Going in with 4 fast bowlers might have won the match, but it has resulted in a test match and a 20% match fee fine due to slow over rate. The whole team was fined 10% of their match fee as well. While Pakistani also bowled majority of their overs with pacers, they had Yasir Shah and partner time of Asad Shafiq to make up for lost time. South African fast bowlers delivered a total of 122 overs over the two innings.
Match referee David Boon imposed the suspension after on field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Joel Wilson laid the charge. This is du Plessis’s 2nd minor offense in 12 month period, after having found guilty in Centurion Test against India in January 2018. South African were found to be one over short after time allowances were considered. Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar has captaincy experience so it remains to be seen who will captain the side.
The 3rd and final test begins on 11th January in Johannesburg.