S Africa set daunting target for England


Jonathan Trott wan unbeaten on 24 with nightwatchman James Anderson giving him company after South Africa, 1-0 down in the four-match series, declared their second innings on 447 for seven.

Going along nicely with a century opening stand, England suffered a sudden collapse when Alastair Cook (55) edged Friedel de Wet to wicketpeer Mark Boucher while captain Andrew Strauss was caught by Hashim Amla of Paul Harris as the visitors fell to 107 for three. Kevin Pietersen was trapped leg before by fast bowler Dale Steyn for six, leaving the visitors an improbable task of saving the Test on the final day on Thursday.
South Africa batted for 40 minutes after lunch, scoring 50 runs and leaving England a minimum of 146 overs in which to survive.

 

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