Indian captain Sourav Ganguly stood tall among the ruins as he hit a cautious 47 as Glamorgan were bundled out for 267 by tea on the opening day of the Frizzell County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at the Trent Bridge ground on Friday.
Ganguly's was the top score although Glamorgan owed it to tailenders Andrew Davies (41 not out) and David Harrison (26) who put on 44 valuable runs for the ninth wicket to help the visitors reach a respectable total.
South African left arm fast bowler Greg Smitth was the wrecker in chief for the hosts with a haul of four for 64 and was supported by former Derbyshire right arm medium pacer Andrew Harris who picked three for 62.
After the loss of Daniel Cherry for eight, his left-handed partner Mark Wallace (45) and David Hemp (44) sustained the brisk scoring pace with punchy knocks.
But at 107 for four, Glamorgan were in a spot of bother.
Ganguly then anchored the innings, sharing a 51-run stand with 28-year old right hander Mike Powell (30) before being caught by Australian Mike Hussey off right arm pacer Mark Footit.