1. India vs South Africa LIVE Cricket Score 2nd Test day 4, Ind vs SA Live Updates: Hosts set Ind a tough target of 287

India vs South Africa LIVE Cricket Score 2nd Test day 4, Ind vs SA Live Updates: Hosts set Ind a tough target of 287

Live Cricket Score, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: AB De Villiers and Dean Elgar together put an unbeaten partnership of 87 as bad light and rain disrupted majority of the post-tea session.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 16, 2018 7:38 PM
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India vs South Africa LIVE Cricket Score: South Africa reached 90/2 in their second innings after bowling out India’s first outing for 307 runs on the third day of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Monday. AB de Villiers (50) and Dean Elgar (36) were at the crease for South Africa, who have a lead of 118 runs over the visitors after the latter conceded a 28-run first-innings lead despite a stellar 153 from their captain Virat Kohli. De Villiers and Elgar put together an unbeaten partnership of 87 as bad light and rain disrupted majority of the post-tea session. Earlier in the day, Kohli registered his 21st century in Test cricket with his knock, that featured 15 fours, rallying the Indian innings which resumed Monday’s play 183/5. Kohli, who was the last Indian wicket to fall, forged a crucial 71-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Ravichandran Ashwin (38) to stabilise the innings. The partnership helped India to recover from the early loss of overnight batsman Hardik Pandya (15), who ran himself out. The Baroda all-rounder wanted to take a single off pacer Kagiso Rabada with a tap to mid-on but Kohli refused and the former ran back only to see a direct throw from Vernon Philander catch him short of the crease. The hosts began their second innings on a disastrous fashion. With only three runs on the board, pacer Jasprit Bumrah pegged back South Africa with two quick wickets of in-form Aiden Markram (1) and experienced batsman Hashim Amla (1). Both Proteas batsmen were adjudged leg before wicket. Afterwards, Elgar and de Villiers resurrected the innings. Elgar survived some nervy moments with outside edges and inside edges not going to the Indian fielders. Bad light and rain curtailed the final session and at stumps, South Africa were leading by 234 runs.

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

7: 15 pm: WICKET! L Ngidi (1) is out, c Murali Vijay b Ravichandran Ashwin, 258 all out.

6:00 pm: Wicket! India are pumped once more as Sharma again strikes, this time with the wicket of Maharaj for 6, caught behind by Patel. SA 215/7. Lead is 243

5:40 pm: OUT: Philander out. Caught by Vijay off the bowling of Ishaant. Goes for 26 runs 

5:37 pm: While Plessis is batting on 24 runs, Philander is on 26 runs, Together they have put on 46 runs partnership.

5:35 pm: South Africa take lead by 236 runs. Hosts are 209/5 after 73 overs.

5:29 pm: After 72 overs., hosts are 208/5. Take lead by 236 runs against visitors.

5:24 pm: Players back in action.

5:18 pm: After 70 overs, 206/5. Lead by 234 runs. Its drinks break now.

5:10 pm:  Plessis and Philander have put on 41 runs partnership till now.

5:01 pm: After 68th over of the day Proteas are 2014/5. Take lead by 232 runs.

4:52 pm: South Africa 252/5. Lead by 228 runs

4:47 pm: Only 2 runs come from 64th over of the day. Hosts take the lead of 226 runs now.

4:41 pm: After 63 overs, South Africa are 196/5. Have taken the lead of 224 runs against India.

4:35 pm: South Africa ends the over with a boundary. Plessis and Philander have put on 32 runs partnership till now. Hosts lead by 223 runs.

4:33 pm: Proteas after 61.2 overs are at 190/5. They now lead by 218 runs

4:26: After 60 overs, South Africa are 187/5. Lead by 215 runs.

4:16 pm: After 57 overs of the day, Proteas are 179/5. Philander is batting on 6 and Plessis on 15 respectively.

4:12 pm: De Villiers had put on 141 for the third wicket with opener Dean Elgar, who rode his luck to a half-century before he found Lokesh Rahul in the deep with a well-timed pull shot off Shami to fall for 61.

