Heino Kuhn scored an unbeaten 200 to put SA A in a strong position going into day three against Hampshire.
Much like the Champions Trophy, rain has dampened most of SA A’s trip to the UK, which included the first day of their four-day clash at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, where only 13 overs were possible.
The visitors recovered to post 370-7 declared. They then reduced the home side to 18-2 at the close.
Kuhn was magnificent and carried his side with the bat to score exactly 200 (291 balls, 25 fours), and looked untroubled against the pink ball. He led a magnificent recovery alongside Heinrich Klaasen, who made 103 (172 balls, 9 fours, 3 sixes).
The Titans pair put on 209 together for the sixth wicket after the South Africans found themselves in trouble at 126-5 earlier in the day. They had resumed on 18-2 overnight and quickly lost Rudi Second (8), Jason Smith (14) and Khaya Zondo (6).
Kuhn and Klaasen, however, combined to take them to 335 together – the former completing his 22nd career hundred and the latter his eighth.
The declaration eventually arrived after 104.1 overs, leaving the hosts six overs to face before stumps.
They began well enough as they went through the first four overs untroubled, but Dane Paterson struck a double blow in the fifth to leave his side well on top.
The fast bowler accounted for Tom Alsop (4) and Mason Crane (0) as the home side reached the close 352 runs behind.