2nd Test, Day 2: England 48-0 in reply to South Africa’s 419

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Leeds (England): After bowling out South Africa for 419, England had a firm beginning to their innings adding 48 runs for the first wicket before rain brought an early end to the second day’s play of the second Test on Friday.

Captain Andrew Strauss (19) and Alastair Cook (20) were still on the crease surviving 18 overs before the stumps were drawn.

Alviro Petersen struck a career-best 182 as the Proteas were bowled out shortly before the tea break after being called in to bat first.

England went with an all pace attack leaving out spinner Graeme Swann from the playing XI hoping to gain from the overcast conditions at Headingley.

Stuart Broad took 3-96 in his 35 while James Anderson and Steve Finn took two wickets each.