South Africa Vs England LIVE SCORE (test)

South Africa Vs England At St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, 16 January, 2020

16 January, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

499/9 (152.0 ov)

3rd Test

209/10 (86.4 ov)

237/10 (88.5 ov)

England beat South Africa by an innings and 53 runs

499/9

Overs

152.0

Fours

55

Sixes

9

Extras

24

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ollie Pope not out 135 226 18 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Vernon Philander 16 5 41 0
Dane Paterson 24 3 62 1

209/10

Overs

86.4

Fours

31

Sixes

0

Extras

5

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dane Paterson not out 0 6 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Stuart Broad 13.4 6 30 3
Sam Curran 11 2 32 1

237/10

Overs

88.5

Fours

32

Sixes

6

Extras

15

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dane Paterson not out 39 40 6 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Stuart Broad 10 5 14 1
Sam Curran 6 0 46 0

So, that will be it from this match! England have annihilated South Africa at their own turf yet again and have now taken a 2-1 lead in the series. They have also added another 30 points in the ICC World Test Championship. This defeat will hit South Africa hard and with Rabada ruled out of the 4th Test match, it is going to be even more difficult for them to make a comeback and draw the series. Can they do it against all the odds and draw the series? Or will England win the series and add another feather to their cap? Join us on Friday, 24th January, 2020 at 1000 Local (0800 GMT) to find out. Until then, cheers and take care!

Man of the Match is Ollie Pope for his maiden Test ton. Says it is an amazing feeling but if the team did not win it would not have mattered much. Adds that Ben Stokes keeps getting better and better with each match and how he adjusts the tempo of the game is really good. Ollie Jokes that his father took the day off from work so that he can enjoy Ollie's ton with his mates back home. Further adds he wants to enjoy being at the short leg and short mid-wicket positions and Joe Root and Dominic Bess did really well to keep him involved in the game throughout. Ends by saying it is a good feeling to win the match although Maharaj and Paterson did frustrate them in the end a bit but Curran did well to hit the stumps and complete the game.

England skipper, Joe Root, says that this is a good template of how they want to play cricket moving forward. Mentions how Ollie Pope complemented Ben Stokes well and Bess bowled superbly in the first innings. Says the squad is young and they have done the job yet again. Adds they want to do things collectively and when guys are stepping up to the plate, especially at such a young age that gives the whole team confidence. Says they learned their lessons very early from Centurion and they adapted very well in the next two Test matches.

South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis, says that the toss played a role but they did well to control the run rate in the first innings and their bowlers did well too. Mentions that Ollie Pope played really well but Stokes has been a thorn for his side and adds that if you do not get him out early, he will take the game away from you and up the ante in quick fashion. Adds that after the opposition gets to 500, you have to play well in the first innings but they were not able to do that. On his possible retirement, Faf says the ICC T20 World Cup might be the moment and not much Test match action remains until then. From a performance point of view, du Plessis adds that they are feeling the pressure. Says the absence of Rabada is a big frustration and he is their best bowler. States that he will be a huge loss but the cards have been dealt and they have to regroup and do well in the next match.

England enforced the follow-on after South Africa were dismissed for a meager score of 209. They never got going and lost wickets at regular intervals. Faf du Plessis was the only one who could cross the 30-run mark until Keshav Maharaj and Dane Paterson stitched or rather smashed a 99-run stand for the last wicket. Maharaj scored his second Test half ton in the process as he and Paterson were going after almost every ball on Day 5 enjoying themselves out in the middle. The pick of the bowlers for England in the 2nd innings were Joe Root and Mark Wood who took a 4-fer and 3-fer each. Root toiled hard for his 5-fer on Day 5 but could not just buy a wicket but still registered his best figures. The match was consistently interrupted by showers and they were expected to arrive on the Day 5 as well but they did not arrive to bless the Proteas as they suffered another humiliating loss, this time at Port Elizabeth. Stay tuned for the presentation, coming right up!

South Africa's first innings got off to a good start as Pieter Malan and Dean Elgar stitched a 50-run stand but after that things fell apart as they went from 50/0 to 109/5. Quinton de Kock did get to his half ton but that was half due to the catches put down by Stokes. Dominic Bess was the pick of the bowlers for them as he took his maiden 5 wicket haul and he was supported extremely well by the other bowlers, especially Stuart Broad who also picked up a 3-fer.

England won the toss and opted to bat first and that decision paid rich dividends for them as after a shaky start, Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope scored a ton each and formed a 200-run stand which completely took the game away from the hosts. That stand broke the morale and the spine of the Proteas, who after that just could not make a comeback. Curran and Wood also added up valuable runs in the end as England finished just 1 run short of the 500-run mark in their first and only innings. The pick of the bowlers for South Africa was Keshav Maharaj as he took a 5-fer but on a track which was offering so much turn maybe the thing that costed so much was he conceded 180 runs while taking those wickets as well.

So, after somewhat of a delay, the inevitable has happened and England have defeated South Africa and that too in convincing fashion. The last stand did add 99 runs to the total but South Africa have still lost by an innings.

88.5

OUT! RUN OUT! Sam Curran has done the job, not with the ball but with his throw and ENGLAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 53 RUNS. A very low full toss on middle and leg, played down towards mid on and Maharaj sets off for a run. Sam Curran runs in, collects the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end. He hits with Maharaj running a bit across and not straight. The umpire goes upstairs but it looks out to the naked eye. Replays roll in and confirm that Maharaj is indeed well short. The partnership ends on 99 runs.

Run out appeal has been taken upstairs! Is this the end of South Africa. Looks so to the naked eye. And yes, the replays confirm it. England have won!

88.4

Full ball on off, driven towards the man at cover.

88.3

Bouncer on middle and leg, Maharaj ducks under it.

88.2

Outside off, Maharaj looks to slash at it but misses.

88.1

Good length ball on middle and leg, Maharaj looks to slam at this one but the ball comes off the inside edge and onto the pads.

87.6

FOUR! Lofted over! Back of a length ball on off, Paterson has superbly lofted this one over the man at point and the ball crosses the ropes. The stand moves on to 99 runs with this boundary. 237/9

87.5

Loud appeal by England but has been turned down! Length ball on off, Paterson looks to cut but fails to do so. The ball is collected by Buttler and the England players appeal but it is turned down by the umpire.

87.4

Good length ball on off, Paterson looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

87.3

FOUR! Now an intentional one! Back of a length ball on off, Paterson has now lofted this over the slip cordon and the ball goes into the third man fence.

