South Africa desperately needed a win to regain their confidence after five successive test defeats, plus a poor World Cup, and beating England in the first test on Sunday was just the tonic, said captain Faf du Plessis.
England were 24 without loss at tea on Saturday as they began the chase of an imposing 376-run target to win the first test at Centurion Park after bowling South Africa out for 272 in their second innings on day three.
South Africa extended their lead over England to 300 runs as they reached 197-7 at lunch in their second innings on the third day of the first test at Centurion Park, looking to set an imposing target for the tourists.
South Africa have seized control of the first cricket test against England at Supersport Park in Centurion.
England’s cricket team will be the happier of the two sides after day one of the first Test match against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion.