Stubborn South Africa frustrate England

Root's departure began a collapse of 7-62 for England - which included three wickets for no runs - and South African left-arm spinner Maharaj showed spin could also be a factor at Trent Bridge with two crucial wickets just before tea in his 3-21.

England squad: Joe Root (capt, Yorkshire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Keaton Jennings (Durham), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Jonny Bairstow (wkt) (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Mark Wood (Durham), James Anderson (Lancashire), Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex).

With conditions still ideal for seam bowling, South Africa made light work of removing England's openers - Alastair Cook caught behind off Philander (2-48) off a thin inside edge and Keaton Jennings edging the very next delivery, from Morkel, behind as it straightened on him.

England still leads the four-test series after a convincing 211-run win at Lord's in the first game.

'It might be that the seamers play a bigger part this week, and that excites me, ' he said.

As first days in a new job go, Joe Root is unlikely to forget taking charge of the England Test team.

He averages just 30 in his last 10 Tests with only two scores above 50. Anderson (5/72) took his 22nd five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

However, unlike Lord's, his runs in this first innings were to prove insufficient to dig England out of a hole this time given the lack of support around him. Cook got an inside edge to an inswinger from Philander that was missed by the on-field umpire when he ruled not-out to a caught-behind appeal.

Root's attacking approach was his undoing, though, as he went for a full-blooded cover drive off Morkel and edged behind for wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to take the diving catch that turned the day for South Africa. Root's performance at Lord's suggests the remaining three Tests will not be short of headline-making heroics. When he plays county cricket, he is able to stand back very deep into his crease, and still then his trigger movements are put into action to come forward in time to be on the front foot when the ball reaches him.

South Africa pressed hard and Morkel was asked by Du Plessis to bowl a seventh over in his spell from the Radcliffe Road End.

Elgar and Amla, who made 78 on Friday, pressed home the advantage with an unbroken stand of 57 after Heino Kuhn fell cheaply.

England's torrid time with reviews continued as they tried to challenge another LBW decision in the first over of the second session.

It was swiftly followed by another as Morris got a leading edge back to the bowler and the innings was over when Morne Morkel (2-45) flashed outside off-stump.

Day 2 of England vs South Africa 2nd Test match will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

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