England made a solid start to their reply after South Africa stretched their first innings to 419 on the second day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday. England were 48 for no wicket when bad light ended play with 22 overs still due to be bowled. England captain Andrew Strauss and his opening partner Alastair Cook batted confidently, aided by some wayward bowling by the South Africans. South Africa’s innings lasted until shortly before the tea break. Alviro Petersen made a career best 182 as South Africa ground out an imposing total, casting doubt on England’s decision to pick an all-seam attack and send them in.