The Standard Bank Proteas bowlers are prepared for a hard fight to get the remaining 10 England wickets required for victory in the second Test match at Trent Bridge. Alastair Cook (0) and Keaton Jennings (0) survived four eventful overs before stumps on day three, and will have to survive against a ‘hungry’ and motivated attack en-route to the record 474 runs required for victory. Proteas opener, Dean Elgar, says the new ball will be important in the first session on Monday, but believes every bowler in the attack will have a role to play in a series-levelling performance. Hashim Amla (87) and Elgar (80) showed the mentality required for the conditions with a gutsy 135-run second-wicket partnership, which set up the platform for the 343/9 declared. He admits that conditions have eased up from a batting point of view, but hopes the variable bounce and deteriorating conditions will play to the team’s favour.

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