The second match of the 3-match Test series between India and South Africa is being played at Centurion’s SuperSports Park Stadium. Batting first, winning the toss, South Africa’s team finished all out with 335 runs. In reply, India lost 281 wickets and scored 281 runs.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has made his Test debut 21st century. Team India is now expecting big scores from them. Virat Kohli has come second in the list of batsmen who have scored two or more hundreds on South African soil after Sachin Tendulkar. In Africa, Master Blaster has scored the most 5 centuries.
South Africa’s first innings drop to 335
South Africa’s all-time out on 335 runs in their first innings On behalf of South Africa, Eden Markram scored the highest score of 94 while Hashim Amla scored 82 runs. In addition, captain Faf du Plessis scored 63 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin took 4 wickets. Ishant got three successes and Shami got a breakthrough.
Shami completes 100 Test wickets
Mohammed Shami caught Keshav Maharaj (18) at 282 for the wicket with Parthiv Patel behind the wicket. With this he completed his 100 wickets in Test cricket. Shami has become the 21st Indian bowler to score a century in Tests. At the same time, he is the seventh fast bowler in India to achieve this milestone. Shami got this achievement in the 29th match.
Wickets of South Africa
Ashwin gave Dean Elgar (31) the first breakthrough to India. He got Elgar caught by Murali Vijay. Apart from this, Ashwin prevented Eden Markram (94) from completing a century.
Markarram was six runs away from his century, when Ashwin took the edge of his bat and caught the wicket of wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. Marcaram has hit 15 fours in his innings, facing 150 balls.
Ishant Sharma gave South Africa a third blow when they bowled dangerous looking de Villiers (20) and bowled the pavilion. Hrithik Pandya got Hashim Amla (82) run out to give South Africa a fourth blow.
After this, new batsmen Quinton de Kock (0), who came on the crease without any opening, was caught by Virat Kohli on the bowling of Ashwin. Vernon Philander (0), who came after Deccan, also returned without pocketing the run out of the innings.
Mohammed Shami hit Keshav Maharaj (18) on the back of Parthiv Patel to give South Africa a seventh blow. After this du Plessis got together with Kagiso Rabada (11) and both of them reached the team score of 324. Prior to Ishant Sharma’s catch at the hands of Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli gave life to Virat Kohli in a slip on Ravichandran Ashwin’s delivery.
Africa won toss
South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first and bowled the team India. There are three changes in the Indian team. Lokesh Rahul, Parthiv Patel and Ishant Sharma have got an opportunity to replace Shikhar Dhawan, Riddhiman Saha and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Ajinkya Rahane has been looked once again. While there was an injury in the African team, Luni Nigadi got the chance to get the chance to replace Dale Steyn out of the series.
If India is to avoid defeat in the Test series against South Africa, then it will have to pass the Test of Centurion in every situation. Let us know that in South Africa’s first test match played at Newlands Cricket ground in Cape Town, South Africa defeated India by 72 runs to take 1-0 lead in the series.
These records are at stake
India’s record of winning 9 consecutive series is at stake. The hosts won the first Test by 72 runs to lead the series 1-0 in the three-match series. India has to play 12 Tests on foreign soil in 2018-19 and this is the second test of them. To remain in the series, India will have to win this test in every condition.
If South Africa also makes a 2-0 lead, then India’s No. 1 Test ranking will not be affected, but the Indian team will have to face considerable criticism in the home country.