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  • 1:29 PM IST

    We are all set to get underway! Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander make their way out to the middle with the hosts struggling at 88/6. The England players are in a huddle and take their respective positions in the field. Mark Wood will finish his over.

  • 1:03 PM IST

    Day 3, called the moving day but things have already moved in favour of the visitors. They have left South Africa reeling at 88/6 and are still leading by 312 runs. They would look to take the remaining 4 wickets quickly and then decide to enforce the follow-on or not. The hosts, on the other hand, would look upon Quinton de Kock to get them to 200 first and avoid the follow-on. Good news is that there is no rain at the moment in Johannesburg and we are going to have a prompt start. It promises to be an exciting Day 3. Do join us in a while.

  • 1:03 PM IST

    … Day 3, Session 1 …

  • 10:14 PM IST

    So, what to expect on Day 3? England will be looking to pick up the remaining wickets quickly while South Africa will look to get runs and their first target will be to avoid the follow-on. Will they be able to avoid it or will the visitors continue to dominate them? Join us for Day 3 on 26th January, Sunday for an engrossing Day of Test match cricket. Till then, take care.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    Now coming onto the batting of the Proteas. They have been poor throughout the series and here it was no different. They started cautiously and were going at a run rate of around 1. That cost them and they lost wickets at regular intervals. None of the batsmen applied themselves and they faltered. Quinton de Kock, like he has done all series was the only one to fight it out. They are still 312 runs behind and it looks highly improbable that they will even get close to that score.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    England bowlers came out all guns blazing. They could not pick a wicket before Tea but were outrageous in the session after that. They have reduced the hosts to 88/6 at the stroke of Stumps and South Africa are reeling at the moment. Except Broad, whoever bowled got into the wickets column with Wood picking up three. Woakes, Curran and Stokes bowled with extreme precision and were exceptional.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    What a day it has been for England! It all started with that 100-run stand between Root and Pope where they helped their side to reach around 250. They lost their way a bit and looked set to be bowled out below 320 but the last wicket stand between Broad and Wood was like a thorn in the flesh for the hosts. They added 82 runs in quick time and got England to 400. It was a very good score on this wicket.

  • 10:01 PM IST

    41.5 Mark Wood to Anrich Nortje, out, OUT! CAUGHT! The nightwatchman is sent packing and that also is STUMPS ON DAY 2! Coming to the ball, it was a full ball angled into the off stump, Nortje tries to push it straight to the bowler. In the process he gets an outside edge which flies low towards gully where Joe Denly takes a superb catch.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    41.4 Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, Once again a short ball on off, de Kock pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 9:59 PM IST

    41.3 Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock, no run, Back of a length and outside off, de Kock hops and looks to keep it out only to get an inside edge. The ball goes over the stumps and rolls towards the keeper.

  • 9:58 PM IST

    41.2 Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock, no run, Short ball outside off, de Kock pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple.

  • 9:58 PM IST

    41.1 Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock, no run, Full ball outside off, it keeps low too. De Kock looks to drive it only to get beaten as the ball sneaks between the bat and pad.

  • 9:56 PM IST

    40.6 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, no run, Full on middle, Nortje defends it to short leg this time.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    40.5 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, no run, Once again, Nortje defends it to mid on.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    40.4 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, no run, Nortje blocks the ball off the back foot towards mid on.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    40.3 Ben Stokes to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, Length delivery on off, driven towards mid off for a single.

  • 9:53 PM IST

    40.2 Ben Stokes to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, FOUR! Short ball on middle and leg, de Kock just helps it on his way through fine leg and the ball runs to the fence.

  • 9:53 PM IST

    40.1 Ben Stokes to Quinton de Kock, no run, De Kock pushes this full ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • 9:51 PM IST

    39.6 Mark Wood to Anrich Nortje, no run, Length ball on off, defended off the back foot.

  • 9:51 PM IST

    39.5 Mark Wood to Anrich Nortje, no run, Length ball down the leg side, Nortje looks to flick it to the leg side but fails to get ball on ball.

  • 9:50 PM IST

    39.4 Mark Wood to Anrich Nortje, no run, Back of a length ball around off, Nortje looks to defend it to the off side but the ball bounces a tad more and goes past the outside edge as Anrich hops to block it.

  • 9:49 PM IST

    39.3 Mark Wood to Anrich Nortje, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Nortje chooses not to play at it.

  • 9:49 PM IST

    39.2 Mark Wood to Anrich Nortje, no run, Back of a length ball on off, Nortje hops and defends it back to the bowler.

  • 9:48 PM IST

    39.1 Mark Wood to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, Full ball outside off, de Kock drives it through covers. The ball will not reach the fence as there is protection out there. The batsmen are content with a single.

  • 9:47 PM IST

    38.6 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, no run, Length ball outside off, Nortje lets it be.

  • 9:46 PM IST

    38.5 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, 2 runs, Nortje now drives this full ball through mid on and gets a couple.

  • 9:46 PM IST

    38.4 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, no run, Outside off, Anrich leaves it alone.

  • 9:45 PM IST

    38.3 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, no run, Another back of a length ball on off, Nortje once again is surprised as he defends it in a confused way.

  • 9:44 PM IST

    38.2 Ben Stokes to Anrich Nortje, no run, Short ball on off, well-directed one too. Nortje hops and defends it awkwardly towards short leg, where it just falls short of Ollie Pope.

  • 9:44 PM IST

    38.1 Ben Stokes to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, Full ball outside off, de Kock pushes it towards long off and takes a single.

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