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Live Reporting

Sam Drury

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Bens Stokes and Foakes have since moved England into the lead with the skipper slog-sweeping Simon Harmer for six.

    However, whether he is able to repeat that shot with this knee concern remains to be seen.

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    Video caption: Stokes slog-sweeps Harmer for six
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    Anrich Nortje has got both wickets for South Africa today. The second of them came with an absolute beauty to end a gutsy knock from Zak Crawley.

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    Video caption: Nortje claims Crawley wicket
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    It's been a fascinating first hour this morning. Jonny Bairstow started positively for England but he was the first man out, edging Anrich Nortje to slip one short of a half-century.

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    Video caption: 'Perfectly placed!' - Bairstow hits four off Rabada

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    Video caption: 'Huge wicket!' - Bairstow falls to Nortje on 49
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    Daniel Norcross

    BBC Radio

    I think it's the knee he hurt in the Trent Bridge run chase. He's just jarred it. It's a deep concern for his batting, and bowling in the second innings. Has he just popped it?

  5. Eng 173-5

    Lead by 22

    Oh dear. Stokes is down and holding his knee. He ran a quick single to end the over and he doesn't seem to turn sharply but he pulled up quickly.

    It's drinks and the physio will come on to take a look. Worrying for England.

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    Dave Foot: Stokes and Foakes must go with confident strokes, not timid pokes.

  7. Not out

    Eng 170-5

    It pitched in line but it's umpire's call on impact and just sliding down leg.

    Close but South Africa lose a review. They've got two left.

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    Daniel Norcross

    BBC Radio

    Simon Harmer liked that appeal. He was bouncing up and down on the spot!

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    Vic Marks

    Former England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    That's partly because they have three reviews in the bag, and it's Ben Stokes. I think Stokes would be fuming, but it looks like it pitches outside leg.

  10. South Africa review

    Eng 170-5

    Harmer raps Stokes on the front pad and South Africa go up. It's a big appeal but it dies down quickly.

    Despite that, Elgar decides it's worth a review.

  11. Eng 170-5

    How did that miss? Ngidi's first ball jags back and cuts Foakes in half. Somehow it didn't bowl the England keeper.

    A very good start from the South Africa seamer. A maiden.

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    Another bowling change. Nortje is done for the time being and Lungi Ngidi is on for his first bowl of the day.

  13. Eng 170-5

    Stokes 13, Foakes 13

    An interesting first over from Harmer but it's a fruitful one for England, 11 runs from it.

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    Vic Marks

    Former England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    It wasn't the worse ball in the world from Simon Harmer - as a member of the off-spinner's union it never is when they slog sweep you!

  15. Eng 170-5

    Lead by 19

    Harmer v Stokes, you say? It's round one to the England captain!

    First ball he faces from the spinner, he's down on one knee and slog-sweeps for six. This is going to be fun.

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    Video caption: Stokes slog-sweeps Harmer for six
  16. Eng 163-5

    It's a gift from Harmer to start. A full toss and Foakes thumps it wide of mid-off for four.

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    This could be interesting. Simon Harmer is coming on. What can the off-spinner produce? He'll want to bowl at the left-handed Stokes but it is Foakes on strike for now.

  18. Eng 159-5

    Lead by eight

    Lovely shot. Ben Stokes gets his front foot out, not quite to the pitch of the ball but uses every bit of his reach to thump a full delivery away through the covers.

    The slow outfield means the chasing fielder is kept interested until the last but the ball just wins the race. Four runs.

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    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    What an Test match this. The fate of it could even hinge on this Ben Stokes innings. A lead of even 60 might be crucial for England, although would still be a sweaty fourth-innings chase. Right at this moment South Africa, you feel, would like to have a fourth seamer here. The big tall left-armer Marco Jansen was left out in favour of a spinner.

  20. Eng 154-5

    Lead by three

    England are ahead! It's a streaky shot from Foakes, reaching outside off and getting an inside edge that wrong-foots Verreynne and scuttles away to the boundary.