South Africa hit back after Stone's five
England U-19s 52 for 3 trail South Africa U-19s 228 (Orros 69, Stone 5-31) by 176 runs
South Africa's bowlers hit back with bat and ball against England on day one of the second Test, after a disastrous start in which they were reduced to 8 for 4 and then 54 for 6. Vassilli Orros' 69 sparked a recovery before a last-wicket stand of 79 took South Africa to a respectable 228 and the hosts then took early wickets to leave England on 52 for 3 at the close.
Kagiso Rabada, whose 46 batting at No. 11 was South Africa's second-top score, made the opening breakthrough before his last-wicket partner, Jan Frylinck, added another. From 7 for 2, England recovered through Dominic Sibley and Kishen Velani but the latter fell for 25 shortly before the close.
England losing their way managed to overshadow a fine performance with the ball by their captain, Oli Stone. The Northamptonshire quick took 5 for 31 from 21 overs as South Africa seemingly squandered the opportunity to bat first after winning the toss. Orros and Vincent Moore rescued the innings with a seventh-wicket partnership worth 91, which was eventually broken by England opener Jonathan Tattersall's legspin.
Tattersall ended up with 2 for 58 but he was hit out of the attack by Rabada, who collected five fours and a six before being bowled four short of a half-century by Ed Barnard.