Virat Kohli scored 141 not out to reduce the first-innings deficit to 48 runs at lunch on day three at Centurion.
India’s hopes of winning the Test at Centurion and leveling the series may hinge on Virat Kohli’s performance on day three.
South Africa are in the box seat heading into day three on what is a slow pitch at Centurion, where batting last will be tough.
The Proteas produced a combative all-round performance to reduce India to 183-5 at stumps on day two at Centurion.
Virat Kohli played positively to boost India to 80-2 at tea on day two at Centurion.
India were 4-0 at lunch after bowling the Proteas out for 335 on day two at Centurion.
The Proteas’ chances of posting 350 hinge on Faf du Plessis and the lower-order on day two at Centurion.
After the pyrotechnics of a Newlands Test that was over inside three days of actual playing time, this first day at Centurion was tame by comparison. Which is understandable. But. There’s always a but.
India claimed four key wickets late in the day to reduce South Africa to 269-6 and boost their chances of victory.
Aiden Markram fell short of a well-deserved century as South Africa went to tea at 182-2 on day one at Centurion.
Aiden Markram scored 51 not out as the openers steered the Proteas to 78-0 at lunch on day one at Centurion.
South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against India at Centurion.
Aiden Markram hopes that increasing the intensity of his training will help him cope with the quick highveld pitches.
The Proteas completed a stunning comeback to beat India by 72 runs at Newlands to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.
Vernon Philander took three wickets as South Africa reduced India to 82-7 and resumed control of the first Test at Newlands.