Captain Pieter Malan and left hand batter, Lesiba Ngoepe resumed where they left off on Day 1. Together they constructed a 143-run third wicket partnership to take WP past the 300 mark. Ernest Kemm came in and gave the visitors the breakthrough when he dismissed Malan who fell just eighteen runs short of his double ton. Kemm claimed two more wickets for his side, this time right hander Clyde Fortuin (12) and Ngoepe (81) were the victims.
Right hand batter, Brandon Young chipped in with a quick fire 31 runs off just 10 balls (4x 6’s ; 1x 4).
Easterns commenced their innings on a back foot when they lost three wickets in the first hour all to fast bowler, Travis Muller. Opening batter Wesley Marshall put up a fight for his side scoring 73 runs off 97 balls. Thando Bula and Kyle Marshall chipped in with 37 and 36 runs respectively to take their side to a first innings total of 252 runs but that was not enough to avoid the follow-on.
Muller finished the first innings with figures of 4 wickets for 73 runs. He was assisted by Aviwe Mgijima and Louis Delport who got two wickets apiece to enforce the follow-on.
Easterns concluded Day 2 with 47 runs for no loss in 11 overs. They trail by 120 runs.