07:17 GMT: Start of play for the day
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07:34 GMT: Rain stops play
07:56 GMT: The toss will take place at 10am local time.
South Africa won the toss and will bowl
09:00 GMT: Start of session's play
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AN Cook and AD Hales to open the batting
09:00 GMT: Start of innings
DW Steyn comes on to bowl
0b10Steyn to Cook
Starts with a short length ball outside off stump, left alone
0b20pitched up outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
0b30overpitched ball outside off stump, leaves it alone
0b40fullish delivery outside off stump, ignored for the keeper to take
0b50another full ball just outside off stump, blocks it to off side
0b60full and wide outside off stump, leaves it for the keeper to collect
End of over 1:(0 runs scored) England 0-0 (Cook 0*, 6 balls, Hales 0*, 0 balls)




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End of over 2:(3 runs scored) England 3-0 (Cook 0*, 6 balls, Hales 2*, 7 balls)




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KJ Abbott comes on to bowl
1b12; 1nbAbbott to Hales
Full length on the pads, clips it to deep mid wicket, bowler oversteps
1b20full length outside off stump, pushes it to cover
1b30pitched up on off stump, blocks it with full face of the bat
1b40fuller ball just outside off stump, drives it to mid off
1b50pitched up delivery well outside off stump, left alone
1b60slightly fuller outside off stump, dabs it to off side
1b70half volley on the pads, flicks it to short mid wicket
End of over 2:(3 runs scored) England 3-0 (Cook 0*, 6 balls, Hales 2*, 7 balls)
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2b10Steyn to Cook
pitched up outside off stump, left alone
2b20short length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
2b30full length seaming in ball on off stump, knocks it to off side
2b40good length outside off stump, left alone
2b50Good length just outside off stump, seaming away from the off stump, looks to block it and gets a thick outside edge to the slip cordon, Elgar takes a good catch and celebrates
Cook c Elgar b Steyn (0 runs, 11 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
NRD Compton comes in to bat
2b60Steyn to Compton
back of a length on corridor of uncertainty, tries to block it and misses
End of over 3:(0 runs scored) England 3-1 (Hales 2*, 7 balls, Compton 0*, 1 balls)
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3b10Abbott to Hales
short length well outside off stump, left alone
3b20yorker on leg stump, digs it out to mid wicket
3b34pitched up outside off stump, drives it to deep extra cover
3b40full length just outside off stump, blocks it to off side
3b50good length outside off stump, left alone
3b60short outside off stump, leaves it for the keeper to collect
End of over 4:(4 runs scored) England 7-1 (Hales 6*, 13 balls, Compton 0*, 1 balls)
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4b10Steyn to Compton
good length outside off stump, blocks it
4b20pitched up outside off, left alone
4b30short outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
4b40full on off stump, blocks it
4b50good length on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
4b60pitched up outside off stump, outside edges it, slip fielder drops it
End of over 5:(0 runs scored) England 7-1 (Hales 6*, 13 balls, Compton 0*, 7 balls)
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5b10Abbott to Hales
good length on off stump, knocks it to off side
5b20full length on off stump, knocks it to cover
5b33pitched up outside leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket
5b41Abbott to Compton
pitched up on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
5b51Abbott to Hales
full length outside off, drives it to cover
5b60Abbott to Compton
length ball outside off stump, taps it to point
End of over 6:(5 runs scored) England 12-1 (Hales 10*, 17 balls, Compton 1*, 9 balls)




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End of over 7:(4 runs scored) England 16-2 (Compton 1*, 9 balls, Root 4*, 1 balls)




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6b10Steyn to Hales
Full length outside off stump, blocks it to off side
One sight of lightning and that's enough. The umpires rush to whisk the players off the field.
It is getting more darker over Kingsmead.
09:17 GMT: Rain stops play
09:43 GMT: The rain has stopped and the covers are coming off.
09:59 GMT: The lunch will be taken at 12am local.
10:38 GMT: End of the session's play
10:41 GMT: Start of session's play
10:41 GMT: Play resumes
6b20Short length on the stumps, ducks under it
6b30short length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
6b40full length around the off stump, drives it back to the bowler
OUT
6b50Pitched up delivery outside the off stump, Hales goes for a drive and gets a faint outside edge to the keeper, who takes the catch and shouts, umpire raises his finger, Steyn takes his 2nd wicket
Hales c de Villiers b Steyn (10 runs, 22 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
JE Root comes in to bat
6b64Steyn to Root
full length just outside off stump, Root tries to block it and gets an outside edge to third man
End of over 7:(4 runs scored) England 16-2 (Compton 1*, 9 balls, Root 4*, 1 balls)
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M Morkel comes on to bowl
7b10Morkel to Compton
Starts with a short and wide delivery outside the off stump, left alone
7b20bouncer on leg stump, Compton ducks underneath it
7b31Too full on off stump, dabs it off the front foot to short cover for a quick run
7b42Morkel to Root
half volley on leg stump, punches it to long on for a couple
7b50fullish delivery on off stump, dead bats it to off side
7b60short length on leg stump, rocks back and blocks it to short mid wicket
End of over 8:(3 runs scored) England 19-2 (Compton 2*, 12 balls, Root 6*, 4 balls)
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8b10Steyn to Compton
good length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
8b20pitched up on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
8b30fullish delivery on off stump, blocks it off the front foot
8b41back of a length outside off stump, knocks it to cover for a single
8b50Steyn to Root
pitched up outside off stump, blocks it to off side
8b61fuller on the pads, works it to mid wicket and picks up a run
End of over 9:(2 runs scored) England 21-2 (Compton 3*, 16 balls, Root 7*, 6 balls)
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9b10Morkel to Root
short and wide outside off stump, left alone
9b20pitched up just outside off stump, tries to block it and edges it, onto the pads
9b30back of a length on off stump, blocks it to off side
9b41lbgood length on leg stump, turns it to square leg
9b50Morkel to Compton
pitched up on the stumps, turns it to short leg
9b60short length just outside off stump, tries to block it and misses
End of over 10:(1 run scored) England 22-2 (Compton 3*, 18 balls, Root 7*, 10 balls)
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10b10Steyn to Root
pitched up outside off stump, blocks it to off side
10b20full length on middle and off stump, blocks it down the pitch
10b31fuller in length on the stumps, dabs it to mid on for a quick run
10b44Steyn to Compton
overpitched delivery well outside the off stump, punches it to square of the wicket
10b50back of a length on off stump, blocks it to off side
10b60short length well outside the off stump, left alone
End of over 11:(5 runs scored) England 27-2 (Compton 7*, 21 balls, Root 8*, 13 balls)




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End of over 12:(0 runs scored) England 27-2 (Compton 7*, 21 balls, Root 8*, 19 balls)




