Durban: England grabbed three wickets in a final session shortened by rain and bad light to leave South Africa on 175 for five wickets at the end of the first day of the second Test in Durban on Saturday.
South Africa were firmly command with a 150 stand for the third wicket between captain Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis until England claimed both the dangermen in quick succession.
But both batsmen were out for 75 in quick succession after tea. Kallis fell to off-spinner Graeme Swann before Smith was run out in a mix-up with AB de Villiers.
JP Duminy made only four before he was leg before wicket to Graham Onions shortly before the early close.