.

  • 40.4

    V Philander to Broad, Full and outside off, Broad comes forward and pushes it towards cover-point.

  • 40.3

    Philander to Stokes, OUT! GOT HIM! That should be the last nail in the coffin, if ever there was one. As easy as you like! Probably among the easiest wickets Philander has taken in this game. Fullish and angled in from outside off, Stokes is a tad early into the drive and spoons it straight back towards Vernon who takes it almost nonchalantly in his followthrough. This is folding up rather quickly now. SOUTH AFRICA JUST NEED 3 MORE WICKETS TO WIN.

  • 40.2

    V Philander to Dawson, Shortish and around middle, Dawson hangs back and tucks it through mid-wicket. Good timing but it's tidied up in the deep as the batsmen pick three.

  • 40.1

    V Philander to Stokes, On the pads, Stokes gets across and works it on the leg side for a single.

  • OVER 40
    2 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 122/6
    B Stokes 17 (42)
    L Dawson 0 (3)
    V Philander 8-2-16-2
    K Maharaj 10-1-39-2
  • 39.6

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Uppish again! Nicely looped up outside off, Dawson pushes at it with hard hands. Lobs it uppishly just wide of the bowler towards mid off. There was a short cover in place as well, so Dawson just about survived.

  • 39.5

    K Maharaj to Dawson, On a length outside off, sits back and cuts it to the off side. It was very close to the sticks and he's lucky not to have dragged it on.

  • 39.4

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Drifting in from outside off, blocked solidly from the crease.

  • 39.3

    K Maharaj to Ali, OUT! GONE! Not lucky the third time, is Ali! Floated outside off, gets across to that one and sweeps but cannot keep the shot down. Kuhn is the man at square leg, placed there just two deliveries ago, just for this kind of shot and he gobbles it up. What captaincy, Sir Faf du Plessis! He's been exceptional in this game and has planned Ali's dismissal in both innings now. Delight for Maharaj, as he gets his second.

  • 39.2

    K Maharaj to Ali, Ali survives, again! Floated around leg stump, gets across and clips it down to the fine leg region for a brace. The throw at the keeper's end is quite good and the bails are whipped off. They decide to refer the decision upstairs but Ali was well in.

  • 39.1

    Maharaj to Ali, NOT OUT! Loopy on a length outside off, straightens a touch as Ali hangs back to push at it. De Kock collects it and the appeal is instantaneous from the Proteas. The umpire obliges but Ali goes for the review immediately. A very, very minute aberration on the Ultra Edge but probably not the usual tiny spike that suggests an edge. Dicey one but the third umpire feels the evidence is not good enough for the on-field call to stay and gives the benefit of doubt to the batsman. Ali survives.

  • OVER 39
    NO RUN ENG 120/5
    M Ali 25 (34)
    B Stokes 17 (42)
    K Maharaj 9-1-37-1
    V Philander 8-2-16-2
  • 38.6

    V Philander to Stokes, Length ball outside off, another leave from Stokes.

  • 38.5

    V Philander to Stokes, Short ball just around off, Stokes arches his back to evade it.

  • 38.4

    V Philander to Stokes, Length ball outside off, stays back and defends it firmly to cover.

  • 38.3

    V Philander to Stokes, Another in-dipper from Philander, Stokes walks down and blocks well.

  • 38.2

    V Philander to Stokes, Good length around off, nips in a touch as Stokes taps it off the back foot to the leg side.

  • 38.1

    V Philander to Stokes, Length ball outside off, Stokes gets across and taps it to the off side.

  • OVER 38
    5 RUNS ENG 120/5
    B Stokes 17 (36)
    M Ali 25 (34)
    M Morkel 13-4-30-0
    K Maharaj 9-1-37-1
  • 37.6

    K Maharaj to M Ali, FOUR! Slammed! Tossed up well outside off, slightly full and Ali cashes in with a bludgeoning drive through the covers. Firmly struck and it sped away to the fence.

  • 37.5

    K Maharaj to Ali, Floated on a length outside off, a bit short and Ali defends off the back foot nicely.

  • 37.4

    K Maharaj to Ali, Loopy and outside off, Ali gets on the front foot and defends solidly.

  • 37.3

    K Maharaj to Ali, Tossed up invitingly outside off, Ali presses forward and smothers it to the ground.

  • 37.2

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Drifting in from outside off, Stokes continues to stay on the back foot and works it on the leg side for a single.

  • 37.1

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Slightly short and around off stump, Stokes hangs back and defends it.

  • OVER 37
    8 RUNS ENG 115/5
    B Stokes 16 (34)
    M Ali 21 (30)
    K Maharaj 8-1-32-1
    M Morkel 13-4-30-0
  • 36.6

    M Morkel to Ali, Angling into Ali from a length, tucked towards the square leg region.

  • 36.5

    M Morkel to M Ali, FOUR! Classy stroke! Ali seems unperturbed by the pitch or game situation. He's playing his shots and they are coming off as well. Fuller ball outside off, a hint of width and Moeen unfurls a beautiful drive through extra cover. Rockets to the fence.

  • 36.4

    M Morkel to Ali, Full ball just outside off, Moeen drives it firmly back to the bowler.

  • 36.3

    M Morkel to M Ali, FOUR! Streaky runs for Ali! Tries to fend at a shortish ball that is angled into him. Plays with soft hands though and so the edge doesn't fly away. It goes wide of gully to the third man fence.

  • 36.2

    M Morkel to Ali, Fullish ball outside off, Ali gets half forward and drives towards mid off.

  • 36.1

    M Morkel to Ali, Short of a length angled in around middle, taps it towards mid-wicket.

  • OVER 36
    14 RUNS ENG 107/5
    M Ali 13 (24)
    B Stokes 16 (34)
    M Morkel 12-3-22-0
    K Maharaj 8-1-32-1
  • 35.6

    K Maharaj to Ali, Fuller around off, gets across and sweeps it towards deep backward square leg for a single.

  • 35.5

    K Maharaj to Ali, Loopy and wider outside off, no stroke offered to that one.

  • 35.4

    K Maharaj to Ali, FOUR! Make that three in a row! Ali is looking in good touch. Once again decides on the sweep fairly early and decides to go fine down the leg side. Does it fairly well and picks up another boundary. This is good, smart batting.

  • 35.3

    K Maharaj to Ali, FOUR! Better shot! Always risky to drive from the rough but Ali goes for the bait. Reaches out to the flighted delivery and creams the drive through the covers. Elegantly done by Moeen. Brings up the 100 for England.

  • 35.2

    K Maharaj to Ali, FOUR! Nice placement! Tossed up outside off, Ali gets across on one knee to nail the sweep to the deep square leg fence. Used his reach well and made terrific connection there while also splitting the gap in the deep. Good job, Moeen!

  • 35.1

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Slightly short and outside off, punched off the back foot towards deep mid on for a single.

  • OVER 35
    NO RUN ENG 93/5
    B Stokes 15 (33)
    M Ali 0 (19)
    K Maharaj 7-1-18-1
    M Morkel 12-3-22-0
  • 34.6

    M Morkel to Ali, Slightly fuller and outside off, no stroke offered to that one.

  • 34.5

    M Morkel to Ali, Fractionally short of a good length around off, Ali gets right behind the line to defend it towards cover.

  • 34.4

    M Morkel to Ali, Sprayed down the leg side, Ali is in two minds whether to flick or leave as the ball goes through to the keeper amidst this dilemma.

  • 34.3

    M Morkel to Ali, Back of a length outside off, shoulders arms to let it pass.

  • 34.2

    M Morkel to Ali, More of the short stuff from Morkel, smartly ducked under by Ali.

  • 34.1

    M Morkel to Ali, On a slightly shortish length on middle, flicked off the back foot towards square leg.

  • OVER 34
    8 RUNS ENG 93/5
    M Ali 0 (13)
    B Stokes 15 (33)
    M Morkel 11-3-22-0
    K Maharaj 7-1-18-1
  • 33.6

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Almost got into an awkward position! Stokes reaches out to a floated delivery that spins in sharply from the rough. Gets pinged on the pads as it goes to the off side. Nearly became a stumping candidate there.

  • 33.5

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Quicker ball outside off, stays back and defends solidly.

  • 33.4

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Looped up on a length outside off, Stokes stays back and blocks it firmly to the off side.

  • 33.3

    K Maharaj to Stokes, FOUR! Cheekily done! Stokes premeditates the paddle and gets a bit uppishly down the leg side to the fine leg fence. Nobody at leg gully or leg slip, so this is fairly percentage stroke to be honest.

  • 33.2

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Beaten! The mischief of the track again. This one drifts in from outside off, straightens just a touch as Stokes is beaten on the poke.

  • 33.1

    K Maharaj to Stokes, FOUR! Nice shot! Full and outside off, Stokes reaches out and drives sweetly down the ground to the long off fence for a boundary. Olivier was wider at mid off and so couldn't get to it even with a dive.

  • OVER 33
    1 RUN ENG 85/5
    B Stokes 7 (27)
    M Ali 0 (13)
    K Maharaj 6-1-10-1
    M Morkel 11-3-22-0
  • 32.6

    M Morkel to Ali, On a length outside off stump, Ali is happy to leave it alone.

  • 32.5

    M Morkel to Ali, On a length around middle, Ali tries to work across the line but gets an inside edge on to the thigh pad.

  • 32.4

    M Morkel to Ali, Sharp bumper around off stump, Ali ducks under the bumper.

  • 32.3

    M Morkel to Ali, Back of a length angling in around middle, straightens a bit to rap Ali high on the pads.

  • 32.2

    M Morkel to Stokes, Shortish again from Morkel, this time Stokes stands tall to bulldoze the pull to deep mid-wicket. Just a single for a cracking shot.

  • 32.1

    M Morkel to Stokes, Back of a length outside off, no stroke offered to that one.

  • OVER 32
    NO RUN ENG 84/5
    B Stokes 6 (25)
    M Ali 0 (9)
    M Morkel 10-2-21-0
    K Maharaj 6-1-10-1
  • 31.6

    K Maharaj to Ali, Fuller outside off, leans forward and blocks it solidly.

  • 31.5

    K Maharaj to Ali, More turn and alarming bounce! Ali tries to push at one that spins in viciously from the rough. The ball lobs up off the pads towards the vacant leg gully region. No inside edge involved though but a case for one more close-in fielder to be included.

  • 31.4

    K Maharaj to Ali, Drifting in from well outside off, left alone to the keeper.

  • 31.3

    K Maharaj to Ali, Full and outside off, leans forward and blocks it solidly.

  • 31.2

    K Maharaj to Ali, Beaten! The rough outside the off stump continues to play tricks. Loopy delivery landing on the footmarks, Ali looks to drive but is beaten on the outside edge.

  • 31.1

    K Maharaj to Ali, Flighted well outside off, Ali reaches out and offers his front pad.

  • OVER 31
    NO RUN ENG 84/5
    M Ali 0 (3)
    B Stokes 6 (25)
    K Maharaj 5-0-10-1
    M Morkel 10-2-21-0
  • 30.6

    M Morkel to Stokes, On a length around off stump, blocked solidly from the crease.

  • 30.5

    M Morkel to Ben Stokes, Fullish outside off, Stokes drives crisply but Kuhn from short cover gets across to put a sliding stop to his left. Makes a clean stop and saves runs for his side. Pollock on air dwells on the importance of good fielding as this keeps Stokes on strike.

  • 30.4

    M Morkel to Stokes, WHAT A RIPPER! Morkel is breathing fire after the lunch break. Fiery bumper that is angling into Stokes who is midair as he tries to fend at it. The ball raps him flush on the glove and lobs uppishly to the off side but doesn't carry to gully. We are in for a pulsating duel as Stokes isn't going to die wondering either.

  • 30.3

    M Morkel to Stokes, More short stuff on the menu for Stokes, the line is slightly outside off this time and he drags his bat out of the way.

  • 30.2

    M Morkel to Stokes, Banged in short around middle, rises on his toes and tucks it to the leg side.

  • 30.1

    M Morkel to Stokes, Switches to around the wicket and angles in a slightly fuller ball outside off, Stokes presses forward to block it well.

  • OVER 30
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET ENG 84/5
    B Stokes 6 (19)
    M Ali 0 (3)
    M Morkel 9-2-21-0
    K Maharaj 5-0-10-1
  • 29.6

    K Maharaj to Ali, Turn and bounce! The second short leg isn't there for Ali, if he was, then probably this could have gone straight to him. Rips in from the footholes outside off, extra bounce as well as Ali tries to work it on the leg side off the back foot. Lobs it wide of the short leg fielder who is in place.

  • 29.5

    K Maharaj to Ali, Flighted outside off, Moeen gets well forward and smothers it to the pitch.

  • 29.4

    K Maharaj to Ali, Drifting in from well wide outside off, turns in just a bit as Ali lets it pass.

  • 29.3

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, OUT! Brain fade from Bairstow! What kind of shot was that with the side under massive pressure? Floated outside off, he skips down the pitch and tries to go big down the ground. Doesn't get the desired elevation and ends up holing out to Morris at mid on. Glee on the faces of the Proteas and why not! This is a gift and a key wicket at that. Maharaj deserved a wicket before lunch and has been rewarded finally.

  • 29.2

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Looped up wider outside off, Stokes reaches out and extends his forward defence to push it towards cover. Single taken.

  • 29.1

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Tossed up wider outside off, a bit full and Stokes blocks firmly off the front foot.

  • OVER 29
    4 RUNS ENG 83/4
    B Stokes 5 (17)
    J Bairstow 16 (28)
    K Maharaj 4-0-9-0
    M Morkel 9-2-21-0
  • 28.6

    M Morkel to Bairstow, FOUR! Nice shot! Slightly fuller this time but its too straight and Bairstow takes full toll of it. Clips it sweetly through mid-wicket to fetch himself a boundary. Classy stroke!

  • 28.5

    M Morkel to Bairstow, That's a snorter! Equally well-played by Bairstow. Dug in short and angling into the batsman. It kept coming in with the angle but Jonny did well to arch his back to evade it just in time.

  • 28.4

    M Morkel to Bairstow, On a shortish length outside off, Bairstow tries to defend but gets a thick inside edge on the pads.

  • 28.3

    M Morkel to Bairstow, Fullish and down the leg side, Bairstow looks to clip it away as it goes down the leg side to de Kock. There was a noise, probably of the ball clipping the pad on its way through.

  • 28.2

    M Morkel to Bairstow, Back of a length around off stump, nips in a touch to rap Bairstow high on the pads. Stifled lbw shout that dies down quickly. It was quite high and add to that, Morkel it is and so you don't need to think further.

  • 28.1

    M Morkel to Bairstow, On a shortish length on off stump, Bairstow hangs back and blocks with a straight bat.

  • OVER 28
    1 RUN ENG 79/4
    J Bairstow 12 (22)
    B Stokes 5 (17)
    C Morris 6-3-7-2
    K Maharaj 4-0-9-0
  • 27.6

    K Maharaj to Stokes, The flighted ball on off has been defended from within the crease and that is LUNCH, Day 4!

  • 27.5

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Good length slow ball on off and middle, Stokes bunts it from within the crease.

  • 27.4

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Flighted ball on middle, Stokes plays it from within the crease.

  • 27.3

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Slow loopy ball on off, JB collects a single through mid off.

  • 27.2

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Loopy ball on off, JB shows the full face of the bat to defend that.

  • 27.1

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Slow spinner on middle and off, Bairstow defends from within the crease.

  • OVER 27
    4 RUNS ENG 78/4
    J Bairstow 11 (19)
    B Stokes 5 (14)
    K Maharaj 3-0-8-0
    C Morris 6-3-7-2
  • 26.6

    C Morris to Stokes, Short ball on middle and leg, Stokes lets that go to de Kock.

  • 26.5

    C Morris to Stokes, Length ball in line of the stumps, BS shows his defensive skills as he defends that from within the crease.

  • 26.4

    C Morris to Stokes, Now Morris is testing Stokes with the short stuff. Short ball on middle and leg, BS defended that off the back foot from within the crease, taking his eyes off the ball. The ball was in the air for a while, before landing on the ground towards the bowler.

  • 26.3

    C Morris to Stokes, Back of length ball on middle and leg, Stokes plays it down defensively.

  • 26.2

    C Morris to Stokes, Good length ball outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to that.

  • 26.1

    C Morris to Stokes, FOUR! Edgy runs, but runs nevertheless. Morris bowled that on a good length outside off, inviting a prod from Stokes. The ball took the outside edge of the bat and ran through the vacant gully region. Beat Bavuma in his chase and collected a boundary.

  • OVER 26
    2 RUNS ENG 74/4
    B Stokes 1 (8)
    J Bairstow 11 (19)
    C Morris 5-2-3-2
    K Maharaj 3-0-8-0
  • 25.6

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Round the wicket bowled on middle stump, JB defends solidly.

  • 25.5

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Flat ball outside off, Stokes gets on to the back foot and punches it down the ground to long off for a single to get off the mark.

  • 25.4

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Flighted ball on off, Stokes defends off the front foot.

  • 25.3

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Slow ball on middle, Stokes bunts it on the leg side.

  • 25.2

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Slow delivery, spinning in from outside off, Stokes defends it uncomfortably.

  • 25.1

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Loopy ball on off and middle, JB sweeps it towards short fine leg for a single.

  • OVER 25
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET ENG 72/4
    J Bairstow 10 (17)
    B Stokes 0 (4)
    K Maharaj 2-0-6-0
    C Morris 5-2-3-2
  • 24.6

    C Morris to Stokes, A high full toss on middle, Stokes plays it towards covers.

  • 24.5

    C Morris to Stokes, Full ball on off, Stokes defends it solidly from within the crease.

  • 24.4

    C Morris to Stokes, Length ball on off, Stokes plays it towards point for no run.

  • 24.3

    C Morris to Stokes, Length ball on off stump, Stokes defends it off the front foot.

  • 24.2

    C Morris to Cook, OUT! Gone! Snorter of a delivery. That was a terrific bouncer angling in, which caught Cook by surprise. He looked to fend it away but got in an awkward position due to the extra pace. He ended up gloving that to the keeper and de Kock dived to his right to complete the catch. Cook departs for 42, England find themselves in a soup.

  • 24.1

    C Morris to Cook, Full length ball outside off, Cook defends it towards point.

  • OVER 24
    4 RUNS ENG 72/3
    A Cook 42 (74)
    J Bairstow 10 (17)
    C Morris 4-1-3-1
    K Maharaj 2-0-6-0
  • 23.6

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Loopy ball on middle, JB edgily defends that.

  • 23.5

    K Maharaj to J Bairstow, Slow ball on middle, Bairstow defends and gets an inside edge on to the pads.

  • 23.4

    K Maharaj to J Bairstow, That's the flat arm ball on middle, luck that Bairstow got an inside edge on that.

  • 23.3

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, JB defends that slow delivery from within the crease.

  • 23.2

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Loopy ball on middle, Bairstow gets solidly behind that and defends.

  • 23.1

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, FOUR! That was a flighted ball on middle and leg bowled from round the wicket. Jonny made good use of his feet to whip it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Wonderful shot that.

  • OVER 23
    NO RUN ENG 68/3
    J Bairstow 6 (11)
    A Cook 42 (74)
    K Maharaj 1-0-2-0
    C Morris 4-1-3-1
  • 22.6

    C Morris to Cook, A length ball on off, which Cook keeps out to finish a probing over, a maiden.

  • 22.5

    C Morris to Cook, On a good length on off, Cook defends towards cover.

  • 22.4

    C Morris to Cook, Length ball on off, Cook pushes it back defensively.

  • 22.3

    C Morris to Cook, Full ball outside off, Cook lets it go to the keeper.

  • 22.2

    C Morris to Cook, Fullish ball on off, played towards point, no run there.

  • 22.1

    C Morris to Cook, Round the wicket comes Morris, length ball outside off, Cook shoulders arms to that.