87.2

FOUR! Another back of a length ball on off, Paterson goes hard at it but the ball goes off the edge and into the third man fence.

87.1

Back of a length ball on off, Paterson looks to cut but misses.

86.6

Back of a length ball on off and a rare defensive stroke by Maharaj. 225/9

86.5

Good length ball outside off, Maharaj swings but misses.

86.4

Just short! Another back of a length ball on middle, Maharaj looks to pull but the ball goes off the inside half and falls just short of short mid-wicket where Ollie Pope is stationed.

86.3

FOUR! Back of a length ball on off, Maharaj rocks back and slaps this one over the man at cover for a boundary. Difficult shot but he has done well to execute that one.

86.2

Bouncer on middle and off, Maharaj tries hooking that one but misses it completely.

86.1

Very full ball on off, Paterson plays this one towards point and takes one.

85.6

Bouncer on middle and off, Maharaj looks to hook but misses. 220/9

85.5

FOUR! On the pads, Maharaj again flicks it, this time behind square leg for a boundary. This is superb batting by Maharaj!

85.4

Curran bowls a yorker on middle and off, Maharaj does well to keep it out.

85.3

FOUR! This time Maharaj gets the best connection on a full ball on off as he clears the man at mid off and the ball crosses the fence.

85.2

SIX! Woah! What a shot that one! Full ball on the pads, Maharaj just flicks it away with a short-arm jab and the ball goes into the mid-wicket stands.

85.1

Full ball on middle and off, Maharaj lofts this one over mid off. The fielder at mid off runs back to catch the ball but cannot get to it despite a full-stretch dive. They manage to come back for the second.

84.6

Good length ball outside off, Paterson looks to slash at it but misses. Paterson is disgusted with himself as he misses out on that. Ambitious! 204/9

84.5

Another bouncer on off, Paterson again goes for the upper cut but cannot get bat on ball.

84.4

Bouncer on middle, Paterson looks to play the upper cut but misses.

84.3

Full ball on off, driven towards the man at mid off.

84.2

Bouncer on middle and off now, Paterson does well to leave that one.

84.1

Back of a length ball on the body, defended by Paterson awkwardly.

Bowling change.

83.6

Back of a length ball on off, Paterson pushes it towards the cover region but the man there misfields. The batters look for the second but Paterson is sent back. He makes it in with a dive as Pope whips the bails off at the non-striker's end. 204/9

83.5

The ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.

83.4

Again Paterson goes for a wild heave but misses.

83.3

Length ball outside off, Paterson looks to heave but misses.

83.2

FOUR! These two are providing some entertainment at the end now. 200 up for South Africa with this! Full ball on off, Paterson has lofted this one over the cover region and crosses the fence.

83.1

Length ball outside off, Paterson looks to cut but misses.

Sam Curran is into the attack. 3-0-13-0, his figures so far.

82.6

FOUR! 50 up for Keshav Maharaj. His 2nd in Test matches although not much to enjoy about. On his pads, he has flicked this through the square leg region for a boundary. The 50-run stand is also up with this boundary. 199/9

82.5

Floated delivery on off, chipped towards Broad at long off for a single.

82.4

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.

82.3

Down the leg side, Maharaj does not offer the shot and the ball stays low. It beats Buttler as well and goes into the fine leg fence but because Maharaj did not offer the shot that is why no runs given.

82.2

Shortish ball on off, Paterson cuts it towards point and the batters take three.

82.1

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

81.6

FOUR BYES! A googly which deceives Maharaj as well as Buttler. Floated on off, Maharaj looks to defend but the ball turns away beating the outside edge and Buttler as the ball goes into the fence. 190/9

81.5

SIX! Another slog sweep and this results in a maximum as well. Maharaj giving England a taste of their own medicine. Keshav plays the slog sweep and has hammered this one into the stands.

81.4

SIX! Whack! What a shot by Keshav Maharaj! He goes down on one knee and has slogged this one into the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

81.3

FOUR! 3 in a row! Tossed up on middle, Maharaj has swept that one through the backward square leg region for a boundary.

81.2

FOUR! Another one! Down the leg side, Maharaj looks to flick this one down the leg side and the ball goes off the inside edge towards the fine leg fence.

81.1

FOUR! Root floats one on middle and off, Maharaj goes down on one knee and sweeps through the square leg region for a boundary.

80.6

Outside off, Paterson slices the ball towards third man and gets a couple. 162/9

80.5

On the pads, defended towards the leg side.

80.4

FOUR! Good batting by Paterson! Well outside off this one, Dane goes back and cuts this one through point for a boundary.

80.3

Paterson goes back and defends it solidly.

80.2

On off, defended solidly.

80.1

Floated on middle and off, defended by Paterson.

New ball has been taken by England as soon as the 80 overs have ended. Bess to try his luck first up with it.

79.6

FOUR BYES! Down the leg side, Maharaj goes after it and misses. The ball goes through everyone and into the fine leg fence. 156/9

79.5

On the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.

79.4

Paterson defends this by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

79.3

The batsman has driven that ball straight back past the bowler. One run added to the total.

79.2

Very full ball on middle, jammed out towards point and the batters take a run.

79.1

Shortish ball on middle, Paterson rocks back and defends it onto the pitch.

78.6

Floated on middle, driven towards the man at mid on. 149/9

78.5

Good fielding! This one is floated outside off by Bess, Paterson cuts it towards backward point where Root runs after it and saves a run for his side as he dives to keep the ball in play. Replays confirm that Root has stopped it cleanly. Good effort by the skipper!

78.4

Paterson goes back in his crease and defends.

78.3

Maharaj pushes it towards the man at mid off and takes a single.

78.2

Down the leg side, left alone.

78.1

Floated delivery on middle and leg, Maharaj looks to defend but is hit on the pad.

DRINKS! Another successful hour for England where they have taken three wickets and are now just a wicket away from a convincing win over the Proteas. Root will be wanting to take a 5-fer though, his first in Test cricket, as the match is coming to a close.

77.6

FOUR! No fear from Paterson! Floated delivery on off, Paterson lofts this one over the mid off fielder for a boundary. 145/9

77.5

Floated on off, pushed towards the man at mid off now.

77.4

Floated on middle, pushed towards the man at mid on.

77.3

Paterson has driven this one through the covers for a couple.

77.2

On the pads, worked towards square leg for one.

77.1

Down the leg side, Maharaj works it towards the leg side.

76.6

Paterson has flicked the ball off his pads. A successful over for the England team ends. 138/9

76.5

Another delivery which spins in from outside off, Paterson looks to defend but is hit on the pads. Looks to be going down leg.

