De Lange leads fightback against Aus
Marchant de Lange took 5/56 to lead an impressive bowling comeback by South Africa A on day two of their four-day tour match against Australia in Potchefstroom on Wednesday.
At stumps, SA A were 204/6, holding a lead of 151 runs with four wickets in hand in their second innings.
Playing in only his 14th first-class game, De Lange produced a fine spell which left the Australian batting line-up in tatters.
Shaun Marsh (57) and Michael Clarke (76) resumed Australia's innings at 115/3 and shared a solid 131-run fourth-wicket partnership before the departure of Marsh, who was the first of de Lange's victims.
Brad Haddin (0), Mitchell Johnson (0), Peter Siddle (2) and Trent Copeland (2) were the other batsmen to fall to the 21-year-old speedster, who returned figures of 5/24 in the morning session.
Michael Hussey's form continued with an unbeaten 41 which secured the visitors a 53-run first innings lead.
In response, Alviro Petersen followed up his first innings duck with his 23rd first-class century, a crucial captain's innings, after the home team looked in trouble at 97/4.
Petersen and JP Duminy (32) put 97 runs together for the third wicket but it was the century partnership between Petersen and Thami Tsolekile (58) that placed the side in command.
Copeland and Siddle struck with one wicket a piece in the final two overs of the day to remove Petersen and Tsolekile.