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India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 2 Highlights: SA lose three after IND score 601/5

India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 2nd Test Highlights: India skipper Virat Kohli struck his highest Test score of 254 not out against South Africa to help his team pose an imosing 601/5 dec. in the first innings.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: October 12, 2019 8:36:16 am
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India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 2nd Test Highlights: India skipper Virat Kohli struck his highest Test score of 254 not out against South Africa to help his team pose an imosing 601/5 dec. in the first innings. After India’s declaration, the Indian bowlers continued to apply pressure on the batsmen, in what was the last phase of play for the day in Pune. De Bruyn and nightwatchman Nortje have done well to survive.

Faf du Plessis’ move to play an extra seamer did not work his favour. Anrich Nortje remained wicketless on the opening day of the Test with 60 runs from 13 overs. Mayank Agarwal scored his second century on the trot whereas Cheteshwar Pujara provided him support after a beauty of a delivery from Kagiso Rabada got rid of in-form batsman Rohit Sharma. Rabada was the only successful bowler on Day Two with three wickets to his name.

Match EndedPaytm South Africa tour of India, 2019 - 2nd Test

India

601/5 dec (156.3)
vs

South Africa

275 (105.4) & 189 (67.2)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 2nd Test )
India beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs

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India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 2: Highlights

17:07 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Day 2: Stumps - South Africa trail by 565 runs

Nightwatchman Anrich Nortje and Theunis de Bruyn esnure there is no further damage done to the South African batting line-up. At the end of days play. SA- 36/3

16:56 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Drama at day end!

A caught behind decision reviewed by South Africa, and Nortje survives.

- Mayank drops a catch off Nortje in the cordon; Shami the unlucky bowler again.

The drama hasn't ceased yet.

16:39 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Shami strikes

Shami strikes on the first ball of his spell, Bavuma is the latest casualty for the Proteas. But that was not before India went for a DRS Review:

The appeal for a caught-behind was turned down by umpire Chris Gaffaney which forced IND to take the DRS. UltraEdge confirms a spike and its out! SA- 33/3

16:37 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Jadeja comes into the attack

Time for spin test for the batsmen as Jadeja is brought, who has two slips and a silly-point for company. And immediately he makes an impact as Bruyn misjudges the quicker delivery but the leading edge lands in no-man's land. SA- 30/2

16:19 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Bavuma survives

Wriddhiman Saha believed that he has got his man diving to his left. The on-field umpires referred it to the third umpire with soft signal in India's favour. However, the replay shows that the ball had hit the bat and then the ground before Saha took the catch. Bavuma survives. SA - 20/2 in 5 overs

16:14 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Umesh strikes again!

Umesh Yadav shines on his comeback. Dean Elgar was in two minds, whether to leave the short delivery or not. The ball takes an inside edge on to his pads and then stumps. Elgar is frustrated with himself as he departs for 6. SA - 13/2 in 3.5 overs

15:59 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Umesh strikes

Umesh Yadav strikes on comeback. Aiden Markram plays down the wrong line and it hits him on the pads in front of the wickets. Yadav takes a wicket on the second ball of the over. SA - 2/1 in 1.2 overs

15:57 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Second innings underway

Ishant Sharma opens the bowling for India. Just two runs Dean Elgar's bat. Umesh Yadav opens the bowling from the other end. SA - 2/0 in 1 over

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15:43 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Jadeja departs, Kohli declares

Ravindra Jadeja misses out on his second Test century by just nine runs. Virat Kohli declares the innings, remains not out for 254. This is India's 10th 600-plus score under Kohli. IND - 601/5 in 156.3 overs 

15:35 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Maiden 250

Virat Kohli gets to his maiden Test 250 with a boundary towards deep mid-wicket. 600 up for India. The declaration is expected as soon as Jadeja reaches his second Test century. IND - 600/4 in 156 overs

15:32 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Kohli registers highest score

Virat Kohli registers his personal best score in Test cricket and First-Class cricket. Kohli gets to 247, heading towards his first Test 250. IND - 593/4

15:23 (IST)11 Oct 2019
200 partnership!

The partnership for fifth wicket between Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli is 200 runs now. The run rate during their partnership is above five runs per over. Jadeja is nearing his Test century, just 18 runs from it whereas Kohli is five runs away from his all-time highest Test score. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis has introduced Dean Elgar into the attack. IND - 577/4 

15:09 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Maharaj takes a pounding

Keshav Maharaj goes for 21 runs. Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja have taken up the T20 approach. South Africa may resort to fast bowlers to stop the flow of runs. IND - 551/4 

15:04 (IST)11 Oct 2019
FIFTY!

Ravindra Jadeja reaches his half-century from 81 deliveries. Jadeja has been in fine form with the bat since World Cup 2019. Indian batsmen are pounding runs now. The declaration can come after five or more overs. IND - 519/4 

14:52 (IST)11 Oct 2019
No ball saves Kohli

Senuran Muthusamy almost got the wicket of Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper was walking back to the dressing room but the replay showed that Muthusamy overstepped. Smiles all round, the crowd lets out a loud cheer as Kohli walks back to the crease. Nothing going South Africa's way. IND - 502/4

14:40 (IST)11 Oct 2019
DOUBLE TON!

Virat Kohli hits his double century from 295 deliveries. Kohli's seventh double century, most by any Indian batsman. He completes 7,000 runs in Test cricket as well. IND - 483/4 

14:35 (IST)11 Oct 2019
100-run partnership

Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja have now put on 100 runs for the fifth wicket. India will be looking to score freely now in the third session and then declare the innings. IND - 476/4 

14:14 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Tea break

India dominate the second session of Day 2 as well. Ravindra Jadeja was sent ahead of Wriddhiman Saha and he has done well to support Virat Kohli who has done the bulk of the scoring in the fifth-wicket partnership. Kohli is heading towards record double century. He is just six runs away from becoming the Indian batsman with most double centuries. IND - 473/4 in 141 overs

13:09 (IST)11 Oct 2019
150 for Kohli!

Virat Kohli gets to his 150 from 241 deliveries. If Kohli goes on to score 200, he will become the Indian batsman with most number of double centuries in Test cricket. SA - 409/4 

12:59 (IST)11 Oct 2019
Rabada, De Kock in heated exchange

Kagiso Rabada lobs the ball to Quinton de Kock but the latter was not paying attention. That is followed by a heated exchange as Rabada was not happy with De Kock giving an easy single to Virat Kohli. After the over, the two exchanged a few words. Faf du Plessis tries to keep the two away from each other. Meanwhile, Kohli inches closer to his 150. IND - 401/4 

Playing XIs:

IND: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

SA: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Senuran Muthusamy, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

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First published on: 11-10-2019 at 08:38:27 am
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