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Summary

  1. Philander and Morris came together at 235-6
  2. Seventh Test fifty for Philander
  3. Amla (78) and De Kock (68) put on 113 together
  4. Three wickets for Broad, two for Stokes
  5. Milestones: Anderson takes 300th wicket in England & Amla brings up 8,000 Test runs

Live Reporting

By Timothy Abraham and Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye...

    An intriguing day of old fashioned Test match cricket then, which has left the match nicely poised at the close on day one.

    Make sure you join us tomorrow at 10.30am (BST) for day two when we'll most likely see how England handle the pitch.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It was a momentum change in the day when England brought Dawson on. South Africa thought 'this is an opportunity' and then it puts pressure on the seamers.

    I don't know what this issue is with Moeen Ali he is bowling better than I have seen him.

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    In case you missed it, Hashim Amla also reached 8,000 Test runs at Trent Bridge.

    He was eventually removed by Stuart Broad though - caught in the deep by Mark Wood.

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    England's bowlers did have their moments today. Mark Wood in particular can feel particularly unlucky to come away wicketless. He bowled with hostility and aggression. Not least when he struck Heino Kuhn on the helmet with a bouncer.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I think England did bowl too short. The drives that went to the boundary went square so they were full but too wide. I don't think the bowlers hit off stump often enough.

    This partnership has given South Africa the day. I would much prefer to be in their shoes.

  6. 'We will be in with a chance tomorrow'

    England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow: "It is pretty even. We would have taken that last session. They were in front at tea so we will take four wickets in the final session. We will be in with a chance in the morning. The ball didn't do as much in the afternoon as the morning. We had some luck and needed it.

    "We were going to bowl anyway. Last time we played here we bowled bowled pretty well. They applied themselves well and credit to them."

    Asked if the England bowlers bowled too short: "I don't think so. We were trying to attack off stump. If you pitch it up too much you get driven for four."

    And asked about his catch: "It is something I have been working on so I am delighted to catch one down the leg side."

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    Summed up well by Michael Vaughan, really. England fought back well after lunch although a number of South Africa's middle order batsmen gave their wickets away rather than being undone by rip snorting deliveries.

    Batting certainly got easier as the day wore on. England can take comfort from the fact that they managed to nip out Hashim Amla for 78 given his propensity to make a big hundred when well set.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It has been a good day for South Africa. It started in a positive sense in winning the toss and batting first. Kuhn played nicely and Amla was at his solid best. In the afternoon it looked like they would post a big score but then the collapse after tea and the comeback from England. This partnership is 74 and they have just played sensibly.

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    South Africa will probably feeler the happier of the two sides overall. They had to work through a very tough opening period when the wisdom of captain Faf du Plessis' decision to bat first in overcast conditions will have inevitably have been questioned.

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    I think tomorrow will be good for batting. England will need to finish the innings early.

  11. Close of play - SA 309-6

    Philander 54 Morris 23

    Ben Stokes forces Chris Morris to play with a peach of a delivery to Chris Morris first up which nips away without finding the edge. Gasps from Jonny Bairstow behind the stumps.

    South Africa are able to milk a couple of singles to leave Morris on strike for the final deliver.

    The crowd cheer Stokes into the crease for the last ball of the day and this time it finds the edge of Morris' bat but it falls short of the slip cordon.

  12. SA 307-6

    An uneventful over from Mark Wood is safely negotiated by South Africa's batsmen. Six balls left in the day and Ben Stokes will bowl them.

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    We mentioned that Yorkshire are warming up for tonight's Roses T20 in football shirts in tribute to Bradley Lowery who died on Friday.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    The one criticism of England is that they have been slightly too short. One bowler that will certainly hit the right zones will be Philander.

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    Vernon Philander has been the main aggressor late in the day. Here's a clip of a crunching back foot shot off Stuart Broad which whistled to the boundary.

  16. SA 306-6

    Joe Root has turned to Ben Stokes in the hope England's talisman can wheedle one out before stumps. His first ball is too short and Vernon Philander pulls it for four. That takes South Africa past the 300 mark.

    A few balls later Philander guides one through the vacant third man region to bring up his half-century.

  17. SA 296-6

    Trent Bridge

    Mark Wood given a late burst, but he is unable to get any penetration.

    The sun is shining and batting looks considerably easier than when Faf du Plessis elected to make first use of the pitch at Trent Bridge.

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    The spinners have done a job but they have come on not expecting to take wickets. They have not bowled badly.

    Dawson puts it there or there abouts but doesn't really spin it. Moeen should have bowled more after last week.

    Broad's figures are excellent. They could have pitched it up a yard further but I thought South Africa batted well this morning.

  19. SA 295-6

    86 overs

    It looks like there are no real demons in this pitch now. Vernon Philander has made this look relatively easy and even feels confident enough to play a few strokes against Stuart Broad despite it being late in the day.

    Broad's first ball is biffed through the covers off the back foot by Philander. Two balls later he punches the ball down the ground and he and Chris Morris run three.

    A weary Broad grunts through his final two deliveries.

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    It is unusual for Jimmy to go over three an over. That suggests South Africa have played him well.