South Africa Vs West Indies, 2nd Test- Day 2: Report

Shashi / 28 December 2014

South Africa were poised in a good situation and they were at the score of 270 runs for the loss of 2 wickets at stumps of the first day of the Boxing Day test. And the first noticeable event of today’s play was the century of Faf Du Plessis. He was unbeaten at the score of 99 runs at the stumps of the first day and he just needed a single run to complete another test century. He did it in style. He reached to his century off 229 deliveries. Soon after scoring his century, he was dismissed by Jerome Taylor. It was a caught behind chance and the umpire initially given it as not out but the West Indies went for a review and in the end, Du Plessis was adjudged out.

Then came in AB De Villiers. And a partnership was being built on between De Villiers and Amla. Just in that particular time, rain intervened the play.

It was throughout the day that rain played a spoilsport to the match. The showers were pretty much heavy and the covers were on. The rain continued for more than an hour and it spoiled the entire of the second session of the day’s play. There was not even a single delivery being bowled in the second session of the day.

The rain stopped just after the tea. But the grounds were too much wet. And play could not be resumed because of an excessively wet outfield. Some portions of the outfield even became water logged to an extent. The ground’s men were trying their level best to dry the outfield by the use of super soakers and several other technologies but by the time they were fully done with their job, the light faded away and thus there was no further play in the day.

So, at the stumps of the second day, South African score remains at 289 runs for the loss of 3 wickets with Hashim Amla batting at the score of 23 runs and AB De Villiers batting at the score of 9 runs.

The third day will be crucial for the test as the entire of second day got washed out. 

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