England collapse as South Africa consolidate in 2nd Test

England vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada's ban is 'a big loss' for Proteas and cricket, says Dean Elgar

England vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada's ban is 'a big loss' for Proteas and cricket, says Dean Elgar

Cape Town - James Anderson took all South Africa's remaining four wickets as the tourists were bowled out for 335 on the second day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

But South Africa's attack proved equally potent, with seamer Chris Morris and spinner Keshav Maharaj picking up three wickets apiece.

Joe Root made the seamless transition to captain with a majestic 190 in a first-innings total of 458. Moeen Ali did the rest with 10 wickets in the match.

Struggling for form and confidence and without their key strike bowler, Kagiso Rabada, the last place South Africa wanted to face England this week was Nottingham.

What followed was a period of extremely loose bowling that allowed Joe Root (78) and Gary Ballance to plunder runs easily going into lunch at 85/2 off just 17 overs.

It was yet another example of the resilience of a South Africa side who have lost just one of their last 19 away Test series.

His technique dictates that he so likely to be trapped on the crease coming forward, as he was in the first innings at Lord's, that all top fast bowlers seem able to set him up for doing so.

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Root has the chance to unleash both Broad and England's all-time leading wicket-taker Anderson, along with Mark Wood and Ben Stokes also returning to the scene of that Ashes success, in an unchanged winning team for his second Test at captain.

"I don't think numerous batsmen will think they got jaffas (well-bowled deliveries) to get out from". Cook got an inside edge to an inswinger from Philander that was missed by the on-field umpire when he ruled not-out to a caught-behind appeal. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings fell for three and a duck respectively in fourth and fifth over to leave hosts at 3/2.

South Africa resumed on 309/6, and were dismissed in the seventh over of the day.

Anderson sent Vernon Philander back in the first over of play without adding to his overnight score of 54.

In the second ball on resumption, England unsuccessfully reviewed a LBW decision against Amla as the visitors went into lunch at 56 for one in the 23 overs of play possible in the first session.

He closed off the innings with Morkel's scalp to finish with his second fifer at Trent Bridge. Meanwhile, de Kock at the other end was going at nearly run-a-ball. Kuhn faced 42 balls for two single-figure scores at Lord's, undone by a flawless Stuart Broad delivery in the first innings and perhaps a little unlucky to edge James Anderson down the leg side second time out. From South Africa's perspective, they will bat for as long as possible on Day Three and try to push England completely out of the game.

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