27 Dec, 17:42 (IST)

Day 2 of the 1st Test between India and South Africa from Centurion has been called off. The match never resumed on the day as persistent rains forced the umpires to come to the decision of abandoning the day's play.

27 Dec, 17:22 (IST)

The rain continues to pour in Centurion and it looks like the second session could be washed out as well. It is understood that there are large pools of water on the outfield. 

27 Dec, 16:13 (IST)

Things arent looking great in Centurion as the rain has intensified which could delay the resumption of the day's play even further.

27 Dec, 15:50 (IST)

The rain continues at Centurion as Day 2 of the 1st Test between India and South Africa is yet to resume. Umpires will inspect the conditions on 04:15 pm IST (12:45 pm local time) but things still don't look ideal

27 Dec, 15:02 (IST)

As we wait for the proceedings of day 2, rain continues to pour. As of now, lunch has been taken. 

27 Dec, 14:04 (IST)

Rain continues to play spoilsport as the players are busy strategizing for the game ahead.

27 Dec, 13:35 (IST)

So the play has been delayed due to rains.

27 Dec, 13:30 (IST)

Hi and welcome to the live blog of India vs South Africa 1st Test 2021. stay tuned for the live updates of the game. 

India vs South Africa 1st Test 2021 is currently underway at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. In this article, we shall bring to you the live score updates for day 2 of the game but first, let's quickly have a look at how day 1 panned out for both sides. After winning the toss, Virat Kohli opted to bat first. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave a steady start to the team. KL Rahul remained unbeaten even at stumps with the knock of 122 runs. India vs South Africa 1st Test 2021 Highlights, Day 1: IND 272/3 in 90 Overs at Stumps. 

During the course of his innings, KL Rahul slammed 17 fours and a six. Mayank Agarwal slammed 60 runs and by the end of Day 1, the scoreboard read 272/3. India lost Cheteshwar Pujara on 0 and Kohli on 35 runs. Pujara got dismissed by Lungi Ngidi on a Golden duck. This was Pujara's ninth duck in Test cricket on number three. As of now, along with KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane is batting on 40 runs and obviously is just 10 runs away from scoring a half-century. It is quite clear that the visitors have an upper hand over the hosts for now.

It would be interesting to see how day 2 pans out for both parties. Stay tuned ti this space for more updates related to the game. The proceedings of day 2 will begin soon at 01.20 pm IST.