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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 »

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 »

Ben Stokes stars as South Africa's eight-ball collapse puts England on verge of victory in third Test - The Independent

Test cricket is a fickle mistress, the most maddening of games, a sport that beguiles and bedevils in equal measure with one bounce of a ball or a single wave of a blade. It is weird and wonderful and impossible to explain to an American and everything ...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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Moeen Ali spins England to victory over South Africa with dramatic hat-trick to leave them one up with one to play - The Independent

Moeen Ali is England's second spinner, or so says his coach at least, but his countrymen wouldn't swap him for anyone the world over after his dramatic hat-trick saw England through to victory in the third Test at the Oval. The all-rounder, oft ...and more »

South Africa require world record chase after Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root power England to imposing total - The Independent

South Africa require a world record 492 as England prepare to begin their quest for the 10 wickets they need to win the third Test at the Oval. Joe Root followed debutant Tom Westley to fifty for the ninth Test in row as the hosts amassed 313-8dec ...and more »