World cricketer of the year Ben Stokes survived three reviews by South Africa as he and Ollie Pope regained the initiative for England on the first day of the third Test
England will have to make “a very late call” on their playing XI for the first Test against South Africa, starting at Centurion on Thursday, captain Joe Root said on Tuesday.
Vernon Philander led a relentless South African bowling performance before England fought back on the second day of the first Test at Centurion’s SuperSport Park on Friday.
Quinton de Kock hit an aggressive half-century to lead a South African fightback on the first day of the first Test against England at SuperSport Park on Thursday. South Africa were 187 for five at tea.
Ben Stokes returned to practice with England on Wednesday after the condition of his critically ill father improved, but three others missed out as illness continue to plague
Skipper Joe Root returned with the career-best bowling figure of 4-31 to leave South Africa on the brink of an innings defeat in the third Test at St George’s Park on Sunday.
England captain Eoin Morgan went on a six-hitting spree to take his side to a series win in a high-scoring third and final Twenty20 international against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Sunday.
Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi took three wickets in his last two overs as South Africa snatched a thrilling one-run win in the first Twenty20 international against England at Buffalo
Faf du Plessis and pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada have been recalled into the South African fold for a Twenty20 series against Australia that gets under way on Friday.