  • OVER 22
    2 RUNS ENG 68/3
    A Cook 42 (68)
    J Bairstow 6 (11)
    C Morris 3-1-3-1
    K Maharaj 1-0-2-0
  • 21.6

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Brilliant delivery. Almost like the one that got him in the first innings. Pitching in the line of the stumps, it missed the outside edge by a whisker.

  • 21.5

    K Maharaj to Cook, Slower ball on middle, Cook plays it on the leg side for a single off the inner half. He was looking to defend it coming forward.

  • 21.4

    K Maharaj to Cook, Loopy ball on off, turning into Cook, he looks to defend but the ball takes the inside edge onto the pad and rolls on the leg side.

  • 21.3

    K Maharaj to Cook, Flighted ball outside off, Cook has no business with it and lets it go.

  • 21.2

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Low full toss on middle, Jonny plays it to long on for a single.

  • 21.1

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Shortish ball on middle and leg, Bairstow misses the sweep.

  • OVER 21
    2 RUNS ENG 66/3
    J Bairstow 5 (8)
    A Cook 41 (65)
    D Olivier 3-0-25-0
    C Morris 3-1-3-1
  • 20.6

    C Morris to Cook, Brilliant yorker on off stump, Cook digs it out towards the off side.

  • 20.5

    C Morris to Bairstow, Length ball on off, Bairstow plays it from within the crease towards the off side for a single. He wasn't in control of it.

  • 20.4

    C Morris to Cook, Short ball on off, Cook pulls it on the leg side for a single.

  • 20.3

    C Morris to Cook, Another ball outside off, which Cook lets go of.

  • 20.2

    C Morris to Cook, Length ball on off, Cook defends off the back foot towards covers.

  • 20.1

    C Morris to Cook, Length ball outside off, Cook lets it go to the keeper.

  • OVER 20
    9 RUNS ENG 64/3
    A Cook 40 (60)
    J Bairstow 4 (7)
    C Morris 2-0-1-1
    D Olivier 3-0-25-0
  • 19.6

    D Olivier to J Bairstow, FOUR! Lovely shot to get off the mark. Full length ball on off and middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on and collects four good runs to get going.

  • 19.5

    D Olivier to Bairstow, And the bouncer saga against Bairstow continues, this time Olivier the bowler. Bairstow ducks and lets it go.

  • 19.4

    D Olivier to Cook, Fullish ball on middle and leg, Cook plays through mid-wicket for a run.

  • 19.3

    D Olivier to Cook, Length ball on middle, Cook defends it from within the crease.

  • 19.2

    D Olivier to A Cook, FOUR! Shot! The perfect left-hander's cover drive by Cook. Overpitched on off, Cook gets his stride out and just gently times it through covers for a boundary. Gracious shot that. Good to watch.

  • 19.1

    D Olivier to Cook, Olivier bowls it on a good length on leg and middle which gets Cook a bit squared up and he ends up playing it towards point.

  • OVER 19
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET ENG 55/3
    A Cook 35 (56)
    J Bairstow 0 (5)
    D Olivier 2-0-16-0
    C Morris 2-0-1-1
  • 18.6

    C Morris to Bairstow, Yet another misdirected bouncer by Morris, Jonny doesn't bother messing with that one and lets it go through to de Kock.

  • 18.5

    C Morris to Bairstow, Full ball on middle and leg, JB pushes it towards mid on for no run.

  • 18.4

    C Morris to Bairstow, Another bouncer, down the leg side this time, Bairstow ducks under that one.

  • 18.3

    C Morris to Bairstow, Full ball on middle, Jonny plays it towards short mid-wicket.

  • 18.2

    C Morris to Bairstow, Morris welcomes Bairstow to the crease with a bouncer on off, which he lets go after thinking to play at it at first.

  • 18.1

    Morris to Root, OUT! Knocked him over, beaten all ends up! Full outswinging yorker on off stump, Root looked to play it down the ground, missed the ball and saw his timber rattled. His reactions showed that he was beaten for pace more than anything else. The England skipper has to walk back to the pavilion for 8, England are in a spot of bother.

  • OVER 18
    5 RUNS ENG 55/2
    J Root 8 (19)
    A Cook 35 (56)
    C Morris 1-0-1-0
    D Olivier 2-0-16-0
  • 17.6

    D Olivier to A Cook, FOUR! Streaky! Fullish ball outside off, Cook goes for the drive but gets an outside edge that goes through the backward point region for a boundary. South Africa won't mind that.

  • 17.5

    D Olivier to Cook, Fullish ball on off, Cook pushes it back to the bowler.

  • 17.4

    D Olivier to Cook, Short ball on middle and going across Cook, who tries, half-heartedly, to pull but misses it.

  • 17.3

    D Olivier to Root, Full ball on middle, Root flicks it towards deep mid-wicket all along the ground for a single.

  • 17.2

    D Olivier to Root, Olivier bowls a back of a length ball on off, Joe punches it off the back foot to point.

  • 17.1

    D Olivier to Root, Good length ball outside off, the England skipper doesn't bother fiddling with that.

  • OVER 17
    1 RUN ENG 50/2
    J Root 7 (16)
    A Cook 31 (53)
    D Olivier 1-0-11-0
    C Morris 1-0-1-0
  • 16.6

    C Morris to Root, Back of length ball on off, Root defends with soft hands towards point and they set off for a quick single.

  • 16.5

    C Morris to Root, Root has nothing to do with a length ball outside off and lets it go to the keeper.

  • 16.4

    C Morris to Root, Full ball on off, Root drives it straight to covers.

  • 16.3

    C Morris to Root, Bowls that on a length outside off, the skipper just shoulders arms to that one.

  • 16.2

    C Morris to Root, Bouncer next up on middle, which Root lets go of, by ducking under it.

  • 16.1

    C Morris to Root, Starts with a back of length ball on off stump, which Root defends off the back foot.

  • OVER 16
    11 RUNS ENG 49/2
    J Root 6 (10)
    A Cook 31 (53)
    M Morkel 8-2-17-0
    D Olivier 1-0-11-0
  • 15.6

    D Olivier to Cook, FOUR! Beautifully done! Full and outside off, Cook drives it through mid off. Kuhn looks to chase it down, puts in a desperate dive near the fence but comes second best to the ball. Olivier has gone for runs, this will be a good test for him and du Plessis.

  • 15.5

    D Olivier to Cook, On a length, just around off, Cook defends it watchfully.

  • 15.4

    D Olivier to Cook, FOUR! Cannot bowl there! Olivier slants one on the pads, Cook clips it nicely through mid-wicket. Bavuma hares after it from inside the ring but cannot stop the ball from going through. Another boundary to Cook.

  • 15.3

    D Olivier to Cook, Hurls it outside off, on a length, Cook lets it go through after thinking to play at it at first.

  • 15.2

    D Olivier to Cook, Full and outside off, Cook comes forward and defends it to covers.

  • 15.1

    D Olivier to Root, Fuller in length to begin with, Root drives it through mid off and gets another triple.

  • OVER 15
    3 RUNS ENG 38/2
    J Root 3 (9)
    A Cook 23 (48)
    V Philander 7-2-16-2
    M Morkel 8-2-17-0
  • 14.6

    M Morkel to Cook, On a good length outside off, shaping in, Cook is happy to let it go.

  • 14.5

    M Morkel to Cook, Full and outside off, left alone by Cook.

  • 14.4

    M Morkel to Root, Fuller around off, Root presses forward and drives it through mid off. Kuhn gets to it haring from covers and stops the ball from going through to the ropes. Three runs taken.

  • 14.3

    M Morkel to Root, Good length outside off, another leave.

  • 14.2

    M Morkel to Root, Shorter outside off, left alone by Root.

  • 14.1

    M Morkel to Root, Shorter in length on middle, Root lets it go over him.

  • OVER 14
    6 RUNS ENG 35/2
    J Root 0 (5)
    A Cook 23 (46)
    M Morkel 7-2-14-0
    V Philander 7-2-16-2
  • 13.6

    V Philander to Cook, Shorter outside off, Cook punches it towards covers.

  • 13.5

    V Philander to Cook, On the pads, Cook clips it through the leg side for a couple of runs.

  • 13.4

    V Philander to Cook, FOUR! Edged! Good length outside off, Cook looks to push but gets it off the edge past the diving third slip fielder for a boundary. The gully fielder is a lot more closer this time.

  • 13.3

    V Philander to Cook, Fuller outside off, Cook comes forward to defend but gets it off the inside half into the pads.

  • 13.2

    V Philander to Cook, Fuller around off, Cook pushes it back down the wicket. Philander dives to his right, yes you are reading that right, he flies to his right side but cannot stop it. Mid off fielder mops it up.

  • 13.1

    V Philander to Cook, In the air but safe! Philander bowls it just around off, Cook looks to work it across the line but gets a leading edge off the toe end of the bat. Kuhn looks to get to it from covers but fails.

  • OVER 13
    1 RUN ENG 29/2
    A Cook 17 (40)
    J Root 0 (5)
    V Philander 6-2-10-2
    M Morkel 7-2-14-0
  • 12.6

    M Morkel to Root, Shorter in length outside off, Root lets it go through.

  • 12.5

    M Morkel to Joe Root, Edged but does not carry! Morkel bowls it outside off on a length, Root pushes at it. The ball goes off the outside edge but falls short of the diving Faf du Plessis at second slip.

  • 12.4

    M Morkel to Root, This time Root comes forward and pushes it towards covers.

  • 12.3

    M Morkel to Root, Good length but wide outside off, Root does not go at it. Should be interesting to see if he goes for his shots like he did in the first innings.

  • 12.2

    M Morkel to Cook, Good length around middle and off, tucked through backward square leg for a single.

  • 12.1

    M Morkel to Cook, Good length outside off, left alone by Cook.

  • OVER 12
    5 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 28/2
    A Cook 16 (38)
    J Root 0 (1)
    M Morkel 6-2-13-0
    V Philander 6-2-10-2
  • 11.6

    V Philander to Root, Good length around off, comes in, Root looks to defend but is beaten and hit on his body. Philander has a word to say to Root.

  • 11.5

    V Philander to Ballance, OUT! Philander strikes, again! He lands it around leg, Ballance looks to keep it out but the ball keeps low and raps him on the pads. Vernon is confident and wants the review. Faf falls for it yet again. Replays confirm there was no bat there. Ball Tracker shows that the ball pitched just in line, impact was in line and was hitting the stumps. Three reds and Gary Ballance has to walk back to the hut. Nothing that he could have done there.

  • 11.4

    V Philander to Cook, Good length outside off, placed wide of the point fielder for a single.

  • 11.3

    V Philander to Cook, Fuller outside off, Cook comes forward and angles it towards gully off the outer half.

  • 11.2

    V Philander to Cook, Cook defends this watchfully.

  • 11.1

    V Philander to Cook, Four leg byes! Philander drifts one on the pads, Cook looks to tickle but the ball rolls off the pads down to the fine leg fence. Leg Byes signaled.

  • OVER 11
    7 RUNS ENG 23/1
    A Cook 15 (34)
    G Ballance 4 (14)
    V Philander 5-2-9-1
    M Morkel 6-2-13-0
  • 10.6

    M Morkel to Ballance, NOT OUT! CLOSE CALL! Morkel angles a good length ball around off, comes in, Ballance looks to defend but is hit on his front pad. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Faf is not sure, he reckons it could be missing the stumps. Morkel convinces him to go for it. It is taken upstairs. Replays confirm there was no bat there but Ball Tracker shows the ball was clipping the top of the stumps. So Ballance survives.

  • 10.5

    M Morkel to Ballance, Well taken, de Kock! Shorter in length but going down the leg side. Ballance lets it go. Quinton flies to his right and takes it superbly.

  • 10.4

    M Morkel to Cook, Top shot! Full and outside off, Cook comes nicely forward and drives it through the covers. Maharaj gives it a chase from covers and he gets three runs.

  • 10.3

    M Morkel to Cook, This one is left alone confidently by Cook.

  • 10.2

    M Morkel to Cook, FOUR! JUST WIDE! Morkel angles it on a good length around off, Cook looks to turn it through the leg side but gets opened up. The ball goes off the edge wide of the gully fielder. That wasn't too far. He gets a boundary.

  • 10.1

    M Morkel to Cook, Good length just outside off, Cook rocks back and defends it.

  • OVER 10
    3 RUNS ENG 16/1
    A Cook 8 (30)
    G Ballance 4 (12)
    M Morkel 5-2-6-0
    V Philander 5-2-9-1
  • 9.6

    V Philander to Ballance, Good leave! Philander bowls it on a good length just around off, Ballance does not quite cover the line but lets the ball go on the bounce. The ball sails over the stumps. A brave and confident leave.

  • 9.5

    V Philander to Ballance, Fullish around off, Ballance comes forward and defends it with soft hands.

  • 9.4

    V Philander to Ballance, Length ball outside off, Ballance is happy to let it go.

  • 9.3

    V Philander to Ballance, Length ball around middle and off, Ballance showing all his stumps, gets in line and defends it well.

  • 9.2

    V Philander to Cook, Back of a length outside off, Cook gets it in the gap at gully and comes back for the third. Good running there.

  • 9.1

    V Philander to Cook, A tad short around off, Cook is happy to defend it off his back foot.

  • OVER 9
    1 RUN ENG 13/1
    A Cook 5 (28)
    G Ballance 4 (8)
    V Philander 4-2-6-1
    M Morkel 5-2-6-0
  • 8.6

    M Morkel to Ballance, OUCH! Shorter in length around middle, the ball bounces more on the batsman, Ballance does well to ride the lift and fends it off his crease. The ball though strikes him on his left glove and he flinches in pain. Morkel enjoys that and has a word to say to Gary. Ballance actually played it well.

  • 8.5

    M Morkel to Cook, Drifts it on the pads, Cook clips it through backward square leg for a single.

  • 8.4

    M Morkel to Cook, Full around off, Cook comes forward and defends it watchfully.

  • 8.3

    M Morkel to Cook, A tad short outside off, easy leave for Cook.

  • 8.2

    M Morkel to A Cook, Pitched up outside off, Cook presses forward and drives it to covers. Morkel will be happy to see him coming forward since Cook isn't quite a one to play on his front foot a lot.

  • 8.1

    M Morkel to A Cook, Fuller around off, Cook looks to defend coming forward but the bat turns his hands and he gets it towards short leg.

  • OVER 8
    4 RUNS ENG 12/1
    A Cook 4 (23)
    G Ballance 4 (7)
    M Morkel 4-2-5-0
    V Philander 4-2-6-1
  • 7.6

    V Philander to Ballance, That kept low! A length ball around leg, keeps low, Ballance manages to get his bat down in time to keep it out.

  • 7.5

    V Philander to Ballance, FOUR! Edged! Philander bowls it around off, Ballance looks to defend but gets it off the outer half down to third man for a boundary. He gets off the mark as well.

  • 7.4

    V Philander to Ballance, This time on the inner half! Lands it around middle, Ballance looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 7.3

    V Philander to Ballance, Gary gets behind the line of the ball and defends it.

  • 7.2

    V Philander to G Ballance, Edged! Just around middle and off, Ballance defends it with soft hands towards gully.

  • 7.1

    V Philander to Ballance, Wide enough for Ballance to let this one go through.

  • OVER 7
    4 RUNS ENG 8/1
    G Ballance 0 (1)
    A Cook 4 (23)
    V Philander 3-2-2-1
    M Morkel 4-2-5-0
  • 6.6

    M Morkel to Cook, Turns it through mid-wicket off the crease for a brace. That too wasn't off the middle of the bat.

  • 6.5

    M Morkel to Cook, Off the mark! Full around off, Cook comes forward to defend but does so off the inner half through the leg side for a couple of runs.

  • 6.4

    M Morkel to Cook, Good length outside off, left alone by Cook.

  • 6.3

    M Morkel to Cook, An easy leave for Cook this time.

  • 6.2

    M Morkel to Cook, Lets this one go outside off.

  • 6.1

    M Morkel to Cook, Good length outside off, lifts off the surface, Cook lets it go through.

  • OVER 6
    2 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 4/1
    A Cook 0 (17)
    G Ballance 0 (1)
    M Morkel 3-2-1-0
    V Philander 3-2-2-1
  • 5.6

    V Philander to Ballance, Hurls it around middle, Ballance is right behind it and defends it.

  • 5.5

    V Philander to Jennings, OUT! Philander does not take long to strike! A length ball around off, straightens a tad. Jennings plays down the wrong line and leaves a big gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through the gap and disturbs the stumps. The perfect start for South Africa and Philander. Keaton's bad run at the top continues and so does England's search for an opener to replace Andrew Strauss and partner Cook. Replays show that Jennings' bat came across the ball and hence he could not cover the line of the ball in time.

  • 5.4

    V Philander to Jennings, Philander hurls it around off, on a length, Jennings has to play at it. He does so with soft hands and hence the edge does not carry to Faf du Plessis going to his left at second slip.

  • 5.3

    V Philander to Jennings, Jennings stays in his crease and looks to defend and does so off his back foot.

  • 5.2

    V Philander to Jennings, Pitched up around off, Jennings comes forward and defends it watchfully.

  • 5.1

    V Philander to Jennings, Right on the money! Full and just around off, Jennings pushes it uppishly towards covers. Maharaj hares after it, gets to it, fumbles a touch but recovers well to stop the ball. Two runs taken.

  • OVER 5
    1 RUN ENG 2/0
    K Jennings 1 (13)
    A Cook 0 (17)
    V Philander 2-1-0-0
    M Morkel 3-2-1-0
  • 4.6

    M Morkel to Cook, Full and outside off, left alone by Cook.

  • 4.5

    M Morkel to K Jennings, Shorter in length on middle, Jennings pulls it towards the deep backward square leg region for a single. He gets off the pair and will be relieved man.

  • 4.4

    M Morkel to Jennings, Jennings prods forward and lets this one go through safely.

  • 4.3

    M Morkel to Jennings, Brings this one into the batsman from outside off, left alone watchfully.

  • 4.2

    M Morkel to Jennings, A tad short outside off, punched off the back foot towards point by Keaton.

  • 4.1

    M Morkel to Jennings, Starts off with a good length ball outside off, left alone by Jennings.

  • OVER 4
    NO RUN ENG 1/0
    K Jennings 0 (8)
    A Cook 0 (16)
    M Morkel 2-1-0-0
    V Philander 2-1-0-0
  • 3.6

    V Philander to Cook, Just short of a good length around off, nips in sharply to rap Cook high on the pads. Slight excitement among the Proteas but that was going over the stumps. With that, it shall be STUMPS ON DAY 3.

  • 3.5

    V Philander to Cook, Back of a length outside off, defends solidly from the crease.

  • 3.4

    V Philander to Cook, The edge doesn't carry! After a few inswingers, Philander opts for the away curler and finds the edge as well. Just short of the gully fielder.

  • 3.3

    V Philander to Cook, Pitched up around off, jags in just a bit as Cook adjusts to defend solidly.

  • 3.2

    V Philander to Cook, Back of a length outside off, stays back and defends it to the on side.

  • 3.1

    V Philander to Cook, Peach from Philander! Brings it in from a good length landing on middle stump to rap Cook on the pads. A tad high and the lbw appeal is turned down. Probably too high.

  • OVER 3
    1 RUN ENG 1/0
    A Cook 0 (10)
    K Jennings 0 (8)
    V Philander 1-0-0-0
    M Morkel 2-1-0-0
  • 2.6

    M Morkel to Jennings, Big appeal but turned down! Fullish and on middle, Jennings fails to flick and is struck on the pads. Probably just going down leg.

  • 2.5

    M Morkel to Jennings, Just short of a fuller length outside off, Jennings checks his push drive towards short cover.

  • 2.4

    M Morkel to Cook, Leg bye! Fullish and drifting onto the pads, Cook fails to connect the flick and it goes off the pads down to fine leg. It's a leg bye as the batsmen cross.

  • 2.3

    M Morkel to Cook, Fullish and angled in on off stump, pushed off the front foot towards cover.

  • 2.2

    M Morkel to Cook, Harmless good length ball that is well outside off, Cook isn't going to play at those.

  • 2.1

    M Morkel to Cook, On a good length wider outside off, left alone to the keeper.

  • OVER 2
    NO RUN ENG 0/0
    A Cook 0 (6)
    K Jennings 0 (6)
    V Philander 1-0-0-0
  • 1.6

    V Philander to Jennings, Back of a length around off stump, nips on sharply as Jennings looks to defend. Gets an inside edge onto his thigh.

  • 1.5

    V Philander to Jennings, Keeps it on a length around off stump, Jennings is compact in defence from the crease.

  • 1.4

    V Philander to Jennings, That was close! Length ball just outside off, nips in sharply as Jennings makes a good leave.

  • 1.3

    V Philander to Jennings, Fractionally short of a good length outside off, Jennings waits and jabs it towards the man at point.

  • 1.2

    V Philander to K Jennings, Just short! Philander gets a bit of extra bounce from the good length area as Jennings tries to fend at it. Finds the outside edge that goes on the bounce towards gully.

  • 1.1

    V Philander to Jennings, Good length delivery just outside off stump, Jennings lets it pass.

  • OVER 1
    NO RUN ENG 0/0
    K Jennings 0 (0)
    A Cook 0 (6)
    M Morkel 1-0-0-0
  • 0.6

    M Morkel to Cook, Slightly fuller and outside off, Cook gets forward and defends solidly to cover.

  • 0.5

    M Morkel to Cook, Good length ball outside off, Cook doesn't offer a shot to that one.

  • 0.4

    M Morkel to Cook, On a length wider outside off, no shot offered to that one.

  • 0.3

    M Morkel to Cook, Length ball outside off, defended solidly off the front foot.

  • 0.2

    M Morkel to Cook, Beaten! Morkel is breathing fire. On a shortish length outside off, Cook fishes at it and is lucky not to get an edge.

  • 0.1

    M Morkel to Cook, What a start! COOK SURVIVES! Morkel starts with a lovely inswinger on a length that pings Cook on the pads while on the shuffle. Late appeal by the Proteas but it's suddenly intense and the umpire's finger goes up. Cook opts for the review. It did strike him a tad high. Replays show that there is no bat involved, Snicko and Hot Spot confirm it. Ball tracking shows the impact to be in line but going over the stumps. Huge sigh of relief across the ground and in the England dressing room. Cook is vital to their chances of fighting hard in this game. Nevertheless, cracking start by Morkel.

  • OVER 104
    17 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 343/9
    V Philander 42 (75)
    M Morkel 17 (15)
    L Dawson 11-1-42-1
    M Ali 16-2-78-4
  • 103.6

    Ali to Philander, OUT! Ali has his fourth! The perks of bowling with a declaration around the corner. This is a good return catch though, Philander went hard at it with a flat-batted hit but couldn't get the elevation. Moeen reacts sharply by moving across his left to take a sharp catch. With that, du Plessis signals from the dressing room that enough is enough, SOUTH AFRICA HAVE DECLARED.

  • 103.5

    M Ali to Philander, Floated around off, driven back to the bowler.

  • 103.4

    M Ali to Philander, SIX! Does it again! Another booming shot! Repeats the slog sweep and this time goes over deep square leg. Another huge maximum to Philander. The lead is now 473.

  • 103.3

    M Ali to Philander, SIX! That's in the crowd! Cracking shot from Philander and it's a biggie. Fetches his off break from outside off stump and unleashes the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket. Booming hit and it's gone all the way!

  • 103.2

    M Ali to Morkel, Tries to repeat the slog but doesn't time it well. Single down towards long on.

  • 103.1

    M Ali to Morkel, FOUR! Morkel is having some fun! Tossed up around off, he gets under it and lifts it straight down the ground. Clears mid on comfortably as it goes to the fence for a boundary. It was hit straighter, so a long on might not have mattered.

  • OVER 103
    2 RUNS SA 326/8
    M Morkel 12 (13)
    V Philander 30 (71)
    M Ali 15-2-61-3
    L Dawson 11-1-42-1
  • 102.6

    L Dawson to Morkel, Fullish and outside off, leans forward and drives it towards backward point. Single taken.

  • 102.5

    L Dawson to Morkel, Flighted outside off, Morkel goes for a big lofted shot but makes no contact.

  • 102.4

    L Dawson to Morkel, Drifting in on a length outside off, defended off the back foot towards mid on.

  • 102.3

    L Dawson to V Philander, Tossed up wider outside off, Philander drives towards extra cover. Cannot beat the fielder. Single taken.

  • 102.2

    L Dawson to Philander, Drifting in from around off, driven firmly back to the bowler.

  • 102.1

    L Dawson to V Philander, Fullish and outside off, driven just past the bowler towards mid off. Some mix up in the running but they get back in time.

  • OVER 102
    10 RUNS SA 324/8
    V Philander 29 (68)
    M Morkel 11 (10)
    L Dawson 10-1-40-1
    M Ali 15-2-61-3
  • 101.6

    Ali to Morkel, FOUR! Hammered away! Floated on off stump, Morkel leans into it and bludgeons it over the bowler's head this time. Clean strike and finds another boundary.

  • 101.5

    M Ali to Morkel, Full and outside off, presses forward to that one and smothers it to the covers.

  • 101.4

    M Ali to M Morkel, Floated around off, Morkel looks to slog on the leg side but mistimes it towards mid on. Just short of the fielder.

  • 101.3

    M Ali to M Morkel, FOUR! BOOM! That's dismissed from his presence. Tossed up outside off, Morkel leans forward and thumps it straight down the ground. In the air but well wide of the mid off fielder as it rockets to the fence. Lead is now 450!

  • 101.2

    M Ali to Morkel, Drifting in around middle, nudged off the back foot towards the leg side for a brace.

  • 101.1

    M Ali to Morkel, Floated around middle, stays back and works it on the leg side.

  • OVER 101
    6 RUNS SA 314/8
    M Morkel 1 (4)
    V Philander 29 (68)
    M Ali 14-2-51-3
    L Dawson 10-1-40-1
  • 100.6

    L Dawson to Morkel, On middle and leg, worked away on the leg side for a single.

  • 100.5

    L Dawson to Morkel, Fuller outside off, presses forward and defends solidly.

  • 100.4

    L Dawson to Morkel, Four Byes! That's taken off! Wow! Spins in with steep bounce off the rough, Morkel gets out of the way in time after initially looking to flick. It races down to the fine leg fence.

  • 100.3

    L Dawson to Morkel, Floated on a length outside off, gets back and taps it towards the bowler.

  • 100.2

    L Dawson to Philander, Loopy and outside off, reaches out and drives it towards long off for a single.

  • 100.1

    L Dawson to Philander, Full and outside off, driven firmly towards short extra cover.

  • OVER 100
    2 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 308/8
    V Philander 28 (66)
    M Morkel 0 (0)
    B Stokes 20-4-34-2
    M Ali 14-2-51-3
  • 99.6

    M Ali to Philander, Floated around middle, gets back and works it with the turn on the leg side for a single.

  • 99.5

    M Ali to Maharaj, OUT! Another good catch! Broad it is this time and Maharaj has to go. Steps out to play the lofted stroke but skews it down the ground. Broad from long on charges up and races to his left to take a fine tumbling catch. Well done by the tall England pacer. The lead is now 437, is a declaration around the corner? If he doesn't do it quickly, he won't get the chance as there are just 2 wickets left.

  • 99.4

    M Ali to Maharaj, Floated outside off, leans forward and blocks it towards cover.

  • 99.3

    M Ali to Maharaj, Stays low! South Africa won't mind this with the lead they have. Maharaj tries to play back to this drifter but it sneaks beneath the bat.

  • 99.2

    M Ali to Philander, Drifting in around middle, worked with the turn towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 99.1

    M Ali to Philander, Flighted outside off, Philander drives well but straight towards mid off.

  • OVER 99
    2 RUNS SA 306/7
    V Philander 26 (63)
    K Maharaj 1 (5)
    M Ali 13-2-49-2
    B Stokes 20-4-34-2
  • 98.6

    Ben Stokes to Maharaj, On a length angled in around off, Maharaj looks to fend but gets an edge towards backward point.

  • 98.5

    Ben Stokes to Maharaj, Length ball outside off, defended solidly off the back foot to the off side.

  • 98.4

    Ben Stokes to Maharaj, Play and a miss! Shortish and wide outside off, Maharaj flashes at it but fails to connect.

  • 98.3

    Ben Stokes to Maharaj, Dug in short just outside off, Maharaj sways away from the line of the bumper.

  • 98.2

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Shortish around middle, swivels to pull it towards deep backward square leg for a single.

  • 98.1

    Ben Stokes to Maharaj, Length ball angled in around middle, gets back and taps it towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • OVER 98
    3 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 304/7
    V Philander 25 (62)
    C Morris 13 (23)
    B Stokes 19-4-32-2
    M Ali 13-2-49-2
  • 97.6

    M Ali to Morris, OUT! GOOD CATCH BY BALLANCE! Seems like the message has come out for the Protea batsmen to push for the declaration. Morris goes for the slog sweep but miscues it high on the leg side. Ballance from backward square leg covers ground to his left before taking a fine diving catch. Good piece of fielding.

  • 97.5

    M Ali to Morris, Uppish but safe! Some intent from Morris as he tries to big down the ground. Slices it high over extra cover as it falls in no man's land. A couple taken.

  • 97.4

    M Ali to Philander, Shorter in length and Vernon hangs back to work it with the turn through square leg for a single.

  • 97.3

    M Ali to Philander, Drifting in around middle, gets back and taps it towards mid-wicket.

  • 97.2

    M Ali to Philander, Floated around middle, driven firmly back to the bowler.

  • 97.1

    M Ali to V Philander, Some turn for Ali! The off break turns in from a shortish length, Philander hangs back to push at it but gets an inside edge on to the pads.

  • OVER 97
    7 RUNS SA 301/6
    V Philander 24 (58)
    C Morris 11 (21)
    M Wood 18-5-68-0
    B Stokes 19-4-32-2
  • 96.6

    Ben Stokes to Morris, Dead ball! Morris cannot believe it and one cannot fault him. Sprayed down the leg side, he tries to flick as it goes off the pads towards the fine leg fence. The umpire feels that Morris wasn't trying a shot and so signals a dead ball. Strange call, that!

  • 96.5

    Ben Stokes to Morris, On a length around middle, gets across and tucks it through backward square leg for a brace.

  • 96.4

    Ben Stokes to Morris, Back of a length around middle, gets back and defends it towards mid-wicket.

  • 96.3

    Ben Stokes to Morris, FOUR! Crashed! Half volley outside off, a bit of width and that allows Morris to free his arms. Smashes the drive through the covers to find the boundary.

  • 96.2

    Ben Stokes to Morris, Fullish on off stump, Morris tries to drive but gets it off the inner half towards mid-wicket.

  • 96.1

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Leg bye! Shortish and angled into the body, Philander gets across to flick but misses as it goes off the thigh pad down the leg side. They take a leg bye.

  • OVER 96
    7 RUNS SA 294/6
    V Philander 24 (57)
    C Morris 5 (16)
    B Stokes 18-4-26-2
    M Wood 18-5-68-0
  • 95.6

    M Wood to Morris, Back of a length outside off, stays back and defends firmly.

  • 95.5

    M Wood to Morris, On a slightly shortish length around middle, blocked off the back foot down the pitch.

  • 95.4

    M Wood to C Morris, FOUR! Classy from Morris! On a length outside off, he gets forward and dishes out a punchy drive past the bowler. Beats mid off comfortably as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.

  • 95.3

    M Wood to Philander, Back of a length around off, stays back and works it towards mid-wicket for a run.

  • 95.2

    M Wood to Morris, Back of a length outside off stump, Morris hangs back and bunts it to cover for a single.

  • 95.1

    M Wood to Philander, Shortish around off, nips in with bounce as Philander takes his bottom hand off to tap it on the leg side. Single taken.

  • OVER 95
    5 RUNS SA 287/6
    V Philander 22 (55)
    C Morris 0 (12)
    M Wood 17-4-61-0
    B Stokes 18-4-26-2
  • 94.6

    Ben Stokes to Morris, Spears it in around middle, leans across and defends it towards mid-wicket.

  • 94.5

    Ben Stokes to Morris, Angled into the sticks, Morris defends firmly with a straight bat towards cover.

  • 94.4

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Very full and outside off, Philander tries drive but gets a bottom edge that goes on the bounce towards Bairstow. Dies on him and gets past him after he gets hit on the thumb. Lobs it over Cook at first slip as the batsmen get a single.

  • 94.3

    Ben Stokes to V Philander, Fuller on off, leans across and drives sweetly towards mid on.

  • 94.2

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Four Byes! That sneaked past everyone! On a length around leg stump, shoots through low off the deck as Vernon misses the flick again. Bairstow has no chance with the low bounce as the ball races to the fine leg fence.

  • 94.1

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Slips one down the leg side, Philander fails to clip it away.

  • OVER 94
    NO RUN SA 282/6
    V Philander 21 (51)
    C Morris 0 (10)
    B Stokes 17-4-25-2
    M Wood 17-4-61-0
  • 93.6

    M Wood to Morris, Good length outside off, Morris defends it.

  • 93.5

    M Wood to Morris, Morris gets in line of the ball and defends it.

  • 93.4

    M Wood to Morris, Shorter in length now, Morris ducks under it.

  • 93.3

    M Wood to Morris, Good length outside off, bounces more, Morris leaps and defends it watchfully.

  • 93.2

    M Wood to Morris, Full around off, Morris looks to defend but gets it off the inner half towards the leg side.

  • 93.1

    M Wood to Morris, On a length on the pads, turned towards the leg side.

  • OVER 93
    4 RUNS SA 282/6
    C Morris 0 (4)
    V Philander 21 (51)
    M Wood 16-4-61-0
    B Stokes 17-4-25-2
  • 92.6

    Ben Stokes to Philander, FOUR! Good shot! Length ball outside off, Philander punches it through covers for a boundary.

  • 92.5

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Lands it outside off, left alone.

  • 92.4

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Full, outside off, driven to mid off.

  • 92.3

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Shorter outside off, cracked to point by Vernon.

  • 92.2

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Slings it down the leg side, Philander looks to put it away but misses.

  • 92.1

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Punches this towards covers from his crease.

  • OVER 92
    3 RUNS SA 278/6
    V Philander 17 (45)
    C Morris 0 (4)
    B Stokes 16-4-21-2
    M Wood 16-4-61-0
  • 91.6

    M Wood to Morris, Morris stays in his crease and defends it.

  • 91.5

    M Wood to V Philander, EDGED! Outside off on a length, Philander gets it wide of the gully fielder. Good running gets them three.

  • 91.4

    M Wood to Philander, Drives this one towards mid off.

  • 91.3

    M Wood to Philander, Fuller outside off, driven to covers.

  • 91.2

    M Wood to Philander, Stays back and defends it watchfully.

  • 91.1

    M Wood to Philander, Philander turns it towards mid-wicket.

  • OVER 91
    2 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 275/6
    V Philander 14 (40)
    C Morris 0 (3)
    M Wood 15-3-58-0
    B Stokes 16-4-21-2
  • 90.6

    Ben Stokes to Morris, Slips one down the leg side, Morris cannot clip it.

  • 90.5

    Ben Stokes to Morris, Bouncer on middle, Morris ducks under it.

  • 90.4

    Ben Stokes to Morris, Good length outside off, left alone.

  • 90.3

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, OUT! Unlucky Faf! Angles a length ball on off, comes in sharply, du Plessis looks to clip but is hit on his pads. The ball kept low and that made the job of the umpire easier. Faf reviews in vain as the Ball Tracker shows three reds. The skipper has to walk back. End of a good knock. LEAD 405!

  • 90.2

    Ben Stokes to V Philander, Good length, pulled to deep square leg for a run.

  • 90.1

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Turns it towards square leg for a single.

  • OVER 90
    NO RUN SA 273/5
    F du Plessis 62 (126)
    V Philander 13 (39)
    B Stokes 15-4-19-1
    M Wood 15-3-58-0
  • 89.6

    M Wood to Philander, Full and around the stumps, Philander turns it towards mid on.

  • 89.5

    M Wood to Philander, Comes in with the angle, Philander keeps it out.

  • 89.4

    M Wood to Philander, Good length outside off, Philander shapes to push at it but is beaten all ends up.

  • 89.3

    M Wood to Philander, Left alone by Philander outside off.

  • 89.2

    M Wood to Philander, Outside off on a length, Philander comes forward to defend but is beaten.

  • 89.1

    M Wood to Philander, Slants it down the leg side, Philander looks to clip it but misses.

  • OVER 89
    1 RUN SA 273/5
    V Philander 13 (33)
    F du Plessis 62 (126)
    M Wood 14-2-58-0
    B Stokes 15-4-19-1
  • 88.6

    Ben Stokes to du Plessis, Angles it on the stumps, du Plessis shapes to clip but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Stokes has his hands on his head.

  • 88.5

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Cracks a drive towards mid off.

  • 88.4

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Lands it outside off, left alone.

  • 88.3

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, That held up! Outside off on a length, du Plessis is early into his punch as the ball comes off late. Almost pops it back to the bowler off the toe end of the bat.

  • 88.2

    Ben Stokes to V Philander, Shorter in length around off, pulled through square leg for a single.

  • 88.1

    Ben Stokes to Philander, Good length outside off, Philander mistimes it back down the wicket.

  • OVER 88
    NO RUN SA 272/5
    V Philander 12 (31)
    F du Plessis 62 (122)
    J Anderson 20-4-45-2
    M Wood 14-2-58-0
  • 87.6

    M Wood to Plessis, Full and outside off, du Plessis is temped into the drive at first but then lets it go.

  • 87.5

    M Wood to Plessis, Outside off, left alone.

  • 87.4

    M Wood to Plessis, CLOSE! Length ball outside off, du Plessis hangs his bat at it. The keeper takes the catch and appeals. The players appeal but nothing from the umpire. There was noise there, not sure of what.

  • 87.3

    M Wood to Plessis, Good length around off, Faf du Plessis defends it from his crease.

  • 87.2

    M Wood to Plessis, Good length around off, turned towards the leg side.

  • 87.1

    M Wood to Plessis, Good length around off, du Plessis turns it towards the leg side.

  • OVER 87
    2 RUNS SA 272/5
    F du Plessis 62 (116)
    V Philander 12 (31)
    S Broad 19-4-60-0
    J Anderson 20-4-45-2
  • 86.6

    J Anderson to Philander, Punches it off his crease towards mid on from his crease.

  • 86.5

    J Anderson to Philander, Fuller around middle, clipped through wide mid on for a couple of runs.

  • 86.4

    J Anderson to Philander, Good length on the pads, Philander fails to clip it away.

  • 86.3

    J Anderson to Philander, Full and outside off, Philander pushes it towards covers.

  • 86.2

    J Anderson to Philander, Full and outside off, Philander absolutely creams it back to the bowler.

  • 86.1

    J Anderson to Philander, Outswinger outside off, Philander defends it from his crease.

  • OVER 86
    9 RUNS SA 270/5
    V Philander 10 (25)
    F du Plessis 62 (116)
    J Anderson 19-4-43-2
    S Broad 19-4-60-0
  • 85.6

    S Broad to Plessis, Full on middle, clipped hard towards mid-wicket.

  • 85.5

    S Broad to Philander, Angles it on a length, comes in sharply, Philander takes the bottom hand off and gets it towards backward square leg for a single. LEAD IS 400!

  • 85.4

    S Broad to Philander, Full and outside off, Philander defends it from his crease.

  • 85.3

    S Broad to Philander, FOUR! Edged! Length ball outside off, Philander comes forward and opens the face of the bat. The ball goes off the outer half through gully for a boundary.

  • 85.2

    S Broad to Philander, FOUR! Lovely hit! Full and outside off, Philander gets under it and lofts it over covers for a boundary.

  • 85.1

    S Broad to Philander, Pushes it towards covers from his crease.

  • OVER 85
    1 RUN SA 261/5
    V Philander 1 (20)
    F du Plessis 62 (115)
    S Broad 18-4-51-0
    J Anderson 19-4-43-2
  • 84.6

    J Anderson to Plessis, Good length around off, Faf stays back and defends it.

  • 84.5

    J Anderson to Plessis, Faf du Plessis comes forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 84.4

    J Anderson to Philander, Tucks it behind square leg for a single.

  • 84.3

    J Anderson to Philander, Hurls it outside off, swings away, Philander pushes at it from his crease but is beaten.

  • 84.2

    J Anderson to Philander, Full and outside off, Philander angles it towards backward point.

  • 84.1

    J Anderson to Philander, Good length outside off, Philander plays a lovely punch off his back foot but straight to cover.

  • OVER 84
    4 RUNS SA 260/5
    V Philander 0 (16)
    F du Plessis 62 (113)
    J Anderson 18-3-42-2
    S Broad 18-4-51-0
  • 83.6

    S Broad to Plessis, Full and outside off, no shot offered.

  • 83.5

    S Broad to Plessis, Angles a length ball outside off, du Plessis punches it towards the off side.

  • 83.4

    S Broad to Plessis, Good length outside off, swings in, left alone by Faf.

  • 83.3

    S Broad to Plessis, Full outside off, left alone.

  • 83.2

    S Broad to Plessis, FOUR! Top shot! Full and outside off, du Plessis comes forward and creams his drive through wide mid off for a boundary. Beautifully hit.

  • 83.1

    S Broad to Plessis, Full and into the pads, du Plessis looks to clip it but is hit on his pads. The players appeal but nothing from the umpire. Root thinks Faf hit it. Replays show that there was no bat there. Root got that one wrong too. The ball was swinging down the leg side though.

  • OVER 83
    NO RUN SA 256/5
    F du Plessis 58 (107)
    V Philander 0 (16)
    S Broad 17-4-47-0
    J Anderson 18-3-42-2
  • 82.6

    J Anderson to Philander, Slips it down the leg side, Philander looks to whip it over the leg side but is beaten.

  • 82.5

    J Anderson to Philander, Back of a length around off, bounces more, Philander takes the bottom hand off the bat and fends at it. The ball flies towards the vacant short leg region. Philander was smart to save his bowling hand there.

  • 82.4

    J Anderson to Philander, Good length outside off, left alone.

  • 82.3

    J Anderson to Philander, Stays in his crease and defends it.

  • 82.2

    J Anderson to Philander, Length outside off, swings away, Philander plays and misses.

  • 82.1

    J Anderson to Philander, Wide outside off, left alone.

  • OVER 82
    2 RUNS SA 256/5
    V Philander 0 (10)
    F du Plessis 58 (107)
    J Anderson 17-3-42-2
    S Broad 17-4-47-0
  • 81.6

    Broad to Plessis, NOT OUT! Waste of a review! Bowls it around off, Faf is beaten on the inswing and rapped on his pads. The players go up in an appeal. Broad is almost celebrating while he is appealing. Joe Root goes for the review without even bothering to consult anyone. Replays confirm there was no bat there. Ball Tracker shows that the ball was bouncing over the stumps by some margin. Another review wasted by Root. Doesn't take when he should and wastes one when he shouldn't. Lots to learn for the new England skipper. Maybe Cook can help with his experience. Bowlers like Broad always think they have the wicket and he needs to show more composure while going for the reviews.

  • 81.5

    S Broad to Philander, Slants it on the pads, Philander fails to clip it away. The ball rolls off the pads towards the leg side for a leg bye.

  • 81.4

    S Broad to Philander, Goes wide of the crease, angles in a good length ball, Philander punches it to covers.

  • 81.3

    S Broad to Philander, This time Philander gets in line and pushes it towards the off side.

  • 81.2

    S Broad to Philander, Ouch! Good length outside off, comes in with extra bounce, Philander fends it away off the gloves.

  • 81.1

    S Broad to Plessis, Gets one to come in from outside off, du Plessis punches it back down the wicket. The mid on fielder cannot cut it off. A single results.

  • OVER 81
    1 RUN SA 254/5
    F du Plessis 57 (105)
    V Philander 0 (6)
    M Ali 12-2-46-1
    J Anderson 17-3-42-2
  • 80.6

    J Anderson to Philander, Shorter outside off, punched towards mid off by Philander.

  • 80.5

    J Anderson to Philander, An easy leave for Philander outside off.

  • 80.4

    J Anderson to Philander, Good length outside off, left alone by Philander.

  • 80.3

    J Anderson to Philander, Gets the outswinger going outside off, Vernon keeps it out.

  • 80.2

    J Anderson to Philander, A tad short outside off, Philander defends it.

  • 80.1

    J Anderson to Plessis, Shorter outside off, du Plessis punches it wide of Broad at mid off. Stuart gets around and mops up. A single taken.

  • OVER 80
    5 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 253/5
    F du Plessis 56 (104)
    V Philander 0 (1)
    L Dawson 9-1-38-1
    M Ali 12-2-46-1
  • 79.6

    M Ali to Philander, Shorter outside off, Philander defends it.

  • 79.5

    M Ali to Bavuma, OUT! What a way to get out! Ali floats it outside off, Bavuma slinks down the wicket to go over long off. Mistimes it completely and Root takes the simplest of catches at mid off. The England skipper is all smiles. Another failure for Temba. SOUTH AFRICA LEAD BY 383 RUNS!

  • 79.4

    M Ali to Bavuma, Short outside off, asking to be cut, Temba refuses.

  • 79.3

    M Ali to Plessis, Clips it towards deepish mid on for a single.

  • 79.2

    M Ali to Plessis, FOUR! Lofted! Floats it outside off, Faf du Plessis comes down and clips it over wide long on for a boundary.

  • 79.1

    M Ali to Plessis, Shorter outside off, punched towards point by Faf.

  • OVER 79
    1 RUN SA 248/4
    F du Plessis 51 (101)
    T Bavuma 15 (31)
    M Ali 11-2-41-0
    L Dawson 9-1-38-1
  • 78.6

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Loops it on off, Temba defends.

  • 78.5

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Lands it around leg, clipped towards the on side.

  • 78.4

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Fuller on middle, turned towards mid-wicket by Bavuma.

  • 78.3

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Shorter around off, punched to covers.

  • 78.2

    L Dawson to Plessis, Eases this to long off for a single.

  • 78.1

    L Dawson to Plessis, Flatter around off, punched to covers.

  • OVER 78
    6 RUNS SA 247/4
    F du Plessis 50 (99)
    T Bavuma 15 (27)
    L Dawson 8-1-37-1
    M Ali 11-2-41-0
  • 77.6

    M Ali to Plessis, Well played, Faf! Short ball outside off, punched off the back foot by Faf du Plessis. Good timing means he gets three runs and that is a fifty for the South African captain. He will want to bat on and make it big. 13th Test fifty for Faf du Plessis.

  • 77.5

    M Ali to Bavuma, Fuller around off, Bavuma comes down and clips it towards wide mid on for a single.

  • 77.4

    M Ali to Plessis, Gets across, low and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.

  • 77.3

    M Ali to Plessis, Outside off, du Plessis comes forward and blocks it.

  • 77.2

    M Ali to Bavuma, Bavuma comes down and hits it towards deep mid on for a single.

  • 77.1

    M Ali to Bavuma, Floats it outside off, Bavuma comes forward and defends it.

  • OVER 77
    5 RUNS SA 241/4
    T Bavuma 13 (24)
    F du Plessis 46 (96)
    M Ali 10-2-35-0
    L Dawson 8-1-37-1
  • 76.6

    L Dawson to Plessis, Nicely done! Clips this deftly to the vacant spaces square on the leg side and they pick up a brace.

  • 76.5

    L Dawson to Plessis, Floated around off, Faf employs the premeditated paddle down to fine leg for a brace.

  • 76.4

    L Dawson to Plessis, Drifting in from around off, pushed gently back to the bowler.

  • 76.3

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Floated around middle, dabbed gently to the leg side for a single.

  • 76.2

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Loopy on a length outside off, Bavuma thought about the cut stroke but then let it pass.

  • 76.1

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Flighted around middle, leans across and tucks it to the leg side.

  • OVER 76
    6 RUNS SA 236/4
    T Bavuma 12 (21)
    F du Plessis 42 (93)
    L Dawson 7-1-32-1
    M Ali 10-2-35-0
  • 75.6

    M Ali to Plessis, Drifting in from around off, defended off the back foot towards the leg side. TEA ON DAY 3.

  • 75.5

    M Ali to Plessis, Slightly short outside off, stays back and defends it towards cover-point.

  • 75.4

    M Ali to Bavuma, Floated around middle, worked away on the leg side for a single.

  • 75.3

    M Ali to Bavuma, FOUR! Creamed! Ali switches to around the wicket but delivers a fuller ball outside off, Bavuma gets to the pitch of it with a stride forward and eases it through the covers. Finds the fence easily with the flawless timing.

  • 75.2

    M Ali to Bavuma, Flatter and on the pads, whipped off the back foot towards mid-wicket.

  • 75.1

    M Ali to Plessis, Floated around off stump, gets across and clips it towards square leg for a single.

  • OVER 75
    4 RUNS SA 230/4
    F du Plessis 41 (90)
    T Bavuma 7 (18)
    M Ali 9-2-29-0
    L Dawson 7-1-32-1
  • 74.6

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Slightly short outside off, crunched off the back foot but towards cover.

  • 74.5

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Full and on middle, driven firmly back to the bowler.

  • 74.4

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Tossed up around middle, leans into it and defends with a straight bat.

  • 74.3

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Looped up nicely outside off, Temba checks his drive towards cover.

  • 74.2

    L Dawson to T Bavuma, Low full toss outside off, Bavuma drives it sweetly to mid off.

  • 74.1

    L Dawson to Bavuma, FOUR! Clubbed away! Dragged in short around middle, Bavuma sits on the back foot and pulls it over mid-wicket. Clean strike and it races away to the fence for a boundary.

  • OVER 74
    5 RUNS SA 226/4
    T Bavuma 3 (12)
    F du Plessis 41 (90)
    L Dawson 6-1-28-1
    M Ali 9-2-29-0
  • 73.6

    M Ali to Plessis, Flighted on a length outside off, sits back and makes a leave.

  • 73.5

    M Ali to Plessis, FOUR! Super shot! Drifting in from outside off, du Plessis uses his reach and goes down on one knee to nail the sweep in front of square on the leg side. Made terrific contact as the ball rocketed to the fence.

  • 73.4

    M Ali to Bavuma, Floated outside off, Bavuma gets across to that one and sweeps it with the turn to deep backward square leg. Single taken.

  • 73.3

    M Ali to Bavuma, Flighted outside off, reaches out and pushes it towards cover.

  • 73.2

    M Ali to Bavuma, Drifting in from around middle, Bavuma defends it off the back foot towards short leg.

  • 73.1

    M Ali to Bavuma, Floated on a length outside off, stays back and blocks it solidly towards cover.

  • OVER 73
    3 RUNS SA 221/4
    T Bavuma 2 (8)
    F du Plessis 37 (88)
    M Ali 8-1-24-0
    L Dawson 6-1-28-1
  • 72.6

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Slightly short outside off, stays back and pushes it towards cover-point for a single.

  • 72.5

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Flatter around leg stump, Bavuma stays back to whip it away but is struck high on the pads.

  • 72.4

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Full and outside off, leans forward and defends solidly.

  • 72.3

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Flighted around off, defended solidly off the front foot towards cover.

  • 72.2

    L Dawson to du Plessis, Tossed up outside off, driven towards mid off who is a tad deep. Single taken.

  • 72.1

    L Dawson to Bavuma, Flatter on a length outside off, swept towards long leg for a single.

  • OVER 72
    NO RUN SA 218/4
    T Bavuma 0 (3)
    F du Plessis 36 (87)
    L Dawson 5-1-25-1
    M Ali 8-1-24-0
  • 71.6

    M Ali to Plessis, Flighted around middle, defended down the pitch to the bowler.

  • 71.5

    M Ali to Plessis, Quicker ball on off stump, du Plessis goes back and taps it to the leg side.

  • 71.4

    M Ali to Plessis, Full and outside off, leans across and defends it towards mid-wicket.

  • 71.3

    M Ali to Plessis, Slightly shorter and outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover.

  • 71.2

    M Ali to du Plessis, Flighted again around off stump, gets across and drives it towards mid on.

  • 71.1

    M Ali to Plessis, Flighted outside off, Faf gets a stride forward and blocks towards mid-wicket.

  • OVER 71
    1 RUN SA 218/4
    F du Plessis 36 (81)
    T Bavuma 0 (3)
    M Ali 7-1-24-0
    L Dawson 5-1-25-1
  • 70.6

    L Dawson to T Bavuma, Drifting in from around off, Bavuma looks to block but it goes off the outer half to the off side.

  • 70.5

    L Dawson to Plessis, Flighted around middle, wristed to the right of mid on for a single.

  • 70.4

    L Dawson to Plessis, Looped up on off stump, reaches out and defends towards mid-wicket.

  • 70.3

    L Dawson to Plessis, Floated up around off, firmly defended off the front foot on to the pitch.

  • 70.2

    L Dawson to Plessis, Drifting in from outside off, Faf presses forward and blocks solidly.

  • 70.1

    L Dawson to Plessis, Flighted around off, driven firmly back to the bowler who stops it.

  • OVER 70
    1 RUN SA 217/4
    F du Plessis 35 (76)
    T Bavuma 0 (2)
    L Dawson 4-1-24-1
    M Ali 7-1-24-0
  • 69.6

    M Ali to T Bavuma, On a length outside off, Bavuma stays back to block but gets it off the edge towards point.

  • 69.5

    M Ali to Bavuma, Tossed up on a length outside off, Bavuma walks across the stumps and blocks it on to the track.

  • 69.4

    M Ali to du Plessis, Fuller around off, leans across and drives it towards mid on for a single.

  • 69.3

    M Ali to Plessis, Floated on a length outside off, stays back and blocks it solidly.

  • 69.2

    M Ali to Plessis, Drifting in from outside off, defends solidly from the crease.

  • 69.1

    M Ali to Plessis, Fuller outside off, presses forward and blocks it solidly to cover.

  • OVER 69
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 216/4
    F du Plessis 34 (72)
    H Amla 87 (180)
    M Ali 6-1-23-0
    L Dawson 4-1-24-1
  • 68.6

    L Dawson to Amla, OUT! GOOD REVIEW! England haven't been good with DRS in this game but have got his right. Nicely tossed up around middle, Amla walks down the track to work across the line but is rapped on the pads. Appeal for lbw, turned down. Was he too far down the track? England decide to review it almost quickly. No bat involved and he isn't that far down the track. Hawk Eye shows the impact to be in line and going on to hit middle stump. Amla doesn't get the century and it's Dawson who has the last laugh in the battle.

  • 68.5

    L Dawson to Amla, Drifting in from outside off, gets back and defends it firmly to the off side.

  • 68.4

    L Dawson to Amla, Flatter outside off, Amla sits back and defends solidly.

  • 68.3

    L Dawson to Amla, Fuller and outside off, gets well forward and blocks it.

  • 68.2

    L Dawson to Amla, FOUR! Shot! Amla's love for Dawson continues. Wastes no time in dancing down the track and chips it straight down the ground. Clears mid off and it seems to have gone all the way. The umpires want to check it and replays seem to suggest to the third umpire that it bounced just before the ropes.

  • 68.1

    L Dawson to Amla, Flighted around off stump, Amla gets forward and bunts it towards the bowler.

  • OVER 68
    2 RUNS SA 212/3
    H Amla 83 (174)
    F du Plessis 34 (72)
    S Broad 16-4-46-0
    M Ali 6-1-23-0
  • 67.6

    M Ali to Amla, Tossed up outside off, Amla leans into it and thumps the ball down the ground to long on. Single taken.

  • 67.5

    M Ali to Amla, Flatter and on a length outside off, blocked nicely off the back foot.

  • 67.4

    M Ali to Amla, Floated outside off, gets well forward and defends with a straight bat.

  • 67.3

    M Ali to Amla, Floated wider outside off, leans across to that one and taps it down the track.

  • 67.2

    M Ali to Plessis, Slightly shorter and spinning in a touch from outside off, dabbed off the back foot to cover-point. They take a quick run.

  • 67.1

    M Ali to Plessis, Fullish and around off, du Plessis gets on the front foot and smothers it to the ground.

  • OVER 67
    6 RUNS SA 210/3
    F du Plessis 33 (70)
    H Amla 82 (170)
    M Ali 5-1-21-0
    S Broad 16-4-46-0
  • 66.6

    S Broad to Amla, Length ball outside off, presses forward and defends solidly.

  • 66.5

    S Broad to Amla, Good length closer to off stump, blocked solidly from the crease.

  • 66.4

    S Broad to du Plessis, Had to hurry! On a length outside off, du Plessis taps it towards cover as they look to steal a quick run. Ali collects the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. a direct hit might have made it close.

  • 66.3

    S Broad to Plessis, Length ball outside off, Faf lets it pass.

  • 66.2

    S Broad to Amla, Short of a length on off stump, Hashim gets across on the back foot and tucks it towards backward square leg for a single.

  • 66.1

    S Broad to Amla, FOUR! Classy shot! Back of a length around middle, gets on the back foot and flicks it through mid-wicket. Timed the pants off that one to send the ball across to the fence.

  • OVER 66
    5 RUNS SA 204/3
    H Amla 77 (166)
    F du Plessis 32 (68)
    S Broad 15-4-40-0
    M Ali 5-1-21-0
  • 65.6

    M Ali to Amla, Shorter and outside off, Amla hangs back and slaps it to deep cover for a single. Brings up the 50-run stand, it's come rather slowly compared to the earlier stands of this game but South Africa won't mind or care. Bossing the game, they are.

  • 65.5

    M Ali to Amla, Floated on a length outside off, stays back and blocks it firmly.

  • 65.4

    M Ali to Amla, Fuller outside off, leans into it and defends solidly towards cover.

  • 65.3

    M Ali to Amla, FOUR! Deft from Amla! Goes well across the sticks and plays a premeditated paddle shot down to the fine leg fence. Nicely done by the Mighty Hash, he continues to roll along.

  • 65.2

    M Ali to Amla, Drifting in from outside off, defended solidly off the back foot to the covers.

  • 65.1

    M Ali to Amla, Floated on a length outside off, stays back and punches it towards the covers.

  • OVER 65
    1 RUN SA 199/3
    H Amla 72 (160)
    F du Plessis 32 (68)
    M Ali 4-1-16-0
    S Broad 15-4-40-0
  • 64.6

    S Broad to Plessis, Speared well wide outside off, that's a comfortable leave for du Plessis.

  • 64.5

    S Broad to Amla, Shortish around off, Amla brings out his first pull stroke of the day. Single to deep backward square leg. He's been ducking and evading the short stuff today, almost as if in self-restraint but decides to let it out finally. He can afford to as well, with the lead hovering in the 320s.

  • 64.4

    S Broad to Amla, Fullish and closer to off stump, nips in a bit as Amla makes a fine leave. He is so much in control of the situation that nothing seems to be bothering him. The Amla we all know!

  • 64.3

    S Broad to Amla, On a good length outside off, Amla brings his bat down like a sledgehammer to meet the ball. Punched to mid off.

  • 64.2

    S Broad to Amla, Length ball on fourth stump line, left alone to the keeper.

  • 64.1

    S Broad to Amla, Length ball just outside off, Amla lets it pass through to the keeper.

