The second session of day two belonged to Quinton de Kock (141*) as he powered his way to a sixth Test match century, smashing 12 boundaries and four sixes to take South Africa’s lead to 225 against the West Indies.
While wickets fell opposite him, de Kock was steadfast in his approach switching between circumspect and aggressive at will in what was a good reminder of how destructive he can be.
Before lunch, South Africa had lost only one wicket (Rassie van der Dussen 46) but in the second session, five more wickets fell, this seemed to bring out the best in de Kock.
He shared a valuable 53-run partnership with Wiaan Mulder (25), and then after Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada fell cheaply, he picked up the pace of innings tucking into some of the Windies bowlers, especially the debutant Jayden Seales, although none were spared.
The ninth-wicket partnership between de Kock and Anrich Nortje really drove home the visitor’s dominance. They shared a 79-run stand off 75 balls with de Kock scoring 68 of those.
South Africa ended the session all out for 322 with de Kock the last man standing on 141 not out and the Proteas in complete control of the Test.