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  • 1:29 PM IST

    We are all set to begin Day 4. The England players are out in the middle. Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander will resume their innings.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    A warm welcome to Day 4 of the third Test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth. The hosts would look to grind out session by session and they would want Quinton de Kock to stay till the end of the innings. Philander has given him good support till now. On the other hand, England would look to pick the remaining four wickets quickly and enforce the follow-on on the hosts. Stay tuned.

  • 1:04 PM IST

    … Day 4, Session 1 …

  • 9:40 PM IST

    So, what to expect on Day 4? England would be hoping to take the remaining wickets as quickly as possible while the hosts would be looking upon Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander to first go past the follow-on requirement and then get as close as possible to England’s total. There is some rain forecast for Sunday as well. Let’s hope that it stays away. Join us on Sunday, the 19th of January for Day 4 of this Test match. Until then, take care.

  • 9:36 PM IST

    Earlier in the day, England were all over the Proteas as they took 3 quick wickets with Dominic Bess dominating with a 5-fer. They were right on top and then the rain-break came. It came and took over three hours for the play to resume. That probably helped South Africa as they made a comeback to give themselves a strong chance of saving this game. The visitors would not be happy with their fielding as well as they dropped many catches in the field and that too of Quinton de Kock. He can make them pay and boy, England would hope that he doesn’t.

  • 9:32 PM IST

    A rain-affected day. Who won this day? England certainly are ahead but South Africa will be happier after their performance post the rain break. Before all the rain, the hosts were looking down the barrel with 5 wickets down and only Quinton de Kock was remaining as the recognized batsman. He along with Nortje kept England at bay before Nortje fell after playing a stubborn innings. Vernon Philander joined de Kock and played out the remaining overs safely to make it the hosts’ session.

  • 9:32 PM IST

    81.6 Dominic Bess to Quinton de Kock, no run, Outside off, de Kock offers no shot to this one. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!

  • 9:31 PM IST

    81.5 Dominic Bess to Quinton de Kock, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Quinton blocks it off the back foot.

  • 9:31 PM IST

    81.4 Dominic Bess to Quinton de Kock, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, de Kock defends it off the front foot.

  • 9:30 PM IST

    The second new ball has been taken. Just three balls remaining in the day.

  • 9:30 PM IST

    81.3 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, 1 run, Flatter one on middle, Vernon works it to the leg side.

  • 9:29 PM IST

    81.2 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Philander works it down to long on.

  • 9:29 PM IST

    81.1 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Flatter one on middle, Philander keeps it out.

  • 9:28 PM IST

    80.6 Joe Denly to Quinton de Kock, no run, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 9:28 PM IST

    80.5 Joe Denly to Quinton de Kock, no run, Tossed up delivery down the leg side, de Kock lets it go.

  • 9:27 PM IST

    80.4 Joe Denly to Quinton de Kock, no run, DROPPED! Stokes drops third catch of Quinton de Kock. Floated delivery on off, de Kock looks to cut but it turns and he gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip where Ben Stokes tries to take the catch but spills it again.

  • 9:27 PM IST

    80.3 Joe Denly to Quinton de Kock, no run, Floated delivery on off, Quinton blocks it off the back foot.

  • 9:26 PM IST

    80.2 Joe Denly to Quinton de Kock, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, de Kock keeps it out.

  • 9:26 PM IST

    80.1 Joe Denly to Quinton de Kock, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Denly defends it off the back foot.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    Denly is back on. 3-0-10-0 are his figures so far.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    79.6 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, No run.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    79.5 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Philander looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    79.4 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Loopy delivery on off, Philander blocks it well.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    79.3 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Vernon defends it off the front foot.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    79.2 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Philander keeps it out.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    79.1 Dominic Bess to Vernon Philander, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Philander defends it off the back foot.

  • 9:22 PM IST

    78.6 Joe Root to Quinton de Kock, no run, Floated delivery on off, de Kock plays it to point.

  • 9:22 PM IST

    78.5 Joe Root to Quinton de Kock, no run, Loopy delivery on off, Quinton blocks it off the back foot.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    78.4 Joe Root to Quinton de Kock, no run, Full on middle, de Kock drives it towards mid on.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    78.3 Joe Root to Quinton de Kock, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Quinton punches it towards point.

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