South Africa vs England third Test LIVE: Listen to action from Port Elizabeth as tourists look to build on stunning Cape Town win

England take on South Africa in the third Test of their winter tour next week with the series evenly poised.

The Proteas dominated the opening Test at Centurion before a thrilling second clash levelled the series.

Opener Dom Sibley and World Cup hero Ben Stokes inspired England to a fine win in Cape Town.

Ben Stokes inspired England to victory over South Africa in the second Test

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Ben Stokes inspired England to victory over South Africa in the second Test

Now the third Test of the four-match series will get underway in Port Elizabeth on January 16 and talkSPORT will bring you all the action once again.

We’ll have full coverage of every match this winter and England legend Kevin Pietersen will be joining our stellar commentary line-up again at St George’s Park next week.

The fourth and final Test will start in Johannesburg on January 24 and England will be eager to head to the Wanderers with a series lead.

South Africa vs England: How to listen

Every match of the tour will be live on the talkSPORT network and you can catch exclusive commentary of the third Test on talkSPORT 2.

Coverage of day one begins with Mark Butcher at 7am UK time, with the action getting underway at 8am.

You can listen to all the action by clicking here or clicking the radio player below.

South Africa vs England: Squads

James Anderson will miss the final two Tests with a rib injury but England are hopeful Jofra Archer, who missed their second Test win with a sore elbow, will be fit.

Somerset bowler Craig Overton is with the squad as cover for Anderson.

England opener Rory Burns is also out of the series having undergone surgery on ruptured ligaments in his left ankle.

England Test squad: Joe Root (capt), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope (wk), Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Dom Bess.

South Africa Test squad: F Du Plessis (capt), T Bavuma, Q De Kock (wkt), D Elgar, B Hendricks, K Maharaj, P Malan, A Markram, Z Hamza, A Nortje, D Paterson, A Phehlukwayo, V Philander, D Pretorius, K Rabada, R Second (wkt), R Van Der Dussen.

England opener Dom Sibley was superb in Cape Town

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England opener Dom Sibley was superb in Cape Town

South Africa vs England: Tour dates

  • December 26-30, 1st Test, Centurion – South Africa won by 107 runs
  • January 3-7, 2nd Test, Cape Town (08:30 GMT start) – England won by 189 runs
  • January 16-20, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth (08:00 GMT)
  • January 24-28, 4th Test, Johannesburg (08:00 GMT)
  • January 31, v SA Invitation XI, Paarl (08:00 GMT)
  • February 1, v South Africa A, Paarl (08:00 GMT)
  • February 4, 1st ODI, Cape Town (d/n) (11:00 GMT)
  • February 7, 2nd ODI, Durban (d/n) (11:00 GMT)
  • February 9, 3rd ODI, Johannesburg (08:00 GMT)
  • February 12, 1st Twenty20 international, East London (d/n) (16:00 GMT)
  • February 14, 2nd Twenty20 international, Durban (d/n) (16:00 GMT)
  • February 16, 3rd Twenty20 international, Centurion (12:30 GMT)
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