The ongoing Test match between South Africa and India is getting a lot more attention at the Newlands in Capetown. The Indian skipper decided that they will bat first after winning the toss.
They opened the innings with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal who have been removed by Duanne Oliver and Kagiso Rabada for 12 and 15 runs. After that, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli came out to the field and helped their side by adding 62 runs for the third wicket partnership.
However, Cheteshwar Pujara missed his half-century by 7 runs after being dismissed by Marco Jansen. Ajinkya Rahane scored 9 runs before being dismissed by the right-arm pacer, Kagiso Rabada.
The wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant walked in at number six and played some good shots in the middle. After all the drama, South African bowlers finally got the wicket of Virat Kohli when he was batting on 79 runs.In the end, India has been bowled out for 223 runs as Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen bagged 4 and 3 wickets respectively. Chasing the total posted by India, Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram opened the innings but didn't provide the expected start for their side.
Summary of the ongoing match:
Jasprit Bumrah removed the opposition skipper for 3 runs and continued the same on the second day as well. He went on to clean Aiden Markram and sent the right-hander to the dressing room for 3 runs.
After that, Keegan Petersen batted well on the other end but didn't get enough support from the middle-order. The Indian seamers went through the batting order and didn't allow any batters to settle on the crease. Jasprit Bumrah once again proved his worth once again by picking by 5 wickets in this game.
Moreover, likewise Aiden Markram, Bumrah bowled a fabulous delivery to dismiss Marco Jansen and the hosts have been bowled out for 209 runs. In the second innings of India, South African bowlers provided the expected start for their side by sending back both the openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal for 10 and 7 runs.
After that, the Indian middle-order batters excluding Rishabh Pant have been dominated by the opposition bowlers and returned to the dressing room with cheap numbers. However, Rishabh Pant smashed a fabulous hundred and remained unbeaten on 100 as India has been bowled out for 198 runs.
During the innings, Marco Jansen threw the ball towards Rishabh Pant as he managed to defend it before being got hurt. Currently, South Africa is in the driver's seat as they are batting on 101 runs with the loss of only one wicket.
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Kohli gone but Pant is cool as ice. His response to Jansen’s throw at his body pic.twitter.com/hewayWcF05— shitposter (@shitpostest) January 13, 2022
One for sheer comfort— Sritama Panda (Ross Taylor’s Version) (@cricketpun_duh) January 13, 2022
Other one for long life pic.twitter.com/A7fryswAFX