South Africa vs England, second test: Anderson takes five while England takes control

CAPE CITY: Seamer James Anderson took five wickets and Ben stokes England recorded five catches when tourists took control of the second Test against South Africa during lunch on day three in Newlands on Sunday.

England has 52 for one in its second inning, an advantage of 98 with nine remaining wickets, after they shot down their hosts by 223.

The first game Dom Sibley (18 not out) and Joe Denly (9 not out) will resume after the interval, as England seeks to reach a winning position in the Low Score Test to tie the four-game series.

Zak Crawley (25) was the only wicket that fell in his second innings when he surpassed Kagiso Rabada to the wicketkeeper Quinton of Kock after receiving two blows in the body of the South African fast bowler.

England is well prepared to build a solid advantage in a gate that shows some wear and has significant cracks outside the right stump of the right end at the end of Kelvin Grove.

They did a short job to finish the South African innings at the beginning of the game, with Rabada (0) being the first ball when he hit Anderson (5-40) to goalkeeper Jos Buttler.

Anderson completed his 28th five-wicket test course when number 11 Anrich Nortje (4) beat Stokes in the slip for the SUV to take an England record of five catches as a gardener.

It is also the most played set by any player and the twelfth time a fielder had made five catches in a test inning.

The world record in a match is eight, in the hands of South African AB de Villiers and Ajinkya Rahane of India, and could be under threat given the amount of wickets that have been left behind the stumps in this Test.

South Africa won the first Pretoria Test for 107 races.