Faf du Plessis (above) hit a boundary off the first ball of the day by Jerome Taylor as he brought up his fourth Test century © Getty Images
Faf du Plessis (above) hit a boundary off the first ball of the day by Jerome Taylor as he brought up his fourth Test century © Getty Images

Dec 27, 2014

The second day’s play of the second Tests between South Africa and West Indies at the St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday was called off due to heavy rain. with only six overs bowled during the first session, South Africa’s score read 289 for the loss of three wickets.

South Africa started the day on a good note after first day’s good play on 270 for the loss of two wickets. Faf du Plessis hit a boundary off the first ball of the day by Jerome Taylor as he brought up his fourth Test century. However, the very next ball from the same man saw him returning back to pavilion as a good length ball was faintly edged straight to wicketkeeper-skipper, Denesh Ramdin. Initially given not out by the on-field umpire,  the DRS came to good use and du Plessis was on his way.

His dismissal made way for AB de Villers who came in and played a few shots looking in good touch. He along with skipper, Hashim Amla continued to play well for six overs before the play was stopped due to rain interruption. It continued to pour heavily throughout the day and the umpires failed to restart the game till the end of the day.

It is expected that the play would resume tomorrow an hour early in order to make up for the time lost during today’s play.

Brief Scores:

South Africa 289 for 3 (Dean Elgar 121, Faf du Plessis 103; Kenroy Peters 1 for 44, Jerome Taylor 1 for 74) vs West Indies.

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