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England resume on 224-4 – listen to The Cricket Social

16 Jan 2020International Test Match Series – Day 2 of 5South AfricaSouth AfricaYet to batvEnglandEnglandFirst innings 224 – for 4 wickets (90.0 overs)Match delayed – Play due to start at 10:45am local time Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the…

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Moeen Ali: England all-rounder always felt ‘one of first to get blame’

Media playback is not supported on this device I’m one of the first to get the blame when England lose – Moeen AliMoeen Ali says feeling as though he was “always one of the first guys to get the blame” has been “the hardest bit” about playing for England.The Worcestershire all-rounder has been taking time…

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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder named ICC player of the year

Ben Stokes was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in DecemberEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes been named as player of the year by the International Cricket Council.Stokes, 28, was man of the match as England won their first men’s World Cup in a dramatic super over against New Zealand in July.He also scored an unbeaten…

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Joe Root: England captain misses training in South Africa through illness

Root led England to victory in Cape Town which levelled the series against South Africa with two Tests remainingSouth Africa v England third TestVenue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth Dates: 16-20 January Time: 08:00 GMTCoverage: The Cricket Social and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.England captain Joe Root missed practice for the third…

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Tom Brady: New England Patriots quarterback ‘still has more to prove’ after play-offs defeat

Brady has won a record six Super Bowls, including three of the last fiveQuarterback Tom Brady says he “still has more to prove” after the New England Patriots were knocked out of the NFL play-offs.The 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl winner, who has only played for the Patriots, is set to become a free agent for…

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England in South Africa: Ben Stokes born for the big moments – Joe Root

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘I’m just trying to be Ben Stokes’Joe Root said Ben Stokes is “born for the big moments” after the all-rounder inspired England to victory in the second Test against South Africa.All-rounder Stokes hit 72 from 47 balls, took six catches and claimed the last three wickets in…

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England in South Africa: Tourists secure thrilling second Test victory

Ben Stokes claimed a superb 3-35 to take England to victory at Cape TownSecond Test, Newlands, Cape Town (day five of five):England 269 & 391-8 dec (Sibley 133*, Stokes 72)South Africa 223 (Elgar 88, Anderson 5-40) & 248 (Malan 84, Stokes 3-35)England won by 189 runs; series level at 1-1ScorecardEngland forced a dramatic 189-run victory…

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England need eight wickets to beat South Africa

SummaryEngland need five wickets for victorySA chasing Test record 438 to winDe Kock 38*, Van der Dussen 17*One wicket since lunch, three in dayDebutant Malan 84Anderson has spent time off fieldListen to The Cricket SocialSA lead 1-0 in four-Test seriesSecond Test, Cape Town, day fiveSouth Africa 2nd InningsBatsmanHow OutBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6sSRTotal(115.4 overs)225-for5wicketsMalanc Stokesb S Curran843672883029.17Elgarc Buttlerb Denly34115782043.59Hamzac…

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England in South Africa: Hosts frustrate tourists after Dom Sibley century

Dom Sibley is the first England opener to score a century at Newlands since Jack Hobbs in 1910Second Test, Newlands, Cape Town (day four of five):England 269 & 391-8 dec: Sibley 133*, Stokes 72, Root 61South Africa 223 & 126-2: Malan 63*South Africa need 312 runs to winScorecardEngland need eight wickets for victory on the…

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England in South Africa: Dom Sibley’s 85 not out puts tourists in control

Dom Sibley (left) and Joe Root put on 116 for the third wicketSecond Test, Newlands, Cape Town (day three of five):England 269 & 218-4: Sibley 85*, Root 61South Africa 223: Elgar 88, Van der Dussen 68, Anderson 5-40England lead by 264 runsScorecardDom Sibley made an unbeaten 85 as England took total control of the second…