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WATCH: Quinton de Kock takes one-handed blinder to dismiss England skipper Joe Root

WATCH: Quinton de Kock takes one-handed blinder to dismiss England skipper Joe Root

Looking at the game, England finished up day one action losing four and scoring 171 in total. Cook stands at 72 off 161 deliveries with Ben Stokes to accompany him.  

WATCH: Chris Morris' lethal bouncer, Quinton de Kock's acrobatics lead to Alastair Cook's dismissal

WATCH: Chris Morris' lethal bouncer, Quinton de Kock's acrobatics lead to Alastair Cook's dismissal

England presently lead the four-match series 1-0, but as the situation stands, they look likely to see the Proteas go level.

England vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Visiting Proteas survive difficult periods to 309-6 on Day 1

England vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Visiting Proteas survive difficult periods to 309-6 on Day 1

England still leads the four-test series after a convincing 211-run win at Lord's in the first game.

ENG vs SA, 1st Test: All-round England beat South Africa by 211 runs with more than a day to spare at Lord's

ENG vs SA, 1st Test: All-round England beat South Africa by 211 runs with more than a day to spare at Lord's

The Proteas, set 331 to win, collapsed to 119 all out inside 37 overs. The result meant Joe Root, who made 190 in the hosts' first innings 458, enjoyed a resounding victory in his first Test as England captain, with his side now 1-0 up in this four-match series.

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Alastair Cook fifty helps hosts take complete control on Day 3

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Alastair Cook fifty helps hosts take complete control on Day 3

England were 119 for one in their second innings at stumps on the third day, a lead of 216 runs in this opening match of a four-Test series.

ICC #CT17, IND vs SA: Ravichandran Ashwin against southpaws will be a preferred choice, feels South Africa coach Neil McKenzie

ICC #CT17, IND vs SA: Ravichandran Ashwin against southpaws will be a preferred choice, feels South Africa coach Neil McKenzie

With three left-handers in Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy and David Miller in the top six, it is imperative that Ashwin who can turn the ball away, would get a look in.

Michael Vaughan picks his Champions Trophy Dream XI; Virat Kohli only Indian selected

Michael Vaughan picks his Champions Trophy Dream XI; Virat Kohli only Indian selected

In their prediction of the tournament, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Shaun Pollock were in agreement that the last four will be made up of England, Australia, South Africa and India.

England vs South Africa, 2nd ODI: Ben Stokes, Mark Wood seal series win with thrilling 2-run win

England vs South Africa, 2nd ODI: Ben Stokes, Mark Wood seal series win with thrilling 2-run win

The series, a warm-up for the Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales that starts next week, concludes at Lord`s on Monday.

WATCH: Super 'flexible' man AB de Villiers UNDONE by monster delivery from Liam Plunkett in England-South Africa 2nd ODI match

WATCH: Super 'flexible' man AB de Villiers UNDONE by monster delivery from Liam Plunkett in England-South Africa 2nd ODI match

With today's win, England have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series in what would many believed to be Three Lions' perfect warm-up to the ICC Champions Trophy campaign at home next month.

Quinton de Kock shone as South Africa beat Sussex in first warm-up game

Quinton de Kock shone as South Africa beat Sussex in first warm-up game

South Africa have another warm-up game at Northampton before facing England in the opening ODI on Wednesday.

CSA Awards: Wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock sweeps top honours at gala event

CSA Awards: Wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock sweeps top honours at gala event

De Kock was largely speechless as he accepted the award, merely thanking his team mates for the spirit that augured well for the ICC Champions Trophy in England next month.

IPL 10: Delhi Daredevils name Marlon Samuels as replacement for injured Quinton de Kock

IPL 10: Delhi Daredevils name Marlon Samuels as replacement for injured Quinton de Kock

Samuels, who has played 71 Tests, 187 One-Day Internationals and 55 T20Is, is regarded as one of the finest hitters in the shortest format of the game.

#IPL2017: Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer ruled out of first few matches due to chicken pox

#IPL2017: Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer ruled out of first few matches due to chicken pox

Delhi Daredevils have already lost Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy for the entire tournament, while Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews will miss majority of the season due to a hamstring injury.

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid rues absence of Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid rues absence of Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy

Duminy has cited personal reasons for pull-out while De Kock has a fractured finger sustained during the Test series against New Zealand at Wellington.

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Proteas `saved by rain` as downpour seals series

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Proteas `saved by rain` as downpour seals series

The drawn outcome ensured South Africa took the series 1-0 after winning the second Test in Wellington by eight wickets in three days.

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Rejuvenated Tom Latham shines in Kiwi gloom on Day 2

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Rejuvenated Tom Latham shines in Kiwi gloom on Day 2

When bad light ended play four overs early on Sunday, New Zealand were 67 without loss in reply to South Africa`s 314.

Quinton de Kock ruled out of IPL 10, but cleared to play 3rd Test against New Zealand

Quinton de Kock ruled out of IPL 10, but cleared to play 3rd Test against New Zealand

The 24-year-old wicketkeeper injured the index finger on his right hand while fielding in South Africa`s eight-wicket win in the second test in Wellington and underwent scans earlier this week.

NZ vs SA: Quinton de Kock cleared to play third test against depleted New Zealand

NZ vs SA: Quinton de Kock cleared to play third test against depleted New Zealand

De Kock trained on Friday with strapping and a protective splint and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said as far as he was concerned the aggressive batsman was too important to leave out for the series-deciding match starting on Saturday.

#NZvsSA: Tough skipper Faf du Plessis says South Africa 'not good enough' against Kane Williamson's men

#NZvsSA: Tough skipper Faf du Plessis says South Africa 'not good enough' against Kane Williamson's men

Central to du Plessis`s drive is another victory over New Zealand to lift South Africa`s Test ranking to number two in the world, which would complete a remarkable turnaround since being as low as seventh 12 months ago.

IPL 2017: Another blow awaits Delhi Daredevils as Quinton de Kock in doubt for 10th edition

IPL 2017: Another blow awaits Delhi Daredevils as Quinton de Kock in doubt for 10th edition

The 24-year-old de Kock, who has been a part of Delhi Daredevils since 2014, injured his right index finger during the second Test in Wellington that ended on March 18, with subsequent scans revealing an injury to the tendon.