South Africa vs England, second test: South Africa survives unharmed in tea after the Sibley and Stokes show
CAPE CITY: South Africa survived unharmed to achieve 46 lossless in search of a 438 record for victory in tea on day four of the intriguing second test against England on Monday.
England set the rigid target in Newlands after declaring its second inning in 391 for eight just after lunch, with the first Dom Sibley match undefeated in a patient maiden Test Century of 133 not to go with an explosive 72 of Ben stokes .
Openers Pieter Malan (23 not out) and Dean Elgar (21 not out) will resume after the break for the home team in a wicket that is taking its turn, but that offers very little for sealers that have flattened significantly in the last two days.
South Africa earned a score of 438 for the beast of Australia in a one-day international in the Wanderers in 2006, a game that lives in legend in the country and in which the current coach Mark boucher hit the winning races.
But this would represent an even greater achievement for a team that has lost many of its great hitters by retiring in recent years.
However, debutant Malan and Elgar came to have tea with few alarms and that could still encourage an opportunity for the total winner with four remaining sessions.
The most successful previous persecution in the tests was 418 by the West Indies against Australia in 2003.
Sibley's previous 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 fast races. England wanted to build a big enough advantage and still have 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 .
His bombing propelled England to 157 runs in 27 overs in the morning session and accelerated the game crucially in his quest for victory.
South Africa won the first Test of the four-game series for 107 races in Pretoria.