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England vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 3: Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis hand visitors the initiative

The sun was out at Trent Bridge on Day 3 of the 2nd Test but it was smiling on the visitors who helped themselves into a winning position at Stumps. AFP

The sun was out at Trent Bridge on Day 3 of the 2nd Test but it was smiling on the visitors who helped themselves into a winning position at Stumps. AFP

Ben Stokes gave England a breakthrough in the first session dismissing Dean Elgar. AP

Ben Stokes gave England a breakthrough in the first session dismissing Dean Elgar. AP

Hashim Amla once again proved to be the thorn in England's flesh as he brought up his half century. AP

Hashim Amla once again proved to be the thorn in England's flesh as he brought up his half century. AP

James Anderson with hands on his knees while Hashim Amla (R) jogged for a run signified England's position in the Test. AP

James Anderson with hands on his knees while Hashim Amla (R) jogged for a run signified England's position in the Test. AP

Liam Dawson celebrates after giving England a much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Hashim Amla 13 short of what would have been a 27th Test century. AFP

Liam Dawson celebrates after giving England a much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Hashim Amla 13 short of what would have been a 27th Test century. AFP

Captain Faf du Plessis continued rto take the attack to England as South Africa edged towards a very healthy lead. AP

Captain Faf du Plessis continued rto take the attack to England as South Africa edged towards a very healthy lead. AP

England's Mark Wood covers his face as South Africa continue to pile the runs and misery ofn the home side. AFP

England's Mark Wood covers his face as South Africa continue to pile the runs and misery ofn the home side. AFP

South Africa declare setting England a daunting target of 474 in the Trent Bridge Test. AFP

South Africa declare setting England a daunting target of 474 in the Trent Bridge Test. AFP

Alastair Cook survived a strong appeal from Vernon Philander during the four overs England were asked to play on Day 3. AFP

Alastair Cook survived a strong appeal from Vernon Philander during the four overs England were asked to play on Day 3. AFP


Published Date: Jul 17, 2017 11:06 AM | Updated Date: Jul 17, 2017 13:02 PM

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