South African bowler Kagiso Rabada has quickly demolished the Australian batting line-up, with the visitors rolled for 243 on day one of the second test in Port Elizabeth.
Rabada secured five wickets in 18 deliveries before scoring 17 runs to help his side reach 1-39 at stumps on Friday.
Australia’s lead is currently 204 runs, with Nathan Lyon insisting they can fight back on day two.
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“It’s that type of wicket where you actually probably never feel like you’re in,” Lyon said.
“A tough day for Australia … but that’s the positive side of it and we’ve still got the best bowling attack in the world … and we’re feeling confident.”
David Warner appeared to put the sledging dramas of the first test behind him, scoring 63 in his 98-run opening partnership with Cameron Bancroft.