Hashim Amla scored his 29th Test half-century in 110 balls, along with seven boundaries © Getty Images
Hashim Amla scored his 29th Test half-century in 110 balls, along with seven boundaries © Getty Images

Final session of the game has been good for South Africa up until now with they losing the only wicket of Dean Elgar. Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers have managed to wither any challenge poised by English bowlers. Luckily, for De Villiers as he was dropped by Joe Root in the slips for a score of five. Elgar and Hashim Amla came in to bat with much grit and confidence surviving the new ball. Amla and Elgar brought up their fifty run partnership as before missing out on a century stand by 22 runs as Dean Elgar was caught by a diving Nick Compton in point of Man of the Day Ben Stokes. Amla and Elgar had a 78 run second wicket stand. South Africa going into stumps on Day 2 are still trailing England by 488 runs. Live Cricket Scorecard: South Africa vs England, 2nd Test at Cape Town

South Africa began the post-tea session on a positive note as they eventually brought up their opening 50 runs within 15 overs, followed by the 50-run stand between opener Elgar and Amla, before Elgar fell for 44 to Stokes after a healthy 78-run stand. However, it was the pair of Amla and AB de Villiers that took charge and batted out till the rest of the day as they eventually brought up the 100 runs for South Africa in 29 overs, while Amla scored his 29th Test half-century in 110 balls, along with seven boundaries. They also put up thye 50-run stand for the third wicket befor efinally getting off the field at stumps. Live Cricket Updates: South Africa vs England, 2nd Test at Cape Town, Day 2

Brief scores:

England 629 for 6 decl. ( Ben Stokes 258, Jonny Bairstow 150* ; Kagiso Rabada 3 for 157, Morne Morkel 1 for 114 ) lead South Africa 141 for 2 (Hashim Amla 64*, Dean Elgar 44; Ben Stokes 1 for 20) by 488 runs.

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