Kevin Bennett just fell two runs short of his half century when he was dismissed for 48 runs while captain Abongile Sodumo lead by example with 67 runs to assist his side to put up an invulnerable first innings total of 156 runs.
The hosts did well to recover after losing the first wicket of Alistair Gray in the fourth over. Captain Matthew Kleinveldt and Michael Pote stood firm at the crease when they produced a partnership of 32 runs in 13 overs. Amateur Cricket Player of the Year Qaasim Adams continued where he left off last season with the bat when he was unbeaten on 88 runs at close of play. He and new kid on the block Givon Christian put up an unbeaten fifth wicket partnership of 97 runs. The team ended the day on 192 for 4 in 46 overs. They lead by 36 runs with six wickets remaining in the first innings.