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Alastair Cook bedded in after the loss of his partner

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Cook stands firm after Philander threatens England again

Recklessness was the charge laid against England after their double collapse at Trent Bridge, but rarely, if ever, has such an accusation been levelled against Alastair Cook

Mark Wood endured a frustrating day

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

England on the ropes as they begin long trek towards target of 474

South Africa squeezed the pulp from England's attack in the second Investec Test with a resolution that has set them up for victory at Trent Bridge, and potentially left a few psychological marks

Ben Stokes fell for a duck to Keshav Maharaj

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

South Africa take control after Root dismissal sparks collapse

Faf du Plessis had cause to anticipate a satisfying return to the Test captaincy as South Africa took a potentially decisive first-innings lead of 130

Stuart Broad had Hashim Amla caught on the hook

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

South Africa steady themselves after Lord's horror show

South Africa needed a response after their 211-run defeat in the first Test at Lord's and the memories were put behind them on an evenly-contested opening day at Trent Bridge

Mark Footitt in full flow for Surrey

County news

Footitt leaves Surrey and heads back home

Nottinghamshire have re-signed left-arm seam bowler Mark Footitt following his surprise release from Surrey midway through the season

Tamim Iqbal is in town

County news

Tamim Iqbal plays down abrupt Essex exit

Tamim Iqbal and Essex have determinedly played down the reasons for Tamim's abrupt abandonment of his stint at the county