South Africa’s day

South Africa won this first day of the second Test. Pollock bowled quite beautifully, and Steyn looks a seriously good prospect for SA cricket. His line today was so much better than the previous Test – and his pace is consistently 85+mph.

Harmison fired too – and snaffled out Rudolf thanks to a superb catch at short-leg by Thorpe. Harmison really is key to England’s success in this Test but SA have a longer lineup than at Port Elizabeth – they have to win the first session tomorrow to really get back into the game.

So, South Africa – in terms of sessions – win the day by 3-0 despite 3 wickets by England in the final session.