Despite a tremendous bowling display by the left-arm Bangaldshi spinner Taijul Islam, who bagged six wickets in Port Elizabeth, the hosts South Africa posted a huge total of 453 in the first innings of the second Test of the two-match series.
South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first.
Four batters of the hosts’ side have hit a fifty each. Keshav Maharaj scored 84— the highest by any South African batter in this Test so far.
The other batters who have hit the fifties are Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen and Temba Bavuma.
At the end of day one, South Africa were at 278 for five. They added 175 more runs to their overnight total, losing five more wickets.