Steve Harmison made a flying start to his stint in South Africa, where he is aiming to prove his form and fitness.
The Durham and England paceman is hoping to play his way into England's plans for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka after a disappointing 12-month spell.
Harmison's summer was interrupted by hernia surgery and other injury niggles, leading him to travel to South Africa for some much-needed match practice with Highveld Lions.
And in his first match for the Lions against Cape Cobras, who took two top-order wickets for a welcome confidence boost.
Having removed opener Andrew Puttick lbw he returned with the new ball to break a century third-wicket stand by having South Africa one-day batsman JP Duminy caught behind.
Harmison, who finished with two for 57 at a shade more than four an over, could not stop the Cobras closing on 195 for four on a first day when only 63 overs were possible in the SuperSport Series at Paarl.