Anderson burst leaves South Africa struggling
Manchester, UK - James Anderson took four wickets from the newly-named James Anderson End to leave England in a commanding position against South Africa in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday.
South Africa was 220 for nine in reply to England's first innings 362, featuring Jonny Bairstow's 99, at stumps on the second day. That left the visitors with a deficit of 142 runs in a match. Morne Morkel was 18 not out after Kagiso Rabada (23) was caught by a diving Ben Stokes in the gully off Stuart Broad in what became the last ball of the day.
At stumps, paceman Anderson had figures of four wickets for 33 runs in 15 overs. The 35 year old is now in sight of his first five-wicket haul in a Test innings at Old Trafford.
England resumed on 260 for six with Bairstow unbeaten on 33. He was in fluent touch and was out lbw trying to sweep left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj. Bairstow added a valuable 50-run last-wicket partnership with Anderson to help England reach 362.