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As per the norm, it was Ravichandran Ashwin (right) who took the first wicket for India © AFP

As reported by AFP, India’s spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja shared eight wickets as South Africa crumbled for 214 on the opening day of the second Test in Bangalore on Saturday. AB de Villiers marked his 100th Test with a stroke-filled 85 to bolster the score after Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field in overcast conditions at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Opener Dean Elgar’s 38 was the next highest score as the top-ranked Proteas, who lost the first Test in Mohali by 108 runs, once again floundered against the spinners on a pitch that held no demons. India replied with 80 for no loss by stumps with Murali Vijay unbeaten on 28 and Shikhar Dhawan finding form with 45 not out after being dismissed for a pair in Mohali. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs South Africa 2nd Test at Bengaluru

South Africa, aiming to bounce back in the four-Test series, were reduced to 120-5 before being dismissed in just 59 overs during the post-tea session to hand India the early advantage. Off-spinner Ashwin wreaked havoc with the top order by claiming three of the first five wickets, including two in his opening over when he was brought on to bowl the eighth over. Ashwin finished with four for 70 to build on his eight-wicket match haul in the first Test. Left-armer Jadeja, who also took eight scalps in Mohali, returned with four for 50, including the important wicket of de Villiers off the last ball before tea. READ: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja prey on batsmen’s doubts in India vs South Africa 2015, 2nd Test at Bengaluru

De Villiers hit 11 boundaries and a six, before wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha dived in front of the stumps to pick up a low catch. De Villiers walked in at 45-3 to generous applause from some 23,000 fans who regard him as one of their own due to his stint with the Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League. He got off the mark with five runs, courtesy of an overthrow by Indian captain Virat Kohli that raced to the fence. READ: AB de Villiers’ 100th Test: Another feather in the alien’s cap