England 158 (Pope 67, Jansen 5-35, Rabada 4-81) and 97 for 0 (Crawley 57*, Lees 32*) want 33 runs to beat South Africa 118 (Jansen 30, Robinson 5-49, Broad 4-41) and 169 (Elgar 36, Stokes 3-39, Broad 3-45)
Underneath-fire Crawley, whose finest rating in 17 innings since his century on England’s spring tour of West Indies had been 46 towards India at Edgbaston in July, cruised to a 36-ball fifty and was 57 not out when the umpires took the gamers from the sector for dangerous mild at 6.40pm.
South Africa had owned the morning session, cleansing up England’s final three first-innings wickets inside the primary 16 balls of the day earlier than Elgar and Sarel Erwee reeled within the hosts’ slim first-innings benefit with relative ease.
There have been some dangerous moments, Lees surviving Jansen’s blunder at fourth slip off the primary ball of the innings, bowled by Kagiso Rabada, after which simply making his floor to beat a direct hit from Ryan Rickelton as he and Crawley accomplished a single off Jansen.
Lees additionally narrowly managed to evade Keshav Maharaj’s leap at mid-off for one more single off Jansen, and by the shut he had confronted 61 balls for his 32 as he took a again seat to Crawley. The latter unfurled 10 fours throughout his knock, together with back-to-back efforts off Rabada by way of cowl and clipped off his toes in entrance of sq. leg to deliver up his half-century.
When Lees drove Jansen by way of the covers on what turned out to be the final ball of the day, a way of urgency combined with inevitability.
Earlier, Elgar and Erwee placed on 58 runs for the primary wicket to show England’s 40-run lead right into a 30-run deficit by lunch.
However, resuming after the break on 35, Elgar added only one extra to his rating earlier than he was adjudged lbw by umpire Nitin Menon off Broad within the third over again. Elgar, the South Africa captain, walked off, apparently giving no thought to a assessment, which might have seen the choice overturned with replays displaying the ball was lacking leg stump by a way.
The veteran duo stored a good lid on South Africa’s scoring earlier than Broad trapped Rickelton enjoying throughout an outswinger that straightened and crashed into the again pad low and in step with off stump.
Khaya Zondo and Wiaan Mulder batted 87 balls for his or her 25-run stand and England burned their final assessment considering that they had Zondo caught behind off Stokes however Snicko flatlined because the ball handed Zondo’s bat. Robinson broke the union a short while later although, claiming his fiftieth wicket in simply his eleventh Check when Mulder edged one which formed again into him onto his stumps. Robinson then eliminated Zondo with an inswinger that struck the entrance thigh in his subsequent over.
Stokes may have added the wicket of Jansen, South Africa’s top-scorer with 30 within the first innings, through an edge to Pope at fourth slip, had he not over-stepped. However Stokes made amends a short while later, uprooting Jansen’s leg stump with a shocking inswinger that despatched the guests to tea seven males down. Stokes accomplished his over after the break with the wicket of Rabada, caught at third slip by Harry Brook for a second-ball duck.
Broad then bowled Maharaj and Anderson took a return catch off Kyle Verreynne within the subsequent over toe finish South Africa’s second innings.
Stokes had made England’s sole breakthrough earlier than lunch, hanging inside three balls of bringing himself into the assault with a late outswinger which Erwee steered in direction of slip, the place Root took a powerful catch diving ahead.
Earlier, Jansen had accomplished his maiden Check five-wicket haul with the wicket of Ben Foakes, nicely caught by Petersen at third slip to finish England’s first innings. That was after Rabada, who had been costly in claiming 2 for 78 on Saturday, struck with the second ball of the day to take away Robinson then Jack Leach out for a duck chopping onto his center stump.
Valkerie Baynes is a normal editor at ESPNcricinfo