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6th January 2020,
Updated: 6th January 2020,
James Anderson didn’t let age get in the way of dismissing South Africa on the third day.
In Jofra Archer’s absence, Anderson has impressed for Joe Root’s men after a disappointing first Test and in Cape Town, the 37-year-old claimed his 28th five-wicket Test haul as the hosts went for 223 before England closed on 218-4.
Dom Sibley also earned praise for his part and Gareth Batty, in Cape Town with talkSPORT’s commentary team, said it was brilliant seeing him do it on the big stage.
“He, with Joe Root, has put England in a wonderful position,” he said.
“I’ve spoken to him a few times and he was feeling pressure because he’s used to scoring runs. He has the game for international cricket – 100 per cent.”
talkSPORT 2 has been bringing you full coverage of the match, with England legend Kevin Pietersen among the stellar line-up in the commentary box at the PPC Newlands Cricket Ground.
England vs South Africa: How to listen
Every match of the tour will be live on the talkSPORT network and you can catch exclusive commentary of the second Test on talkSPORT 2.
Coverage of day four begins with Mark Butcher at 7:30am UK time, with the action getting under way at 8:30am.
You can listen to all the action by clicking here or clicking the radio player below.
England vs South Africa: Squads
England Test squad: Joe Root (capt), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope (wk), Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Dom Bess.
South Africa Test squad: F Du Plessis (capt), T Bavuma, Q De Kock (wkt), D Elgar, B Hendricks, K Maharaj, P Malan, A Markram, Z Hamza, A Nortje, D Paterson, A Phehlukwayo, V Philander, D Pretorius, K Rabada, R Second (wkt), R Van Der Dussen.
England vs South Africa: Tour dates
- December 26-30, 1st Test, Centurion – South Africa won by 107 runs
- January 3-7, 2nd Test, Cape Town (08:30 GMT start)
- January 16-20, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth (08:00 GMT)
- January 24-28, 4th Test, Johannesburg (08:00 GMT)
- January 31, v SA Invitation XI, Paarl (08:00 GMT)
- February 1, v South Africa A, Paarl (08:00 GMT)
- February 4, 1st ODI, Cape Town (d/n) (11:00 GMT)
- February 7, 2nd ODI, Durban (d/n) (11:00 GMT)
- February 9, 3rd ODI, Johannesburg (08:00 GMT)
- February 12, 1st Twenty20 international, East London (d/n) (16:00 GMT)
- February 14, 2nd Twenty20 international, Durban (d/n) (16:00 GMT)
- February 16, 3rd Twenty20 international, Centurion (12:30 GMT)
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