Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Mon 15 Apr 2024 Analysis: Why the Cape Town draw was a much-needed result for South Africa The series scoreline may still read that England lead the four-match series 1-0. There was no come-from-behind triumph for South Africa at Cape Town, Newlands Cape Town Test: South Africa displayed excellent resolve on Day 4 When Day three came to an end, South Africa had batted themselves into a reasonably comfortable position. Although they scored just a little over 200 runs, they had lost only a solitary wicket throughout the day Cape Town Test Day 3: England rue missed chances as Amla shines The third day of the Cape Town Test at Newlands began with South Africa having only one goal in hand – to bat as long as possible, and lose as few wickets possible Cape Town Day 2 in numbers: Sensational Stokes, serene Bairstow England dominated day two of the Cape Town Test, smashing 629 for 6 as the visitors were in command. Ben Stokes made a sensational 258 while Jonny Bairstow registered his maiden hundred Cape Town Test: Stokes' blast puts England ahead after Day 1 Having won the first Test against South Africa comprehensively, England went into the New Year Test at Cape Town with their noses ahead. The Proteas are known to fight back hard from tough situations, and nothing different was expected of them at Newlands.