Oval Test, Day 2: South Africa in a commanding position

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Dale Steyn took two quick wickets on the second morning of the first Test at The Oval between England and South Africa on Friday.

London: After losing opener Alviro Petersen for a duck, Hashim Amla (47*) and skipper Graeme Smith (37*) laid a solid second wicket partnership of 86 runs on the second day of the first cricket Test at The Oval on Friday.

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South African seamers did well to restrict England for just 385 runs. At one stage, the hosts were struggling at 284/6 and it was a promising innings from Matt Prior (60 from 90) that helped them reach a respectable score.

Dale Steyn dismissed Cook (115) and further scalped Bopara for a duck. Morne Morkel was the pick of the bowlers as he dismissed four batsmen.

On Day 1, Alastair Cook hit his 20th Test century to steer England to 267-3 at stumps on the opening day.