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KJ Abbott comes on to bowl
11b10Abbott to Root
short length on off stump, tries to block it and the ball gets the shoulder of the bat and goes to gully
11b20back of a length on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
11b30tad fuller on leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket
11b40pitched up outside off stump, knocks it to off side
11b50pitched up outside off stump, knocks it to off side
11b60good length just outside off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 12:(0 runs scored) England 27-2 (Compton 7*, 21 balls, Root 8*, 19 balls)
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M Morkel comes on to bowl
12b10Morkel to Compton
short length just outside off stump, left alone
12b20too short outside the off stump, shoulders arms at it
12b30good length down the leg side, misses the nudge, onto the thigh pads
12b41bouncer on leg stump, pulls it to long leg
12b50Morkel to Root
good length outside off, left alone
12b60bouncer outside off stump, Root does not bother
End of over 13:(1 run scored) England 28-2 (Compton 8*, 25 balls, Root 8*, 21 balls)
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13b10Abbott to Compton
back of a length on off stump, blocks it to off side
13b20short length just outside off stump, ignored
13b30overpitched ball on off stump, knocks it to off side
13b40too short outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
13b50good length just outside off stump, beaten
13b61pitched up outside off stump, knocks it to short cover
End of over 14:(1 run scored) England 29-2 (Compton 9*, 31 balls, Root 8*, 21 balls)
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14b10Morkel to Compton
bouncer down the leg side, left alone
14b23pitched up outside off, drives it to cover
14b30Morkel to Root
short and very wide outside off stump, taps it to square of the wicket
14b43full outside off stump, square drives it to deep point
14b50Morkel to Compton
fuller outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
14b61nbgood length on off stump, blocks it to off side, bowler oversteps
14b70back of a length on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
End of over 15:(7 runs scored) England 36-2 (Compton 12*, 36 balls, Root 11*, 23 balls)
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15b10Abbott to Root
good length on off stump, blocks it
15b21pitched up on the stumps, drives it to mid on
15b30Abbott to Compton
good length on off stump, knocks it to off side
15b40back of a length around the off stump, blocks it off the back foot
15b50fuller around the off stump, blocks it back
15b60pitched up outside the off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 16:(1 run scored) England 37-2 (Compton 12*, 40 balls, Root 12*, 25 balls)




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End of over 17:(5 runs scored) England 42-2 (Compton 12*, 41 balls, Root 17*, 30 balls)




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16b10Morkel to Root
back of a length well outside the off stump, left alone
16b20short length around the off stump, blocks it to gully
16b34good length outside off stump, slices it to third man
16b40pitched up just outside off stump, blocks it to off side
16b51good length on the pads, works it to fine leg
16b60Morkel to Compton
pitched up outside off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 17:(5 runs scored) England 42-2 (Compton 12*, 41 balls, Root 17*, 30 balls)
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17b16Abbott to Root
short length on leg stump, pulls it to deep mid wicket
17b20short length just outside off stump, leaves the ball at the last moment
17b30pitched up on off stump, blocks it solidly towards the bowler
17b40overpitched ball around the off stump, covers the stumps and blocks it to off side
17b50full length on off stump, dabs it to off side
17b61pitched up just outside off stump, knocks it to short cover
End of over 18:(7 runs scored) England 49-2 (Compton 12*, 41 balls, Root 24*, 36 balls)
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DL Piedt comes on to bowl
Aleem Dar says, Root is lbw out, the batsman has reviewed..
18b10Piedt to Root
Off break on off stump, Root tries to block it and misses, onto the pads, umpire raises his finger, Root reviews, but in vain, 3rd wicket falls
Root lbw b Piedt (24 runs, 37 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
JWA Taylor comes in to bat
18b20Piedt to Taylor
full length just outside off stump, pushes it back
18b31off break just outside off stump, pushes it to mid on
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 50 took 18.3 overs
18b40Piedt to Compton
tossed up outside off stump, knocks it to off side
18b50short on off stump, blocks it
18b60good length on leg stump, blocks it to on side
End of over 19:(1 run scored) England 50-3 (Compton 12*, 44 balls, Taylor 1*, 2 balls)
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19b10Abbott to Taylor
good length outside off stump, left alone
19b20pitched up on the stumps, drives it to mid on
19b30full length outside off stump, blocks it to on side
19b40good length on the stumps, knocks it to mid off
19b51short length on off stump, tucks it to square leg
19b60Abbott to Compton
short outside off stump, ignored
End of over 20:(1 run scored) England 51-3 (Compton 12*, 45 balls, Taylor 2*, 7 balls)
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DW Steyn comes on to bowl
20b10Steyn to Taylor
full length on off stump, blocks it back
20b20short length on off stump, blocks it to off side
20b30back of a length outside off stump, inside edges it to mid wicket
20b44short on off stump, hooks it to deep square leg
20b50pitched up outside off stump, cuts it to square of the wicket
20b60short and wide outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
End of over 21:(4 runs scored) England 55-3 (Compton 12*, 45 balls, Taylor 6*, 13 balls)




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End of over 22:(6 runs scored) England 61-3 (Compton 13*, 48 balls, Taylor 10*, 17 balls)




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The rain has returned and the players are walking off the field.
12:07 GMT: Rain stops play
12:17 GMT: The rain has stopped and play will resume after a while..
12:20 GMT: Play resumes
M Morkel comes on to bowl
21b10Morkel to Compton
short length well outside the off stump, left alone
21b20pitched up on off stump, inside edges it, onto the pads
21b31full length on middle stump, works it to mid wicket
21b44; 1nbMorkel to Taylor
short length on the stumps, pulls it to long on for a four
21b50short lenght well outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
21b60bouncer outside off stump, left alone
21b70fullish delivery on leg stump, punches it to mid on
End of over 22:(6 runs scored) England 61-3 (Compton 13*, 48 balls, Taylor 10*, 17 balls)
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22b12Steyn to Compton
pitched up outside off stump, punches it to deep extra cover
22b20overpitched ball outside off stump, blocks it to off side
22b30full and wide outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
22b40short and wide outside off stump, left alone
22b50full and outside the off stump, gets beaten
22b60back of a length outside off stump, shoulders arms
End of over 23:(2 runs scored) England 63-3 (Compton 15*, 54 balls, Taylor 10*, 17 balls)
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23b10Morkel to Taylor
too short outside off stump, left alone
23b20good length on the stumps, blocks it back
23b31full length on off stump, turns it to mid wicket
23b40Morkel to Compton
good length outside off stump, left alone
23b50bouncer on the stumps, ducks under it
23b60Fullish delivery on leg stump, digs it out to short leg
End of over 24:(1 run scored) England 64-3 (Compton 15*, 57 balls, Taylor 11*, 20 balls)
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24b10Steyn to Taylor
short outside off stump, taps it to point
24b20back of a length outside off stump, left alone
24b30tad short on leg stump, blocks it
24b40good length outside the off stump, shoulders arms
24b54pitched up outside off stump, drives it to deep extra cover
24b60back of a length around the off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 25:(4 runs scored) England 68-3 (Compton 15*, 57 balls, Taylor 15*, 26 balls)
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25b10Morkel to Compton
shortish delivery outside the off stump, lets it go
25b20short ball down the leg side, ignored
25b31short length down the leg side, works it to fine leg
25b41lbMorkel to Taylor
pitched up on leg stump, turns it to square leg
25b52Morkel to Compton
overpitched delivery outside off stump, square drives it to deep point
25b60too short outside the off stump, left alone
End of over 26:(4 runs scored) England 72-3 (Compton 18*, 62 balls, Taylor 15*, 27 balls)




