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Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Eng 224-4

    Careful! The South Africa fielders are applauding Rabada but the batsmen are also punching gloves. The South Africa fast bowler gives one last big effort with a bouncer that gets big on Stokes. He middles it but it goes in the air. Four runs.

  2. Post update

    I'm a big fan of Kagiso Rabada always bowling in a long-sleeved short with the sleeves rolled up. It's a good look.

    Ollie Pope is grimacing a little and breathing heavier. I think he's looking forward to a rest.

  3. Eng 218-4

    Maharaj fails to find the bite of earlier in the day. Two overs to go.

  4. Tactics for Rock Paper Scissors

    It turns out the BBC's James Morgan has done all the work for us. In fact, he was six years ahead of the game.

    Read his article on how to win at Rock Paper Scissors...

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  5. Post update

    Spinner Keshav Maharaj is going to bowl a couple of overs before the close. He caused Stokes a lot of problems earlier.

  6. Eng 217-4

    Ben Stokes' head rocks back as he looks to the sky. I think he's annoyed he didn't time the ball better, rather than being frustrated at the type of shot he played. The world's best cricketer keeps the strike at the end of the over.

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Port Elizabeth

    This is not a pitch, for the moment at least, for the quicker bowlers. The new ball has come on to the bat a bit more. There has been pressure from Maharaj from one end and the seamers haven't really threatened that much.

  8. Post update

    Kagiso Rabada is back for one final burst.

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    Paul Farbrace

    Ex-England assistant coach on The Cricket Social

    Pope has played very well, all around the wicket.

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    Simon Mann

    The Cricket Social

    You could put Ian Bell alongside Ollie Pope in a split-screen. They look identical.

  11. Eng 216-4

    Stokes 31, Pope 38

    Ollie Pope just looks comfortable at Test level. He may not have scored a hundred in his six Tests but I have no doubt he'll get one eventually. He leaves a good ball from Philander and then, when the bowlers drifts onto the pads, he flicks him away for four.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on The Cricket Social

    This is a nice little partnership. It has blossomed.

  13. Eng 212-4

    We're three Tests into this series now and I don't think I've seen Anrich Nortje smile once other than when he takes a wicket. He's always scowling.

    And this will not help his mood. He bounces Stokes but on this slow pitch the England all-rounder pulls him from in front of his grille down into the ground and away for four.

  14. Eng 205-4

    Stokes 26, Pope 33

    Ollie Pope calls for a drink. We've got six overs left. This partnership is now worth a very important 56.

  15. Tactics for Rock Paper Scissors

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  16. Eng 204-4

    Could we see Bavuma in the final Test? Possibly with scores like that and he's scored a hundred against England before.

    It seems Ben Stokes is pulling down the shutters and locking up ready for the close.

  17. Eng 204-4

    Pope sees out another pacey over from Nortje. Nortje towers over 21-year-old Pope but he gets on top of the bounce in defence.

    Sweat is dripping off both the bowler and the batsmen. It has been hot.

  18. Post update

    Agreed. Here's young Ollie batting like he's in the Matrix.

    Ollie Pope