India Vs South Africa 2nd test day 2, Review


India cruised along on day 2 as they posted a mammoth total of 601 runs on the board with three 100-plus run stands in the innings. The star of the day was Virat Kohli who scored a double ton and formed century stands with Rahane and Jadeja respectively. Rahane scored a half ton and so did Jadeja, but one must say that had Jadeja been a bit selfish, he would have got to his ton as well. He fell for 91 trying to hit quick runs for his side. Kohli was unbeaten at the end and declared the innings as soon as Jadeja departed with Kohli scoring 254 runs. South Africa were toothless in their bowling and not one bowler stood out. Rabada took 3 wickets while Maharaj and Muthusamy took one each. They leaked runs however and the wickets that fell were too late.

South Africa came into bat later in the third session and their top order was dismantled by the Indian bowling attack. Ishant, Umesh Yadav and Shami took one wicket each making full use of the new ball. Markram, Elgar and Bavuma were all dismissed in single digits.The quality of the Indian bowling attack was too much for them.

A dominant display from India sets up an interesting day of play for South Africa on Day 3

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