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Sport Pope notches maiden Test ton

17:05  17 january  2020
17:05  17 january  2020 Source:   skysports.com

Lyon takes five to leave Australia on top

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At 23, the precociously talented Virat Kohli defied Australia's bowlers - and some niggle on 99 after a near run-out - to post his maiden Test century in

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a close up of a man throwing a ball: Ollie Pope, England, maiden Test century vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth © Getty Ollie Pope, England, maiden Test century vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth

Ollie Pope notched a maiden Test hundred as England pressed home their advantage over South Africa on day two of the third Test, reaching tea 426-8. 

Ben Stokes (120) too hit a hundred, his ninth in Tests, sharing in a 203-run stand for the fifth wicket with Pope (106no) as South Africa's bowlers toiled.

Stokes signalled his intent early in the day, taking on Kagiso Rabada, who it has emerged is banned for the fourth Test by the ICC for his overzealous celebration of Joe Root's wicket on day one. Stokes feasted on a couple of short balls, pulling them to the midwicket fence to bring up his fifty.

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Jos Buttler struck his maiden test century as both he and Stokes formed a defiant partnership at the crease, scoring 162 runs. Though with Buttler's dismissal came a change in the tide as England lost four wickets for just 10 runs. India's bowlers started to dominate, in particular Jasprit Bumrah, who has

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He also attacked spinner Keshav Maharaj, who had tied England down during an epic 30-over spell on day one, striking a couple of glorious slog-sweeps into the stands as 33 runs were plundered from his first six overs.

Both Stokes and Pope had minor scares in the morning session, with Stokes edging Anrich Nortje through the slip cordon when on 56 and Pope given out lbw to Dane Paterson on 74 - overturned on review.

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They made the most of their second chances, Stokes bringing up his century before lunch, while Pope had to wait until just before tea for his - patiently creeping up in the 80s and 90s to the landmark.

England lost four wickets in the afternoon session as they looked to press on for quick runs; Stokes gifted Dane Paterson his first Test wicket, firing a wide ball to cover point, Jos Buttler (1) fell cheaply, tamely chipping the ball back to Maharaj, Sam Curran (44) holed out at deep midwicket after an enterprising cameo, while Dom Bess (1) departed on the stroke of tea.

Sibley: I want more Test hundreds

  Sibley: I want more Test hundreds England opener Dom Sibley says his maiden Test century against South Africa has only fuelled his desire to follow it up with more international hundreds. Sibley, who is playing in his fourth Test, completed his ton on the fourth morning at Cape Town and went on to finish unbeaten on 133 before England declared, setting their hosts a daunting victory target of 438.Now the 24-year-old Warwickshire batsman has his sights set on reaching three figures again during the two remaining Tests in the series - also live on Sky Sports Cricket later this month.

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