1. Highlights Updates Ind vs SA:India end Day 2 at 183 for 5 after 61 overs; will hope to post big score tomorrow

Highlights Updates Ind vs SA:India end Day 2 at 183 for 5 after 61 overs; will hope to post big score tomorrow

Highlights Cricket Score, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: After an engrossing day of test match cricket on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at Centurion, India and South Africa resume the 2nd days play.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2018 10:24 PM
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Highlights Cricket Score, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: After an engrossing day of test match cricket on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at Centurion, India and South Africa resume the 2nd days play. The first day was one of the mixed fortunes as South Africa got off to a strong start on the day and the Indian bowlers found the going difficult. The Indian quickies were unable to trouble the Proteas openers and the ability of Bhuvneshwar Kumar to swing the new ball was badly missed. Aiden Markram played an impressive 94-runs knock, however, other SA batsmen failed to make their mark. Notably, India bounced back when R Ashwin claimed the wicket of Aiden Markram and halted the Proteas progress. Far Du Plessis and Hashim Amla continued to score on what appeared to be a batting-friendly track. Amla was stopped in his tracks by an accurate Hardik Pandya throw. Dangerman AB De Villiers was scalped by the returning Ishant Sharma. India got the upper hand in the last moments of the day as Quinton de Lock and Vernon Philander were sent to the pavilion for ducks. The aim today for India will be to get rid of Du Plessis whois standing like a rock and then finish off the tail at the earliest. They will be looking to restrict the hosts below 325 while the Proteas would like to add 70-80 odd runs with the help of their captain.

WATCH| India vs South Africa LIVE Cricket Streaming, Day 2

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

9:10 PM: Virat Kohli remains unbeaten on 85 as India finish on 183 for 5 at stumps on day two, 152 runs behind South Africa.

8:40 PM: Ngidi troubling Indian Hardik Pandya a lot. Pandya to come at the increase after Parthiv Patel’s dismissal, but manages to sneak out a four with a  straight drive. Current run rate at 3.01.

7:58 PM: Virat Kohli survives another scare as his ball edges past the bat before hitting pads. Kohli continues batting at 74, Parthiv at crease making 5 out off 14.

7:38 PM:  Just when Rohit-Virat partnership was looking to cement, Rohit completely misjudges Rabada’s delivery and its the pad. Umpire raises his finger, Rohit refers to third umpire but luck does not favour him. Parthiv Patel comes on crease.

7:34 PM: Rohit Sharma end 45th over with a four. Partnership between Rohit and Virat looks promising. Virat is now on 66 off 100 balls, Rohit on 10 off 26 balls.

7:20 PM:  Rohit Sharma gets off the mark with a four. A scare for Virat Kohli as Rabada’s ball hits his the upper part of his leg. But, the DRS will resonate umpire’s decision of NOT OUT. India at 121 for 3 after 43 overs.

7:02 PM: Indian skipper Virat Kohli smashes 50 while his partner Murali Vijay is on the verge to score a half-century, but is caught behind. Keshav Maharaj claims another wicket.

6:48 PM: 3rd session begins and India crosses the 100-run mark. No fall of wickets.

6.05 PM: 52 runs partnership between Kohli and Vijay. Kohli has scored 39 runs whereas Vijay has contributed 31 runs. After 27 overs, India now trails by 255 runs at 80/2.

5.57 PM: Keshav Maharaj brought back into the attack! South Africa on a hunt for another wicket.

5.52 PM: India trail by 267 runs, after 23 overs. At 67/2 Kohli and Vijay look to rebuild the loss of two back to back wickets.

5.47 PM: Cricket expert Harsha Bhogle tweets about Virat Kohli.

5.40 PM: The last time Pujara was dismissed for a duck, he was run-out as well. Happened vs Australia, 2017, Dharamshala.

5.33 PM: After 19 overs, India trail by 278 runs. At 57/2, Kohli at 25, Vijay at 22.

5.25 PM: After 17 overs, India are now 56/2. Post the quick succession of wickets, Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay are scoring a decent amount of run. Murali Vijay at 22, Kohli at 24.

5.15 PM: South African bowlers, continue to dominate the Indian batsmen. Not giving any chance to the Kohli and Vijay.

5.00 PM: Indian batsmen run out off the 1st ball (* since balls faced details available):

S Venkatraghavan, Lord’s, 1979
A Agarkar, MCG, 2003
I Sharma, Galle, 2008
P Ojha, Mumbai WS, 2013
C Pujara, Centurion, 2018 — Today

4.55 PM: First KL Rahul and now C Pujara, second wicket down for India. Indian captain Virat Kohli comes to the crease.

4.52 PM: Wicket! Pujara run out by Lungi Ngidi. India now 28/2.

4.48 PM: Wicket! KL Rahul departs! Brilliant caught and bowled by Morne Morkel. India now 28/1.

4.45 PM: After 9 overs, Indian team is at 28 runs without any loss of wickets. Murali Vijay at 18 and KL Rahul at 10. They trail by 307 runs!

