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India, despite of controversial changes in the team, performed well and got themselves back in the match. The hosts had dominated the first two sessions of the day and were on the verge of doing the same in the final one. However, Hardik Pandya changed the script.

Ravichandran Ashwin got the breakthrough for India dismissing both openers. Aiden Markram played a brilliant knock of 94 before nicking the ball to Parthiv Patel. Hashim Amla, who was batting well on 82, was run out by Pandya.

India managed to pick up two more wickets after Amla’s dismissal, reducing the host to 269 for 6 at stumps.

The live telecast of the first Test, Day Two will be available on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD. Sony Ten 3 will telecast with Hindi commentary. The live streaming of the same will be available on SonyLive.com.

India will use the advantage of the second new ball and look to wind up the South African innings as early as possible. Faf du Plessis will play a major role in tomorrow’s day.