Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes made a 94* run stand © Getty Images
Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes made a 94* run stand © Getty Images

Alex Hales and Root hit half-centuries, while Nick Compton made 45 after England won the toss and made first use of a pitch with good bounce but minimal sideways movement.South African bowling attack, spearheaded by Kagiso Rabada, kept England in check for much of a hot, cloudless day on a batsman-friendly pitch.Rabada, 20, playing in his first home Test, took three for 74.But Stokes and Jonny Bairstow (39 not out) put on an unbeaten 94 for the sixth wicket. Stokes was particularly aggressive against the second new ball, hitting the first two deliveries from Morris for fours to post a 70-ball half-century. He hit two more fours and a single in the same over. Live Cricket Scorecard : South Africa vs England, 2nd Test at Cape Town

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Brief scores:

England 317 for 5 ( Alex Hales 60, Joe Root 50, Ben Stokes 74* ; Kagiso Rabada 3 for 63, Morne Morkel 1 for 51 ) vs South Africa