South Africa hold whip hand
So much for the snakes in the Headingley pitch, and helpful bowling conditions - South Africa batted with tremendous discipline and determination and are well on course to take the second Test by the scruff of the neck.
Pattinson celebrated his first Test wicket, but looked exposed and out of his depth when he returned later in the day to bowl at only 78 miles per hour.
Significantly, Michael Vaughan did not give him the second new ball and again one is left to question the judgment of the selectors who felt that he warranted international selection on precious little evidence, and over the heads of other more worthy candidates.
Stuart Broad was also disappointing, bowling too many four balls as Ashwell Prince, who scored his second hundred in consecutive Tests, and AB de Villiers put together the partnership that dominated the day.
Broad, though, is very young and learning fast. He will have bad days as well as good as he discovers his consistency.
Vaughan was forced to turn to Monty Panesar, but Prince quickly two big sixes which prevented the spinner from settling easily into a spell. Neither batsman missed a scoring opportunity, and with England playing catch-up, Vaughan had little option but to set attacking fields which left plenty of gaps.
So, England are up against it now and the pressure will be firmly on their top five batsmen when the time comes to start their second innings.
South Africa's fast bowlers will run in hard and if the weather stays fine, should force a win. Then the recriminations about the team selection will start in earnest.