2nd Test: India reduce South Africa to 36/3 at stumps on Day 2

2nd Test: India reduce South Africa to 36/3 at stumps on Day 2

India are currently leading the series against South Africa by 1-0 after registering a crushing 203-run victory in the first Test  at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium,Visakhapatnam.  

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Updated: Oct 11, 2019, 17:35 PM IST

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The Indian bowlers reduced South Africa to a score of 36 for three in the first inning at stumps on the second day of the second Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.

At stumps, Anrich Nortje and Theunis de Bruyn were batting at the crease at their respective scores of two and 20.

Earlier, Indian skipper Virat Kohli (254) smashed his seventh double century besides stitching a huge 225-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja (91) to guide their side to a first-innings score of 601/5 declared.

Here are the highlights: 

# Stumps!

# Just two runs off the last five overs. Theunis de Bruyn and Anrich Nortje1 are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of 20 and one. The South African duo is looking to steady their side‘s ship after three early blows, while the Indian bowlers continue to maintain their dominance.

# Anrich Nortje is the new batsman in for South Africa. 

# WICKET!! Mohammad Shami was called into the attack and he delivered in his very first over by removing Temba Bavuma for eight. The South African batsman was caught by Wriddhiman Saha behind the wicket on the first delivery of the 10th over.

# 20 runs off the last three overs. De Bruyn flicked the second delivery of the sixth over towards deep midwicket for four runs before he smashed the very next delivery through backward point for another four runs.

# Temba Bavuma is the new batsman in!

# Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. 

# WICKET!! Umesh Yadav strikes again. South Africa hav now lost their both openers as Dean Elgar (6) was clean bowled by the Indian bowler on the fifth delivery of the fourth over.

# Theunis de Bruyn is the new batsman in!

# WICKET! Umesh Yadav gave an early breakthrough to India by removing Aiden Markram for a duck. The South African opener was caught leg before wicket on the second delivery of the second over.

# Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram to begin the innings for South Africa. Ishant Sharma to begin the proceedings for India. 

# Innings Break!

# WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja fell for 91 after being caught by Theunis de Bruyn on a Senuran Muthusamy delivery in the 157th over. India declare their innings at 601/5d, with Kohli remaining unbeaten at 254. 

# 28 runs off the last four overs, including a boundary each from Jadeja (89) and Kohli (247). India are now approaching 600-run mark.

# Kohli (231) and Jadeja (77) are now batting freely at the crease as the duo added 45 runs in the last three overs, including three sixes and dive boundaries. India have now gone past 550-run mark.

# FIFTY!! Ravindra Jadeja has brought up his 12th Test half-century off 79 deliveries. He reached the mark by picking off two runs on the fourth delivery of the 148th over.

Kohli has now surpassed Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar for the most double centuries by an Indian in the longest format of the game.

# CENTURY!! Virat Kohli has notched up his seventh double Test century. En route to his double ton, Kohli also went past Don Bradman‘s Test tally of 6,996 runs. He reached the mark by picking up two runs on the fourth delivery of the 144th over.

# 17 runs off the last four overs, including two back-to-back boundaries by Kohli. Jadeja (18) smashed the third delivery of 136th over through the covers for a boundary before he whipped the very next delivery through midwicket for another four runs.

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# Kohli (163) and Jadeja (seven) has brought up a 50-run partnership for the fifth wicket–with majority of runs coming from the Indian skipper. The hosts are looking all set to post huge first-innings total while South Africa need to grab some quick wickets to turn the game in their favour.

# Meanwhile, Kohli has now surpassed Sir Don Bradman for most 150+ scores as a Test captain.

# The hosts added another 20 runs off the last three overs, including three boundaries by Kohli (151). The Indian skipper has now completed a 150-run knock and is looking for a good support from Jadeja (4) at the other end.

# Nine runs off the last five overs. Kohli continues to stand strong at the crease and is currently batting at 131. Jadeja, on the other hand, got off the mark by flicking the third delivery of the 118th over to deep midwicket.

# Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman in!

# WICKET!! Keshav Maharaj has bagged his 100th wicket by removing Ajinkya Rahane for 59. The Indian batsman was caught by Quinton de Kock behind the wicket on the second delivery of the 118th over.

# CENTURY!! Kohli has brought up his 26th Test ton and first Test century of 2019 off 173 balls. He reached the mark with a boundary on the fourth ball of the 109th over.

# FIFTY!! Ajinkya Rahane (50) has brought up a Test half-century off 141 balls. He reached the mark by nudging the first delivery of 106th over through midwicket for a quick single.

# India added another 14 runs off the last four overs. While Kohli (92) is approaching century, Rahane is nearing his Test fifty. South Africa, on the other hand, need to grab some quick wickets in order to avoid India post big first innings total.

# 19 runs off the last four overs, including three boundaries. Kohli (85) and Rahane (35) continue to stand strong at the crease as they guided the hosts past 300-run mark. The duo has also brought up a 100-run partnership for the four wicket.

# 10 runs off the last four overs. Kohli (73) is batting comfortably at the crease. He smashed the last delivery of the 89th over between wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and first slip for a boundary before he drove the last delivery of the 92nd over past the umpire to the long-on for another four runs.

# A good start from South Africa as they conceded just two runs to India. Kohli flicked the first delivery of the 87th over towards square leg for a single.

# Kohli and Rahane have walked down the crease to resume India‘s first innings. Kagiso Rabada to open the attack for South Africa today. 

# The players of the two teams are out on the field and are warming up before the play. 

# The second day‘s play will begin shortly!

Opener Mayank Agarwal (108) and first drop Cheteshwar Pujara (58) stitched a significant 138-run knock before skipper Virat Kohli notched up an unbeaten half-century to guide India to 273/3 at stumps on Day one of the ongoing Test match against South Africa on Thursday. 

At stumps, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were batting at the crease at their respective scores of 63 and 18. 

Earlier, India won the toss and opted to bat first on the opening day. 

Opener Rohit Sharma, who marked his debut in a Test match as the opener with twin centuries, was dismissed cheaply for 14 runs before Agarwal smashed yet another ton and Pujara scored a half-century to steady India‘s innings on Thursday.

After Agarwal and Pujara‘s dismissals, Kohli and Rahane stitched a crucial 75-run knock to put India in a strong position before bad light forced early stumps.

India are currently leading the series against South Africa by 1-0 after registering a crushing 203-run victory in the first Test  at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium,Visakhapatnam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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