Elgar and Van der Dussen fight for South Africa

Cape Town, January 4 (AFP) Dean Elgar and Rassie van der Dussen shared a one-century partnership while South Africa defended itself after the loss of three first terrains on the second day of the second Test against England in Newlands on Saturday.

South Africa had 141 for three in tea in response to England's first innings with a total of 269.

The opening hitter Elgar was in 77 not out, while Van der Dussen needed good fortune so that 46 was not.

Veteran bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson hurt England, reducing South Africa to 40 by three, both playing bowling with excellent control from the Wynberg end of the field where fast players on both sides have taken the rebound and some lateral movement.

Ten of the 13 wickets that have fallen in the first two days come from the end of Wynberg.

Broad took two of 12 in a hostile opening spell, firing the new opening batter Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza for five each.

Veteran fellow Anderson claimed the wicket of South African captain Faf du Plessis for one.

The three batters fell into the traps with Broad and Anderson throwing a tight line and making a good rebound from the field.

Broad was warned to land in the 'danger area' of the field immediately before taking his second wicket.

Van der Dussen's first scoring shot was a four-edge at a catchable height through a hole in the cord of slips. Anderson was handed a leg before Wicket, but was suspended in the review due to an inner edge and swallowed a catch in Broad's slips only to be called back for a non-ball. He also survived a difficult opportunity for Stokes in Anderson's second slide. Earlier, England added just seven runs to its night total of 262 for nine before Anderson was caught in the Kagiso Rabada slip, leaving Ollie Pope undefeated at 61. (AFP) ATK ATK

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