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South Africa vs England, First Test, Day 1

Updated: 26 December 2015 22:12 IST - Published: 26 December 2015 12:40 IST
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Stumps called early due to bad light. ENG end Day 1 at 179/4 with Compton unbeaten on 63. Play will start 30 minutes early tomorrow.
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Wicket: James Taylor's superb innings comes to an end, big appeal for caught behind off Steyn and he's gone for 70. England 174-4
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Fifty for James Taylor!
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Compton and Taylor bring up the 100 for England! Their stand has helped the visitors recover from 49 for 3.
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Okay, so play resumes under overcast skies with the floodlights on. Hopefully we have seen the last of rain interruptions for today.
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Another brief shower. And another disruption in play. We shouldn't be off for long though and the covers have already been taken off.
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Wicket: Piedt's first ball spins sharply and traps Root LBW for 24 despite a review from the right hander, England 49-3
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Dale Steyn so far this morning... Balls: 36 Dots: 31 Wickets: 2
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Hope the rain stays away for some time.
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"Lightning" stops play at Durban. England 12-1 in 6.1 overs.
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Nick Compton walks out to bat.
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Dale Steyn strikes. Alastair Cook gone for a duck. England 3-1 (Hales 2*)
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Alex Hales opens his account in Test cricket with a double.
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Kyle Abbott opens the bowling with Dale Steyn.
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Dale Steyn to bowl the first ball to Alastair Cook.
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Captains ready for the toss
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The toss has been delayed by 30 mins. The toss will happen at 1000 local time and 1330 IST.
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Not a good news first up. Rain gods are playing hide and seek game with just 30 minutes left for the toss.
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