Here is trivia following the South Africa-UAE game at Wellington on Wednesday. 1)UAE are yet…
Welcome to the 2nd Test match between India and South Africa. The game takes place at Bengaluru.
India won the toss and Virat Kohli put South Africa in to bat. Ishant Sharma is back in the side, Umesh Yadav is out. Stuart Binny has come in for Amit Mishra.
India have reached 35/0. Shikhar Dhawan seems to have rediscovered a semblance of form. He’s moved to 20 off 31 balls. Murali Vijay is on 9.
OUT! All out. It’s over, via a run out. Abbott and Tahir go for a quick non existent run after Abbott taps the ball to square leg. They decide to abandon the effort midway and Abbott tries to return. It’s too late, the throw is good and right over the stumps. Dhawan it was. SA 214 all out.
214 all out is not a score to be proud of. South Africa’s batting barring AB de Villiers has again failed to turn up. India get nearly 30 overs to bat on Day 1 now.
OUT! Morne Morkel is gone. He advances down the track to Ashwin, tries to hit clean over long on, and miscues. Stuart Binny initially misjudges the ball, then runs backwards and puts in a spectacular dive to hold on. At least he did something right. SA 214/9.
OUT! Jadeja is a hero nowadays. He has got Kasigo Rabada now. Forward defensive from Rabada, and caught at slip by Pujara. Didn’t read the turn. SA 177/8. Again, a blow right after the session break.
OUT! AB de Villiers is gone. Caught behind off Jadeja. Down the track, going for the big shot, didn’t get it, got a touch on it, and out. Out for 85.
Again, AB de Villiers has failed to convert a good score into a big one. The second session belongs to India too. 4 wickets for 99 runs. It’s tea.
OUT! DJ Vilas’ dance at the crease is over. Down the track and hits the ball straight back to R Jadeja. Gone for 15. SA 159/6.
Fifty! AB stands tall among the ruins again. The Indian fans cheer as he flicks a single to fine leg to get his fifty. In his 100th Test match. Can he get a big one? An ‘AB’ chant is going around, again.
OUT! Ashwin gets another, it’s Duminy this time. He edges the delivery low into the hands of fly slip. Out for 15, SA 120/5.
OUT! Jadeja has got Elgar. Went for the sweep, but he had done so by exposing his stumps. Bowled. Right after lunch.
South Africa have finished on 78/3 at lunch. Dean Elgar and AB de Villiers have put on a small partnership. 33 off 54 balls. Ashwin broke the back of the Proteas early on and then Varun Aaron stunned Hashim Amla with pace. India hold the edge going into the post-lunch session.
OUT! Hashim Amla is gone. Varun Aaron has knocked him over. Full and pacy, and Amla can’t get forward in time. Bowled through the gate. Crash.
OUT! Ashwin is back, and he’s got the man Stiaan Van Zyl. Straight ball, flat, Zyl plays for the turn and is foxed. Hit right in front and gone.
OUT! Faf du Plessis won’t get his eye in. He comes down the track, then tries to defend. The ball takes the edge and flies to short leg, who barely takes it a centimetre off the ground.
SA have trudged along to 4/0 off 5 overs. Stuart Binny has opened the bowling with Ishant!