England would want Joe Root to repeat some of his magic knocks on Tuesday © Getty Images
England would want Joe Root to repeat some of his magic knocks on Tuesday © Getty Images

England and South Africa will lock horns on the last day of the fourth and final match of the Test series on Tuesday. The match is being played at SuperSport Park, Centurion. England will need to score 330 runs today to win this match. They have played excellent cricket in this series so far and would love to end it in style. Although the momentum is with South Africa at this moment, still a lot of unexpected things and scenarios can turn up today. England still have Joe Root, James Taylor at the crease. Ben Stokes, who is in scintillating touch is next in the batting order. But a win for England in this match is still far-fetched since it will not be easy to bat on the final day. England can still pull it off if any two among the remaining batsmen score big and get some support from other batsmen. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs England 2015-16, 4th Test at Centurion

Yesterday, the Proteas declared their second innings on 248 for 5. They gave a target of 382 for South Africa to chase in the final innings of the match. At stumps, England were 52 for 3 with Joe Root and James Taylor batting. Their partnership was worth 34 runs. English fans will be hoping that this partnership grows and blossoms and bails their team out of trouble. Although a win for England is a less probable result, it cannot be ruled out. Root and Taylor are expected to play their normal game today. However, if a wicket falls England may prefer playing for a draw.

Brief scores:

South Africa 475 (Stephen Cook 115, Hashim Amla 109, Quinton de Kock 129*; Ben Stokes 4 for 86) & 248 for 5 decl. (Hashim Amla 96, Temba Bavuma 78*; James Anderson 3 for 47) lead England 342 (Alastair Cook 76, Joe Root 76, Moeen Ali 61; Kagiso Rabada 7 for 112) & 52 for 3 (Joe Root 19*, James Taylor 19*; Kagiso Rabada 2 for 15) by 329 runs