Stumps on Day 2: India end the day on 85/2 and lead the game by 58 runs. Shardul Thakur was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he registered his best figures (7/61) in Test cricket. However, South Africa will also be happy with their display and will look for some early breakthroughs on Day 3.
Wicket! India lose their second opener as Duanne Olivier strikes. Mayank Agarwal has to return to the pavilion after a decent start. Mayank lbw b Olivier 23(37).
India Lead by 1 Run! KL Rahul's ide have surpassed South Africa's total in the game and now will be hoping to add ad many runs to the score as possible.
Wicket! Marco Jansen continues to impress in his debut series as this time he dismisses the dangerous KL Rahul. Rahul c Markram b Marco Jansen 8(21).
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have begun the proceedings in the third innings and their first job will be passing the deficit without losing a wicket. Following the duo will decide on their approach.
SA Lead by 27 Runs! It was a sensational bowling performance from Shardul Thakur as he registered his best fixtures of 7/61 in Test cricket, restricting the host to a minor advantage at the end of the first innings. However, South Africa will be happy with their display.
Wicket! Jasprit Bumrah breaks the partnership as he clean bowls Keshav Maharaj. The South African put up a great fight and played a gritty inning. Maharaj b Bumrah 21(29).
South Africa Lead By 1 Run! The Proteas have gone [ast India's first innings score and now will aim to add as many runs as possible to their total. This is a great chance for Dean Elgar's men to put pressure on the visitors.
India's lead is cut down to single digits and South Africa will hope that the duo can help them get the lead in the match. Meanwhile, KL Rahul's team will aim to bowl out the Proteas in the final session.
Tea! South Africa added 89 runs to their score in the session but lost three key wickets including Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verrynne. Shardul Thakur took his first five-for in Tests, keeping India in control heading into the final session of the day.
After a dominant performance on Day 1, South Africa would aim to further strengthen their grip on the second Test when they take the field on the second day in Johannesburg. India, without regular skipper Virat Kohli, managed just 202 runs on the board largely due to stand-in captain KL Rahul's 50 and Ravichandran Ashwin's gritty 46. The rest of the Indian batting faltered big time, the highlight being Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane's continued failure in the Indian batting order. After scoring just little above 200 in the first innings, India did manage to get a wicket--that of Aiden Markram--to leave South Africa at 35/1 at the close of play on Day 1 but they know they would much more than that to stop the hosts from taking full control of the game. The visitors would be hopeful of Mohammed Siraj recovering from his injury to return on Day 2 as he is an important component in the bowling attack. India vs South Africa 2nd Test 2021-22 Day 2 Live Streaming Online: Get Free Live Telecast of IND vs SA Test Series on TV With Time in IST
KL Rahul, who was captaining India in Kohli's absence, with the latter being out with a back spasm, won the toss and chose to bat first. The decision did pay off for a while with him and Mayank Agarwal scoring briskly to take India to 36 in 14 overs before the latter perished. The Proteas further struck twice in consecutive deliveries as a returning Duanne Olivier ended Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane's stays at the crease. India did manage to hang on with Rahul and Hanuma Vihari but wickets once again started falling regularly after the latter's dismissal.