Debutant Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla both made hundreds for South Africa before England fought back on day one of the fourth Test in Centurion.
The debutant made 115 and, in doing so, became only the second ever player to score a century on his Test debut after his father had scored 0 on his. The only other player to do so is Derbyshire overseas batsman, Hamish Rutherford.
Cook and former Derbyshire batsman Amla put on a stand of 202 for the second wicket with Amla picking up the 2th century of his fantastic career along the way.
Both men were dropped – Cook on 47 and Amla on five – and England’s bowlers were made to pay during difficult sessions either side of lunch.
However, the tourists took four wickets after tea to leave South Africa 329-5 at the close.
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