Burns (77*) is providing all the necessary fuel to England's chase.
South Africa 284 & 272 all out (61.4 overs)
England 181 & 121 - 1 (41.0 overs)
At stumps Day 3, England require another 255 runs with 9 wickets remaining. Sure this match is poised for some tantalizing actions.
Here is what Graham Thorpe, England's coach had to say at the post match press conference.
Here’s Graham Thorpe, England’s batting coach
“It hasn’t been a straightforward Test match. We’ve had players coming and going with illness. We were pleased to show character and get through to the close tonight. We’d have taken this position if you’d offered it to us this morning.
“We let ourselves down with our batting in the first innings. We’ve got to keep learning and working out what shots we can play depending on the surface. But you can’t peck away at players too much during a game.
“We’ve got a chance tomorrow if we play well. If we have a good first session they will look at the scoreboard [and remember their famous defeat to Sri Lanka earlier in the year]. We know there’s a long way to go.
“It would have been a struggle for Joe [Root] and Jos to bat today but we hope they will feel a bit better tomorrow.”
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