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South Africa vs England live score, day 2 at Port Elizabeth

South Africa vs England live score: World cricketer of the year Ben Stokes survived three reviews by South Africa as he and Ollie Pope regained the initiative for England on the first day of the third Test at St George’s Park on Thursday. England were 224 for four at the end of an attritional day during which South Africa had briefly claimed the advantage.

Pack your bags, but take it slow

In the 1980s, a young Italian, Carlo Petrini, lover of all things local, organiser of a folk festival, food critic of a few Communist newspapers, decided to defend the food of the Italian mamas served in neighbourhood cafés against mass-produced American burgers. The opening up of a McDonald’s in the heart of Rome had given him a jolt. He had visions of Italians wolfing down mounds of bread when, so far, they had been doing quite well eating the slow-cooked pastas and polenta or spearing a steak with a knife and coaxing meat onto the fork.

India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Rohit Sharma 46 runs away from going past Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in Rajkot

When all the focus was on the incoming delivery from the left-armer, India vice captain Rohit Sharma was done by a Mitchell Starc cross-seam delivery in the first ODI at Mumbai. In his attempt to hit it over the infield, Rohit had miss-timed the Starc delivery straight to David Warner at mid-off. Rohit is experienced and classy enough not to repeat the same mistake – he can’t afford it either – when India face Australia to keep the series alive in the 2nd ODI at Rajkot on Friday. If there was need of some added motivation for Rohit, then the India opener is inches away from becoming the third fastest to 9000 ODI runs.

Beyond Versova, coastal road leads to uncertainty

Even as the construction of phase one of the coastal road between Princess Street Flyover and Worli has picked up pace after the Supreme Court (SC) lifted the stay last month, there is no clarity on the route it will take from Versova to the western suburbs – whether the upcoming sea link will be extended or a road will be built. Result? Two government agencies are working on different plans for the stretch.

Stokes, Pope regain advantage for England in third Test

World cricketer of the year Ben Stokes survived three reviews by South Africa as he and Ollie Pope regained the initiative for England on the first day of the third Test at St George’s Park on Thursday. England were 224 for four at the end of an attritional day during which South Africa had briefly claimed the advantage.