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End of over 27:(5 runs scored) England 77-3 (Compton 22*, 66 balls, Taylor 16*, 29 balls)




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KJ Abbott comes on to bowl
26b10Abbott to Taylor
good length outside off stump, blocks it to mid on
26b21full length on off stump, knocks it to mid off
26b30Abbott to Compton
short outside the off stump, gets beaten
26b40short and wide outside the off stump, left alone
26b54pitched up delivery just outside the off stump, drives it firmly to deep extra cover
CricketArchive Oracles say that Nick Compton has made 500 runs in Test matches
26b60back of a length just outside off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 27:(5 runs scored) England 77-3 (Compton 22*, 66 balls, Taylor 16*, 29 balls)
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DL Piedt comes on to bowl
27b10Piedt to Taylor
full length on leg stump, blocks it to on side
27b20off break on the pads, works it to square leg
27b30pitched up on off stump, blocks it to off side
27b40flighted delivery on the stumps, works it to mid wicket
27b50tossed up on the stumps, drives it to towards mid on, bowler dives and stops
27b60gets some bounce and turn on leg stump, blocks it awkwardly to on side
End of over 28:(0 runs scored) England 77-3 (Compton 22*, 66 balls, Taylor 16*, 35 balls)
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28b10Abbott to Compton
short length outside off stump, defends it to off side
28b20short outside the off stump, blocks it to cover
28b30fullish ball outside off stump, tries to drive it but misses
28b40too short outside the off stump, blocks it to off side
28b50shorter delivery outside off stump, knocks it to off side
28b64good length outside off stump, cuts it to deep point
End of over 29:(4 runs scored) England 81-3 (Compton 26*, 72 balls, Taylor 16*, 35 balls)
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29b10Piedt to Taylor
pitched up down the leg side, misses the nudge, onto the pads
29b20full length on off stump, punches it to mid on
29b30off break on off stump, drives it to mid on
29b44full length on the stumps, tucks it to deep mid wicket
29b50pitched up on the stumps, blocks it
29b64good length on leg stump, nudges it to deep backward square leg
End of over 30:(8 runs scored) England 89-3 (Compton 26*, 72 balls, Taylor 24*, 41 balls)
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30b10Abbott to Compton
yorker on off stump, digs it out towards the bowler
30b20full length outside the off stump, blocks it to off side
30b30back of a length outside off stump, knocks it to mid off
30b42full length on the pads, works it to deep fine leg
30b50back of a length just outside off stump, blocks it off the back foot
30b60good length on the stumps, knocks it to off side
End of over 31:(2 runs scored) England 91-3 (Compton 28*, 78 balls, Taylor 24*, 41 balls)




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End of over 32:(1 run scored) England 92-3 (Compton 28*, 80 balls, Taylor 25*, 45 balls)




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31b10Piedt to Taylor
pitched up on off stump, knocks it to off side
31b20flighted delivery on off stump, blocks it off the front foot
31b30pitched up on leg stump, knocks it to mid on
31b41too straight on the stumps, turns it to square leg
31b50Piedt to Compton
fuller on off stump, blocks it to on side
31b60flighted ball on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
End of over 32:(1 run scored) England 92-3 (Compton 28*, 80 balls, Taylor 25*, 45 balls)
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S van Zyl comes on to bowl
32b11van Zyl to Taylor
full length on off stump, clips it to square leg
32b21van Zyl to Compton
flighted delivery on the stumps, drives it to mid on
32b30van Zyl to Taylor
flatter delivery on leg stump, blocks it towards the bowler
32b40quicker delivery outside the off stump, blocks it to off side
32b50fuller ouotside the off stump, knocks it to off side
32b61bfullish outside the off stump, goes for a drive and misses
End of over 33:(3 runs scored) England 95-3 (Compton 29*, 81 balls, Taylor 26*, 50 balls)
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33b10Piedt to Taylor
full length outside the off stump, blocks it to off side
33b20flighted ball just outside off stump, knocks it ot off side
33b31fligheted delivery on the stumps, drives it to long on
33b40Piedt to Compton
tossed up outside the off stump, dead bats it
33b50too full on the stumps, blocks it off the front foot
33b61flighted delivery on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
End of over 34:(2 runs scored) England 97-3 (Compton 30*, 84 balls, Taylor 27*, 53 balls)
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34b10van Zyl to Compton
pitched up on off stump, blocks it to off side
34b20quicker delivery outside the off stump, knocks it to off side
34b30full length just outside off stump, blocks it to off side
34b40fullish delivery outside the off stump, dabs it to cover
34b50good length outside off stump, punches it to cover
34b60overpitched ball just outside the off stump, knocks it to off side
End of over 35:(0 runs scored) England 97-3 (Compton 30*, 90 balls, Taylor 27*, 53 balls)
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35b10Piedt to Taylor
off break on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
35b20flighted delivery on off stump, turns it to leg side
35b31tossed up on the stumps, sweeps it to deep fine leg
35b40Piedt to Compton
floated delivery just outside the off stump, blocks it off the front foot
35b51fuller outside the off stump, drives it to mid off for a quick run
CricketArchive Oracles say that the partnership of 50 (Compton 19, Taylor 28) took 107 balls
35b60Piedt to Taylor
fullish delivery on the stumps, blocks it off the front foot
End of over 36:(2 runs scored) England 99-3 (Compton 31*, 92 balls, Taylor 28*, 57 balls)




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End of over 37:(3 runs scored) England 102-3 (Compton 33*, 96 balls, Taylor 29*, 59 balls)




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M Morkel comes on to bowl
36b11Morkel to Compton
short length on the stumps, slaps it to deep mid wicket
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 100 took 36.1 overs
36b21Morkel to Taylor
pitched up on leg stump, tucks it to deep square leg
36b30Morkel to Compton
back of a length well outside off stump, left alone
36b40back of a length on the stumps, turns it to mid wicket
36b51full length on the pads, works it to deep fine leg
36b60Morkel to Taylor
too full just outside the off stump, left alone
End of over 37:(3 runs scored) England 102-3 (Compton 33*, 96 balls, Taylor 29*, 59 balls)
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37b13Piedt to Compton
full length outside off stump, drives it to deep extra cover
37b20Piedt to Taylor
full length on leg stump, blocks it to on side
37b31flighted delivery on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
37b41Piedt to Compton
pitched up on the pads, nudges it to deep square leg
37b51Piedt to Taylor
full length on leg stump, works it to backward square leg
37b60Piedt to Compton
flighted delivery outside the off stump, blocks it off the front foot
End of over 38:(6 runs scored) England 108-3 (Compton 37*, 99 balls, Taylor 31*, 62 balls)
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38b10Morkel to Taylor
good length on the stumps, blocks it to on side
38b21pitched up on leg stump, whips it to deep square leg for a single
38b30Morkel to Compton
bouncer on the stumps, ducks underneath it
38b42full length on the pads, tucks it to deep square leg for a couple
38b50short length ball on off stump, goes for a pull and misses
38b60bumper on leg stump, leaves it for the keeper to collect
End of over 39:(3 runs scored) England 111-3 (Compton 39*, 103 balls, Taylor 32*, 64 balls)
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39b10Piedt to Taylor
full length on the stumps, turns it to mid wicket
39b20pitched up on the pads, blocks it to on side
39b34flighted ball down the leg side, sweeps it to deep square leg
CricketArchive Oracles say that James Taylor has passed his previous highest score of 34 in Test matches against South Africa
CricketArchive Oracles say that James Taylor has passed his previous highest score of 34 in first-class matches against South Africa
39b44short and wide well outside the off stump, late cuts it to deep backward point for a boundary
39b51full length on leg stump, Taylor sweeps it to deep square leg
39b61Piedt to Compton
off break on off stump, nudges it to mid wicket
End of over 40:(10 runs scored) England 121-3 (Compton 40*, 104 balls, Taylor 41*, 69 balls)
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13:40 GMT: End of the session's play
13:40 GMT: Tea break starts
14:02 GMT: Start of session's play
40b10Morkel to Compton
bouncer on leg stump, left alone
40b21short length down the leg side, whips it to deep fine leg
40b30Morkel to Taylor
back of a length on the stumps, blocks it off the back foot
40b40pitched up on off stump, turns it to short mid wicket
40b50on a length delivery on off stump, knocks it to off side
40b60fullish delivery down the leg side, goes for a flick and misses
End of over 41:(1 run scored) England 122-3 (Compton 41*, 106 balls, Taylor 41*, 73 balls)




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End of over 42:(0 runs scored) England 122-3 (Compton 41*, 112 balls, Taylor 41*, 73 balls)




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41b10Piedt to Compton
back of a length just outside off stump, knocks it ot off side
41b20full length just outside off stump, blocks it back
41b30fuller in length outside off stump, knocks it to off side
41b40fullish delivery outside off stump, dabs it to off side
41b50short length outside off stump, cuts it to short cover
41b60full length just outside off stump, knocks it to on side
End of over 42:(0 runs scored) England 122-3 (Compton 41*, 112 balls, Taylor 41*, 73 balls)
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42b11Morkel to Taylor
flighted delivery on leg stump, tucks it to square leg
42b21Morkel to Compton
full length down the leg side, turns it to mid wicket
42b30Morkel to Taylor
short length on off stump, goes for a pull and misses
42b41good length on leg stump, works it to fine leg
42b51wdMorkel to Compton
wide down the leg side
42b60full on off stump, knocks it to off side
42b70back of a length on the stumps, knocks it to cover
End of over 43:(4 runs scored) England 126-3 (Compton 42*, 115 balls, Taylor 43*, 76 balls)
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43b10Piedt to Taylor
fullish delivery on the stumps, knocks it to off side
43b24pitched up outside off stump, punches it to deep extra cover
43b30flighted ball on the stumps, blocks it to off side
43b40flat ball on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
43b51floated delivery around the off stump, jams it to long on
43b60Piedt to Compton
tossed up on the stumps, knocks it to off side
End of over 44:(5 runs scored) England 131-3 (Compton 42*, 116 balls, Taylor 48*, 81 balls)
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DW Steyn comes on to bowl
44b10Steyn to Taylor
full length seaming in ball on off stump, blocks it off the front foot
44b20pitched up around the off stump, knocks it to off side
44b30full length well outside the off stump, knocks it to off side
44b40back of a length just outside the off stump, blocks it to off side
44b50tad short around the off stump, rocks back and knocks it to off side
44b62full length on the stumps, punches it to long on for a brace
CricketArchive Oracles say that James Taylor has made 50 in 87 balls with 8 fours
End of over 45:(2 runs scored) England 133-3 (Compton 42*, 116 balls, Taylor 50*, 87 balls)
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KJ Abbott comes on to bowl
45b11Abbott to Compton
pitched up just outside off stump, pushes it to cover point
45b20Abbott to Taylor
overpitched ball just outside off stump, punches it to mid on
45b30short length on the stumps, mistimes the pull to mid on
45b40tad short just outside off stump, knocks it to off side
45b50back of a length well outside the off stump, left alone
45b60good length outside the off stump, knocks it to off side
End of over 46:(1 run scored) England 134-3 (Compton 43*, 117 balls, Taylor 50*, 92 balls)




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End of over 47:(1 run scored) England 135-3 (Compton 44*, 122 balls, Taylor 50*, 93 balls)




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46b10Steyn to Compton
back of a length just outside off stump, knocks it to off side
46b20pitched up outside off stump, drives it to mid off
46b30fullish delivery on off stump, blocks it to off side
46b40another full ball just outside off stump, blocks it to off side
46b51pitched up on the pads, works it to deep square leg
46b60Steyn to Taylor
back of a length on the stumps, rocks back and blocks it to off side
End of over 47:(1 run scored) England 135-3 (Compton 44*, 122 balls, Taylor 50*, 93 balls)
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47b10Abbott to Compton
short length outside off stump, left alone
47b20pitched up outside off stump, goes for a cut and misses
47b30back of a length on off stump, knocks it to off side
47b40full length on the stumps, blocks it to mid on
47b50pitched up delivery outside off stump, left alone
47b61good length on leg stump, tucks it to square leg
End of over 48:(1 run scored) England 136-3 (Compton 45*, 128 balls, Taylor 50*, 93 balls)
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48b11Steyn to Compton
full length outside off stump, drives it to mid off
48b20Steyn to Taylor
too full just outside off stump, punches it to mid off
48b30back of a length on the stumps, turns it to short mid wicket
48b41full length down the leg side, works it to fine leg
48b50Steyn to Compton
pitched up outside off stump, punches it to cover
48b60too full on off stump, punches it back to the bowler
End of over 49:(2 runs scored) England 138-3 (Compton 46*, 131 balls, Taylor 51*, 96 balls)
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49b12Abbott to Taylor
pitched up outside off stump, drives it to sweeper cover
49b20full length around the off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
49b30overpitched ball on off stump, blocks it down the pitch
49b40pitched up on off stump, knocks it to off side
49b51good length just outside off stump, dabs it to cover
49b60Abbott to Compton
back of a length on the stumps, defends it to mid on
End of over 50:(3 runs scored) England 141-3 (Compton 46*, 132 balls, Taylor 54*, 101 balls)
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50b10Steyn to Taylor
back of a length on the stumps, turns it to mid wicket
50b20fuller ball outside off stump, blocks it to off side
50b31bit short on the stumps, whips it to deep square leg
50b40Steyn to Compton
shortish delivery well outside the off stump, left alone
50b50too short and wide outside the off stump, ignored
50b60pitched up outside the off stump, tries to block it but misses
End of over 51:(1 run scored) England 142-3 (Compton 46*, 135 balls, Taylor 55*, 104 balls)




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End of over 52:(0 runs scored) England 142-3 (Compton 46*, 135 balls, Taylor 55*, 110 balls)




