SA vs Eng: Bavuma lights up Newlands with his maiden century

South Africa had declared on 627 for seven after a memorable unbeaten 102 by Temba Bavuma and 201 from Hashim Amla to leave the match looking set to end in a draw. England were 16 without loss in their second innings at the close of play.

Temba Bavuma is over the moon after scoring his maiden Test century.   -  Reuters

Hashim Amla celebrates scoring the double century during the second Test match against England.   -  Reuters

England were 16 without loss in their second innings at the close of play on the fourth day of the second Test at Newlands on Tuesday.

Alastair Cook was eight not out and Alex Hales unbeaten on five to give England a lead of 18 runs going into the final day.

Earlier, South Africa had declared on 627 for seven after a memorable unbeaten 102 by Temba Bavuma and 201 from Hashim Amla to leave the match looking set to end in a draw.

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The tourists won the first Test of the four-match series in Durban by 241 runs.

South Africa had looked close to safety after double centurion Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis continued their fourth wicket partnership, largely untroubled, until lunch.

The third new ball was taken immediately after lunch and Amla added only one run before he was bowled for 201 by Broad, ending a stand of 171 with Amla. Four balls later Du Plessis was caught at gully off Anderson for 86.

Quinton de Kock made only five before he was caught at backward square leg off Broad, bringing Bavuma and Morris together with their side still 180 runs behind.

But Bavuma and Morris counter-attacked, posting the fastest fifty partnership of the innings off only 48 balls.

Amla, who made his fourth Test double century, batted for 707 minutes, faced 477 balls and hit 27 fours.

England's catching woes continued when Amla was dropped by James Taylor at short leg off Broad shortly before he was dismissed, while Morris gave a caught and bowled chance to Steven Finn when he was on 22.

Amla survived three chances before reaching his double century, while AB de Villiers and Du Plessis, who both shared big partnerships with the South Africa captain, were also dropped.