South Africa resumed their innings on 126/8 and looked to avoid follow-on for which they needed 33 runs. Temba Bavuma and Morne Morkel managed to avoid follow on for the visitors but the inning soon ended despite a gutsy fifty from Bavuma. The 175 run end to the South African innings gave England a 178 run lead. They lost Alastair Cook soon after lunch but the main point of the day was the rain. It arrived before lunch to force an early end to first session and then it got heavier in the middle of the second session. There was no play post that. England stood at 74/1 at stumps with umpires deciding to end play early. This gave England a 252 run lead.
England vs South Africa Score and Updates: England lead South Africa by 252 runs at stumps after standing 74/1 in the second innings. Earlier, South Africa were all out for 175 to give England a 178 runs lead
England XI: Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Toby Roland-Jones, James Anderson, Tom Westley
South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Vernon Philander, Chris Morris, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada