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SOUTH AFRICA 335(96.2 OVERS)1ST INNINGS ENGLAND 205(51.5 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 343/9d(104 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Andrew Miller
Our correspondent follows two South African teams about on the disappointing final legs of their respective tours
England's recklessness in the name of positivity is a sign that the art of batting in the longest format is no longer given due attention
South Africa pull one back finally, and our correspondent is there to watch - while practising a bit of yoga on the side
Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Investec Test against South Africa at the Kia Oval after fracturing his left index finger.
South Africa's captain, Faf du Plessis, has a definite swagger, in a gum-chewing, cool-cat kind of way. But it is his grit, as a leader and batsman, that is helping him shape his own side
Overs faced by England in this Test. The last time they faced less than 100 overs in a home Test, getting all-out in both inns, was at Headingley in Ashes 2009.
Bairstow's average against Maharaj in this series. In 3 of the 4 inns he has got out to him scoring 36 runs off 68 balls. Against others: 86 off 143 with 1 dismissal.
Cook's average at Trent Bridge, his lowest at any home venue. In 17 innings he has just one fifty.
Highest target successfully chased by England, at MCG in 1928. The highest at Trent Bridge is 284, by Eng v NZ in 2004.
Last time Amla scored 50+ in both innings of an away Test - 80 & 118* in Dubai. Between 2008 and 2010 he had made the double 4 times in away Tests.
The partnership between Elgar and Amla, their first century stand in 27 innings in Tests. Their previous best was 78, also against England, in Cape Town last year
Runs for which England lost their last four wickets. Last time they lost their last 4 wkts for 6 or fewer runs at home was in 2013.
Gary Ballance's average in last 13 Tests and 24 inns, with just 2 fifties. In his first 10 Tests, he averaged 67.93 with 4 100s and 5 50s in 17 inns.
Last time England's openers aggregated fewer runs in a Test innings, than the 3 runs in this Test. In Faisalabad, 2005, both their openers had got ducks.
Cook's average against Philander - 52 runs, 5 wickets in 9 inns. It is the most Philander has dismissed any batsman in his career.
No. of wickets between Anderson and Broad in the 92 Tests they played together. Only one fast bowling pair has more wickets - 762 by Ambrose-Walsh in 95 Tests.
No. of 5-wkt hauls for Anderson at Trent Bridge, his most at any venue. No other bowler has more than 4 5-fors at this venue.
No. of times Amla has got out to Broad, the most to any bowler in Tests. He was out to Johnson 7 times. Amla averages 39.12 per dismissal against Broad.