The last man, Dane Paterson, is in now.

76.4

OUT! BOWLED! Dominic Bess gets a wicket and another change of bowling works for Joe Root. Floated delivery on off, Nortje looks to go back and work this one towards the leg side but the ball goes through bat and pad and into the stumps. England just one wicket away from the victory.

76.3

Nortje rocks back and defends this ball towards the leg side.

76.2

Floated delivery on off, Nortje does well to defend.

76.1

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

Dominic Bess is into the attack. 18-10-17-0, his figures so far.

75.6

Another flatter delivery and Maharaj negotiates through another over. 138/8

75.5

Maharaj rocks back and defends this ball on the middle pole line.

75.4

Way down the leg side, left alone by Root.

75.3

Quicker delivery on middle, defended back towards Root.

75.2

Down the leg side, worked towards fine leg for one.

75.1

Very full ball on middle and leg, Nortje defends.

74.6

Length ball on middle and off, defended back towards the bowler. 137/8

74.5

Almost! Back of a length ball on off, Maharaj hops and looks to defend but the ball goes off the splice of the bat behind silly point and falls safe. Chance but no one there!

74.4

Another bouncer and Maharaj does well to get down and let it go.

74.3

FOUR! Cut away! Back of a length ball on off, Maharaj rocks back and cuts behind point for a boundary.

74.2

Good length ball just around off, defended by Maharaj.

74.1

What a bouncer! No one has been able to extract this kind of bounce from the surface except Wood. At a speed of 143 kph, Wood bowls a bouncer on middle and Maharaj does well to get out of the way.

73.6

EDGED AND FOUR! Floated delivery on off, Nortje looks to punch it towards the off side but the ball goes off the inside edge past short leg for a boundary. 133/8

73.5

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

73.4

This time it is outside off, Maharaj looks to cut but misses. The keeper also misses the ball and the ball goes behind him and the batters take a bye.

73.3

On middle and leg, Maharaj goes back and defends.

73.2

Down the leg side, Maharaj plays it onto the pitch.

73.1

Floated delivery on off, defended towards mid off.

72.6

Another back of a length ball on the body, Nortje defends. 128/8

72.5

Back of a length ball on middle, defended onto the pitch by Anrich.

Change of angle for Wood as he comes around the wicket.

72.4

Another length ball outside off, left alone by Nortje.

72.3

Back of a length ball on off, left alone.

The skies are clear right now and the sun is shining at Port Elizabeth. Not good news for the South Africa team though!

72.2

Length ball on middle and off, punched off the back foot towards mid on.

72.1

Back of a length ball on off, Nortje dabs it onto the pitch.

71.6

Down the leg side, Maharaj lets it be. 128/8

71.5

Another one which turns in and stays low, Maharaj defends.

71.4

Beaten! Tossed up delivery on off, Maharaj looks to cut but the ball stays low and turns in to beat the bat of Maharaj.

71.3

On off, solidly defended.

71.2

Maharaj prods forward and defends solidly.

71.1

Floated delivery on off, driven towards the man at mid off.

70.6

Good length ball on middle, Nortje has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 128/8

70.5

Back of a length ball on middle. Nortje defends.

70.4

Good length ball on middle and off, Anrich looks to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge onto the pads.

70.3

Another one which is just outside off, left alone again by Nortje.

70.2

Length ball outside off, left alone.

Who will walk in next? It is the man who played more than a 130 balls in the first innings, Anrich Nortje.

70.1

OUT! CAUGHT! Wood comes into the attack and strikes straightaway! Good length ball on middle and leg, it is a cross-seam delivery. Rabada looks to flick it towards the leg side but the ball goes off the leading edge uppishly towards mid on where Stuart Broad takes an easy catch. 2 wickets to go for an England victory.

Mark Wood has come into the attack now.

69.6

Maharaj has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 128/7

69.5

FOUR! Good application by the batters here! Tossed up delivery on off, Maharaj carves it through the point region for a boundary.

69.4

Root bowls it fuller down the leg side, Maharaj goes back and dabs it onto the pitch.

69.3

FOUR! Up and over! Floated delivey on middle, Maharaj has lofted this delivery over the man at mid on for a boundary.

69.2

Again Maharaj rocks back and defends the ball onto the pitch.

69.1

A bit shortish ball on middle, defended by Maharaj.

68.6

Rabada prods forward and does well to defend this ball. Gets through another over. 120/7

68.5

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

68.4

FOUR! Driven away! Full ball on middle and off, Rabada has driven it through mid on for a boundary.

68.3

The batsman has driven it through mid off.

68.2

Another back of a length, this time directed on the body of Maharaj. He does not duck this time and the ball goes off his glove towards fine leg and the batters cross ends.

68.1

Back of a length ball on off, Maharaj ducks. The ball was nowhere near him though and only he will know why he ducked.

67.6

Another full ball on off, driven towards the man at mid off again. 115/7

67.5

Rabada has confidently driven this ball towards the man at mid off.

67.4

Shortish delivery outside off, Rabada looks to cut but misses.

67.3

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

67.2

Woah! Looked like a dropped catch but no edge on it. The ball just turned that much! Tossed up delivery around off, Rabada looks to defend but the ball turns away and misses the outside edge. The keeper fails to collect and it looked like a dropped catch but there was no edge on that.

67.1

Floated delivery on off, defended by Rabada.

66.6

The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball but fails. 115/7

66.5

Very full ball on off, almost a yorker, well defended by Maharaj.

66.4

Maharaj defends this full ball on off towards the man at short extra cover again.

66.3

Outside off, left alone.

66.2

Maharaj prods forward and defends this full ball confidently.

66.1

Good length ball on off, defended towards the man at short extra cover by Maharaj.

65.6

Last ball of the over and Rabada defends it towards point. Root will be aching for a 5-fer here. 115/7

65.5

Floated on off, Rabada defends it towards the cover region.

65.4

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

65.3

SIX! Woah! Rabada surely can bat and that shot proves it! Floated delivery on off, Rabada gets down on one knee and has just lofted it beautifully over the long off region for a biggie. Class shot, full of grace!

65.2

Another one on off, defended towards the off side.

65.1

Root bowls this one just around off, Rabada defends.

64.6

Another good length ball on off, Maharaj defends it towards the man at cover. 109/7

64.5

Good length ball just outside off, Maharaj defends this one towards the off side.

64.4

Outside off again, left alone by Keshav.

64.3

This time on a length and closer to the body, Maharaj stands tall and defends.

