South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2: South Africa entirely dominates the day as Rabada and Philander restricts visitors for 110

Quinton de Kock during his fantastic 101-run inning today at Cape Town (Image credits: twitter.com/asadjaved609)
Quinton de Kock during his fantastic 101-run inning today at Cape Town (Image credits: twitter.com/asadjaved609)

From Quinton de Kock completing his century during the first session to Rabada and Philander sweeping out visitors within 43 overs later, South Africa completely dominated the day 2 of 2nd test and managed to take a lead of 317 runs by stumps today.

As the match entered the 2nd day, everyone wanted to see how far Quinton de Kock can take the first South African inning and he didn’t disappoint. De Kock (101) struck a hundred today he led his team to a respectable total of 392. For Sri Lanka, LahiruKumara looked brilliant as he sent 6 South African batsmen to the pavilion in the first inning.

When Sri Lankan batsmen came to chase down that target, things were looking good as it seemed that taking wickets wouldn’t be easy today. After some time, South African pacers seemed struggling to take the 2nd wicket and their skipper, Faf du Plessis, decided to rotate the bowlers as he brought Maharaja back into the attack. The plan worked and Maharaja provided the much-needed breakthrough. By now, the downfall of the Sri Lankan inning had begun. Rabada and Philander wiped off the rest of the Sri Lankan inning in no time, sharing 8 wickets between them. From 56/1, Sri Lanka could only reach a total of 110/10.

Currently, Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar are at the crease and South Africa’s score by stumps on day 2 is 35/0 while they have already taken a lead of 317 runs.

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Paarth Manhas

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