It’s advantage South Africa at the end of Day One of their first Test against Bangladesh at Kingsmead.
The Proteas ended the day on 233/4, after being put in to bat by the visitors.
And while they probably had some good shut-eye, things could have been a lot better for the hosts.
Entering the match with a longing to start well, the Proteas did just that.
Captain Dean Elgar and fellow opening batsman Sarel Erwee put on 113 runs for the first wicket.
Taking lunch at 95/0, they then suffered a mini collapse when Elgar (67) was caught behind off the bowling of Khaled Ahmed (1/49), before Erwee chopped on a Mehidy Hasan Miraz (1/57) delivery.
Those two wickets saw the Proteas go from 113/0 to 117/2.
Keegan Petersen and Temba Bavuma then had to steady the ship and after being caught behind - with Bangladesh failing to go for the review - the former couldn’t make his lifeline count and was run out with his score on 19.
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Bad light has stopped play at Kingsmead. The Proteas close on 233-4 with Temba Bavuma unbeaten on 53 and in a partnership of 53 with Kyle Verreynne.#SAvBAN scorecard 👇
Debutant Ryan Rickleton looked good for his 21, but mistimed a pull shot and was caught at mid-on (180/4).
Bavuma, in search of his second Test century and unbeaten on 53, and Kyle Verreynne (27*) then saw out the day for the Proteas, as stumps were called when bad light stopped play after 76.5 overs and the Proteas on 233/4.