4.30 PM: After 6 overs, India at 14/0. Murali Vijay at 10, KL Rahul at 4. On the batting of Bijay, cricket expert, Aakash Chopra tweets:

4.20 PM: Indian batsmen, carefully continue with their innings with keeping the scoreboard slowly. After 3 overs, India is at 11/0. Murali Vijay at 7, KL Rahul at 4.

4.10 PM: After Lunch, India continues with their innings at the SuperSports Park in Centurion. Kohli and team would like not to lose any wickets in this session.

3.50 PM: WATCH | South African captain Faf du Plessis speaks on his preparation for certain pitch conditions around the world.

3.45 PM: Cricket expert Harsha Bhogle on Maharaj opening the South African bowling attack!

3.40 PM: Keshav Maharaj is the first South African spinner to open the bowling in the first innings (of opposition) since Aubrey Faulkner in 1912.

3.35 PM: South Africa spinners bowling first over of the innings in a home Test:

George Rowe (thrice – 1896 & twice 1902)
Paul Adams v Eng, Cape Town, 2000
K MAHARAJ * v IND — today

3.30 PM: It’s lunch at the SuperSports Park in Centurion. After good bowling attack by the Indian side, South Africa tumble down at 335. R Ashwin gets four wickets, with Ishant Sharma getting three. India, in response, has played only an over at the crease. At Lunch, India 4/0 (1 ovr), South Africa 335-10 (113.5 ovrs), trail by 331 runs.

3.25 PM: India starts off with a boundary. At the crease now, Murali Vijay and KL Rahul. Keshav Maharaj takes charge of the bowling.

3.15 PM: Wicket!! South Africans all out at 335. R Ashwin gets his fourth wicket. Caught by Murali Vijay.

3.10 PM: Wicket!! Ishant Sharma’s beautiful yorker gets rid off Faf du Plessis. South Africa 333/9.

3.07 PM: South African batsmen are hitting good runs quickly to have sizeable runs at the scoreboard.

3.05 PM: After 111 overs, South Africa are 324/8. Faf du Plessis at 59, Morne Morkel 0.

3.00 PM: WICKET!! Hardik Pandya takes a stunner catch, 8th wicket down for Proteas. Rabada goes for 11. Brilliant bowling by Ishant Sharma.

2.55 PM: Indian bowler bolster the attack, look for wicket.

2.45 PM: South Africa are slowly treading and keeps the scoreboard ticking.

2.35 PM: Virat Kohli reacts after Rabada dropped at cover!

2.30 PM: Kohli drops a catch at slip, on the next ball Pandya and Shami converge at cover and drop another catch! Lucky times for Rabada. South Africa are 292/7 after 104.

2.10 PM: Number of Tests it took by Indian seemers to reach the 100 wickets for Indian pacers:
25 Kapil Dev
28 Irfan Pathan
29 MOHD. SHAMI *
30 J Srinath
33 Ishant Sharma

2.10 PM: Mohammad Shami takes 7th wicket for India, Keshav Maharaj gone for 18 runs. Caught behind the wicket by Parthiv Patel. Rabada comes to the crease.

2.00 PM: K Maharaj smashes a boundary on Ishant Sharma. South Africa at 280/6

1.55 PM: Indian seamers are continuing with the bolstering bowling attack on Day 2. After 95 overs, South Africa are 276/6.

1.45 PM: India are out of reviews in the first innings after an unsuccessful referral for an lbw decision against Faf du Plessis. After 93 overs, Proteas are 272/6.

1.30 PM: Ishant Sharma takes charge of the bowling on Day 2 of the 2nd Test. South Africa are 269/6, Keshav Maharaj at 10, Faf du Plessis at 24.

1.25 PM: Visual of Day 2 from the Centurion’s SuperSports Park.

1.20 PM: Interesting Fact | The highest total chased in Centurion was 251/8 by England against South Africa.

1.15 PM: The initial pitch analysis on Day 2 by veteran South African player Shaun Pollock states that the pitch will continue to be ideal for batting.

1.00 PM: WATCH |

12.45 PM: Four South African Test captains in one picture at the SuperSports Park in Centurion.

12.30 PM: Indian Cricket Team before the Day 2 starts:

12.15 PM: Hashim Amla has scored most number of runs in a Test match at Centurion. He has scored 1284 runs, which is also the highest by any batsman in Centurion.

12.00 PM: The pick of the bowlers from the Indian side has to be R Ashwin. On a pitch that resembled a lot like Indian-subcontinent, R Ashwin took 3 wickets. Ishant Sharma managed to get hold of only 1 as he got rid of AB de Villiers.

11.45 AM: On Day 1, two centuries could have come from the South African squad. Aiden Markram, who opened the innings for the Proteas with Dean Elgar was restricted at 94 runs. The splendid performer Hashim Amla scored some fantastic shot as he scored 82 runs before he was run out by Hardik Pandya.

11.30 AM: Hashim Amla has been splendid at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Hashim Amla averages 80.25 at the ground.

11.15 AM: Hello and welcome to Day 2 of India vs South Africa 2nd test match. Proteas are 269-6 after 90 overs.

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