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  • 1:11 PM IST

    A bit of a sad news. There was rain forecast for the day and it has come. Only, an hour early. The ground was covered and START OF PLAY HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO 10.10 AM LOCAL (0810 GMT).

  • 1:10 PM IST

    If any, the run rate was an issue for the visitors. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler would want to have a say in that. They will aim to get or cross 300 by Lunch itself. On the other hand, the hosts would look to pick up quick wickets and put pressure on England and keep it tight. Who will blink first?

  • 1:09 PM IST

    A warm welcome to Day 2 of the 3rd Test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth. It was a sluggish opening day, with the batsmen struggling to get runs. But England have done well to not lose more than 4 wickets while South Africa seemed to lose the radar slightly here and there. This first session could be the most crucial one of the match. Would it be Cape Town all over again?

  • 1:07 PM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 9:05 PM IST

    That ends a sluggish Thursday. How will Day 2 pan out? 32 runs have come off the second new ball in 10 overs. The batsmen to come for England are stroke makers – so either the visitors could cross 300 by Lunch or get close to being bowled out in the first session itself. Ben Stokes holds the key for one side, Kagiso Rabada for the other. Join us on Friday, 17th January, 2020 at 10 am local (0800 GMT) for all the action from the second day’s play. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

  • 9:03 PM IST

    South Africa will not be too displeased with their efforts. Philander was as frugal as one could be while Maharaj was tirelessly bowling since Lunch. His efforts helped the seamers to be rotated effectively and he found some purchase off the wicket as well. Debutant Paterson was skiddy but struggled for rhythm and was the most expensive.

  • 9:01 PM IST

    A lot of time was occupied at the crease by the batsmen but the problem of doing this for too long is that if a collapse happens, then you are in a soup because the opposition suddenly gets into the game. England were 103/1 at one stage, only to be reduced to 148/4 within 16 overs. It was at this time that Rabada was raging fire but Pope then came out with an extinguisher to douse that rage as along with Stokes, he ensured England hold their heads high at the end of the day.

  • 8:59 PM IST

    At the toss, the captains had slightly different views. Joe Root was happy to bat first on a pitch which looked dry and would deteriorate quickly while Faf du Plessis was a touch unsure, since stats tell him that batting is better on Day 2. England found it tough from the start, with the runs barely coming across. The openers did decently to see off the first session but struggled to get runs.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    A day that has been slow-going. South Africa controlling the run rate and bogging a few England batsmen down. But the visitors would be happy with the final outcome, thanks largely to the Stokes-Pope stand, which is worth 76 now.

  • 8:56 PM IST

    89.6 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Pope defends it off the back foot. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 1!

  • 8:56 PM IST

    89.5 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Outside off, Pope shoulders arms to this one.

  • 8:55 PM IST

    89.4 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Pope blocks it off the front foot.

  • 8:55 PM IST

    89.3 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Ollie offers a solid defense on this one.

  • 8:55 PM IST

    89.2 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Pope blocks it well.

  • 8:54 PM IST

    89.1 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Pope defends it off the front foot.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    88.6 Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes, no run, Bowls a bouncer, Stokes does well to duck under it.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    88.5 Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes, FOUR, FOUR! Short of a length delivery, Stokes looks to pull but miscues it. It goes over mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    88.4 Kagiso Rabada to Ollie Pope, 1 run, On a length on middle, Ben plays it towards mid on for a quick single.

  • 8:51 PM IST

    88.3 Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes, 1 run, Length delivery on middle, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

  • 8:51 PM IST

    88.2 Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes, no run, On a length on off, Stokes plays it to covers.

  • 8:50 PM IST

    88.1 Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes, no run, Full delivery on middle, Stokes drives it to mid on.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    87.6 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Ollie keeps it out.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    87.5 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Pope defends it off the back foot.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    87.4 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Floated delivery on off, Ollie keeps it out.

  • 8:48 PM IST

    87.3 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Pope blocks it well.

  • 8:48 PM IST

    87.2 Keshav Maharaj to Ollie Pope, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Pope defends it off the back foot.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    87.1 Keshav Maharaj to Ben Stokes, 1 run, Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes flicks it through square leg for a run.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    Maharaj is back on. 30-10-54-1 are his figures so far.

  • 8:46 PM IST

    86.6 Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes, 1 run, On a length on middle, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    86.5 Kagiso Rabada to Ben Stokes, no run, Full delivery on off, Stokes looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

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