Cape Town - The Proteas were in deep trouble on 25/3 at tea on the fourth day of the first Test match against England at Lords in London.
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Set 331 to win after bowling England out for 233 in their second innings, South Africa lost Heino Kuhn, Dean Elgar and JP Duminy in just 13 overs.
Khun (9) was first to go, a little unluckily it must be said as he was caught down the leg side flicking at a wide Anderson delivery.
Elgar (2) soon followed after he drilled a delivery from Moeen Ali straight back at the bowler.
JP Duminy (2), perhaps playing for his place in the Test side didn't last long, pulling a Mark Wood bouncer straight to Ali at square leg to leave the Proteas reeling and still needing another 306 runs to win the Test match or to bat for four session to force a draw.
Both of those possibilities look a long way away, however.