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England vs South Africa Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test Day 4: SA Win by 340 Runs

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 17, 2017, 7:34 PM IST

England vs South Africa Live Cricket Score, Basil D 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham 14 July, 2017

Toss won by South Africa (decided to bat)

South Africa beat England by 340 runs

Man of the Match: Vernon Philander

England vs South Africa Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test Day 4: SA Win by 340 Runs

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PREVIEW ENG vs SA, DAY 4: Hashim Amla helped South Africa pile on the runs to leave England facing what would be a record-breaking chase in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. South Africa set England 474 to win after declaring their second innings on 343 for nine late on the third day. The most made by any side to win in the fourth innings of a Test is the West Indies' 418 for seven against Australia at St John's, Antigua, in 2002/03. England's corresponding record is 332 for seven against Australia at Melbourne back in 1928/29. On Sunday, England were left with a tricky four overs' batting before stumps. South Africa nearly had a wicket with the very first ball when Alastair Cook was given out lbw to Morne Morkel. But Cook immediately reviewed umpire Paul Reiffel's decision and, with replays indicating the ball would have gone over the stumps, the former Australia paceman's verdict was overturned. Cook and fellow left-hander Keaton Jennings survived to both be not out at the close, with England one for none courtesy of a leg bye.

Commentary (England innings)

So that's it from us for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. This series is now up and alive thanks to the visitors. The coming two Tests will be good ones, hopefully. The third Test starts from July 27, 2017 at The Oval. Action begins at 1100 local (1000 GMT). We look forward to your company. Until then, it's goodbye and take care.

96.1 was the overs faced by England in this Test - the last time they faced less than 100 overs in a home Test, getting all-out in both innings, was at Headingley in Ashes 2009. Just sums up the dismal performance put in by them. They have now lost 6 of their last 8 Tests and there has been a collapse almost every Test.

VERNON PHILANDER (MAN OF THE MATCH) admits that they were all disappointed after the Lord's defeat and were determined to put their hands up in this game. Opines that he was a bit gingerly in the first Test after coming from an injury and reveals that he felt better in this game. Mentions with a smile that he always relishes bowling to left-handers, which England had plenty of. Feels that the ploy of playing an extra bowler eased his workload as a bowler although he had more responsibility with the bat. Nevertheless, states that he enjoyed it. Lauds Morne Morkel for his spirited spells and praises the bowlers for a collective effort. Also has a word of praise for the batsmen, especially on day one when conditions were tricky. Ends by saying that it was a perfect team effort by South Africa.

FAF DU PLESSIS feels that they did their basics better and put England under pressure for a longer period of time. Mentions that they wanted to do well for the coach who flew home for personal reasons. They wanted to do it for him. Opines that they focused on things that worked for them before. He opines that they let England dominate them in the first Test so they aimed to change that around. Is happy that they did not let go of the intensity. Credits Amla and Kuhn's partnership in the first innings, Morkel for his bowling throughout the game. Lauds Maharaj's efforts since he kept the pressure on. On the long break, he is happy that players will get time away from the game and shall be fresh for the next Test.

JOE ROOT feels that it's been contrasting emotions in the last two weeks for his team. Hopes that they can turn things around quickly. Cites South Africa's turnaround as an example for his side to follow in the next game. Admits that the loss is difficult to explain and says that perhaps South Africa adapted to conditions better. The nature of the capitulation today does disappoint him but he feels that they will bounce back from it. Doesn't feel there are too many concerns about the top order and expects them to fire soon. Accepts that Wood's figures haven't been great but states that he cannot fault the pacer's commitment. Accepts that England is a side with flaws and wants his side to rectify their mistakes as soon as possible.

The Englishmen who like to play their shots found out that while they can pull it off in colored clothing, Test cricket demands more respect and application from the batsmen. With no appetite for a fight, they were rolled over for 133 in the second innings. Vernon Philander was once again the man who led the way with a 3-wicket haul. He was well backed up by Keshav Maharaj, who looks innocuous but packs a punch.

Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock led the way with the bat to help them post a massive total in tough batting conditions. Yes, James Anderson took another five-wicket haul but that was all that went England's way. South African bowlers hunted the English down in packs to take a 130-run lead. Fifties for Amla, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis and Vernon Philander ensured that hosts were chasing a massive total.

Faf du Plessis returns, South Africa return and they have leveled the series at Trent Bridge inflicting the biggest loss on England at this ground. What an inspirational leader he is and in just a matter of days he has turned things around for his side. It was a brave call to bat first and it shows how confidence rubs off on the players.

44.2 D Olivier to Anderson, OUT! All over! Banged in short and outside off, Anderson has a tame poke at it and only manages to get an outside edge to the keeper for a simple catch. Olivier has two wickets to show but what a game for the visitors. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 340 RUNS! 133/10

James Anderson is the last man in.

44.1 D Olivier to M Wood, OUT! Easy as you like! Shorter in length from Olivier on the body of Wood. Mark is taken back by the bounce, he looks to fend it but the ball gets big on him and goes off the face of the bat to Morris at gully for a simple catch. Wood gets a golden duck and Olivier has a wicket to his name. South Africa a wicket away! 133/9

Duanne Olivier brought back on for a bowl. He has had the least of the work to do. Can he clean up the tail?

43.6 K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it around middle, Dawson comes forward and defends it. 133/8

Mark Wood comes out to bat. Penultimate man in.

43.5 K Maharaj to Broad, OUT! One more throws it away! Bowls it outside off, Broad wants to go big. He looks to go over mid-wicket but has not hit that well. Morkel in the deep has the easiest of catches to take. Must laud England for the ease with which they have found the fielders. 133/8

43.4 K Maharaj to Broad, Floats it around off, Broad shapes to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 133/7

43.3 K Maharaj to Dawson, Dawson now sweeps one through backward square leg for a single. 133/7

43.2 K Maharaj to Broad, Gets across and paddles this down towards fine leg for a single. 132/7

Something has gone into the eyes of Broad and he makes Maharaj stop in his delivery stride.

