1. India vs South Africa Highlights Cricket Score 2nd Test day 1: Faf Du Plessis, Keshav Maharaj hold reigns for South Africa; South Africa end Day 1 at 269 for 6

India vs South Africa Highlights Cricket Score 2nd Test day 1: Faf Du Plessis, Keshav Maharaj hold reigns for South Africa; South Africa end Day 1 at 269 for 6

Highlights Cricket Score, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Recap of 1st Test, chasing a target of 208 runs, India collapsed and were bowled out for 135 and lost the game by 72 runs.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2018 10:38 AM
Cricket Score, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa lead the series 1-0.

Cricket Score, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: After a dreadful loss at the first test match, the Indian side made many alterations in their squad for the second Test. Playing at the SuperSports Park in Centurian, India brought back pacer Ishant Sharma, wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel and batsman KL Rahul. At lunch on the Day 1 of the 2nd test match, the South African side have scored a formidable 78 runs without any wicket. Bowling has been top notch by Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma, however, it was R Ashwin who bagged the only wicket so far in the innings. In the three-match Test series and Proteas are currently in lead with 1-0. It means 2nd test would be a do or die for Men In Blue whereas for Proteas it would be a chance to make it ‘Game Over’ for the visitors.

READ|India vs South Africa 2nd Test Live Online, TV Coverage

Here are India vs South Africa Highlights Cricket Score Updates 2nd Test:

8:47 PM: First day of the 2nd Test at Centurion comes to an end. South Africa is at 269 for 6 after 90 overs of play. Proteas and Maharaj at the crease.

8:30 PM: Maharaj opens scorecard with a four. India takes the new ball with four overs remaining. South Afrioca 266 for 6 after 88 overs.

8:14 PM: Quinton De Kock is caught in the slips. Another massive wicket for India, Ashwin claims his third wicket. India look to restrict hosts from scoring big.

8:05 PM: Big wicket for Hardik Pandya and India. Hasim Amla dismissed for 82 and denied of another Test century. Quinton De Kock is the next man to come on field.  South Afrcia now 250 for 5 after 81 overs.

7:26 PM: After 72 overs South Africa is pegged at 233 for 3. Hashim Amla going strong and has scored 75 with Faf Du Plessis contributing 7 runs.

7:04 PM: Amla has made at least a fifty in 10 of the 12 Tests he has played at Centurion. He averages over 80 at the venue, as per ESPN Cricinfo statistics. South Africa pegged at 208 for 3 after 66 overs.

6.52 PM: AB De Villiers gone for 20, Ishant Sharma strikes! South Africa now 199/3.

6:45 PM: Hashim Amla inches closer to his career’s 36th Test fifty. Amla and De Villiers construct a 50-run stand. South Africa at 199 for 2 after 62 overs.

6:28:  Hosts start 3rd session with a blistering cover drive for four from Hashim Amla.

6:17 PM: India takes two wickets in the 2nd session of the first day on 2nd Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion. South Africa now at 182 for 2 after 56 overs.

5:44 PM: Hashim Amla could have been walking back to pavilion if Parthiv Patel didn’t dopt that chance. Another missed opportunity for the Indian team. SA at 166/2 after 51 overs.

5.33 PM: AB De Villiers comes to the creases, off the mark with a boundary. South Africa 152/2 after 48 overs, Hashim Amla at 21.

5.30 PM: R Ashwin picks up another wicket! Takes the important wicket of Markram who was on 94. After 148/2 after 47.3 overs.

5.20 PM: After 45 years, South Africa are 145/1. Markram at 93, Amla at 19.

5.10 PM: At drinks – Markram at 12 runs shy of 100. South Africa at 140/1 after 43 overs. Hashim Amla 19.

5.00 PM: Partnership of 45 in 69 runs between Amla and Markram. South Africa at 130/1 after 41 overs.

4.55 PM: Aiden Markram will be eyeing century with 78 to his name. After 39 overs, South Africa at 121/1, Amla at 10.

4.47 PM: South African side are treading carefully. Proteas are now at 108/1 after 37 overs.

4.45 PM: Cricket expert Akash Chopra wrote:

4.42 PM: South Africa reach the three-digit mark, with a boundary by Hashim Amla! South Africa 101/1 at 35.1.

4.35 PM: After 34 overs, South Africa are 92/1. Amla at 0, Markram at 60.

4.30 PM: FACT: There hasn’t been a 100+ opening stand versus India in the last 12 Tests. Cook & Jennings last did it in England’s 2nd innings in Chennai.

4.22 PM: Hashim Amla comes in at one down, after 30 overs, South Africa are 85 for 1.

4.20 PM: Cricket expert Harsha Bhogle tweets about the catch taken by Murali Vijay.

4.17 PM: R Ashwin strikes, brilliant catch by Murali Vijay. Dean Elgar out for 30 runs! South Africa 85/1.

4.15 PM: After 29 overs, South Africa are 85/0. Elgar at 30, Markram at 53.

4.07 PM: Session 2 of Day 1 kicks start with R Ashwin taking the charge of bowling. Will India get a breakthrough or will South Africa continue to dominate the scoreboard, let’s find out.

