South Africa Vs Pakistan Second day Test will be played at Cape Town.
South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl vs Pakistan
Vernon Philander returned to a four-pronged South African pace attack at Newlands. With Keshav Maharaj dropped from the playing XI for this match, Philander will share the bowling duties with Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier as captain Faf du Plessis chose to field first on winning the toss.
There was much debate, and a touch of indecision, around South Africa’s bowling arrangement for this Test, and du Plessis stated on the eve of the match that he would pause to have a look at the pitch in the morning of the Test before deciding on his final XI. The Newlands track is spotted with bare patches, but there is also a patchwork of green grass holding the hairline cracks in the track together