The Castle Lager Proteas lead the Rest of South Africa XI by 312 runs at stumps on the second day of the three-day warm-up match at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium. The RoSA XI was bowled out for 135 runs, with Quinton de Kock (50) the only batsman to counter the Proteas’ attack.
Dale Steyn eased back into his bowling rhythm after a month on the sidelines with a rib injury, and picked up 3/40 at moderate speeds. The rest of the bowlers also chipped in, with Robin Peterson (3/9) and Rory Kleinveldt (2/17) the other top wicket-takers.
Proteas bowling coach, Allan Donald, is pleased with the way the attack performed.
" Im very happy with the whole group," Donald said. " It was a good workout, nice time on the legs . When you prepare for a Test series, time on the legs and some mileage in terms of balls bowled is absolutely crucial.
" Hopefully the weather holds up for us tomorrow so that we can finish with a spell or two, especially Vernon (Philander), Morne (Morkel) and Dale (Steyn).
Faf du Plessis (67) and Vernon Philander (7) are the batsmen at the crease and will resume on Thursday with the score on 147/5. The Proteas will look to bat on before giving the attack one final burst of the match.