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Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's it for today. England have played well but there's still a lot of work to do.

    Scroll down for reaction and click here for full details of day three.

    We'll be back tomorrow at 07:45 GMT.

    Dom Bess`
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    More from Dom Bess: "Seeing how good Stokesy was in Cape Town, it was just one of those days. It is good we were creating chances.

    "As long as we control the rate, get one of those two we are right in it. Hopefully we can enforce the follow-on."

  3. 'I am hunting for more wickets'

    England spinner Dom Bess, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was awesome. To bowl overs, I love bowling so for me to have that responsibility and to back it up is something for me that is very important. It gives me confidence to get that under my belt. There are four more [wickets] out there. I am hunting for them.

    "No I certainly didn't [think he'd be here few weeks ago]. It is funny how cricket comes around. I had a month in India with [Richard] Dawson and [Rangana] Herath. I thought I would have a nice Christmas at home with the family but have flown out here. It is unfortunate for Leachy but that is how opportunities come. Hopefully it is the start of something longer."

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    Tymal Mills

    Sussex bowler on The Cricket Social

    It was a brilliant start to the day for Dom Bess. Nobody can ever take that Test-match five-for away from him.

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    SMS Message: Stokes is overrated. Shouldn't be at slip. from Derrick, Newark
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    Tim Murtagh

    Middlesex & ex-Ireland bowler on The Cricket Social

    The safety blanket in the back of their mind will be the hard new ball will be ready in the morning. The fast bowlers should be pretty fresh. If they get one of these two out, the other three could happen pretty quickly.

  7. Is Stokes fit?

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Port Elizabeth

    Every time we ask the question about Ben Stokes' fitness, we are told he is fit to bowl. It's impossible to get to the bottom of what is going on. But there does seem to be a real reluctance to bowl him. I don't know why it has taken 61 overs to get him on today - and then he comes on and gets a wicket. Why he's suddenly fit to bowl one moment and not earlier on, I don't know.

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    Can I just double check you're joking? Those three drops do put a little downer on the day.

    Ben Stokes
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    SMS Message: Time to surely drop Ben Stokes now? from James, Surrey
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    Tim Murtagh

    Middlesex & ex-Ireland bowler on The Cricket Social

    There will be slight frustration for England - they would liked to get a few more wickets today.

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    Joe Root might be a little nervous as he climbs into bed tonight. His team have had a good day but if they can't enforce the follow-on then they might run out of time to force the win.

    It'll be another big day tomorrow.

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    Jonathan Trott

    Ex-England batsman on The Cricket Social

    Yesterday we were talking about how fanastic Ben Stokes played. Today he will be going to bed thinking about how he dropped three catches.

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    Dom Bess leads England off. He finishes the day with 5-51.

  14. Close of play - SA 208-6

    Trail by 291

    The change of ball doesn't work for England. That's the end of the day.

    After the rampant start England might be a little frustrated but it's still a very good day for them.

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    Jonathan Trott

    Ex-England batsman on The Cricket Social

    This is interesting. It might bounce or skid on. It could be a stroke of genius from Joe Root.

  16. New ball

    England take the new ball with three balls to go to try and get in the batsman's head. Stuart Broad will be grumpy if this gets bashed for four.

  17. SA 207-6

    Philander survives the first three balls. Three to go.

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    Tim Murtagh

    Middlesex & ex-Ireland bowler on The Cricket Social

    That is the toughest of Stokes' chances - he would have expected to catch the other two.