64.2

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

64.1

Length ball outside off, left alone by Maharaj.

63.6

Rabada again defends solidly off the front foot to get through the over. 109/7

63.5

Another edge is induced as the ball pitches on off and turns away. It flies away from the man at second slip and the batters take two.

63.4

Rabada prods forward and defends.

63.3

Superb delivery by Root! Floated on off, Rabada looks to defend but the ball turns away and beats the outside edge of Rabada's bat.

63.2

On the pads, worked towards square leg for one.

63.1

Maharaj has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

Joe Root to bowl from the other end.

62.6

EDGED AND FOUR! Full length ball on off, Rabada looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge past the man at first slip and into the third man fence. 106/7

62.5

Good length ball on off, defended back towards the bowler.

62.4

Fullish length ball around off, pushed towards the man at mid on.

Kagiso Rabada walks out to bat.

62.3

OUT! CAUGHT! There is the breakthrough and that too in the first over on Day 5. Stuart Broad has again sent Philander packing and England looking to wrap it up quickly. Good length ball nipping back in, Philander looks to defend but the ball comes off the inside edge onto the pads and goes aerially towards short mid-wicket. Ollie Pope there dives forward and takes a good catch. Victory within touching distance for England.

62.2

This time it is on a length outside off, left alone by Philander.

62.1

Broad starts with a good length delivery just around off, defended by Philander.

The England players walk out to the middle and the conditions above them are very cloudy which might worry them. The South African overnight batters, Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander, walk out to the middle. Can they keep the English bowlers out and pull off a miracle? Stuart Broad to test them first up!

A warm welcome to Day 5 of the third Test match between South Africa and England at Port Elizabeth. England need just four wickets to wrap up the match and gain a lead in the series. They would look to do it in the first session itself as rain is predicted throughout the day. On the other hand, the hosts would look to grind out session by session. The hosts would be praying to the rain gods that they favour them. Stay tuned for all the action.

... Day 5, Session 1 ...

So, the question on everyone's mind will be how long will England take to pluck out the remaining wickets on Day 5 or will rain show up to spoil the fun for the visitors and save the hosts from the blushes? Do join us for the final day of this Test match on Monday, the 20th of January. Until then, goodnight.

South Africa, on the other hand, were miserable with the bat. In the first innings, they lost their last 4 wickets pretty quickly. They started well in the second innings but the rain break which lasted for around two and a half hours caused them to lose concentration and were ripped apart by Root and co. The thing that will disappoint the captain and coach the most was the dismissal of Quinton de Kock. He played a horrendous shot and gave his wicket away when it was absolutely not needed. Faf du Plessis fell soon after and they are in complete tatters at the moment.

What a day for England. They are on the verge of taking a 2-1 lead in the series and it has been a brilliant performance from them on Day 4. First, after bowling out South Africa in just half an hour at the start of the day, the visitors enforced the follow-on. Rain interrupted the proceedings with South Africa having not lost a wicket before then in their second innings. What happened next was carnage. Joe Root led from the front with a 4-fer with good support from Mark Wood, leaving the hosts reeling at 102/6.

61.6

Flighted delivery on middle, Maharaj keeps it out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 4! 102/6

61.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maharaj blocks it off the back foot.

61.4

Looped up ball on middle, Maharaj defends it out.

61.3

Flighted on middle, defended out by Maharaj.

61.2

Floated on middle, Philander whips it to the leg side for a single.

61.1

FOUR! Poor delivery! Floated on the pads, Philander just helps it on its way to the fine leg region for a boundary.

60.6

Bess bowls it down the leg side, Maharaj lets it go. Umpires have said that one more over can be bowled. 97/6

60.5

Floated delivery on middle, Maharaj flicks it towards the leg side.

60.4

Flatter delivery down the leg side. Maharaj shoulders arms to this one.

60.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Maharaj defends it to the leg side.

60.2

Floated on off, Maharaj defends it off the front foot to cover.

60.1

Flatter one one middle and leg, Maharaj works it to square leg.

59.6

Flighted delivery on middle, Philander nudges it towards the leg side. 97/6

59.5

Loopy delivery on middle, Philander keeps it out.

59.4

Floated delivery on off, Maharaj plays it towards covers for a single.

59.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Maharaj blocks it off the front foot.

59.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Maharaj keeps it out.

59.1

Flighted delivery on middle, Maharaj defends it off the back foot.

58.6

Good length ball down the leg side, Philander looks to flick but misses it altogether. Wood appeals for a caught behind but the umpire gives it not out. 96/6

58.5

DROPPED! Stokes and his butter fingers! Short of a length ball on the pads, Philander pulls but it goes straight into the hands of Stokes at square leg. The ball goes quickly to him causing him to drop it.

58.4

Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Philander works it to the leg side.

58.3

Good length ball on off, Maharaj is solid in defense and goes so towards cover. The batters take a single.

58.2

EDGY! Full delivery on off, Maharaj looks to defend but it takes the outside edge and the ball goes through the gully region for a couple.

58.1

Full delivery outside off, Maharaj shoulders arms to it.

57.6

FOUR! Tossed up delivery on middle, Philander flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 93/6

57.5

On off, Philander blocks it off the back foot.

57.4

Floated delivery on off, Philander plays it towards mid off.

57.3

Loopy delivery on off, Philander defends it off the back foot.

57.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Maharaj plays it towards covers for a single.

57.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Maharaj defends it off the front foot.

56.6

Outside off, Philander shoulders arms to this one. 88/6

56.5

On a good length on middle, Philander blocks it off the back foot.

56.5

WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, Philander ducks under it.

56.4

Short delivery on middle, Philander pulls it towards square leg.

56.3

BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle and leg, Philander ducks under it.

56.2

Shortish in length on middle and leg, Philander pulls it to square leg where Stokes makes a good diving stop.

56.1

Short ball down the leg side, Philander looks to pull but it takes the gloves and the ball goes rolling to the keeper.

55.6

Loopy delivery on middle, Maharaj blocks it well. 87/6

55.5

Floated delivery on off, Maharaj blocks it off the front foot.

55.4

Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Maharaj looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Later on Ball Tracker shows that it would have been umpire's call. Both the teams don't have any reviews.

55.3

Loopy delivery on off, Maharaj punches it to point.

55.2

Floated delivery on middle, Maharaj blocks it off the back foot.

55.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maharaj defends it off the front foot.

54.6

Bowls a bouncer, Philander lets it sail through to the keeper. 87/6

54.5

Bowls a bumper, Philander ducks under it.

