IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 1: South Africa 35/1 at stumps, trail India by 167 runs

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Update News


Rohit Sharma is out of the entire tour due to a hamstring injury. Before the match, captain Virat Kohli got injured in the back. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, two experienced batsmen, are not in good form at all. As a result, India narrowly lost the Johannesburg Test.


India and hosts South Africa face off in the second Test of the series on the third day of the new year. The Indian team, led by Lokesh Rahul, came under fire from Marco Johnson, who came down to bat just before the toss to win the toss. They managed to score only 202 runs in their first innings.


IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 1: South Africa 35/1 at stumps, trail India by 167 runsIND vs SA 2nd Test Day 1: South Africa 35/1 at stumps, trail India by 167 runs



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In reply, South Africa collected 35 runs for the loss of one wicket at the end of the first day's play. They are 167 runs behind India.


The start of India's innings was not a bad one. Two openers Mayank Agarwal and Lokesh Rahul spent the first hour without any hindrance. However, Jansen gave the first breakthrough in the first ball of the 15th over. Mayank scored 26 runs before returning with a catch behind the wicket at the head of the team's 36 runs.


Then Pujara (3) and Rahane (0) got frustrated. Hanuma Bihari (20) and Rishav Pant (17) could not stay on the wicket for long. Captain Rahul was out in the middle. From his bat comes the personal highest 50 runs of the innings. In the end, Ravichandran Ashwin made the team cross 200 by playing an innings of 46 runs.


Jansen took 4 wickets with the ball for South Africa. Besides, Kagiso Rabada and Dwayne Oliver collected 3 wickets each.

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