CENTURION: Rory Burns’ unbeaten 77 gave England hope of chasing an unlikely 376 to beat South Africa in the first Test in Centurion.
The opener, who put on 92 for the first wicket with Dom Sibley, steered England to 121-1 at the close of day three, with 255 still needed for what would be England’s highest run chase.
South Africa were dismissed for 272 as Jofra Archer took 5-102.
England, though, were afflicted by illness on day three.
Jos Buttler did not take to the field and was replaced behind the stumps by Jonny Bairstow, while captain Joe Root also spent time off the field.
England will need to complete their highest run chase, surpassing the 362 they made to beat Australia at Headingley in August, if they are to win this Test.