England v South Africa LIVE: Cricket result and scorecard as England win second Test at Old Trafford

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England v South Africa LIVE: Cricket result and scorecard as England win second Test at Old Trafford

Ben Stokes produced the crucial double strike to set England on course for a three-day thrashing of South Africa at Old Trafford.

England romped home in the second Test by an innings and 85 runs - an even bigger margin than the one they lost by in similarly crushing fashion last week at Lord’s - as they flattened the tourists for 179. And it was captain Stokes who once again proved his inspirational all-round qualities, following up his fine century on day two with a long spell of bloody-minded brilliance with ball in hand.

Fourth-wicket pair Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen had successfully sucked the heat out of England after a strong start from the hosts, blocking their way in a determined stand of 87 in 261 balls.

With inspiration in short supply it fell to Stokes to break their will as he removed the pair in successive overs at the start of the evening session. His decisive moment came in the middle of a draining 14-over stint either side of the tea break, as flogged himself for the cause and came up trumps. With his work done he tossed the new ball to James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, who finished things off in a blaze of glory by taking the last five wickets for just seven runs in the space of just 30 deliveries.

Follow all the latest score updates and live commentary from Old Trafford below.

England vs South Africa - Day three

  • England beat South Africa by an innings and 85 runs

  • Hosts bowl Proteas out for 179 on day three to seal a big win and level the series at 1-1

  • OUT! Lungi Ngidi b Robinson 0 (2); South Africa 179 all out (85.1)

  • OUT! Anrich Nortje ct Foakes b Robinson 0 (2); South Africa 179-9 (83.5)

  • OUT! Kagiso Rabada ct Root b Anderson 2 (7); South Africa 178-8 (83)

  • OUT! Keshav Maharaj ct Pope b Robinson 0 (7); South Africa 175-7 (81.4)

  • OUT! Simon Harmer b Anderson 16 (48); South Africa 172-6 (80.2)

  • OUT! Keegan Petersen ct Foakes b Stokes 42 (159); South Africa 151-5 (67.3)

  • OUT! Rassie van der Dussen ct Foakes b Stokes 41 (132); South Africa 141-4 (65.3)

  • OUT! Aiden Markram ct Crawley b Broad 6 (18); South Africa 54-3 (22.4)

  • OUT! Sarel Erwee ct Foakes b Robinson 25 (59); South Africa 39-2 (18)

  • OUT! Dean Elgar b Anderson 11 (38); South Africa 33-1 (12.5)

Ben Stokes double strike key as England beat South Africa inside three days

18:07 , Luke Baker

Ben Stokes produced the crucial double strike to set England on course for a three-day thrashing of South Africa at Old Trafford.

England romped home in the second Test by an innings and 85 runs – an even bigger margin than the one they lost by in similarly crushing fashion last week at Lord’s – as they flattened the tourists for 179.

And it was captain Stokes who once again proved his inspirational all-round qualities, following up his fine century on day two with a long spell of bloody-minded brilliance with ball in hand.

Fourth-wicket pair Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen had successfully sucked the heat out of England after a strong start from the hosts, blocking their way in a determined stand of 87 in 261 balls.

With inspiration in short supply it fell to Stokes to break their will as he removed the pair in successive overs at the start of the evening session.

His decisive moment came in the middle of a draining 14-over stint either side of the tea break, as flogged himself for the cause and came up trumps.

With his work done he tossed the new ball to James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, who finished things off in a blaze of glory by taking the last five wickets for just seven runs in the space of just 30 deliveries.

Ben Stokes double strike key as England beat South Africa inside three days

WATCH: England seal victory over South Africa

17:58 , Luke Baker

Here’s how England sealed victory by an innings and 85 runs

WATCH: Anderson brings up 100 wickets against South Africa

17:50 , Luke Baker

Jimmy Anderson secured his 100th wicket against South Africa by clean bowling Kagiso Rabada

England win by an innings and 85 runs

17:46 , Luke Baker

Brilliant by England. Superb bowling and they’ve polished off South Africa by an innings and 85 runs. They’ve levelled the series at 1-1, heading for a decider at The Oval.

OUT! Lungi Ngidi b Robinson 0 (2); South Africa 179 all out (85.1)

17:45 , Luke Baker

WICKET! And it’s over! That lasted all of one ball of the over... Robinson bowls wicket to wicket and clean bowls Lungi Ngidi. England win!

South Africa 179-9 (85); K Verreynne 17, L Ngidi 0 - SA trail by 85

17:44 , Luke Baker

Can Anderson finish things off from, fittingly, the James Anderson end? It’s Verreynne on strike, who defends the first few balls of the over well.

Will he try to farm the strike to protect Ngidi? At the moment, all he can do is survive, as he digs out another snorter from the penultimate delivery. He’ll want a single off the final ball but can only block out. Ngidi will be on strike to Robinson.