54.4

BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Philander looks to defend but misses it.

54.3

Bowls a bouncer, Philander does well to duck under it.

54.2

Good length delivery on off, Philander defends it out.

54.1

On a good length on middle, Philander blocks it off the back foot.

53.6

Floated delivery on off, Maharaj blocks it off the front foot. 87/6

53.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maharaj keeps it out.

53.4

Loopy delivery on off, Keshav defends it off the back foot.

53.3

Flighted delivery on middle, Philander drives it through mid on for a run.

53.2

Full delivery on middle, Philander drives it towards mid on.

53.1

Tossed up delivery on leg, Philander looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

52.6

Outside off, Maharaj offers no shot to this one. 86/6

52.5

The batsman has worked it off his pads behind square. One run added to the total.

52.4

NOT OUT! Full delivery on off, Philander drives it through covers. The fielder picks the ball and throws it at the bowler's end where Mark Wood takes the bails off. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Maharaj was well in. The batsmen get two runs.

52.3

Short delivery on off, Philander stands tall and defends it off the back foot.

52.2

Outside off, Philander offers no shot to this one.

52.1

DROPPED! This was a tough, tough chance for Dominic Sibley. Short of a length ball on middle, Philander rocks on his back foot and then pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Sibley over there jumps and attempts to go for the catch with one hand. The ball touches the fingers and lobs off behind him.

51.6

Full delivery on off, Maharaj drives it towards mid off. 83/6

51.5

Floated delivery on middle, Maharaj blocks it off the back foot.

Keshav Maharaj is the new batsman in.

51.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Root gets his fourth and he gets the South African skipper. Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis looks to defend but it seems to go off the inside edge onto the pads. It lobs to short leg where Pope takes another brilliant catch. Faf du Plessis thinks and then decides to go for the review. Probably in desperation. The replays roll in and the Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows that there was a big inside edge on this one. Wonder how did Faf du Plessis did not feel the edge. This is a massive wicket for England.

An appeal for catch at short leg! Faf takes the review.

51.3

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

51.2

Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.

51.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.

50.6

Length delivery down the leg side, Philander looks to flick but misses it. The keeper appeals for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head. 83/5

50.5

Wood bowls it on a good length on middle, Philander defends it off the back foot.

50.4

Bowls a bumper, Philander does well to duck under it.

50.3

Bowls a bouncer, Philander lets it sail through to the keeper.

50.2

Good length delivery on middle, Philander defends it off the back foot.

50.1

On a good length on off, Philander defends it out.

49.6

Floated delivery on leg, du Plessis offers no shot and pads it away. 83/5

49.5

FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, du Plessis pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

49.4

Full delivery on middle, du Plessis drives it back towards the bowler.

49.3

Loopy delivery on off, du Plessis blocks it off the front foot.

49.2

Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis drives it towards mid on.

49.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.

48.6

Good length delivery on middle, Faf flicks it towards square leg for a single. 79/5

48.5

Outside off, du Plessis offers no shot to this one.

48.4

Good length delivery on off, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.

48.3

EDGY FOUR! Full delivery on off, du Plessis looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.

48.2

Good length delivery on middle, Faf offers a solid defense on this one.

48.1

On a good length on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.

Mark Wood to bowl. 5-1-11-2 are his figures so far.

47.6

Flighted delivery on middle, Philander keeps it out. 74/5

47.5

Tossed up delivery on off, Philander blocks it off the front foot.

47.4

Floated delivery on middle, Philander flicks it to mid-wicket.

47.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Vernon nudges it towards the leg side.

47.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Philander keeps it out.

47.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Philander blocks it off the back foot.

46.6

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket. 74/5

46.5

Flighted delivery on off, Faf blocks it well.

46.4

Loopy delivery on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards the leg side.

46.3

Floated delivery on middle, Faf blocks it off the front foot.

46.2

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it out.

46.1

Flighted delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the front foot.

45.6

Full delivery on off, Philande drives it towards mid off. 74/5

Vernon Philander is the next batsman in.

45.5

OUT! CAUGHT! Ohh de Kock! What have you done? Not a shot you play when you are trying to save a Test match. Probably the worst shot of his career. First attacking shot in this innings and he has to go. Excellent catch by Mark Wood as well. Tossed up delivery on off, de Kock goes for a big heave but it can only take an outside edge. It goes uppishly towards point where Mark Wood jumps and takes a stunner of a catch. Root gets his third wicket but must have to say that Quinton de Kock has gifted his wicket to the visitors. Faf and the coach will not be happy.

45.4

Loopy delivery on off, de Kock blocks it off the back foot.

45.3

Floated delivery outside off, Quinton offers no shot to this one.

45.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Quinton keeps it out.

45.1

Outside off, de Kock offers no shot to this one.

44.6

Full delivery on middle, de Kock drives it through mid on for a run. 74/4

44.5

Flighted delivery on middle, Quinton blocks it off the back foot.

44.4

Floated delivery on off, Quinton punches it to point.

44.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Quinton drives it towards mid off.

44.2

Full delivery on middle, de Kock drives it back towards the bowler.

44.1

Flighted delivery on middle, de Kock flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Drinks Break!

43.6

Floated delivery on off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. 72/4

43.5

BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, de Kock looks to defend but misses it.

43.4

Floated delivery on middle, Quinton blocks it off the front foot.

43.3

Full delivery on off, de Kock drives it to covers.

43.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Quinton blocks it off the back foot.

43.1

Tossed up delivery on off, de Kock defends it off the front foot.

42.6

On middle, Faf flicks it towards the leg side. 72/4

42.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, de Kock flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

42.4

Floated delivery on middle, Quinton blocks it off the front foot.

42.3

Loopy delivery on off, Quinton keeps it out.

42.2

Flighted delivery on off, de Kock defends it off the back foot.

42.1

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

41.6

FOUR! Excellent shot. Floated delivery on middle, du Plessis sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. 71/4

41.5

Full delivery on off, du Plessis drives it towards mid off.

41.4

Floated delivery on middle, the skipper looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

41.3

Loopy delivery on off, Faf defends it off the front foot.

41.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Quinton flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

41.1

Floated delivery on middle, de Kock blocks it off the front foot.

40.6

Loopy delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the front foot. 66/4

40.5

Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it out.

40.4

Tossed up delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the back foot.

40.3

Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis keeps it out.

40.2

Loopy delivery on off, Faf offers a solid defense on this one.

40.1

Floated delivery on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards the leg side.

