New Delhi: India fought back late on day one of the second Test to reduce South Africa to 269 for six wickets in their first innings at the SuperSport Park. The India vs South Africa 2nd Test coverage continues on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD in English and Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD in Hindi. The free online live streaming of the match will be available on SonyLiv. You can follow the live score updates of the match here.
Aiden Markram (94) and Hashim Amla (82) threatened India with signs of a prospective big total. But India’s bowling unit, spearheaded by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (3/90), took four wickets in the final session to show the team’s intent of making a strong comeback after the defeat in the opening Test in Cape Town.
Captain Faf du Plessis (24 batting) and Keshav Maharaj (10 batting) were at the crease at the end of the day’s play. Du Plessis earlier in the morning won the toss and elected to bat on a bouncy wicket with less seam and swing as compared to the Newlands wicket in the first Test.
Opening batsmen Markram and Dean Elgar (31) justified the skipper’s decision with sensible batting. They stitched together an 85-run partnership to give a good start to the hosts.
Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya operated with probing line and length. Ishant replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar for this match, while injured gloves-man Wriddhiman Saha made way for Parthiv Patel. Another change was Lokesh Rahul replacing Shikhar Dhawan. (With IANS inputs).