Watch Ben Foakes serenely contruct his maiden ton in England

Foakes

Aryan Surana

Ben Stokes's first hundred as England Test skipper and Ben Foakes' maiden Test ton at home ushered the hosts into pole position on Day 2 of the second Test in Manchester on Friday. Stokes (103) and Foakes (113*) were involved in a pivotal 173-run sixth-wicket stand that set up England's formidable first innings lead of 264 as they finished with 415/9 declared. South Africa, who had a tricky nine-over period to wade through, emerged unscathed as they went into Stumps at 23/0, still 241 adrift from making England bat again.