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England vs South Africa, 2nd Test: No-ball king Morne Morkel refuses to alter run-up

England vs South Africa, 2nd Test: No-ball king Morne Morkel refuses to alter run-up

When Morkel bowled Ben Stokes for 44 off a no-ball in the Lord`s Test against England, it was the 13th time that the lanky 32-year-old was denied a wicket by his tendency to plant his front foot beyond the popping crease.

WATCH: Morne Morkel floors Ben Stokes – with a huge no ball at Lord's

WATCH: Morne Morkel floors Ben Stokes – with a huge no ball at Lord's

After a poor start England fought back to post 329/5 after the end of 82 overs with skipper Joe Root unbeaten on 168.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: It's going to take a big team effort to knock over India, says Morne Morkel

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: It's going to take a big team effort to knock over India, says Morne Morkel

Sunday`s clash against the title-holders at the Oval has taken on added significance for the Proteas after a shock defeat by Pakistan at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

WATCH: In attempt to be cheeky, Pakistan's Azhar Ali hands Imran Tahir an easy catch at third man

WATCH: In attempt to be cheeky, Pakistan's Azhar Ali hands Imran Tahir an easy catch at third man

By bagging two wickets in the same over, Morkel got his side back in the game in attempt to defend the moderate total.

ICC Champions Trophy: Team can take lots of positives from England series, believes South Africa coach Russell Domingo

ICC Champions Trophy: Team can take lots of positives from England series, believes South Africa coach Russell Domingo

Having already lost the three-match series, the Proteas showed progressive improvement in the dead rubber which eventually can prove to be a big morale booster before their first Champions Trophy game against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday

ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa announce 15-man squad; Keshav Maharaj makes cut, Morne Morkel returns

ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa announce 15-man squad; Keshav Maharaj makes cut, Morne Morkel returns

The 26-year-old Maharaj has had an impressive debut season for the Test squad, and comes into the squad to bolster the spin options alongside Imran Tahir.

NZ vs SA: Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander's return bolster South African attack ahead of New Zealand Tests

NZ vs SA: Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander's return bolster South African attack ahead of New Zealand Tests

The pair are likely to join Kagiso Rabada in an impressive pace attack after the 21-year-old showed in the final one-day international in Auckland on Saturday that he was warming to New Zealand conditions.

Morne Morkel back in the South African Test squad after 13 months

Morne Morkel back in the South African Test squad after 13 months

Fast bowler Morne Morkel has been included in South Africa's squad for three Test matches in New Zealand starting on March 8.

Morne Morkel eyes comeback for South Africa's tour to England later this year

"I was told that I would never be able to play cricket again and it was a mental thing to go to the gym" : Morkel

Rohit Sharma hails MS Dhoni's decision to make him open in ODIs as career changing

Rohit Sharma hails MS Dhoni's decision to make him open in ODIs as career changing

Rohit, first opened in early 2013 against England during the home series, followed by a steady show in the Champions Trophy.

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Visiting Lankans play underdogs against Proteas

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Visiting Lankans play underdogs against Proteas

With De Villiers still not fit enough to face Sri Lanka in the Tests - he is targeting a return in the one-day series which starts in late January.

1st Test, South Africa vs New Zealand: Hosts vulnerable against improving Kiwis

1st Test, South Africa vs New Zealand: Hosts vulnerable against improving Kiwis

Kane Williamson, who has blossomed into one of the world`s top batsmen, started his reign as New Zealand test captain with two easy wins in Zimbabwe in recent weeks. 

IPL 2016: Read How Morne Morkel's wife trolled Dale Steyn in style!

IPL 2016: Read How Morne Morkel's wife trolled Dale Steyn in style!

Steyn uploaded a picture of Morkel with baby diapers in his hands and commented 'How times changed.'

IPL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant Gautam Gambhir helps Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 8 wickets

IPL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant Gautam Gambhir helps Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 8 wickets

Gambhir finished off the game in style by hitting a boundary off Karn Sharma to take the team to 146 for two with 10 balls to spare.

Big names missing from 2016 World Twenty20

Brendon McCullum and other big names in cricket who will miss the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India

ICC World Twenty20: Dale Steyn returns as South Africa snub Morne Morkel

ICC World Twenty20: Dale Steyn returns as South Africa snub Morne Morkel

South Africa's Morne Morkel was a surprise omission in the Proteas' squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. 

ICC World Twenty20: Ahmed Shehzad, Irfan Pathan, Stuart Broad and other biggies who were snubbed

ICC World Twenty20: Ahmed Shehzad, Irfan Pathan, Stuart Broad and other biggies who were snubbed

Certain key players from various nations will feel hard done by their omission.

South Africa vs England: Kagiso Rabada strikes as visitors crumbles to paltry 101 all out to lose fourth Test

South Africa vs England: Kagiso Rabada strikes as visitors crumbles to paltry 101 all out to lose fourth Test

Kagiso Rabada took 6-32 in the second innings for 13 wickets in the match.

4th Test: Kagiso Rabada's 7-up keeps Proteas in driving seat against England

4th Test: Kagiso Rabada's 7-up keeps Proteas in driving seat against England

England, set an unlikely target of 382 on a deteriorating pitch, were 52 for three at the close.

South Africa vs England, 4th Test: Kagiso Rabada takes seven as Proteas stretch advantage on Day 3

South Africa vs England, 4th Test: Kagiso Rabada takes seven as Proteas stretch advantage on Day 3

England were bowled out for 342 in reply to South Africa`s 475.