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India vs South Africa Highlights, 2nd Test Day 1: SA 35/1 at Stumps, trail by 167 runs

India vs South Africa LIVE SCORE, 2nd Test Day 1: Get the live cricket score, updates, scorecard, ball by ball commentary and highlights between IND vs SA from The Wanderers in Johannesburg. India 202/10 in their first innings.

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Johannesburg Updated on: January 03, 2022 21:13 IST
File image of Mohammed Shami and Ajinkya Rahane celebrating after taking a wicket
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File image of Mohammed Shami and Ajinkya Rahane celebrating after taking a wicket 

India vs South Africa Highlights, 2nd Test Day 1: SA 35/1 at Stumps, trail by 167 runs

South Africa are 35/1 at Stumps on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test in Johannesburg. The hosts trail by 167 runs in their 1st innings. 

  • South Africa 35/1 after 14 overs South African batters- Elgar and Petersen are finding it difficult to get the runs against the ferocious Indian bowling attack that is giving the hosts a tough time. The two are trying to retain themselves without playing any lose shots and giving away the wicket. 


  • South Africa 27/1 after 9 overs Elgar and Petersen look to steady their side after the early loss of Markram's wicket. The duo is wary of India's bowling and the deceptiveness of the Bumrah-Shami spell. The Proteas batters are facing the Indian bowling attack with a lot of caution. 
  • South Africa 14/1 after 4 overs Mohammed Shami gets the first wicket and sends Markram to the pavilion for just seven runs. The good length bowl accompanied by a lack of bounce skid and hit Markram on the pads as he tried to defend the ball. The ball was clearly a plumb as it crashed into the stumps. 

Markram and Elgar are at the crease. Elgar is on strike. Bumrah will open the attack.


India 202 in 1st innings After losing five wickets at Tea, it was India's lower order that put India over the 200-run mark. It would have been a totally different tale had Ashwin's crucial 46 and the quick cameos from Jasprit  Bumrah wouldn't have chipped in at the right time. 
From the Proteas bowling unit, Rabada and Olivier get three scalps each while Jansen toppled four wickets at a phenomenal economy of 1.80.

Innings Break

  • India 202/10 after 63.1 overs Rabada bowls a short down the leg-side and Siraj gets an edge which is easily grabbed by Verreynne behind the stumps.
  • India 187/9 after 61 overs Jansen gets the wicket of another set batsman- Ravi Ashwin at 46. Ashwin tried playing an uppercut on Marco Jansen's short ball and finds Petersen at the point who takes an easy catch. Can India go past 200 runs in the first innings?
  • India 162/7 after 56 overs Not the kind of session India were looking for. The visitors lose two quick wickets after Tea in Johannesburg. Marco Jansen removed Pant to take his third wicket. A good length delivery slightly outside off, Pant gets an inside edge as he was late in getting the bat down and gives a simple edge to Verreynne.
    Shardul was dismissed in a soft dismissal off Olivier. A back of a length and wide of off, Shardul tried to steer it square on the off-side but gives a very easy catch at gully. 

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1, 2nd session: While India were fighting to get their feet in the middle session of the day, South African bowlers continued their good work as they sent half the Indian side back in the hut. KL Rahul continued his rich-run form as he scored his half-century and the hosts amassed 93 runs in 25 overs during the second session. 
With Ravi Ashwin and Rishabh Pant at the crease, the duo will be aiming to stretch their current 30-run stand. The ball is getting softer and hopes are all ignited as to how the final session of the day shapes up. 

TEA! Action resumes in Johannesburg after 20 minutes! 

  • India 146/5 after 51 overs The ball is getting softer and so the Proteas have deployed a slight change of bowling. South Africa bring in Keshav Maharaj- their left-arm orthodox with the ball in the 51st over. Ashwin looks in fine touch. 24 runs have come from Ashwin's willow in his 30-run stand with Rishabh Pant. 

  • India 117/5 after 46 overs KL Rahul departs at 50! Marco Jansen gets the prized wicket of Rahul who scored a half-century on his Test captaincy debut. The bouncer from Jansen, Rahul tries hooking it but gets a  top-edge caught safely by Rabada. Rabada runs forward and dives to get the big wicket.  Jansen castled both the Indian openers- Mayank earlier and now Rahul. 

  • 50 up for KL Rahul on his Test captaincy debut. 

  • India 115/4 after 44 overs 100 up for India but with quite some hiccups in the ongoing Test match at Johannesburg. Rishabh Pant looks better adaptive on the pitch as he is getting those runs on the board at a quicker pace. The left-handed batter is lending crucial support to skipper KL Rahul who is inching towards his fifty. Can the two build a good partnership to set a formidable total on the board? 
  • India 91/4 after 39 overs WICKET! Rabada picks up his first wicket as he sends Vihari to the pavilion. To say, it was not Rabada taking the wicket but van der Dussen courtesy of his blinder (one-handed catch). The short and quick delivery by Rabada directed at the ribs, Vihari gets an inside edge brilliantly grabbed by van der Dussen at short leg. Clearly, Dussen plucked an apple from the tree to take the prized wicket of  Vihari at 20 and break the 42-run stand between him and Rahul. 

