CENTURION: Indian captain Virat Kohli stood agency towards a relentless South African bowling assault on an attritional second day of the second Test at SuperSport Park on Sunday.
Kohli made eighty five not out as India reached 183 for 5 on the shut in reply to South Africa’s first-innings complete of 335. It was robust going for each batsmen and bowlers on a sluggish pitch on a scorching day. Kohli made his runs off one hundred thirty balls with eight fours.
South Africa’s 4 quick bowlers operated briefly spells whereas left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj bowled a prolonged spell and broke the most important partnership of the innings when he had Murali Vijay caught behind for forty six. Vijay and Kohli placed on seventy nine for the third wicket after two wickets fell in two balls with the whole on 28, with Lokesh Rahul falling to a pointy return catch to Morne Morkel and Cheteshwar Pujara being run out trying a single off the primary ball he confronted.
Temporary Scores: South Africa 335 (Aiden Markram ninety four, Hashim Amla eighty two; Ravichandran Ashwin four-113) India 183/5 (Virat Kohli eighty five*; Lungi Ngidi 1-26) by 152 runs.
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