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  • 1:29 PM IST

    The England players are out in the middle. They will be looking to take all 10 wickets today itself and wrap up the match and the series. They are followed by the South African openers, Pieter Malan and Dean Elgar.

  • 1:08 PM IST

    6 sessions of the game remain! England need 10 wickets to seal the series. South Africa have a mammoth task of getting 466 runs to win the match and draw the series. The visitors are in the driver’s seat and anything but an South Africa win will be nothing but a massive upset. The hosts have struggled with the bat so far in this series and will need to bat out of their skin to silence all their critics of becoming the tamed lions. Hello and welcome to the coverage of Day 4. This is a very important day not just for this Test and series but if the game ends today it might as well give wheels to the talks regarding 4-day Test. A very exciting day of Test cricket awaits us. Can South Africa rise from the ashes or will England put the Proteas in a deeper hole?

  • 1:08 PM IST

    … Day 4, Morning Session …

  • 9:30 PM IST

    That’s all we have from the moving day of the Johannesburg Test. England have taken a step closer to winning the series 3-1 and South Africa will have to play out of their skins to stop that from happening. Do join us on Monday for Day 4 to find out how things transpire. The action will begin here at 1000 local (0800 GMT). Cheers!

  • 9:29 PM IST

    England didn’t take the choice to enforce the follow-on and came out to swell their 217-run lead. To add to South Africa’s woes, Vernon Philander injured his hamstring very early and he never returned after that, a sad end to a glorious Test career. The English batsmen took advantage of it and once again Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley combined for a solid alliance upfront. From thereon, the Brits kept on adding runs in spite of wickets falling in clumps. Joe Root stroked yet another half century and was the last wicket to fall in the day’s play.

  • 9:28 PM IST

    Earlier in the morning session, South Africa fought bravely against all odds with Quinton de Kock leading the charge. His 79-run partnership with Dwaine Pretorius helped the Proteas to reduce the deficit but it wasn’t good enough as they failed to avoid the follow-on. Mark Wood was the standout bowler with a fifer and he once again proved his worth in the side.

  • 9:28 PM IST

    An enthralling day of Test cricket comes to a close! Things escalated fairly quickly and England have taken a firm control on this game. There was a flurry of wickets in the evening session as the visitors looked for quick runs and stretched their lead to 465 before getting all out. Beuran Hendricks walks away with a 5-wicket haul and it’s a special moment for him as he leads his team off the park.

  • 9:26 PM IST

    61.3 Beuran Hendricks to Joe Root, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Faf du Plessis takes a stunner to end the innings, the day and also gives Beuran Hendricks a 5-wicket haul on debut. Full ball around off, Root looks to whack it on the off side but gets a thick outside edge which flies to the right of gully. South African skipper, Faf du Plessis decides to show his flying skills and channel his inner Superman. He dives to his right, actually if you see it in real time, you will see him fly like Superman just without the cape and take a blinder with his right hand. People can talk about his age and poor run of form with the bat but boy this man fields like a 20-year old. Root’s very good knock needed something special to come to an end and it has taken a spectacular effort to end it. ENGLAND ALL OUT FOR 248! With a lead of 465!

  • 9:25 PM IST

    61.2 Beuran Hendricks to Joe Root, no run, Outside off, Root punches it to deep point. No run taken.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    61.1 Beuran Hendricks to Joe Root, no run, Hendricks comes around the wicket and bowls a short ball outside off, Root punches it to deep cover. Does not take the single.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    60.6 Dwaine Pretorius to Joe Root, 1 run, Fullish ball on middle, Root works it to the leg side for a single.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    60.5 Dwaine Pretorius to Joe Root, SIX, SIX! What a shot! The sound of the bat meeting the ball was sweet. Full delivery on middle, Root swings it over the deep mid-wicket region for a maximum.

  • 9:22 PM IST

    60.4 Dwaine Pretorius to Joe Root, no run, PLAY AND A MISS! Full delivery outside off, Root looks to heave it away to the leg side but misses.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    60.3 Dwaine Pretorius to Stuart Broad, 1 run, Good length ball on the pads, Broad works it to square leg for a single.

  • 9:20 PM IST

    The last man in is Stuart Broad!

  • 9:20 PM IST

    60.2 Dwaine Pretorius to Mark Wood, out, OUT! TIMBER! Another wicket down. Will South Africa get to bat again today? Length ball on off, Wood moves to the off side and then looks to flick. He misses and the ball brushes his pad, before going onto uproot the off stump. England are leading by 457 runs.

  • 9:20 PM IST

    60.1 Dwaine Pretorius to Joe Root, 1 run, Very full delivery on middle, Root works it to deep square leg for a single.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    59.6 Beuran Hendricks to Joe Root, 1 run, FIFTY! 48th Test fifty! The English skipper has made back-to-back fifties in this Test. He might not be able to convert this into a ton but with this fifty he has given his side a massive lead. This has not been an easy pitch to bat on but he has fought it out in the middle and found a way past his struggles. Length ball on off, Root dabs it towards backward point to get to his milestone with a single.

  • 9:16 PM IST

    59.5 Beuran Hendricks to Joe Root, FOUR, FOUR! Beautiful stroke! Full delivery outside off, Root drives it to deep cover for a boundary.

  • 9:15 PM IST

    59.4 Beuran Hendricks to Joe Root, no run, Length delivery outside off, Root puts on his dancing shoes and then looks to heave it away, misses completely.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    59.3 Beuran Hendricks to Joe Root, no run, Good length ball on middle, Root works it to mid-wicket.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    59.2 Beuran Hendricks to Mark Wood, 1 run, Short ball on middle, Wood pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 9:13 PM IST

    59.1 Beuran Hendricks to Mark Wood, FOUR, FOUR! Clubbed! Full delivery on middle, Wood heaves it towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

  • 9:11 PM IST

    Joe Root is having some issue with his left eye. Looks like something has gone inside and he is getting it checked.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    58.6 Dwaine Pretorius to Mark Wood, 1 run, Good length ball on off, pushed to deep cover for a single. 15 runs from the over.

  • 9:09 PM IST

    58.5 Dwaine Pretorius to Mark Wood, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! Short of a length outside off, Wood looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge and over the slip cordon for a boundary.

  • 9:09 PM IST

    58.4 Dwaine Pretorius to Mark Wood, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! Good length delivery outside off, Wood guides it through gully for a boundary.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    58.3 Dwaine Pretorius to Joe Root, 3 runs, Short delivery outside off, Root looks to cut but it takes the inside edge and goes towards fine leg. Faf chases after it and makes a good stop. Three taken.

  • 9:07 PM IST

    58.2 Dwaine Pretorius to Mark Wood, 1 run, Full on off, Wood drives it uppishly towards long off for a single.

  • 9:06 PM IST

    58.2 Dwaine Pretorius to Mark Wood, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Full delivery outside off, Wood leaves it alone. Wide signaled.

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