  • India 79/3 after 36 overs Partnership building up for India and bringing some runs for them. Sideways, Rahul and Vihari are totally wary of the situation. While Rabada is offering a touch of outswing from the right-hander in his bowling, Olivier continues to pour in his tested in-angling deliveries. 
    Vihari was dropped on 9 by Bavuma off Ngidi. Can this cost heavy for the Proteas?  
  • India 60/3 after 31 overs Clearly, Indian batters- KL Rahul and Hanuma Vihari are under the pump as the run rate stays behind 2. The South African bowlers seemed to have taken full control of the ball and are keeping things absolutely tight for the Indian batsmen. Just seven runs from the five overs after the lunch. Rahul and Vihari have a huge responsibility in driving India. Can the duo get the visitors through? 

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1, 1st session: Enough to celebrate for South Africa in the first session of the opening day in Johannesburg as the Proteas scalped three wickets before Lunch. India wanting to bat first after winning the toss but the ball has done enough to keep South African bowlers encouraged. Mayank Agarwal was outplayed by Marco Jansen on 26 just when the Indian batter looked in fine touch. Pujara and Rahul steadied India for a while before Duanne Olivier breathed fire to remove Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in consecutive angling-in deliveries. The hosts nearly conquered in the last hour before lunch. 
Rahul stands tall at 19 and alongside Vihari, he would look to drive India out of the choppy waters in the second session. 

LUNCH! Action begins in Johannesburg after 40 minutes. 

  • India 50/3 in 24 overs DOUBLE WICKET! India reach the 50-run mark but with no happiness as they are three down before lunch. Duanne Olivier sends Pujara and Rahane back to the pavilion in successive deliveries. Olivier gets the prized scalps of the two Indian batters with his angling in deliveries. A bit of steep bounce outplays Pujara who hands an easy catch to the gully.
    A similar sort of delivery- back of a length angling in delivery tempts Rahane to play but finds a thick edge and an easy catch at the third slip. 50th Test wicket for Olivier and the visitors are badly struggling. 
  • India 40/1 in 20 overs: South African bowlers look promising with the ball. Evidently, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara are struggling to fight the new hard Kookaburra ball. The Proteas pacers are getting some swing because of the green over on the turf and the protruding seam. Pujara gets a life as a steep bounce delivery from Olivier gets Pujara fending and finds an inside edge. Van der Dussen standing at backward short leg got his fingertips giving Pujara more time to play on the pitch. 

  • India 36/1 after 14.1 overs: The 21-year-old Marco Jansen does it again for South Africa. The left-arm pacer's consistency in the line and length pays off as he sends Mayank Agarwal to the pavilion. The full-length ball, Mayank attempted to drive it but the extra bounce cost India the opening wicket. Mayank gets the edge which was easily pocketed by  Kyle Verreynne behind the stumps. 

  • India 32/0 after 10 overs: India are slowly building their innings with Mayank and Rahul blunting the new ball on a pitch that has a tinge of grass on it. It's important that the Indian openers get through this tricky phase where the bowlers are fresh and are running in hard, looking for wickets. South Africa, meanwhile have burnt a review as Olivier thought he induced an outside edge off Rahul but that wasn't the case as the ball brushed his shoulder. The Indian openers have survived some anxious moments but are steadily batting in the middle. South Africa are eyeing a breakthrough.

  • India 15/0 after 5 overs: Both Rahul and Mayank are off the mark with the latter being the aggressor as the right-hander creamed Rabada through the covers for a lovely boundary. Duanne Olivier taking advantage of his height has peppered the openers with short deliveries and the batsmen have done well to either duck or sway from the beamers.

  • IND 0/0 after 1 over: Captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have opened the innings for India with Kagiso Rabada operating with the new ball. Rabada beat Rahul on the defence, drawing the batsman forward but the ball just sneaked past the outside edge. It will be an extra responsibility for Rahul and the stand-in captain will hope that captaining India won't have a bearing on his batting. 

  • India Playing XI: KL Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

    South Africa Playing XI: Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

  • KL Rahul: Unfortunately Virat has had an upper back spasm and hopefully he'll recover for the next Test. It is every Indian player's dream to captain his country. Really honoured and looking forward to this challenge. We have had a few good wins here and hopefully, we'll look to continue that. Hanuma Vihari comes in place of Virat. Just the one change. It was a good Test at Centurion overall. We really performed well as a team and are really excited about this match.

  • TOSS - India won the toss and opted to bat first. Hanuma Vihari replaces Virat Kohli, who is out of the second Test due to back spasm.

  • BIG NEWS - No Virat Kohli for the second Test, KL Rahul to lead India

  • Right then we are five minutes away from the all-important toss and this is going to be very crucial. Kohli will hope the coin lands in his favour. 

  • India Predicted Playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

  • We are just 40 minutes away from the scheduled toss time and it's bright and sunny at The Wanderers. We should have a start on time. 

South Africa:
Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Prenelan Subrayen, Beuran Hendricks, Duanne Olivier, Sisanda Magala, George Linde, Sarel Erwee, Ryan Rickelton, Glenton Stuurman

India: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha