SA vs IND LIVE Score: Thakur picks three, SA four down

SA vs IND LIVE Score: Thakur picks his maiden Test fifer – After Shardul Thakur derailed South Africa’s hope of a comeback by removing Temba Bavuma & Kyle Verreynne to complete his maiden fifer, M Shami has removed Kagiso Rabads to reduce the hosts to 191/7 at Tea. South Africa are 191/7 — trail by 11 runs with Maharaj and Jansen unbeaten at the crease. Follow DAY 2 of South Africa vs INDIA LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

South Africa’s comeback relied upon Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne but India’s man with the golden arm – Shardul Thakur struck hard in the second session too and removed the duo to get to his maiden Test fifer.

Earlier, Shardul Thakur helped India bounce back at lunch on Day 2 of the Johannesburg Test. Resuming the play on 35/1, the hosts were going good in the opening session with Elgar and Petersen stitching a fifty-run partnership in the 1st hour. However, the introduction of ‘Lord Shardul Thakur’ completely changed the equation. The right-arm pacer removed Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen & Rassie van der Dussen at the stroke of lunch to put India back in the driver’s seat.

While Shardul Thakur turned out to be the silver lining for the tourists, Keegan Petersen was the bright spot for South Africa this morning. The right-hander scored his maiden Test fifty and looked dangerous before Thakur removed him.

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SA vs IND LIVE Score: Tea: Shardul Thakur’s maiden fifer jolts hosts, South Africa trail by 11 run; SA 191/7 – Follow Day 2 of Johannesburg Test LIVE Updates

SA vs IND LIVE Day 2, 2nd session:


SA vs IND LIVE Day 2, 2nd session:

  • That’s the end of the second session on Day 2. South Africa are 191/7 — trail by 11 runs
  • WICKET! Another one down! M Shami strikes this time and removes Kagiso Rabada as South Africa loses its seventh wicket. Keshav Maharaj comes to bat.

Five wicket hauls for India at Wanderers

  • 6/53 A Kumble 1992/93
  • 5/104 J Srinath 1996/97
  • 5/40 S Sreesanth 2006/07
  • 5/54 J Bumrah 2017/18
  • 5/29 Mohd Shami 2017/18
  • 5/37 S Thakur 2021/22 *
  • WICKET! Shardul Thakur strikes again. He completes his maiden fifer. Temba Bavuma departs at 51 as Pant takes a stunning full-length diving catch.
  • FOUR! Edge and it goes past third slip. Temba gets to his fifty!
  • WICKET! LBW appeal against Verreynne. Up goes the finger & Verreynne reviews it.
  • Second new ball due in 17 overs.
  • FOUR! Nice cut on the back of square from Bavuma. It was a loose delivery from Thakur.
  • FIFTY partnership up between Bavuma and Verreynne. SA 152/4 –trail by 50 runs
  • FOUR! Superb shot from Bavuma. Straight down the ground! Plays with a full face of the bat and times it exceedingly well.
  • The partnership between Bavuma & Verreynne now crosses 40-run mark and begins to frustrate the visitors
  • Time for drinks! South Africa 145/4 — trail by 57 runs
  • 2 runs! Nicely played from Verreynne through soft hands towards the slip region.
  • FOUR! Just a flick off the pad from Bavuma towards the mid-wicket region
  • M Siraj comes into the attack, replacing M Shami. India looking for ways to break this growing partnership for the 5th wicket
  • LBW Appeal against Verreynne. Umpire denies. India takes the review. KL Rahul & Co. is sure the ball has hit pad first. Ultra-edge shows a clear spike as the ball goes past the bat. Verreynne survives. He is 14 off 24 deliveries.
  • The partnership between Bavuma and Verreynne – 28 off 41 now
  • Shami continues with his 18th over. He has returned with 1 for 45 so far.
  • FOUR! Excellent from Verreynne towards through extra cover!
  • FOUR! Good shot from Verreynne. Short ball from Shardul angling down the leg and Verreynne easily guides it towards backward square leg boundary
  • FOUR! Thick outside edge from Bavuma, beats the gully fielder for a boundary
  • 2 runs! Bavuma drives it nicely towards extra cover for a double
  • 3 runs! A good backfoot punch from Verreynne towards the point region
  • Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne walking out to resume South Africa’s innings
  • Mohd Shami resume the attack for India

Day 2 second session about to start. Here we go!

