Keshav Maharaj took his first five-for in Tests to help restrict New Zealand to a 33-run lead on Friday.
Bad light stopped play early, with the Highveld Lions battling to stay in the Sunfoil match against the Dolphins at Pietermaritzburg.
There is not really much the Sri Lankans can do to save the second Test, so dominant has been the Proteas performance over the first two days at Newlands.
Keshav Maharaj’s dismissal of Kusal Mendis set the tone of the Sri Lanka innings and earned our Play of the Day.
Opting not to enforce a follow-on, the Proteas ended day two of the second Test 317 ahead after smashing Sri Lanka for 110 runs in 43 overs at Newlands.
Keshav Maharaj was confident that the Proteas bowling attack could get a quick start to day five with early wickets.
Given the type of wicket at St George’s, Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj senses there is an opportunity to be grabbed in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Heavy rain and Hobart’s history might see spinner Keshav Maharaj sacrificed for an all-out pace attack.
Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj says he will stick to the same game plan if selected to play in the second Test match against Australia starting in Hobart on Saturday.
From 158-0 to 244 all out, an incredible fightback from the Proteas has seen them restrict Australia’s lead to just two runs.
Keshav Maharaj (3-59) and Morne Morkel (2-67) give selectors something to think about after their stand-out performances against South Australia XI.
Keshav Maharaj has pressed claims for a Test debut in next week’s opener against Australia, after taking three wickets in the drawn tour match against South Australia XI.
The Dolphins got their Sunfoil Series off to a perfect start with a dominant victory over the Warriors, thanks to a brilliant all-round display from Keshav Maharaj.
Despite the best efforts of South Africa’s A-team spinners, India A held out for a draw in the first unofficial Test in Wayanad on Friday.
The Cape Cobras, struggling to survive after a poor opening day when they were bowled out for 156, showed their fighting spirit at Newlands on Friday.