South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn will sit out of the third Test against England in Johannesburg after failing to fully recover from the shoulder injury he sustained in the series opener in Durban.
Former England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham feels that Ben Stokes is a better player than he was at the age of 24 after smashing a record breaking double hundred against South Africa in the second Test in Cape Town.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has indicated that all-rounder Ben Stokes will be given the licence to play his natural game with the bat after having scored a record-shattering double hundred against South Africa.
South Africa picked as many as six wickets in the first two sessions of the final day giving the visitors a scare but Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow saw England through to safety with the gloomy weather finally ending the second Test in Cape Town as a draw.
South Africa declared after a maiden Test hundred from Temba Bavuma took their total to 627 for seven following which England safely negotiated six tricky overs to end day four of the second Test in Cape Town with an 18-run lead.
Hashim Amla signalled his return to form with an unbeaten 157 while AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit fifties to take South Africa's total to 353 for three at stumps on day three still trailing England by 276 runs in the second Test in Cape Town.
A record breaking double hundred from Ben Stokes and a maiden century from Jonny Bairstow helped England post 629 runs in their first innings following which Hashim Amla's unbeaten fifty guided South Africa to 141 for two at stumps on day two of the second Test in Cape Town.