Port Elizabeth: South Africa produced a clinical bowling effort to thrash the minnows Zimbabwe by an innings and 120 runs inside two days of historical day-night 4-day test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
Forced to follow on after being bowled out for 68 in their first innings, Zimbabwe were shot down for 121 runs in their second innings. The match ended before the scheduled dinner break on the second day.
Morne Morkel took 5 for 21 in the first innings whereas Keshav Maharaj combined with Phehlukwayo to engineer the second innings collapse. Zimbabwe proved to be no match for the strong South African side as they were bowled out twice on a single day.
South Africa had declared their first innings at 309-9 after some good bowling by Zimbabwe but their batsmen failed to come to terms against African bowlers and lost 16 wickets on Day 2. The test carried historical significance as it was first ever 4-day Test and it was also the first Day-night test match in South Africa.