Live Updates

  • 1:29 PM IST

    We are all set to begin Day 3. The players are out in the middle. Dean Elgar and Anrich Nortje will resume their batting for South Africa. Stuart Broad will start the proceedings for Day 3. It looks very cloudy out there.

  • 1:06 PM IST

    We enter Day 3 with the visitors having the upper hand. They had an excellent Day 2 with both bat and ball. More of the same is what they will be hoping for. South Africa on the other hand, need to do what England did. They need to dig deep and bat long. They do have the batters to do so but they will need to step up. An important first session awaits. Stay tuned.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    … Day 3, Session 1 …

  • 9:44 PM IST

    So, with England dominating the Test as we head towards the third day, can South Africa make a fightback or will the visitors pile on the pressure on the hosts? A lot of unanswered questions! Join us on Saturday, 18th January 2020, for Day 3. Till then, cheers and take care!

  • 9:37 PM IST

    As for the South Africans, the silver lining to their dark cloud was that Keshav Maharaj was able to take a 5-fer. However, he was too expensive and he will be hoping that he will get a chance to bowl again at the English batters on this pitch. Coming to their batting, they were doing well until the final ball before the Drinks break when Pieter Malan departed. Zubayr Hamza followed him soon and right now, Anrich Nortje and Dean Elgar are standing at the crease.

  • 9:35 PM IST

    The day in the best possible manner for England as their overnight batters, Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope, put them in a dominating position, scoring a ton each. Stokes was fluent in his stroke-making while Ollie Pope was gritty in his ton. Curran and Wood provided the flourish that the English innings needed as they finished just one run short of 500 runs. Coming to the bowling of the English, Curran and Broad looked a tad short of ideas. However, Wood came in with some vicious bouncers but the real damage was done by Dominic Bess as he picked 2 wickets in quick succession before the end of the day’s play.

  • 9:31 PM IST

    That will be it! The officials have given Stumps on Day 2 and England finish comfortably on top of the hosts who have been brutally wounded in all three departments.

  • 9:20 PM IST

    The light meter is out and the umpire is checking it. But no, wait a minute! It has started to rain out on the ground! The players are going off the ground and England looking very happy as they walk back into the pavilion.

  • 9:19 PM IST

    17.6 Dominic Bess to Anrich Nortje, no run, Floated delivery on middle and leg, well defended by Nortje. Does well to negotiate the over.

  • 9:19 PM IST

    17.5 Dominic Bess to Anrich Nortje, no run, On the pads, worked away with a wristy shot towards the leg side.

  • 9:18 PM IST

    17.4 Dominic Bess to Anrich Nortje, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Nortje prods forward and defends.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    Anrich Nortje, the nightwatchman, is the new batsman in.

  • 9:16 PM IST

    17.3 Dominic Bess to Zubayr Hamza, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Ollie Pope has taken the catch and South Africa lost their second wicket. Floated delivery on middle and leg, Hamza looks to go back and work this one towards the leg side but the ball goes off the inside edge onto the pads and towards short leg where Ollie Pope comes forward and takes a simple catch. Another wicket taken by Bess and he is making some early inroads in the South African batting line-up.

  • 9:15 PM IST

    17.2 Dominic Bess to Zubayr Hamza, no run, Bess bowls it down the leg side, Hamza lets it go.

  • 9:15 PM IST

    17.1 Dominic Bess to Zubayr Hamza, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Hamza defends it off the front foot.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    16.6 Mark Wood to Dean Elgar, no run, Length ball on middle and off, defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 9:13 PM IST

    16.5 Mark Wood to Dean Elgar, no run, Length ball on middle and leg, Elgar looks to flick but misses and is hit on the thigh pad.

  • 9:12 PM IST

    16.4 Mark Wood to Zubayr Hamza, 1 run, Length ball on off, Hamza pushes this one towards the cover region off the back foot and gets a single.

  • 9:11 PM IST

    The floodlights have been turned on. It is getting a bit dark out there.

  • 9:11 PM IST

    16.3 Mark Wood to Zubayr Hamza, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! Length delivery angling into Hamza, on the leg pole line, he looks to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge and into the fine leg fence.

  • 9:11 PM IST

    16.2 Mark Wood to Zubayr Hamza, no run, Another one! Hamza this time just about manages to sway away from the line of the bouncer. Wood is bowling some brutal bouncers here.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    16.1 Mark Wood to Zubayr Hamza, no run, Woah! What a bouncer now! Bouncer on middle and leg, Hamza somehow gets on top of it and dabs it onto the ground.

  • 9:09 PM IST

    15.6 Dominic Bess to Dean Elgar, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Elgar blocks it well.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    15.5 Dominic Bess to Dean Elgar, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Elgar defends it off the front foot.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    15.4 Dominic Bess to Dean Elgar, no run, Floated delivery on off, Elgar keeps it out.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    15.3 Dominic Bess to Dean Elgar, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Elgar blocks it off the back foot.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    15.2 Dominic Bess to Dean Elgar, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Elgar defends it off the back foot.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    15.1 Dominic Bess to Zubayr Hamza, 1 run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hamza flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 9:06 PM IST

    14.6 Mark Wood to Dean Elgar, no run, On a good length on middle, Elgar looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

  • 9:06 PM IST

    14.5 Mark Wood to Dean Elgar, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Dean blocks it off the back foot.

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