South Africa romped Sri Lanka in the first Test match of the three-match Test home series by 246 runs. The story on the field didn’t really change for the visitors in the second clash as well.
Riding on hundreds from Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock South Africa posted a total of 392 runs on the board. In reply, Sri Lanka were bundled out for a mere 110 as Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada dismantled the Lankan batting.
Having sustained a lead of 282 runs, the hosts could have asked Sri Lanka to follow on but skipper Faf du Plessis decided to bat again in the second innings.
The decision from du Plessis raised certain eyebrows and one of the masters of the game questioned his take.
AB de Villiers took to Twitter and said,”Interesting debate about the follow-on this Am! Why, after dominating for 2 days, would u give the opposition a way back in the game?”
Interesting debate about the follow-on this Am! Why, after dominating for 2 days, would u give the opposition a way back in the game?
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) January 4, 2017
Well it seems that South African cricket is once again under some dark clouds off-field.