Highlights: India vs South Africa Live, 2nd Test Day 1: Early stumps on Day 1 as India reach 273/3

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
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 05:12:20 pm

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.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 05:12:07 pm

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.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 05:11:59 pm

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.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:39:37 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:20:32 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:18:36 pm

Another boundary and FIFTY up for Kohli.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:17:36 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:15:44 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:14:02 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:12:53 pm

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.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:11:56 pm

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:08:20 pm

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.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:07:06 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:18:19 pm

200 up for India in 64.4 overs

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:04:00 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:02:31 pm

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.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:32:47 pm

The 3rd and final session gets underway

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:14:48 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:04:46 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:54:32 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:37:51 pm

SIX! Cheteshwar Pujara goes big, deposits one from Senuran Muthusamy into the stands for the first six of the India innings. India 140/1

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:27:44 pm

100-run partnership between Agarwal and Pujara for the second wicket now

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:16:52 pm

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.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:46:17 pm

FIFTY! With a four, Mayank Agarwal gets to his half-century - his fourth in Test cricket.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:28:09 pm

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:35:27 am

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.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:11:55 am

So, first over of spin today, Keshav Maharaj, left-arm orthodox, into the attack now

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:51:16 am

FIFTY up for India in 15.1 overs and Cheteshwar Pujara also gets off the mark off 13th delivery faced. India 50/1

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:23:34 am

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:54:22 am

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:35:23 am

Vernon Philander with the new ball. On-strike Mayank Agarwal. Rohit Sharma is at the other end.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:10:38 am

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

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:10:52 am

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Senuran Muthusamy, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:09:48 am

One change for South Africa as well - Anrich Nortje replaces spinner Dane Piedt

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:09:26 am

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,

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:02:01 am

Toss: India have won the toss and opted to bat first in Pune

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 08:53:24 am

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

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..