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England in South Africa: Joe Root moves tourists closer to series win

Joe Root hit five fours and a six in his 58Fourth Test, Johannesburg, (day three of five):England 400 (Crawley 66; Nortje 5-110) & 248 (Root 58, Hendricks 5-64)South Africa 183 (De Kock 76, Wood 5-46)South Africa require 466 to winScorecardEngland are closing in on a series victory after setting South Africa an unlikely 466 to…

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England chase last four South Africa wickets – listen to The Cricket Social

SummaryWoakes strikes in first full over of dayPhilander 4 – leading edge to mid-offDe Kock nears half-centuryWood three wickets, Woakes twoFollow on target: 201South Africa 88-6 overnightEng 400: Crawley 66, Root 59, Pope 56Fourth Test, day three, JohannesburgEngland lead 2-1 in four-Test seriesSouth Africa 1st InningsBatsmanHow OutBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6sSRTotal(49.2 overs)127-for7wicketsElgarc Woakesb Stokes26104645040.62Malanc Buttlerb Wood1578631023.81van der Dussenc Stokesb…

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England in South Africa: Mark Wood shines in Johannesburg

Mark Wood hit 35 not out and took two wicketsFourth Test, Johannesburg, (day two of five):England 400: Crawley 66, Root 59; Nortje 5-110South Africa 88-6: De Kock 32*; Wood 3-21South Africa trail by 312 runsScorecardMark Wood starred with bat and ball to give England complete control of the fourth Test against South Africa on a…

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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder fined for altercation with fan

Stokes is playing his 63rd TestEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes has been fined 15% of his match fee for an altercation with a spectator on day one of the fourth Test in South Africa.He was also given one demerit point, which will sit on his disciplinary record for 24 months, by the International Cricket Council (ICC).Stokes,…

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England face South Africa in final Test

24 Jan 2020International Test Match Series – Day 1 of 5South AfricaSouth AfricavEnglandEnglandMatch delayed – Start delayed due to rainLiveLiveThe Cricket Social: South Africa v England – fourth Test, day oneBBC SportScorecardGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out…

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Six Nations 2020: England call up eight uncapped players

Back row Ben Earl is one of seven Saracens players named in the England squadEngland head coach Eddie Jones has named eight uncapped players in his 34-man squad for the Six Nations.Northampton lock Alex Moon, centre Fraser Dingwall and full-back George Furbank, along with Bath prop Will Stuart and Wasps fly-half Jacob Umaga, receive their…

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England aim to wrap up victory over South Africa

SummaryEngland need 2 wkts for victoryBroad removes Philander in first overRabada falls to Wood slower ballSouth Africa 102-6 overnightListen to The Cricket SocialThird Test, Port Elizabeth, day fourFour-match series level at 1-1South Africa 2nd InningsBatsmanHow OutBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6sSRTotal(71.0 overs)128-for8wicketsMalanlbwb Root12117791015.19Elgarb Wood1536223068.18Hamzac Buttlerb Wood219120016.67du Plessisc Popeb Root361401236129.27van der Dussenc Popeb Root10121361127.78de Kockc Woodb Root323260011.54Philanderc Popeb Broad1363472027.66Maharajnot out1569532028.30Rabadac Broadb…

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England in South Africa: Joe Root takes four wickets in Port Elizabeth

Ollie Pope’s fine catch gave Joe Root one of his four wicketsThird Test, Port Elizabeth, (day four of five):England 499-9 dec (Pope 135*, Stokes 120; Maharaj 5-180)South Africa 209 (Bess 5-51) & 102-6 (Root 4-31)South Africa trail by 188 runsScorecardCaptain Joe Root took four wickets to push England closer to victory on the fourth day…

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England eye final four South Africa wickets

16 Jan 2020International Test Match Series – Day 4 of 5South AfricaSouth AfricaFirst innings 209 all outSecond innings 0 – for 0 wickets (0.0 overs)LIVEEnglandEnglandFirst innings 499 – for 9 wickets decBetween Innings – South Africa trail England by 290 runs with 10 wickets remainingLiveLiveThe Cricket Social: South Africa v England – third Test, day…

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England aim to press home advantage – listen to The Cricket Social

16 Jan 2020International Test Match Series – Day 3 of 5South AfricaSouth AfricaFirst innings 72 – for 4 wickets (26.0 overs)LIVEEnglandEnglandFirst innings 499 – for 9 wickets decSouth Africa trail England by 427 runs with 6 wickets remainingGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes…