Moeen Ali increases England lead over South Africa to 360 runs

England bowling coach Ottis Gibson has been tipped to take over as South Africa head coach

James Anderson has England in firm control on the second day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford, with his four scalps leaving South Africa trailing by 142 runs with just one wicket remaining.

Although nothing official will be announced until the end of the Manchester Test, England's assistant coach Paul Farbrace appeared to inadvertently confirm Gibson's move after the first day's play at Old Trafford.

The hosts recovered from 153-7 to 224-8, which means that the Proteas would have to make history to earn a series-levelling victory.

The day began with a bittersweet breakthrough for the Lancashire faithful in the crowd, as South Africa's first innings was wrapped up in the space of 22 deliveries, and for the addition of six runs to their overnight 220 for 9.

Anderson certainly enjoyed the chance to bowl from the newly-named "James Anderson End" at his home ground - with all of his wickets coming from there.

Bairstow's resistance culminated in a 50-run stand with last-man Anderson and, illustrating how well he controlled the back end of the England innings, Bairstow scored 46 of those 50 runs, and 66 of the 102 runs England added in the morning.

The left-hander - dropped by Dean Elgar at slip on 15 off Keshav Maharaj - reached his fifty off 49 balls in glorious fashion by lofting the spinner for a straight six that was safely pouched by team-mate Jonny Bairstow on the England players' balcony.

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Tom Westley went in similar fashion, edging to substitute fielder Aiden Markram, who held on at a gully to leave England on 30-2.

England have just three tests against the West Indies in which to settle on their lineup for this winter's Ashes squad, and it is entirely reasonable to say they can be no clearer yet about the staffing of much of their top and middle order.

Theunis de Bruyn tried to drive a full-length delivery from Anderson but was undone by the movement and edged to England skipper Joe Root at second slip.

Jennings should have been caught at third slip for nought off Kagiso Rabada in the sixth over of England's second innings with 14 runs on the board.

Olivier, who also dismissed Bairstow, ended the day with fine figures of 3 for 38 but that was scant consolation to his side.

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