39.6

BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Quinton looks to defend but misses it. 66/4

39.5

Floated delivery on off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes safely towards first slip on one bounce.

39.4

Flighted delivery outside off, de Kock looks to defend but misses it.

Quinton de Kock is the new batsman in.

39.3

OUT! CAUGHT! That is a stunner of a catch by Ollie Pope. Tossed up delivery on middle, van der Dussen looks to defend off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It lobs to short leg where Pope dives to his left and takes a one-handed catch. That is an excellent take by the youngster.

39.2

Floated delivery on middle, van der Dussen keeps it out.

39.1

Flighted delivery on middle and leg, van der Dussen looks to defend but gets it off the thigh pad. It goes towards the leg side.

38.6

Bess bowls it down the leg side, du Plessis leaves it alone. 66/3

38.5

Tossed up delivery on off, Faf offers a forward defense on this one.

38.4

Floated delivery on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards the leg side.

38.3

Loopy delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.

38.2

Flighted delivery on off, the skipper blocks it off the front foot.

38.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.

37.6

Flighted delivery on off, van der Dussen defends it towards mid off. 66/3

37.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, van der Dussen defends it out.

37.4

Floated delivery on off, Rassie blocks it off the back foot.

37.3

Loopy delivery on off, van der Dussen keeps it out.

37.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Rassie defends it out.

37.1

Tossed up delivery on off, van der Dussen blocks it off the back foot.

36.6

On off, du Plessis offers a solid defense on this one. 66/3

36.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Faf flicks it towards the leg side.

36.4

Loopy delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.

36.3

Floated delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the front foot.

36.2

SIX! Nice shot. Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a biggie.

36.1

Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis keeps it out.

35.6

The batsman has offered no stroke to an incoming delivery. 60/3

35.5

SIX! Amazing shot. Short delivery on middle, van der Dussen pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

35.4

The batsman has played it fine down the leg side.

35.3

Flighted delivery on middle, Rassie blocks it off the front foot.

35.2

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

35.1

NOT OUT! It is missing the off stump and South Africa retain their review. Tossed up delivery on off, van der Dussen looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Rassie van der Dussen takes the review. Replays show that there is nothing on Ultra Edge. Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call and it is missing the off stump.

An appeal for lbw! Rassie takes the review. That could be missing the off stump.

34.6

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 54/3

34.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis tucks it towards mid-wicket.

34.4

Floated delivery on middle, Faf offers a solid defense on this one.

34.3

Loopy delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the back foot.

34.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Faf flicks it to mid-wicket.

34.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the front foot.

33.6

On off, van der Dussen defends it towards first slip. 54/3

33.5

Root bowls it down the leg side, Rassie lets it go.

33.4

Flighted delivery on middle, van der Dussen looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

33.3

Loopy delivery on off, van der Dussen taps it towards point.

33.2

Floated delivery down the leg side, van der Dussen lets it go.

33.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Rassie blocks it off the back foot.

32.6

Floated delivery on middle, du Plessis looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. 54/3

32.5

Loopy delivery on middle, the skipper blocks it off the back foot.

32.4

Flighted delivery on off, du Plessis blocks it off the back foot.

32.3

FOUR! Good shot. Loopy delivery on middle, du Plessis comes down the track and lofts it over mid on for a boundary.

32.2

Floated delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the front foot.

32.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it to mid-wicket.

31.6

Loopy delivery on off, van der Dussen keeps it out. 50/3

31.5

BEATEN! Flighted delivery just outside off, van der Dussen looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.

31.4

Full delivery on off, Rassie drives it towards mid off.

31.3

Flighted delivery on off, van der Dussen defends it off the back foot.

31.2

Loopy delivery on middle, Rassie nudges it towards the leg side.

31.1

FOUR! Nicely played! Tossed up delivery on middle, van der Dussen flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

30.6

Loopy delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the front foot. 46/3

30.5

Floated delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.

30.4

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

30.3

The batsman works it down the leg side.

30.2

NOT OUT! That was a poor review from England. Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Replays show there is nothing on Ultra Edge. Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the leg stump. The visitors have lost both their reviews.

30.1

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

29.6

BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, van der Dussen looks to defend but misses it. 46/3

29.5

Floated delivery on middle, Rassie keeps it out.

29.4

The batsman offers no stroke and is wrapped on the pads.

29.3

Flighted delivery on middle, van der Dussen defends it towards the leg side.

29.2

The batsman works it down the leg side.

29.1

Tossed up delivery down the leg side, van der Dussen lets it go.

28.6

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 46/3

28.5

Floated delivery down the leg side, Faf looks to flick but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where he fails to collect it. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple. The umpire gives it as byes.

28.4

Loopy delivery on middle, du Plessis blocks it well.

28.3

Floated delivery on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.

28.2

Bess bowls it down the leg side, du Plessis lets it go.

28.1

Flighted delivery on off, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.

27.6

Flighted delivery on middle, van der Dussen flicks it to mid-wicket. 44/3

27.5

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

27.4

NOT OUT! Now England lose their review. Tossed up delivery on middle, Rassie looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. England take the review. Replays show that there is nothing on Ultra Edge. Ball Tracker shows that it is going over the stumps.

An appeal for lbw! Joe Root takes the review. There seems to be an inside edge.

We are back for the final session of Day 4. The players are out in the middle. Faf du Plessis will be joined by Rassie van der Dussen. Joe Root will finish his over.

It has been a fine session for England. They have picked two wickets in this session. They have kept it tight and have not given easy runs in this session. On the other hand, South Africa have just lost Pieter Malan before Tea. Will England be able to wrap up the Test in the next session or will South Africa fight hard to take it till Day 5? Join us in a bit to find out.

27.3

OUT! LBW! The hosts lose their review. Tossed up delivery on middle, Malan looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Malan consults with Faf and then takes the review. Replays show that there is nothing on Ultra Edge. Ball Tracker shows that it is hitting the middle stump. Malan walks back and also, IT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 4!

An appeal for lbw! Malan takes the review. Ball Tracker shows it is three reds and Malan has to walk back.

27.2

The batsman works it down the leg side.

27.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Malan defends it off the back foot.

26.6

Tossed up delivery on off, Faf defends it off the back foot. 44/2

26.5

On middle, du Plessis nudges it towards the leg side.

26.4

Floated delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the front foot.

26.3

Loopy delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it towards mid-wicket.

26.2

Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis keeps it out.

26.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Malan punches it through point for a single.

25.6

Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. 43/2

25.5

Floated delivery on off, du Plessis blocks it off the back foot.

