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ENGLAND 458(105.3 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 361(105 OVERS)1ST INNINGS ENGLAND 233(87.1 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
The England captain largely has the personnel to give expression to his dynamic leadership. His South African counterpart faces trickier circumstances
Ottis Gibson is expected to be named South Africa's new coach within days, with the ECB now seeing his departure as inevitable
The common consensus is that Morne Morkel deserved more than 19 wickets in the four Tests in England. A look at ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball stats throws more light on the matter
Our correspondent follows two South African teams about on the disappointing final legs of their respective tours
Russell Domingo conceded he will hand over an unfinished article to the person that succeeds him as South Africa's head coach, but hopes he has given them plenty to build on
Last time an England player scored 50+ and took 10+ wickets in a Test, before Moeen Ali in this match - Ian Botham v India at Wankhede.
Last time SA's top-4 accounted for less than 25 runs in a Test innings in England, at Headingley. Their top-4 have put only 24 runs in the 2nd inns of this Test.
Eng's score in the first sessions of this Test - 82/4 on Day 1, 101/5 on Day 2 and 63/7 on Day 4. In the other sessions of the day they have struck 394 runs for just 2 wkts.
No. of times Cook has been dismissed by Morkel in Tests, the joint-most by any bowler with Johnson. None of the other SA bowlers have got Cook more than 4 times.
Runs scored by Gary Balance in his last 9 innings . He has a top score of 28 in this period.
No. of Tests taken by Moeen Ali to complete 2000+ runs and 100+ wickets - the 5th fastest among 28 players to do so. For Eng, Tony Greig (37 Tests) is quickest.
No. of 50+ scores for Dean Elgar in 10 Test innings this year. No other SA player has hit more than 3 such scores.
No. of 100s for Amla in 2 Tests at Lord's, - 104* in 2008 & 121 in 2012. However, both came in 2nd inns of the Tests. At other Eng venues: 1 century in 5 Tests.
No. of consecutive Test innings without a fifty for Stuart Broad, before getting one in this game. His last such score was in Ashes 2013 at Trent Bridge.
No. of batsmen to make a bigger score on captaincy debut, than Root's 190 - Graham Dowling (239), Chanderpaul (203*) and Clem Hill (191).
England batsmen who have scored a Test century on captaincy debut, including each of the last four: Root, Cook, Pietersen and Strauss.