South Africa 179-9 (84); K Verreynne 17, L Ngidi 0 - SA trail by 85

17:39 , Luke Baker

Lungi Ngidi the last man in. One ball to face... Ooooh - he hangs a bat at it outside off but misses as it whizzes through to Foakes.

OUT! Anrich Nortje ct Foakes b Robinson 0 (2); South Africa 179-9 (83.5)

17:37 , Luke Baker

Ollie Robinson still steaming in and looking for a third wicket. And he finds it! WICKET! Great line and length for the seamer, in the channel, a bit of extra bounce, Nortje plays at it and edges through to Foakes.

Easy street for England!

OUT! Kagiso Rabada ct Root b Anderson 2 (7); South Africa 178-8 (83)

17:32 , Luke Baker

Jimmy Anderson continuing as England smell blood here. Verreynne takes on off the first ball which suits England fine as Anderson gets to bowl at Rabada.

A half-appeal for lbw follows when one swerves late but it was drifting down leg. He then beats Rabada all ends up with another beauty - too good for him.

That one is not though! WICKET! Final ball of the over and Rabada plays at one outside off, he edges it and well caught in the slips by Joe Root. England ont he brink of victory.

South Africa 177-7 (82); K Verreynne 15, Rabada 2 - SA trail by 87

17:28 , Luke Baker

The new batter is Kagiso Rabada. He’s off the mark with a couple to see out the end of Robinson’s over. England have two wickets in two overs with the new ball.

Southa Africa are rocking.

OUT! Keshav Maharaj ct Pope b Robinson 0 (7); South Africa 175-7 (81.4)

17:25 , Michael Jones

Gone! Robinson finds the edge for a second time in the over as Maharaj pushes hard at the ball. This one pings over to Ollie Pope at fourth slip and he makes no mistakes and pulls it nicely into his chest.

Robinson has his WICKET!

South Africa 175-6 (81.3); K Verreynne 15, K Maharaj 2 - SA trail by 89

17:23 , Michael Jones

Ollie Robinson is thrown the new ball and Verreynne pushes him away for a single to bring Maharaj back on strike. The spinner dangles his bat wide outside the off stump and gets a thick EDGE on the ball, knocking it to Jonny Bairstow at third slip.

It bounces just before him though.

South Africa 174-6 (81); K Verreynne 14, K Maharaj 2 - SA trail by 90

17:20 , Michael Jones

Keshav Maharaj is the new batter and gets in behind his first delivery with a solid block. Anderson got him first ball in the first innings so he’s avoided a king pair.

Maharaj clips one away through point next up and takes two to get off the mark.

The new ball has worked for England, what can Ollie Robinson conjure up now?

OUT! Simon Harmer b Anderson 16 (48): South Africa 172-6 (80.2)

17:16 , Michael Jones

Two balls is all it takes for Jimmy Anderson to get the breakthrough! His first is an awful loosener, short and wide outside off stump that Simon Harmer slaps to the fielder at cover.

The next delivery is a beauty! Full, swinging away and nipping back of the pitch. It flies through the gate of Harmer and England have their sixth WICKET!

South Africa 172-5 (80); K Verreynne 14, S Harmer 16 - SA trail by 92

17:12 , Michael Jones

England are excited and APPEAL to have Kyle Verreynne caught behind. Stokes digs one in but the ball catches the thigh pad on the way through to Ben Foakes who dives down the leg side to cling onto the ball.

The umpire isn’t interested though and Stokes decides against a review. The England captain looks quite tired now after this bowling effort and he’ll get a breather after this over.

It’s a maiden. 2-30 during this 14 over spell for Stokes. He’s broken the back of the South African defence with the wickets of Van der Dussen and Petersen.

The new ball is now available and it’ll be the turns of Anderson and Robinson.

South Africa 172-5 (79); K Verreynne 14, S Harmer 16 - SA trail by 92

17:07 , Michael Jones

It’s a change of angle from Leach who comes over the wicket and targets the rough outside of Harmer’s leg stump. The batter pads up to the first two deliveries and Leach moves back round the wicket.

Harmer’s looked good since he’s come to the crease and has backed his defence against all of England’s bowlers.

Leach bowls a maiden.

South Africa 172-5 (78); K Verreynne 14, S Harmer 16 - SA trail by 92

17:03 , Michael Jones

For a long spell like this - Stokes is into his 13th over now - his speeds have stayed strong and he’s bowling a line and length that’s tricky to deal with.

The England captain sends five good balls down to Simon Harmer before straying down the leg side to give away another run.

South Africa 171-5 (77); K Verreynne 14, S Harmer 15 - SA trail by 93

16:59 , Michael Jones

Jack Leach is given a bowl and replaces Stuart Broad. He’s an accurate bowler, targeting the stumps but he hasn’t found a great deal of turn on this pitch.

Leach sends one down wide of the off-stump and Harmer cuts him away through point for three runs. Three overs to go until the new ball, Ollie Robinson has gone off the pitch to get his bowling boots on.

