PORT ELIZABETH – Sri Lankan fast bowler Kasun Rajitha took three wickets in successive overs to increase South Africa’s woes on the first day of the second Test on Thursday.
The Proteas were 185/7 at tea, with Quinton de Kock, their last recognised batsman, on 68 not out at St George’s Park.
It could have been worse for South Africa, who need a win to salvage a share of the series after a surprise defeat in the first Test in Durban.
Both not-out batsmen, De Kock and Kagiso Rabada, survived catching chances shortly before tea.
South Africa made a poor start after winning the toss.