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51b10Abbott to Taylor
back of a length on off stump, knocks it to off side
51b20short length outside the off stump, leaves it alone
51b30pitched up outside the off stump, mistimes the drive to extra cover
51b40fullish delivery outside the off stump, fails to drive it
51b50back of a length outside the off stump, left alone
51b60pitched up on the stumps, works it to mid wicket
End of over 52:(0 runs scored) England 142-3 (Compton 46*, 135 balls, Taylor 55*, 110 balls)
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D Elgar comes on to bowl
52b10Elgar to Compton
tossed up on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
52b20flighted ball on off stump, blocks it off the front foot
52b30pitched up on off stump, knocks it to off side
52b40fuller outside off stump, knocks it to extra cover
52b50well flighted ball on the stumps, dead bats it
52b60pitched up on off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 53:(0 runs scored) England 142-3 (Compton 46*, 141 balls, Taylor 55*, 110 balls)
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15:02 GMT: Drinks interval
15:05 GMT: Play resumes
53b11Abbott to Taylor
pitched up on leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket
53b20Abbott to Compton
back of a length on off stump, blocks it to off side
53b31pitched up just outside off stump, knocks it to short cover
53b40Abbott to Taylor
full outside off stump, pushes it to off side
53b50back of a length just outside off stump, knocks it to cover
53b60fuller outside off stump, knocks it to off side
End of over 54:(2 runs scored) England 144-3 (Compton 47*, 143 balls, Taylor 56*, 114 balls)
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54b11Elgar to Compton
full length on leg stump, turns it to square leg
54b20Elgar to Taylor
pitched up on the stumps, blocks it back
54b30good length on off stump, knocks it to off side
54b41full length on the stumps, drives it straight down the ground
54b52Elgar to Compton
pitched up outside off stump, drives it to sweeper cover
CricketArchive Oracles say that Nick Compton has made 50 in 145 balls with 3 fours
54b60tossed up on the stumps, blocks it off the front foot
End of over 55:(4 runs scored) England 148-3 (Compton 50*, 146 balls, Taylor 57*, 117 balls)
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M Morkel comes on to bowl
55b10Morkel to Taylor
short length outside off stump, slaps it to mid on
55b20good length outside off stump, blocks it to cover
55b30back of a length on off stump, knocks it to off side
55b44full length on leg stump, turns it to square leg
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 150 took 55.4 overs
CricketArchive Oracles say that the partnership of 100 (Compton 38, Taylor 61) took 226 balls
55b50good length on off stump, knocks it to cover
55b60fullish ball on off stump, blocks it to mid off
End of over 56:(4 runs scored) England 152-3 (Compton 50*, 146 balls, Taylor 61*, 123 balls)




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End of over 57:(1 run scored) England 153-3 (Compton 51*, 152 balls, Taylor 61*, 123 balls)




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56b10Elgar to Compton
fuller on off stump, drives it back to the bowler
56b20tossed up on off stump, knocks it to cover
56b30pitched up on leg stump, turns it to square leg
56b40slow ball on off stump, steers it to cover
56b50flighted delivery on the stumps, taps it to backward point
56b61flatter delivery on the stumps, turns it to square leg
End of over 57:(1 run scored) England 153-3 (Compton 51*, 152 balls, Taylor 61*, 123 balls)
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57b10Morkel to Compton
pitched up on leg stump, blocks it to short mid wicket
57b20pitched up outside off stump, knocks it to off side
57b30pitched up outside the off stump, shoulders arms at it
57b41pitched up on the stumps, knocks it to off side
57b50Morkel to Taylor
short length outside the off stump, taps it to square of the wicket
57b60pitched up outside off stump, guides it to point
End of over 58:(1 run scored) England 154-3 (Compton 52*, 156 balls, Taylor 61*, 125 balls)
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58b10Elgar to Compton
good length on off stump, blocks it to off side
58b20fuller on the stumps, knocks it back to the bowler
58b34low full toss on middle stump, drives it to mid on
58b40fullish ball on the stumps, knocks it to mid off
58b51flighted ball outside off stump, drives it to sweeper cover
58b60Elgar to Taylor
fullish delivery well outside off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 59:(5 runs scored) England 159-3 (Compton 57*, 161 balls, Taylor 61*, 126 balls)
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59b10Morkel to Compton
good length outside off stump, left alone
59b20pitched up on off stump, knocks it to off side
59b31full length on leg stump, drives it to mid on for a single
59b41Morkel to Taylor
pitched it up on the pads, tucked to mid wicket for a run
59b50Morkel to Compton
short and wide outside the off stump, shoulder arms at it
59b60pitched up on the pads, turns it to on side
End of over 60:(2 runs scored) England 161-3 (Compton 58*, 166 balls, Taylor 62*, 127 balls)
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60b10Elgar to Taylor
flighted ball on off stump, blocks it to off side
60b21flighted ball on off stump, knocks it to cover
60b30Elgar to Compton
good length on the stumps, blocks it off the back foot
60b40tossed up on off stump, blocks it to off side
60b51full toss on off stump, pushes it to mid on for a single
60b60Elgar to Taylor
flat ball on the stumps, blocks it off the front foot
End of over 61:(2 runs scored) England 163-3 (Compton 59*, 169 balls, Taylor 63*, 130 balls)




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End of over 62:(1 run scored) England 164-3 (Compton 60*, 174 balls, Taylor 63*, 131 balls)




