SA vs IND, 2nd Test Day 1 Live Updates: South Africa (55 & 62/3) Trail India (153) By 36 Runs At Stumps

SA vs IND, 2nd Test Day 1 Live Updates: South Africa (55 & 62/3) Trail India (153) By 36 Runs At Stumps

India are currently trailing 0-1 in the ongoing Test series and will be looking to win the Cape Town Test in order to avoid another series defeat.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Wednesday, January 03, 2024, 09:03 PM IST
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3rd Session Updates:

South Africa (55 & 62/3) Trail India (153) By 36 Runs At Stumps. Aiden Markram 36*, Mukesh Kumar 2/25

WICKET! Dean Elgar c Kohli b Mukesh Kumar 12 (28 balls). The South African captain walks back to a standing ovation as he finishes his international career with this dismissal.

India lose 6 wickets for 0

India 153 All Out In 34.5 Overs, Lead South Africa (55) By 98 Runs. Kohli 46, Ngidi 3/30, Rabada 3/38

The visitors had the chance to bat the hosts out of this game but they have themselves to blame for the dramatic collapse after tea. India were 56 runs ahead of the Proteas with 6 wickets in hand but lost all of them for no runs as Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada ran through the middle and lower order with 3 wickets each.

20 wickets have fallen so far, which is the most in a single day at Newlands, Cape Town. South Africa have the momentum but still have an uphill task to climb after conceding a big first innings lead.

WICKET! Prasidh Krishna c Markram b Rabada 0 (3 balls). India 153/10 in 34.5 ov.

WICKET! Mohammed Siraj run out (Nandre Burger) 0(1)/ India 153/9 in 34.4 ov.

WICKET! Virat Kohli c Markram b Rabada 46 (59 balls). India 153/8 in 34.2 overs

Lungi Ngidi takes 3 wickets in an over after tea

WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah c Marco Jansen b Ngidi 0 (2 balls). India 153/7 in 33.5 overs

WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja c Marco Jansen b Ngidi 0 (2 balls). India 153/6 in 33.3 overs.

WICKET! Rahul c Verreynne b Ngidi 8 (33 balls). India 153/5, lead South Africa by 98 runs

2nd Session Summary:

India (111/4) at tea on Day 1, lead South Africa (55) by 56 runs in Cape Town. Virat Kohli (20*), Rohit Sharma (39), Nandre Burger (3/42)

Another session which goes in India's favour even though they lost 4 wickets after coming out to bat in their first innings after the lunch break.

Rohit Sharma (39) and Shubman Gill (36) looked positive, but couldn't convert their starts into big scores. Kohli has been joined by KL Rahul in the middle after Burger's spell put India in a spot of bother at Newlands.

WICKET! Shreyas Iyer c Verreynne b Nandre Burger 0(2) - India 110/4 in 22.2 ovs, lead South Africa (55) by 55 runs.

WICKET! Shubman Gill c Marco Jansen b Nandre Burger 36 (55 balls)

WICKET! Rohit Sharma c Marco Jansen b Nandre Burger 39(50) - 72/2 in 14.2 ov.

India lost the wicket of opener Yashasvi Jaiswal early in their first innings but captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have since taken charge of the proceedings after joining forces at 17 for 1.

Rohit (39*) and Gill (9*) have taken India past South Africa's first innings score of 55 thanks to their unbroken second-wicket partnership which is already worth 50 runs.

1st Session Summary Updates:

South Africa 55-All Out (23.2 Overs) In Cape Town

A terrific performance with the ball has put India on top in the first session itself on Day 1 after Dean Elgar won the toss and elected to bat at Newlands.

Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 6 for 15 while Jasprit Bumrah and Mukesh Kumar took two scalps each as South Africa got bowled out for the lowest total against India in Test cricket.

Unstoppable Siraj takes maiden Six-for

Kyle Verreynne c Shubman Gill b Siraj 15 (30 balls); SA 45/7 in 17.5 ovs. Poor shot-selection from the batter leads to his dismissal as he outside-edges a wide and full delivery outside off-stump to 1st slip.