  • OVER 64
    1 RUN SA 198/3
    H Amla 71 (155)
    F du Plessis 32 (67)
    S Broad 14-3-39-0
    M Ali 4-1-16-0
  • 63.6

    M Ali to Plessis, Ali continues to bowl it from well outside off, another leave to end the over.

  • 63.5

    M Ali to Plessis, Floated wider outside off, this time Faf is happy to leave.

  • 63.4

    M Ali to Plessis, Beaten! Some excitement among the close-in fielders but du Plessis had missed it. Tries to sweep a ball from outside off stump but it sneaked beneath his blade. Bairstow didn't collect it cleanly.

  • 63.3

    M Ali to Plessis, Tossed up outside off, du Plessis gets forward and blocks it towards cover.

  • 63.2

    M Ali to Amla, Slows it down and spears it wider outside off, pushed off the back foot towards cover. In the gap and a single is taken.

  • 63.1

    M Ali to Amla, Tossed up outside off, Amla walks across the stumps and defends it down the pitch.

  • OVER 63
    NO RUN SA 197/3
    H Amla 70 (153)
    F du Plessis 32 (63)
    M Wood 13-2-58-0
    S Broad 14-3-39-0
  • 62.6

    S Broad to Plessis, Fuller ball outside off, leans forward and pushes it towards cover.

  • 62.5

    S Broad to Plessis, Full and in the zone around the off stump, another firm block off the front foot towards cover.

  • 62.4

    S Broad to Plessis, Length ball outside off, defended solidly off the front foot towards the off side.

  • 62.3

    S Broad to Plessis, Full and outside off, du Plessis presses forward to block but gets a faint inside edge on to the pads.

  • 62.2

    S Broad to Plessis, Good length just outside off, lets it pass through to the keeper.

  • 62.1

    S Broad to Plessis, On a length just outside off, du Plessis lets it pass through to the keeper.

  • OVER 62
    9 RUNS SA 197/3
    F du Plessis 32 (57)
    H Amla 70 (153)
    S Broad 13-3-39-0
    M Wood 13-2-58-0
  • 61.6

    M Wood to Plessis, Back of a length around middle, gets back and clips it down to fine leg for a run.

  • 61.5

    M Wood to Plessis, FOUR! More runs for Faf! Not entirely in control this time. Fullish and outside off, throws his hands as he goes for the square drive. Gets it off the outer half through point as the ball trickles away to the fence. Some life into the innings in this over after a dull last hour.

  • 61.4

    M Wood to Plessis, Length ball around off, defended solidly from the crease.

  • 61.3

    M Wood to Plessis, FOUR! Crunched! Classy from du Plessis, sees the width on the half volley and he unleashes a open-faced drive through backward point. Totally in control and it races to the fence for a boundary.

  • 61.2

    M Wood to Plessis, Fullish and around off, opens up du Plessis a bit on the drive as it goes off the outer half towards extra cover.

  • 61.1

    M Wood to Plessis, On a length around off, angled in as Faf defends off the back foot towards silly mid on.

  • OVER 61
    2 RUNS SA 188/3
    F du Plessis 23 (51)
    H Amla 70 (153)
    M Wood 12-2-49-0
    S Broad 13-3-39-0
  • 60.6

    S Broad to Amla, Outside off, left alone.

  • 60.5

    S Broad to Plessis, Full and angling on the stumps, turned through square leg for a single.

  • 60.4

    S Broad to Amla, Lands it around off, on a length, Amla comes forward to defend but gets an inside edge through his legs for a single.

  • 60.3

    S Broad to Amla, Amla comes forward and defends it off the inner half towards the leg side.

  • 60.2

    S Broad to Amla, Angles it around off, Amla gets across and keeps it out.

  • 60.1

    S Broad to Amla, Good length outside off, left alone by Amla. It is almost as if South Africa have decided to not play their shots and tire England down.

  • OVER 60
    1 RUN SA 186/3
    H Amla 69 (148)
    F du Plessis 22 (50)
    S Broad 12-3-37-0
    M Wood 12-2-49-0
  • 59.6

    M Wood to Plessis, Back over the wicket, on a length, du Plessis defends it.

  • 59.5

    M Wood to Amla, Amla turns it wide of short leg for a single.

  • 59.4

    M Wood to Amla, Shorter again, Amla is not bothered as it leaves it. The umpire signals it two for the over. Wood accidentally ran over the danger area and quickly turned around hoping the umpire did not spot that. The umpire didn't so he is safe.

  • 59.3

    M Wood to Amla, Bangs it short on middle, Amla ducks.

  • 59.2

    M Wood to Amla, Shorter in length from round the wicket, Amla rides the bounce and taps it to the leg side.

  • 59.1

    M Wood to Amla, OUCH! Shorter in length just around off, Amla shapes to leave it but is hit on his arms. The ball rolls towards the gully fielder. Wood is flat down on the wicket. Sums up England's innings so far.

  • OVER 59
    4 RUNS SA 185/3
    H Amla 68 (143)
    F du Plessis 22 (49)
    M Wood 11-2-48-0
    S Broad 12-3-37-0
  • 58.6

    S Broad to Plessis, Outside off, left alone.

  • 58.5

    S Broad to Plessis, Punches this one to the right of mid off who mops it up.

  • 58.4

    S Broad to du Plessis, FOUR! Lovely shot! Broad bowls it outside off, du Plessis lunges forward and pushes it past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary. Broad was on his knees after bowling that one.

  • 58.3

    S Broad to Plessis, Fuller outside off, left alone by Faf.

  • 58.2

    S Broad to Plessis, Lands it around off, du Plessis shapes to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 58.1

    S Broad to Plessis, Good length ball outside off, du Plessis defends it.

  • OVER 58
    6 RUNS SA 181/3
    F du Plessis 18 (43)
    H Amla 68 (143)
    B Stokes 14-4-18-1
    M Wood 11-2-48-0
  • 57.6

    M Wood to Plessis, Goes round the wicket and bowls it on middle, short only, dragged through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 57.5

    M Wood to Plessis, Ohh! Short ball on middle and leg, du Plessis rides with it and fends it towards the leg side. Well played, that.

  • 57.4

    M Wood to Plessis, FOUR! Oh my word! A boundary! Shorter ball outside off, Faf du Plessis makes some room for himself and punches it through covers for a boundary. Can't believe it while I write that. Runs have been hard to come by.

  • 57.3

    M Wood to Amla, Amla rides the bounce on this one and turns it through backward square leg for a single.

  • 57.2

    M Wood to Amla, Shorter outside off, Amla arches back and watches it sail through.

  • 57.1

    M Wood to Amla, Good length around off, Amla defends it watchfully.

  • OVER 57
    2 RUNS SA 175/3
    H Amla 67 (140)
    F du Plessis 13 (40)
    M Wood 10-1-42-0
    B Stokes 14-4-18-1
  • 56.6

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Shorter in length outside off, Faf rides the bounce and defends it. Stokes calls for drinks for himself.

  • 56.5

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Slants it on the pads, Amla clips it past the diving backward square leg fielder for a single.

  • 56.4

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Outside off, left alone.

  • 56.3

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Good length outside off, angled towards gully from Hashim.

  • 56.2

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Fuller outside off, Amla is happy to let it go.

  • 56.1

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, A short ball which is pulled to deep square leg for a single.

  • OVER 56
    NO RUN SA 173/3
    F du Plessis 12 (38)
    H Amla 66 (136)
    B Stokes 13-4-16-1
    M Wood 10-1-42-0
  • 55.6

    M Wood to Amla, Goes for the full one but is on middle and leg, Amla keeps it out watchfully. A maiden by Wood.

  • 55.5

    M Wood to Amla, Back of a length outside off, Amla stands tall and defends it.

  • 55.4

    M Wood to Amla, Good length on middle, Amla turns it towards mid-wicket from his crease.

  • 55.3

    M Wood to Amla, Amla gets behind this one and defends it.

  • 55.2

    M Wood to Amla, Shorter again outside off, Amla arches back and lets it go through.

  • 55.1

    M Wood to Amla, Shorter outside off, Amla punches it towards backward point. Wood is down on his knees, he too seems to have landed wrongly there.

  • OVER 55
    2 RUNS SA 173/3
    H Amla 66 (130)
    F du Plessis 12 (38)
    M Wood 9-1-42-0
    B Stokes 13-4-16-1
  • 54.6

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Amla gets across and turns it towards the square leg region.

  • 54.5

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Shorter outside off, punched towards extra cover. Root goes to his left, slides and fumbles. That allows the single.

  • 54.4

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Shorter around off, du Plessis looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 54.3

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Wide outside off, left alone.

  • 54.2

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Good length outside off, no shot offered.

  • 54.1

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Fuller outside off, Faf comes forward and pushes it towards covers.

  • OVER 54
    1 RUN SA 171/3
    F du Plessis 11 (33)
    H Amla 65 (129)
    B Stokes 12-4-14-1
    M Wood 9-1-42-0
  • 53.6

    M Wood to Plessis, Shorter in length, pulled down to long leg for a run.

  • 53.5

    M Wood to Plessis, Tucks it towards square leg again from the crease.

  • 53.4

    M Wood to Plessis, Good length around off, nudged towards square leg from his crease.

  • 53.3

    M Wood to Plessis, A tad short outside off, du Plessis defends it towards gully very late.

  • 53.2

    M Wood to Plessis, Good length outside off, no shot offered.

  • 53.1

    M Wood to Plessis, Shorter in length around off, du Plessis lets it go over him.

  • OVER 53
    1 RUN SA 170/3
    F du Plessis 10 (27)
    H Amla 65 (129)
    J Anderson 16-3-41-2
    B Stokes 12-4-14-1
  • 52.6

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Wide outside off, Amla is not interested in this.

  • 52.5

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Shorter in length this time, outside off, Amla raises his bat and lets it go.

  • 52.4

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Back of a length outside off, punched off the back foot by Amla.

  • 52.3

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Short ball outside off, du Plessis smacks it through square leg for a single.

  • 52.2

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Shorter in length, du Plessis picks it early and ducks under it.

  • 52.1

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Good length around off, Faf lets it go through.

  • OVER 52
    5 RUNS SA 169/3
    F du Plessis 9 (24)
    H Amla 65 (126)
    B Stokes 11-3-13-1
    J Anderson 16-3-41-2
  • 51.6

    J Anderson to Amla, Amla comes forward and lets this length ball go outside off.

  • 51.5

    J Anderson to Amla, That's the line! Hurls it outside off, Amla has a push at it but the ball goes away at the last moment and beats him. Only the second time Amla has been beaten today. Could not do anything about it.

  • 51.4

    J Anderson to Amla, FOUR! Close but put away! Drifts it on the pads, Amla clips it nicely to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Anderson needed to bowl that from outside off.

  • 51.3

    J Anderson to Amla, Length ball outside off, Amla presses forward and defends it.

  • 51.2

    J Anderson to Amla, Good length outside off, left alone by Amla. More words exchanged.

  • 51.1

    J Anderson to Plessis, Slants it on the pads, du Plessis almost falls over as he clips it through square leg for a single. Anderson continues to blabber along to Faf.

  • OVER 51
    NO RUN SA 164/3
    F du Plessis 8 (23)
    H Amla 61 (121)
    J Anderson 15-2-36-2
    B Stokes 11-3-13-1
  • 50.6

    Ben Stokes to H Amla, Shortish outside off, Amla looks to push it through the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A maiden by Stokes.

  • 50.5

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Angles a back of a length delivery around off, Amla is solid in his back foot defence.

  • 50.4

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Good length outside off, Amla gets behind it and defends it.

  • 50.3

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Banged in short outside off, Amla drops his wrists and lets it go through.

  • 50.2

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Short and going down leg, Amla is not bothered.

  • 50.1

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Slants it down the leg side, Amla gets across and lets it through. Stokes lost his footing there and hence drifted it down the leg side.

  • OVER 50
    NO RUN SA 164/3
    H Amla 61 (115)
    F du Plessis 8 (23)
    B Stokes 10-2-13-1
    J Anderson 15-2-36-2
  • 49.6

    J Anderson to Plessis, Du Plessis keeps his bat behind his pad and defends it towards the off side.

  • 49.5

    J Anderson to Plessis, Pitched up around off, Faf comes forward and defends it.

  • 49.4

    J Anderson to Plessis, Angles in a length ball outside off, du Plessis covers his stumps and lets it go.

  • 49.3

    J Anderson to Plessis, This time he gets right behind the line and defends it watchfully.

  • 49.2

    J Anderson to Plessis, Back of a length outside off, bounces more, du Plessis looks to put it away but is surprised by the extra lift as he cannot connect.

  • 49.1

    J Anderson to Plessis, Good length outside off, shapes in, Faf keeps his bat close to him and lets it go through.

  • OVER 49
    NO RUN SA 164/3
    F du Plessis 8 (17)
    H Amla 61 (115)
    J Anderson 14-2-36-2
    B Stokes 10-2-13-1
  • 48.6

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Angles a shorter length delivery around off, Amla gets across and defends it.

  • 48.5

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Back of a length outside off, Amla defends it watchfully.

  • 48.4

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Hurls it outside off, Amla is lured into the forward push. The ball swings away and is beaten all ends up. Bairstow collects and flinches in pain. He didn't quite take it well. This is the first time Amla has played and missed one in this innings.

  • 48.3

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Good length outside off, nips in, Amla is not bothered.

  • 48.2

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Length ball outside off, Amla comes forward and defends it.

  • 48.1

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Shorter length outside off, Amla drops his wrists and lets it go.

  • OVER 48
    4 RUNS SA 164/3
    H Amla 61 (109)
    F du Plessis 8 (17)
    B Stokes 9-1-13-1
    J Anderson 14-2-36-2
  • 47.6

    J Anderson to du Plessis, Full around off, punch-driven towards mid off.

  • 47.5

    J Anderson to du Plessis, Full around off, Faf pushes it towards mid off from his crease.

  • 47.4

    J Anderson to Plessis, FOUR! Edged! Lands it outside off, Faf comes forward to defend but gets an outside edge. It runs past the gully fielder and a boundary results.

  • 47.3

    J Anderson to Plessis, Faf comes forward and pushes it towards the off side.

  • 47.2

    J Anderson to Plessis, Similar length, closer to the stumps though, another leave.

  • 47.1

    J Anderson to Plessis, Starts with a good length ball outside off, left alone by Faf.

  • OVER 47
    NO RUN SA 160/3
    F du Plessis 4 (11)
    H Amla 61 (109)
    J Anderson 13-2-32-2
    B Stokes 9-1-13-1
  • 46.6

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Shortish around off stump, Amla gets right behind the line and defends it towards the bowler. Ends it well for SA. LUNCH ON DAY 3.

  • 46.5

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Slightly fuller this time and just outside off, nips in sharply as Amla offers a leave.

  • 46.4

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Shortish and around middle, Amla hops across the sticks and defends it to the leg side.

  • 46.3

    Ben Stokes to Amla, On a length and angling into Amla who tucks it off the back foot towards square leg.

  • 46.2

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Shortish and just outside off, Amla evades it by arching his back.

  • 46.1

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Back of a length outside off, stays back and defends it to the off side.

  • OVER 46
    1 RUN SA 160/3
    H Amla 61 (103)
    F du Plessis 4 (11)
    B Stokes 8-1-13-1
    J Anderson 13-2-32-2
  • 45.6

    J Anderson to Plessis, Length ball again in the corridor of uncertainty, Faf is watchful and lets it pass.

  • 45.5

    J Anderson to Plessis, On a length around off stump, gets across and defends it solidly towards mid-wicket.

  • 45.4

    J Anderson to Plessis, Anderson continues to probe around the off stump with a good length ball, fine leave from South African captain.

  • 45.3

    J Anderson to Plessis, Good length ball just around off stump, Faf shapes for the back foot punch but the bat face turned in his hands. Mistimes it towards mid on.

  • 45.2

    J Anderson to Plessis, On a good length around off stump, du Plessis stays in his crease and defends with a straight bat.

  • 45.1

    J Anderson to Amla, Length ball arrowing in on the pads, Amla glances it down towards fine leg for a single.

  • OVER 45
    1 RUN SA 159/3
    H Amla 60 (102)
    F du Plessis 4 (6)
    J Anderson 12-2-31-2
    B Stokes 8-1-13-1
  • 44.6

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Shortish in length and du Plessis pulls but straight towards the man at square leg.

  • 44.5

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Back of a length on leg stump, defended off the back foot to the leg side.

  • 44.4

    Ben Stokes to Plessis, Fullish ball outside off, Faf gets half forward and eases it towards mid off.

  • 44.3

    Ben Stokes to Amla, That kept low! Back of a length on off stump, Amla adjusts well to tap it towards cover for a run.

  • 44.2

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Another bumper from Stokes, he gets the same response from Amla who ducks under it.

  • 44.1

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Shortish and just outside off, Amla evades the bumper.

  • OVER 44
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 158/3
    H Amla 59 (99)
    F du Plessis 4 (3)
    B Stokes 7-1-12-1
    J Anderson 12-2-31-2
  • 43.6

    J Anderson to Plessis, Almost a wicket! Length ball around middle, Faf tries to flick but closes the bat face too early. Gets a leading edge that just falls safely on the off side.

  • 43.5

    J Anderson to Plessis, FOUR! Good shot to get off the mark! On a length around middle, du Plessis gets across and clips it just in front of square on the leg side. Initially, he was calling for two but he timed it so well that the ball raced away to the fence.

  • 43.4

    J Anderson to Plessis, On a good length just outside off, probing line as du Plessis makes a good leave.

  • 43.3

    J Anderson to Kock, OUT! GOT HIM! Anderson provides his skipper with the breakthrough he wanted. Lands this on the perfect length just outside off, de Kock is lured into pushing at it but only manages to get a nick. Bairstow takes it with ease and South Africa have now lost two wickets quite quickly. The lead though is 284 and so they are fairly in control.

  • 43.2

    J Anderson to Kock, Back of a length around middle, de Kock shuffles across to work it on the leg side. The bounce does him in a bit as he taps it on to the track.

  • 43.1

    J Anderson to Kock, On a length outside off, de Kock stands tall and defends with a straight bat towards cover.

  • OVER 43
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET SA 154/2
    Q de Kock 1 (1)
    H Amla 59 (99)
    L Dawson 3-1-20-0
    B Stokes 7-1-12-1
  • 42.6

    Ben Stokes to Kock, Snorter to get first up! De Kock will be happy he got away with it. Stokes digs it in short and angles it into the left-hander, Quinton tries to fend but gets into an awkward position. The ball flies off his forearm and it flies down towards fine leg. The umpire feels there was glove probably and so hasn't signaled anything. So, de Kock is off the mark.

  • 42.5

    Stokes to D Elgar, OUT! STOKES STRIKES! A soft dismissal and the short ball ploy brings England a wicket. Dug in shorter outside off, Elgar gets across to pull but ends up in a tangle with his bat going nowhere. Took his eyes off the ball and so all he did eventually was spoon it to backward square leg where Anderson takes an easy catch. Much-needed strike for England but probably a bit late than they would have wanted.

  • 42.4

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Stokes continues to bang the deck, Elgar rises on his toes to defend it back to the bowler.

  • 42.3

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Again on the shorter length on leg stump, Amla stays on the back foot and defends towards mid-wicket.

  • 42.2

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Short of a length outside off, Elgar hangs on the back foot and defends it towards backward point.

  • 42.1

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Shortish just outside off, Elgar arches his back to evade the bumper.

  • OVER 42
    14 RUNS SA 153/1
    D Elgar 80 (131)
    H Amla 59 (99)
    B Stokes 6-1-11-0
    L Dawson 3-1-20-0
  • 41.6

    L Dawson to Amla, FOUR! More runs! Doesn't matter if the line is negative, Amla isn't going to stop. Floated around leg stump, a bit full and he whips it through mid-wicket with full power to find the fence once more. There were shouts of 'Catch it!' but the ball reached the fence even before they could utter it properly.

  • 41.5

    L Dawson to Amla, Floated around leg stump, Amla stays back and whips it towards mid-wicket where it is well stopped.

  • 41.4

    L Dawson to Amla, Floated outside leg stump, Amla hangs back in his crease and allows the ball to rap his pads.

  • 41.3

    L Dawson to Amla, SIX! Reaches the milestone in style! Flighted around off stump, Amla uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and dismantles it over long on for a biggie. Yet another Test fifty for Amla, second of the match and he seems hell bent on dominating the England spinners here. The lead swells to 279.

  • 41.2

    L Dawson to Amla, Full and around off, leans into it and defends it solidly.

  • 41.1

    L Dawson to Amla, FOUR! Smashed! Amla will not let Dawson settle, that's for sure. Steps out to this flighted delivery and launches it comfortably over mid on. Clean strike and that's another boundary for the veteran. Inches closer to another Test fifty.

  • OVER 41
    1 RUN SA 139/1
    H Amla 45 (93)
    D Elgar 80 (131)
    L Dawson 2-1-6-0
    B Stokes 6-1-11-0
  • 40.6

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Tighter line as Stokes gets this length ball closer to the off stump, Elgar though, is sure of where his off stump is and lets it pass.

  • 40.5

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Switches to around the wicket and delivers a length ball on fifth stump channel, watchfully left alone by Elgar.

  • 40.4

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Back of a length around middle, stays back and across to wrist it through backward square leg for a run.

  • 40.3

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Erratic delivery from Stokes, sprays it down the leg side as Amla shuffles across the sticks to make a leave.

  • 40.2

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Full and around off stump, swings in a bit as Amla looks to defend with a big front foot stride. Faint inside edge on to the pads.

  • 40.1

    Stokes to Amla, Fine yorker on the base of off stump, Amla does well dig it out towards the off side. Good cricket all around.

  • OVER 40
    6 RUNS SA 138/1
    H Amla 44 (89)
    D Elgar 80 (129)
    M Wood 8-1-41-0
    L Dawson 2-1-6-0
  • 39.6

    L Dawson to Amla, Fullish on the pads, Amla wrists it towards deep square leg for a single to keep strike.

  • 39.5

    L Dawson to Amla, Loopy and outside leg stump, Amla gets across and smothers it towards the short leg fielder.

  • 39.4

    L Dawson to Amla, FOUR! Kaboom! Almost as if to say that the previous ball was an aberration. Flighted around off stump, Amla reaches out to that one and lofts it nonchalantly over the bowler's head. The ball races to the long off fence in no time.

  • 39.3

    L Dawson to Amla, Better length from Dawson, flights it outside off and Amla mistimes the attempted drive. Gets it off the inner half and the ball goes down the track.

  • 39.2

    L Dawson to Amla, Again on the shorter length, Amla punches it off the back foot towards mid on.

  • 39.1

    L Dawson to Elgar, Slightly shorter in length outside off, Elgar camps back and whips it towards deep mid-wicket. Single taken.

  • OVER 39
    6 RUNS SA 132/1
    D Elgar 79 (128)
    H Amla 39 (84)
    B Stokes 5-1-10-0
    M Wood 8-1-41-0
  • 38.6

    M Wood to D Elgar, Shortish this time on leg, Elgar swivels to help it behind square on the leg side for a single.

  • 38.5

    M Wood to Elgar, FOUR! Just short of a good length around off, extra bounce and Elgar rides it well by taking his bottom hand off at the last moment. The ball goes off the edge but on the bounce and beats gully to the fence. It might have come off the edge but the southpaw knew what he was doing there.

  • 38.4

    M Wood to Elgar, Good length delivery well outside off, Elgar doesn't offer a stroke.

  • 38.3

    M Wood to H Amla, Dug in short around middle, pulled towards deep backward square leg for a single.

  • 38.2

    M Wood to Amla, Back of a length outside off, Amla hangs back and lets it pass.

  • 38.1

    M Wood to Amla, Length ball outside off, Amla doesn't offer a shot to that one.

  • OVER 38
    4 RUNS SA 126/1
    H Amla 38 (81)
    D Elgar 74 (125)
    M Wood 7-1-35-0
    B Stokes 5-1-10-0
  • 37.6

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Angles this length ball across the left-hander, this time Elgar lets it pass.

  • 37.5

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Length ball around off stump, Elgar gets across and pushes it towards mid on.

  • 37.4

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, FOUR! Nicely done by Elgar! Shortish outside off, takes it on with a feisty pull through mid-wicket. Fairly in control and sends it to the fence for a boundary. Confident shot!

  • 37.3

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Back of a length just outside off, Elgar withdraws his bat to let it through.

  • 37.2

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Honing in on that zone just outside the off stump, Elgar has a good look at it and makes another leave.

  • 37.1

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, On a good length angling in on fourth stump line, Elgar shoulders arms to make a leave.

  • OVER 37
    8 RUNS SA 122/1
    D Elgar 70 (119)
    H Amla 38 (81)
    B Stokes 4-1-6-0
    M Wood 7-1-35-0
  • 36.6

    M Wood to Amla, FOUR! Gets it through! Shortish and outside off, Amla throws his hands at it and gets a slice that goes on the bounce through the slip cordon. No third man in place and it's a boundary.

  • 36.5

    M Wood to Amla, Short ball closer to off stump, Amla evades the line of the bumper.

  • 36.4

    M Wood to Elgar, Tap and run from Elgar, nudges this length ball with soft hands towards cover as the batsmen scamper through for a single.

  • 36.3

    M Wood to Elgar, On a length around leg stump, Elgar shuffles a touch and clips it in front of square on the leg side. A couple taken.

  • 36.2

    M Wood to Elgar, Short ball around leg stump, Elgar is happy to duck under it.

  • 36.1

    M Wood to Amla, Fullish and angled in around off stump, Amla pushes at it but gets a faint inside edge on the pads. The ball trickles towards square leg as the batsmen get a single.

  • OVER 36
    1 RUN SA 114/1
    H Amla 33 (78)
    D Elgar 67 (116)
    M Wood 6-1-27-0
    B Stokes 4-1-6-0
  • 35.6

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Good length outside off, bounces more on the batsman, Elgar defends it towards point.

  • 35.5

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Back of a length outside off, Elgar defends it off his crease.

  • 35.4

    Ben Stokes to D Elgar, Edged! Lands it outside off, Elgar gets outside the line and plays it with soft hands. The edge does not carry to the keeper. Root was appealing for an lbw.

  • 35.3

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Good length around off, Amla turns it towards the leg side for a single. Stokes looks to stop it from happening going to his right but cannot do so.

  • 35.2

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Full around off, Amla comes forward and defends it.

  • 35.1

    Ben Stokes to Amla, Shorter in length around middle, Amla raises his bat and lets it go. The ball follows him yet he manages to let it go.

  • OVER 35
    5 RUNS SA 113/1
    H Amla 32 (75)
    D Elgar 67 (113)
    B Stokes 3-1-5-0
    M Wood 6-1-27-0
  • 34.6

    M Wood to Elgar, FOUR! Nicely done! Elgar comes forward and taps this between the gully fielders for a boundary to third man. The frustration continues for the home side.

  • 34.5

    M Wood to Elgar, Shorter in length around middle, Elgar ducks under it.

  • 34.4

    M Wood to Elgar, Good length around off, bounces more on Dean, Elgar taps it towards gully from his crease. Well played.

  • 34.3

    M Wood to Elgar, Elgar turns it towards the leg side from his crease.

  • 34.2

    M Wood to Amla, Slants it on the pads, clipped through backward square leg for a single.

  • 34.1

    M Wood to Amla, Good length outside off, Amla defends it from his crease.

  • OVER 34
    4 RUNS SA 108/1
    H Amla 31 (73)
    D Elgar 63 (109)
    M Wood 5-1-22-0
    B Stokes 3-1-5-0
  • 33.6

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Elgar gets outside the line and defends it watchfully.

  • 33.5

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Fuller around off, Elgar turns it towards the leg side.

  • 33.4

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, FOUR! Bad ball and punished! Fuller around off, now since Elgar is batting on off stump, he clips it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary this time.

  • 33.3

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Good length wide outside off, nothing doing from Elgar.

  • 33.2

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Back of a length outside off, Elgar looks to work it through mid-wicket but the bowler himself runs to his left and stops the ball. Does not concede the single. Well done.

  • 33.1

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Shorter outside off, Elgar lets it go through dropping his wrists.

  • OVER 33
    3 RUNS SA 104/1
    D Elgar 59 (103)
    H Amla 31 (73)
    S Broad 11-3-33-0
    M Wood 5-1-22-0
  • 32.6

    M Wood to Elgar, Wrong line! Drifts it on the pads, Elgar clips it through mid-wicket. Broad gives it a chase from mid on and keeps the ball in play with a slide. Saves a run for his side. The umpire refers it upstairs but replays find Broad fine and that is a good effort. Lead is now 234!

  • 32.5

    M Wood to Elgar, Hurls it outside off, left alone this time by Elgar.

  • 32.4

    M Wood to Elgar, And again! Wood angles it outside off on a length, Dean pokes at it and is beaten yet again. England cannot believe their luck today.

  • 32.3

    M Wood to Elgar, Nicely bowled! Good length outside off, Elgar hangs his bat out for it and is beaten by the away swing. He has played and missed at quite a few.

  • 32.2

    M Wood to Elgar, Full and wide outside off, Elgar tempts him but Dean does not fall for it.

  • 32.1

    M Wood to Elgar, Starts with a length ball outside off, left alone by Elgar.

  • OVER 32
    2 RUNS SA 101/1
    D Elgar 56 (97)
    H Amla 31 (73)
    J Anderson 11-2-27-1
    S Broad 11-3-33-0
  • 31.6

    S Broad to Amla, Good length outside off, left alone by Amla.

  • 31.5

    S Broad to Amla, Angles it on a good length around off, Amla turns it with a swivel towards mid-wicket. He has been relatively safe and secure.

  • 31.4

    S Broad to Elgar, And again, Elgar turns it towards silly mid on. Ali parries it towards mid off and they steal a single.

  • 31.3

    S Broad to Elgar, Being aware of the plan, Elgar gets across and clips it towards the leg side.

  • 31.2

    S Broad to Elgar, Full and outside off, Elgar pushes it towards point coming forward. Dean is pushing at fuller ones just wide outside off, does not need to play at these.

  • 31.1

    S Broad to Amla, Good length around off, worked towards mid-wicket for a single. 100 up for South Africa.

  • OVER 31
    5 RUNS SA 99/1
    H Amla 30 (70)
    D Elgar 55 (94)
    S Broad 10-2-31-0
    J Anderson 11-2-27-1
  • 30.6

    J Anderson to Elgar, Back of a length outside off, Dean defends it.

  • 30.5

    J Anderson to Elgar, Good length around off, Elgar comes forward and defends it.

  • 30.4

    J Anderson to Amla, Good length around off, Amla looks to turn it through the leg side but gets an inside edge past his stumps for a single. England are getting a bit grumpy.

  • 30.3

    J Anderson to Amla, Good length around off, Amla defends it from his crease.

  • 30.2

    J Anderson to H Amla, Short and outside off, Amla cracks it towards backward point and this time Stokes stops it.

  • 30.1

    J Anderson to H Amla, FOUR! Poor fielding! Back of a length outside off, Amla punches it through backward point. The fielder, Ben Stokes gets a hand to it but cannot stop the ball. A boundary results. Stokes flinches in pain.

  • OVER 30
    NO RUN SA 94/1
    H Amla 25 (66)
    D Elgar 55 (92)
    J Anderson 10-2-22-1
    S Broad 10-2-31-0
  • 29.6

    S Broad to Elgar, Dean comes forward and turns it towards mid-wicket.

  • 29.5

    S Broad to Elgar, Fuller length outside off, left alone by Elgar.

  • 29.4

    S Broad to D Elgar, DROPPED! Fuller outside off, Elgar looks to drive but gets an outside edge towards Anderson at gully. Jimmy flies to his left but cannot hold onto it. Elgar got out similarly in the first innings. There was a chance of a run out at the bowler's end but no harm done. Another chance gone missing. England haven't helped themselves here.

  • 29.3

    S Broad to Elgar, Back of a length outside off, Elgar rides the bounce and taps it towards covers.

  • 29.2

    S Broad to Elgar, Length ball outside off, Elgar comes forward and pushes it towards covers.

  • 29.1

    S Broad to Elgar, Good length around the stumps, Elgar gets across and taps it towards the on side.

  • OVER 29
    3 RUNS SA 94/1
    D Elgar 55 (86)
    H Amla 25 (66)
    S Broad 9-2-31-0
    J Anderson 10-2-22-1
  • 28.6

    J Anderson to Elgar, Good length around off, Elgar comes forward to defend but gets an inside edge towards backward square leg for a single. These two know that Anderson and Broad won't be bowling too long and hence are taking their time.

  • 28.5

    J Anderson to Elgar, This time Elgar is happy to not even think of playing and shoulders his arms to a length ball wide outside off.

  • 28.4

    J Anderson to Elgar, Length ball outside off, Elgar thinks to play but then hides his bat and lets it go through.

  • 28.3

    J Anderson to Elgar, Around off, Elgar comes forward and pushes it towards covers.

  • 28.2

    J Anderson to Elgar, And again, Elgar edges one down to third man for a couple. He is playing with soft hands really.

  • 28.1

    J Anderson to Elgar, Wide outside off, left alone.

  • OVER 28
    2 RUNS SA 91/1
    D Elgar 52 (80)
    H Amla 25 (66)
    J Anderson 9-2-19-1
    S Broad 9-2-31-0
  • 27.6

    S Broad to Amla, Almost a wicket! Good length outside off, Amla pushes at it. The ball moves away, Bairstow takes it tumbling to his right. The players appeal but are not too sure. Broad isn't confident either, for a change. Strange appeal. Replays confirm there was a spike on the Ultra Edge. That would have been out on review. What a miss this could be.

  • 27.5

    S Broad to Amla, Shorter in length in line of the stumps, Amla ducks under it. He got out playing the pull shot in the first innings, he won't repeat his mistake this time.

  • 27.4

    S Broad to Amla, Good length outside off, Amla comes forward and defends it.

  • 27.3

    S Broad to Amla, Short and wide outside off, no shot offered by Amla.

  • 27.2

    S Broad to D Elgar, Edged! Full and outside off, Elgar pushes at it and gets it wide of a diving Anderson at gully for a single to third man. Bowling to the field!

  • 27.1

    S Broad to Amla, Good length around off and middle, clipped down to fine leg for a single.

  • OVER 27
    4 RUNS SA 89/1
    H Amla 24 (61)
    D Elgar 51 (79)
    S Broad 8-1-29-0
    J Anderson 9-2-19-1
  • 26.6

    J Anderson to Elgar, Edged! Good length outside off, Elgar looks to defend but gets an edge wide of the gully fielder. Two runs taken. Also brings up his fifty, 8th in Tests. He has played really well so far and will want to carry on.

  • 26.5

    J Anderson to Elgar, Full outside off, Elgar presses forward and pushes it into the gap at covers for a couple of runs. He has been watchful today.

  • 26.4

    J Anderson to Elgar, Wide outside off, Elgar is never going to play at that one.

  • 26.3

    J Anderson to Elgar, A tad short outside off, Elgar raises his bat and lets it pass.

  • 26.2

    J Anderson to Elgar, Slants it outside off on a length, Elgar lets it go through.

  • 26.1

    J Anderson to Elgar, Good length around off, Elgar comes forward and closes the face of the bat to get it towards the leg side.

  • OVER 26
    NO RUN SA 85/1
    D Elgar 47 (73)
    H Amla 24 (61)
    J Anderson 8-2-15-1
    S Broad 8-1-29-0
  • 25.6

    S Broad to Amla, Length ball outside off, Amla shoulders his arms to it.

  • 25.5

    S Broad to Amla, Fuller outside off, Amla is not bothered.

  • 25.4

    S Broad to Amla, Doles it outside off on a good length, Amla is happy to let it go through.

  • 25.3

    S Broad to Amla, Amla comes forward and defends it nicely.

  • 25.2

    S Broad to Amla, Good length outside off, Amla defends it towards covers.

  • 25.1

    S Broad to Amla, Angles it outside off on a length, Amla defends it watchfully.

  • OVER 25
    1 RUN SA 85/1
    H Amla 24 (55)
    D Elgar 47 (73)
    S Broad 7-1-29-0
    J Anderson 8-2-15-1
  • 24.6

    J Anderson to Elgar, BEATEN! On a good length outside off, Elgar feels for it and hangs his bat out for it. The ball goes past the outside edge and England cannot believe their luck.

  • 24.5

    J Anderson to Elgar, Slants it across Elgar who lets it go through easily.

  • 24.4

    J Anderson to Amla, Punches it into the off side for a single.

  • 24.3

    J Anderson to Amla, Angles it on a length, Amla gets across and turns it towards the leg side.

  • 24.2

    J Anderson to Amla, Back of a length outside off, solid back foot defence by Amla.

  • 24.1

    J Anderson to Amla, On a length around off, Amla gets in line and defends it.

  • OVER 24
    8 RUNS SA 84/1
    H Amla 23 (51)
    D Elgar 47 (71)
    J Anderson 7-2-14-1
    S Broad 7-1-29-0
  • 23.6

    S Broad to D Elgar, FOUR! Edged! Broad bowls it around off, Elgar shapes to defend but gets an outside edge which rolls past the second slip fielder for a boundary to third man. Root is applauding the ball but Broad is not happy.

  • 23.5

    S Broad to Elgar, FOUR! Nice shot! Full outside off, Elgar presses forward and creams it past mid off for a boundary. First one of the morning.

  • 23.4

    S Broad to Elgar, Hurls it around middle, Elgar comes forward and defends it watchfully.

  • 23.3

    S Broad to Elgar, Opened up! Broad angles it around off, Dean is opened up as he looks to defend. Manages to keep it out towards the off side.

  • 23.2

    S Broad to Elgar, Fuller outside off, Elgar pushes it back towards the bowler.

  • 23.1

    S Broad to Elgar, Around off on a length, Elgar gets across and turns it towards the leg side.

  • OVER 23
    1 RUN SA 76/1
    D Elgar 39 (65)
    H Amla 23 (51)
    L Dawson 1-0-0-0
    J Anderson 7-2-14-1
  • 22.6

    J Anderson to Amla, Good length outside off, Amla dabs it towards gully from his crease.

  • 22.5

    J Anderson to Amla, Amla gets in line and defends this from his surface.

  • 22.4

    J Anderson to Amla, Edged! Full around off, Amla looks to push but gets it off the outer half towards covers. There was a hint of away swing for him.

  • 22.3

    J Anderson to Amla, Full around off, Amla gets across and defends it back to the bowler.

  • 22.2

    J Anderson to Elgar, First runs of the day! Drifts it on the pads, Elgar tucks it towards fine leg for a single.

  • 22.1

    J Anderson to Elgar, Perfect! Hurls it outside off on a length, Elgar comes forward to defend but is beaten all ends up. Just the start he would have hope for, with the edge though.

  • OVER 22
    NO RUN SA 75/1
    D Elgar 38 (63)
    H Amla 23 (47)
    B Stokes 2-0-1-0
    L Dawson 1-0-0-0
  • 21.6

    L Dawson to Amla, The slider on a shortish length outside off, Amla hangs back and punches it towards cover. That's the end of the day, STUMPS ON DAY 2.

  • 21.5

    L Dawson to Amla, Darted in around middle, firmly blocked off the middle of the bat by Hashim.

  • 21.4

    L Dawson to Amla, Flighted on off stump, Amla pushes at it with a slightly open bat face, got his bat down just in time as he could have been lbw if he hadn't done so.

