Philander steadies SA
Vernon Philander's unbeaten fifty revived South Africa, after Stuart Broad sparked a collapse that saw the Proteas lose four wickets in the last session of a see-saw first day of the second Test at Trent Bridge on Friday.
South Africa were 309 for six at stumps after returning captain Faf du Plessis won the toss.
Philander was 54 not out and recalled all-rounder Chris Morris, one of three changes to the side that lost the first of a four-Test campaign by 211 runs at Lord's last week, 23 not out.
South Africa had been 179 for two at tea, but they soon slumped to 235 for six.
The previously well set Quinton de Kock (68) and Hashim Amla (78) both fell to Broad as the fast bowler, who led England's attack with three wickets for 47 runs in 19 overs, struck on his Nottinghamshire home ground.
To the very first ball after tea, left-hander de Kock chased a wide Broad delivery and edged to former England captain Alastair Cook at first slip.
Amla eventually paid the price for repeatedly mis-hooking when such a shot off Broad found Mark Wood at long leg.
All-rounder Ben Stokes then took two for four in 11 balls.
Du Plessis (19) was well-caught left-handed down the legside by diving wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow off a thin glove.
SCORES IN BRIEF
SOUTH AFRICA: First innings 309 for 6 (Amla 78 not out, De Kock 68, Philander 54 not out; Broad 1-26, Stokes 2-77)