No respite for ailing England

16 July 2017 10:50:57 EST

Liam Dawson dismissed Hamla Amla before tea on the third day of the second Test between South Africa and England but the Proteas remain on top.

After a review, Amla was given out lbw for 87 but the tourists soon regrouped and had moved on to 236-4 at tea, a lead of 366 runs.

There seems little prospect of South Africa declaring as the weather is set fair in Nottingham for the next two days.

After starting the day at Trent Bridge on 75-1, Amla and Dean Elgar made steady progress and their partnership had reached 135 before the latter was dismissed for 80 when he chipped a Ben Stokes delivery to Jimmy Anderson at square leg.

Almost immediately Anderson got Quinton De Kock to edge the ball through to Jonny Bairstow after he had only made one to give England some reasons for optimism.

However, that soon dissipated after lunch as Faf du Plessis batted sensibly to reach the tea interval unbeaten on 38 while Temba Bavuma was 16 not out at the break.

England can be backed at 1/1 to win the second Test while the draw is available at 1/1 and a South Africa victory at 1/1.

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