South Africa’s bowler Kagiso Rabada celebrates after dismissing England’s batsman Jonathan Bairstow for a duck. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP

With 29 scheduled overs of a rain-interrupted third day to go England were still in the Test, hanging on by the fingernails but with a sniff of a cha(...)

Kagiso Rabada took seven wickets for South Africa to remove England for 342 on day three in Centurion. Photograph: Getty

England’s chances of an unbeaten tour of South Africa took a hefty blow on day three of the fourth Test as 20-year-old tyro Kagiso Rabada ran through (...)

South Africa’s Stephen Cook celebrates his century on his  debut during the fourth  Test  against England at Centurion, South Africa. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Fourth Test, Day One: South Africa 329-5 Until Ben Stokes’s competitive spirit and Stuart Broad’s wonderful versatility began to pull England back in(...)

England’s Joe Root celebrates after scoring a century on day two of the third Test   at Wanderers Stadium  in Johannesburg.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Third test, day two: South Africa 313 lead England 238-5 by 75 runs There is a scene in the final series of Blackadder where the hapless Baldrick is (...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow looks down as he waits the results from the third empire with team member Moeen Ali during the second test against South Africa at Newlands. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/Getty Images

England 629-6 dec & 159-6; South Africa 627-7 dec The record books will show that this was a match that ended in a draw without the third innings(...)

Ben Stokes was 74* as England reached stumps on day one of the second Test against South Africa on 317-5. Photograph: Reuters

First Test Day one: England 317-5 (England win toss and bat first) Ben Stokes unleashed some powerful late hitting as England ended day one of the (...)

 South African bowler Dane Piedt celebrates dismissing England captain Alastair Cook during day three of the first Test match  at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

1st Test, Day 3: England 303 & 172-3 lead South Africa 214 by 261 runs England are firmly in the driving seat after three days at Kingsmead, a p(...)

Stuart Broad and his England  team-mates  appeal unsuccessfully for the wicket of  South Africa captain Hashim Amla during day two of the first Test at  Kingsmead Stadium in  Durban. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

1st Test, Day 2: England 303, South Africa 137-4 If there has been no more productive bowling combination for England than Stuart Broad and Jimmy And(...)

Yasir Shah celebrates after his unplayable delivery removed England’s Samit Patel. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistan are in the driving seat after three days of the final Test. A day of toil for England in which, not for the first time in this neck of the wo(...)

 James Taylor is unbeaten on 74 after the second day of the third Test match against Pakistan in Sharjah. Photograph: Getty

When it comes to batting, the word “busy” may have been coined especially for James Taylor. He does not do serene or languid. There is no violence to (...)