Kagiso Rabada was the most impressive bowler for South Africa on Day One © Getty Images
Kagiso Rabada was the most impressive bowler for South Africa on Day One © Getty Images

England begin Day Two of the second Test at Cape Town against South Africa in a commanding position as they are 317 for 5. Ben Stokes and Jonathan Bairstow are the two unbeaten batsmen for England, batting on 74 and 39 respectively. Kagiso Rabada was the star with the ball for South Africa, picking up three out if the five wickets to fall. Morne Morkel and debutant Chris Morris picked up the other two wickets to fall. Everybody in the England line-up got off to a good start barring James Taylor, who fell for a first-ball duck. Joe Root completed a fine half-century before he was dismissed. Live Cricket Scorecard : South Africa vs England, 2nd Test at Cape Town

Nick Compton too played a handy innings of 45. At the top it was Alastair Cook (27) and Alex Hales (60), who got England off to a good start. Hales in fact scored his maiden half-century, after getting starts in the first game at Durban. South Africa will have to bowl well on Day Two to dismiss England as Stokes and Bairstow seem to have gotten their eye in. The first half-hour of the day will be crucial for both sides. England will want to keep all their wickets intact and South Africa will want to pick up a few early wickets to give themselves a boost. READ: Ben Stokes fireworks propels England to 317 for 5 at stumps on Day 1 of 2nd Test

On Day One, England had won the toss and elected to bat first. England made just one change, which was to bring in the fit-again James Anderson in place of Chris Woakes. South Africa, on the other hand, brought in Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Quinton de Kock in place of Kyle Abbott, Dale Steyn and JP Duminy respectively.

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