South Africa 168-5 (76); K Verreynne 14, S Harmer 12 - SA trail by 96

16:56 , Michael Jones

Stokes does continue and Harmer collects two with a back foot punch through the vacant gap at cover. He seems to have settled in now and steals a single with another push into the offside.

Verreynne sees out the rest of the over. Three runs coming from it.

South Africa 165-5 (75); K Verreynne 14, S Harmer 9 - SA trail by 99

16:51 , Michael Jones

Broad to continue at the James Anderson End. He’s probing on a good length, targeting a middle and off stump but Verreynne is solidly behind it.

If England can nick the South African wicketkeeper before the new ball it’ll be a bonus for them.

Blonde hair boucing on top of his headband, Broad strays too straight and Verreynne flicks the ball away to deep midwicket and collects a couple of runs.

England’s lead is under 100 now.

South Africa 163-5 (74); K Verreynne 12, S Harmer 9 - SA trail by 101

16:46 , Michael Jones

There are six overs to go until the new ball so Ben Stokes will continue until then to keep James Anderson and Ollie Robinson fresh for that attack.

Stokes is into his 11th consecutive over (either side of tea) and his two wickets have reignited the match. Kyle Verreynne flicks the ball into the leg-side and takes one off the second ball of the over.

Simon Harmer then sees it out without too much trouble.

South Africa 162-5 (73); K Verreynne 11, S Harmer 9 - SA trail by 102

16:42 , Luke Baker

Broad still running in and generally pitching the ball back of a length. Harmer getting on the back foot and defending well.

A maiden for England to maintain the pressure.

South Africa 162-5 (72); K Verreynne 11, S Harmer 9 - SA trail by 102

16:38 , Luke Baker

Stokes still really fancies this. Getting the ball to zip through the air and off the surface. Good response by Harmer though as he opens the face to steer the ball through the slip cordon for FOUR runs.

Single off the final ball of the over to finish things off.

WATCH: Stokes gets his second wicket

16:36 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Ben Stokes took his second wicket - removing Keegan Petersen

South Africa 157-5 (71); K Verreynne 11, S Harmer 4 - SA trail by 107

16:34 , Luke Baker

This ball is moving about, so it’s Leach off and Stuart Broad on for England. Good call, I think.

One delivery stays low and it’s an EDGE for Verreynne but drops short of the slip cordon. Well-taken on the bounce by a diving Foakes in fact. Maiden over in the end but England are well on top here.

South Africa 157-5 (70); K Verreynne 11, S Harmer 4 - SA trail by 107

16:29 , Luke Baker

Stokes was briefly off the field for that last over but he’s back on now to bowl. A back-foot single from the first ball by Verreynne but nothing else. Final delivery is a beauty by Stokes, cutting Harmer in half but can’t get anything on it as it goes through to the keeper.

South Africa 156-5 (69); K Verreynne 10, S Harmer 4 - SA trail by 108

16:26 , Luke Baker

Harmer flicks Leach off his legs for three. Nice shot and something Petersen was refusing to do, hit to the leg side.

Big APPEAL off the final ball of the over, as the ball turns and beats the bat outside off, getting caught in close. England briefly consider a review but there’s no bat involved.

South Africa 152-5 (68); K Verreynne 9, S Harmer 1 - SA trail by 112

16:22 , Luke Baker

What a post-tea spell from Ben Stokes! He’s made the double breakthrough and turned this match on its head. Simon Harmer the next man in and the South African tail is in sight now.

Single from Harmer to end the over. They still trail by 112 runs

OUT! Keegan Petersen ct Foakes b Stokes 42 (159); South Africa 151-5 (67.3)

16:19 , Luke Baker

WICKET! Like London (or Manchester) busses! As soon as that long partnership was broken, England get another and it’s Stokes again. An absolute jaffa as it climbs into Petersen’s gloves, there’s nothing he can do, it comes off bat/gloves and Ben Foakes takes it well behind the stumps.

A snorter from the England skipper!

WATCH: Stokes makes the breakthrough

16:16 , Luke Baker

A long-awaited breakthrough for England as Ben Stokes got Rassie van der Dussen fishing outside off just after tea.

South Africa 150-4 (67); K Verreynne 8, K Petersen 42 - SA trail by 114

16:15 , Luke Baker

Stokes opts to stay with Leach rather than reverting to one of his seamers at the new batter. Leach against Petersen follows a similar pattern to what it did pre-tea - Petersen playing off the back foot and not attacking at all. Maiden over

South Africa 150-4 (66); K Verreynne 8, K Petersen 42 - SA trail by 114

16:11 , Luke Baker

Huge celebration from Stokes as that breakthrough was a long time coming. He’s steaming in now, gets swing on the first two balls to the new batter Kyle Verreynne.

Verreynne manages to steer one of them down to the third man boundary for FOUR though. Fished outside his eyeline but soft hands, so we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. Then a no-ball from Stokes, so the over is extended and Verreynne clatters a pull through square leg for another FOUR! Verreynne not hanging about...