4:11 pm: The home side resumed on 90 for two. Positive batting from AB de Villiers in the first hour took him to 80 before a rising delivery from Shami forced an edge to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel.

4:01 pm: There is variable bounce, plenty of turn and the pitch is still on the slow side as South Africa aim to protect a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. India’s rally came after an excellent spell of seam bowling from Shami whose figures were 3-38.

3:50 pm: The home side went to the interval on 173 for five, with captain Faf du Plessis (12 not out) and Vernon Philander (three not out) at the crease. On a wicket more similar to Indian conditions than those typically found in South Africa, it has been a hard slog for the batsmen and the tourists will feel very much in the game.

3:40 pm: India seamer Mohammed Shami took three crucial wickets but South Africa took their lead to 201 runs at lunch on the fourth day of the second test in Pretoria on Tuesday.

3.30 pm: At lunch, South Africa is at 173/5. after 55 overs. South Africa lead by 201 runs. At the crease are Faf du Plessis (12) and Vernon Philander (3).

3.20 pm: Harsha Bhogle tweets:

3.15 pm: South Africa post 200 runs lead.

3.12 pm: Hesitation, confusion and a missed chance! All happening in first session 2nd test at the SuperSport Park in Centurion between India and South Africa.

3.10 pm: At the 50 over mark, Proteas look to find balance on the crease. Faf du Plessis at 8 and Vernon Philander at 1 hold the crease. South Africa are at 167/5 with a considerable lead of 195 runs.

2.58 pm: Shami strikes again! Proteas lost their 5th wicket. South Africa now 163 (5 wkts, 47.5 Ov).

2.46 pm: Shami picked up his second of the innings, Elgar for 61.

2.45 pm: Proteas are treading nicely with 150 runs on board after 45 overs. Only 3 wickets were lost in the innings so far.

2.40 pm: Highest 3rd wicket stands for SA against India:

340 Amla-Kallis, Nagpur, 2010
230 Amla-Kallis, Centurion, 2010
138* Elgar-De Villiers, Centurion, 2018

2.32 pm: After 42 overs, South Africa are 144/3. Dean Elgar 60, Faf Du Plessis at 0.

2.26 pm: WICKET!! Shami gets big wicket of De Villiers, 3rd wicket down for Proteas.

2.15 pm: South Africa is slowly building up their innings and are looking strong.

2.00 pm: Virat Kohli fined 25 per cent of his match fee and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion: ICC

1.45 pm: South Africa have crossed 100 run mark. De Villiers at 58 and Dean Elgar at 39.

1.35 pm: Jasprit Bumrah from one end and Ishant Sharma from other, India takes the bowling charge whereas Ab De Villiers and Dean Elgar look to stretch Proteas’ inning.

1.30 pm: Virat Kohli’s batting at first innings was very interesting. Kohli played with a strike rate of 70.51. He scored 15 boundaries in the innings. He scored a total of 153 runs which helped India to edge past 300 run mark. India were all out at 301 runs.

1.25 pm: “I have played cricket here all my life and I have never seen a wicket like this at SuperSport Park. It was really hard work. With the heat and conditions tough, it was one of the hardest spells I’ve bowled,” said Morkel.

1.15 pm: WATCH |

1.00 pm: “Till such time as we keep picking keepers on their batting ability, we will struggle to produce quality keepers. Saha is a beautiful exception: tweets Cricket expert Harsha Bhogle.

12.45 pm: WEATHER UPDATE | Patchy rain possible in the morning. In the afternoon, the weather is likely to remain partly cloudy. Chances of rain may happen in the evening or night.

12.30 pm: Highest runs chased by any team at Centurion is 251/8 in 75.1 overs by England against South Africa.

12.15 pm: Dinesh Karthik called in for injured Wriddhiman Saha as wicketkeeper.

12.00 pm: Hello and welcome to the Day 4 of the second Test match between India and South Africa in SuperSports Park in Centurion.

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