43.1 K Maharaj to L Dawson, Floats it around off, driven to long off for a single by Dawson. 131/7

42.6 V Philander to Broad, Philander moved the man squarer at deep square leg but now bowls a searing yorker around off, Broad thankfully gets his bat down in time to take it out. Top, top bowling. 130/7

42.5 V Philander to Broad, Too good for nothing! A tad short around off, Broad punches it into covers. He thinks it is a boundary but Kuhn races to his right and stops the ball from going through. 130/7

42.4 V Philander to Broad, FOUR! JUST OVER! The plan nearly worked! They are bowling full and wide to Broad to catch him on the flash. This time Stuart gets it over the leaping Bavuma at backward point. A boundary results and Broad is off the pair. 130/7

42.3 V Philander to Broad, Good length outside off, punched nicely off the back foot by Broad. He wanted a single there but Kuhn got behind it in time. 126/7

42.2 V Philander to Broad, A tad short around off, punched to cover-point by Broad. 126/7

Goes over the wicket.

42.1 V Philander to Broad, Good length around off, Broad stays back and punches it towards the off side. 126/7

41.6 K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it outside off, left alone by Dawson. 126/7

41.5 K Maharaj to Dawson, Another solid front foot defence by Dawson. 126/7

41.4 K Maharaj to Dawson, Liam comes forward and pushes it to the off side. 126/7

41.3 K Maharaj to Dawson, Fullish around off, driven towards covers. 126/7

41.2 K Maharaj to Dawson, Shorter around off, Dawson gets across and defends it. 126/7

41.1 K Maharaj to Dawson, Floats it around off, Dawson comes forward and defends it. 126/7

40.6 V Philander to Broad, Here comes the bumper, Stuart was expecting it. Let's it go through. 126/7

40.5 V Philander to Broad, Shorter length ball outside off, Broad does not quite pick it and makes an awkward leaping leave. De Kock has a sheepish smile. 126/7

40.4 V Philander to Broad, Full and outside off, Broad comes forward and pushes it towards cover-point. 126/7

Stuart Broad is the new man in. He is on a king pair.

Drinks break....

40.3 Philander to Stokes, OUT! GOT HIM! That should be the last nail in the coffin, if ever there was one. As easy as you like! Probably among the easiest wickets Philander has taken in this game. Fullish and angled in from outside off, Stokes is a tad early into the drive and spoons it straight back towards Vernon who takes it almost nonchalantly in his followthrough. This is folding up rather quickly now. SOUTH AFRICA JUST NEED 3 MORE WICKETS TO WIN. 126/7

40.2 V Philander to Dawson, Shortish and around middle, Dawson hangs back and tucks it through mid-wicket. Good timing but it's tidied up in the deep as the batsmen pick three. 126/6

40.1 V Philander to Stokes, On the pads, Stokes gets across and works it on the leg side for a single. 123/6

39.6 K Maharaj to Dawson, Uppish again! Nicely looped up outside off, Dawson pushes at it with hard hands. Lobs it uppishly just wide of the bowler towards mid off. There was a short cover in place as well, so Dawson just about survived. 122/6

39.5 K Maharaj to Dawson, On a length outside off, sits back and cuts it to the off side. It was very close to the sticks and he's lucky not to have dragged it on. 122/6

39.4 K Maharaj to Dawson, Drifting in from outside off, blocked solidly from the crease. 122/6

Liam Dawson is the new man in.

39.3 K Maharaj to Ali, OUT! GONE! Not lucky the third time, is Ali! Floated outside off, gets across to that one and sweeps but cannot keep the shot down. Kuhn is the man at square leg, placed there just two deliveries ago, just for this kind of shot and he gobbles it up. What captaincy, Sir Faf du Plessis! He's been exceptional in this game and has planned Ali's dismissal in both innings now. Delight for Maharaj, as he gets his second. 122/6

39.2 K Maharaj to Ali, Ali survives, again! Floated around leg stump, gets across and clips it down to the fine leg region for a brace. The throw at the keeper's end is quite good and the bails are whipped off. They decide to refer the decision upstairs but Ali was well in. 122/5

39.1 Maharaj to Ali, NOT OUT! Loopy on a length outside off, straightens a touch as Ali hangs back to push at it. De Kock collects it and the appeal is instantaneous from the Proteas. The umpire obliges but Ali goes for the review immediately. A very, very minute aberration on the Ultra Edge but probably not the usual tiny spike that suggests an edge. Dicey one but the third umpire feels the evidence is not good enough for the on-field call to stay and gives the benefit of doubt to the batsman. Ali survives. 120/5

Ali has been given out caught behind. He opts for the review instantly.

38.6 V Philander to Stokes, Length ball outside off, another leave from Stokes. 120/5

38.5 V Philander to Stokes, Short ball just around off, Stokes arches his back to evade it. 120/5

38.4 V Philander to Stokes, Length ball outside off, stays back and defends it firmly to cover. 120/5

38.3 V Philander to Stokes, Another in-dipper from Philander, Stokes walks down and blocks well. 120/5

38.2 V Philander to Stokes, Good length around off, nips in a touch as Stokes taps it off the back foot to the leg side. 120/5

38.1 V Philander to Stokes, Length ball outside off, Stokes gets across and taps it to the off side. 120/5

Vernon Philander comes back for a spell.

37.6 K Maharaj to M Ali, FOUR! Slammed! Tossed up well outside off, slightly full and Ali cashes in with a bludgeoning drive through the covers. Firmly struck and it sped away to the fence. 120/5

37.5 K Maharaj to Ali, Floated on a length outside off, a bit short and Ali defends off the back foot nicely. 116/5

37.4 K Maharaj to Ali, Loopy and outside off, Ali gets on the front foot and defends solidly. 116/5

37.3 K Maharaj to Ali, Tossed up invitingly outside off, Ali presses forward and smothers it to the ground. 116/5

37.2 K Maharaj to Stokes, Drifting in from outside off, Stokes continues to stay on the back foot and works it on the leg side for a single. 116/5

