England were 117 for two at tea after captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat on a placid pitch on a hot, sunny day.
Watch live coverage of the second day of the third Test between South Africa and England live on Sky Sports Cricket and across Sky's digital platforms from 7.30am on Friday. The hosts not only bagged two wickets but also kept the scoring rate under check, conceding 56 runs in 31 overs of play where England batsmen struggled to find scoring opportunities.
Stokes made a shaky start, surviving a leg before wicket review on umpire's call against left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj and an appeal for a catch at slip off what South Africa thought was an inside edge off the pad.
Pope claimed three successive fours after Nortje took the new ball and the Proteas wasted another review when the sparingly used Vernon Philander incorrectly felt he had trapped Stokes lbw not playing a shot, only for replays to show the ball was comfortably missing off stump.
The partnership ensured that England, contesting their 500th overseas Test, didn't squander the advantage won by captain Joe Root (27) at the toss - an advantage countered by the searching spin of Kushav Maharaj (1-55 off 32 overs) and a probing Proteas seam attack, led by Kagiso Rabada (2-48).
England had just brought up their 100 when Crawley fell six runs short of making his maiden Test fifty, undone by a sharp catch at leg gully by Rassie van der Dussen off Nortje - the diving fielder juggling the ball before clinging on.
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When Root was comprehensively bowled by a Rabada delivery that stayed low and crashed into off stump, South Africa looked to have seized the initiative.
With the four-match series tied at 1-1, batting first appeared to be a considerable advantage on a pitch which had a fair covering of grass but which offered no help to the bowlers.
South Africa picked new cap Dane Paterson as a specialist fast bowler in place of all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius.
At that stage paceman Mark Wood, recalled to the side for the injured James Anderson some 11 months after his last first-class game, might have wondered if he'd have to get his bowling boots on before the day was up.
Wood has not played in a red-ball match since a Test series in the West Indies last February.
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