Saturday 15th July 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the second day of the second test at Trent Bridge between England and South Africa. England won the first test match by 211 runs. In a closely contested first day of this second test, South Africa reached 309 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.

The highlight of the day was a powerful 113 run partnership between Hashim Amla and the explosive Quinton de Kock. England wrestled back control and had the Proteas at 235 for 6 with Stuart Broad the pick of the bowlers, however South Africa finished strong with Vernon Philander and Chris Morris guiding themselves to 309 for 6 and seeing off a tricky 10 overs of the new ball in the meantime. Day two is set up excellently for a fascinating day of cricket.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go the Women's singles final at Wimbledon where Venus Williams clashes with Garbiñe Muguruza.

In Super Rugby it is the final round of fixtures for the regular season, after the excitement of the Lions tour, the all New Zealand clash between the Hurricanes and Crusaders in Wellington is the pick of the six games today.

In the AFL, there are five thrilling matches, the highlight is the top of the table Adelaide Crows visit to Melbourne to face the fifth placed Demons.

Stage 14 of the Tour de France gets underway, which sees riders head north from Blagnac to Rodez in a 181.5km hilly stage.

In the ICC Women's World Cup all eight countries are in action for the final round of group games - the top four teams will progress to the semi-finals.

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship final takes place in Georgia with Portugal up against England.

Whatever you are watching, enjoy!

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Photos by England Cricket; South Africa

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