37.1 K Maharaj to Stokes, Slightly short and around off stump, Stokes hangs back and defends it. 115/5

36.6 M Morkel to Ali, Angling into Ali from a length, tucked towards the square leg region. 115/5

36.5 M Morkel to M Ali, FOUR! Classy stroke! Ali seems unperturbed by the pitch or game situation. He's playing his shots and they are coming off as well. Fuller ball outside off, a hint of width and Moeen unfurls a beautiful drive through extra cover. Rockets to the fence. 115/5

36.4 M Morkel to Ali, Full ball just outside off, Moeen drives it firmly back to the bowler. 111/5

36.3 M Morkel to M Ali, FOUR! Streaky runs for Ali! Tries to fend at a shortish ball that is angled into him. Plays with soft hands though and so the edge doesn't fly away. It goes wide of gully to the third man fence. 111/5

36.2 M Morkel to Ali, Fullish ball outside off, Ali gets half forward and drives towards mid off. 107/5

36.1 M Morkel to Ali, Short of a length angled in around middle, taps it towards mid-wicket. 107/5

35.6 K Maharaj to Ali, Fuller around off, gets across and sweeps it towards deep backward square leg for a single. 107/5

35.5 K Maharaj to Ali, Loopy and wider outside off, no stroke offered to that one. 106/5

35.4 K Maharaj to Ali, FOUR! Make that three in a row! Ali is looking in good touch. Once again decides on the sweep fairly early and decides to go fine down the leg side. Does it fairly well and picks up another boundary. This is good, smart batting. 106/5

35.3 K Maharaj to Ali, FOUR! Better shot! Always risky to drive from the rough but Ali goes for the bait. Reaches out to the flighted delivery and creams the drive through the covers. Elegantly done by Moeen. Brings up the 100 for England. 102/5

35.2 K Maharaj to Ali, FOUR! Nice placement! Tossed up outside off, Ali gets across on one knee to nail the sweep to the deep square leg fence. Used his reach well and made terrific connection there while also splitting the gap in the deep. Good job, Moeen! 98/5

35.1 K Maharaj to Stokes, Slightly short and outside off, punched off the back foot towards deep mid on for a single. 94/5

34.6 M Morkel to Ali, Slightly fuller and outside off, no stroke offered to that one. 93/5

34.5 M Morkel to Ali, Fractionally short of a good length around off, Ali gets right behind the line to defend it towards cover. 93/5

34.4 M Morkel to Ali, Sprayed down the leg side, Ali is in two minds whether to flick or leave as the ball goes through to the keeper amidst this dilemma. 93/5

34.3 M Morkel to Ali, Back of a length outside off, shoulders arms to let it pass. 93/5

34.2 M Morkel to Ali, More of the short stuff from Morkel, smartly ducked under by Ali. 93/5

34.1 M Morkel to Ali, On a slightly shortish length on middle, flicked off the back foot towards square leg. 93/5

33.6 K Maharaj to Stokes, Almost got into an awkward position! Stokes reaches out to a floated delivery that spins in sharply from the rough. Gets pinged on the pads as it goes to the off side. Nearly became a stumping candidate there. 93/5

33.5 K Maharaj to Stokes, Quicker ball outside off, stays back and defends solidly. 93/5

33.4 K Maharaj to Stokes, Looped up on a length outside off, Stokes stays back and blocks it firmly to the off side. 93/5

33.3 K Maharaj to Stokes, FOUR! Cheekily done! Stokes premeditates the paddle and gets a bit uppishly down the leg side to the fine leg fence. Nobody at leg gully or leg slip, so this is fairly percentage stroke to be honest. 93/5

33.2 K Maharaj to Stokes, Beaten! The mischief of the track again. This one drifts in from outside off, straightens just a touch as Stokes is beaten on the poke. 89/5

33.1 K Maharaj to Stokes, FOUR! Nice shot! Full and outside off, Stokes reaches out and drives sweetly down the ground to the long off fence for a boundary. Olivier was wider at mid off and so couldn't get to it even with a dive. 89/5

A silly point in place.

32.6 M Morkel to Ali, On a length outside off stump, Ali is happy to leave it alone. 85/5

32.5 M Morkel to Ali, On a length around middle, Ali tries to work across the line but gets an inside edge on to the thigh pad. 85/5

32.4 M Morkel to Ali, Sharp bumper around off stump, Ali ducks under the bumper. 85/5

32.3 M Morkel to Ali, Back of a length angling in around middle, straightens a bit to rap Ali high on the pads. 85/5

32.2 M Morkel to Stokes, Shortish again from Morkel, this time Stokes stands tall to bulldoze the pull to deep mid-wicket. Just a single for a cracking shot. 85/5

32.1 M Morkel to Stokes, Back of a length outside off, no stroke offered to that one. 84/5

31.6 K Maharaj to Ali, Fuller outside off, leans forward and blocks it solidly. 84/5

On cue, the leg gully is in place now.

31.5 K Maharaj to Ali, More turn and alarming bounce! Ali tries to push at one that spins in viciously from the rough. The ball lobs up off the pads towards the vacant leg gully region. No inside edge involved though but a case for one more close-in fielder to be included. 84/5

Testing phase for the English batsmen now.

31.4 K Maharaj to Ali, Drifting in from well outside off, left alone to the keeper. 84/5

31.3 K Maharaj to Ali, Full and outside off, leans forward and blocks it solidly. 84/5

31.2 K Maharaj to Ali, Beaten! The rough outside the off stump continues to play tricks. Loopy delivery landing on the footmarks, Ali looks to drive but is beaten on the outside edge. 84/5

31.1 K Maharaj to Ali, Flighted well outside off, Ali reaches out and offers his front pad. 84/5

30.6 M Morkel to Stokes, On a length around off stump, blocked solidly from the crease. 84/5

30.5 M Morkel to Ben Stokes, Fullish outside off, Stokes drives crisply but Kuhn from short cover gets across to put a sliding stop to his left. Makes a clean stop and saves runs for his side. Pollock on air dwells on the importance of good fielding as this keeps Stokes on strike. 84/5

30.4 M Morkel to Stokes, WHAT A RIPPER! Morkel is breathing fire after the lunch break. Fiery bumper that is angling into Stokes who is midair as he tries to fend at it. The ball raps him flush on the glove and lobs uppishly to the off side but doesn't carry to gully. We are in for a pulsating duel as Stokes isn't going to die wondering either. 84/5

30.3 M Morkel to Stokes, More short stuff on the menu for Stokes, the line is slightly outside off this time and he drags his bat out of the way. 84/5

30.2 M Morkel to Stokes, Banged in short around middle, rises on his toes and tucks it to the leg side. 84/5

30.1 M Morkel to Stokes, Switches to around the wicket and angles in a slightly fuller ball outside off, Stokes presses forward to block it well. 84/5

29.6 K Maharaj to Ali, Turn and bounce! The second short leg isn't there for Ali, if he was, then probably this could have gone straight to him. Rips in from the footholes outside off, extra bounce as well as Ali tries to work it on the leg side off the back foot. Lobs it wide of the short leg fielder who is in place. 84/5

29.5 K Maharaj to Ali, Flighted outside off, Moeen gets well forward and smothers it to the pitch. 84/5

29.4 K Maharaj to Ali, Drifting in from well wide outside off, turns in just a bit as Ali lets it pass. 84/5

Moeen Ali is the new man in.

29.3 K Maharaj to Bairstow, OUT! Brain fade from Bairstow! What kind of shot was that with the side under massive pressure? Floated outside off, he skips down the pitch and tries to go big down the ground. Doesn't get the desired elevation and ends up holing out to Morris at mid on. Glee on the faces of the Proteas and why not! This is a gift and a key wicket at that. Maharaj deserved a wicket before lunch and has been rewarded finally. 84/5

29.2 K Maharaj to Stokes, Looped up wider outside off, Stokes reaches out and extends his forward defence to push it towards cover. Single taken. 84/4

29.1 K Maharaj to Stokes, Tossed up wider outside off, a bit full and Stokes blocks firmly off the front foot. 83/4

Keshav Maharaj to continue post the break. He has two short legs in place.

28.6 M Morkel to Bairstow, FOUR! Nice shot! Slightly fuller this time but its too straight and Bairstow takes full toll of it. Clips it sweetly through mid-wicket to fetch himself a boundary. Classy stroke! 83/4

28.5 M Morkel to Bairstow, That's a snorter! Equally well-played by Bairstow. Dug in short and angling into the batsman. It kept coming in with the angle but Jonny did well to arch his back to evade it just in time. 79/4

28.4 M Morkel to Bairstow, On a shortish length outside off, Bairstow tries to defend but gets a thick inside edge on the pads. 79/4

28.3 M Morkel to Bairstow, Fullish and down the leg side, Bairstow looks to clip it away as it goes down the leg side to de Kock. There was a noise, probably of the ball clipping the pad on its way through. 79/4

28.2 M Morkel to Bairstow, Back of a length around off stump, nips in a touch to rap Bairstow high on the pads. Stifled lbw shout that dies down quickly. It was quite high and add to that, Morkel it is and so you don't need to think further. 79/4

28.1 M Morkel to Bairstow, On a shortish length on off stump, Bairstow hangs back and blocks with a straight bat. 79/4

Welcome back for the post-lunch session. It would take a couple of wicketless sessions for the hosts to get some leeway in this game. Tough indeed but cricket is a funny game. The current pair were involved in a mammoth stand against the same opponent in South Africa in the last series these two teams were involved in, so you never know. All set for the action to resume. Morne Morkel to begin after lunch.

.....Day 4, Session 2.....

Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow are out to battle it out but they will know the task on hand is not easy at all. There are still five sessions to play, 395 runs to score if they are optimistic. The visitors are firmly in control and will look to keep taking wickets. Join us in a while for the second session.

South Africa's session easily. The England openers were made to struggle right from the word go. Vernon Philander took the first two wickets and set it up for them. Joe Root and Alastair Cook were cautious before both of them bore the brunt of Chris Morris. They were worked over by him in a threatening spell and it has pegged England a long way back.

27.6 K Maharaj to Stokes, The flighted ball on off has been defended from within the crease and that is LUNCH, Day 4! 79/4

27.5 K Maharaj to Stokes, Good length slow ball on off and middle, Stokes bunts it from within the crease. 79/4

27.4 K Maharaj to Stokes, Flighted ball on middle, Stokes plays it from within the crease. 79/4

27.3 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Slow loopy ball on off, JB collects a single through mid off. 79/4

27.2 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Loopy ball on off, JB shows the full face of the bat to defend that. 78/4

27.1 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Slow spinner on middle and off, Bairstow defends from within the crease. 78/4

Now that is an insight - Andy Zaltzman has tweeted this, "England's top 3 made a total of 79 in the match - the worst match by Eng's top 3 (2 inns min) since Joburg in 2010; worst at home since 1989."

26.6 C Morris to Stokes, Short ball on middle and leg, Stokes lets that go to de Kock. 78/4

26.5 C Morris to Stokes, Length ball in line of the stumps, BS shows his defensive skills as he defends that from within the crease. 78/4

A short leg comes in now.

26.4 C Morris to Stokes, Now Morris is testing Stokes with the short stuff. Short ball on middle and leg, BS defended that off the back foot from within the crease, taking his eyes off the ball. The ball was in the air for a while, before landing on the ground towards the bowler. 78/4

26.3 C Morris to Stokes, Back of length ball on middle and leg, Stokes plays it down defensively. 78/4

26.2 C Morris to Stokes, Good length ball outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to that. 78/4

26.1 C Morris to Stokes, FOUR! Edgy runs, but runs nevertheless. Morris bowled that on a good length outside off, inviting a prod from Stokes. The ball took the outside edge of the bat and ran through the vacant gully region. Beat Bavuma in his chase and collected a boundary. 78/4

25.6 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Round the wicket bowled on middle stump, JB defends solidly. 74/4

25.5 K Maharaj to Stokes, Flat ball outside off, Stokes gets on to the back foot and punches it down the ground to long off for a single to get off the mark. 74/4

There are two close fielders on leg - A short leg and a forward short leg.

25.4 K Maharaj to Stokes, Flighted ball on off, Stokes defends off the front foot. 73/4

25.3 K Maharaj to Stokes, Slow ball on middle, Stokes bunts it on the leg side. 73/4

25.2 K Maharaj to Stokes, Slow delivery, spinning in from outside off, Stokes defends it uncomfortably. 73/4

25.1 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Loopy ball on off and middle, JB sweeps it towards short fine leg for a single. 73/4

24.6 C Morris to Stokes, A high full toss on middle, Stokes plays it towards covers. 72/4

24.5 C Morris to Stokes, Full ball on off, Stokes defends it solidly from within the crease. 72/4

24.4 C Morris to Stokes, Length ball on off, Stokes plays it towards point for no run. 72/4

24.3 C Morris to Stokes, Length ball on off stump, Stokes defends it off the front foot. 72/4

Ben Stokes walks in next.

24.2 C Morris to Cook, OUT! Gone! Snorter of a delivery. That was a terrific bouncer angling in, which caught Cook by surprise. He looked to fend it away but got in an awkward position due to the extra pace. He ended up gloving that to the keeper and de Kock dived to his right to complete the catch. Cook departs for 42, England find themselves in a soup. 72/4

24.1 C Morris to Cook, Full length ball outside off, Cook defends it towards point. 72/3

23.6 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Loopy ball on middle, JB edgily defends that. 72/3

23.5 K Maharaj to J Bairstow, Slow ball on middle, Bairstow defends and gets an inside edge on to the pads. 72/3

23.4 K Maharaj to J Bairstow, That's the flat arm ball on middle, luck that Bairstow got an inside edge on that. 72/3

23.3 K Maharaj to Bairstow, JB defends that slow delivery from within the crease. 72/3

23.2 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Loopy ball on middle, Bairstow gets solidly behind that and defends. 72/3

23.1 K Maharaj to Bairstow, FOUR! That was a flighted ball on middle and leg bowled from round the wicket. Jonny made good use of his feet to whip it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Wonderful shot that. 72/3

22.6 C Morris to Cook, A length ball on off, which Cook keeps out to finish a probing over, a maiden. 68/3

22.5 C Morris to Cook, On a good length on off, Cook defends towards cover. 68/3

22.4 C Morris to Cook, Length ball on off, Cook pushes it back defensively. 68/3

22.3 C Morris to Cook, Full ball outside off, Cook lets it go to the keeper. 68/3

22.2 C Morris to Cook, Fullish ball on off, played towards point, no run there. 68/3

22.1 C Morris to Cook, Round the wicket comes Morris, length ball outside off, Cook shoulders arms to that. 68/3

21.6 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Brilliant delivery. Almost like the one that got him in the first innings. Pitching in the line of the stumps, it missed the outside edge by a whisker. 68/3

21.5 K Maharaj to Cook, Slower ball on middle, Cook plays it on the leg side for a single off the inner half. He was looking to defend it coming forward. 68/3

21.4 K Maharaj to Cook, Loopy ball on off, turning into Cook, he looks to defend but the ball takes the inside edge onto the pad and rolls on the leg side. 67/3

21.3 K Maharaj to Cook, Flighted ball outside off, Cook has no business with it and lets it go. 67/3

21.2 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Low full toss on middle, Jonny plays it to long on for a single. 67/3

21.1 K Maharaj to Bairstow, Shortish ball on middle and leg, Bairstow misses the sweep. 66/3

Keshav Maharaj comes on for a bowl. He bowled a beauty to Bairstow in the first innings. Crucial spell for him and South Africa.

20.6 C Morris to Cook, Brilliant yorker on off stump, Cook digs it out towards the off side. 66/3

20.5 C Morris to Bairstow, Length ball on off, Bairstow plays it from within the crease towards the off side for a single. He wasn't in control of it. 66/3

20.4 C Morris to Cook, Short ball on off, Cook pulls it on the leg side for a single. 65/3

20.3 C Morris to Cook, Another ball outside off, which Cook lets go of. 64/3

20.2 C Morris to Cook, Length ball on off, Cook defends off the back foot towards covers. 64/3

20.1 C Morris to Cook, Length ball outside off, Cook lets it go to the keeper. 64/3

19.6 D Olivier to J Bairstow, FOUR! Lovely shot to get off the mark. Full length ball on off and middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on and collects four good runs to get going. 64/3

19.5 D Olivier to Bairstow, And the bouncer saga against Bairstow continues, this time Olivier the bowler. Bairstow ducks and lets it go. 60/3

19.4 D Olivier to Cook, Fullish ball on middle and leg, Cook plays through mid-wicket for a run. 60/3

19.3 D Olivier to Cook, Length ball on middle, Cook defends it from within the crease. 59/3

19.2 D Olivier to A Cook, FOUR! Shot! The perfect left-hander's cover drive by Cook. Overpitched on off, Cook gets his stride out and just gently times it through covers for a boundary. Gracious shot that. Good to watch. 59/3

19.1 D Olivier to Cook, Olivier bowls it on a good length on leg and middle which gets Cook a bit squared up and he ends up playing it towards point. 55/3

18.6 C Morris to Bairstow, Yet another misdirected bouncer by Morris, Jonny doesn't bother messing with that one and lets it go through to de Kock. 55/3

18.5 C Morris to Bairstow, Full ball on middle and leg, JB pushes it towards mid on for no run. 55/3

18.4 C Morris to Bairstow, Another bouncer, down the leg side this time, Bairstow ducks under that one. 55/3

18.3 C Morris to Bairstow, Full ball on middle, Jonny plays it towards short mid-wicket. 55/3

18.2 C Morris to Bairstow, Morris welcomes Bairstow to the crease with a bouncer on off, which he lets go after thinking to play at it at first. 55/3

Jonny Bairstow, the English keeper, walks in at number 5.

18.1 Morris to Root, OUT! Knocked him over, beaten all ends up! Full outswinging yorker on off stump, Root looked to play it down the ground, missed the ball and saw his timber rattled. His reactions showed that he was beaten for pace more than anything else. The England skipper has to walk back to the pavilion for 8, England are in a spot of bother. 55/3

17.6 D Olivier to A Cook, FOUR! Streaky! Fullish ball outside off, Cook goes for the drive but gets an outside edge that goes through the backward point region for a boundary. South Africa won't mind that. 55/2

17.5 D Olivier to Cook, Fullish ball on off, Cook pushes it back to the bowler. 51/2

17.4 D Olivier to Cook, Short ball on middle and going across Cook, who tries, half-heartedly, to pull but misses it. 51/2

17.3 D Olivier to Root, Full ball on middle, Root flicks it towards deep mid-wicket all along the ground for a single. 51/2

17.2 D Olivier to Root, Olivier bowls a back of a length ball on off, Joe punches it off the back foot to point. 50/2

17.1 D Olivier to Root, Good length ball outside off, the England skipper doesn't bother fiddling with that. 50/2

16.6 C Morris to Root, Back of length ball on off, Root defends with soft hands towards point and they set off for a quick single. 50/2

16.5 C Morris to Root, Root has nothing to do with a length ball outside off and lets it go to the keeper. 49/2

16.4 C Morris to Root, Full ball on off, Root drives it straight to covers. 49/2

16.3 C Morris to Root, Bowls that on a length outside off, the skipper just shoulders arms to that one. 49/2

16.2 C Morris to Root, Bouncer next up on middle, which Root lets go of, by ducking under it. 49/2

16.1 C Morris to Root, Starts with a back of length ball on off stump, which Root defends off the back foot. 49/2

Chris Morris is brought into the attack.

DRINKS! The first hour has gone to South Africa. The two big wickets will surely make them feel good. Joe Root and Alastair Cook are the two guys Proteas will aim to get rid of as early as possible.

15.6 D Olivier to Cook, FOUR! Beautifully done! Full and outside off, Cook drives it through mid off. Kuhn looks to chase it down, puts in a desperate dive near the fence but comes second best to the ball. Olivier has gone for runs, this will be a good test for him and du Plessis. 49/2

15.5 D Olivier to Cook, On a length, just around off, Cook defends it watchfully. 45/2

15.4 D Olivier to Cook, FOUR! Cannot bowl there! Olivier slants one on the pads, Cook clips it nicely through mid-wicket. Bavuma hares after it from inside the ring but cannot stop the ball from going through. Another boundary to Cook. 45/2

15.3 D Olivier to Cook, Hurls it outside off, on a length, Cook lets it go through after thinking to play at it at first. 41/2

15.2 D Olivier to Cook, Full and outside off, Cook comes forward and defends it to covers. 41/2

15.1 D Olivier to Root, Fuller in length to begin with, Root drives it through mid off and gets another triple. 41/2

A change of bowling, Duanne Olivier comes on for a bowl. South Africa need him to raise his game here. This could also be a move from Faf to show confidence in him.

14.6 M Morkel to Cook, On a good length outside off, shaping in, Cook is happy to let it go. 38/2

14.5 M Morkel to Cook, Full and outside off, left alone by Cook. 38/2

14.4 M Morkel to Root, Fuller around off, Root presses forward and drives it through mid off. Kuhn gets to it haring from covers and stops the ball from going through to the ropes. Three runs taken. 38/2

14.3 M Morkel to Root, Good length outside off, another leave. 35/2

Joe Root received a blow in the nets earlier today, in the unmentionables. Pretty sure, he is watching the ball closely now.

14.2 M Morkel to Root, Shorter outside off, left alone by Root. 35/2

14.1 M Morkel to Root, Shorter in length on middle, Root lets it go over him. 35/2

Gary Ballance does not move his feet while batting, spots David Gower. But that is something that has not changed with Ballance ever since he made his debut. He can score heavily in first class cricket but it could also show how good the bowling attacks are.

13.6 V Philander to Cook, Shorter outside off, Cook punches it towards covers. 35/2

13.5 V Philander to Cook, On the pads, Cook clips it through the leg side for a couple of runs. 35/2

13.4 V Philander to Cook, FOUR! Edged! Good length outside off, Cook looks to push but gets it off the edge past the diving third slip fielder for a boundary. The gully fielder is a lot more closer this time. 33/2

13.3 V Philander to Cook, Fuller outside off, Cook comes forward to defend but gets it off the inside half into the pads. 29/2

13.2 V Philander to Cook, Fuller around off, Cook pushes it back down the wicket. Philander dives to his right, yes you are reading that right, he flies to his right side but cannot stop it. Mid off fielder mops it up. 29/2

13.1 V Philander to Cook, In the air but safe! Philander bowls it just around off, Cook looks to work it across the line but gets a leading edge off the toe end of the bat. Kuhn looks to get to it from covers but fails. 29/2

David Gower spots that Alastair Cook plays a lot more closer and under his eyes. That though is not the case with Keaton Jennings. Experienced player showing the way!

12.6 M Morkel to Root, Shorter in length outside off, Root lets it go through. 29/2

12.5 M Morkel to Joe Root, Edged but does not carry! Morkel bowls it outside off on a length, Root pushes at it. The ball goes off the outside edge but falls short of the diving Faf du Plessis at second slip. 29/2

12.4 M Morkel to Root, This time Root comes forward and pushes it towards covers. 29/2

12.3 M Morkel to Root, Good length but wide outside off, Root does not go at it. Should be interesting to see if he goes for his shots like he did in the first innings. 29/2

12.2 M Morkel to Cook, Good length around middle and off, tucked through backward square leg for a single. 29/2

12.1 M Morkel to Cook, Good length outside off, left alone by Cook. 28/2

11.6 V Philander to Root, Good length around off, comes in, Root looks to defend but is beaten and hit on his body. Philander has a word to say to Root. 28/2

Joe Root walks out to bat. He will be under serious pressure here.

11.5 V Philander to Ballance, OUT! Philander strikes, again! He lands it around leg, Ballance looks to keep it out but the ball keeps low and raps him on the pads. Vernon is confident and wants the review. Faf falls for it yet again. Replays confirm there was no bat there. Ball Tracker shows that the ball pitched just in line, impact was in line and was hitting the stumps. Three reds and Gary Ballance has to walk back to the hut. Nothing that he could have done there. 28/2

Another review for lbw taken by South Africa against Ballance. If this is pitching in line, he could be a goner.

11.4 V Philander to Cook, Good length outside off, placed wide of the point fielder for a single. 28/1

11.3 V Philander to Cook, Fuller outside off, Cook comes forward and angles it towards gully off the outer half. 27/1

11.2 V Philander to Cook, Cook defends this watchfully. 27/1

11.1 V Philander to Cook, Four leg byes! Philander drifts one on the pads, Cook looks to tickle but the ball rolls off the pads down to the fine leg fence. Leg Byes signaled. 27/1

10.6 M Morkel to Ballance, NOT OUT! CLOSE CALL! Morkel angles a good length ball around off, comes in, Ballance looks to defend but is hit on his front pad. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Faf is not sure, he reckons it could be missing the stumps. Morkel convinces him to go for it. It is taken upstairs. Replays confirm there was no bat there but Ball Tracker shows the ball was clipping the top of the stumps. So Ballance survives. 23/1

South Africa have taken a review for lbw against Ballance. Height could be a factor, as is usually the case with Morkel involved. Let's see.

10.5 M Morkel to Ballance, Well taken, de Kock! Shorter in length but going down the leg side. Ballance lets it go. Quinton flies to his right and takes it superbly. 23/1

10.4 M Morkel to Cook, Top shot! Full and outside off, Cook comes nicely forward and drives it through the covers. Maharaj gives it a chase from covers and he gets three runs. 23/1

10.3 M Morkel to Cook, This one is left alone confidently by Cook. 20/1

10.2 M Morkel to Cook, FOUR! JUST WIDE! Morkel angles it on a good length around off, Cook looks to turn it through the leg side but gets opened up. The ball goes off the edge wide of the gully fielder. That wasn't too far. He gets a boundary. 20/1

10.1 M Morkel to Cook, Good length just outside off, Cook rocks back and defends it. 16/1

9.6 V Philander to Ballance, Good leave! Philander bowls it on a good length just around off, Ballance does not quite cover the line but lets the ball go on the bounce. The ball sails over the stumps. A brave and confident leave. 16/1

9.5 V Philander to Ballance, Fullish around off, Ballance comes forward and defends it with soft hands. 16/1

9.4 V Philander to Ballance, Length ball outside off, Ballance is happy to let it go. 16/1

9.3 V Philander to Ballance, Length ball around middle and off, Ballance showing all his stumps, gets in line and defends it well. 16/1

9.2 V Philander to Cook, Back of a length outside off, Cook gets it in the gap at gully and comes back for the third. Good running there. 16/1

9.1 V Philander to Cook, A tad short around off, Cook is happy to defend it off his back foot. 13/1

The physio is out in the middle to attend Ballance. Out comes the magic spray, Ballance pops in the painkillers and is now ready to play.

8.6 M Morkel to Ballance, OUCH! Shorter in length around middle, the ball bounces more on the batsman, Ballance does well to ride the lift and fends it off his crease. The ball though strikes him on his left glove and he flinches in pain. Morkel enjoys that and has a word to say to Gary. Ballance actually played it well. 13/1

8.5 M Morkel to Cook, Drifts it on the pads, Cook clips it through backward square leg for a single. 13/1

8.4 M Morkel to Cook, Full around off, Cook comes forward and defends it watchfully. 12/1

8.3 M Morkel to Cook, A tad short outside off, easy leave for Cook. 12/1

8.2 M Morkel to A Cook, Pitched up outside off, Cook presses forward and drives it to covers. Morkel will be happy to see him coming forward since Cook isn't quite a one to play on his front foot a lot. 12/1

8.1 M Morkel to A Cook, Fuller around off, Cook looks to defend coming forward but the bat turns his hands and he gets it towards short leg. 12/1

7.6 V Philander to Ballance, That kept low! A length ball around leg, keeps low, Ballance manages to get his bat down in time to keep it out. 12/1

7.5 V Philander to Ballance, FOUR! Edged! Philander bowls it around off, Ballance looks to defend but gets it off the outer half down to third man for a boundary. He gets off the mark as well. 12/1

7.4 V Philander to Ballance, This time on the inner half! Lands it around middle, Ballance looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 8/1

7.3 V Philander to Ballance, Gary gets behind the line of the ball and defends it. 8/1

7.2 V Philander to G Ballance, Edged! Just around middle and off, Ballance defends it with soft hands towards gully. 8/1

Nasser Hussain spots that Morkel has bowled a tad wide to Cook. Maybe to get him forward on the angle and make him drive?

7.1 V Philander to Ballance, Wide enough for Ballance to let this one go through. 8/1

6.6 M Morkel to Cook, Turns it through mid-wicket off the crease for a brace. That too wasn't off the middle of the bat. 8/1

6.5 M Morkel to Cook, Off the mark! Full around off, Cook comes forward to defend but does so off the inner half through the leg side for a couple of runs. 6/1

6.4 M Morkel to Cook, Good length outside off, left alone by Cook. 4/1

6.3 M Morkel to Cook, An easy leave for Cook this time. 4/1

6.2 M Morkel to Cook, Lets this one go outside off. 4/1

6.1 M Morkel to Cook, Good length outside off, lifts off the surface, Cook lets it go through. 4/1

5.6 V Philander to Ballance, Hurls it around middle, Ballance is right behind it and defends it. 4/1

In walks Gary Ballance. He has a lot to prove here. There is a short leg in place, short cover as well.

5.5 V Philander to Jennings, OUT! Philander does not take long to strike! A length ball around off, straightens a tad. Jennings plays down the wrong line and leaves a big gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through the gap and disturbs the stumps. The perfect start for South Africa and Philander. Keaton's bad run at the top continues and so does England's search for an opener to replace Andrew Strauss and partner Cook. Replays show that Jennings' bat came across the ball and hence he could not cover the line of the ball in time. 4/1

5.4 V Philander to Jennings, Philander hurls it around off, on a length, Jennings has to play at it. He does so with soft hands and hence the edge does not carry to Faf du Plessis going to his left at second slip. 4/0

5.3 V Philander to Jennings, Jennings stays in his crease and looks to defend and does so off his back foot. 4/0

Short leg goes out and there is a squarer short cover.

