Graham Onions started the procession by producing a superb ball to dismiss overnight centurion Jaques Kallis. He was not able to add to his overnight score of 108 as he was caught behind off a very decent ball that bounced and nipped away.
Dale Steyn (26) too was unable to reproduce any heroics as he nudged forward to Jimmy Anderson next over and was well taken head high by Jonathan Trott at third slip. Graham Swann then put his earlier drop behind him by taking a brilliant diving catch at third slip to dismiss Morne Morkel third ball for nought.
Although de Wet (0) referred his LBW in a last ditch effort to get off the mark, he was last out to give Anderson (5-63) his fifth wicket of the innings as South Africa completed their first innings on 291.