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Stuart Broad gets a handshake for England's first wicket in 70 overs

England in South Africa 2015-16

Highveld provides England a new challenge

The Wanderers has a history of producing result-orientated Test cricket and for England there is the tantalising prospect of being able to secure a series victory

Ben Stokes jumps for joy on completing his hundred

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town

The No.6 doubles before Stokes

A list of the nine players who made double-centuries at No. 6 before Ben Stokes, including one from a limping Don Bradman

Ian Botham pulls Geoff Lawson


'Train? You're kidding'

Bat well, bowl well and catch well - that's how simple the game was for Ian Botham

Moeen Ali enjoyed a morning to savour

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 5th day

England surge to mighty 241-run victory

Inspired by Moeen Ali it took England just 24 overs to surge to an overwhelming 241-run victory on the final morning in Durban

Ben Stokes and Joe Root exchange a salute

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Finn puts England on course for victory

Steven Finn made the vital incisions for England as they remained on course for victory in the opening Test at Kingsmead. He claimed three wickets, continuing Hashim Amla's horror run of form and then snaffling Faf du Plessis in the dying moments of the d

Moeen Ali struck twice in consecutive overs

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

Root cements England's control against troubled SA

Three days into this series England hold a 261-run lead over a South Africa side riddled with problems, chief of which was another injury to Dale Steyn, after their batting had slumped in the morning session

Dean Elgar batted through to the close for 67 not out

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Broad keeps pressure on SA as Elgar shows bottle

Led by Stuart Broad, England kept the pressure on a fragile South Africa batting line-up to leave the opening Test fascinatingly poised after two days in Durban

James Taylor helped steady the innings

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Compton and Taylor counter Steyn's fired-up return

The opening day of the series in Durban started and ended with Dale Steyn's vein threatening to pop through his neck, but England did not allow the world's No. 1 bowler or team to overwhelm them

Jack Brooks, Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance and Ryan Sidebottom pose with the trophy

County news

Yorkshire open title defence at home to Hampshire

The Royal London Cup will begin earlier in the 2016 season, a subtle tweak to the county fixtures ahead of the more overarching restructuring of the domestic schedule which has been pushed back to 2017