OUT! Rassie van der Dussen ct Foakes b Stokes 41 (132); South Africa 141-4 (65.3)

16:09 , Luke Baker

First over after tea and it’s Ben Stokes to bowl. And it’s a WICKET! What a start to the session.

Van der Dussen pushes miles outside off stump, it finds the edge and a diving Ben Foakes takes it behind the stumps. Van der Dussen’s vigil is finally ended!

England vs South Africa

15:53 , Luke Baker

A frustrating session for England. Only 53 runs for South Africa but no wickets. Will it be different after tea?

TEA! South Africa 141-3 (65); R van der Dussen 41, K Petersen 42 - SA trail by 123

15:44 , Luke Baker

Cries of “catch, catch” from the first ball as the ball drifts in but it’s off Petersen’s pad and falls into a gap anyway.

Incidentally, they’ve just shown ultra-edge on that Stokes ball from the previous over that Van der Dussen missed and it turned out he didn’t... There was the faintest of snicks, it was cleanly taken by Foakes, so if England had reviewed he would have been out! There was no sound though, so it was tough to tell in real time.

Petersen defends out the over and that’s TEA! South Africa’s session as they frustrated England repeatedly. The final three overs were maidens.

South Africa 141-3 (64); R van der Dussen 41, K Petersen 42 - SA trail by 123

15:40 , Luke Baker

Stokes gets a nice bit of shape on a ball that tempts Van der Dussen outside off but it beats the bat. He can’t pick the swing at the moment and Stokes is just showing flickers of making something happen.

South Africa 141-3 (63); R van der Dussen 41, K Petersen 42 - SA trail by 123

15:36 , Luke Baker

Good over from Leach as he ties Petersen up, although the South African does well not to give any chances to the various fielders around the bat.

South Africa 141-3 (62); R van der Dussen 41, K Petersen 42 - SA trail by 123

15:34 , Luke Baker

A little bit of swing wide of the crease for Stokes but a pair of twos for Van der Dussen into the off side. He plays them nicely.

Both batters approaching 50 now and England are desperate for a breakthrough. Not long until tea now.

South Africa 137-3 (61); R van der Dussen 37, K Petersen 42 - SA trail by 127

15:29 , Luke Baker

Jack Leach back into the attack. As the ball gets older, maybe it will do something for him? A couple of runs from it.

South Africa 135-3 (60); R van der Dussen 36, K Petersen 41 - SA trail by 129

15:25 , Luke Baker

60 overs now gone in this innings. Ben Stokes can’t cause any issues for either South African batter but does bowl a maiden.

Stokes goes down after bowling the final ball as he seemed to just strain to put too much in it. He’s up a little gingerly but seems broadly fine.

South Africa 135-3 (59); R van der Dussen 36, K Petersen 41 - SA trail by 129

15:20 , Luke Baker

Nice pull shot by Petersen off a Broad chest-high ball and there’s also another single for South Africa. The deficit is less than 130 now as Van der Dussen and Petersen continue to frustrate the hosts.

South Africa 132-3 (58); R van der Dussen 35, K Petersen 39 - SA trail by 132

15:15 , Luke Baker

England really aren’t creating any chances of doing much to bother Van der Dussen or Petersen at the moment. One run scored from the latest Stokes over.

South Africa 131-3 (57); R van der Dussen 34, K Petersen 39 - SA trail by 133

15:11 , Luke Baker

Broad and Stokes deep in conversation mid-over about what field to have. Van der Dussen plays out the first half of the over with no issues and any tweaks also don’t really make a difference as it’s a single from it.

This partnership is approaching 80 now and the crowd have largely been silenced.

South Africa 130-3 (56); R van der Dussen 33, K Petersen 39 - SA trail by 134

15:06 , Luke Baker

Stokes still going short but nicely dealt with by the South African batters. A couple of singles taken from the over.

South Africa 128-3 (55); R van der Dussen 32, K Petersen 38 - SA trail by 136

15:02 , Luke Baker

Broad steaming in and forces Van der Dussen into some defensive strokes. And then finally something to shout about, a big APPEAL! Umpire unmoved and they consider reviewing but opt not to. Good call as there was a slight inside edge - strong captaincy by Stokes.

It’s a maiden anyway.

South Africa 128-3 (54); R van der Dussen 32, K Petersen 38 - SA trail by 136

14:57 , Luke Baker

Ben Stokes brings himself on and it’s a field that suggests a barrage of short stuff is coming. A change of tactics not a bad idea.

First couple of bouncers are evaded before Van der Dussen pulls a single into the leg side. Petersen also deals with the shorter balls well.

South Africa 127-3 (53); R van der Dussen 31, K Petersen 38 - SA trail by 137

14:54 , Luke Baker

OK, Stuart Broad into the attack. South Africa have been in control since lunch and England need a spark.

