Rain Plays Spoilsport On Day Two At Port Elizabeth
South Africa 289-3 (Faf du Plessis 103) v
Second Test, Day Two, Port Elizabeth
In a day marred by rain and gloomy weather, only six overs of play were possible in the entire second day of the second Test between South Africa and West Indies at Port Elizabeth.
The start of the play was delayed by almost 90 minutes as overnight rain took its toll on the ground.
Faf du Plessis (103) who was batting on his overnight score of 99 flicked the very first ball down to fine leg and fetched a boundary that took him to his fourth Test ton.
However Faf Du Plessis, was out the very next ball, feathering a nick to the keeper Ramdin. Taylor (1-74) who was impressive in the small spell he bowled was the lone wicket taker on day two.
Faf Du Plessis was initially given not out, but West Indies opted for a Decision Review System (DRS) Referral wherein the snicko-meter picked up a faint edge.
AB de Villiers (9 not out) and Amla (23 not out) managed to add 15 runs in the 34 balls they faced before rain forced the umpires to take the players off the field.
Hoping to make up for some lost time, the umpires called an early lunch but the rain stood its ground and ensured a lengthy delay that resulted in the play being abandoned for the day.
The play will begin thirty-minutes early tomorrow to make up for the lost time. The good news however is that the forecast for the next three days is pretty conducive for the game.
South Africa are currently leading the three match series 1-0.
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