After dominating the first three days of the Lord’s Test, England found themselves under the pump on Sunday (July 9), with South Africa’s Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada picking three wickets each and Keshav Maharaj grabbing a four-wicket haul to bowl the hosts out for 233. The target for Dean Elgar and Co. — a stiff, but not impossible, 331 after some handy runs from Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood.

The day began with a welcome face for South Africa making an appearance.

It got better for the visitors, with Vernon Philander cleared of serious injury and available to bowl.

Patriotism? Schadenfreude? It’s anyone’s guess.

AB de Villiers, though, was far less cryptic, and took us on a rollercoaster of emotions.

Michael Vaughan and Aakash Chopra got into a squabble over semantics.

David Warner, a reformed potty mouth, was in Kagiso Rabada’s corner …

… and Australia’s too, as they took on England in the Women’s World Cup.

Sanjay Manjrekar discovered where the best seats in the house were.

This being an Australia v England game, there was bound to be friendly fire in the commentary box.

The real fight, though, was happening in the boardroom. If this message is anything to go by, Steven Smith won’t be waving white flags anytime soon.

There was great concern for Luke Fletcher after he sustained a head injury during the T20 Blast match between Nottinghamshire and Birmingham.

Fortunately, he’s doing fine now.

Elsewhere, a few players remembered their mentors on the occasion of Guru Purnima.