Erwee raises fifty as Proteas close in on England's total


Aryan Surana

Going to Tea on the second day of the Lord's Test, South Africa were firmly in command at 158/2, trailing only by seven runs in the first innings. In an extended 150-minute afternoon session, South Africa made 131 runs, most of it thanks to a solid 85-run opening stand between Deal Elgar and Sarel Erwee. The latter started the day on a poor note by dropping Ollie Pope in the slips but later found himself batting at 60* off 116 balls as South Africa inched closer to England's underwhelming first-innings total of 165.