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Ben Foakes was part of a big partnership with his captain Ben Stokes on day two


England put themselves in firm control of the second test against South Africa after centuries by England skipper Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes left them with a commanding first innings lead at the close of the second day of the second Test.

Stokes declared at 415 for nine, with South Africa trailing by 241 runs at the close after surviving a tricky nine over spell before stumps. The tourists, who lead the three-match series 1-0, reached 23 without loss in their second innings with Sarel Erwee on 12 and Dean Elgar on 11 but they now face a real battle against England’s attack on Saturday.

Foakes’ first ton had come on his debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in November 2018 and he was delighted to grab his second against a South Africa attack that had ripped England apart in the first test at Lords. “It was a bit of relief. I was overjoyed getting a Test hundred. I’ve had a bit of a wait and I realised how hard they are to come by, so I think I celebrated this one a bit more,” he said.

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England vs South Africa – Day three

Day three at Old Trafford gets underway at 11am BSTEngland took control on day two with some brilliant batting, finally declaring on 415-9, 264 runs ahead of South AfricaThe Proteas were then xx-xx in their second innings at stumps, still xxx runs behindShow latest update


England vs South Africa: Second Test, day three

Follow all the latest score updates and live commentary from Old Trafford.

Luke Baker27 August 2022 09:45

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