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Match Day

5517dThe Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

England face their make-or-break moment

This is how it was meant to be all along - two ferociously well-matched teams, asking no quarter and giving none in return

5518dThe Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Trescothick wicket puts icing on South Africa's day

Marcus Trescothick's wicket to the final ball of the evening rounded off a fruitful day of fight, with a touch of finesse, for South Africa in the third npower Test at Trent Bridge

5518dThe Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

Into the hands of fate

After muttering under their breath about the state of the Trent Bridge pitch, South Africa lost two wickets in the opening over of the day, and a fretful Jacques Kallis shortly afterwards

5520dThe Wisden Verdict by Steven Lynch

Butcher's prime cut

It has been a familiar sight on the first day of all three Tests in this series: a left-hander pinging the ball to all parts