Moeen refuses to concede defeat

17 July 2017 04:35:15 EST

Moeen Ali does not think defeat for England in the second Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge is inevitable.

England have been set a massive 474 runs to win the match and open up a 2-0 lead in the four-Test series following their victory at Lord's earlier this month.

If they are successful it will be a record for a fourth-innings run-chase after the Proteas declared their second innings on 343-9.

Moeen said: "We have to bat two days. You can't rule it out at all with our batting line-up and the players that we have. I wouldn't put it past us."

Meanwhile, England bowling coach Ottis Gibson said: "It is a great game to win from here. You have to give a lot of credit to South Africa. There was a lot of character shown not just by our bowling unit but the fielders.

"It has been a very tough couple of days but we have two days to make 474."

Moeen took 4-78 and Ben Stokes 2-34 in South Africa's second innings while Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings endured a torrid four overs on Sunday evening as England ended the day on 1-0.

Former captain Cook was given out lbw first ball, only for him to overturn the decision on appeal.

England are 1/1 to win the second Test, with South Africa 1/1 to triumph and the draw available at 1/1.

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