  • 21.3

    L Dawson to Amla, Flighted around middle, Amla presses forward to defend off the inner half towards short leg.

  • 21.2

    L Dawson to Amla, Drifting in from around leg stump, Amla thought about the clip stroke but then lets it pass down the leg side to the keeper.

  • 21.1

    L Dawson to Amla, Floated on leg stump, Amla gets across to that one and bunts it to the ground near short leg.

  • OVER 21
    NO RUN SA 75/1
    H Amla 23 (41)
    D Elgar 38 (63)
    M Ali 3-0-15-0
    B Stokes 2-0-1-0
  • 20.6

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Fullish and on fourth stump line, easily left alone to the keeper.

  • 20.5

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Back of a length angled in from outside off, Elgar drags his bat inside the line as it whizzes through to Bairstow.

  • 20.4

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Another length ball this time wider outside off, easy leave for Elgar.

  • 20.3

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Angled in on a length on the fourth stump line, Elgar defends gingerly with an angled bat towards the off side. He is still feeling the pain it seems.

  • 20.2

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, On a length outside off, Elgar lets it pass through to the keeper.

  • 20.1

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, OUCH! That's hurt and Elgar is wincing in pain. On a length around off stump, extra bounce off the surface to rap him on the left forearm as he tries to defend. Instantly he is down on his knees, understandably so. That has surely stung.

  • OVER 20
    NO RUN SA 75/1
    D Elgar 38 (57)
    H Amla 23 (41)
    B Stokes 1-0-1-0
    M Ali 3-0-15-0
  • 19.6

    M Ali to Amla, Looped up well outside off, another leave from Amla.

  • 19.5

    M Ali to Amla, Flatter outside off, Amla stays back and leaves it alone.

  • 19.4

    M Ali to Amla, Floats it up on a length outside off, Amla hangs back and gets well outside the line before padding it away.

  • 19.3

    M Ali to Amla, Drifting in from outside off, defends solidly from the crease.

  • 19.2

    M Ali to Amla, Flighted on a length wider outside off, extra bounce as Amla offers no stroke. Struck high on the pad and it bobbles towards the off side. Stifled appeal for lbw but that didn't come back in enough, was too high anyway as well.

  • 19.1

    M Ali to Amla, Floated around off stump, defended off the front foot to the leg side.

  • OVER 19
    2 RUNS SA 75/1
    H Amla 23 (35)
    D Elgar 38 (57)
    M Ali 2-0-15-0
    B Stokes 1-0-1-0
  • 18.6

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Full and outside off, leans into it and blocks solidly to the off side.

  • 18.5

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Length ball outside off, no shot offered to that one.

  • 18.4

    Stokes to Amla, Good length angled in around middle, Amla shuffles a long way across but misses the flick as the ball goes off the pads to the leg side. Loud appeal especially from Stokes for lbw but turned down. Root has a long thought but decides against the review after a chat with Bairstow. Replays show that it was clipping leg stump, so the on-field call would have stayed. Marginal decision, that!

  • 18.3

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Shortish and angled in on off stump, gets back and clips it to the leg side. Single taken.

  • 18.2

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, Length ball outside off, leans into it and taps it towards cover.

  • 18.1

    Ben Stokes to Elgar, On a length wider outside off, left alone to the keeper.

  • OVER 18
    10 RUNS SA 73/1
    D Elgar 37 (52)
    H Amla 23 (34)
    S Broad 6-1-21-0
    M Ali 2-0-15-0
  • 17.6

    M Ali to Amla, Fullish outside off, Amla gets well forward to that one and defends it on to the track.

  • 17.5

    M Ali to Amla, Floated outside off, stays back and defends it to the off side.

  • 17.4

    M Ali to Elgar, Flatter and short outside off, slapped off the back foot to sweeper cover for a single.

  • 17.3

    M Ali to Amla, Floated aorund middle, Amla gets back and works it with the turn behind square on the leg side for a single.

  • 17.2

    M Ali to Amla, FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Ali gifts a full toss and Amla doesn't miss out. Slaps it through mid-wicket with disdain to pick up another boundary. The lead goes past 200 for South Africa.

  • 17.1

    M Ali to Amla, FOUR! Intent from Amla! Flighted outside off, uses his feet and lifts it straight over the bowler's head. Clinical strike and it goes away to the long off fence on a few bounces. He will want to unsettle the off spinner.

  • OVER 17
    5 RUNS SA 63/1
    H Amla 14 (29)
    D Elgar 36 (51)
    M Ali 1-0-5-0
    S Broad 6-1-21-0
  • 16.6

    S Broad to D Elgar, Full and outside off, driven firmly towards the man at mid off.

  • 16.5

    S Broad to Elgar, Good length closer to off stump, blocked solidly from the crease.

  • 16.4

    S Broad to Elgar, FOUR! That's been struck as straight as an arrow. Pleasing shot from Elgar. Leans into this full ball and smears the drive straight back past the bowler. It races down the ground to the fence for a boundary. Nicely timed!

  • 16.3

    S Broad to Elgar, On a shortish length outside off, stays back and defends it to the off side.

  • 16.2

    S Broad to Amla, Leg bye! On middle and leg, leans across to flick but it goes off the pads towards square leg.

  • 16.1

    S Broad to Amla, Length ball around off stump, Amla's bat comes down with a sledgehammer to block it.

  • OVER 16
    5 RUNS SA 58/1
    H Amla 14 (27)
    D Elgar 32 (47)
    S Broad 5-1-17-0
    M Ali 1-0-5-0
  • 15.6

    M Ali to D Elgar, FOUR! Risky shot but it comes off! Tossed up outside off, induces the drive from Elgar and it's a bit uppish but well past the short extra cover fielder. Rockets away to the fence for a boundary. Ali won't mind this as it's not easy to drive the ball that's pitching in the rough.

  • 15.5

    M Ali to Elgar, Flighted on off stump, Elgar leans into it and defends with an angled bat to the off side.

  • 15.4

    M Ali to Elgar, Full toss outside off, Elgar reaches out and taps it towards mid off.

  • 15.3

    M Ali to Elgar, Drifting in from around off stump, a bit of extra bounce and Elgar adjusts to tap it to the leg side.

  • 15.2

    M Ali to Elgar, Floated outside off, presses forward and blocks it to the off side.

  • 15.1

    M Ali to Amla, Floated around middle, Amla stands tall and whips it through square leg for a single.

  • OVER 15
    8 RUNS SA 53/1
    H Amla 13 (26)
    D Elgar 28 (42)
    M Wood 4-1-19-0
    S Broad 5-1-17-0
  • 14.6

    S Broad to Elgar, Length ball closer to off stump, defended solidly from the crease to the off side.

  • 14.5

    S Broad to Elgar, On a good length just outside off, Dean lets it pass through to the keeper.

  • 14.4

    S Broad to Elgar, Fullish around middle, gets across and defends it solidly to the leg side.

  • 14.3

    S Broad to D Elgar, FOUR! More runs to third man! Lot of runs in that zone today. On a length outside off, Elgar plays it with late with an angled bat, it goes off the edge just past a diving gully fielder, all the way to the fence.

  • 14.2

    S Broad to Elgar, Fullish and around off stump, solidly blocked with a forward press by Elgar.

  • 14.1

    S Broad to Elgar, FOUR! Nicely done! Broad has been dishing out too many on the pads and this time Elgar finds the fence. Clips it elegantly through mid-wicket and the timing is spot on from the opener.

  • OVER 14
    8 RUNS SA 45/1
    D Elgar 20 (36)
    H Amla 13 (26)
    S Broad 4-1-9-0
    M Wood 4-1-19-0
  • 13.6

    M Wood to Amla, Back of a length closer to off stump, Amla shoulders arms to let it be.

  • 13.5

    M Wood to Amla, Another short ball to follow up, this time Hashim decides to evade it.

  • 13.4

    M Wood to H Amla, FOUR! Pulled away! Amla hasn't played this shot well in this game so far but this is well done. Shortish on off stump, he swivels and hammers the pull nicely in front of square on the leg side. Rolled his wrists well to keep the ball down and it speeds to the fence for a boundary.

  • 13.3

    M Wood to Amla, Short of a good length outside off, Amla stands tall and defends it to the off side.

  • 13.2

    M Wood to Amla, FOUR! Through the gap! Back of a length outside off, Amla plays late with an angled bat. Soft hands and it's an educated edge that goes between the slips and gully. Trickles away to the third man fence.

  • 13.1

    M Wood to Amla, On a good length just outside off, Amla watchfully lets it pass to the keeper.

  • OVER 13
    4 RUNS SA 37/1
    H Amla 5 (20)
    D Elgar 20 (36)
    M Wood 3-1-11-0
    S Broad 4-1-9-0
  • 12.6

    S Broad to Elgar, Edged but doesn't carry! Elgar plays with soft hands and an angled bat to this length delivery outside off. The ball goes off the outside edge but on the bounce to second slip where Root makes a good stop.

  • 12.5

    S Broad to Elgar, Just short of a good length outside off, Elgar rides the bounce well and dabs with an angled bat towards gully on the bounce.

  • 12.4

    S Broad to Elgar, Pitched up and angled into the pads, Elgar gets across and clips it nicely through mid-wicket. The man in the deep covers good ground to his right and tidies up as the batsmen take a couple.

  • 12.3

    S Broad to Amla, Bowls it from wide of the crease and pushes it up to the batsman outside off, a bit of inward movement as Amla gets a faint inside edge on to the pads. The ball rolls towards mid-wicket as the batsmen cross for a run.

  • 12.2

    S Broad to Elgar, Fullish and on the pads, Elgar flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 12.1

    S Broad to Elgar, Fullish ball on the pads, worked towards mid-wicket but straight to the fielder. Elgar has missed out on the freebie.

  • OVER 12
    1 RUN SA 33/1
    D Elgar 17 (31)
    H Amla 4 (19)
    J Anderson 6-1-13-1
    M Wood 3-1-11-0
  • 11.6

    M Wood to Amla, Back of a length outside off, punched firmly off the back foot towards extra cover.

  • 11.5

    M Wood to Amla, Fractionally short of a good length outside off, Amla lifts his bat to make a leave.

  • 11.4

    M Wood to Amla, Sharp bumper on off stump, Amla ducks under the bouncer rather comfortably.

  • 11.3

    M Wood to Elgar, Shortish and on leg stump, Elgar jumps around to fend it towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 11.2

    M Wood to Elgar, Shortish and in the zone outside off, Elgar is right behind the line and defends solidly.

  • 11.1

    M Wood to Elgar, Back of a length outside off, defended solidly off the back foot by Elgar.

  • OVER 11
    NO RUN SA 32/1
    D Elgar 16 (28)
    H Amla 4 (16)
    M Wood 2-0-10-0
    J Anderson 6-1-13-1
  • 10.6

    J Anderson to Amla, Fullish outside off, gets on the front foot and defends nicely on the bounce towards slip.

  • 10.5

    J Anderson to Amla, Length ball outside off, Amla defends it solidly from the crease to the off side.

  • 10.4

    J Anderson to Amla, Just short of Anderson! On a length outside off, Amla stays back to drive but mistimes it towards the bowler. Doesn't carry to Jimmy who tries in vain to take the return catch.

  • 10.3

    J Anderson to Amla, Back of a length outside off, Amla hangs back and defends it to the off side.

  • 10.2

    J Anderson to Amla, Fullish outside off, Amla gets on the front foot and defends gently to the covers.

  • 10.1

    J Anderson to Amla, Back of a length outside off, gets back and dabs it towards point.

  • OVER 10
    NO RUN SA 32/1
    H Amla 4 (10)
    D Elgar 16 (28)
    J Anderson 5-0-13-1
    M Wood 2-0-10-0
  • 9.6

    M Wood to Elgar, Length ball around off, tails in a bit as Elgar gets across to tap it to the leg side.

  • 9.5

    M Wood to Elgar, On a length around off, defended with an angled bat towards point.

  • 9.4

    M Wood to Elgar, Short ball around off, Elgar sways away from the line of the bumper.

  • 9.3

    M Wood to Elgar, Pitched up around off stump, pushed gently towards the bowler.

  • 9.2

    M Wood to Elgar, Fuller ball outside off, leans into it and taps it towards mid off.

  • 9.1

    M Wood to Elgar, Dug in short just outside off, Elgar sways away from the bumper.

  • OVER 9
    NO RUN SA 32/1
    D Elgar 16 (22)
    H Amla 4 (10)
    M Wood 1-0-10-0
    J Anderson 5-0-13-1
  • 8.6

    J Anderson to Amla, Fuller ball outside off, presses forward to that one and defends solidly to cover.

  • 8.5

    J Anderson to Amla, On a length outside off, probing line but Amla does well to let it pass.

  • 8.4

    J Anderson to Amla, Back of a length outside off, defended solidly from the crease to the covers.

  • 8.3

    J Anderson to Amla, Length ball just outside off, left alone to the keeper.

  • 8.2

    J Anderson to Amla, On a length outside off, Amla gets back and defends it towards the covers.

  • 8.1

    J Anderson to Amla, Length ball around off, Amla defends it solidly from the crease.

  • OVER 8
    10 RUNS SA 32/1
    H Amla 4 (4)
    D Elgar 16 (22)
    J Anderson 4-0-13-1
    M Wood 1-0-10-0
  • 7.6

    M Wood to Elgar, Good length closer to off stump, defends it solidly from the crease.

  • 7.5

    M Wood to Elgar, FOUR! Cracking shot! Fuller and wider outside off, Elgar leans into it nicely and drives sweetly through the covers. Timing was the highlight and the ball races to the fence for a boundary.

  • 7.4

    M Wood to Elgar, Back of a length outside off, stays back and blocks it to the off side.

  • 7.3

    M Wood to Elgar, Good length ball outside off, Elgar presses forward and defends it towards cover where the fielder dives to get a hand on it to parry it towards mid off. Brace taken.

  • 7.2

    M Wood to Elgar, Length ball outside off, leans into it and defends gently towards cover.

  • 7.1

    M Wood to Elgar, FOUR! Loosener to start and put away. Wide half volley and Elgar essays a drive through cover-point. One hand came off while executing the stroke but timed it really well as the ball raced to the fence.

  • OVER 7
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET SA 22/1
    D Elgar 6 (16)
    H Amla 4 (4)
    S Broad 3-1-5-0
    J Anderson 4-0-13-1
  • 6.6

    J Anderson to Amla, Amla comes right forward and defends it.

  • 6.5

    J Anderson to Amla, Good length around off, Amla gets in line and defends it.

  • 6.4

    J Anderson to Amla, FOUR! Sloppy from Wood! Shorter but on middle and leg, Amla gets across and pulls it towards fine leg. Mark Wood runs to his right from deep square leg, dives but parries the ball to the ropes. Amla is away!

  • 6.3

    J Anderson to Amla, On a length around off stump, played with an angled bat towards gully on the bounce

  • 6.2

    J Anderson to H Kuhn, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Anderson draws first blood and Root is absolutely pumped up. The outswinger on a length outside off, Kuhn pushes tentatively at it and gets a thick edge that flies low to second slip where the England captain gobbles it up. Just the start the hosts would have been hoping for after conceding a big lead.

  • 6.1

    J Anderson to H Kuhn, Full and outside off, driven firmly towards the mid off fielder.

  • OVER 6
    2 RUNS SA 18/0
    H Kuhn 8 (20)
    D Elgar 6 (16)
    J Anderson 3-0-9-0
    S Broad 3-1-5-0
  • 5.6

    S Broad to Elgar, Full and around off stump, Elgar defends around his front pad as the ball goes down the track to the bowler.

  • 5.5

    S Broad to Elgar, Fullish ball on the pads, leans across and clips it sweetly through square leg for a brace.

  • 5.4

    S Broad to Elgar, Another length ball closer to off stump, played with an angled bat and the ball goes on the bounce towards third man.

  • 5.3

    S Broad to Elgar, On a length closer to off stump, angling in, Elgar hangs back and defends solidly towards point.

  • 5.2

    S Broad to Elgar, Play and a miss! Just short of a fuller length outside off, straightens after pitching as Elgar is beaten on the drive. Loose stuff from both the South African openers so far.

  • 5.1

    S Broad to Elgar, Fullish and angling into the stumps, Elgar gets across and jams it towards mid-wicket.

  • OVER 5
    6 RUNS SA 16/0
    D Elgar 4 (10)
    H Kuhn 8 (20)
    S Broad 2-1-3-0
    J Anderson 3-0-9-0
  • 4.6

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Clips this one through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

  • 4.5

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Full and outside off, Kuhn shapes to drive it through but is beaten by the away swing.

  • 4.4

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Full and around off, turned towards the leg side.

  • 4.3

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Lands it outside off, Kuhn lets it go through.

  • 4.2

    J Anderson to Kuhn, NOT OUT! Another review wasted by Root! Anderson bowls it around off, nips in as Kuhn comes forward to defend it. The ball raps him on the pads and the players go up for an lbw. The umpire says no. The bowler convinces his captain to go for the review and Root obliges. Ball Tracker shows that the ball was bouncing over the stumps. A review wasted. Think Root needs to take his time and consider more things before opting for the review. Replays show that Kuhn is batting way out of his crease, the players should have spotted that. With everyone interested in the review, nobody stops the ball and it runs into the fence. Leg Byes signaled for them.

  • 4.1

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Full and outside off, Kuhn comes forward and pushes it towards covers.

  • OVER 4
    3 RUNS SA 10/0
    H Kuhn 6 (14)
    D Elgar 4 (10)
    J Anderson 2-0-7-0
    S Broad 2-1-3-0
  • 3.6

    S Broad to Elgar, Good length just around off, Elgar plays it with an angled bat towards point.

  • 3.5

    S Broad to Elgar, Fuller and on the stumps, turned through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

  • 3.4

    S Broad to Elgar, Length ball outside off, no shot offered by Elgar.

  • 3.3

    S Broad to Elgar, Goes round the wicket, angles it down the leg side, Elgar fails to clip it through.

  • 3.2

    S Broad to Kuhn, Drives it towards extra cover and takes a single.

  • 3.1

    S Broad to Kuhn, Lands it outside off on a length, Kuhn comes forward and defends it.

  • OVER 3
    2 RUNS SA 7/0
    H Kuhn 5 (12)
    D Elgar 2 (6)
    S Broad 1-0-0-0
    J Anderson 2-0-7-0
  • 2.6

    J Anderson to Elgar, Lands it outside off, Elgar looks to hang his bat out for it but is beaten again. Top over from Anderson comes to an end.

  • 2.5

    J Anderson to Elgar, Plays this towards point from his crease.

  • 2.4

    J Anderson to Elgar, Too full outside off, Elgar squeezes it through covers for a couple of runs.

  • 2.3

    J Anderson to Elgar, And again! Anderson slants it outside off, Dean looks to drive it through but fails to connect.

  • 2.2

    J Anderson to Elgar, BEATEN! Outside off on a good length, Elgar looks to play at it but is beaten.

  • 2.1

    J Anderson to Elgar, Full and outside off, Elgar looks to push but gets it off the inner half back down the wicket.

  • OVER 2
    NO RUN SA 5/0
    D Elgar 0 (0)
    H Kuhn 5 (12)
    S Broad 1-0-0-0
  • 1.6

    S Broad to Kuhn, Kuhn comes forward to defend but gets it off the inner half towards mid on. Maiden to begin for Kuhn.

  • 1.5

    S Broad to Kuhn, A tad short outside off, Kuhn is not bothered.

  • 1.4

    S Broad to Kuhn, Full and wide outside off, Kuhn looks to go hard through the covers but is beaten all ends up. You didn't see such shots in the first innings. Maybe the message is to be positive.

  • 1.3

    S Broad to Kuhn, Full and outside off, no shot offered.

  • 1.2

    S Broad to Kuhn, Good length outside off, left alone by Kuhn.

  • 1.1

    S Broad to Kuhn, Good length outside off, Kuhn gets forward and defends it.

