Proteas batsman, Rassie van der Dussen, has commented on the team’s batting display of Saturday, which saw South Africa finish the day on 215-8.
Van der Dussen emphasised the fact that himself and Dean Elgar were in a good position to score big after reaching their half-centuries but failed to make the most of the opportunity.
The Proteas were in trouble, 60-3, at lunch of the second day of the second Test at Newlands but the pair shared a 117-run partnership for the fifth wicket as the Proteas tried to get close to England’s first innings total of 269.
Van der Dussen and Elgar though lost their wickets at critical times as the visitors began to fight back. Elgar was caught by Joe Root off the bowling of Dom Bess for 88 when he tried to go for a big shot before Van der Dussen departed for 68 when Sam Curran found the outside edge of his bat, caught behind by Jos Buttler.