3.45 PM: WATCH |

3.29 PM: At Day 1 Lunch, South Africa are 78 without any loss of wickets after 27 overs.

3.24 PM: Heat map of the pitch at SuperSports Park at Centurian.

3.19 PM: Markram scores 50, South Africa 72 after 25 overs!

3.16 PM: After 24 overs, South Africa is at 61 without any wicket loss.

3.15 PM: And it’s a not out, signaled by the Third Umpire!

3.13 PM: R Ashwin bowls a great delivery! Caught behind the wicket decision pending with the third umpire!

3.08 PM: R Ashwin bowls his second maiden over. South Africa are at 55 without any loss of wickets after 22 overs.

3.04 PM: South Africa edge past the 50 run mark! India struggles to get a breakthrough! Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram gives a good start. After 21 overs, South Africa are 55 without any loss of wickets.

2.58 PM: Virat Kohli introduces spin attack! R Ashwin takes charge.

2.55 PM: India continues with tight bowling attack, however, South Africa are at 42 without any loss of wickets after 19 overs.

2.48 PM: A slow but steady start for the Proteas. Indian bowling squad looking to press the South African side, hoping for a breakthrough soon.

2.45 PM: Third continuous maiden over by Hardik Pandya! Brilliant performance by the youngster.

2.42 PM: 2018 has been brilliant for Jasprit Bumrah.

2.35 PM: Pandya continues with his splendid bowling. Another maiden for the youngster! South Africa are 36 without any loss after 15 overs!

2.30 PM: Indian pacers are restricting the South African run flow. After 14 overs,  Proteas are at 36 runs without any wicket.

2.25 PM: Pandya starts off with a maiden over! South Africa 35 without any loss after 13 overs, Ishant Sharma pressing from the other end.

2.22 PM: Hardik Pandya comes into the attack! India desperately looking for an early breakthrough.

2.20 PM: After 13 overs, South Africa is 35 without any wicket.

2.15 PM: South Africa has slowly and steadily kept the scoreboard ticking!

2.10 PM: In the 34 Test matches played so far between India an South Africa; South Africa has won 14 matches whereas India has won 10 matches.

2.05 PM: After 9 overs, South Africa is at 19 runs without any loss.

2.00 PM: South African bowling legend Alan Donald takes to Twitter about the squad lineup.

1.57 PM: Ishant Sharma takes care of the bowling department for the Indian side.

1.55 PM: After 7 overs, South Africa has scored 15 runs without losing any wickets.

1.50 PM: Views on the pitch from Cricket expert Akash Chopra.

1.45 PM: After 5 overs, South Africa scored 12 runs without any wicket loss.

1.40 PM: After 3 overs, South Africa are 4 without any loss.

1.36 PM: South Africa scored first runs. Comes from Elgar’s bat.

1.35 PM: After 2 overs, South Africa remains at 0 without losing any wickets.

1.30 PM: Cricket expert Harsha Bhogle expresses his view at the exclusion of Bhubaneswar Kumar.

1.27 PM: Jaspreet Bumrah takes charge and starts the bowling attack against South Africa in 2nd Test match.

1.25 PM: Interesting fact: It was in January 2004 when Parthiv Patel played his last Test outside Asia at Sydney Cricket Grounds. During that time, none of the current Indian players who are playing in the current squad had made their debuts.

1.20 PM: The last five 1st innings total at SuperSport Park in Centurion has resulted in wins. South Africa scored 409 and won by an inning & 81 runs. Australia scored 397 and won by 281 runs. South Africa declared at 552/5 and won by an innings & 220 runs. Another victory came in from the South African side after scored 475 and won’t the match by 280 runs. South Africa scored 481/8 and declared, the emerged as winners with 204 runs.

1.15 PM: Lungi Ngidi, the South African pacer makes debut for the side in the second Test against India.

1.10 PM: Ishant Sharma included in the squad as the pitch at the SuperSport Park in Centurian offers more bounce: Cricket expert Akash Chopra.

1.00 PM: South Africa has won the toss and has decided to bat first. The Indian side will ball first in a crucial Test match.

12.55 PM: Visuals from the SuperSport Park in Centurian, South Africa. It will be very interesting to see Parthiv Patel behind the wickets.

12.50 PM: Indian team ready to level the series against the mighty Proteas.

12.40 PM: The SuperSport Park in Centurian looks ready for an exciting second Test match between India and South Africa

12.20 PM: The highest total at the Centurian stadium was scored by South Africa against India. South Africa scored 620/4 in 130.1 overs.

12.00 PM: The average 1st inning score at the famous Centurian is 334, however, the average 2nd inning score is 324.

11: 31 PM: WATCH|

11: 30 PM: Hello and welcome to India vs South Africa Live Commentary and Live Updates. It is the second of the three-Test. Proteas currently, lead the series 1-0.

Here are India vs South Africa 2nd Test Squads:

India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav

South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis(captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

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