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Summary

  1. Cook & Hales survive six overs
  2. Bavuma 102* - maiden Test century
  3. First black African to score Test ton for SA
  4. Amla 201, Du Plessis 88, Morris 69
  5. England drop eight catches in innings
  6. England lead 1-0 in four-match series

Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Right, that's it at the end of a historic day for South African cricket.

Maybe not a big day in the context of the match, but certainly huge for Temba Bavuma and the Proteas.

Can they push for victory tomorrow? Or will England repel the charge? Join us to find out.

'We'll rue those missed chances'

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace on Sky Sports: "The bowlers have worked incredibly hard - to be out there for 200 overs...

"We've done pretty well and created chances on a flat pitch. But obviously we're disappointed we've missed chances. We'll rue them."

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Rachel T: Excellent. England have been in the lead for the entire Test so far.

'I slept with my pads on'

Ben Stokes and Temba Bavuma shake hands
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More from South Africa's Temba Bavuma, who made 102 not out, on being padded up for 70 overs: "That was tough. I slept for some of those hours.

"Pressure is always there. As a young guy there is always pressure. I just tried to keep calm and use my opportunity. I want to make a mark on international level."

On the sledging from England's bowlers: "It was words of encouragement, if I could put in politely. It was almost like being back at school cricket with guys going hard at me for being small. But it enabled me to knuckle down and concentrate a bit harder."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Alastair Cook
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"England just have to bat sensibly. There is the opportunity now Amla has declared for the early batsmen to get a hundred and then they would go to Jo'burg with wonderful confidence. We know Cook is a big hundred man. Hales will be thinking he can get his first one."

'It's a special moment'

South Africa's Temba Bavuma, who became the first black African to score a Test century for South Africa, on Sky Sports: "It's a moment of cherish forever, especially here at Newlands, my favourite ground.

"I can't tell you what was going through my mind but there was a lot of emotion and relief. I've been wanting to cross that first Test hundred off.

"It's a special moment for my family too - they flew in from their holiday to be here in time."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"All the confidence came back to South Africa cricket this afternoon. They have been down but Bavuma has done wonders for South African cricket. They have had bowlers who have been black - Ntini was a wonderful bowler - but I think it's better a player is picked on ability and Bavuma has proved he has talent."

Bavuma's century was a wonderful moment, a lot of emotion from the man himself, the Newlands crowd and his parents watching on.

Soon after, South Africa declared, but the late wickets they were looking for didn't come. 

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Tattz: If England had opened with Barstow and Stokes, we'd have a 150-run lead by now.

Over and out

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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"If England had caught most of those chances they would have won the match. As a coach, sometimes say nothing. They're not bad catchers but they've had a bad day at the office - a really bad day. It's madness. You can't understand why; the players don't know why. It's best not to dwell on it. Move on."

It seemed like England would never part Amla - who moved to an 11-hour 200 - and Faf du Plessis, until three wickets fell for 10 runs. Bang, bang, bang.

Mop up the tail? Not with the obstacle of Temba Bavuma  and some very dodgy catching. 

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"It was a wonderful day for South Africa. Yesterday was slow - they were grinding out runs and trying to make sure they didn't lose - but today was different. By the middle of the day everyone was cheering South Africa and Bavuma put the icing on the cake."

A thrilling day? Not really, but memorable for a couple of reasons.

Hashim Amla's redemption, England's drops and Temba Bavuma's little bit of history.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Sometimes when you draw you think who has got the better of the draw. The way South Africa have fought back, with all their engine room back in the runs, it should serve them well going into the rest of the series." 

Close of play

Eng 16-0

England get to the close unscathed. We might not have moved any nearer to a result, but it's been special for Temba Bavuma and South Africa cricket.

As for tomorrow, the Proteas will hope that a couple of wickets can put the wind up the tourists.

Eng 12-0

Alex Hales
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A veteran move from the rookie Hales. A cheeky single on the leg side. "You face the last two balls, skipper..."

Eng 11-0

Last over of the day, Kagiso Rabada to bowl it...

While South Africa have been batting...

