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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

England cricket stars travel by Tube to South Africa Test match - Sky News

The England team are currently in the middle of a five-day Test match against South Africa at the Oval in south London. 13:44, UK, Saturday 29 July 2017. Stuart Broad described the journey at #morningcommute. Image: Stuart Broad used the hashtag ...and more »

England v South Africa: Roland-Jones shines on day two – as it happened - The Guardian

43rd over: South Africa 126-8 (Bavuma 34, Morkel 2) The light has dimmed again, so TRJ makes way for Moeen Ali. Bavuma keeps him out, and helps himself to a couple: his spirit has given his team a chance of avoiding the follow-on. And that's stumps.and more »

Moeen Ali delights in historic hat-trick after England's Test win - The Guardian

Spinner is the first man since 1958 to end a Test with a hat-trick • Joe Root praises man-of-the-match Ben Stokes's growing maturity. Ali Martin at The Oval. @Cricket_Ali · Email. Mon 31 Jul 2017 15.16 EDT First published on Mon 31 Jul 2017 14.30 EDT.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 »

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 »

Tonking it before tea, and double-barrelled exploits -

How many people have finished a Test with a hat-trick, as Moeen Ali did at The Oval? asked Richard Whitehead from England Moeen Ali's hat-trick to wrap up the match at The Oval yesterday was actually the fourth time a Test had been concluded in this way.and more »