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  • 9:04 PM IST

    That’s the end of the day’s play. India trail by 152 runs and they have 5 wickets in hand. Here’s the day report.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    On-drive from Pandya. A textbook stroke for a boundary. He can be exciting yet orthodox. This was classic. Both Pandya and Kohli are walking across.

  • 8:32 PM IST

    Short from Morkel and Pandya whacks it through midwicket for a boundary. This is the intent Kohli loves. India needed to see off the remaining over of the day. Pandya is aggressive but he will need to play for time here.

  • 8:24 PM IST

    Short of length and Ngidi moves it way, Parthiv nicks it to QDK. This is Ngidi’s maiden Test wicket. Good job, youngster. Parthiv fails with the bat after spilling 2 catches early on.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    An interesting phase in the match. Parthiv is unperturbed by the barrage of short balls. He will take his chances. Steps out to Maharaj and targets deep midwicket for a boundary.

  • 8:06 PM IST

    All of a sudden Kohli is looking tentative. Almost poked one behind.

  • 8:03 PM IST

    Is Kohli Ngidi’s first Test wicket? That is close. Kohli moves across and looks to flick it and is trapped on the pad. South Africa review and Kohli has got a nick. A faint edge.

  • 7:56 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma’s overseas batting average read 24.55 now. In South Africa, it further drops down to 10.85. This is his fourth Test here, mind you!

  • 7:52 PM IST

    50+ scores by India captains in South Africa:

    169 – Sachin Tendulkar, Cape Town, 1997
    90 – MS Dhoni, Centurion, 2010
    60 – Mohammad Azharuddin, Port Elizabeth, 1992
    67* Virat Kohli, Centurion, 2018
  • 7:47 PM IST

    Rohit departs. The dismissal is reminiscent of the one in first innings of the Newlands Test. The ball nipped in and he is plumb. India reviewed the decision, only to lose it.

    OUT! Rohit Sharma lbw b Kagiso Rabada 10 (27)
SA are 269-6 at stumps © Getty Images
SA are 269-6 at stumps © Getty Images

Good morning/afternoon! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of India in South Africa series. This is the second day of second Test and here you will get all the scores and live updates from the match. India shocked one and all on the opening day with their team selection, dropping Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Ishant Sharma for what Virat Kohli said ‘extra pace’. The decision did not go very well, as Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla notched up 80 plus scores on a Day One pitch at Centurion. South Africa were 269 for 6 at stumps on Day One.

Mohammed Shami led the pace attack but could not taste any success on Day One. Dean Elgar, along with 4-Tests old Markram, stitched an 85-run partnership before getting out for 31. Markram then continued with Amla, building a 63-run partnership but missed on his century by 6 runs. Another effective partnership was formed between de Villiers and Amla of 51 runs. Ashwin struck thrice on Day One, creating as many opportunities as possible as ball started turning. This barred the South Africa middle-order from scoring runs in bulk after a steady start. Ishant removed de Villiers. Another Indian cricketer who impressed a lot was Hardik Pandya. He bowled impressively, and effected two run outs.

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis in unbeaten with Keshav Maharaj, who is a decent lower-order batsman. India would want this partnership not to grow and use the early-morning track to the fullest.