At one stage the Proteas had England six down for 134 runs which placed England 270 ahead but Ali then put his foot down and when rain brought an early close, he had contributed an unbeaten 67 (59 balls, 8 fours and 3 sixes) to an England total of 224/8 which gave the home side an overall lead of 360 runs.
Bounce became increasingly unpredictable as the third day wore on, with many deliveries skidding through at shin height.
A flatness has crept into South Africa's play that has not served them well and could be hard to shake‚ and is the last thing they need with India on their way with Australia to follow before next summer is out. They were guilty of more dropped catches, with Dean Elgar putting down Keaton Jennings on nought and Moeen on 15.
Morne Morkel bowled a marathon eight over spell from the James Anderson End, removing Alastair Cook and Tom Westley.
England's only success in an away series in the past 30 years came back in 2010-11 when they had an Australian bowling coach in David Saker in their set-up.
With his Test place thought to be on the line, Jennings did not last much longer though as he edged Kagiso Rabada to slip to depart for 18, while Dawid Malan followed soon after when he was caught bat and pad off the bowling of Keshav Maharaj.
It would leave England searching to appoint a replacement before the start of this winter's Ashes in November, with former Australia bowler and Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie a possible interim appointment for that series.
James Anderson, who put England on course of a series win against South Africa on second day of the final Test at Old Trafford, said he felt additional pressure when he took the new ball at the end that now carries his name but was delighted to end the day with four victims.
But Bairstow, rotating the strike well, went on the offensive, with his fine attacking innings including a superb straight six off Duanne Olivier.
Olivier's attempted pull ended in a top-edge which was safely gathered by keeper Bairstow.
Joe Root was making seemingly serene progress towards a fifty but fell one short in playing on from Olivier, who picked up a second as Ben Stokes - having earlier survived a half-chance to Heino Kuhn at midwicket - nicked to slip for 23.
It has a top speed of 351 miles per hour and has both vertical take off and landing and short take off and landing capabilities. An American military helicopter has crashed off the coast of Queensland, with at least three US Marines missing, feared dead.
On Thursday, China said it helped the United States search for the sailor, a rare cooperative gesture in the disputed waters. At the time the ship was conducting routine operations 140 miles west of Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.
The story relays an incident involving Uber driver Koh Seng Tian, whose rental burst into flames during a drive this past January. Uber's lawyers also assessed possible legal liabilities as well including possible violation of driver contracts, WSJ reported .
Johnson, who has owned the Jets since 2000, will now give up control of the day-to-day operations of the organization. This is not the first instance of an National Football League owner serving as an ambassador to a foreign nation.
His trainer commenting on Vijender as a challenger, "I don't think Vijender knows Zulpikar as much as he thinks he does". The political situation has worsened between India and China with the military standoff in Doklam.
Those sources say that the app is now undergoing internal testing, which meshes nicely with what we say from Major Nelson. Pictures posted on Reddit show Microsoft's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) testing the Spotify app in his status.
Israel seeks to kick out Al Jazeera
He has frequently criticised the news media, accusing outlets of seeking to undermine his government. However, Al Jazeera has denied such allegations and said that it is an independent media agency.
Scott Hend storms into WGC Bridgestone calculations
Scott Dunlap (63) and Brandt Jobe (64) were one shot behind; Steve Stricker (63) and Marco Dawson (66) were two back. Hend will start Sunday just one shot behind co-leaders Zach Johnson (65) and Thomas Pieters (66) at nine-under.
Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly to meet on Friday
Her brother, Jorge Rodiguez, a strong backer of Maduro, is the mayor of the municipality that includes the center of Caracas . Maduro, who has said he will use the Assembly to punish his opponents, planned to attend the opening session.
The CW DC Crossover 2017 dates announced with a big change
Actually, it's very possible the network may go back to the old model in the future if the two-night format doesn't work out. Due to the continuity necessities of the crossover, Arrow will be switching nights during the week of the crossover.
Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6B plant in US
On Friday , the Japanese firm said it now plans to produce Tacoma pickup trucks at the plant in Mexico instead of the Corolla. Toyota on the other hand is perfectly placed to enter the EV market, and has already committed to sustainable transport.
Fire breaks out at Dubai residential tower
The resident said a lot of people got out of the building but added that it was unclear if there were people still trapped inside. A statement from the Dubai Media Office said: "The fire at the Torch Tower has been brought under control".
Trump Dips Below Obama's Worst Approval Rating
The poll was conducted from July 27 to August 1, with the university surveying 1,125 voters nationwide via telephone calls. Twenty-six percent said they viewed Trump as a levelheaded person, while 71 percent say they consider him unstable.