India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match LIVE Score: SA lost 3 wickets on Day 1© AFP
IND vs SA, 2nd Test Day 2, Live Updates: Jasprit Bumrah has provided India with an early breakthrough as he dismissed David Bedingham for 11. Four-down South Africa now have Aiden Markram and Kyle Verreynne standing unbeaten at the crease. On the other hand, the Indian bowlers hope to repeat the heroics of Day 1 and aim to restrict South Africa at the earliest. Earlier on Day 1, the Proteas were bundled out for 55 runs, thanks to Mohammed Siraj’s six-wicket haul (6 for 15). In reply, India suffered a batting collapse, losing their last six wickets for zero runs in 11 balls. The Rohit Sharma-led side was bowled out for 153 runs, taking a 98-run lead. (Live Scorecard)
Here are the Live Updates of 2nd Test between India vs South Africa:
IND vs SA Live Score: Issue on the pitch
India pacer Mukesh Kumar has complained about a hole on the pitch. He has stated that there’s a hole around the bowler’s landing area and the play has been halted for a while. The groundstaff has made it’s way on the field and issue is being sorted out.
IND vs SA Live Score: OUT
OUT!!! Jasprit Bumrah strikes early on Day 2 as he dismissed David Bedingham for 11. David tries to play a defensive shot but the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and wicketkeeper KL Rahul makes no mistake and takes an excellent catch behind the stumps. Fourth wicket gone for South Africa.
SA 66/4 (18 overs)
IND vs SA Live Score: We are underway
The Day 2 of the second Test between India and South Africa begins. South Africa resume their proceedings from 62/3, trailing by 36 runs. Aiden Markram (36*) and David Bedingham (7*) take guard for the Proteas while Jasprit Bumrah will be bowling the first over for India. The Indian bowlers will aim to restrict South Africa at the earliest.
IND vs SA Live Score: Here’s what Jasprit Bumrah said before the game
We have to create pressure, you don’t necessarily need to bowl magic deliveries now and then. You just have to do the basic things tight again and again. We were very happy that we were able to do that in this game. I started from the other end, but we realised that there was little more help, unevenness and seam movement from the Wynberg end. Other end, there’s not too much help. Still there’s a lot of work to be done, I made my Test debut (here), so this ground will always be special in my heart. Since then, it’s been a good journey. If we do our things right, the result will be in our favour.
IND vs SA Live Score: Pitch report
You don’t want these kinds of conditions. If you bowl a full delivery, it’s fine. If you bowl a short delivery, it’s fine. But it’s all happening from a quality length and there’s nothing you can do as a batter when it hits that area and stands up steeply which we saw on happen countless occasions. Was it a 55 wicket? No. Certainly wasn’t a 250-300 wicket. These types of pitches are dangerous for batters’ physical health. Spinning pitches are dangerous to batters’ reputation. It’s not very easy for batters to play, little of the skill involved. It has to be an even covering of grass. Little bit of grass here, bare patches there.
IND vs SA Live Score: All eyes on Siraj
After the marvelous six-wicket haul on Day 1, pacer Mohammed Siraj will look to repeat his heroics on the second day. Apart from him, Jasprit Bumrah and Mukesh Kumar were also really impressive with the ball as they scalped three and four wickets respectively.
IND vs SA Live Score: Ashwell Prince on Cape Town pitch
“I’ve never seen the pitch that quick on day one. As a batsman you don’t mind pace in the wicket if the bounce is consistent but the bounce was a little bit inconsistent. You expect a bit of seam movement on day one but seam movement with inconsistent bounce is a different situation. Sometimes it happens that a great bowling line-up bowls out a team cheaply but if both batting line-ups can’t bat there’s something wrong,” said South African batting consultant Ashwell Prince.
IND vs SA Live Score: Siraj on Cape Town’s pitch
“When I saw the wicket in morning, it didn’t feel it was a 55-all out wicket. It was quite sunny, so I didn’t expect the pitch to assist that much. Also, bowling is all about partnerships. There was consistent pressure from Jasprit Bumrah at the other end. He didn’t get many wickets but he created a lot of pressure,” said Siraj in the press conference.
IND vs SA Live Score: 23 wickets fell on Day 1
The Day 1 of the second Test between India and South Africa was a delight for the bowlers as a total of 23 wickets were scalped. The day began with a terrific six-wicket haul by Mohammed Siraj, followed by India’s batting collapse for 153 in the second innings. Currently, the Proteas are trailing by 36 runs.
IND vs SA Live Score: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Day 2 of the second Test match between India and South Africa, straight from Newlands, Cape Town. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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