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India vs South Africa: Hardik Pandya leads India’s fightback in Cape Town, see pics

Hardik Pandya rekindled India's hopes of a fightback with classic counter-attacking innings on the second day of the first Test.

South Africa vs India, Cape Town Test

Hardik Pandya came to bat when India’s score was 76. Pandya counter-attacked the South Africa pacers who had been brilliant till then and scored 93 runs, his second best score in Test cricket, off just 96 balls. Against a bowling attack that had Indian batsmen on the mat with some tight line and length, could not stop Pandya from scoring quick runs. The allrounder brought his half-century off 46 balls with a slap-drive through covers off Morne Morkel. (Source: AP)

South Africa vs India, Cape Town Test

Hardik Pandya scored his second half-century in Test cricket and was dismissed for 93 by Kagiso Rabada. (Source: AP)

South Africa vs India, Cape Town Test

Hardik Pandya rekindled India's hopes of a fightback with classic counter-attacking innings. (Source: AP)

South Africa vs India, Cape Town Test

Even though Pandya fell short of century, he saved India embarrassment on the second day of the first Test in Cape Town. Source: AP)

South Africa vs India, Cape Town Test

. He fell short of his hundred by seven run when he tried to play one over the slip cordon but managed only an edge what was accepted by the keeper. (Source: AP)

South Africa vs India, Cape Town Test

Pandya shared a 99-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the eighth wicket. (Source: AP)