5.2 V Philander to Jennings, Pitched up around off, Jennings comes forward and defends it watchfully. 4/0

5.1 V Philander to Jennings, Right on the money! Full and just around off, Jennings pushes it uppishly towards covers. Maharaj hares after it, gets to it, fumbles a touch but recovers well to stop the ball. Two runs taken. 4/0

As expected, Vernon Philander to run in from the other end.

4.6 M Morkel to Cook, Full and outside off, left alone by Cook. 2/0

4.5 M Morkel to K Jennings, Shorter in length on middle, Jennings pulls it towards the deep backward square leg region for a single. He gets off the pair and will be relieved man. 2/0

4.4 M Morkel to Jennings, Jennings prods forward and lets this one go through safely. 1/0

4.3 M Morkel to Jennings, Brings this one into the batsman from outside off, left alone watchfully. 1/0

4.2 M Morkel to Jennings, A tad short outside off, punched off the back foot towards point by Keaton. 1/0

4.1 M Morkel to Jennings, Starts off with a good length ball outside off, left alone by Jennings. 1/0

Time for play! Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are stride out to bat. They have a huge task on hand. South Africa begin the day with Morne Morkel. Three slips in place along with a gully and short leg. Here we go...

The highest target chased by England at Trent Bridge is 284 against New Zealand, way back in 2004. History is with the South Africans. They will bank on their bowlers to come good on a surface which has had something for everyone. Faf du Plessis will be at his aggressive best to ensure his side can draw level the series and keep it alive. Should be a fighting day of cricket. Stay tuned for all the action.

Hello everyone and welcome to the coverage of Day 4 of the second Test between England and South Africa in Nottingham. The visitors are sitting pretty on top after setting a monumental target in front of the hosts. Joe Root and co played their shots in their first innings but will they do it again or will they resort to playing old-school cricket?

... Day 4, Session 1 ...

Just four overs but England have understood the enormity of the task at hand. Both Cook and Jennings have survived the scare, albeit just, as the former successfully overturned a decision to remain undefeated at close. A monumental task awaits the hosts with two full days and a tricky pitch to counter. Earlier in the day, Amla along with du Plessis and the lower order swelled the lead for the visitors with England's bowling ground into dust. South Africa are bossing the game and the first two sessions will be vital for England to have any chance. Join us tomorrow at 1100 local, 1000 GMT for the action. Cheers!

3.6 V Philander to Cook, Just short of a good length around off, nips in sharply to rap Cook high on the pads. Slight excitement among the Proteas but that was going over the stumps. With that, it shall be STUMPS ON DAY 3. 1/0

3.5 V Philander to Cook, Back of a length outside off, defends solidly from the crease. 1/0

3.4 V Philander to Cook, The edge doesn't carry! After a few inswingers, Philander opts for the away curler and finds the edge as well. Just short of the gully fielder. 1/0

3.3 V Philander to Cook, Pitched up around off, jags in just a bit as Cook adjusts to defend solidly. 1/0

3.2 V Philander to Cook, Back of a length outside off, stays back and defends it to the on side. 1/0

3.1 V Philander to Cook, Peach from Philander! Brings it in from a good length landing on middle stump to rap Cook on the pads. A tad high and the lbw appeal is turned down. Probably too high. 1/0

2.6 M Morkel to Jennings, Big appeal but turned down! Fullish and on middle, Jennings fails to flick and is struck on the pads. Probably just going down leg. 1/0

2.5 M Morkel to Jennings, Just short of a fuller length outside off, Jennings checks his push drive towards short cover. 1/0

Two gullies in place.

2.4 M Morkel to Cook, Leg bye! Fullish and drifting onto the pads, Cook fails to connect the flick and it goes off the pads down to fine leg. It's a leg bye as the batsmen cross. 1/0

2.3 M Morkel to Cook, Fullish and angled in on off stump, pushed off the front foot towards cover. 0/0

2.2 M Morkel to Cook, Harmless good length ball that is well outside off, Cook isn't going to play at those. 0/0

2.1 M Morkel to Cook, On a good length wider outside off, left alone to the keeper. 0/0

1.6 V Philander to Jennings, Back of a length around off stump, nips on sharply as Jennings looks to defend. Gets an inside edge onto his thigh. 0/0

1.5 V Philander to Jennings, Keeps it on a length around off stump, Jennings is compact in defence from the crease. 0/0

1.4 V Philander to Jennings, That was close! Length ball just outside off, nips in sharply as Jennings makes a good leave. 0/0

1.3 V Philander to Jennings, Fractionally short of a good length outside off, Jennings waits and jabs it towards the man at point. 0/0

1.2 V Philander to K Jennings, Just short! Philander gets a bit of extra bounce from the good length area as Jennings tries to fend at it. Finds the outside edge that goes on the bounce towards gully. 0/0

1.1 V Philander to Jennings, Good length delivery just outside off stump, Jennings lets it pass. 0/0

Vernon Philander to share the new cherry. Three slips, a gully and a short leg in place.

0.6 M Morkel to Cook, Slightly fuller and outside off, Cook gets forward and defends solidly to cover. 0/0

0.5 M Morkel to Cook, Good length ball outside off, Cook doesn't offer a shot to that one. 0/0

0.4 M Morkel to Cook, On a length wider outside off, no shot offered to that one. 0/0

0.3 M Morkel to Cook, Length ball outside off, defended solidly off the front foot. 0/0

0.2 M Morkel to Cook, Beaten! Morkel is breathing fire. On a shortish length outside off, Cook fishes at it and is lucky not to get an edge. 0/0

0.1 M Morkel to Cook, What a start! COOK SURVIVES! Morkel starts with a lovely inswinger on a length that pings Cook on the pads while on the shuffle. Late appeal by the Proteas but it's suddenly intense and the umpire's finger goes up. Cook opts for the review. It did strike him a tad high. Replays show that there is no bat involved, Snicko and Hot Spot confirm it. Ball tracking shows the impact to be in line but going over the stumps. Huge sigh of relief across the ground and in the England dressing room. Cook is vital to their chances of fighting hard in this game. Nevertheless, cracking start by Morkel. 0/0

First Published: July 17, 2017, 3:02 PM IST

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