Ollie Pope’s maiden Test century and another from the bat of the irrepressible Ben Stokes put England firmly in charge against South Africa on a dominant second day in Port Elizabeth.
Ollie Pope hit his maiden Test century in the third Test against South Africa, following Ben Stokes to three figures to put England in control at Port Elizabeth.
Ben Stokes continued his irrepressible run of form with a dominant century as he and Ollie Pope handed England full control of the third Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.
England will look to capitalise on good work from Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope when play resumes on day two of the third Test against South Africa.
England were pleased with their efforts on day one of the third Test in Port Elizabeth, confident that a late stand between Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope had tipped the scales back in their favour against South Africa.
Ben Stokes was cast in a familiar role on day one of the third Test against South Africa, charged with bailing England out of a tricky situation alongside Ollie Pope in Port Elizabeth.
Ben Stokes has been named men’s cricketer of the year in the International Cricket Council’s 2019 awards.
Head coach Chris Silverwood believes the future looks bright for his England side after their triumphant display in Cape Town.
There would be “significant player resistance” around the world if a shift to four-day Test matches was imposed, according to the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations.
England’s “golden nugget” Ben Stokes and his captain Joe Root both threw their support behind five-day Test cricket after a dramatic late victory over South Africa in Cape Town.
Ben Stokes bowled England to an epic fifth-day victory in the second Test at Cape Town, edging a compelling battle of wills with a defiant South Africa.