The second Test match is being played between South Africa and India at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. A total of 23 wickets fell in the first day’s play played yesterday. South Africa and India were all out once each. After this, the African team, which came to bat in the second innings, lost three wickets there too.
After the first day’s play, everyone is now talking about the Cape Town pitch. After the match, South African captain Dean Elgar himself talked about this pitch. “This (pitch) generally plays a little slow and as a batsman you can set up and play a good innings,” Elgar said during an interview with Star Sports after the end of the day’s play. But as the session progressed, the pitch got faster.”
Meanwhile, South Africa’s batting consultant Ashwell Prince spoke openly about this pitch. Ashwell Prince understands the Cape Town pitch very well and, he too was stunned to see that pitch. He had never seen such bounce and speed on this pitch before. Apart from this, he also talked about the seam movement he was getting from the pitch.
Dean Elgar also supported Prince’s comment and he also talked about the bounce being provided by this pitch. They said that, “The bowlers were getting a lot of bounce from the Vinberg End, while the ball bowled from the Kelvin Grove End was coming very fast. This variation in bounce made it even more difficult for the batsmen to score runs here.”