There has been a lot of drama made in the third Test match which is going on between South Africa and India at the Newlands in Capetown. Coming to the match, Virat Kohli opted to bat first after winning the toss.
As usual, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal opened the innings and got some boundaries from the bat. Duanne Oliver provided the first breakthrough for his team by removing KL Rahul for 12 runs. In the very next over, Kagiso Rabada got the wicket of Mayank Agarwal who was batting on 15 runs.
After back to back wickets, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli joined the hands and started to overwhelm the bowlers all around the park. Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli started to stitch a beautiful partnership and 62 runs to it.
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.
Summary of day 2 between South Africa and India:
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.
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.
India ended the second day with 57 for 2 as Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 9 and 14 runs.During the match, Virat Kohli completed his 100th catch in the longest format of the game, pulling out a tougher one-off Temba Bavuma.
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