England in South Africa: Mark Wood shines in Johannesburg
Mark Wood starred with bat and ball to provide control of the fourth Test against South Africa on a delightfully enjoyable day in Johannesburg to England.
35 crashed out not with Stuart Broad that took England out in a stand of 82, then claimed 3-21 to help reduce the Proteas into 88-6.
England had previously been at risk of surrendering the initiative, losing three wickets for 11 runs within an slide to 318-9 later Joe Root and Ollie Pope both made.
They were placed back into the ascendancy from 8.2 overs of chaos brought on by Wood and Broad.
The vacationers followed up with a bowling screen, led to the pace of Wood, who had all Pieter Malan, Temba Bavuma along with nightwatchman Anrich Nortje captured borders off.
Some catching along with a wicket apiece encouraged wood for Chris Woakes, Sam Curran and Ben Stokes.
Leading by 312 runs leaves England. At 2-1 upthey require only a draw at The Wanderers, although success would mean they’ve won three Tests in a single series in South Africa for the first time since 1913.
After being ignored daily one Meanwhile, the Stokes was fined 15% of his match fee.
Stokes accepted an International Cricket Council charge of using an”an audible obscenity through an global match” and was given one demerit point.
More to follow.