England captain Joe Root has set South Africa a target of 438 runs to win the second cricket test at Newlands in Cape Town and go two-nil up in the four-match series.
The South African cricket team will resume their first innings on 215 for the loss of eight wickets on day three of the second test against England in Cape Town on Sunday.
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.
Proteas captain Faf Du Plessis says for them to be competitive in their four-match series against England, it is going to be important that they get runs on the board.
The Proteas believe playing the first test of the four-match series at Centurion will give them the best chance of winning a first test series against England on home soil in 20 years.
Cricket South Africa has named six uncapped players in the Proteas squad for the first two Test matches against England.
South Africa’s senior netball team produced their best performance against England in the third and final Test match, despite losing the series two-one at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town.
Former Proteas batsman Ashwell Prince has urged critics not to be overly critical of South Africa’s test series capitulation in India, adding that the 3-0 defeat must be put into context.