LIVE CRICKET SCORE INDIA vs SOUTH AFRICA 1ST TEST, DAY 2: SA 286 & 65/2, lead India (209) by 142 runsIn reply to South Africa's 286, India's first innings folded for 209 on the second day of the first Test at Newlands, Cape Town, on Saturday. Hardik Pandya scored a strokeful 95-ball 93-run innings to emerge as the highest scorer for the visitors. He added 99 runs alongwith Bhuvneshwar Kumar (25) for the eighth wicket to keep India afloat in the match. The Day 2 of the first Test has seen a vulnerable India face the wrath of a pacey South African attacking unit as they have added a meagre 48 runs to their tally in the first session as they go to lunch on 76/5 in the first innings. Straight after lunch it was Cheteshwar Pujara who was caught out by du Plessis on Philander's delivery. Pujara managed to score 26 runs in the 92 balls he has faced. Rabada claimed Rohit Sharma's number by LBW where he only managed to score eleven runs. His dismissal made situations worse when India lost a DRS review by referring when he was clearly trapped in front of the wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara who is hanging on at 26, is holding the visitor's hopes as they trail South Africa's 286 (all-out) by 210 runs. Rabada, Steyn, Philander and Morkel have a wicket each as the Men in Blue prolonged from the starting of day 1 of their first innings.
For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar shone with a four-wicket haul but he was well supported by the rest of the Indian bowlers. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also made the best out of the Newlands wicket and claimed two big wickets. Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya joined the party after claiming a wicket each.(LIVE CRICKET SCORE ONLINE)
India have never managed to win a Test series on South African soil since playing their first in 1992. It's a feat which even the likes of Tendulkars, Dravids, Laxman, Gangulys, Sehwags and Dhonis couldn't achieve in their long and illustrious careers. Even some of the famed Indian batting line-ups have failed to fire on the bouncy and green tops of South Africa and against top quality bowling attacks.
An unfavorable history and hostile conditions will welcome Team India and its charismatic captain when the two teams face off at the picturesque Newlands. India would have to find ways to counter a lethal bowling attack, which includes Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander to survive in South Africa.
The history may speak another tale but Team India look confident as they ride into the Proteas backyard as the No.1 Test side and will aim to script and rewrite history this time.The Virat Kohli led Team India will go in with all guns blazing and make the most of the wickets starting with Newlands, Cape Town. Take a look at where you can catch the CURRENT SCORE of the match between India and South Africa.
Where to watch Live cricket Score online and live streaming of South Africa vs India 20181st Test?
You can watch the South Africa vs India first Test online live streaming on SonyLiv.com. You can also catch live scores, live updates and live commentary on http://www.indiatvnews.com/sports.
When is South Africa vs India 1st Test?
Day 2 of the first Test between South Africa and India begins today as South Africa have made 286 (all-out) in the first innings as India add on. This is the first match of the three-Test series between the top-two Test sides in the world. (CATCH CURRENT SCORE HERE)
Where is South Africa vs India 1st Test?
The first Test between South Africa and India is being played at the picturesque Newlands in Cape Town. India have never won a Test match here in Newlands, losing twice and drawing twice.
How do I watch South Africa vs India 1st Test live Score on TV?
The first Test between South Africa and India is being broadcasted live on Sony Ten1 Sports and Sony Ten 1 Sports HD in English commentary. You can also catch the live coverage on Sony Ten 3 with Hindi commentary.
What time does South Africa vs India 1st Test start?
The first Test between South Africa and India is ongoing and day 2 will start at 02:00 PM IST (0830 hrs GMT). South Africa won the toss and have opted to BAT first. (CATCH RECENT SCORE HERE)
What are the squads for South Africa vs India 2018 1st Test?
India XI (Indian Cricket Team): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Quintin de Kock, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel