CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Seamer James Anderson took five gates and Ben Stokes recorded a five-catch record in England when tourists took control of the second test against South Africa on Sunday day three at lunch in Newlands.
The Englishman James Anderson celebrates the wicket of South African Anrich Nortje with Joe Root and Ben Stokes REUTERS / Mike Hutchings
England have 52 goals in their second inning, a 98 lead, and nine gates left after defeating their hosts for 223.
The opening player Dom Sibley (18, not eliminated) and Joe Denly (9, not eliminated) will start again after the break.
Zak Crawley (25) was the only wicket to fall in the second innings when he displaced Kagiso Rabada to wicket keeper Quinton de Kock after receiving two hits on the body from the fiery South African fast bowler.
England is well equipped to build a solid lead on a wicket that is a bit worn and has clear cracks at the Kelvin Grove end outside the right-handed stump.
At the start of the game, they had to wrap up the South African innings briefly. Rabada (0) was the first ball when he shot Anderson (5-40) against wicket keeper Jos Buttler.
Anderson completed his 28th test with five wickets when number 11 Anrich Nortje (4) passed Stokes after a slip to set an English record of five catches as a field player.
It is also the joint most often played by a player, and it was the 12th time that a field player made five catches in one test inning.
The world record in a match is eight, held by South African AB de Villiers and Ajinkya Rahane from India, and could be threatened considering how many gates fell behind the stumps in this test.
South Africa won the first test in Pretoria with 107 runs.
Reporting by Nick Said; Edited by Alison Williams