India vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Live Score, Updates: India Fight Back With Shardul Thakur’s Triple Strike | Cricket News


IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Score Updates: Shardul Thakur in action vs South Africa.© AFP

IND vs SA Live Score 2nd Test, Day 2: Indian pacers are dominating the game as South Africa batters are struggling to score runs after Lunch on Day 2 of the second Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Shardul Thakur is the pick of the Indian bowlers since morning on the second day as he removed Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen after the duo added 74 runs for the second wicket. Thakur also removed Rassie van Der Dussen at the stroke of Lunch on Day 2. Apart from Thakur Shami picked one wicket on the first day. On Day 1, India failed to take the toss advantage as they were bowled out for 202 in the first innings. Barring stand-in captain KL Rahul and all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, none of the Indian batters could manage notable scores.(LIVE SCORECARD)

Playing XIs

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

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

Here are the Live Updates Of India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 2 Straight From The Wanderers Stadium In Johannesburg

  • 17:01 (IST)

    South Africa Close To 150!

    Bavuma and Verreynne have shown some stability so far and they have added 32 runs so far for the fifth wicket.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 133/4, trail India by 69 runs

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Verrreynne, Bavuma Going Good!

    Kyle Verreynne and Temba Bavuma have batted well so far, they are scoring boundaries periodically and charging the Indian pacers.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 129/4, trail India by 73 runs

  • 16:22 (IST)

    South Africa Need Partnership!

    South Africa need a partnership to keep the momentum set by Elgar and Petersen after their bowlers bowled out India for 202 in the first innings.

    Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne are on the crease for the Proteas.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 107/4, trail India by 95 runs

  • 15:35 (IST)

    Lunch Day 2: Thakur Brings India Back In Game!

    Thakur strikes again!! van der Dussen has to go at stroke of Lunch.

    So, South Africa are at 102/4 at Lunch on Day 2. Thakur has three wickets to his name and for South Africa Keegan Petersen top-scored for them.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 102/4, trail India by 100 runs

  • 15:24 (IST)

    Shardul removes Petersen!

    Shardul Thakur has struck again and this time Keegan Petersen has to go after a fine knock. South Africa are three down now and they are still trailing by 101 runs.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 101/3, trail India by 101

  • 15:09 (IST)

    100 Runs On Board For South Africa!

    Petersen is dealing in boundaries now!! Three boundaries in last four balls and this is what South Africa needed from their No.3 batter. 100 up for South Africa!!

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 100/2, trail India by 102 runs

  • 15:07 (IST)

    Fifty Up For Petersen!

    Fifty up for Keegan Petersen!! He has batted really well till now and going strong. South Africa might have lost their skipper but Petersen is still alive and playing an impressive knock against top-quality pace attack.’

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 92/2, trail India by 110 runs

  • 15:02 (IST)

    Thakur Removes Elgar!

    Thakur to Elgar, OUT!! Caught by Pant!! The man with the golden arm has given breakthrough to India yet again. Thakur has put an end to a 74-run partnership.

    Elgar c Pant b Thakur 28(120) (4s-4)

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 88/2, trail India by 114 runs

  • 14:57 (IST)

    Elgar Takes On Ashwin!

    Ashwin to Elgar, FOUR, South Africa batter are taking on the only spinner now. Ashwin has to bowl well to keep India in the game.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 85/1, trail India by 117 runs

  • 14:38 (IST)

    Another Good Shot From Petersen!

    Ashwin to Keegan Petersen, FOUR!! Another good shot from Petersen. He’s going well and the partnership is over 54 now.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 68/1, trail India by 134 runs

  • 14:23 (IST)

    Petersen Going Strong!

    Siraj to Petersen, FOUR!! Cover drive!! Good shot and Petersen has shown some really good batting since morning.

    Two boundaries in this over from South Africa No.3 batter.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 59/1, trail India by 143 runs

  • 14:08 (IST)

    Elgar Survives!

    Bumrah to Elgar, caught by Pant!! but it’s not clear that ball carried to the wicketkeeper.

    Soft signal is out and umpires have gone upstairs. 

    Ultra Edge shows that there was no contact between bat and ball.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 49/1, trail India by 158 runs

  • 13:50 (IST)

    First Boundary On Day 2!

    Bumrah to Keegan Petersen, FOUR!! First boundary on Day 2. South Africa batters are trying to gain momentum.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 44/1, trail India by 158 runs

  • 13:38 (IST)

    First Runs On Day 2!

    Bumrah to Petersen, three runs! Good shot from South Africa’s No.3. Petersen had played a short but a good knock in the first Test and here he is going well in the second Test as well.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 38/1, trail India by 164 runs

  • 13:35 (IST)

    Mohammed Siraj Not In The Field!

    Maiden over from Shami to start Day 2 and there is one more update Mohammed Siraj is not in the field.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 35/1, trail India by 167 runs

  • 13:26 (IST)

    All Set For Day 2!

    Indian bowlers will look to take early wickets in the first session on Day 2 to bring their team back in the game. South Africa have batted well for their second wicket partnership in the last session of Day 1.

    SA vs IND Live Score: South Africa 35/1, trail India by 167 runs

  • 12:57 (IST)

    India Bank On Shami, Bumrah

    Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Burah will have to do the bulk of the damage if India want to restrict South Africa within 202. The two right-arm seamers were one of the major reasons behind comprehensive victory in Centurion and looking at the track on offer here in Johannesburg, there is no reason why they can’t repeat the same. 

  • 12:34 (IST)

    IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Live

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 2 in the India vs South Africa second Test match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. South Africa will resume at 35 for 1, trailing India by 167 runs. Captain Dean Elgar and No.3 batter Keegan Petersen are in the middle. Indian seamers will look to make use of the first hour to bring their side back in the contest.   

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