Cape Town: England South Africa vs England On the fourth day of the second Test, the hosts have given a target of 438 runs. Chasing this target, South Africa showed a combative game on the fourth day and by the end of the day's play had scored 126 runs at the loss of two wickets. And the team is now 312 runs away from victory. Peter Malan played brilliantly and remained unbeaten on 63 runs. In the last over of the day, James Anderson had Zubair Hamza caught by Jos Buttler. Hamza was out after scoring 18 runs.
South Africa's strong answer
Chasing a mammoth target of 438 runs, Peyton Malan and Dean Elgar gave strong starts. But Elgar was dismissed for 34 on a score of 71. He was caught by Denley at Butler's. After this, Malan completed 100 runs of the team with Hamza and then completed the first half century of his Test career.
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Dom Sibley's magnificent century
Earlier, England declared their second innings by 391 runs at the loss of 8 wickets on the basis of Dom Sibley's brilliant unbeaten century (133). Apart from Sibley, Ben Stokes scored an impressive 72 runs. Apart from this, Jos Buttler scored 23 runs, Sam Karan 13 runs and Stuart Broad scored 8 runs. Enrich Nortje took three wickets for South Africa. While Rabada and Keshav Maharaj had two wickets each.
England dominated on the third day
By the end of the third day of the match, England had scored 218 for four in the second innings, with Dom Sibley returning 85 not out off 222 balls. At the same time, Captain Joe Root along with him scored 61 runs in 98 balls.
46 run lead
On the third day, England's first innings was reduced to 223 runs by James Anderson with a five-wicket haul, after which he got a lead of 46 runs on the basis of the first innings. Dean Elgar scored the highest innings of 88 runs for South Africa. Apart from them, Rasi van der Dussen scored 68, Quinton Dickock 20 runs, and Vernon Philander scored 17 runs.
The first match of this series was won by South Africa by 107 runs at Centurion. The third match of this four-match series will be played in Port Elizabeth on 16 January and the fourth match in Johannesburg from 24 January.