England vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 3: South Africa set England 474-run target

South Africa dominated day three of the second Test and went to stumps in a comfortable position with England needing 473 more runs to win the second Test. South Africa have two days to bowl out the hosts after declaring their innings for 343/9 and setting England a 474-run target.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 16, 2017 11:15 pm
England vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Indian Express South Africa declared at 343/9. (Source: Reuters)

South Africa dominated day three of the second Test and went to stumps in a comfortable position with England needing 473 more runs to win the second Test. South Africa have two days to bowl out the hosts after setting them a 474-run target. The Proteas declared their second innings at 343 for 9 with Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis scoring fifties each. Vernon Philander contributed with 42 runs and was the last wicket to fall before declaration. England openers Alastair Cook and Keyton Jennings survived a testing period of four overs, including a out decision on the first ball of the innings before Cook reviewed it to overturn the decision, by Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander.

TEAMS:

England XI: Alastair Cook, Keyton Jennings, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jony Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Liam Dawson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson

South Africa XI: Heino Kuhn, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Tenda Bavuma, Vernon Philander, Chris Morris, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier

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