• Rain gives England reprieve

    England were 232-6 when rain stopped play on day three of the fourth Test at Centurion.

    The visitors lost four wickets for just 34 runs in the hour before lunch. It was during this period where the South Africans, Kagiso Rabada in particular, played some great cricket.

    Morné Morkel dismissed England skipper Alastair Cook while Rabada accounted for Joe Root, James Taylor, and Jonny Bairstow. The 20-year-old fast bowler claimed just his second five-for in Test cricket.

    The weather, however, appears to have come to England’s aid. Five overs after lunch, rain descended on Centurion and play was stopped.

    The visitors will be hoping that the delay is significant, and offers them further opportunity to regroup. By contrast, the Proteas will hope to get back onto the park as soon as possible, and claim England’s last four wickets before the end of the day.

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    SA 1st innings 475 – Quinton de Kock 129 not out, Stephen Cook 115, Hashim Amla 109, Ben Stokes 4-86
    England 1st innings 232-6– Alastair Cook 76, Joe Root 76, Kagiso Rabada 5-87, Morné Morkel 1-40
    England trail by 243 runs

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