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England in South Africa: Tourists limp to 262-9 on day one at Newlands

Joe Denly missed a straight ball after compiling 38 off 130 ballsSecond Test, Newlands, Cape Town (day one of five):England 262-9: Pope 56*; Pretorius 2-26, Philander 2-46South Africa: Yet to batScorecardEngland limped to 262-9 after another dismal batting display against South Africa on day one of the second Test in Cape Town.The top order failed…

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England will no longer play football in warm-ups before matches

Media playback is not supported on this device Burns limps out of England practice after football matchEngland’s cricket team will no longer play football during training sessions or as a warm-up before matches.Opener Rory Burns was ruled out of the rest of the Test series in South Africa after injuring his ankle playing football in…

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England in South Africa: Jofra Archer fitness worry for second Test

Archer took five wickets in South Africa’s second innings at CenturionSecond Test: South Africa v EnglandVenue: Cape Town Date: 3-7 JanuaryCoverage: Listen to The Cricket Social and read live text commentary on BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app.England will make a late call on fast bowler Jofra Archer after he was unable…

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England in South Africa: Jofra Archer an injury doubt for Cape Town Test

Jofra Archer took 5-102 in the first Test against South AfricaSouth Africa v England, second TestVenue: Newlands, Cape Town Dates: 3-7 January Start time: 08:30 GMTCoverage: Live text commentary and The Cricket Social on the BBC Sport websiteEngland bowler Jofra Archer is a doubt for the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town with…

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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder would ‘swap’ World Cup-winning year for father’s health

Ben Stokes’ father Ged travelled to South Africa from his home in New Zealand to watch his son play in the four-match Test seriesSouth Africa v England, second TestVenue: Newlands, Cape Town Dates: 3-7 January Start time: 08:30 GMTCoverage: Live text commentary and The Cricket Social on the BBC Sport websiteBen Stokes says he would…

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England in South Africa: Ollie Pope is recovered and ready for second Test

Ollie Pope has recovered from the sickness bug which has hit the England squad in South AfricaOllie Pope says he is “ready to go” if selected for England’s second Test against South Africa which starts on Friday.The Surrey batsman has recovered from the illness which ruled him out of the first-Test defeat in Centurion.The sickness…

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England in South Africa: Questions for tourists after first-Test defeat

A collapse of 7-64 cost England on the fourth day of the first Test against South AfricaFor England to fight back in this series against South Africa, it is simple – they need to do virtually everything a bit better.Their preparation for the first Test was chaotic and, although mistakes were made during the 107-run…

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New England Patriots loss to Miami Dolphins dumps them into wild card play-offs

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick celebrates with tight end Mike Gesicki after the pair combined to score the winning touchdown with 24 seconds leftThe New England Patriots will play in the wild card play-off round for the first time in 10 seasons after a shock loss to the Miami Dolphins in the last week of…

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England in South Africa: Joe Root says illness not an excuse for defeat

Root, who spent time off the field on day three, made 48 as England were bowled out before tea on day fourCaptain Joe Root said England will not use the illness that affected much of their squad as an excuse for the first-Test defeat in South Africa.Ten players were hit in the build-up to or…

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England resume on 121-1 in pursuit of 376 – listen to The Cricket Social

SummaryEngland lose last 7 wkts for 64 runsTourists’ second collapse of matchBurns 84, Root 48, Denly 31Rabada 4-103, Nortje 3-56England set record 376 to winFirst Test, CenturionSA lead 1-0 in four-match seriesEngland 2nd InningsBatsmanHow OutBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6sSRTotal(93.0 overs)268 all outBurnsc Rabadab Nortje8421915411054.55Sibleyc & b Maharaj29118905032.22Denlylbwb Pretorius31128793239.24Rootc de Kockb Nortje481661018047.52Stokesb Maharaj1474552025.45Bairstowc Hamzab Rabada930252036.00Buttlerc Pretoriusb Rabada2262332266.67S Curranc de Kockb…