England build a substantial lead against South Africa in Manchester Test

Ottis Gibson is tipped to be head coach of South Africa
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England bowling coach Ottis Gibson has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to replace Russell Domingo as South Africa's head coach. Earlier, Jonny Bairstow was unlucky to be dismissed at 99 but his innings anchored England to a total of 362.

England had struggled against the spin of Keshav Maharaj who was making the most of the rough outside off-stump to the left-handed batsmen.

England lead the series 2-1 and need only to draw this Test to secure their first win over South Africa in a home Test series for 19 years.

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.

England and South Africa will tussle for control of the fourth Investec Test on Saturday, before attentions turn to a battle for Ottis Gibson's services.

Three times Moeen hit Maharaj for six and his confidence, shot selection and execution raised the question of why he is batting down at number eight.

Anderson nevertheless finished with 4 for 38 in 17 overs, his best Test figures at Old Trafford, with Broad's three-wicket haul taking him to a career tally of 378, above the great Malcolm Marshall (376) in the all-time wicket-taker's list, with Sir Ian Botham, on 383, now within striking range.

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"I felt like I couldn't bowl badly, certainly this morning", he said.

After Roland-Jones departed, top-edging as he tried to pull Rabada, Broad joined Moeen and the pair will resume on Monday after rain cut play short in the final hour.

Domingo's contract comes to an end at the end of the series, but while he has re-applied for the post, it is understood that Cricket South Africa are leaning towards replacing him with Gibson.

Tom Westley has looked very composed in his own introduction to Test cricket at No3 but his potential weakness outside off-stump was again exposed by Morne Morkel today and needs a big score against West Indies to prove to himself that he is capable of belonging in exalted company.

England's advantage in the final test was built on its 136-run first-innings advantage.

James Anderson picked up four wickets.

Morkel claimed his first wicket five balls later when Alastair Cook drove and edged to be caught in the gully for 10.

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