England vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 1: Cook holds firm after Philander threatens England once again

Cook struck 10 boundaries during his unbeaten knock of 82

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South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander proved to be a thorn in England’s side once again, but Alastair Cook kept the hosts afloat as he scored an unbeaten 82 on a rain-affected opening day at The Oval.

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England vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 1: South Africa trio frustrate England

Amla became the fourth South African batsman to surpass 8,000 Test runs after Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers

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The South African trio of Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander proved to be thorns in England’s side on the opening day of the second Test at Trent Bridge as they scored 78, 68 and 54 not out respectively.

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