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Centuries from captain Ben Stokes (103) and wicketkeeper Ben Fox (113 not out) and a 173-run sixth-wicket stand between the two helped England to 415 for nine on the second day of the second Test against South Africa on Friday. Declared first innings on runs.

Manchester, 27 August. Centuries from captain Ben Stokes (103) and wicketkeeper Ben Fox (113 not out) and a 173-run sixth-wicket stand between the two helped England to 415 for nine on the second day of the second Test against South Africa on Friday. Declared first innings on runs. South Africa’s first innings was reduced to 151 runs, taking England’s total lead to 264 runs. England started the day on 111 for three, losing the wickets of Jonny Bairstow (49) and opener Jack Crowley (38) in the first session.

Both these batsmen shared a 91-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Both were driven by Enrich Norkia (3 for 82). Norkia also pestered Stokes and Fox, but they were unsuccessful. South Africa captain Dean Elgar used spin bowlers Keshav Maharaj (2 for 78 in 22.4 overs) and Simon Harmer (one for 73 in 23 overs) from both ends in the second session. These bowlers were successful in stopping the runs but could not take wickets, giving Stokes and Fox an opportunity to keep their eyes on the crease.

Stokes completed his 12th Test century in the final session of the day with a run out of Kagiso Rabada (2 for 110) in the 88th over of the innings. However, he could not take his brilliant innings much further and was caught by Rabada’s delivery to Elgar. He hit six fours and three sixes in his 163-ball innings. Stuart Broad (21) and Ollie Robinson (17) then supported Fox well. Fox completed his second Test century by hitting a four against Norkea in the 102nd over of the innings. He hit nine fours in his unbeaten innings of 217 balls. Number ten batsman Jack Leach took the team’s score past 400 with a four, but the team declared the innings as soon as he was dismissed by Maharaj.

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