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Keaton Jennings and Tom Westley extend England's lead but rain halts progress against South Africa - The Independent

There was none of the tension here of day one, or the drama of day two, but England pushed further ahead at the Oval today for as long as the weather allowed them. This was not a classic day of Test cricket; it was not even a day. There were just over ...and more »

I grabbed Moeen Ali and lifted him 10 feet in the air... his hat-trick to win the third Test really was amazing - Daily Mail

Moeen Ali's hat-trick to win the third Test was amazing, wasn't it? Fairytale stuff. It's the first one I've been involved with in Test cricket and I couldn't be happier for Mo. To be the first man to take a Test hat-trick at The Oval — to clinch the ...and more »

England recall Steven Finn to replace injured Mark Wood for England's fourth Test against South Africa - The Independent

Steven Finn has replaced injured fast bowling colleague Mark Wood in the only change to England's squad for the fourth and final test against South Africa, starting on Friday at Old Trafford. Toby Roland-Jones made his debut in the third test victory ...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 »

England cricketers play too few first-class matches to be sure of their chances against Australia -

But perhaps one of the few benefits of the decline of Test cricket – or rather, the decline in the number of sides capable of sustaining the game at a high level over a long series – is that there will be less to squeeze in over the years ahead, and ...and more »

South Africa has a job on hand - The Hindu

The enforcer: Jonny Bairstow motored along to a 58-ball 63 on the fourth day to help England declare by Tea. Agence France-Presse. LONDON, July 30, 2017 21:51 IST. Updated: July 30, 2017 21:51 IST. more-in. England declares, sets the visitors a target ...and more »

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

THERE are happy sunshine days in Test cricket when heroes are smashing sixes into the stands – and then there are tough, grey, overcast days when rain continually threatens and a young batsman is fighting for his place in the England team. By Jim ...and more »

Jonathan Agnew: England must back up victory over South Africa - BBC Sport

Despite the grumbling at the criticism they received following the heavy defeat in the second Test against South Africa, England will have probably admitted in private that what happened at Trent Bridge wasn't good enough. Everybody sitting in the ...and more »

Moeen Ali hat-trick breaks records and seals England win - The Week UK

Moeen Ali became the first man to win a Test match with a hat-trick since 1902 when England beat South Africa by 239 runs at The Oval today. See related. The Ashes saved as Australian cricket resolves pay dispute · England World Cup triumph a ...and more »

Moeen Ali: I'm still England's second spinner -

Moeen Ali is the first English spinner to take a Test hat-trick since 1938 but in his own mind he still remains the team's second spinner despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary. The mind games around Moeen's role in the team are baffling but ...and more »