sport news TOP SPIN ON THE TEST: Ben Stokes joins an illustrious list of legends

TOP SPIN ON THE TEST: Ben Stokes joins an illustrious list of legends as Mark Wood's six-hitting makes history Ben Stokes reached 4,000 Test runs with his ninth hundred on Friday Only Marnus Labuschagne has scored more Test runs than Stokes since 2019 Mark Wood hit five sixes to accelerate England towards 499 for nine declared 

By George Bond For The Daily Mail

Published: 20:44 GMT, 17 January 2020 | Updated: 20:45 GMT, 17 January 2020

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England took full control of the third Test against South Africa on Friday after Ollie Pope's maiden ton, another century from Ben Stokes, saw them dominate day two.

Joe Root's side declared on 499 for nine before Dom Bess took two late wickets to leave the hosts reeling on 60 for two.

Sportsmail look at some of the numbers behind the second day at Port Elizabeth... 

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