Siraj takes a five-for

Marco Jansen c Rahul b Siraj 0 (3 balls). Another brute of a delivery from Siraj as he bowls one just outside off-stump, with the ball swinging away just enough to take the outside-edge. 

Four-wicket haul for Siraj

David Bedingham c Jaiswal b Siraj 12 (17 balls). Picks up his fourth with another unplayable delivery which pitched on a good length, bounced more than the batter expected and hit his thumb before lobbing up for Yashasvi Jaiswal at 2nd slip.

'Miya' strikes again!

Tony de Zorzi c Rahul b Siraj 2 (17 balls). Stranded down the leg side as the batter looks to flick a delivery off his pads but only manages to edge it to the wicketkeeper.

Big Wicket for Team India!

Dean Elgar b Siraj 4 (15 balls). Bowls one outside off-stump on a good length which the batter looks to cut late but only manages to chop the ball back onto his stumps. Massive moment in the session this.

India strike early!

Aiden Markram c Jaiswal b Siraj 2 (10 balls). Bowler delivers the perfect ball swinging away from the right-hander outside off-stump to find the outside edge of his bat. Yashasvi Jaiswal at second slip takes a sharp catch diving low to his left.

India have surprisingly left out Shardul Thakur and brought in Mukesh Kumar in his place. Ravindra Jadeja is back in the team in place of Ravichandran Ashwin.

"We understand the challenge of batting first on that pitch, but nevertheless, there will be enough in the pitch for the seamers, so hopefully we'll cash in on it.

"Important to forget what's happened in the past. We understand the importance of getting runs on the board, and getting 20 wickets. Didn't happen in the first game but we're upbeat about what we can achieve here," India captain Rohit Sharma said at the toss.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar

South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Tristan Stubbs, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi

South Africa captain Dean Elgar wins the toss and opts to bat first at the Newlands in Cape Town.

South Africa and Team India will lock horns again in the 2nd and final Test of the series at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town on Wednesday, January 3.

India are currently trailing 0-1 in the ongoing Test series and will be looking to draw the Cape Town Test in order to avoid another series defeat. After an innings and 39 runs defeat against Proteas in the first Test at Centurion, Team India's dream of winning the red-ball series in rainbow.

The visitors are likely to trigger a couple of changes in the playing XI after humiliating first Test defeat. The final match of the Test series will see the return of Ravindra Jadeja, who was ruled out of Centurion Test due to back spasm.

Team India to break winless streak in Cape Town

Team India will head to the 2nd Test to end the jinx at Cape Town. The visitors never won a Test match at Newlands Cricket Ground since their first visit to the venue in 1992.

The Cape Town has been dominated by Proteas, winning 27 matches from 59 Tests. Team India played six Tests at Cape Town but lost four matches and managed to draw two games.

The last time India played in Cape Town was in January 2022, where Virat Kohli-led side suffered three-match Test series against South Africa. Visitors were bundled out for 223 and 198 in the first and second innings respectively, and Proteas won the match by seven wickets.

Dean Elgar to lead South Africa in his final Test

The luck is on Dean Elgar's as he has gotten the opportunity to lead South Africa in the final match of his Test career. Regular skipper Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the second Test due to hamstring strain.

Elgar kicked off his farewell Test series in style as he played a brilliant innings of 185 off 287 balls to help the Proteas a total of 408 and a lead of 163 in the first innings.

Meanwhile, Gerald Coetzee too will be missed for the second Test and Keshav Maharaj is expected to make it to the playing XI.

South Africa are expected to make things challenging for Team India as hosts wanted to give a perfect sendoff for Dean Elgar.

SA vs IND 2nd Test squads

SA: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar(c), Tony de Zorzi, Keegan Petersen, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Zubayr Hamza, Wiaan Mulder, Tristan Stubbs

IND: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran

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