CAPE TOWN (AFP) Alastair Cook made a patient half-century as England recovered from a poor start on the second day of the third Test against South Africa at Newlands on Monday. Cook made 65 not out as England reached 133 for four at tea in reply to South Africas 291 all out. Seven wickets fell during a dramatic mornings play, with South Africa losing their last four wickets for 12 runs in 17 balls at the start of the day and England slumping to 64 for three at lunch. Another wicket fell soon after the interval when Paul Collingwood was leg before wicket to Morne Morkel for 19. But Cook and Ian Bell (24 not out) ground out an unbeaten 60-run partnership as the bowling lost its sting and the shine went off the ball. Cook followed up his century when England won the second Test in Durban by an innings and 98 runs with another careful innings, leaving many deliveries and waiting for the right ball to hit. He took 112 balls to post his fifty, hitting five fours. England fast bowler James Anderson took three wickets for one run at the start of play as South Africas remaining batsmen succumbed rapidly. Anderson finished with five for 63, his eighth five-wicket haul in Tests, but the key breakthrough came from fellow paceman Graham Onions, who dismissed South African centurion Jacques Kallis with the second ball of the day. After Dale Steyn took a leg bye off the first ball, Kallis was squared up by a delivery which fizzed off the pitch. He could only edge it to wicketkeeper Matt Prior without adding to his overnight 108. With the second new ball still virtually new, the tail was swept aside by Anderson. But South Africa struck back almost immediately when Morne Morkel had England captain Andrew Strauss caught behind for two, driving at the last ball of the first over of the England innings. Cook and Jonathan Trott took the total to 36 before Dale Steyn, who came on as first change, took two wickets in three balls. Trott was bowled off an inside edge for 20. Kevin Pietersen was greeted by a bouncer, which he ducked under, but then pushed a full, swinging delivery back to a delighted bowler. SCOREBOARD SOUTH AFRICA, first innings (overnight 279-6) Smith c Prior b Anderson 30 A. Prince c Prior b Anderson 0 H. Amla lbw b Onions 14 Kallis c Prior b Onions 108 Villiers c Strauss b Swann 36 J. Duminy c Prior b Swann 0 M. Boucher lbw b Broad 51 D. Steyn c Trott b Anderson 26 Morkel c Swann b Anderson 0 P. Harris not out 10 F. de Wet lbw b Anderson 0 EXTRAS: (b1, lb13, nb1, w1) 16 TOTAL: (86.1 overs, 363 mins) 291 Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-46, 3-51,4-127,5-127, 6-216, 7-280,8-280 , 9-281 BOWLING Anderson 21.1-1-63-5 (nb1, w1) Onions 20-4-69-2 Broad 19-6-54-1 Swann 22-1-74-2 Pietersen 4-0-17-0 ENGLAND, first innings A. Strauss c Boucher b Morkel 2 A. Cook not out 65 J. Trott b Steyn 20 K. Pietersen c and b Steyn 0 P. Collingwood lbw b Morkel 19 I. Bell not out 24 EXTRAS: (lb1, nb1, w1) 3 TOTAL: (4 wkts, 50 overs) 133 Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-36, 3-36, 4-73 To bat: M. Prior, S. Broad, G. Swann, J. Anderson, G. Onions. BOWLING Morkel 11-2-31-2 De Wet 13-3-32-0 (nb1) Steyn 10-5-27-2 Kallis 9-2-16-0 (w1) Harris 6-0-24-0 Duminy 1-0-2-0