England v South Africa: Amla, Elgar & Du Plessis set up tourists' victory bid
By Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport at Trent Bridge, http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/40626417,
England's highest fourth-innings total to win a Test is the 404-3 they scored against Australia in 1948
Second Investec Test, Trent Bridge, day three
|South Africa 335 & 343-9 dec: Amla 87, Elgar 80, Moeen 4-78|
|England 205 & 1-0|
|England need 474 to win|
South Africa mercilessly sucked the life out of England on the third day of the second Test at Trent Bridge.
Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis all passed 50 as the tourists eventually declared on 343-9 in their second innings.
Set 474 to win, England were given four overs to survive at the end of the day.
Alastair Cook was given out lbw first ball, but successfully overturned the decision on review to see the home side close on 1-0.
Cook correctly reviews lbw out decision first ball
England's bowling was largely respectable, with Moeen Ali taking 4-78 and Ben Stokes 2-34.
Their day might have been better had a caught-behind appeal against Amla been reviewed when he was on 25, while Elgar was dropped by a flying James Anderson on 55.
Ultimately, Joe Root's side paid the price for being bowled out for 205 in their first innings, and the four-match series is likely to be levelled at 1-1.