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Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

  1. Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Port Elizabeth

    Terrific start – just what England wanted.

  2. Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Port Elizabeth

    He played some lovely shots last night. But he does always give you a chance – and England will be hoping he does that again.

  3. Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Port Elizabeth

    I would hope that Mark Wood is given that new ball and he comes tearing in. England have got to use this new ball to good effect.

  4. Post update

    Even if England were to only get these final four first-innings wickets today before the rain came, that would still leave them all of tomorrow to bowl South Africa out again if they managed to enforce the follow-on.

    That would be do-able, wouldn’t it? England would still have a decent chance of winning the match if they left themselves a full fifth day to take 10 wickets.

    That all means bowling South Africa out first time before the follow-on mark of 300 will be crucial.


    Copyright: BBC

  5. Post update

    Adam Mountford

    BBC Test Match Special in Port Elizabeth

    Good morning from Port Elizabeth. Currently it is dry at St George’s Park and we look set to start on time at 09:00 GMT. Unfortunately the forecast is not great with the likelihood of some light rain from lunchtime and possibly earlier. We are just hoping the drizzle stays out at sea and doesn’t reach us inland for a while.

    98 overs are scheduled today with play in theory going on until 16:00. The forecast is much better tomorrow so there is still time to get a result from this game, but England would love to squeeze in as much play in as they can today and try to take these last four South Africa wickets as quickly as possible.

    Port Elizabeth

    Copyright: BBC Sport

  6. Post update

    It’s going to be a day of looking up to the sky and looking down at the pitch today.

    England are fighting both South Africa and the weather.

    The hosts will resume 208-6, still 291 behind with two days left. They need 92 runs to avoid the follow-on.

  7. Post update

    Six wickets down, 14 more to go.

    England won’t lose this Test but can they win it?

    Dom Bess and Joe Root

    Copyright: Reuters