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DW Steyn comes on to bowl
61b10Steyn to Compton
short length on off stump, blocks it off the back foot to cover
61b20good length on the stumps, turns it to short mid wicket
61b30on a length delivery outside off stump, defends it to cover
61b40pitched up on the stumps, drives it to mid on
61b51fuller in length on middle and leg stump, drives it to mid on for a quick single
61b60Steyn to Taylor
too full on the stumps, blocks it off the front foot towards the bowler
End of over 62:(1 run scored) England 164-3 (Compton 60*, 174 balls, Taylor 63*, 131 balls)
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62b11Elgar to Compton
short length outside off stump, cuts it to point
62b20Elgar to Taylor
slow ball outside off stump, blocks it off the front foot
62b36short length ball on leg stump, slog sweeps it to deep fine leg
62b41flighted delivery on off stump, drives it to long off and picks up a run
62b52Elgar to Compton
tossed up on the stumps, clips it to deep mid wicket for a brace
CricketArchive Oracles say that Nick Compton has made 10500 runs in first-class matches
62b60floated delivery on off stump, turns it to mid wicket
End of over 63:(10 runs scored) England 174-3 (Compton 63*, 177 balls, Taylor 70*, 134 balls)
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63b10Steyn to Taylor
full length on the stumps, knocks it to cover
63b20pitched up outside off stump, blocks it to off side
63b30Back of a length just outside off stump, Taylor tries to push it but gets a faint edge to the keeper, ABD does not drop those, partnership breaks
Taylor c de Villiers b Steyn (70 runs, 137 balls, 9x4, 1x6)
BA Stokes comes in to bat
63b40Steyn to Stokes
short and wide outside the off stump, left alone
63b51pitched up just outside off stump, dabs it to cover and gets off the mark
63b60Steyn to Compton
back of a length outside the off stump, shoulders arms at it
End of over 64:(1 run scored) England 175-4 (Compton 63*, 178 balls, Stokes 1*, 2 balls)
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DL Piedt comes on to bowl
64b10Piedt to Stokes
flatter delivery on the stumps, turns it to short mid wicket
64b20tossed up on the stumps, blocks it off the front foot
64b30floated up on off stump, Stokes defends it to cover
64b40pitched up on leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket
64b54full toss on leg stump, smashes it to deep mid wicket
64b60pitched up on off stump, dead bats it to short cover
End of over 65:(4 runs scored) England 179-4 (Compton 63*, 178 balls, Stokes 5*, 8 balls)
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65b10Steyn to Compton
fullish delivery outside off stump, blocks it off the front foot to mid off
15:56 GMT: End of the session's play
15:56 GMT: Stumps: Day 1
16:10 GMT: That is the end of 1st day. England have scored 179 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. batting first, England got off to a sluggish start and lost their first three wickets just for 49 runs and then James Taylor and Nick Compton combined and batted responsibly to put on a 125-run stand for the 4th wicket. Dale Steyn broke the partnership by getting the wicket of Taylor, so he grabbed 3 wickets in total for 29 runs. This is all we have for you today, we hope you enjoyed the coverage, we will be back tomorrow for the coverage of the 2nd day's play at 08:00GMT, till then it is goodbye...
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65b20good length outside off stump, blocks it
65b30fuller on off stump, knocks it to cover
65b40short on off stump, taps it to off side
65b50pitched up on the stumps, knocks it to off side
65b60good length outside off stump, defends it to off side
End of over 66:(0 runs scored) England 179-4 (Compton 63*, 184 balls, Stokes 5*, 8 balls)




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End of over 67:(7 runs scored) England 186-4 (Compton 63*, 184 balls, Stokes 12*, 14 balls)




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66b10Piedt to Stokes
short on off stump, pulls it to mid wicket
66b20full on off, blocks it
66b30short outside off stump, cuts it to cover
66b44short outside off, pulls it to mid wicket
66b52tossed up outside off, drives it to extra cover
66b61full on off stump, drives it to long off
End of over 67:(7 runs scored) England 186-4 (Compton 63*, 184 balls, Stokes 12*, 14 balls)
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M Morkel comes on to bowl
67b10Morkel to Stokes
good length outside off stump, left alone
67b20pitched up outside off stump, ignored
67b30back of a length outside off stump, dabs it to cover
67b40fuller outside off stump, knocks it to cover
67b50good length outside off stump, dabs it to off side
67b60pitched up outside off stump, left alone
End of over 68:(0 runs scored) England 186-4 (Compton 63*, 184 balls, Stokes 12*, 20 balls)
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DW Steyn comes on to bowl
68b11Steyn to Compton
short outside off stump, taps it to cover
68b20Steyn to Stokes
good length outside off stump, drives it to mid off
68b34short outside off stump, cuts it to deep point
68b44too short on the stumps, pulls it to mid wicket
68b50on a length outside off stump, left alone
68b61fuller on off stump, drives it to mid off
End of over 69:(10 runs scored) England 196-4 (Compton 64*, 185 balls, Stokes 21*, 25 balls)
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69b10Morkel to Stokes
fullish outside off stump, ignored
69b20fuller on the stumps, blocks it to off side
69b30good length on leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket
69b40fuller on the stumps, blocks it
69b50fuller outside off stump, drives it to cover
69b60short outside off stump, left alone
End of over 70:(0 runs scored) England 196-4 (Compton 64*, 185 balls, Stokes 21*, 31 balls)
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70b10Steyn to Compton
good length outside off stump, blocks it
70b20pitched up outside off stump, taps it to cover
70b30pitched up outside off, knocks it to mid on
70b40good length on the stumps, blocks it back
70b50pitched up on the pads, works it to mid wicket
70b60inswinger outside off stump, left alone
End of over 71:(0 runs scored) England 196-4 (Compton 64*, 191 balls, Stokes 21*, 31 balls)




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End of over 72:(0 runs scored) England 196-5 (Compton 64*, 191 balls, Bairstow 0*, 3 balls)




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71b10Morkel to Stokes
short length on leg stump, tucks it to mid on
71b20good length on the stumps, knocks it to mid on
71b30Short length just outside off stump, goes for a pull and outside edges it to gully, Duminy takes an easy catch, gone
Stokes c Duminy b Morkel (21 runs, 34 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
JM Bairstow comes in to bat
71b40Morkel to Bairstow
good length outside off stump, left alone
71b50short length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
71b60pitched up just outside off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 72:(0 runs scored) England 196-5 (Compton 64*, 191 balls, Bairstow 0*, 3 balls)
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KJ Abbott comes on to bowl
72b10Abbott to Compton
fullish delivery on the stumps, tucks it to mid wicket
72b20full outside off stump, defends it to off side
72b30pitched up on off stump, knocks it to mid off
72b40full outside off stump, blocks it to point
72b50back of a length around the off stump, blocks it to off side
72b60short length well outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
End of over 73:(0 runs scored) England 196-5 (Compton 64*, 197 balls, Bairstow 0*, 3 balls)
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73b10Morkel to Bairstow
pitched up on off stump, blocks it to off side
73b24good length outside off stump, cuts it to deep point
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jonathan Bairstow has made 7500 runs in first-class matches
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 200 took 73.2 overs
73b31good length on leg stump, pushes it to mid on
73b40Morkel to Compton
short length ball well outside the off stump, left alone
73b54full length just outside off stump, tries to block it and gets an outside edge to third man
73b60good length outside off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 74:(9 runs scored) England 205-5 (Compton 68*, 200 balls, Bairstow 5*, 6 balls)
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74b12Abbott to Bairstow
good length on off, knocks it to cover
74b20pitched up on the stumsps, blocks it
74b30fuller outside off stump, drives it to mid off
74b44good length outside off stump, thumps it to long off
74b50fullish delivery outside off, blocks it to off side
74b60full length on the stumps, drives it to mid off
End of over 75:(6 runs scored) England 211-5 (Compton 68*, 200 balls, Bairstow 11*, 12 balls)
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DL Piedt comes on to bowl
75b10Piedt to Compton
full length on the stumps, blocks it to mid wicket
75b20floated delivery outside off stump, dabs it to off side
75b31pitched up on leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket
75b41Piedt to Bairstow
full on the stumps, drives it to long on
75b50Piedt to Compton
floated up outside off stump, drives it to extra cover
75b60tossed up on the pads, works it to mid wicket
End of over 76:(2 runs scored) England 213-5 (Compton 69*, 205 balls, Bairstow 12*, 13 balls)




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End of over 77:(0 runs scored) England 213-5 (Compton 69*, 205 balls, Bairstow 12*, 19 balls)




