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Jimmy Anderson praises Keaton Jennings for keeping calm under pressure as his Test place hangs in the balance - The Independent

With Keaton Jennings unbeaten on 34 overnight, batting to save his Test place, Jimmy Anderson praised the young opener for not being visibly burdened by the pressure he is under. Jennings now has his best score of the South Africa series so far, a ...and more »

Finding a solid and reliable opening partner for battling Dean Elgar has to be a priority for South Africa - The Independent

Moeen Ali's day five hat-trick was a wonderful way to round off the 100th Test at The Oval, a special venue for myself and the game in general. As with the other games in this series, The Oval's 100th game has been devoid of closeness – the margin of ...and more »

Keaton Jennings shows grit to boost England's lead against South Africa -

That's when you discover the mettle of a player. That's when the drama of cricket can be at its most compelling for a crowd wrapped in sweaters and jackets. That's how it was for Keaton Jennings yesterday, with every cricket lover in the land watching ...and more »

Mike Brearley: Ben Stokes could become best batting all-rounder in England history - The Times

How good is Ben Stokes? This is a perennial question about England all-rounders, I'm aware. And one that invites comparisons with the other wonderful quick-bowling England all-rounders of the past 50 years: Tony Greig, Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff ...and more »

Jonathan Agnew: Toby Roland-Jones' dream day - and why Fred Trueman would approve - BBC Sport

Toby Roland-Jones has had a dream day, a golden debut that will be talked about for years. When cricketers, or anyone in sport, burst on to the scene like he did on the second day of England's third Test against South Africa at The Oval, it is ...and more »

Mike Atherton: Out! Out! Out! Moeen Ali hat-trick for England gives crowd moments they'll never forget - The Times

The old ground had never seen anything quite like it. In one hundred Tests there had never been a hat-trick here, until now. And to finish the game, too. Moeen Ali became the first England spinner since Tom Goddard, in 1938, to take a hat-trick in Test ...and more »

Ben Stokes' spell reminded me of Andrew Flintoff, says Stuart Broad - The Times

England are closing in on victory in the third Investec Test match at the Kia Oval after ripping through South Africa's top order last night having set the touring side a record 492 for victory. Half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Tom ...and more »

England v South Africa: Moeen Ali hat-trick wraps up hosts' victory - BBC Sport

England's Moeen Ali took a hat-trick to wrap up a 239-run victory over South Africa in the third Test at The Oval. The off-spinner had Dean Elgar, who made 136, caught at slip, Kagiso Rabada dismissed in the same manner then trapped Morne Morkel lbw on ...and more »

Moeen Ali takes hat-trick to seal emphatic England win over South Africa - The Guardian

Second Test, day five: England 353 & 313-8 dec; South Africa 175 & 252 • England win by 239 runs and lead four-Test series 2-1. Vic Marks at The Oval. Mon 31 Jul 2017 09.34 EDT Last modified on Wed 21 Feb 2018 13.37 EST. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

Toby Roland-Jones: a thrilling throwback to the classic English seamer - The Independent

Toby Roland-Jones became the first cricketer with a double-barrelled surname to play for England since 1935 when he made his Test bow against South Africa at the Oval last week. His appearance, though, was a throwback in more ways than one. Bowling ...and more »