Hayes van der Berg gave WP a much needed breakthrough when he ended the steady partnership of 120 runs between Brydon Carse (54) and Curtis Samboer (67) which allowed WP bowlers to rip through the middle and lower batting order of EP and they broke any other partnership that posed to be a threat to them. Alex Mather was the pick of the bowlers for WP with 4 wickets for 46 runs in 24 overs. EP were dismissed all out for 234 in 95.4 overs in the first innings. They had a lead of 146 runs.
Although the first two wickets of Keagan Smith (10) and Soyisile Pono (0) fell in a space of 21 runs, WP batters were determined not to let what happened in the first innings repeat itself. Jack Newby and Clyde Fortuin stood firm in the crease to recover their team’s innings as they produced a fourth wicket partnership of 55 runs before Newby was dismissed for 49. Another outstanding partnership which pulled the team back into the game and allowed them to take control of the match was the 67-run eighth wicket partnership between David Bedingham (75*) and Dawood Christians (13). Anrich Norje and Brydon Carse both took 3 key wickets apiece for EP to reduce WP from setting an immense target.
Day 2 ended with WP on 243/8 in 85 overs in the second innings. They lead by 76 runs.