Jonny Bairstow hit the highest score of the match to lead an England fightback against South Africa on day two of the third and final test on Friday, keeping alive their hopes of the win they need to square the series.
England were 208 for five at stumps, trailing the tourists' first innings by 101 runs, after Bairstow's innings of 72 not out in close on four hours at Lord's. It was his highest test score in his fourth match. Matt Prior was unbeaten on 22.
South Africa were earlier dismissed for 309 before lunch, as number eight Vernon Philander made a test best 61, the same score JP Duminy registered on Thursday. It has so far been a seesaw contest with the game now evenly poised.