After the first match drubbing, India lock horns with South Africa for the second Test at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Saturday.
South Africa ended Day1 of the Centurion Test against India at a respectable 269 for 6. South Africa got off to a solid start with the openers Elgar and Markram putting up a strong opening stand
Ashwin dealt first blow by getting rid off Elgar...Aiden Markram then put on another good stand with seasoned middle order batsman Hashim Amla power the proteas past the 100 run mark.
Off spinner R Ashwin struck a big blow to scalp Markram, who fell 6 short of a century. Against the run of play AB De Villiers chopped one back onto his stumps...to a Ishant Sharma delivery.
A comedy of errors saw two needless run outs of Amla and Philander to help India get back into the match.
At stumps, South Africa looked to have the slender advantage with skipper Dad Du Plessis and nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj on the crease
Here are the Highlights of India vs South Africa, 2nd Test:
# After Day 1, SA 269-6 with du Plessis and Maharaj out in the middlw with 24 and 10 runs respectively.
# Philander is RUN OUT!, SA 251-6 after 83 overs
# Complete misunderstanding out there in the middle, SA loses another wicket
# Amla gets out in. Needless run out...and then Ashwin strikes to get De Cock for a duck
# Hardik Pandya strikes with a beautiful throw at the non-striker's end, Hashim Amla is RUN OUT!
# After 70 overs, SA 224-3 with Amla and de PLESSIS out in the middle with 69 and 6 runs respectively
# Faf du Plessis, right handed batsman comes to the crease
# Ishant to AB de Villiers, Bowled out
# Its 50 runs partnership for Hashim Amla and Ab de Villiers with 46 and 19 runs respectively.
# Hashim Amla is getting closer to his fifty, after 61 overs SA 193-2.
# After 56 overs, SA 182-2 and its TEA BREAK!
# After 55 overs, SA 175-2 with Hashim Amla and Ab de Villiers out in the middle.
# Aidel Markram misses century and caught behind for 94, SA 148-2
# After 43 overs, SA 140-1 and its DRINKS!
# Hashim Amla and Markram is building partnership for the 2nd wicket, SA 112-1 after 37.3 overs.
# After 29.3 overs, SA 85-1
# Ashwin bowls a short one and its a CATCH at Long Leg, India gets the much needed wicket of DEAN ELGAR (31).
# After Lunch, South Africa looks strong with SA 78-0 on board
# After 25 overs, SA 72-0 with Elgar (21) and Markram (50) out in the middle
# The third umpire says NOT OUT
# R Ashwin appeals for caught behind. The umpire goes to the third umpire.
# A great crowd at SuperSport Park. Relatively good start from SA with the score on 36/0 after 15 overs. Markram 24, Elgar 9
# No one is questioning Ishant Sharma's inclusion in the side. But you can't drop Bhuvneshwar Kumar like that. Maybe, Bumrah should have been replaced.
# And Kohli's decision to not include Bhuvneshwar surprised many including Allan Donald.
@BhuviOfficial left out..you are kidding me??🤔— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) January 13, 2018
# Some words of praise for debutant Ngidi Lungi from the legend.
@OfficialCSA many congrats to @NgidiLungi on making his test debut today. Fantastic young talent who has been slamming the door down for a couple of years now. Look forward to seeing him bowl!! #ProteaFire— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) January 13, 2018
# Score after 10 overs: South Africa 21-0, Elgar 9(29); Markram 11(31)
# Ishant Sharma, no doubt, is bowling well and building pressure on South African openers but that's not enough to get a wicket.
# Score after 5 overs: South Africa 12-0, Elgar 3(15); Markram 9(15) Click here for full scorecard
# Elgar and Markram are at the crease. Elgar is on strike. Bumrah will open the attack.
# Cricket experts have raised questions on Virat Kohli's decision to leave out Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
One player gave you a chance in Capetown. And he won't be bowling at South Africa. #BhuvaneswarKumar— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 13, 2018
# South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first.
Toss update: South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first in the 2nd Test. Three changes for #TeamIndia. KL Rahul, Ishant Sharma and Parthiv Patel are in the Playing XI #SAvIND #FreedomSeries pic.twitter.com/kbj1louaSU— BCCI (@BCCI) January 13, 2018
# India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma
# South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel