Peter Handscomb has been on tour since the start, but his long wait for a chance to bat lasted one ball when he played onto his stumps as Philander found the right amount of movement. Australia were in disarray at that stage on 38 before Usman Khawaja (53) and Shaun Marsh managed a slow recovery. The pair put on 52 for the fourth wicket, but Khawaja was superbly caught by De Kock having got a feather-edge down the leg-side to give Philander his third. Mitchell Marsh (four) then played on to a Morne Morkel delivery as the light faded, his early promise on the tour having now been long forgotten, while his brother Shaun (16) edged to AB de Villiers at slip off Keshav Maharaj. After Aiden Markram’s masterful 152 on the opening day, Bavuma was left stranded five runs short of what would have been a second Test century when he ran out of partners. His 95 not out was deserving of three figure as he manoeuvred the ball around the ground with great skill, adding 85 for the seventh wicket with De Kock (39) and 76 for the ninth wicket with Maharaj, who smashed a career-best 45 from 51 balls. But when the latter slashed at a wide delivery from the excellent Pat Cummins (5-83) and was caught by wicket-keeper Paine, Morkel, playing in his final Test, edged the first ball to Handscomb at second slip and Bavuma was denied the chance to claim a deserved ton.
Stumps day 2: What a day for South Africa! Superb batting by Bavuma (95*), Maharaj (45) and De Kock (39), followed by excellent bowling led by Philander (3/17). What was your highlight of the day? #ProteaFire #SAvAUS #SunfoilTest pic.twitter.com/DxpHf8ULMuMarch 31, 2018
4TH TEST, DAY 2 Australia 110/6 in 38 overs (Khawaja 53, Philander 3/17) trail South Africa 488 in 136.5 overs (Markram 152, Cummins 5/83) by 378 runs
WICKET. Morkel goes first ball without scoring. Pat Cummins takes an outstanding 5/83 in the end. Huge cheers for @tbavuma10 who's unbeaten on 95. Take a bow, you beauty! SA 488 all out (136.5 ovs). #ProteaFire #SAvAUS #SunfoilTest pic.twitter.com/CpOpiOHNaj— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 31, 2018