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    Day in focus: England set world record chase by South Africa

    The Three Lions need 474 to win as the tourists tightened their grip on the second Test at Trent Bridge

    England finished day three of the second Test 1/0 chasing a mammoth target of 474 to win after South Africa pressed home their advantage at Trent Bridge.

    South Africa batted throughout the day before declaring to give England openers a tricky four overs before the close of play in which Alastair Cook was given out first ball only for the lbw decision to be overturned on review.

    Hashim Amla top-scored with 87 as the Proteas ground down England before declaring on 343/9, setting the Three Lions a world record fourth innings target to win the game.

    Story of the morning - England take two wickets but South Africa dig in

    Elgar wicket - c Anderson b Stokes

    South Africa 153/2 as Elgar is out for 80

    Shot of the Day - Amla goes to fifty with a six

    Amla goes to 50 with a six

    South Africa batsman reaches half-century

    Catch of the Day - Broad brilliantly tumbles

    Maharaj wicket - c Broad b Ali

    South Africa 307/8 as Broad takes excellent catch

    A nervy finish - Cook saved by review

    Cook review - not out

    England opener gets decision overturned from first ball of the innings

    Stat of the Day

    The highest fourth innings run chase in history is 418/7 by West Indies against Australia in 2003.

    He Said

    Stokes was fantastic today, he’s worked really hard on his bowling. It’s been a tough couple of days but when the sun comes out at Trent Bridge it can be quite flat.

    England bowling coach Otis Gibson

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