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Protea backs against the wall after early strikes and Agarwal's double ton on Day 2

Mayank Agarwal 215
Mayank Agarwal 215

After Agarwal brought up his double century in style, India declared upon reaching the 500-run mark.

Match Summary Day 2

India 502-7 [Agarwal215(371), Rohit176(244); Maharaj3/189]

South Africa 39-3 [Elgar27(63); Ashwin2/9]

South Africa trail by 463 runs


The Indian opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal built on from their overnight partnership, both adding quick runs. Rohit Sharma brought up his 150 in no time and was looking to go after the bowlers when he was finally dismissed for 176 in the 82nd over. This brought an end to the 317-run opening stand.

Mayank Agarwal then kept going about his business in a steady manner, scoring periodic boundaries despite the quick dismissals of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli.

Agarwal brought up his double century in style. Interestingly, this was his first Test ton which he converted into a double. A few quick runs followed as India declared after reaching the 500-run mark.

Keshav Maharaj was the leading bowler for South Africa and picked up three wickets.

In reply, the famed spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja got to work and reduced South Africa to 39-4 at the close of play. Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma are still at the crease as South Africa trail by 463 runs.

India- Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami

South Africa- Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada

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