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D Elgar comes on to bowl
76b10Elgar to Bairstow
fuller outside off stump, blocks it to cover
76b20tossed up outside off stump, dabs it to mid off
76b30pitched up outside off stump, pushes it to cover
76b40full length outside off stump, blocks it to off side
76b50too full on the stumps, knocks it to cover
76b60pitched up outside off stump, knocks it to off side
End of over 77:(0 runs scored) England 213-5 (Compton 69*, 205 balls, Bairstow 12*, 19 balls)
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KJ Abbott comes on to bowl
77b10Abbott to Compton
full length outside off stump, knocks it to cover
77b20short outside off stump, defends it to off side
77b30short outside off stump, outside edges it to cover
77b40too short outside off stump, taps it to cover
77b50back of a length on the stumps, knocks it to off side
77b60full length outside off stump, knocks it to cover
End of over 78:(0 runs scored) England 213-5 (Compton 69*, 211 balls, Bairstow 12*, 19 balls)
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DL Piedt comes on to bowl
78b10Piedt to Bairstow
tossed up on off stump, blocks it
78b21pitched up on leg stump, tucks it to fine leg
78b31Piedt to Compton
flighted ball on leg stump, turns it to fine leg
78b41Piedt to Bairstow
flighted ball on leg stump, works it to mid wicket
78b50Piedt to Compton
tossed up on off stump, drives it to mid off
78b60short outside off stump, goes for a cut and misses
End of over 79:(3 runs scored) England 216-5 (Compton 70*, 214 balls, Bairstow 14*, 22 balls)
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79b10Abbott to Bairstow
good length outside off stump, blocks it to off side
79b20full length on off stump, knocks it to cover
79b30back of a length outside off stump, blocks it to off side
79b40full outside off stump, knocks it to cover
79b52good length outside off stump, dabs it to short cover
79b60short length outside off stump, taps it to cover
End of over 80:(2 runs scored) England 218-5 (Compton 70*, 214 balls, Bairstow 16*, 28 balls)
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DW Steyn comes on to bowl
80b14Steyn to Compton
pitched up outside off stump, taps it to square of the wicket
80b20short length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
80b30full length outside off stump, dabs it to cover
80b42full length outside off stump, dabs it to long off
80b50short outside off stump, left alone
80b60pitched up well outside the off stump, ignored
End of over 81:(6 runs scored) England 224-5 (Compton 76*, 220 balls, Bairstow 16*, 28 balls)




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End of over 82:(8 runs scored) England 232-5 (Compton 76*, 220 balls, Bairstow 24*, 34 balls)




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81b14Abbott to Bairstow
back of a length on leg stump, tucks it to deep mid wicket
81b20full length outside off stump, drives it to cover
81b30short length on the stumps, tucks it to mid wicket
81b44full length on the pads, flicks it to deep mid wicket
81b50half volley outside off stump, drives it to cover
81b60full and well outside off stump, blocks it to mid off
End of over 82:(8 runs scored) England 232-5 (Compton 76*, 220 balls, Bairstow 24*, 34 balls)
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82b10Steyn to Compton
good length outside off, blocks it to off side
82b20back of a length outside off, taps it to cover
82b30good length outside off stump, left alone
82b40on a length delivery well outside the off stump, stride forward and leaves it
82b54pitched up outside off stump, thumps it to deep point
82b60short and wide outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
End of over 83:(4 runs scored) England 236-5 (Compton 80*, 226 balls, Bairstow 24*, 34 balls)
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M Morkel comes on to bowl
83b10Morkel to Bairstow
good length on off stump, blocks it to off side
83b21full length on leg stump, drives it to mid on
83b30Morkel to Compton
fullish delivery just outside off stump, drives it to mid off
83b40fullish delivery on off stump, blocks it off the front foot
83b51slightly fuller just outside off stump, dabs it to cover
83b60Morkel to Bairstow
back of a length outside off stump, taps it to point
End of over 84:(2 runs scored) England 238-5 (Compton 81*, 229 balls, Bairstow 25*, 37 balls)
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84b10Steyn to Compton
good length outside off stump, blocks it
84b20good length outside off stump, left alone
84b30full length on the stumps, blocks it to off side
84b44pitched up outside off stump, thumps it to deep cover
84b50full length just outside off stump, punches it to mid off
84b60pitched up outside off stump, cuts it to point
End of over 85:(4 runs scored) England 242-5 (Compton 85*, 235 balls, Bairstow 25*, 37 balls)
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85b14Morkel to Bairstow
short length on off stump, pulls it to deep mid wicket
CricketArchive Oracles say that the partnership of 50 (Compton 21, Bairstow 29) took 82 balls
85b20pitched up on the pads, lobs it to mid on
85b30bouncer on the stumps, ducks under it
85b41good length on leg stump, turns it to square leg
85b50Morkel to Compton
Short length ball close to the off stump, goes for a pull and gets a faint edge to the keeper, who takes a straight forward catch, big fish has been caught
Compton c de Villiers b Morkel (85 runs, 236 balls, 8x4, 0x6)

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MM Ali comes in to bat
85b60Morkel to Ali
pitched up delivery well outside the off stump, left alone
End of over 86:(5 runs scored) England 247-6 (Bairstow 30*, 41 balls, Ali 0*, 1 balls)




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End of over 87:(6 runs scored) England 253-6 (Bairstow 36*, 47 balls, Ali 0*, 1 balls)




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86b12Steyn to Bairstow
full length on off stump, dabs it to cover
86b20full outside off stump, drives it to off side
86b30good length on off stump, blocks it to on side
86b44short length outside the off stump, cuts it to deep backward point
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 250 took 86.4 overs
86b50pitched up outside off stump, dabs it to cover
86b60full length just outside off stump, drives it to mid off
End of over 87:(6 runs scored) England 253-6 (Bairstow 36*, 47 balls, Ali 0*, 1 balls)
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87b10Morkel to Ali
short length well outside the off stump, left alone
87b20pitched up outside off stump, blocks it to cover
87b30Back of a length just outside off stump, tries to block it and gets an edge to the keeper, who takes the catch
Ali c de Villiers b Morkel (0 runs, 4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)

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CR Woakes comes in to bat
87b40Morkel to Woakes
Full length ball on leg stump, misses the flick, onto the pads, huge appeal for lbw, umpire raises his finger, batsman reviews, but in vain
Woakes lbw b Morkel (0 runs, 1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Morné Morkel in an innings in Test matches at Durban
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Morné Morkel in an innings in first-class matches at Durban

