|400/10 (98.2 ov) - R/R 4.06||183/10 (68.3 ov) - R/R 2.67|
|248/10 (61.3 ov) - R/R 4.03||274/10 (77.1 ov) - R/R 3.55|
|Dane Paterson||not out||0||0||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 274/10 (77.1)|
1 (1) R/R: 6
Anrich Nortje 0(1)
Dane Paterson 0(0)
Anrich Nortje 4(10) S.R (40)
c Jos Buttler b Mark Wood
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England ended opening day of the fourth and last Test against South Africa at 192/4. Joe Root (25) and Ollie Pope (22) will resume the innings on Day 2, looking to bring back solidity to the visitors' position in the team. Not to forget, the visitors had begun the day on a solid note, succumbing to 157/4 from 100/0. Vernon Philander, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje and Dane Paterson picked up a wicket on Day 1 of the last Test.
A controversy took place as Ben Stokes returned to the pavilion after getting out. A fan screamed abuses at Stokes, who did not mind returning back some angered words. Later on, Stokes apologised for losing his cool, saying he should have not reacted the way he did. In his apology, he wrote, "I admit that my reaction was unprofessional, and I sincerely apologise for the language I used, especially to the many young fans watching the live telecast around the world."
South Africa players: Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson, Beuran Hendricks
England players: Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad
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