Bairstow out for 99 in Sth Africa 4th Test

Olivier picked up the lone wicket to fall in the first session

Olivier picked up the lone wicket to fall in the first session

England already leads 2-1 and has a second successive series win over South Africa, and first at home since 1998, in sight to start the tenure of new captain Joe Root.

England denied any formal approach had been made for the 48-year-old Bajan, who previously coached his native West Indies and is in his second spell in the European Central Bank set-up, but it seems highly likely that picture will change next week.

A brilliant 99 from Jonny Bairstow has led England to a first-innings total of 362 against South Africa on Saturday's second day of the deciding fourth Test at Old Trafford. He picked up the wicket of Dean Elgar for a duck before lunch, trapping the South African opener lbw with just his third delivery.

However, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said that they have not been contacted by Cricket South Africa and won't entertain any offers until the ongoing four-Test series against the Proteas concludes on Tuesday.

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Ali, coming in at No. 8, counterattacked convincingly, hitting eight fours and three sixes in his 67 from just 59 balls.

Hashim Amla looked in good shape, but after making 30 runs off 35 balls, he edged a leg-side delivery from Toby Roland-Jones to Bairstow.

The day begun promisingly for South Africa who had made quick progress in the morning session, picking up three early wickets to have England at 312 for nine.

The fourth Test match of the series is being played at Old Trafford in Manchester.

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Domingo's contract runs out at the end of this season and the position was advertised by Cricket South Africa (CSA) with Domingo reapplying for the role.

England now lead by 360 runs and have gone off for rain, but there will still be concerns surrounding the top order heading into the Ashes series this winter.

Tom Westley has looked very composed in his own introduction to Test cricket at No3 but his potential weakness outside off-stump was again exposed by Morne Morkel today and needs a big score against West Indies to prove to himself that he is capable of belonging in exalted company.

Another individual who may find his involvement with England end with the series, temporarily at least, is Keaton Jennings.

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Alastair Cook went in the seventh over, attempting a cover drive, but his thick edge flew to Theunis de Bruyn, who comfortably pocketed the catch at gully.

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