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  • 1:29 PM IST

    We are ready to begin Day 2. The England players are out in the middle. Vernon Philander will be joined by Anrich Nortje.

  • 1:22 PM IST

    Almost an even first day in SuperSport Park. However, England would’ve been slightly disappointed after their effort in dismissing the tail. After removing half the side just over 100, England faced resistance from Quinton de Kock and Dwaine Pretorius. The duo added quickfire 87 runs. After their dismissal, Philander made sure they added further important runs. Broad struck on the last ball of the day to remove Rabada and finish the day on a high. Now, on Day 2, England would want to get rid of the last man as early as possible while the hosts would look to score a few quick runs to take their total around 300. Let’s see what is on the cards. Welcome to our coverage for Day 2.

  • 1:22 PM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 9:15 PM IST

    So, 277/9 is how we finish Day 1 here in Centurion. The pitch has something on offer for both, the batters as well as the bowlers. But as the saying goes, don’t judge a pitch before both sides have bowled on it. So will South Africa be able to add any runs to their overnight score or will England get the final wicket early and come to bat? Join us to find out which way the match turns on Day 2. Join us on Friday, 27th December 2019 at 1000 local (0800 GMT) to find out. Till then, goodbye and cheers!

  • 9:09 PM IST

    England will be happy with their efforts but they had their struggles as well. They got off to a dream start as James Anderson struck gold on the very first ball of the game in his 150th Test. Broad who has been struggling fought well to get 3 wickets and ended the day on a positive note. Jofra Archer struggled too but will be happy to get into the wickets column. However, the real star of the day was Sam Curran. In all honesty, whenever it looked like South Africa were getting on top, Sam got his skipper the breakthrough they were looking for. He finished the day with 4 wickets and ensured England are slightly ahead heading into Day 2.

  • 9:05 PM IST

    South Africa after being put into bat got off to a horrible start losing Dean Elgar on the very first ball of the Test. Zubayr Hamza and Aiden Markram then tried to steady the ship but after a 32-run stand Markram too joined his opening partner back in the pavilion. Hamza looked good for his 39 but could not convert his start. Faf too failed to make the most of the start he got. Rassie van der Dussen failed to make a mark on his debut. Quinton de Kock though walked out with intent and started counter-attacking as England were getting on top. He put up a vital 87-run partnership with debutant Dwaine Pretorius. The latter fell against the run of play but Quinton continued his good work. He put up a gritty 47-run stand with Philander but he fell 5 short of a very well-deserved ton. Keshav Maharaj and Rabada ate away a few balls but both of them departed before stumps but ensured that the hosts walk out to bat at least for a ball on Day 2.

  • 9:02 PM IST

    Perfect way for England to end the day. Broad strikes on the very last ball of the day. End of a gritty, fighting and even Day 1 of the Test. The series has started off showing us that it is not going to be a walk in the park for either side.

  • 9:01 PM IST

    82.4 Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada, out, OUT! Through the gates! Superb from Broad. And South Africa lose the 9th wicket. A brilliant ball that pitches around off and comes back in with the angle. Rabada looks to defend but the ball comes back in sharply to beat the inside edge of the bat. It brushes the thigh pad and then goes to disturb the timbers behind. And, with that the umpires have called for STUMPS ON DAY 1.

  • 9:01 PM IST

    82.3 Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada, no run, On a good length on off, Rabada blocks it off the back foot.

  • 9:00 PM IST

    82.2 Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Outside off, Rabada leaves it alone.

  • 8:59 PM IST

    82.2 Stuart Broad to Kagiso Rabada, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Bowls it wide outside off, Rabada does not bother to play at that.

  • 8:58 PM IST

    82.1 Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander, leg byes, 1 run, On a good length on leg, Philander looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    81.6 James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada, FOUR, FOUR! Brilliant drive and it reaches the fence. A fuller ball outside off again, Rabada drills it towards cover. The fielder there makes a half stop diving to his right but this has been drilled really hard. The ball eventually reaches the fence before the fielder can chase it down. Second boundary of the over for Rabada. These are very valuable runs for South Africa.

  • 8:56 PM IST

    81.5 James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Landed around off on a shortish length, Rabada keeps it out.

  • 8:55 PM IST

    81.4 James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Around off, it is defended off the back foot towards cover.

  • 8:54 PM IST

    81.3 James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely done! A fuller ball outside off, Rabada gets his bat down and guides it between gully and point. It races to the third man fence and Rabada has his second boundary.

  • 8:54 PM IST

    81.2 James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Another good length ball outside off, Rabada covers his stumps and lets it go to the keeper.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    81.1 James Anderson to Kagiso Rabada, no run, In the channel outside off, Rabada lets it be.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    James Anderson is back on. 19-4-61-1 are his figures so far.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    80.6 Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander, FOUR, FOUR! Terrific shot. Full delivery outside off, Philander drives it through covers for a boundary.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    80.5 Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander, no run, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Philander looks to defend but misses it.

  • 8:51 PM IST

    80.4 Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander, no run, Bowls it down the leg side, Philander looks to flick but misses it.

  • 8:50 PM IST

    80.3 Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander, no run, On a good length on off, Philander keeps it out.

  • 8:50 PM IST

    80.2 Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander, no run, Full delivery on middle, Philander flicks it to mid-wicket.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    80.1 Stuart Broad to Vernon Philander, no run, On a good length on off, Philander defends it off the back foot.

  • 8:48 PM IST

    Second new ball is available and England have taken it straightaway. Stuart Broad will have a go with it first up. 16-4-47-2 for him.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    79.6 Joe Denly to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Rabada defends it off the back foot.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    79.5 Joe Denly to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Rabada keeps it out.

  • 8:46 PM IST

    79.4 Joe Denly to Vernon Philander, 1 run, Floated delivery on middle, Philander flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

  • 8:46 PM IST

    79.3 Joe Denly to Vernon Philander, no run, Loopy delivery outside off, Philander shoulders arms to this one.

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