Close of Play

  • Tue, 15 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 470/7 (MM Ali 33*, CR Woakes 10*, 88 ov)
  • Wed, 16 Dec - day 2 - England 2nd innings 99/3 (JE Root 26*, GS Ballance 6*, 30 ov)
  • Thu, 17 Dec - day 3 - South African Invitation XI 2nd innings 5/0 (2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Rain frustrates England preparations

    England's hopes of narrowing down their bowling options ahead of the Boxing Day Test were thwarted by a spectacular thunderstorm that wiped out the final afternoon of their opening warm-up game at Potchefstroom

  • Hales 'under pressure' after twin failures - Dala

    Alex Hales failed for the second time in consecutive innings on the second day of England's three-day warm-up match at Potchefstroom

  • Hales fails again after bowlers thrive

    England's bowlers enjoyed a productive work-out on the second day at Senwes Park but Alex Hales missed a second opportunity to make his case at opener

  • Stokes declares fitness after big hundred

    Centuries from James Taylor and Ben Stokes helped England recover from a shaky start to post an imposing 470 for 5 on the first day of their opening warm-up match in South Africa

  • England cruise on Taylor and Stokes hundreds

    Centuries from James Taylor and Ben Stokes helped England recover from a shaky start to post an imposing 470 for 5 on the first day of their opening warm-up match in South Africa