Hashim Amla will want to get a big score in the second innings as well © AFP
Hashim Amla will want to get a big score in the second innings as well © AFP

South Africa resume Day Four of the fourth and final Test against England at 42 for 1 in their second innings and have already secured a lead of 175 runs with nine wickets in hand. South Africa could have added more runs but bad light had stopped play. England managed to pick up the wicket of Dean Elgar for just one, caught behind off the bowling of James Anderson. South Africa have a good batting line-up with the likes of AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock to follow. They will look to get a lead in excess of 400 and put the England batsmen under pressure in the fourth innings. SCORECARD: South Africa vs England 2015-16, 4th Test at Centurion, Day 4

Earlier on Day Three, England were bowled out for 342, courtesy of a seven-wicket haul from Kagiso Rabada. England therefore conceded a lead of 133 runs. Alastair Cook and Je Root scored 76 for their side. Moeen Ali too scored 61 crucial runs batting at No. 8, which helped reduce the defeat to a large extent. England will look to get rid of the South African batsmen soon, so that they do not have a huge target to chase down. READ: South Africa suffer early jolt to finish on 42/1 against England at stumps on Day 3 of 4th Test at Centurion

Stephen Cook, Hashim Amla and de Kock scored superb centuries in the South African first innings to take their side to 475. It was going to be an uphill task for England from there and they would have wanted to score much more than they eventually did in their first innings. Day Four could be the day that South Africa eventually take themselves to a winning position.

Brief scores:

South Africa 475 (Stephen Cook 115, Hashim Amla 109, Temba Bavuma 35, Quinton de Kock 129*; Ben Stokes 4 for 86) and 42 for 1 (Stephen Cook 23*, Hashim Amla 16*; James Anderson 1 for 14) lead England 342 (Alastair Cook 76, Joe Root 76, Ben Stokes 33, Moeen Ali 61; Kagiso Rabada 7 for 112) by 175 runs.