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Du Plessis falls before rain holds sway

South Africa adds 19 runs in six overs in the little play that was possible on second day

Du Plessis falls before rain holds sway - Cricket News
Only six overs were possible on day two due to rain and poor light.
Rain and poor light meant that there was barely half an hour’s play possible on the second day of the second South Africa v West Indies Test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday (December 27).
South Africa, who resumed on 270 for 2, reached 289 for 3 in six overs before play was halted, losing Faf du Plessis’s wicket in that time.
The day had begun interestingly, with du Plessis hitting Jerome Taylor’s first delivery to the fine-leg boundary to bring up his fourth Test century and his second in Port Elizabeth.

But Taylor’s next delivery had him caught behind by Denesh Ramdin after he had scored 103.

Hashim Amla (23) and AB de Villiers, who hit two boundaries in his 18-ball 9, were at the crease when play ended.
Play on the three remaining days will start half an hour earlier than usual in an attempt to make up for some of the lost time.

To review the South Africa v West Indies match in full, please click here.

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