South Africa vs England, second test: patient Sibley, explosive Stokes continues the domination of England
CAPE CITY: Opener Dom Sibley hit a single century patient and Ben stokes It produced fireworks at the other end while England ran at 375 for seven at lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa on Monday.
Tourists led by 421 run with three second-entry tickets in Newlands to take home their lead in a Test that seems increasingly that only one winner can have.
The highest persecution in the history of the Test was in 2003 when the West Indies scored 418 for seven to beat Australia at St John's.
Sibley will resume at 125 not from 299 balls after playing the anchor around which others have been able to play freely, and is in the fold with Sam Curran (13 not outside).
Sibley's highest test score in his fourth game was 29, but he has demonstrated his ability to hit a lot, one of the key characteristics that attracted English selectors to his talent.
His hundred was greeted by an almighty roar of considerable English travel support, even if it took 269 balls to get there.
Stokes was providing a lot of entertainment at the other end while taking on the task of providing the fast races that England wants to build a large enough advantage and still has enough time to face South Africa for the second time.
He hit seven four and three six in a 47-ball entry of 72, before Rassie van der Dussen caught him halfway through the roulette. Keshav Maharaj .
However, Newlands remains a happy hunting ground for Stokes, after he earned his best 258 race record on land in 2016.
His bombing drove England to 157 runs in 27 overs in the morning session and has accelerated the game in its quest for victory.
The weight of the races suggests that the pitch has flattened even more after both teams expressed surprise on Sunday about how the assistance offered to the sailors had disappeared in the first two days.
South Africa won the first Test of the four-game series for 107 races in Pretoria.