SA v Ind 2nd Test Day 1: South Africa bowlers take control of opening day
South Africa took control of the second Test against India with an outstanding bowling performance on the opening day at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
On Monday, India were bowled out for 202 after electing to bat and in response South Africa were placed at 35 for one in 18 overs.
Earlier, India started off confidently without their regular skipper Virat Kohli who was left out because of upper back spasms. Kohli's place was taken by Hanuma Vihari.
For India Mayank Agarwal and stand-in captain Lokesh Rahul began confidently. They appeared t be heading towards another a big start, but Agarwal fell with the score reading 36. Cheteshwar Pujara fighting for a place in the XI, tried hard to hold himself off from being too aggressive fell for a painstaking 3 off 33 balls.
Ajinkya Rahane fell next for a duck off the very first ball.
Rahul then held the innings together with a solid 42 run stand with Vihari. But Rahul fell soon after for 50 off 133 balls with nine boundaries.
It then required a brisk 40 run sixth wicket stand between Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin to revive the Indian innings. But after Pant fell it became difficult.
Ashwin fell for 46 with the score on 187 for nine. In the end India finished on 202 in 63.1 overs.