On a lovely sunny morning at the Emirates Old Trafford, the hosts didn't take long to get the final wicket of the Proteas innings as they were bowled out for 226 giving the home side a lead of 136 runs.
The right-arm pacer, however, said he could not care less who closes out the Proteas innings as England continue on their path towards a 3-1 series win. Moeen was especially severe on Maharaj, hitting him for three resounding sixes.
Former West Indies fast bowler Gibson rejoined England's coaching staff two years ago. This after South Africa made 226 in their first innings.
Before lunch, Stuart Broad and Anderson - starting out from his own end, of course, in Manchester these days - produced exemplary new-ball spells that might easily have brought much more than a solitary wicket each.
A spirited ninth wicket partnership gave the Proteas a glimmer of hope but Rabada (23) was brilliantly caught in the final over of the day leaving England needing just one wicket to wrap up the innings tomorrow.
For all but the last 29 balls of the 36 overs bowled after lunch‚ South Africa had reasons to be not quite cheerful but not entirely despondent.
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And, on a wicket showing signs or uneven bounce and turn, England's hat-trick hero from the third Test Oval win says he is ready to play an even bigger role on day four. Keaton Jennings, dropped on nought, fell for just 18 when he edged a cut off Kagiso Rabada to first slip Hashim Amla.
But the Middlesex left-hander, born in London but brought up in South Africa, exited for six - having been dropped on five - when caught via bat and pad at short leg off Maharaj.
It took England 22 balls to open the first crack in the visitors' defence: Broad found Dean Elgar's edge and the catch flew to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.
Olivier, who also dismissed Bairstow, ended the day with fine figures of 3 for 38 but that was scant consolation to his side.
"We've put pressure on them and the match has turned our way", said Moeen. As a batting unit, we never really felt we could get on top of them.
Jennings averages 24.50 in Test cricket.