The second day of the South Africa versus Australia test at Cape Town turned out to be quite a spectacle as we witnessed one of the most bizarre day's play. To sum it all up yesterday's play consisted of 294 runs, 23 wickets, four innings played, two five wicket hauls (one by a debutant!), and two team scores below 100.
We saw two batting collapses as South Africa in their first innings bundled out for just 96 runs giving Australia a huge lead of 188 runs. Australia however managed to squander that away as they were all out for just 47 runs - their lowest score in over 100 years! Australia was 21 for 9, but thankfully their 10th wicket saw them double that score. South Africa now are on their way to a memorable win with just 155 needed and 9 wickets remaining.
I witnessed some of the best pace bowling in yesterday's play and it was an absolute treat for the eyes. Watching Shane Watson and then debutant Vernon Philander run through the some of the best batsmen in world cricket was just a stunning spectacle to behold. Philander's spell in the second innings was specially good, and he brought South Africa back into the game taking 5 for 15. What a dream debut for the youngster!
Here's a piece on Cricinfo that has all the records and stats that yesterday's play broke.
Today should be another great day of play and the game is still anybody's despite South Africa being slightly ahead. Will the proteas choke this or have Australia let go of the game?