South Africa turn the screw

16 July 2017 08:22:25 EST

England took two wickets just before lunch on the third morning of the second Test against South Africa as the tourists moved on to 160-3.

Starting the day at Trent Bridge on 75-1 in their second innings, a lead of 205, the Proteas added runs at a steady rate as the England bowlers struggled to make a breakthrough.

Hashim Amla was unbeaten on 61 at lunch but was fortunate not to be dismissed when he edged Stuart Broad through to Jonny Bairstow. The umpire ruled him not out and England opted not to call for a review.

South Africa looked set to reach lunch with just the one wicket down but Ben Stokes made the breakthrough with a short ball that Dean Elgar (80) chipped to Jimmy Anderson at square leg.

Elgar and Amla had put on 135 runs for the second wicket but there was more joy for England as Anderson then got Quinton De Kock to edge the ball through to Bairstow after he had only made one.

Faf du Plessis joined Amla and was unbeaten on four at lunch as South Africa extended their advantage to 290 runs.

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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