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South Africa v England: fourth Test, day three – live!

Over-by-over updates from JohannesburgWood dominates with bat and ball to put England on topStokes escapes ban over ‘obscenity’ in row with supporterGet in touch! Email Rob with your thoughts 3.14pm GMT Morning. Even the pessimists think this is a done…

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Helping England win series would make up for injury woes, says Mark Wood

• Wood excels on day two of fourth Test against South Africa• ‘I want to affect England games, it would mean a hell of a lot’Mark Wood has said helping England to a series victory in South Africa would make up for years of injury heartbreak after he st…

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Jos Buttler’s batting struggles demand a rethink from England | Chris Stocks

The multi-talented player has a lot to offer his country – but recent form with the bat shows he is not cut out for Test cricketA rand for Jos Buttler’s thoughts as Mark Wood and Stuart Broad were clouting South Africa’s bowlers around Johannesburg? Th…

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South Africa v England: fourth Test, day two – live!

Over-by-over updates from the second day in JohannesburgStokes facing disciplinary action after altercation with fanEmail Tanya with your thoughts or tweet @tjaldred 9.16am GMT 61st over: England 216-4 (Root 31, Pope 40) Pope outscoring his captain thi…

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Ben Stokes facing disciplinary action after foul-mouthed altercation with fan

• England player used the language after he was dismissed• Sports Personality of Year overheard on TV camerasEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes could face disciplinary action after he was involved in a foul-mouthed altercation with a fan on the first day o…

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South Africa v England: rain delays start of fourth Test – live!

Tourists lead series 2-1 going into final Test at JohannesburgEngland’s first Test tour: death, brawling and cross-dressingAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Rob 7.35am GMT Conditions in Johannesburg are very 1999. If there is any play today, both…

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Stuart Broad ready for another Ashes tour after thriving in South Africa

England bowler is eager to supply more Wanderers theatrics after his 2016 star turn – and wants another shot at AustraliaFor England everything, even on the eve of this final Test against South Africa, is viewed through the prism of the next Ashes seri…

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Pace holds key for England against South Africa in Wanderers shootout | Vic Marks

Joe Root’s fast bowler choices, and their fitness, may be decisive at a venue that rarely hosts a dull Test between these sidesA sense of eager anticipation is justified when the Test match is at the Wanderers. Stuff happens here: a bouncy pitch excite…

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Joe Root says series win in South Africa would be his biggest achievement

• England captain says ‘sky’s the limit for this team’• No decision yet made on bowling selection at the WanderersJoe Root has said sealing a Test series win in South Africa this week would be the biggest achievement of his England captaincy and insist…

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With Jofra Archer fit, what will work best for England at the Wanderers? | Vic Marks

Archer looks likely to return but a five-man seam attack and whether Dom Bess should be the one to make way are England’s decisions before Friday at the BullringThe Wanderers stadium, affectionately known as the Bullring and famous for massive stands, …

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England Test nursery under threat from growth of short-form game | Vic Marks

England Under-19s are struggling at the World Cup but graduates from that level underpin Joe Root’s Test sideWhile the England Test team were embarking on a deserved celebration of the Port Elizabeth victory on Monday, which was no doubt measured by th…

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England Test nursery under threat from growth of short-form game | Vic Marks

England Under-19s are struggling at the World Cup but graduates from that level underpin Joe Root’s Test sideWhile the England Test team were embarking on a deserved celebration of the Port Elizabeth victory on Monday, which was no doubt measured by th…

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South Africa’s Faf du Plessis set to retire from international game this year

• Final Test against England will be captain’s last on home soil• Du Plessis to play T20 World Cup and in West Indies Test seriesFaf du Plessis, the South Africa captain, has indicated he will walk away from international cricket this year after admitt…

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Joe Root says world No 1 Test ranking is back in England’s sights

• ‘It won’t happen overnight but that’s the journey we are on’• England will rise to No 4 with victory in Friday’s fourth TestJoe Root says England are targeting becoming the No 1 team in the world following a crushing innings-and-53 run win in the thi…

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‘We were outstanding’: Joe Root delighted after England thrash South Africa in third Test – video

England moved 2-1 up in the Test series against South Africa after a superb performance in Port Elizabeth, winning by an innings and 53 runs. Despite the flattering scoreline England were made to work for the final wicket which fell at a partnership of…

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England thrash South Africa by an innings and 53 runs to take 2-1 lead

England 499 beat South Africa 209 & 237 by an innings & 53 runsLead series 2-1 before fourth and final Test in JohannesburgThe victory was so easy, despite a cheerful, preposterous last wicket partnership of 99, that it becomes hard to assess. …

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South Africa v England: third Test, day five – live!

Live updates from St George’s Park, 8am (GMT) start Mark Wood happy with his bowling but concerned about weatherFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 8.00am GMT Right then. The players are out and ready for action. Stuart Broad has the ball …

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England’s Mark Wood happy with his bowling but concerned about weather

• Fast bowler concerned poor forecast will affect victory push• Wood: ‘I’d be lying if I wasn’t a little bit worried’Mark Wood said he is worried England’s hopes of winning the rain-hit third Test could be put in jeopardy by the weather on the final da…

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Joe Root takes four wickets as England close in on South Africa victory

• England 499-9 dec: South Africa 209 & 102-6• Captain Root claims Test-best haulThere has been much talk of Joe Root’s consistency since he has been made England captain but here in Port Elizabeth he has been landing the ball on a length often eno…

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South Africa v England: third Test, day four – live!

Over-by-over updates as South Africa fight to avoid the follow-onEngland tempted to pair Wood and Archer in JohannesburgGet in touch! Email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 7.42am GMT “You mention the unique confluence that was Peter Such,” says Ian Forth…