Kohli is unbeaten at 85    AFP
Kohli is unbeaten at 85 AFP

Virat Kohli will resume batting with Hardik Pandya as India face South Africa on Day Three of the second Test at Centurion. 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. Earlier, India bundled the hosts for 335 but lost their top order early. Kohli and Murali Vijay then brought in stability to the Indian innings.

Despite the a good start, South Africa’s middle order collapsed on Day One. Skipper Faf du Plessis played a commendable knock. He kept losing batting partners at the other end and also batted with the tail to score 63 crucial runs. India lost the wicket of KL Rahul early as they started batting. Rahul was brought in place of Shikhar Dhawan and the decision of not drafting Ajinkya Rahane instead was criticised by many cricket enthusiasts. India were reduced to 28 for 2 after Cheteshwar Pujara got run out, departing for his first ever golden duck of Test career. Vijay and Kohli held fort post the debacle, and revived India to 107 for 3 before Vijay’s dismissal. Vijay remained unlucky not to get his half-century for 4 runs. Kohli scored his fifty and remained unbeaten at 85 along with Pandya at 11 at stumps.