South Africa vs England 4th Test Day 2: Wood’s all-round performance leaves South Africa in dire straits

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Mark Wood excelled with both the bat and ball

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England pace bowler Mark Wood scored an unbeaten 35 and followed it up with three wickets to leave South Africa in dire straits on the second day of the fourth Test in Johannesburg.

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South Africa vs England 3rd Test Day 5: England go 2-1 up after battering South Africa

England won 3rd Test by an innings and 53 runs and took a 2-1 lead in the series South Africa cricket

England registered a convincing win in Port Elizabeth and took a 2-1 lead in the series

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Despite a 99-run partnership by Keshav Maharaj and debutant Dane Paterson, England demolished South Africa by an innings and 53 runs in Port Elizabeth to take a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.

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South Africa vs England 3rd Test Day 4: Root takes four to leave England within touching distance of victory

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Joe Root finished with figures of 4-31 off 19 overs

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England captain Joe Root carved through South Africa’s batting line-up with a four-wicket haul to leave his side four wickets away from victory on a rain-affected fourth day in Port Elizabeth.

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South Africa vs England 2nd Test Day 2: Elgar, Van der Dussen fight, but England claw their way back into contention

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Dean Elgar struck 10 boundaries during his knock of 88

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South Africa batsmen Dean Elgar and Rassie van der Dussen scored 88 and 68 respectively, but England clawed their way back into contention on the second day in Cape Town.

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South Africa vs England 1st Test Day 1: De Kock fights, but Curran gives England a slight advantage

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Sam Curran ended the day with figures of 4-57 off 19 overs

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South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock fought valiantly with his knock of 95, but Sam Curran gave England a slight advantage on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test in Centurion with his four-wicket haul.

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New Zealand vs England 2nd Test Day 2: Mitchell stars before England lose two quick wickets

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Daryl Mitchell struck eight boundaries and a six during his knock of 73

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Debutant Daryl Mitchell scored a superb 73 before New Zealand took two quick wickets to leave England in trouble on the second day of the second Test in Hamilton.

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England vs Australia 4th Ashes Test Day 1: Labuschagne, Smith put Australia on top on rain-affected day

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Marnus Labuschagne (left) and Steve Smith both scored half-centuries on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test

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Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith scored 67 and 60 not out respectively to give Australia the upper hand on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test, which was affected by rain and blustery winds.

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