  • OVER 1
    5 RUNS SA 5/0
    H Kuhn 5 (6)
    D Elgar 0 (0)
    J Anderson -0-4-0
  • 0.6

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Full and just around off, pushed into covers for a quick single.

  • 0.5

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Comes forward and pushes it towards mid on.

  • 0.4

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Straight and in line of the stumps, Kuhn gets forward and turns it towards the on side.

  • 0.3

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Heino comes forward and defends it towards the off side.

  • 0.2

    J Anderson to Kuhn, Shorter in length, bounces more, Kuhn is taken back by the bounce but does well to keep it out.

  • 0.1

    J Anderson to Kuhn, FOUR! Ideal start for SA! Full and on the pads, Kuhn clips it nicely through mid-wicket for a boundary to get off the mark. The lead should give him the freedom to score here?

  • OVER 52
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 205/10
    M Wood 6 (19)
    J Anderson 0 (6)
    K Maharaj 10-1-21-3
    C Morris -1-38-3
  • 51.5

    C Morris to M Wood, OUT! Very good catch, Faf! Short from Morris in line of the body of the batsman, Wood just fends at it from his body. The ball flies to the right of Faf du Plessis at second slip. He takes it really well leaping to his right. A very good catch to end the day. ENGLAND BOWLED OUT FOR 205.

  • 51.4

    C Morris to Wood, Shorter and on the body, Wood arches back and gets out of the way dropping his wrists.

  • 51.3

    C Morris to Wood, Short and outside off, Wood looks to ramp it over the keeper but misses.

  • 51.2

    C Morris to Wood, FOUR! Handy hit! Shorter in length outside off, Wood pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. That was nicely pulled.

  • 51.1

    C Morris to Wood, Full and outside off, Wood drives it towards mid off.

  • OVER 51
    1 RUN ENG 201/9
    M Wood 2 (14)
    J Anderson 0 (6)
    C Morris 8-1-34-2
    K Maharaj 10-1-21-3
  • 50.6

    K Maharaj to Anderson, Floats it wide outside off, turns in, Anderson is happy to let it go.

  • 50.5

    K Maharaj to M Wood, Tossed up around off, clipped through mid on for a single.

  • 50.4

    K Maharaj to Wood, Tries to slide the arm ball around off, Wood is happy to block it.

  • 50.3

    K Maharaj to Wood, Wood lunges forward and pushes it back down the wicket.

  • 50.2

    K Maharaj to Wood, Too full from Maharaj, Wood blocks it.

  • 50.1

    K Maharaj to Wood, Floats it outside off, Wood comes forward and pushes it towards covers.

  • OVER 50
    1 RUN ENG 200/9
    M Wood 1 (9)
    J Anderson 0 (5)
    K Maharaj 9-0-20-3
    C Morris 8-1-34-2
  • 49.6

    C Morris to Anderson, Fuller outside off, Anderson looks to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 49.5

    C Morris to Wood, Short in length, Wood gets off the mark with a nudge wide of the short leg fielder. 200 up for England.

  • 49.4

    C Morris to Wood, Back of a length outside off, Wood punches it towards point. There is a bit of a fumble but they don't take the single.

  • 49.3

    C Morris to Wood, Shorter in length on middle, Wood thinks to pull but then aborts his shot.

  • 49.2

    C Morris to Wood, Slants this on the pads, Wood looks to clip but the ball keeps low and hits him on the pads.

  • 49.1

    C Morris to Wood, Shorter in length on the stumps, Wood fends it towards short leg.

  • OVER 49
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET ENG 199/9
    M Wood 0 (4)
    J Anderson 0 (4)
    C Morris 7-0-33-2
    K Maharaj 9-0-20-3
  • 48.6

    K Maharaj to Anderson, Lands it outside off, Anderson comes forward to defend but fails to connect. The short leg fielder takes the catch but no harm done as there was no bat there.

  • 48.5

    K Maharaj to Anderson, Anderson looks to reverse sweep but gets it straight onto the legs of the keeper.

  • 48.4

    K Maharaj to Anderson, Lands it around off, James stays back and punches it towards the leg side.

  • 48.3

    K Maharaj to Anderson, Shorter outside off, Anderson punches it back to the bowler.

  • 48.2

    K Maharaj to Dawson, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Maharaj keeps it around off, Dawson wants to sweep it. The ball goes off the top edge and Hashim Amla gets under it at backward square leg. A safe catch. England are going down rather quickly here. Third wicket for Keshav Maharaj. England still trail by 136 runs. First time since 2007 that a spinner has taken more than 2 wickets at Trent Bridge in the first innings.

  • 48.1

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it around off, Dawson comes forward to defend and does so well.

  • OVER 48
    NO RUN, 2 WICKETS ENG 199/8
    L Dawson 13 (23)
    M Wood 0 (4)
    K Maharaj 8-0-20-2
    C Morris 7-0-33-2
  • 47.6

    C Morris to Wood, Shorter in length, Wood shapes to defend but gets it off the handle of the bat towards the off side. Double-wicket maiden for Chris Morris.

  • 47.5

    C Morris to Wood, Banged in short but way outside off, Wood is happy to stay away from it.

  • 47.4

    C Morris to Wood, Shorter length ball outside off, Wood drops his wrists and lets it go.

  • 47.3

    C Morris to Wood, Goes for the full one on the stumps, Wood is up to it and defends it back down the wicket. Well thought out that since Wood might have been expecting a short one.

  • 47.2

    C Morris to Broad, OUT! Two in two, South Africa on top! Full and spearing into the stumps, Broad is late on this and is hit on his pads. The players appeal for an lbw but the umpire says no. If Broad has not hit that, could be close. Replays show there was no bat there. Hawk Eye shows three reds and that is another wicket for Morris. Golden duck for Broad, even he was waiting for the short one and had his weight back. Two in two for Chris and he is on a hat-trick.

  • 47.1

    C Morris to Ali, OUT! Morris strikes! Ali waiting for the short one but gets a fuller one outside off, slices it straight to cover-point. Faf du Plessis takes the catch and that is a wicket gifted but is it one earned as well? There was a field change before this delivery, the plan was to push him back and get him pushing at fuller ones. Difference between Elgar and Faf? He and Morris look absolutely pumped up and why not. England still trail by 136 runs. So du Plessis came in from second slip and moved himself to that position and it worked immediately.

  • OVER 47
    4 RUNS ENG 199/6
    M Ali 18 (28)
    L Dawson 13 (23)
    C Morris 6-0-33-0
    K Maharaj 8-0-20-2
  • 46.6

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it around off, pushed towards mid off by Liam.

  • 46.5

    K Maharaj to Dawson, FOUR! Poor ball, hit away! Slides this down the leg side, Dawson does not miss out and sweeps it down to the fine leg fence. Maharaj turned around the moment he saw that he had bowled it down leg.

  • 46.4

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Spots Dawson coming down, shortens his length, Liam turns it towards the leg side.

  • 46.3

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Another forward block by Dawson.

  • 46.2

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Lands it outside off, Dawson comes forward and defends it.

  • 46.1

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Shorter around off, Dawson camps back to cut but finds the fielder at point.

  • OVER 46
    2 RUNS ENG 195/6
    L Dawson 9 (17)
    M Ali 18 (28)
    K Maharaj 7-0-16-2
    C Morris 6-0-33-0
  • 45.6

    C Morris to Ali, Full and outside off, Ali drives it hard and crashes it through covers. Kuhn gets to his left from sweeper cover and stops it from going through. A couple taken.

  • 45.5

    C Morris to Ali, Gets in line of this one and defends it towards the leg side from his crease.

  • 45.4

    C Morris to Ali, Shorter and this time on middle and leg, Ali just lets it pass over him.

  • 45.3

    C Morris to Ali, Slants it on a similar length around off, Ali gets out of the way easily.

  • 45.2

    C Morris to Ali, Shorter and outside off, Moeen thinks about playing a shot but spots that it is too wide and lets it go.

  • 45.1

    C Morris to Ali, Shorter outside off, Moeen stays back and punches it towards covers.

  • OVER 45
    1 RUN ENG 193/6
    M Ali 16 (22)
    L Dawson 9 (17)
    C Morris 5-0-31-0
    K Maharaj 7-0-16-2
  • 44.6

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Dawson is right forward to defend it.

  • 44.5

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Angles it around middle and off, Dawson lunges forward and defends it.

  • 44.4

    K Maharaj to Ali, Spots Ali coming down, floats it around off. Moeen whips it through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 44.3

    K Maharaj to Ali, Tossed up outside off, Ali looks to get forward and turn it through the leg side but is hit on his pad off the spin. Can't give it out since it was way outside off.

  • 44.2

    K Maharaj to Ali, Loops it outside off, Ali comes forward to defend but does off the inner half.

  • 44.1

    K Maharaj to Ali, Lands it outside off, spins in a touch, Ali stays back and defends it.

  • OVER 44
    6 RUNS ENG 192/6
    M Ali 15 (18)
    L Dawson 9 (15)
    K Maharaj 6-0-15-2
    C Morris 5-0-31-0
  • 43.6

    C Morris to Dawson, Shorter in length on middle, worked through backward square leg for a couple of runs. He has been a wayward right from the start.

  • 43.5

    C Morris to Dawson, Back of a length just around off, Dawson stands tall and punches it towards covers.

  • 43.4

    C Morris to Dawson, Full and outside off, Dawson shapes to drive but is beaten all ends up. He needs to bowl more of these.

  • 43.3

    C Morris to Dawson, Wasted delivery down the leg side on a shorter length, Dawson ducks under it.

  • 43.2

    C Morris to L Dawson, FOUR! Edged! Outside off on a good length, Dawson looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge down to the third man fence for a boundary.

  • 43.1

    C Morris to Dawson, NOT OUT! Good review! Morris bowls it outside off, Dawson looks to punch it through but seems to have edged it. The keeper collects and appeals. The umpire rules it out. Dawson goes for the review instantly. Replays show why, there was daylight between bat and ball there. Wonder what made the umpire give it out. Morris was almost celebrating without appealing. Shudder to think if there were no reviews.......

  • OVER 43
    2 RUNS ENG 186/6
    L Dawson 3 (9)
    M Ali 15 (18)
    C Morris 4-0-25-0
    K Maharaj 6-0-15-2
  • 42.6

    K Maharaj to Ali, Bowls it outside off, Ali is watchful as he comes forward and defends it back down the wicket.

  • 42.5

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Punches this one towards point and takes a quick single.

  • 42.4

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Tossed up outside off, pushed to covers by Liam coming forward.

  • 42.3

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it around the stumps, Dawson lunges forward and keeps it out.

  • 42.2

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Around off again, Dawson comes forward and defends it.

  • 42.1

    K Maharaj to Ali, Lands it around off, Ali clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

  • OVER 42
    5 RUNS ENG 184/6
    M Ali 14 (16)
    L Dawson 2 (5)
    K Maharaj 5-0-13-2
    C Morris 4-0-25-0
  • 41.6

    C Morris to Dawson, Back of a length angled in around off stump, defended solidly from the crease towards the off side. TEA ON DAY 2.

  • 41.5

    C Morris to Ali, Fullish on the pads, worked away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 41.4

    C Morris to Ali, On a shortish length outside off, Ali thinks about playing at it but withdraws the bat eventually.

  • 41.3

    C Morris to Ali, Short of a length outside off, punched off the back foot through the covers. A brace to the total. Morris has been dismal so far, he needs to redeem himself if South Africa are to do well as Philander and Morkel cannot do all the work.

  • 41.2

    C Morris to Dawson, Sprayed down the leg side, easy pickings for Dawson who clips it to deep square leg for a single.

  • 41.1

    C Morris to Ali, Shortish on leg stump, Ali rises on his toes to tuck it through backward square leg for a single.

  • OVER 41
    2 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 179/6
    M Ali 10 (12)
    L Dawson 1 (3)
    V Philander 13-2-48-2
    K Maharaj 5-0-13-2
  • 40.6

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Tossed up nicely around off, defended firmly off the front foot.

  • 40.5

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Fullish around middle and leg, Dawson leans across and pushes it to the left of the short leg fielder.

  • 40.4

    K Maharaj to Ali, Slightly shorter outside off, punched off the back foot towards long on for a single.

  • 40.3

    K Maharaj to Ali, Tossed up outside off, turns in from the footholes as Ali looks to push at it. Gets an inside edge towards short fine leg.

  • 40.2

    K Maharaj to Dawson, Flighted around off, driven towards the extra cover region as the mid off fielder gets across to his left to stop it. Single taken, relief for Dawson after the pair at Lord's.

  • 40.1

    K Maharaj to J Bairstow, OUT! GOT HIM! That's a left-arm spinner's delight, what a peach! Tossed up around middle, draws Bairstow forward and he is beaten by the turn as the ball crashes into the off stump. Massive, massive wicket this for South Africa. They are chipping away nicely and it's Maharaj who has proven to be the surprise package on a day where the seamers have been dominating. Two big wickets for him, both with excellent deliveries.

  • OVER 40
    4 RUNS ENG 177/5
    J Bairstow 45 (80)
    M Ali 9 (10)
    K Maharaj 4-0-11-1
    V Philander 13-2-48-2
  • 39.6

    V Philander to Ali, On a shortish length outside off, Moeen sits back and defends it to the off side.

  • 39.5

    V Philander to Ali, FOUR! Nicely stroked! Back of a length outside off, Ali stands tall and essays a beautiful back foot punch through extra cover. Elegant stroke and the ball races to the fence for a boundary. That was so soothing to the eyes.

  • 39.4

    V Philander to Ali, Just full and on fourth stump line, Ali doesn't offer a stroke to that one.

  • 39.3

    V Philander to Ali, Fullish ball outside off, crisply driven by Moeen towards the extra cover fielder.

  • 39.2

    V Philander to Ali, Erratic from Philander, sprayed way outside off as Ali makes an easy leave.

  • 39.1

    V Philander to Ali, On a length wider outside off, left alone to the keeper.

  • OVER 39
    1 RUN ENG 173/5
    M Ali 5 (4)
    J Bairstow 45 (80)
    V Philander 12-1-44-2
    K Maharaj 4-0-11-1
  • 38.6

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Low full toss outside off, driven fluently towards the man at mid off.

  • 38.5

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, The slider around middle, JB gets his bat down in time and defends solidly.

  • 38.4

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Flatter outside off, stays back and defends it towards cover.

  • 38.3

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Floated outside off, reaches out to that one and taps it towards cover.

  • 38.2

    K Maharaj to J Bairstow, Flatter around off, Bairstow leans into it to block but gets a thick inside edge on to the pads.

  • 38.1

    K Maharaj to Ali, Flighted around off, wristed in front of square on the leg side for a single.

  • OVER 38
    NO RUN ENG 172/5
    M Ali 4 (3)
    J Bairstow 45 (75)
    K Maharaj 3-0-10-1
    V Philander 12-1-44-2
  • 37.6

    V Philander to Bairstow, Length ball closer to off stump, Bairstow plays late with an angled bat. Steered on the bounce towards the gully fielder.

  • 37.5

    V Philander to Bairstow, On a shortish length around off stump, defended off the back foot towards point.

  • 37.4

    V Philander to Bairstow, Beaten! That's a lovely delivery from Philander! Length ball on fourth stump line, shapes away a shade as Bairstow is beaten on the poke.

  • 37.3

    V Philander to Bairstow, Back of a length just outside off, stays back and stabs it to the off side.

  • 37.2

    V Philander to Bairstow, Fullish on middle stump line, JB gets across and pushes it towards mid on.

  • 37.1

    V Philander to Bairstow, Philander gets nice away shape on this length ball pitched just outside off, late movement and Bairstow smartly lets it pass.

  • OVER 37
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 172/5
    J Bairstow 45 (69)
    M Ali 4 (3)
    V Philander 11-1-44-2
    K Maharaj 3-0-10-1
  • 36.6

    K Maharaj to Ali, Flatter outside off, Ali sits back and punches it towards the on side.

  • 36.5

    K Maharaj to Ali, Flighted nicely outside off, Ali looks to push at it but gets an inside edge on to the pads.

  • 36.4

    K Maharaj to Ali, FOUR! BANG! What a shot to play first ball! Confidence personified! Tossed up just outside off, Ali gets across on one leg and slogs it over mid-wicket. Clean strike and it runs away to the fence.

  • 36.3

    K Maharaj to Ben Stokes, OUT! MAHARAJ STRIKES! Another big wicket for South Africa! Looped up nicely outside off, turns in a touch with extra bounce as Stokes prods forward to defend. Gets a faint inside edge that strikes his pads and bobbles up to hit de Kock on his shoulder off his glove. The SA keeper reacts in time to take it eventually on the rebound. The umpires want to check if the ball struck Quinton's grill and the third umpire is convinced that it hasn't. So, Stokes has to continue walking to the dressing room, it's a duck for him. The visitors will be glad as the southpaw can turn a game around in no time. Probably the starvation of strike in this partnership undid his concentration a bit although the delivery was a good one.

  • 36.2

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Flighted outside off, reaches out and taps it gently to the off side.

  • 36.1

    K Maharaj to Stokes, Floated outside off, Stokes presses forward and blocks it solidly towards cover.

  • OVER 36
    4 RUNS ENG 168/4
    B Stokes 0 (9)
    J Bairstow 45 (69)
    K Maharaj 2-0-6-0
    V Philander 11-1-44-2
  • 35.6

    V Philander to Bairstow, Length ball around off stump, defended from the crease to the off side.

  • 35.5

    Philander to Bairstow, FOUR! Chipped over the bowler's head! Nicely done by Bairstow, leans forward to this fuller ball and extends his forward defence a bit to get the elevation. Lofts it very straight and it runs away to the fence for a boundary.

  • 35.4

    V Philander to Bairstow, Good length angled in around off stump, Bairstow gets behind the line nicely and defends towards cover.

  • 35.3

    V Philander to Bairstow, On a length around the fourth stump line, jags away as Bairstow lets it pass.

  • 35.2

    V Philander to Bairstow, Cracker from Philander! His misfields will be forgiven if he can nip a few wickets here. This is on a length around off stump, shapes away sharply to beat the outside edge as Jonny is beaten on the poke.

  • 35.1

    V Philander to Bairstow, Length ball outside off, punched sweetly towards the mid off fielder.

  • OVER 35
    1 RUN ENG 164/4
    J Bairstow 41 (63)
    B Stokes 0 (9)
    V Philander 10-1-40-2
    K Maharaj 2-0-6-0
  • 34.6

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Philander messes up again! Second time now that he has gifted runs. Flatter outside off, punched towards backward point where Vernon is late to get down. Lets it through as the batsmen get a run.

  • 34.5

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Fired in on leg stump, Bairstow sweeps well but there is a man at short backward square leg. Straight to him, so another dot ball.

  • 34.4

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Flighted on off stump, nicely defended back to the bowler by Bairstow.

  • 34.3

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Slows it down around middle, Bairstow gets the front foot nicely forward and smothers it to the ground.

  • 34.2

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, The slider outside off, JB gets half forward and defends strongly to cover.

  • 34.1

    K Maharaj to Bairstow, Fuller outside off, leans forward and drives it towards mid off.

  • OVER 34
    3 RUNS ENG 163/4
    J Bairstow 40 (57)
    B Stokes 0 (9)
    D Olivier 7-0-39-0
    V Philander 10-1-40-2
  • 33.6

    V Philander to J Bairstow, More streaky runs for Bairstow! He's nearing a fifty but is yet to look assured at the crease. Length ball outside off, loose drive from JB as the ball goes off the outer half through backward point. The gully fielder chases it down and saves a run for his side. Bavuma at point slipped twice trying to stop that one.

  • 33.5

    V Philander to Bairstow, Shortish outside off, nips in a bit as JB looks to push at it. The inside edge raps him on the pads.

  • 33.4

    V Philander to Bairstow, Back of a length outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover.

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