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England at 79-4 against South Africa in second test

England had collapsed to 79 -4, needing another 395 runs to reach their target at lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa on Monday.

Published: 17th July 2017 12:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 05:58 PM   |  A+A-

The most any side have made to win in the fourth innings of a Test is the West Indies' 418 for seven against Australia

South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates with team-mates after dismissing England's Alastair Cook during day four of the Second Test cricket match at Trent Bridge. (AP)

By AFP

NOTTINGHAM: England had collapsed to 79 for four, needing a further 395 runs to reach their target of 474, at lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge on Monday.

Jonny Bairstow (12) and Ben Stokes (5) is in the middle for the home side.

Vernon Philander (2 for 16 in seven overs) and Chris Morris (2 for seven in six) had removed all of England's top four between them in Monday's first session.

The most any side have made 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 lead this four-match series 1-0 after a 211-run win in the first Test at Lord's.

The most any side have made to win in the fourth innings of a Test is the West Indies' 418 for seven against Australia at St John's, Antigua, in 2003.

South Africa declared their second innings on 343 for nine, thanks to useful knocks by Hashim Amla, who top-scored with 87, opener Dean Elgar made (80) returning captain Faf du Plessis (63).

Off-spinner Moeen Ali took four wickets for England.



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