25.4

The batsman works it down the leg side.

25.3

Loopy delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.

25.2

Flighted delivery on off, Faf keeps it out.

25.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.

Joe Root is into the attack.

24.6

Good length delivery on off, Malan blocks it well. 43/2

24.5

Bowls a bouncer, Malan looks to duck but gets hit on the arm.

24.4

On a length on off, Malan defends it towards covers.

24.3

Good length delivery on middle, Malan keeps it out.

24.2

On a good length on off, Malan defends it off the back foot.

24.1

FOUR! Nice shot. Full delivery on off, Malan drives it through mid off for a boundary.

23.6

Flighted delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the back foot. 39/2

23.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Faf defends it to mid-wicket.

23.4

Floated delivery on middle, Faf nudges it towards the leg side.

23.3

Loopy delivery on off, Malan punches it through point for a single.

23.2

Flighted delivery on off, Malan punches it to point.

23.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Malan keeps it out.

22.6

Good length delivery on middle, Faf blocks it off the back foot. 38/2

22.5

Bowls a bouncer, du Plessis does well to duck under it.

22.4

Length delivery on off, du Plessis taps it towards the off side.

22.3

Good length delivery on off, Faf blocks it off the back foot.

22.2

On a length on middle, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.

22.1

Outside off, du Plessis offers no shot to this one.

21.6

Short delivery on leg, du Plessis looks to pull but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Buttler fails to collect it cleanly. It goes past him towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a bye. 37/2

21.5

Floated delivery on middle, Faf nudges it towards the leg side.

21.4

Loopy delivery on middle, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.

21.3

Flighted delivery on middle, Faf defends it off the front foot.

21.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Malan drives it towards covers for a single.

21.1

Full toss on off, Malan comes forward and drives it to covers.

20.6

Good length delivery on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot. 36/2

20.5

Bowls a bumper, du Plessis does well to duck under it.

20.4

Outside off, Faf offers no shot to this one.

20.3

On a good length on middle, du Plessis looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

20.2

Short of a length delivery, du Plessis looks to defend but gets hit on the glove.

20.1

On a length on middle, Malan flicks it towards square leg for a single.

19.6

Tossed up delivery on off, Faf defends it off the front foot. 35/2

19.5

On middle, du Plessis keeps it out.

19.4

Loopy delivery on off, Faf defends it off the front foot.

19.3

Flighted delivery on off, du Plessis blocks it off the back foot.

19.2

Floated delivery on middle, Faf flicks it towards short leg.

19.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis drives it back towards the bowler.

18.6

Short delivery on off, Malan stands tall and defends it off the back foot. 35/2

18.5

On a good length on middle, Malan offers a forward defense on this one.

18.4

Good length delivery on off, Malan defends it off the back foot.

18.3

On a good length and outside off, Malan leaves it alone.

18.2

Outside off, Malan shoulders arms to this one.

18.1

Stokes bowls a bumper, Malan does well to duck under it.

17.6

Floated delivery on middle, du Plessis looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. 35/2

17.5

Tossed up on off, Malan guides it towards third man for a single.

17.4

Floated delivery on middle and leg, Malan nudges it towards the leg side.

17.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Malan blocks it off the back foot.

17.2

Flighted delivery on off, Malan looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip on one bounce.

17.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Malan defends it off the back foot.

16.6

On a good length and outside off, du Plessis does not bother to play at that. 34/2

16.5

Outside off, du Plessis leaves it alone.

16.4

Good length delivery on middle, Faf offers a back foot defense on this one.

16.3

On a good length on off, du Plessis pushes it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

16.2

Outside off, Faf offers no shot to this one.

16.1

Short delivery on leg, du Plessis nudges it towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

Ben Stokes is into the attack.

15.6

Floated delivery on middle, Malan comes down the track and blocks it. 30/2

15.5

Tossed up delivery on off, Malan blocks it off the back foot.

15.4

Flighted delivery on middle, Malan nudges it towards the leg side.

15.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Malan blocks it off the back foot.

15.2

Full delivery on off, Malan drives it to mid off.

15.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Malan drives it to covers.

14.6

Good length delivery just outside off, Faf offers no shot to this one. 30/2

14.5

FOUR! Nicely played! Length delivery on off, du Plessis punches it through covers for a boundary.

14.4

Bowls a bumper, du Plessis ducks under it.

14.3

Outside off, du Plessis shoulders arms to this one.

14.2

On a good length and outside off, Faf defends it off the back foot.

14.1

Bowls a bouncer, du Plessis lets it sail through to the keeper.

13.6

Tossed up delivery on off, Malan defends it off the back foot. 26/2

13.5

On middle, Malan keeps it out.

13.4

Floated delivery on middle, Malan defends it off the back foot.

13.3

Loopy delivery on off, Malan blocks it off the front foot.

13.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Malan looks to defend but gets it off the pads. It goes towards short leg where the fielder takes the catch and appeals. Replays show that it came off the pad.

13.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Malan defends it off the front foot.

Dominic Bess is into the attack.

12.6

FOUR! Full toss on off, du Plessis looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary. 26/2

12.5

Full delivery on off, du Plessis drives it to covers.

12.4

Bowls a bouncer, du Plessis does well to duck under it.

12.3

Good length delivery on off, Faf keeps it out.

12.2

On a good length on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.

Faf du Plessis, the skipper, is the next batsman in.

12.1

OUT! CAUGHT! Mark Wood gets his second wicket of the innings. On a good length on leg, Hamza looks to flick but gets a faint knick. It goes towards the keeper where Buttler takes a comfortable catch behind the stumps. The hosts are in big trouble now.

11.6

Good length delivery on middle, Malan blocks it off the back foot. 22/1

11.5

On a good length on off, Malan defends it off the front foot.

11.4

Full delivery on middle, Malan drives it back towards the bowler where Broad tries to stop it with his feet but fails to do so. It hits his feet and goes towards mid off. The batsmen get two runs.

11.3

Full delivery on off, Malan drives it towards mid off.

11.2

On a good length on off, Malan defends it off the front foot.

11.1

Outside off, Malan does not bother to play at that.

10.6

Length delivery on off, Hamza pushes it through covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs. 20/1

10.5

On a length on middle, Hamza flicks it towards short leg.

10.4

Bowls a bouncer, Hamza lets it sail through to the keeper.

10.3

BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! On a good length and just outside off, Hamza looks to defend but misses it. It just misses the off stump by a whisker.

10.2

Wood bowls it down the leg side, Hamza lets it go.

