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  • 9:30 AM IST

    The South African players, after a tiring Day 1, walk out onto the field again. They are followed by Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, the Indian captain and vice captain respectively. Kagiso Rabada to continue his over that he had left incomplete yesterday with Ajinkya Rahane on strike.

  • 9:15 AM IST

    Kagiso Rabada is down with South African great Shaun Pollock for an interview. Rabada says that there was a tinge of green on the surface and it was a decent Test wicket. Feels that they were a bit unlucky but states that it is how Test cricket works. He quips that that this wicket is a bit similar to the ones in Mumbai. Looking on the positives on Day 1, Rabada says that they bowled well and restricted the run rate a bit. Feels that had luck been on their side, they could have had some more wickets and gone back in with a smile on their faces.

  • 9:04 AM IST

    Pitch report – Murali Kartik is down with Sunil Gavaskar for the pitch report. Kartik states that some rough areas started to form on the pitch after just 10 overs of play on Day 1. Mr. Gavaskar states that the pitch has dried up today and that is why it will play much better today for the batters. Yesterday there was some moisture due to the rain and that helped the bowlers. Gavaskar thinks that with the second new ball in hand now, they should be looking to hit the perfect lines and lengths to trouble the batters. Further suggests that the South African bowlers should be looking to bowl in the area of uncertainty and mix it up with the short ball. The South African bowlers need to tighten up and not bowl loose deliveries.

  • 9:04 AM IST

    On Day 1, South Africa started well as they kept the explosive pair of Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma at bay which resulted in Rohit Sharma being dismissed cheaply. However, from there on in, it was India all along. Mayank Agarwal was the star of the day as he got to his ton. Pujara and Kohli both got to their half tons with the latter still unbeaten. Rahane is with his skipper at the crease and both have combined for an unbeaten 75-run stand. India will be looking to continue their strong performances on Day 2 and as stated by Mayank Agarwal yesterday, they will be looking to post a total around the 500-run mark. As for the South African bowlers, Kagiso Rabada was the only successful bowler as he took all the wickets yesterday.

  • 9:02 AM IST

    Welcome to the coverage of the second day of the Test match between India and South Africa. Will India continue to dominate the proceedings and outbat the visitors on Day 2? Or do South Africa have the bowling prowess to enforce a collapse? Stay tuned to find out!

  • 9:01 AM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 4:56 PM IST

    So the day belonged to India but there were some positives for the South Africans as well. Will South Africa find a way to restrict India under 400 or will India continue to pile on the South African misery? Join us on 11th October, i.e., Friday for Day 2 of this Freedom Trophy. Till then, cheers!

  • 4:54 PM IST

    Centurion from the day, Mayank Agarwal is caught down for a chat with Harsha Bhogle. Agarwal says he is very happy to get back-to-back hundreds. Tells he is happy as the team is in a good position having lost just 3 wickets. Mayank says he was happy with how he was playing today. Mayank says that long distance running and meditation has helped him to play big innings. Adds that reading his own game has also played its part. Tells there was moisture in the wicket and credits Rabada and Philander for the lines and lengths they bowled. On what will be a good score, Mayank says 450-500 will be good if they don’t want to bat again.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    It was a gruesome and tiring day for the South African bowlers. They started off well but were not consistent with their line and length. They were on and off throughout the day. Kagiso Rabada did not start well but at the end of the day, he was the only successful bowler as he got all 3 wickets. Nortje was impressive with his pace on debut but struggled for consistency. Philander bowled well but had nothing to show for it. Faf du Plessis would be looking for a better showing on Day 2 from his bowlers.

  • 4:50 PM IST

    Pujara though fell against the run of play. Kohli replaced him out in the middle and played second fiddle to Mayank who got his second century of the series. Unlike the first innings of the first Test, he could not convert this into a double ton and fell prey to Rabada. Rahane and Kohli then took their time. The captain and vice-captain of the side then added an unbeaten 75 before bad light ended play.

  • 4:46 PM IST

    A day that clearly belonged to India. After winning the toss and opting to bat, the hosts did not get off to a good start. Losing the Man of the Match from the previous game early on, it looked like on a green wicket South Africa would make the hosts pay. But Pujara and Mayank Agarwal had other ideas. The duo added a 138-run stand for the second wicket and solidified the innings with both the batters getting to their respective fifties.

  • 4:38 PM IST

    The umpires are having a check. The light metre is out and they are not happy. They have taken the bails off meaning that is Stumps on Day 1. Faf du Plessis is having a word with the umpires though.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    85.1 Kagiso Rabada to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR, FOUR! Short and angled into the batsman at 145.4 kph, Rahane goes for the pull but misses, it takes the top edge and runs over the keeper to the fine leg fence. It has gone really dark in the middle.

  • 4:36 PM IST

    84.6 Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli, no run, Good length ball outside off, Kohli leaves it alone.

  • 4:35 PM IST

    84.5 Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli, no run, On the stumps, VK defends it with authority.

  • 4:35 PM IST

    84.4 Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli, no run, Good comeback! Length ball around off, Kohli goes chasing after it but the ball zips away after pitching beating the outside edge of his bat.

  • 4:34 PM IST

    84.3 Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! CLASS! Overpitched on off, Kohli drives it between cover and mid off. Finding the gap to perfection and finds the fence.

  • 4:33 PM IST

    84.2 Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli, no run, On the fourth stump line, Kohli leaves it.

  • 4:32 PM IST

    84.1 Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli, no run, Length delivery on off, Kohli tucks it to square leg.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    83.6 Kagiso Rabada to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Defended off the back foot by the Rahane.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    83.5 Kagiso Rabada to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Length ball on middle and leg, Rahane plays it to to mid-wicket.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    83.4 Kagiso Rabada to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Back of a length ball outside off, Rahane lets it pass to the keeper.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    83.3 Kagiso Rabada to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 4:29 PM IST

    83.2 Kagiso Rabada to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, It’s bowled full on off, that’s firmly defended off the front foot by Rahane.

  • 4:29 PM IST

    83.1 Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Fuller outside off, Kohli jumps up with the bounce and plays the ball to deep point for a single.

  • 4:28 PM IST

    82.6 Vernon Philander to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Outside off, no worries for Rahane as he leaves it alone.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    82.5 Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli, 1 run, Fuller on off, Kohli strokes it towards extra cover. The fielder there deflects the ball towards mid off and they take a single.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    82.4 Vernon Philander to Virat Kohli, FOUR, FOUR! Lucky or intentional? Length ball outside off, Kohli looks to play at it but then decides to leave it. He is too late in his decision though as the ball still hits the middle of his bat and goes through second slip and gully for a boundary.

  • 4:25 PM IST

    82.3 Vernon Philander to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run, Good length ball on middle, Rahane looks to flick it but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards fine leg for one.

  • 4:25 PM IST

    82.2 Vernon Philander to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Full around off, Rahane defends it towards cover and shouts ‘no, no’ to his partner.

India (IND) Vs South Africa (SA) Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test  match Day 1 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

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