South Africa 1st Innings: 102/4


SA vs IND LIVE Day 2, 1st session:

  • That’s the end of 1st session on Day 2. South Africa 102/4 –trail by 100 runs
  • WICKET! Thakur strikes again! It’s his third wicket for the day as Rassie van der Dussen departs too. Inside edge from Dussen and Pant dives forward to grab it. That will be the lunch on Day 2.
  • WICKET! Shardul Thakur strikes again, he gets rid of the well-set Keegan Petersen. A thick outside edge and Mayank Agarwal takes a sharp catch in the slip.
  • WICKET! Dussen reviews! A caught behind appeal against R Dussen. The umpire raises the finger but Dussen takes the review. He is sure, he hasn’t edged it. And, the third umpire confirms it. R van der Dussen survives 
  • FOUR! Beautiful from Petersen. He is on song. A half volley from Shami and Petersen pounces on with a classic cover drive
  • FOUR! Excellent from Petersen. Just a flick of the pad towards backward square leg for a boundary
  • FIFTY! Maiden Test fifty for Keegan Petersen. He has played superbly and has been looking nice this morning.
  • WICKET! Shardul Thakur strikes, Elgar departs after 28 after edging a back of length delivery from Shardul Thakur that goes straight into Rishabh Pant’s gloves
  • FOUR! Slightly over-pitched from Ashwin and Elgar times it nicely towards the straight boundary.
  • 44 runs in 19 overs so far in this session – time for drinks break!
  • FOUR! A thick outside edge from Elgar goes past the slip cordon from the third slip gap
  • FIFTY! Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen bring up a hard-fought 50-run stand.
  • FOUR! Poor delivery and Siraj is punished by Petersen. Slow, plenty of room and Petersen sends it to the boundary with a cover drive. Siraj has reduced his speed significantly.
  • FOUR! Siraj looks alright, comes into attack and Keegan Petersen welcomes him with a boundary.
  • Mohammed Siraj looks all set to come into attack.
  • Appeal for caught behind against Elgar! It certainly has nicked it, the question in whether it carried to the wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant’s gloves or not. The soft signal from on-field umpires is OUT! The ultra edge shows the ball has hit the ground and the Third Umpire turns down the decision. Elgar survives!
  • A Caught behind appeal against Petersen! Umpire is not interested. Pujara and the slip cordon are discussing whether it is from bat or pad. Will India review? No, they don’t!
  • 3 Runs! Petersen again manages to guide Bumrah’s slightly fuller delivery towards the cover region
  • Elgar hasn’t added a run to his score for 18 deliveries since this morning
  • FOUR! Too full from Bumrah and Petersen works it towards the leg-side boundary
  • OHH! Petersen survives a peach of a delivery from Bumrah. A good length delivery angling towards the stump, Petersen leaves it and the ball misses just the top of the off-stump.
  • 3 Runs! Good shot from Keegan Petersen, he gets off to mark with cracking push on the backfoot towards extra cover
  • Jasprit Bumrah comes up into the attack
  • Shami starts with a maiden as Elgar looks in no hurry, taking time to settle in
  • Shami starts with a full-length delivery outside off-stump, Elgar lets it go
  • Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen walking out to resume Proteas innings.
  • Mohd Shami will open the attack for India on Day 2

SA vs IND LIVE Score: Elgar & Petersen survive first hour, India desperate for wickets; Follow Day 2 of Johannesburg Test LIVE Updates

Day 2 Pitch Report: According to Mike Haysman there are a couple of spots that will assist bowlers today. Also, it rained last night which is going to give bowlers an extra edge. The pitch also has a mix of dead grass + live grass which spices up the surface.

@13:01 PM – Good news! What comes as a piece of good news for the Indian fans is that Mohd Siraj is warming up in the nets. Siraj limped off the field yesterday after encountering a hamstring injury and looked doubtful for today’s play

@12:51 PM – The Blues are getting ready for DAY 2 battle – 


SA vs IND LIVE Score: Elgar & Petersen bring up 50-run mark for SA, India search for early wickets; Follow Day 2 of Johannesburg Test LIVE Updates

DAY 1 Stumps: Dean Elgar-led South Africa held a little edge over India after bowling out KL Rahul & Co for 202 in the first innings.

Rahul slammed a fifty and R Ashwin scored 46 but Marco Jansen’s 4/31 helped South Africa take the upper hand in the 2nd Test in Johannesburg.

Earlier, the new year didn’t start well for India Test skipper Virat Kohli who was ruled out of the 2nd Test with an upper back spasm. On Test captaincy debut, KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bat first in Johannesburg.

It was an enthralling day of Test cricket as 11 wickets fell on Day One of the second Test. After bundling India out for 202 in the first innings, South Africa got off to a bad start as they lost opening batter Aiden Markram in the fourth over – but Elgar & Petersen held the post for Proteas thereafter.

SA vs IND LIVE Score: Elgar & Petersen bring up 50-run mark for SA, India search for early wickets; Follow Day 2 of Johannesburg Test LIVE Updates

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