New Delhi: Virat Kohli scored a record 21st century as he guided India to 307 on the third day of the second cricket Test against South Africa at Centurion. Kohli apparently was the top scorer for his side as he scored 153. After completing his century, Kohli became only the second Indian skipper to score a Test hundred on South African soil, after Sachin Tendulkar at Cape Town in 1997. This was Kohli’s second Test hundred in South Africa, the second-most after Tendulkar who has 5 Test centuries in Proteas. Also Read - KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction Dream11 IPL 2020: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore T20 Match 39 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 7.30 PM IST Wednesday, October 21
Kohli reached his hundred off 146 balls, inclusive of 10 fours. He became the first overseas captain to score a Test hundred at Centurion. The previous highest for a visiting captain at this ground was 90 by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2010. Also Read - IPL 2020, KKR vs RCB in Abu Dhabi: Predicted Playing XIs, Pitch Report, Toss Timing, Squads, Weather Forecast For Match 39
Meanwhile, South Africa took the second new ball in the 82nd over, and Philander (1-39) immediately struck. Ashwin was caught at second slip off his third delivery. He put on vital 71 runs with Kohli for the 7th wicket. In the very next over, Morne Morkel (2-52) had Mohammed Shami (1) caught at first slip as Kohli began to run out of partners. Also Read - IPL 2020 Match Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
On day one, South Africa won the toss and chose to bat with the pitch surprising everyone with its flat nature. Aiden Markram scored 94 and Hashim Amla made 82.
On day two, India’s reply was accentuated by Murali Vijay’s 46 as he put on 79 runs with Kohli. Cheteshwar Pujara was run out for a golden duck and Rohit Sharma only made 10 runs. South Africa won the first Test in Cape Town by 72 runs and lead the three-Test series 1-0.