10.1

Good length delivery on middle, Hamza blocks it off the back foot.

9.6

Full delivery on off, Malan defends it off the front foot. 18/1

9.5

On a good length and outside off, Malan leaves it alone.

9.4

Good length delivery outside off, Malan offers no shot to this one.

9.3

Full delivery on off, Malan defends it off the front foot.

9.2

Outside off, Malan does not bother to play at that.

9.1

On a good length on off, Malan defends it off the front foot.

8.6

Length delivery down the leg side, Hamza looks to flick but misses it. 18/1

8.5

Short delivery on leg, Hamza looks to nudge but gets hit on the arm.

8.4

On a length on middle, Hamza flicks it to square leg.

8.3

Bowls a bouncer, Hamza does well to duck under it.

8.2

On a good length and outside off, Hamza shoulders arms to this one.

Zubayr Hamza is the new batsman in.

8.1

OUT! TIMBER! That one nipped back in. On a good length on off, Elgar looks to defend but misses it. It hits the pad and then hits the middle stump. This is excellent bowling from Wood.

7.6

Good length delivery outside off, Malan lets it go. 18/0

7.5

Outside off, Malan leaves it alone.

7.4

On a good length and outside off, Malan offers no shot to this one.

7.3

Outside off, Malan shoulders arms to this one.

7.2

Good length delivery on off, Malan blocks it well.

7.1

On a good length on off, Malan defends it off the back foot.

7.1

NO BALL! Broad oversteps! On a length on middle, Elgar flicks it through square leg for a single.

Stuart Broad to bowl from the other end.

6.6

On a good length on off, Elgar taps it towards point and takes a quick single. 16/0

The players are out in the middle. Mark Wood will complete his over, Elgar will be on strike.

We are scheduled a 1410 local restart which is just a few minutes away. That though if it does not start to rain again.

Update 1400 local - Not sure if I should be writing this with excitement but still, GREAT NEWS! The covers are coming off and we could have a resumption quickly WEATHER PERMITTED though!

Update 1352 local (1152 GMT) - Guess what? The rain had stopped, the umpires were done with their inspection, we also had a start time but the rains arrived once again to keep us waiting again...

Update 1330 local (1130 GMT) - The rain did stop for a while, the covers did come off for while, we did get happy for a while but then, the rain comes back and wipes the smile off our faces. On come the covers and we continue to wait.

Update 1306 local (1106 GMT) - The covers had come off but once again the rain has returned and the covers are back on.

Update 1239 local (1039 GMT) - The second session should have started but it is still raining and the covers are still in place.

It is a session where England have dominated by picking the remaining wickets of the hosts. South Africa have started their second innings on a cautious note and have done well to not lose a wicket. After that the rain-break came and it has currently stopped the game.

South Africa have done well to not lose any wicket in their second innings. They have played with composure till now. Earlier in the day, England had quickly taken 4 wickets and wrapped up South Africa's first innings.

Update 1152 local (0952 GMT) - The covers had come off but again it has started to rain and Lunch has been taken.

Update 1145 local (0945 GMT) - It seems the rain had stopped but it has again returned. The covers had come off but again the covers are back on.

Update 1105 Local (0905 GMT) - And that is it. The rain has arrived and the players are coming off while the covers are being brought on by the groundsmen. A huge sigh of relief for the South Africans though as they have not lost a wicket but as things stand, have more than 5 sessions to play, weather permitting.

6.5

Elgar goes back in his crease and defends it off the back foot.

6.4

Beauty! Length ball just outside off, Elgar looks to go on the back foot and defend but misses the line of the delivery.

6.3

Another length ball on off, defended solidly by Elgar.

6.2

Length ball on middle and off, defended off the back foot towards the off side.

6.1

Length ball down the leg side, Elgar looks to flick but misses.

Mark Wood is into the attack now.

Now the cameramen have started to cover their cameras with protective gear, expecting heavy rain to arrive anytime soon.

5.6

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 15/0

5.5

Another fullish ball on off, worked towards the man at short cover.

5.4

Fullish ball on off, driven towards the man at mid off.

5.3

Good length ball on middle and off, Malan comes forward and defends it off the front foot.

5.2

Good length delivery on middle and off, Malan defends it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

5.1

Length ball around middle and leg, worked towards the square leg region for a single.

4.6

On a length on middle, Malan flicks it to mid-wicket. 14/0

4.5

Good length delivery on off, Malan defends it towards the off side.

4.4

Outside off, Malan offers no shot to this one.

4.3

On a good length on off, Malan defends it off the front foot.

4.2

Length delivery on middle, Elgar looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

We can see showers coming towards the ground from afar. The clouds look to be pretty dark with the skies already overcast.

4.1

On a length on off, Malan taps it towards point and takes a quick single.

3.6

Full delivery on middle, Elgar drives it towards mid on. 12/0

3.5

On a good length on off, Elgar offers a solid defense on this one.

3.4

Good length delivery on middle, Elgar blocks it off the back foot.

3.3

On a good length on off, Dean defends it off the back foot.

3.2

FOUR! Poor delivery from Sam Curran. Length delivery on leg, Elgar flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.

3.1

On a good length on off, Elgar defends it back towards the bowler where Curran collects the ball and throws it back towards the striker's end but misses and the keeper collects it.

2.6

Another one which is outside off, comfortably left alone by Malan. 8/0

2.5

The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

2.4

Malan goes back in his crease and defends the ball off the back foot.

2.3

Just outside off, left alone by Malan.

2.2

Another length ball just around middle and off, Malan looks to defend but is hit near the box. Painful blow that!

2.1

Length ball on off, defended with soft hands by Malan.

1.6

Length delivery on leg, Elgar flicks it to square leg. 8/0

1.5

EDGE AND FOUR! On a good length on middle, Elgar looks to push it down the ground but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.

1.4

Good length delivery on off, Dean blocks it off the front foot.

1.3

On a good length on middle, Elgar looks to defend off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

1.2

FOUR! Nicely played! Length delivery on leg, Elgar flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.

1.1

On a good length on off, Elgar defends it off the back foot.

Sam Curran to bowl from the other end.

0.6

BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Malan looks to defend but misses it. 0/0

0.5

On a good length on middle, Malan defends it off the back foot.

0.4

Good length delivery on off, Malan blocks it off the front foot.

0.3

Outside off, Malan shoulders arms to this one.

0.2

On a good length and outside off, Malan shoulders arms to this one.

0.1

Broad starts with a good length on off, Malan punches it towards mid on.