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.
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.
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.
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
Rabada to share the new ball with Philander. He will be bowling to Rahane and would be looking for wickets.
Another boundary and FIFTY up for Kohli.
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
The new ball has been taken... Philander will start with the new ball.
50 partnership: Rahane-Kohli is set and should look to build on the start.
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.
FOUR! Dean Elgar comes into the attack and drags it short. Kohli is more than happy to swivel and pull it for a boundary. That was a gift. South Africa has already used three left-arm spinners.
The second ball will be due in the next six overs, but will Faf opt for it as Keshav Maharaj is getting the old cherry to grip and turn and creating doubts in the batsman's mind. India 220/3
200 up for India in 64.4 overs
WICKET! A beauty from Kagiso Rabada as he removes centurion Mayank Agarwal. Captain Faf du Plessis accepts a decent catch at first slip as Agarwal walks back on 108. India 198/3
IND vs SA Live: Second straight century for Mayank Agarwal - reaches the milestone with a four. After Sehwag, second Indian opener to hit back-to-back vs South Africa.
The 3rd and final session gets underway
Tea-Break: A session which was heading India's way has just about brought some respite for the tourists with Kagiso Rabada landing a late blow. Agarwal, meanwhile, is still going strong having reached 86 off 171 and has a fresh company in captain Virat Kohli who is yet to get off the mark. India 168/2
WICKET! Kagiso Rabada with the breakthrough for South Africa and it's Cheteshwar Pujara who has to walk back after being caught first slip by Faf du Plessis. He scored 58. India 163/2 in 51 overs
India vs South Africa Live: Agarwal is still going strong and has reached 80, while Pujara six runs away from a half-century. India 148/1 in 49 overs
SIX! Cheteshwar Pujara goes big, deposits one from Senuran Muthusamy into the stands for the first six of the India innings. India 140/1
100-run partnership between Agarwal and Pujara for the second wicket now
Drinks break: Agarwal, Pujara continue to bat without fuss. India have taken this first hour of play of the second session. Agarwal has consumed 135 deliveries for his 61 while Pujara has reached 30 off 74. India 115/1 in 40 overs.
FIFTY! With a four, Mayank Agarwal gets to his half-century - his fourth in Test cricket.
The play recommences. Pace in Philander and spin in Maharaj in operation at the moment. Agarwal has moved to 44 while Pujara is batting on 23
LUNCH-BREAK: So India end the session at 77/1 in 25 overs. They lost Rohit Sharma early but since then, Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara have settled in nicely, steering the innings forward. Agarwal has struck seven fours in his 80-ball 34 while Pujara has three boundaries in his 39-ball 19. The lone wicket South Africa had in the session went to Kagiso Rabada.
So, first over of spin today, Keshav Maharaj, left-arm orthodox, into the attack now
FIFTY up for India in 15.1 overs and Cheteshwar Pujara also gets off the mark off 13th delivery faced. India 50/1
WICKET! A big wicket for South Africa as Kagiso Rabada has Rohit Sharma out caught behind for 14. Rohit, twin-centurion from the first Test, lasted 35 deliveries. Cheteshwar Pujara is the new man in. India 25/1
Over 4.4: Mayank Agarwal survives thanks to umpire's call. Pinded flush in front of the stumps and South Africa let out a loud appeal but umpire isn't interested. Faf du Plessis calls for the review. Outside off, would have hit the top of stumps. Stays with the on-field decision. India 13/0 in 5 overs
Vernon Philander with the new ball. On-strike Mayank Agarwal. Rohit Sharma is at the other end.
India: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
One change for South Africa as well - Anrich Nortje replaces spinner Dane Piedt
Changes: India have made one change - keeping the hard surface and grass in mind, Hanuma Vihari has been dropped and in comes right-arm quick Umesh Yadav,
Toss: India have won the toss and opted to bat first in Pune
Hello folks! Welcome to our live coverage from the opening day of the second Test between India and South Africa in Pune. Rain has stayed away, for now and let's hope it remains so for the rest of the day, rather rest of this Test. Both Indian and South African players are out in the field, warming up. Rohit Sharma was seen with coach Ravi Shastri, perhaps getting some last minute tips. Talking of Rohit, he has been in some form at home - the lowest Test score at home so far for him is 50 not out. Let that sink in. Will the trend continue? Or will South Africa manage to keep him quiet after his stunning show in first two innings as Test opener? Lot of issues to sort out for the tourists though. Top-order did put up some resistance in the first innings at Vizag before collapsing in the chase. Bowling has been toothless. Will we see a change their attack today? We will have all the updates soon. Toss in less than 10 minutes