A half appeal as Petersen tries to pull the ball away but it stays low under his bat and goes through to Foakes. Nothing doing though. A pair of singles from the over and Van der Dussen withdraws his top hand from the bat as he pushes into the off side. That injury still bothering him but he’s soldiering on.

DRINKS! South Africa 125-3 (52); R van der Dussen 30, K Petersen 37 - SA trail by 139

14:44 , Luke Baker

Robinson hasn’t really hit his straps yet in this spell. The second ball of the over spits up at Van der Dussen who shakes his hand out in pain after defending it. A single apiece for the batters before a front-foot no-ball called.

Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad getting loose, so it could be a double change soon. Certainly Leach and Robinson not having much joy. Amd that’s DRINKS!

South Africa 122-3 (51); R van der Dussen 29, K Petersen 36 - SA trail by 142

14:40 , Luke Baker

The Leach vs Petersen battle continuing. It’s all back foot from Petersen and Leach pitching in nice areas but not really challenging the South African.

The one ball he should put away is driven straight at a fielder and he looks frustrated at himself. Another Leach maiden, an eighth from his 16 overs.

South Africa 122-3 (50); R van der Dussen 29, K Petersen 36 - SA trail by 142

14:36 , Luke Baker

Van der Dussen largely in block mode off Robinson but he steers a ball that drifts to leg with a pull shot to the boundary for FOUR! This stand will be starting to frustrate England

South Africa 116-3 (49); R van der Dussen 25, K Petersen 36 - SA trail by 148

14:31 , Luke Baker

Foakes being very vocal in his praise of “Leachy” from behind the stumps as he produces an absolute ripper that pitches and turns hard past the outside edge of Petersen’s bat. CLOSE!

A maiden over.

South Africa 116-3 (48); R van der Dussen 25, K Petersen 36 - SA trail by 148

14:28 , Luke Baker

Ben Stokes hasn’t bowled himself yet. Surely soon as England need to break this partnership. For now, it’s Ollie Robinson back into the attack. Can he make something happen? Strains of “Mrs Robinson” heard from the brass section of the Barmy Army...

Consecutive twos into the leg side off his pads from Petersen and he nurdles a single round the corner to fine leg from the final delivery. Actually, it’s a leg bye but same difference

I’ve added how many South Africa trail by to the title of each post as the Proteas start to steadily eradicate the deficit.

South Africa 111-3 (47); R van der Dussen 25, K Petersen 32

14:23 , Luke Baker

Ooooooh! CLOSE! Inside edge from Petersen on a Leach delivery that skids through. He looks round in alarm but it slides past the stumps and they run a single.

Van der Dussen more defensive but takes full advantage of a poor final delivery, overpitched, on leg and it’s whipped away through midwicket for FOUR! A rare loosener from Leach

South Africa 106-3 (46); R van der Dussen 21, K Petersen 31

14:19 , Luke Baker

A beauty from Anderson as he gets one to straighten on Van der Dussen who plays and misses outside off, on a fifth-stump line. The next delivery is the same! Van der Dussen can’t pick him here.

Anderson is looking a bit frustrated but it’s good Test bowling. A maiden over.

South Africa 106-3 (45); R van der Dussen 21, K Petersen 31

14:14 , Luke Baker

Leach bowling into really nice areas although not getting huge amounts of turn. Oooh, that one had a bit more movement about it and induces a bit of a leading edge from Petersen.

He’s trying to work runs into the off side, all from his back foot, but it’s another maiden.

South Africa 106-3 (44); R van der Dussen 21, K Petersen 31

14:12 , Luke Baker

Anderson is pitching the ball up superbly here, giving Van der Dussen no room to work with. Beats the outside edge with the third delivery

Nice drive for two in response, although Rassie still lifting the top hand off the bat to protect that injured index finger.

South Africa 104-3 (43); R van der Dussen 19, K Petersen 31

14:08 , Luke Baker

A couple of skewed shots off Petersen’s bat from Leach’s bowling but no damage done. They think about a sharp single into the off side off the final delivery but opt against it. Maiden over.

South Africa 104-3 (42); R van der Dussen 19, K Petersen 31

14:06 , Luke Baker

This Anderson over is a little bit more dramatic! CHANCE! Petersen clips one in the air and it is inches away from Ollie Pope at sill mid-on but just beyond his outstretched right hand and they run two.

CLOSE! The next ball is jabbed down on the pitch off a thick inside edge and bounces over the stumps. Petersen then regains his composure and clips a ball on his pads into the leg side for three. That’s also the 50 PARTNERSHIP UP!

South Africa 98-3 (41); R van der Dussen 18, K Petersen 26

13:59 , Luke Baker

Petersen loves playing the slower bowlers off his back foot. Can England lure him forward?

Leach airs one shorter and Petersen is indeed enticed forward - encouraging ‘there we go’ noises from Ben Foakes and those around the bat. Rest of the over is more defensive and he sees out the maiden

South Africa 98-3 (40); R van der Dussen 18, K Petersen 26

13:57 , Luke Baker

Some slightly threatening grey clouds in the sky above Old Trafford. We’ll see if any rain starts to move in.

