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South Africa 475, England 318-8

There was a point during this session when it looked like England might struggle to pass the follow-on target. Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali steadied the ship, and once Woakes was out Broad came in and has been playing sensibly. Rabada has been the most dangerous bowler again, but it was Duminy with his part-time spin who removed Woakes in his first over.

This has been a longer than usual session because we had a rain break in the middle of it. It didn’t rain for long, but it was quite heavy and took a few minutes to dry out the pitch afterwards. It’s still fairly warm, though, so I and my possessions have dried quickly after our soaking!