SA vs Pak 2nd Test Day 2, South Africa vs Pakistan Highlights: Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma ensured South Africa took a commanding lead on Day 2 of the second Test against Pakistan with a 205 run lead in the bag. Having weathered the early storm of losing two wickets, Faf and Bavuma batted patiently and made Pakistan work hard. A wicketless second session only added to Pakistan’s troubles. While Bavuma fell for 75, Faf went on to score 103 before being dismissed. Shaheen Afridi accounted for both wickets.
Quinton de Kock added runs with ease at the other end to take the lead past 200 runs. Post the Tea session, the ball would jump up erratically which would excite the host seamers to get the job done on Day 3. Pakistan need to show plenty of resolve going forward if they are to avoid losing this by an innings margin.
Pakistan in South Africa, 3 Test Series, 2018/19Newlands, Cape Town 19 January 2019
South Africa 431 (124.1) & 43/1 (9.5)
Pakistan 177 (51.1) & 294 (70.4)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 2nd Test ) South Africa beat Pakistan by 9 wickets
South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 2 Score and Updates:
Quinton de Kock survives a review in final over before stumps and South Africa are in commanding position after Day 2. End on 382/6 to lead Pakistan by 205 runs. 259 runs coming today. Quinton de Kock unbeaten on 55 and Philander on 6
Not out. Review. Decision stands
Pakistan have gone upstairs for another review. Yasir Shah to Quinton de Kock and there seem to be two sounds as the ball went past the bat, took the pad and looped up. Nothing on UltraEdge and the review is lost
Pakistan finally have the wicket they were after and it has come from a review. Faf du Plessis walks back for 103 with Shaheen Afridi the wicket taker. Standing ovation from the dressing room and high 5's all around as he gets back. Back of a length delivery from Shaheen which shapes in and left du Plessis squared up. Seemed to be a little noise and UltraEdge shows a spike on review. Came to Sarfraz who seemed extremely convinced. South Africa are 356/6 and lead by 179 runs
350 up for South Africa
Quinton de Kock continuing with his rapidfire knock. A boundary past the man at point to get the Yasir Shah over underway. Adding to it with a reverse sweep in the third man region.
Faf du Plessis collects three runs and brings up a century just few days after a pair in the opening Test. Ended 2018 with ducks and begins 2019 with a bang. Amir with a full ball and Faf makes the most of the chance. Drove the ball away and immediately knew there was three in it. While completing the third run, he had his hands aloft in the air. Stand and applaud!
DROPPED! Sarfraz lets go of a regulation chance to get rid of Faf du Plessis on 96. Mohammad Abbas has his hands on his head straightaway. South Africa's lead past 150 runs
Shaheen Afridi (who else!) breaks the 156 run stand by getting rid of Temba Bavuma for 75. He gingerly walks back to the pavillion, it has been a tough and exhausting effort. Against the run of play, Pakistan have their fifth wicket. Back of length around the off stump, Bavuma tries to defend off the back foot. Bavuma opened up in his defence, the ball took the edge and flew to Sarfraz's right. South Africa are 305/5 and lead by 128 runs
Quick boundaries - one from Bavuma and then from Faf - tick South Africa's tally past 300 runs. Back of a length delivery by Abbas, Faf stands up on the backfoot and punches it through cover. The lead up to 124 runs
Faf hit on the finger
Shaheen Afridi's delivery springs up from length and bursts into the bottom hand of Faf du Plessis. He lets go of his bat immediately and the physio runs in. Faf has had a long history of issues with the hand. He isn't in cringeworthy pain but his fingers are getting treatment.
Given out. Review. NOT OUT!
Temba Bavuma's luck seems to have run out. He has been given out. Delivery by Mohammad Abbas hits him in line with the sticks. It has hit him just over the knee roll. No bat on it is confirmed by UltraEdge. And wickets missing too. it is going over. Bavuma to continue.
TEA! End of the second session at Cape Town and South Africa are in command. Faf, Bavuma ensure a wicketless session as Proteas lead by 104 runs
South Africa lead by 100
Faf and Bavuma have ensured South Africa extend their lead to 100 runs without any more wickets lost after two early blows. The new ball is available for the visitors but they're sticking with the old one for now
Now Temba Bavuma brings up his 13th Test fifty. Fuller ball by Yasir Shah on the leg stump and it has been paddled fine. The man at fine leg cut it off but could not stop Bavuma from taking two runs.
Temba Bavuma at the heart of things and he hits back-to-back boundaries to Shaheen Afridi. 12 runs from the over. Both boundaries coming off thick outside edges which beat the slip cordon.
After a pair in the opening Test, Faf du Plessis bags a 50 from 111 balls. His 18th Test fifty. Flighted delivery on the leg stump by Yasir Shah and tucked away down the leg side for a single. Fighting knock from the skipper
200 up for South Africa
Faf du Plessis with a double after clipping the ball away through backward square leg. Brings up South Africa's 200 in the 63rd over. Temba Bavuma on the other end.
Brilliant session for South Africa by the end. They lost two quick wickets at the start of the session, but then skipper Faf du Plessis stitched a partnership with Temba Bavuma to take Proteas over the trail-mark. At Lunch, South Africa lead by 11 runs.
South Africa take a lead
Faf du Plessis runs a couple and South Africa have taken the lead here. Now, the real test for Pakistan begins.
WICKET! Mohammad Abbas strikes and now Temba Bavuma has edged it to second slips. The umpires want to take a look and the soft signal is out, and the third umpire has given it a NOT OUT!
PAKISTAN MICKEY ARTHUR COACH IS NOT IMPRESSED!
WICKET! A change in attack does the trick for Pakistan and it is Shaheen Afridi who has dismissed Theunis de Bruyn. Pitched it outside off stump and Bruyn decided to have a go at it. Edged it to Babar Azam at slips. SA 149/4
Good partnership building
Faf du Plessis and Theunis de Bruyn are in the middle of a good partnership and they are slowly and steadily moving the Proteas over the trail mark.
WICKET! Mohammad Abbas strikes and Hashim Amla has been cleaned up. Leaves up a lot of room towards the left and the ball Mohammad Abbas targets the right line to get the dismissal. SA 126/3
HERE WE GO!
Hashim Amla and Theunis de Bruyn out to bat for South Africa on Day 2. Mohammad Amir starts off with the ball for Pakistan. Here we go!
South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 2
Hello and welcome to our live blog on the 2nd day of the 2nd Test between South Africa and Pakistan. Pakistan's batting has been slumped once again and Faf du Plessis's decision to bowl on this surface has proved to be the best. Trailing by just 54 runs, the Proteas will have a chance to take a heavy lead on Day 2 of the 2nd Test. Pakistan have but one goal - to take wickets.