South Africa resumed day two on 5 for 214 with de Villiers – who has now scored 50 or more in each of his last 12 tests (that’s a record) – and Duminy helping their country to 423 all out, Nathan Lyon taking 5 for 130 from 46 overs.

In reply Australia are 4 for 112, losing the wickets of Chris Rogers (5), Alex Doolan (8), Shaun Marsh (0) and captain Michael Clarke (19), with Vernon Philander and Wayne Parnell delivering the goods on a pitch that did absolutely nothing for the Aussies.

Although it looks bad, it could have been worse for Australia but for Duminy dropping night watchman Lyon at gully on the third last ball of the day.

Lyon was also lucky not to have been adjudged caught behind off Dale Steyn in the penultimate over.

Warner almost fell too when on 43.

All is not lost for the tourists. Warner (65 off 67 balls) looks in fine form but he’ll need support from Smith and Haddin if they’re to get anything close to South Africa’s total. He was dropped multiple times on his way to 115 in the first Test.

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