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  • 1:29 PM IST

    The England players walk out to the middle and the conditions above them are very cloudy which might worry them. The South African overnight batters, Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander, walk out to the middle. Can they keep the English bowlers out and pull off a miracle?

  • 1:17 PM IST

    A warm welcome to Day 5 of the third Test match between South Africa and England at Port Elizabeth. England need just four wickets to wrap up the match and gain a lead in the series. They would look to do it in the first session itself as rain is predicted throughout the day. On the other hand, the hosts would look to grind out session by session. The hosts would be praying to the rain gods that they favour them. Stay tuned for all the action.

  • 1:14 PM IST

    … Day 5, Session 1 …

  • 9:42 PM IST

    So, the question on everyone’s mind will be how long will England take to pluck out the remaining wickets on Day 5 or will rain show up to spoil the fun for the visitors and save the hosts from the blushes? Do join us for the final day of this Test match on Monday, the 20th of January. Until then, goodnight.

  • 9:40 PM IST

    South Africa, on the other hand, were miserable with the bat. In the first innings, they lost their last 4 wickets pretty quickly. They started well in the second innings but the rain break which lasted for around two and a half hours caused them to lose concentration and were ripped apart by Root and co. The thing that will disappoint the captain and coach the most was the dismissal of Quinton de Kock. He played a horrendous shot and gave his wicket away when it was absolutely not needed. Faf du Plessis fell soon after and they are in complete tatters at the moment.

  • 9:34 PM IST

    What a day for England. They are on the verge of taking a 2-1 lead in the series and it has been a brilliant performance from them on Day 4. First, after bowling out South Africa in just half an hour at the start of the day, the visitors enforced the follow-on. Rain interrupted the proceedings with South Africa having not lost a wicket before then in their second innings. What happened next was carnage. Joe Root led from the front with a 4-fer with good support from Mark Wood, leaving the hosts reeling at 102/6.

  • 9:33 PM IST

    61.6 Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Maharaj keeps it out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 4!

  • 9:33 PM IST

    61.5 Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Maharaj blocks it off the back foot.

  • 9:32 PM IST

    61.4 Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Looped up ball on middle, Maharaj defends it out.

  • 9:32 PM IST

    61.3 Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Flighted on middle, defended out by Maharaj.

  • 9:31 PM IST

    61.2 Joe Root to Vernon Philander, 1 run, Floated on middle, Philander whips it to the leg side for a single.

  • 9:31 PM IST

    61.1 Joe Root to Vernon Philander, FOUR, FOUR! Poor delivery! Floated on the pads, Philander just helps it on its way to the fine leg region for a boundary.

  • 9:31 PM IST

    60.6 Dominic Bess to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Bess bowls it down the leg side, Maharaj lets it go. Umpires have said that one more over can be bowled.

  • 9:30 PM IST

    60.5 Dominic Bess to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Maharaj flicks it towards the leg side.

  • 9:30 PM IST

    60.4 Dominic Bess to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Flatter delivery down the leg side. Maharaj shoulders arms to this one.

  • 9:29 PM IST

    60.3 Dominic Bess to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Maharaj defends it to the leg side.

  • 9:29 PM IST

    60.2 Dominic Bess to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Floated on off, Maharaj defends it off the front foot to cover.

  • 9:29 PM IST

    60.1 Dominic Bess to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Flatter one one middle and leg, Maharaj works it to square leg.

  • 9:28 PM IST

    59.6 Joe Root to Vernon Philander, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Philander nudges it towards the leg side.

  • 9:28 PM IST

    59.5 Joe Root to Vernon Philander, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Philander keeps it out.

  • 9:27 PM IST

    59.4 Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj, 1 run, Floated delivery on off, Maharaj plays it towards covers for a single.

  • 9:27 PM IST

    59.3 Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Maharaj blocks it off the front foot.

  • 9:26 PM IST

    59.2 Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Maharaj keeps it out.

  • 9:26 PM IST

    59.1 Joe Root to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Maharaj defends it off the back foot.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    58.6 Mark Wood to Vernon Philander, no run, Good length ball down the leg side, Philander looks to flick but misses it altogether. Wood appeals for a caught behind but the umpire gives it not out.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    58.5 Mark Wood to Vernon Philander, no run, DROPPED! Stokes and his butter fingers! Short of a length ball on the pads, Philander pulls but it goes straight into the hands of Stokes at square leg. The ball goes quickly to him causing him to drop it.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    58.4 Mark Wood to Vernon Philander, no run, Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Philander works it to the leg side.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    58.3 Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Maharaj is solid in defense and goes so towards cover. The batters take a single.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    58.2 Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj, 2 runs, EDGY! Full delivery on off, Maharaj looks to defend but it takes the outside edge and the ball goes through the gully region for a couple.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    58.1 Mark Wood to Keshav Maharaj, no run, Full delivery outside off, Maharaj shoulders arms to it.

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