Nice straight drive from Petersen off Anderson that stops just short of the boundary for three. Joe Root really working hard on the ball in the slips, trying to keep one side shiny. I wonder if it’s starting to get a bit soft?

These two are steadily starting to build a partnership here - it’s up to 44 now.

South Africa 95-3 (39); R van der Dussen 18, K Petersen 23

13:53 , Luke Baker

Van der Dussen whips the ball off his pads and a sliding Jonny Bairstow uses some athleticism to prevent it going for four - they run three. Big cheers from the crowd.

Good response from Leach as he keeps Petersen back in his crease for the remainder of the over, though they take a single from the final ball.

South Africa 91-3 (38); R van der Dussen 15, K Petersen 22

13:50 , Luke Baker

Jimmy Anderson on to bowl from the Statham End. I wonder how Rassie van der Dussen’s fingers are feeling and whether Anderson will target them?

He’s bowling quite full, jagging it in and out but Van der Dussen plays them well. He digs out a yorker for a single into the leg side before Petersen wears one in the box region. Good aggressive bowling from Anderson.

South Africa 90-3 (37); R van der Dussen 14, K Petersen 22

13:45 , Luke Baker

Jack Leach with the first over post-lunch, from the James Anderson end. Keegan Petersen on strike, short leg and slip still in place.

A nice cut shot for two but that’s it from the over. Will South Africa try to press the accelerator after lunch?

HIGHLIGHTS: Day three morning session

13:40 , Luke Baker

We’ll be back underway shortly. Here’s a reminder of what happened this morning.

HIGHLIGHTS: Broad gets his reward

13:34 , Luke Baker

Stuart Broad did eventually get his reward as he removed Markram and made sure to await the umpire’s thumbs-up before celebrating!

HIGHLIGHTS: Broad denied

13:26 , Luke Baker

Stuart Broad thought he had taken Aiden Markram’s wicket but was denied by the narrowest of no-ball calls.

HIGHLIGHTS: Anderson strikes early

13:18 , Luke Baker

Jimmy Anderson got the ball rolling early for England this morning as Dean Elgar was removed with a jaffa.

England in control at lunch

13:10 , Luke Baker

LUNCH! South Africa 88-3 (36); R van der Dussen 14, K Petersen 20

13:02 , Luke Baker

Root with the final over before lunch. Inauspicious start as the first ball goes down leg, beats Foakes and runs away for FOUR byes.

Van Der Dussen happy to see out the remaining deliveries and get to lunch, which he does.

It’s England’s session though - three wickets for 65 runs and they’re in control of this Test match.

South Africa 84-3 (35); R van der Dussen 14, K Petersen 20

13:00 , Luke Baker

Petersen gets a leading edge as he tries to whip a straighter delivery to leg but it loops harmlessly into a gap in the off side. Promising for Leach.

Foakes then interested as a ball turns down the leg side and appeals for caught behind but even Leach doesn’t look bothered and the umpire certainly doesn’t.

South Africa 84-3 (34); R van der Dussen 14, K Petersen 20

12:56 , Luke Baker

Root continuing, so it’s double spin. He’s coming around the wicket to Van der Dussen who defends the first three balls. South Africa trying to get to lunch unscathed here.

Every England fielder is either up on the single or catching now in response to the dead bat but Van der Dussen punishes a poor ball pitched up outside off and clubs FOUR through the covers.

South Africa 80-3 (33); R van der Dussen 10, K Petersen 20

12:53 , Luke Baker

Root came on so that Jack Leach could switch ends. He’ll have a couple from the James Anderson end before lunch.

Leach getting a bit of turn but Petersen watching the ball well, playing with soft hands. He’s generally playing off the back foot. A maiden over.

South Africa 80-3 (32); R van der Dussen 10, K Petersen 20

12:51 , Luke Baker

South Africa trail by 191 runs by the way. It’s a long way back into this game for them.

That won’t hurt though - Joe Root into the attack and Petersen punches him down the ground for FOUR! That was a gentle full toss that would have been very welcome.

He then pushes one through the off side and they run two as Jonny Bairstow scampers round to field it to the roars of the crowd. A popular man at the moment! Single off the final delivery as well. That over relieved the pressure slightly

South Africa 73-3 (31); R van der Dussen 10, K Petersen 13

12:47 , Luke Baker

Single for Petersen off the first ball of the Broad over before one stays very low to Van der Dussen, who jams his bat down well.

Rest of the over then passes without incident. Probably four more overs before lunch.

South Africa 72-3 (30); R van der Dussen 10, K Petersen 12

12:43 , Luke Baker

Leach floating the ball in and getting some nice flight but not much to write home about from that over. A maiden to Van der Dussen.

South Africa 72-3 (29); R van der Dussen 10, K Petersen 12

12:39 , Luke Baker

A big EDGE off the first ball of Broad’s over and it races through the vacant third-slip region for FOUR runs for Van der Dussen. Probably wouldn’t have carried anyway.

