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  • 5:12 PM IST

    Pujara though fell against the run of play. Kohli replaced him out in the middle and played second fiddle to Mayank who got his second century of the series. Unlike the first innings of the first Test, he could not convert this into a double ton and fell prey to Rabada. Rahane and Kohli then took their time. The captain and vice-captain of the side then added unbeaten 75-runs before bad lights ended play.

  • 5:12 PM IST

    A day that clearly belonged to India. After winning the toss and opting to bat, the hosts did not get off to a good start. Losing the Man of the Match from the previous game early on. It looked like on a green looking wicket South Africa would make the hosts pay but Pujara and Mayank Agarwal had other ideas. The duo added 138-run stand for the second wicket and solidified the innings with both the batters getting to their respective fifties.

  • 5:11 PM IST

    The umpires are having a check. The light metre is out and they are not happy. They have taken the bails off meaning that is Stumps on Day 1. Faf du Plessis is having a word with the umpires though.

  • 4:39 PM IST

    That’s it for the day it seems = Bad light as umpires decide to call off the day, it seems. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane walks off. India 273/3

  • 4:20 PM IST

    Rabada to share the new ball with Philander. He will be bowling to Rahane and would be looking for wickets.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    Another boundary and FIFTY up for Kohli.

  • 4:17 PM IST

    FOUR… Full and on the pads, Kohli picks up a boundary. He will hit that for a boundary nine out of ten times. You just cannot err. IND: 253/3

  • 4:15 PM IST

    The new ball has been taken… Philander will start with the new ball.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    50 partnership: Rahane-Kohli is set and should look to build on the start.

  • 4:12 PM IST

    FOUR! Dean Elgar drags that short, it sits up beautifully for a set Kohli, who smashes it with disdain for a boundary to enter the 40s.

India vs South Africa Live: Having won the first Test of the series in Vizag by 203 runs, India will be eager to wrap up the three-match series as they take on South Africa in the second Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, starting Thursday.

IND vs SA Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND: 168/2 (53 overs)

India will be hopeful that their openers – Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal – will take off from where they had left in the first Test. While Rohit, playing his first Test as an opener scored twin tons, Mayank scored a double hundred in the first innings.

While the likes of Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari largely went untested as the openers and Cheteshwar Pujara (in the second innings) did most of the scorings, that won’t bother India much.

Coming to India’s bowling, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will once again share the spin-bowling responsibilities. The spin duo shared 14 wickets between themselves – eight for Ashwin and six for Jadeja – as India sealed a win in the series opener. Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, meanwhile, are certain to play. While Ishant scalped a wicket in the first match, Shami scalped a five-wicket haul on the final day of the first Test.