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Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    So, it is advantage England, who lead by 244 runs and are five wickets away from dismissing South Africa in their first innings.

    That is all for our covaerge of the second day of an intriguing first Test at Lord's.

    You can read the full report of today's play here.

    We'll see you back here at 10:30 BST tomorrow.

  2. 'The ones that keep low are the challenge'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    With the ball, Broad had real intent with his knees up. He bowled terrific lengths with a lot of aggression. Root was clever at times and put in some good fields but almost too many - he was bowling a lot of people not enough.

    The pitch looks like it is going to get drier and drier and those deliveries keeping low are going to be the challenge for the batsmen.

    South Africa were a bit defensive but then Bavuma and De Bruyn started to play really well. I think the South African camp would have looked at that partnership and thought that's the way they want to play in this series.

  3. Moeen in good company

    Moeen Ali on becoming the seventh England player to 100 wickets and 2,000 runs after Wilfred Rhodes, Trevor Bailey, Ian Botham, Tony Greig, Andrew Flintoff and Stuart Broad: "It's nice to be among those names, I really enjoy playing for England and every day I'm very grateful for."

    On dismissing Hashim Amla for 29: "I've never got him out in a Test before and I'm really happy with that."

  4. 'England have their noses in front'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It's a day where England have got their noses in front - they've played well. Broad was very good with the bat, the way he attacked South Africa.

    They lost their discipline. The non-review when he first came in was a huge moment and England could have been all out for 380-390.

    Tail-end cameos are massive momentum-changers. To be delayed by 30 minutes with the scoreboard ticking over are big moments.

  5. A crucial scalp

    An important wicket. Here is the final wicket of the day, which broke the 99-run partnership between Bavuma and De Bruyn...

  6. 'I'm still inconsistent'

    England all-rounder Moeen Ali on Sky Sports after reaching 2,000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests: "It's a great feeling to do it on the same day at Lord's.

    "With the ball, I feel like I'm learning a bit on the job. I'm still inconsistent - I know that - but I was really happy with the way I bowled today."

  7. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    I wonder how Stuart Broad would have reacted if those overthrows had been off his bowling. Mo is extremely phlegmatic and didn't even give him a look, but if the roles were reversed....

  8. Close of play

    SA 214-5 - Trail by 244

    After Bravuma gives Rabada four balls to face, Jennings goes under the lid to get in close and apply some extra pressure. A little clip to leg from the nightwatchman gives Broad the chance to throw down the stumps, but his loose chuck beats everyone and runs away to the rope for a five.

    That is the close of play.

  9. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Rabada is one of those bowlers that has a technique like a batsman, which gives scope for him to become a proper batsmen.

  10. SA 208-5

    Trail by 250

    We are closing in on the 18:30 BST closing time as Broad pounds in with renewed energy. He is given five balls to get at Rabada, but the nightwatchman keeps him out for four of them before driving the last superbly for four.

    Looks like we'll have one final over. From Moeen Ali...

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  13. SA 203-5

    The new man is the left-handed Kagiso Rabada - a nightwatchman.

    De Bruyn and Bavuma put on 99 together, but now South Africa must go again, still 255 runs short of England's total.

  14. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    That's a good delivery, nothing to do with reverse swing, I don't think. It hit the seam and left the batsman. One assumes he must have hit it, otherwise he wouldn't have walked off. It hit the pitch and maybe ballooned a bit.

  15. WICKET

    De Bruyn c Bairstow b Anderson 48 (SA 203-5)

    Got him! De Bruyn has given it away! Anderson's ball does a bit, leaving the batsman after pitching and catching the edge to Bairstow. The batsman walks.

    An excellent partnership ends and England have an important scalp right at the death.

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  17. SA 203-4

    The crowd has thinned out significantly now as many try to beat the rush to the tube. Broad strives for one more breakthrough before the close but Bavuma and De Bruyn have worked too hard to give anything away now.

    England's Stuart Broad
  18. T20 Blast starts with a tie

    What a start to the T20 Blast! The first game - between Gloucestershire and Middlesex - has finished in a thrilling tie.

    Ryan Higgins smashed an unbeaten 68 off 28 balls, including four fours and six sixes, as Middlesex made 182-9 in reply to Gloucestershire's 182-5 at Cheltenham.

    Follow live coverage of the six remaining matches tonight.

  19. SA 200-4

    A small pocket of fans try to stir something into happening by tunelessly chanting Jimmy Anderson's name. He is playing second fiddle to Bavuma and De Bruyn at the moment, though.

    We have a minimum of five overs left to play today.

  20. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Root has options. They haven't all bowled particularly well but he has got them all into the game and has been able to swap them around. It was quite unusual to see Dawson bowl so early - it doesn't happen to him very often for Hampshire. Root has not let things rest too much but he has hit a few problems with this pair.