New Delhi: India resume day two’s play at 28/3 with Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma the two unbeaten batsmen at the crease. On day one of the first Test, South Africa after being bowled out for 286, bounced back to put visitors on back foot. The South Africa vs India first 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 SA vs IND will be available on SonyLiv. You can follow the live score updates of the match here. Also Read - 2nd ODI: Fans Miss Rohit Sharma After India Lose Consecutive Matches Against Australia at SCG
Opener Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan led India’s reply but the visitors suffered a big blow, losing the openers for one and 16 respectively. Skipper Virat Kohli could not stay on the crease for long as Morne Morkel has him caught behind. Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel picked one wicket apiece for the Proteas. Also Read - Aus vs Ind | Rohit Sharma Should Lead India in Virat Kohli's Absence: Michael Clarke
After winning the toss, South African managed 286 in their first innings. Choosing to bat first, skipper Faf Du Plessis-led side suffered an immediate batting collapse, losing three wickets to pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Also Read - BCCI Explains Why Rohit Sharma Didn't Travel to Australia And Returned Home After IPL 2020
Kumar claimed opener Dean Elgar on his third delivery and then got Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla’s wicket in his next two overs.
However, the hosts then came back strong from there with half-centuries from AB de Villiers and Du Plessis. de Villiers was cleaned up on 65 by Jasprit Bumrah who took his maiden Test wicket.
Hardik Pandya then did the unfinished work by dismissing captain Du Plessis on 62. Kumar, continuing his magical spell took his fourth wicket as he sent back Quinton de Kock on 43.
The south African lower order came to rescue the side and helped accumulate runs.
All-rounder Vernon Philander scored 23 before handing Mohammed Shami his lone wicket of the day, while Keshav Maharaj contributed a significant 35 at a crucial time. Ravichandran Ashwin chipped in two late wickets in form of Morkel and Kagiso Rabada. (With ANI inputs)