He then defends one that kicks up a bit and takes his hand off the bat in pain following the shot. He looks in quite a bit of discomfort out there. England bring in a third slip (Ben Stokes) now, he’s quite wide and close.

An uncomfortable, hand-off-the-handle single to the midwicket region where Stokes was just moved from - nice by Rassie.

South Africa 67-3 (28); R van der Dussen 5, K Petersen 12

12:34 , Luke Baker

Right, Leach continues with slip and short leg still crowding the bat. Petersen goes extravagant from the fourth ball of the over, trying to slash a cut shot away, not great control but down towards the third man area and they take two. That’s it for the over

South Africa 65-3 (27); R van der Dussen 5, K Petersen 10

12:32 , Luke Baker

Until now, Rassie van der Dussen hasn’t shown any particular signs of wanting to protect his damaged top hand but he removes it when one from Broad rears up. Something for England to exploit?

Bouncer from Broad next ball, Van der Dussen tries to pull but top edges. It goes away for FOUR to the uncovered fine leg area. England put a man on the hook in response. The chess match begins... Short stuff incoming?

Next three balls are full though, using the moved fielder as a decoy. Will be interesting to see how that develops

South Africa 61-3 (26); R van der Dussen 1, K Petersen 10

12:27 , Luke Baker

Change of bowling. Jack Leach - who bowled three overs yesterday evening - is into the attack with his spin to complement the pace/swing from the other end.

Round the wicket and he has a short leg, plus a slip. Leach tosses up a few, Van der Dussen diligently defends before cutting one into the off side for a single.

WATCH: Broad gets the thumbs up

12:25 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Stuart Broad removed Aiden Markram. Waits for the umpire’s thumbs up that it wasn’t a no-ball before celebrating. He’d been burned once this morning already...

South Africa 60-3 (25); R van der Dussen 0, K Petersen 10

12:24 , Luke Baker

Inside edge across the line from Petersen from the first ball of the Broad over. It’s more controlled after that from the Proteas No 3 but a maiden from Broad. It all builds the pressure.

South Africa 60-3 (24); R van der Dussen 0, K Petersen 10

12:20 , Luke Baker

South Africa really on the ropes here. That will help slightly, Robinson goes down leg, it stays low and gets underneath the diving Foakes for FOUR byes!

A no-ball and a single later in the over before a big APPEAL for lbw against Van der Dussen. Umpire shakes his head - that was tailing towards leg and would have missed the stumps. Maybe too high as well.

South Africa 54-3 (23); R van der Dussen 0, K Petersen 9

12:16 , Luke Baker

Ok, so Rassie van der Dussen is going to gut it out and bat. Remember, he’s got a splint on his finger - we don’t know the extent of the injury but it could well be broken. Balls rearing up into his gloves perchance?

The crowd are really into this now by the way. Huge roars as Broad steams in for the final couple of balls of the over. Van der Dussen leaves the first one and then an APPEAL from the crowd at the second as he hangs out a bat to defend but nowhere near making contact

OUT! Aiden Markram ct Crawley b Broad 6 (18); South Africa 54-3 (22.4)

12:13 , Luke Baker

It’s definitely been England’s session so far this morning. Can they build on that and kick on further? They could take this match away from South Africa today.

Broad continues after drinks following his dramatic first over... Two slips in for Markram, a very attacking field generally.

And it works! A WICKET for Broad! Ball stands up off a length, booming drive outside off, edged straight to Zak Crawley at second slip, easily pouched. Broad turns round and waits for the signal from the umpire that it wasn’t a no-ball - thumbs up and now Broad can celebrate!

WATCH! Stuart Broad has wicket overturned for no-ball...

12:06 , Luke Baker

Broad wasn’t happy with this one. A no-ball by the smallest margin sees his clean bowling of Markram overturned.

DRINKS! South Africa 53-2 (22); A Markram 5, K Petersen 9

12:04 , Luke Baker

Robinson follows Broad into the land of the no-ball and concedes a run to the off side. A couple of further singles before Robinson gets one to rear up into Petersen’s hip bone. That will sting.

Five off the over in the end and that’s DRINKS!

NOT OUT! South Africa 49-2 (21); A Markram 4, K Petersen 7

11:59 , Luke Baker

Anderson out of the attack after a cracking morning’s work and Stuart Broad comes on. Not a bad replacement...

Petersen takes a sharp single into the leg side but then Broad strikes. Another WICKET! A brilliant delivery that nips back and clips the top of Markram’s off stump. Clean bowled. But oh no, Markram is halfway to the boundary and gets called back as Broad has overstepped by the barest of margins. That’s a millimetre away from being a fair delivery. NOT OUT though!

To rub salt int he wound, Markram immediately flicks the next ball through the leg side for FOUR! Broad is fuming here.

