India vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 1 Live Score And Updates: India Opt To Bat, KL Rahul Leading As Virat Kohli Out With Back Spasm | Cricket News


IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 1 Score Updates: KL Rahul leading India© AFP




India vs South Africa Live Score 2nd Test: India won the toss and opted to bat first in the second Test match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Monday. The big news is that Virat Kohli has been ruled out with a back spasm and KL Rahul is leading India. Hanuma Vihari has replaced Kohli in the XI. South Africa, on the other hand, have brought in Duanne Oliver in their XI. A high on confidence Indian side are hoping to seal their maiden series win in the Rainbow Nation. India had won the first Test comfortably by 113 runs and there is no reason why they can’t do it again in this Test. For the record, India have never lost a Test in Johannesburg – they have won two and drawn three. India’s pace attack – rated as the best currently by many – will enjoy the pace and bounce at the Wanderers. The form of their famed middle order comprising Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane remains a concern but the Indian think tank would believe in the famous old saying of form being temporary and class permanent. (LIVE SCORECARD) 

South Africa Playing XI: Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

India Playing XI: KL Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Here are the Live Updates of India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 1 Straight From The Wanderers Stadium


  • 13:25 (IST)

    All Set For Second Test!

    All set to begin, players are on the ground for national anthems

  • 13:20 (IST)

    Two Changes For South Africa!

    Two changes for South Africa as Kyle Verreynne has replaced Quinton de Kock and Duanne Olivier comes in for Wiaan Mulder.

    South Africa Playing XI: Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

  • 13:18 (IST)

    Hanuma Vihari Replaces Injured Virat Kohli In India Playing XI!

    India made just one change in their playing XI as Hanuma Vihari has replaced injured Virat Kohli in the lineup. Rest the team is same.

    India Playing XI: KL Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

  • 13:04 (IST)

    India Win Toss, Opt To Bat!

    India captain KL Rahul wins the toss and opts to bat first against South Africa in the second Test at The Wanderers in Johannesburg. 

  • 12:59 (IST)

    KL Rahul Leading India

    This is massive! We see KL Rahul walk out for the toss for India and not Virat Kohli. 

  • 12:51 (IST)

    India’s Spotless Record In Johannesburg

    India have never lost a Test match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. In the five Tests that they have played, Team India has won two and draw three Tests, making this one of the most favourable venues for them in not only in South Africa but in all overseas conditions. 

  • 12:41 (IST)

    India All Set

    The Indian side has made all the right preparations coming into this crucial encounter. Here is glimpse of their training sessions ahead of the Johannesburg Test.

  • 12:10 (IST)

    IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 1 Live

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs South Africa second Test match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. India come into this Test match with a 113-run victory over the hosts in the previous Test. The Virat Kohli-led side would want to win this Test and seal their maiden series win in red-ball cricket on South African soil. 

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