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India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 2 HIGHLIGHTS

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India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 2 HIGHLIGHTS

India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 2 Highlights – 

India vs South Africa 1st Test : India and South Africa are playing the first game of their two-match Test series at Centurion. The play for the second day is ended. The result for South Africa is 256/5. With five wickets remaining, the African side is 11 runs ahead of India’s total. With 140 runs, Dean Elgar is playing. Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa, chose to bowl first after winning the toss. India scored 245 runs in their opening innings.

The action in Centurion has concluded for the second day. The result for South Africa is 256/5. India managed just 245 runs in their opening half. South Africa is now leading by eleven runs. The African squad still has five wickets remaining. Marco Jansen provides three runs to help Dean Elgar, who is playing with 140 runs. India will now need to stop South Africa from gaining a significant advantage in the first innings and restrict them as quickly as possible on the third day. It will be challenging for India to win the match if South Africa gets a lead of more than 50 runs in the first innings.

IND vs SA 1st Test Day 2 Highlights
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India vs South Africa : What happened on the 2nd day ?

Nothing remarkable happened in South Africa‘s early years. After Siraj scored five runs, Aiden Markram became his first victim. Earlier, India reached 245 runs thanks to KL Rahul’s eighth Test century. Rahul helped India to a decent total by scoring crucial runs alongside Siraj and Prasidh after the team had started the day at 208/8. Kagiso Rabada grabbed five wickets for South Africa, while Nandre Berger, making his debut, claimed three wickets.

Following this, Elgar and Tony DeGeorge formed an incredible alliance that propelled the African innings ahead. Georgi scored 28 runs before falling prey to Bumrah. Pietersen was also removed by Bumrah in the subsequent over at a cost of two runs. Following this, David Bedingham scored 56 runs in one inning and formed a strong alliance with Elgar to give South Africa the advantage in the game. Verne scored four runs before being out. Each of Bumrah and Siraj claimed two wickets for India. Prasidh Krishna secured a single wicket.
India vs South Africa Highlights, 1st Test, Day 2
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India vs South Africa : What happened on the 1st day ?

South African captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to bowl first. India’s start was nothing special and captain Rohit became Rabada’s first victim after scoring five runs. After this, Yashasvi Jaiswal left after scoring 17 runs and Shubman Gill left after scoring two runs. The Indian team was in trouble after losing three wickets for 24 runs. In such a situation, Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli made the team out of trouble by making a half-century partnership. Virat was out after scoring 38 runs and Shreyas was out after scoring 31 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin contributed eight runs and Shardul Thakur contributed 24 runs. Jasprit Bumrah also returned to the pavilion after scoring one run.