In tough batting conditions, little under 83 overs bowled today, 193 runs and 11 wickets fell. India was batting first and all out on 187. South Africa’s bowlers all contributed to a terrific day’s cricket, but India were led by fifties from Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar contributed with a bat with 30 runs, and then came out and picked out a wicket to lead India’s late fightback.
India made 2 changes in the team with Rohit Sharma making way for Rahane and Ashwin was replaced by Bhuvneshwar . After winning toss, India started very bad with both openers back in 9 overs with score showing 13. Kohli and Pujara lead the fightback, Pujara took 50 balls to get the first run but continue to move on to make a fifty . Kohli made 54 and was out when India were 97. On the score of 144 India lost lost 3 wickets and moved from 4 for 144 to 7 for 144. There was no coming back after that but Bhuvneshwar shown some late charge.
India are still below par score but they got Markram and South Africa are now 6 for 1.
South Africa 6 for 1 (Bhuvneshwar 1-3) trail India 187 (Kohli 54, Pujara 50, Rabada 3-39) by 181 runs