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SCJ Broad comes in to bat
87b50Morkel to Broad
Full length just outside off stump, Broad goes for a drive and past the outside edge to the keeper
87b60good length outside off stump, left alone
End of over 88:(0 runs scored) England 253-8 (Bairstow 36*, 47 balls, Broad 0*, 2 balls)
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88b10Steyn to Bairstow
full length just outside off stump, knocks it to mid off
88b21good length outside off stump, dabs it to deep third man
88b31Steyn to Broad
half volley on leg stump, turns it to square leg
88b41Steyn to Bairstow
overpitched ball outside off stump, punches it to sweeper cover
88b50Steyn to Broad
bumper on leg stump, ducks under it
88b62pitched up outside off stump, punches it to sweeper cover
End of over 89:(5 runs scored) England 258-8 (Bairstow 38*, 50 balls, Broad 3*, 5 balls)
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89b11Morkel to Bairstow
back of a length on off stump, nudges it to deep mid wicket
89b20Morkel to Broad
pitched up outside the off stump, looks to drive it and misses
89b34overpitched ball outside off stump, slashes it to third man
89b41back of a length around off stump, dabs it to cover point for a quick single
89b50Morkel to Bairstow
short length on off stump, left alone
89b61too short on the stumps, pulls it to deep fine leg
End of over 90:(7 runs scored) England 265-8 (Bairstow 40*, 53 balls, Broad 8*, 8 balls)
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KJ Abbott comes on to bowl
90b11Abbott to Bairstow
back of a length outside off stump, dabs it to point
90b21Abbott to Broad
short length on leg stump, pulls it to deep square leg
90b30Abbott to Bairstow
good length outside off stump, looks to cut it but misses
90b40Pitched up outside off stump, goes for a big heave and outside edges it to slip cordon, Elgar takes a well judged catch
Bairstow c Elgar b Abbott (41 runs, 56 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
ST Finn comes in to bat
90b50Abbott to Finn
short length delivery outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
90b60fullish delivery on off stump, blocks it to off side
End of over 91:(2 runs scored) England 267-9 (Broad 9*, 9 balls, Finn 0*, 2 balls)




OverBallRuns
End of over 92:(4 runs scored) England 271-9 (Broad 11*, 12 balls, Finn 1*, 5 balls)




OverBallRuns
91b10Morkel to Broad
good length on the stumps, pushes it to cover
91b21short length outside off stump, taps it to point
91b31Morkel to Finn
full length on the stumps, drives it to mid on
91b41Morkel to Broad
short length on the stumps, pulls it to deep mid wicket
91b50Morkel to Finn
short length down the leg side, left alone
91b61lbfull length down the leg side, misses the flick, onto the pads
End of over 92:(4 runs scored) England 271-9 (Broad 11*, 12 balls, Finn 1*, 5 balls)
OverBallRuns
92b14Abbott to Finn
full length outside off stump, drives it to deep cover
92b20back of a length outside off stump, taps it to cover
92b30short length outside off stump, dabs it to cover
92b40short on the stumps, goes for a pull and misses
92b50good length on off stump, tucks it to mid wicket
92b60length outside the off stump, taps it to cover
End of over 93:(4 runs scored) England 275-9 (Broad 11*, 12 balls, Finn 5*, 11 balls)
OverBallRuns
93b10Morkel to Broad
pitched up on the stumps, drives it to mid on
93b24good length on the stumps, knocks it to long on
93b30short length outside off stump, blocks it
93b40bouncer on the stumps, goes for a pull and misses
93b51yorker on leg stump, digs it out to mid wicket
93b60Morkel to Finn
bumper on off stump, looks to pull it and misses
End of over 94:(5 runs scored) England 280-9 (Broad 16*, 17 balls, Finn 5*, 12 balls)
OverBallRuns
94b10Abbott to Broad
short outside off stump, left alone
94b20good length on leg stump, blocks it
94b30on a length on off stump, turns it to leg side
94b40back of a length on the stumps, blocks it to mid wicket
94b50full on middle and leg stump, turns it to mid wicket
94b64short outside the off stump, cuts it to deep point
End of over 95:(4 runs scored) England 284-9 (Broad 20*, 23 balls, Finn 5*, 12 balls)
OverBallRuns
95b10Morkel to Finn
good length outside off stump, taps it to cover
95b20back of a length outside off stump, taps it to cover
95b30full length down the leg side, misses the flick, onto the pads
95b40short length on the stumps, ducks under it
95b51bouncer on the stumps, tries to turn it but misses
95b60Morkel to Broad
full length delivery on the pads, works it to deep fine leg
End of over 96:(1 run scored) England 285-9 (Broad 20*, 24 balls, Finn 6*, 17 balls)




OverBallRuns
End of over 97:(4 runs scored) England 289-9 (Broad 20*, 24 balls, Finn 10*, 23 balls)




OverBallRuns
DW Steyn comes on to bowl
96b10Steyn to Finn
good length outside off stump, blocks it to off side
96b20back of a length outside off stump, left alone
96b30full length on off stump, punches it to mid off
96b40good length on the stumps, knocks it to mid on
96b52fullish delivery outside off stump, outside edges it to deep third man
96b62fuller in length outside the off stump, drives it to sweeper cover
End of over 97:(4 runs scored) England 289-9 (Broad 20*, 24 balls, Finn 10*, 23 balls)
OverBallRuns
DL Piedt comes on to bowl
97b10Piedt to Broad
tossed up on the stumps, blocks it off the front foot
97b24full toss on the stumps, paddles it to deep fine leg
CricketArchive Oracles say that Stuart Broad has passed his previous highest score of 20 in Test matches at Durban
CricketArchive Oracles say that Stuart Broad has passed his previous highest score of 20 in first-class matches at Durban
97b32flighted ball on off stump, slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket
97b40full length outside off stump, pushes it to mid off
97b50fuller delivery outside off stump, drives it to cover
97b64pitched up on the pads, hammers it to deep backward square leg
End of over 98:(10 runs scored) England 299-9 (Broad 30*, 30 balls, Finn 10*, 23 balls)
OverBallRuns
98b10Steyn to Finn
short length on the stumps, goes for a pull and misses
98b20good length outside off stump, left alone
98b30pitched up outside off stump, taps it to cover
98b40good length outside off stump, taps it to cover
98b51fullish on off stump, tucks it to mid wicket
CricketArchive Oracles say that Steven Finn has passed his previous highest score of 10 in Test matches against South Africa
CricketArchive Oracles say that Steven Finn has passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches against South Africa
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 300 took 98.5 overs
98b61Steyn to Broad
good length outside off stump, cuts it to point
End of over 99:(2 runs scored) England 301-9 (Broad 31*, 31 balls, Finn 11*, 28 balls)
OverBallRuns
99b10Piedt to Broad
pitched up on off stump, knocks it to off side
99b21short length outside off stump, cuts it to deep cover
99b30Piedt to Finn
flighted ball on the stumps, blocks it to on side
99b40flatter delivery around off stump, misses the drive, onto the pads
99b50off break on off stump, leans forward and blocks it to on side
99b61flighted delivery on the stumps, works it to mid wicket
End of over 100:(2 runs scored) England 303-9 (Broad 32*, 33 balls, Finn 12*, 32 balls)
OverBallRuns
100b10Steyn to Finn
Full length ball on off stump, tries to block it and misses, onto the pads, huge appeal for lbw, umpire raises his finger, Finn takes the review, but in vain
Finn lbw b Steyn (12 runs, 33 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
CricketArchive Oracles say that Dale Steyn has taken 50 wickets in Test matches against England
CricketArchive Oracles say that Dale Steyn has taken 50 wickets in first-class matches against England
Last over 101:(0 runs scored) England 303 all out (Broad 32*, 33 balls)
10:26 GMT: End of innings
10:28 GMT: End of the session's play
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