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South Africa pile up the pressure

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 1:32 PM

The hosts responding to England’s first innings total of 180 were 215 for two on a weather-hit second day of the fourth and final Test at the Wanderers.

South Africa, who is looking to square the series, take a 35-run lead going into the third day.

The day was highlighted by skipper Graeme Smith’s controversial century.

Smith, who resumed on 12 with the scores at 29 without loss, scored 105. He shared 165 with Hashim Amla who is undefeated on 73.

But England were convinced Smith had edged behind when on 15 and referred the not out decision to the third umpire. Smith was allowed to continue his innings.

Ryan Sidebottom, one for 49; and Stuart Broad, one for 52, have taken the wickets to fall.

England lead the series 1-nil.