South Africa 43-2 (20); A Markram 0, K Petersen 6

11:52 , Luke Baker

Robinson plugging away well here. He was unlucky not to get a wicket in the first innings and has bowled beautifully again here - getting his reward with the Erwee dismissal at least.

He bowls an attacking, full length outside off and Markram jabs and pokes. A brave leave on length from Markram as the ball zips back and flies over the top of middle and leg stump... Another maiden but Markram survives.

NOT OUT! South Africa 43-2 (19); A Markram 0, K Petersen 6

11:48 , Luke Baker

Aiden Markram the next man in and he’s out of form but South Africa desperately need him to go big. They’re in all sorts of trouble here...

Petersen is the man on strike though and he backs up before pinging one down the ground for two. Odd shot but effective enough.

A more conventional two dabbed to third man but then a big appeal from England and it’s a WICKET! Plays at one outside off by Anderson, Foakes takes the catch behind. Petersen REVIEWS though and ultra-edge shows no contact, so it’s NOT OUT! A let-off for South Africa but another beaut of a ball.

OUT! Sarel Erwee ct Foakes b Robinson 25 (59); South Africa 39-2 (18)

11:42 , Luke Baker

This has been good, tight bowling from England. Robinson with another over that is on the money, restricting South Africa’s opportunities to score.

And he’s rewarded off the final ball with a WICKET! A little bit of movement outside off stump, Erwee prods at it and feathers through to Ben Foakes. Superb bowling!

South Africa 39-1 (17); S Erwee 25, K Petersen 2

11:36 , Luke Baker

Anderson has been on the money this morning - simply world-class Test bowling. Petersen is incredibly watchful during this probing over from the veteran and defends solidly enough.

WATCH: Anderson setting Elgar up

11:32 , Luke Baker

A nice video put out on Twitter by England Cricket showing just how Jimmy Anderson set Dean Elgar up this morning and then ruthlessly cleaned out his off stump...

South Africa 39-1 (16); S Erwee 25, K Petersen 2

11:31 , Luke Baker

Robinson continues and that’s EDGED! A gem, shaping away from Erwee takes a genuine edge and fall millimetres short of second slip. Actually, on second look, Zak Crawley gets fingers to it lunging forward - incredible effort just to get that close as it came so fast. Would be ridiculously harsh to call it a drop.

Erwee steers one more deliberately through the slip cordon but Lees and Bairstow combine on the boundary to limit SA to just three. A run well saved. Single for Petersen off the final ball

South Africa 35-1 (15); S Erwee 22, K Petersen 1

11:26 , Luke Baker

Anderson clearly fancies this here. A gem pushes Erwee back on to his stumps and if you’re being charitable, you’d say he deliberately played inside the line of that one.

Perfect line and length from Jimmy, England well on top. Just a couple of singles off that over

WATCH: Anderson removes Elgar with a ripper

11:24 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Jimmy Anderson got the first wicket of the morning. A jaffa to get rid of Dean Elgar

South Africa 33-1 (14); S Erwee 21, K Petersen 0

11:23 , Luke Baker

Ollie Robinson on to replace Joe Root. He looks fired up and bowls a very nice maiden. It was almost better as the fifth delivery of the over rose into Erwee’s pads and then rolled towards the off stump but the opener was alert enough to knock it away.

South Africa 33-1 (13); S Erwee 20, K Petersen 0

11:19 , Luke Baker

That was a gem of a ball from Anderson and he gets Elgar out for a sixth time in his Test career. Keegan Petersen the next man in and he sees off the final ball of the over

OUT! Dean Elgar b Anderson 11 (38); South Africa 33-1 (12.5)

11:17 , Luke Baker

If South African wickets fall, it will be interesting to see if Rassie van der Dussen can bat. He picked up a finger injury earlier in the Test- and is spotted on the pavilion balcony with a finger splint.

Anderson gets one to nip back and Erwee shapes it off the pads well for a single. He then beats Elgar all ends up with one that goes through to Foakes before a WICKET! A gem from Jimmy! He sends off-stump cartwheeling with a beauty that pitches just outside and beats the South Africa captain’s defence. England are rolling!

South Africa 32-0 (12); S Erwee 20*, D Elgar 11*

11:10 , Luke Baker

It’s actually Root to continue and he gets a lot of turn off the first delivery as he lands the ball in a huge patch of rough outside off stump (for the left-handers).

Elgar forced into defensive mode, especially when the penultimate delivery rears up at him and he evades. Tidy maiden for the ex-England skipper with a couple of balls just to get the Proteas thinking.

South Africa 32-0 (11); S Erwee 20*, D Elgar 11*

11:08 , Luke Baker

More conventional from the other end as Jimmy Anderson opens up from the James Anderson end. Fitting... That Root over may have been to switch Jack Leach’s ends - we’ll see.

Erwee shoulders arms a couple before a nice cover drive runs away for three, with Leach giving chase and just preventing the boundary with a dive. A single off the pads is then Dean Elgar’s first run of the morning.

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