first_imgSouth Africa took control of the second Test against England and saw a way back into the series after a tumultuous second day on Saturday when 15 wickets fell and the Proteas emerged with a 205-run lead and nine wickets in hand.South Africa was 75/1 in its second innings after weathering a blistering 78 from 76 balls by England captain Joe Root to bowl the English out for 205 in their first innings.The Proteas’ lead grew to beyond 200 at stumps with an unbroken 57-run stand between Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla.It was a roller-coaster day, though, and South Africa took command only in the final session.Before that, South Africa lost its last four wickets for 26 runs in 6.2 overs at the start of the day to be all out for 335 under a blistering spell of 4-4 by James Anderson.England was 3-2 before Root’s innings made batting look easy on a swinging, bowler-friendly track at Trent Bridge.Root’s departure began a collapse of 7/62 for England, and South Africa was left with three days to press for victory and a good chance to level the four-Test series.last_img read more