South Africa v England 2015/16

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    James Anderson is on course to return to the England side for the second Test against South Africa, Trevor Bayliss has confirmed.
     
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    Dale Steyn will miss the second Test between South Africa and England in Cape Town with a shoulder injury
     
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    A word of warning for those who think England will have it easy in the 2nd test - Cape Town is like a fortress to South Africa - they never seem to lose there
     
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    England 317 for 5 at the end of the 1st Day of the 2nd Test against South Africa in Cape Town
    England 317 for 5 (Stokes 74*, Hales 60, Root 50, Rabada 3-74)
    Impressive counter-attack by Stokes and Bairstow against the 2nd new ball made it England's day
     
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    Ben Stokes 204 no at lunch on Day 2
    The 2nd fastest double of all-time and the fastest by an Englishman - most runs in a session by an Englishman
    Simply incredible from Stokes - great support from Bairstow

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    The 399 partnership between Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow was the highest ever sixth wicket stand in the history of test cricket
     
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    Where are the highlights of the Test series available? I don't have Sky but can't find them.
     
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    Great stuff. They put on 300 today at nearly 8 per over.

    Who said Test cricket was boring?
     
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    South Africa with 8 1st innings wickets standing trail England by 488 runs at the end of Day 2 of the 2nd Test at Newlands
    South Africa 141 for 2 (Amla 64*) - England 629 for 6 dec (Stokes 258, Bairstow 150*, Hales 60, Root 50)
     
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    South Africa with 7 1st innings wickets standing trail England 629 for 6 dec by 276 runs at the end of Day 3 of the 2nd Test in Cape Town
    South Africa 353 for 3 (Amla 157*, de Villiers 88, du Plessis 51*) - England 629 for 6 dec Stokes 258, Bairstow 150*, Hales 60, Root 50)
    Got to hold your catches on a pitch like this
     
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    England lead South Africa by 18 runs at the end of Day 4 in Cape Town
    England 629 for 6 dec (Stokes 258, Bairstow 150*, Hales 60, Root 50 and 16 for 0 (Cook 8*, Hales 5*) - South Africa 627 for 7 dec (Amla 201, Bavuma 102*, de Villiers 88, du Plessis 86, Morris 69)
     
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    England drew with South Africa in the 2nd Test in Cape Town
    England 629 for 6 dec (Stokes 258, Bairstow 150*, Hales 60, Root 50) and 159 for 6 (Bairstow 30*, Piedt 3-38) - South Africa 627 for 7 dec (Amla 201, Bavuma 102*, de Villiers 88, du Plessis 86, Morris 69)
     
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    Hashim Amla has resigned as South Africa captain following the second Test against England at Newlands. AB de Villiers will take over for the final two Tests of the series in Johannesburg and Centurion.
     
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    Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the third Test against England at the Wanderers due to the shoulder injury he sustained during the opening match of the series in Durban.
     
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    England batsman Alex Hales could miss the third Test against South Africa in Johannesburg because of a throat infection.
    The tourists, who lead 1-0 in the series, will decide on the opener's fitness on Thursday before the toss.
    Many of Hales' team-mates have suffered from stomach bugs.
    If he fails to recover, England are likely to promote Compton to the top of the order and bring in Gary Ballance at number three.
     
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    South Africa opted on the eve of the match to release their frontline spinner, Dane Piedt, which means four quicks will line up at the Wanderers. The uncapped Hardus Viljoen has an impressive first-class record at the Wanderers and could make his debut
     
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    The Wanderers produces results: there has been one draw in the last 13 Tests - and that was with South Africa 450 for 7 chasing 458 - and since readmission there have been just six draws in 24 Tests with two of those involving significant rain.
     
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    South Africa 267 for 7 at the end of the 1st day of the 3rd Test against England in Johannesburg
    South Africa 267 for 7 (Elgar 46, Finn 2-50)
     
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    An injury to Quinton de Kock on the eve of the third Test against England saw South Africa start the match without replacement Dane Vilas at the ground.
    De Kock, 23, slipped and twisted his knee while at home on Wednesday.
    Vilas was set to play a domestic match in Port Elizabeth, but flew to Johannesburg on Thursday morning
     
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    Root proving he's a class act again.

    25 and already has 3,200+ runs at over 55. Could he be the best ever English batsman?
     
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