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England the worst possible start to fifth and final day at Cape Town losing wicket after wicket. Alastair Cook and Alex Hales who resumed on 8* and 5* respectively had a poor start with Cook losing his wicket in the very second over of the day to Kagiso Rabada. Cook in an attempt to flick gave a catch to Quinton de Kock. Next to go was Alex Hales in the very next over trying to drive gave a brilliant catch to a leaping Chris Morris in the slips. Alex Hales did not add any run to his overnight score. England going into lunch are survived by Ben Stokes 2* and James Taylor 23* at 87 for 4 leading South Africa by 89 runs. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs England 2015-16, 2nd Test at Cape Town, Day 5

Third played to be dismissed in the morning was Joe Root who had earlier survived a catch in the slips off Morne Morkel citing a no-ball. Morris into his first over of the day cleaned up Root with an incoming delivery hitting uprooting the stumps. Root had made run-a-ball 29. Compton and Taylor had added 30 run partnership to provide much needed calmness to the England innings.James Taylor was lucky to survive a catch while sweeping Dane Piedt as Rabada could not retain the ball in the hands as he hit the ground. Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs England 2015-16, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Cape Town

Dane Piedt got into wicket taker column as he was able to get Nick Compton play a rash shot into the hand off short mid-on player Faf du Plessis. Compton made a valiant 15 runs of 60 balls. South Africa bowler would feel lucky to have gotten an over clouded conditions to bowl as the first four days had not a single iota of cloud. England have lost four wickets in the 26 overs adding 71 runs.

Brief Scores:

England 629 for 6 decl. ( Ben Stokes 258, Jonny Bairstow 150* ; Kagiso Rabada 3 for 157, Morne Morkel 1 for 114 ) and 87 for 4 (Nick Compton 15, Joe Root 29, James Taylor 23* ;Chris Morris 1 for 7 ) lead South Africa 627 for 7 decl. (Hashim Amla 201, Temba Bavuma 102*; Stuart Broad 2 for 94) by 89 runs.

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