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  • 8:41 PM IST

    Wow! What a Test match we have witnessed! Stokes you beauty. Brilliant. This is Test cricket at its best. Brilliant performance from England. They deserve every bit of it.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    137.4 Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander, out, OUT c Ollie Pope b Ben Stokes. South Africa have been bowled out.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    137.3 Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander, no run, Another length ball outside off, left alone by Philander.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    137.2 Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander, no run, In the channel outside off, Philander makes a leave now. The crowds getting into the act now as almost every ball is getting cheered.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    137.1 Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander, no run, Good length ball on off, defended.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    136.6 Dominic Bess to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Almost another one! Fires this just outside off, Rabada pokes at it but misses.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    136.5 Dominic Bess to Kagiso Rabada, 2 runs, Fires this one outside off, Rabada strokes it through point. No one in the deep so an easy couple for Rabada. They don’t matter though.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    136.4 Dominic Bess to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Floated one on middle, Rabada keeps it out.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    136.3 Dominic Bess to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Full again and on middle, pushed to covers.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    136.2 Dominic Bess to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Full again, Rabada pushes it back to the bowler. A bit uppish but does not carry.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    136.1 Dominic Bess to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Floats a very full ball on middle, Rabada easily blocks it out.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    135.6 Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander, no run, Over negotiated but the strike with Rabada now. Very full ball on middle and off, Philander blocks it out.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    135.5 Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander, no run, Back of a length ball outside off, Philander makes an easy leave.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    135.4 Ben Stokes to Vernon Philander, no run, A length ball just outside off, Philander stays tall and defends.

  • 8:32 PM IST

    135.3 Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada, 1 run, A very full ball on middle and leg, Rabada gets his bat down and turns the ball towards mid-wicket so that he can give the strike to the local boy Philander.

  • 8:30 PM IST

    135.2 Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Bouncer on middle and off, Rabada ducks under it.

  • 8:30 PM IST

    135.1 Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Good length ball on middle and leg, Rabada looks to defend but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.

  • 8:29 PM IST

    134.6 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, FOUR, FOUR! Runs do not matter at this stage as the ball has crossed the boundary line and the strike will be with Rabada for the next over. Full ball on off, Philander softly drives but the ball trudges into the fence.

  • 8:28 PM IST

    134.5 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Philander defends it from within the crease. Will be looking to retain strike for the next over.

  • 8:28 PM IST

    134.4 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Again outside off, Philander defends towards cover.

  • 8:28 PM IST

    134.3 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Bess goes a touch too straight and lands the ball on middle. Worked towards the leg side.

  • 8:27 PM IST

    134.2 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Now tossed up closer to the off pole, Vernon prods forward and blocks.

  • 8:27 PM IST

    134.1 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Floated outside off, defended towards the off side by Philander.

  • 8:26 PM IST

    133.6 Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada, no run, Shortish ball outside off, Rabada rides the bounce and taps it towards point.

  • 8:25 PM IST

    133.5 Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada, no run, No hat-trick! An yorker attempt gone wrong and Stokes ends up dishing out a full toss. Rabada pushes it towards mid on.

  • 8:24 PM IST

    Kagiso Rabada is the last man in. He will face the hat-trick ball. Remember, he is on a king pair.

  • 8:24 PM IST

    133.4 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, out, OUT! Caught! Oh dear! What a blinder from Crawley. Stokes you champion. Crawley you little beauty. A good length ball angled away from wide of the crease. It pitches and shapes a hint away as Nortje looks to defend at it with hard hands. The ball takes the thick outside edge and goes to Crawley at third slip. It is traveling at him. He puts his right hand out to grab it but the ball does not stick and pops up. He keeps his eyes on the ball and sees it coming down. He then puts his left hand up and takes it easily. England celebrate. Just one wicket away from leveling the series. Stokes on a hat-trick.

  • 8:21 PM IST

    Anrich Nortje walks in. An Everest in front of him. 75 minimum balls to survive.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    133.3 Ben Stokes to Dwaine Pretorius, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one goes down and England are jubilant! Everyone has come up to Stokes and are giving him a hug and why not! It was a low, low catch and Root has done extremely well to take it. Maybe this is the price that the South Africans have to pay for not rotating the strike when a single is on offer. Length ball in the corridor of uncertainty, Pretorius looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge low to the right of first slip where Root takes a very good low catch.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    133.2 Ben Stokes to Dwaine Pretorius, no run, This time on the off pole line, Pretorius defends it towards the off side.

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