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Charlie Watson: For my birthday last year, I organised a Monopoly pub crawl, which involved having an alcoholic drink in a pub at each of the 26 named properties on the Monopoly board. We started at Old Kent Road at 10am and finished the 26th drink at Bond Street at half past midnight – 14.5 hours later!

Eng 11-0

Morkel gets his knees high as he pumps in towards Cook, the speedo pushing 90, the keeper's gloves getting battered. We have our answer to the nightwatchman question. Steven Finn is padded up, waiting with his helmet on. That is a rough gig, having to sleep on the square after bowling 39 overs.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"I wonder if Amla is thinking about putting the off-spinner on to Alastair Cook, there is a hint of rough outside the left-hander's off-stump."

Eng 11-0 (lead by 13)

Dean Elgar reacts to a close chance
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If Bavuma had caught this, I'd have been asking him to walk on water. Under the lid at short leg, off the face of Hales' bat, flying past Bavuma's dive quicker than a hiccup. When Rabada gets too short, Cook swivels on a hook for four. Two, maybe three overs left in the day.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"I will say that England generally do it the hard way. They have for many, many years, including in my day."

Eng 5-0 (lead by 7)

Morkel, the giraffe, slants the ball across Cook, who shows good judgement of where the off stump is. There's some lengthy shadows lying across the Newlands turf, showing us that evening is drawing in. Ooohhh, that's good, Cook's grope beaten. Testing times for England. 

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"We are only two overs into this innings but there is nothing through the air. There has been no swing throughout the match and I can't imagine it is going to suddenly start now. It would certainly be very bad luck for England if it did."

Eng 5-0 (lead by 7)

I wonder if England have nightwatchman padded up? I wonder who it would be? Let's say Nick Compton wants one and Steven Finn gets asked. Might he reply with "remember when you dropped Amla when I was bowling? Do your own batting, Compo." Compton actually has got his pads on, watching as Cook defends Kagiso Rabada.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Alastair Cook has not a score yet in this series but this is particularly important for Alex Hales in only his second Test match - this is a whole new mental test for him."

Eng 4-0 (lead by 6)

Cook is away with a nudge on the leg side, then Alex Hales does the same to pick up a couple. Despite this match being a runfest for four days, it feels different now. The evening, the shadow, the new ball, the fresh bowlers. It's a time to be bowling.

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Mark Simmerson: England gain a valuable first-innings lead.

Sam Greenway: Who declares when they still behind? Crazy decision.

Eng 0-0

Right then, a tricky period for England starts now. They have 23 minutes to survive. Morne Morkel, who has had his feet up for three days, has the ball. Alastair Cook is surrounded by catchers.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"When you've got players like De Villiers in your side who can chase anything down quickly, South Africa just have to find a way of taking 10 wickets. Unless England really panic and are completely frazzled mentally, there shouldn't be enough in the pitch. But at least South Africa have got back in the series and shown fight - and all their batsmen are in form."

Are you slightly fearful about how it could go for England tonight? Imagine if they lose a couple before the close. Could set up a wobbly final day.

How's stat?!

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"England bowled 11 wides, the most they have conceded in a Test innings."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"It's a really good move. The England openers Hales and Cook would been watching that deficit reducing thinking, 'Do we want 25 minutes tonight? No, not really.' Now they have got 25 minutes facing Morne Morkel, who has been resting for what feels like about five weeks. Now it's all about the minds of the England players who have been fielding for such a long time."

England are two runs ahead

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Thunderous applause for Temba Bavuma as he leaves the field, raising his bat to all corners of the ground. He is no doubt taking some pats on the back in the South Africa dressing room right now.

Down the hall, there's chaos in the England changing room. Kit being thrown everywhere. Alex Hales: "Where's my thigh pad?!" Probably.

South Africa declare on 627-7

Hashim Amla has seen enough. He gives a wave to bring his batsmen in, the Proteas two runs behind. The home side fancy a little bash at this tired England team tonight. After an eternity in the field, the pressure will be on the tourists for 20 minutes or so tonight.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Alastair Cook
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"If I am an opening batsman for England I want South Africa to keep batting here!"

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At time this Test match has meandered, but it's provided us with some wonderful moments. Stokes' brutality, Bairstow's emotion, Amla's redemption and Bavuma's little piece of history.

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