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Pope strokes maiden century on a dream day for England

1 month ago   |   By Cricket365

Ollie Pope's maiden Test century and another from the bat of the irrepressible Ben Stokes put England firmly in charge against South Africa on a dominant second day in Port Elizabeth.
The tourists declared on 499 for nine and closed having reduced the Proteas to 60 for two, a commanding position built around two brilliant knocks from men at different stages of their journeys.
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Pope announced himself as a worthy recipient of the ‘next big thing' tag he has been handed with an wonderful, unbeaten 135 in just his ninth Test innings, while...
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‘Amazing' - Ollie Pope reacts to scoring maiden England century in third South Africa Test

‘Amazing' - Ollie Pope reacts to scoring maiden England century in third South Africa Test

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Ollie Pope scored a century as England took charge of the third South Africa Test
Ollie Pope says he was inspired by the success of Dom Sibley and Surrey team-mate Ben Foakes after scoring his maiden Test century for England against South Africa.
Pope, 22, has enjoyed a brilliant start to his international career and scored back-to-back fifties before reaching three figures for the first time in an England shirt on day two of the third Test in Port Elizabeth.
The Surrey batsman, who averages almost 60 in first-class cricket, shared a stunning 203-run partnership with fellow centurion Ben...
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Ollie Pope scores maiden Test century as Stokes and England take control against South Africa on day two

Ollie Pope scores maiden Test century as Stokes and England take control against South Africa on day two

1 month ago   |   By The Sun


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England on top after Ollie Pope's maiden century and two wickets from Dom Bess

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

• Third Test day two: England 499-9 dec; South Africa 60-2
• Ollie Pope scores unbeaten 135 and shares stand of 203 Now for the tricky bit. England's pursuit of 20 South African wickets in this match has begun and it will require much hard graft and ingenuity plus the standard of support in the field that was to the fore in Cape Town for them to win this match. But they made significant inroads in the closing overs. By then South Africa were 60 for two and a long way adrift of England's total of 499 for nine declared. Joe Root had been able to declare early in the final session thanks to...
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Pope achieves maiden Test century as England dominate second day to leave South Africa chasing 439

Pope achieves maiden Test century as England dominate second day to leave South Africa chasing 439

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

PAUL NEWMAN IN PORT ELIZABETH: Little is certain in elite sport but England will be as sure as they could possibly be now that Ollie Pope will go on to become their next great Test batsman.
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