There was one winning Lions team in the sporting world today - and an impressive one too as the England Lions' cricketers wrapped up a 257-run trouncing of South Africa A at Canterbury.
Jamie Overton took three wickets before the close after half-centuries from Mark Stoneman, Keaton Jennings and Nick Gubbins had set the Lions up for a declaration
England Lions stunned South Africa A with a late burst of six wickets in 16 overs to capitalise on a superb unbeaten century by Ben Foakes on a fluctuating second day of the first-class match in Canterbury.
Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings made their respective cases to partner Alastair Cook in the upcoming Test series against South Africa, but Haseeb Hameed went run-less
England are using the Lions' four-day match against South Africa as a shoot-out for a Test openers spot with Mark Stoneman, Nick Gubbins, Keaton Jennings and Haseeb Hameed all named
Liam Livingstone produced a violent maiden century in List A cricket with eight sixes as England Lions sealed their three-match series against South Africa A with a second successive win
Steven Finn and Dawid Malan shared the individual honours as England Lions took the lead in their three-match series against South Africa A
There are not many vacancies in South Africa's line-ups, but one of them could be opening in Test cricket. The 22-year-old Titans batsman might be the answer
James Vince has been named as captain of England Lions for their one-day series with South Africa A next month