Rain dampens South Africa's chances

Dec 28, 2014, 06:42 IST | AFP

Port Elizabeth: Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies at St George's Park on Saturday.

Faf du Plessis
SA's Faf du Plessis smashed 103

Only half an hour’s play was possible in Port Elizabeth, during which six overs were bowled and South Africa moved from their overnight 270 for two to 289 for three.

“It was a very frustrating day,” said Du Plessis after play was finally called off more than four-and-a-half hours after the stoppage. We had a very good day one and were exactly where we wanted to be.”

With more rain predicted for Sunday, Du Plessis admitted it might be difficult for South Africa to force a series-clinching win to follow their victory by an innings and 220 runs in the first Test in Centurion.

“There’s still quite a lot of time left,” he said. “We will just have to do what we plan to do a lot quicker. We’ve got a very good bowling armoury but on the St George’s Park wicket it does take a bit longer.”

Du Plessis, on 99 overnight, flicked Jerome Taylor’s first ball of the day for four runs to raise his century off 229 balls.

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