At Centurion, India defeated the hosts, South Africa and become the first Asian team to beat them in their backyard. As of now, they are once again engaged with the Proteas in the second Test at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg which kicked off on 3rd January, Monday.
Coming to the game, KL Rahul has been announced as the skipper replacing injured Virat Kohli, having won the toss and opted to bat. He opened the innings along with Mayank Agarwal and build up a decent partnership for his team.
Marco Jansen provided the first breakthrough by removing Mayank Agarwal for 26 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara's terrible form continues in this match as well and has been dismissed for just 3 runs. Ajinkya Rahane bagged a golden duck as he was dismissed by Duanne Olivier.Hanuma Vihari also had a decent time in the middle before he was removed by Kagiso Rabada for 20 runs. The skipper, KL Rahul has shown some beautiful shots from his blade and completed his fifty before being dismissed for 50 runs by Marco Jansen.
Summary of the match between South Africa vs India:
Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashiwn added some crucial runs for the sixth wicket partnership before Rishabh Pant had to return to the pavilion for 17 runs. Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami isn't much effective with the bat and warmed the bench with cheap numbers.
However, Ravichandran Ashwin played some good shots by coming down the order and scoring 46 runs which consisted of 6 fours under his belt. Jasprit Bumrah also played some good strokes and remained unbeaten on 14 runs with the help of 2 fours and a six.
In the end, India posted 202 runs on the board. Following the total, the opposition skipper Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram opened the innings for their side. Despite bowling out the opposition for a decent score, the openers failed to provide the expected start as Aiden Markram has to walk back after Mohammed Shami made him LBW for 7 runs.
At the end of the day, South Africa scored 35 runs with the loss of one wicket. However, during India's innings, Rassie van der Dussen took an acrobatic catch off Hanuma Vihari that helped them to send back the right-handed batsman for 20 runs.
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