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The second day of the second test match between India and South Africa will be played today. Today all eyes will be on the bowlers of Team India. India’s batting on the first day was nothing special and the entire team was bundled out for just 202 runs.
In such a situation, today the whole burden will be on the Indian fast bowlers. The African team scored 35 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in their first innings. Captain Dean Elgar is unbeaten on 11 and Keegan Pietersen on 14.
High hopes from India’s trio
Team India’s trio of fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj will have a lot of hope on the second day of the match. In the first Test, these three bowlers made the condition of South African batsmen thin while bowling dangerously.
It was only on the basis of the brilliant bowling of all three that India won the first Test. Even today the same bowling will be expected from these bowlers. At the same time, Ashwin and Shardul Thakur will also have to support them.
Team India’s batsmen’s flop show continues
India’s middle order was a complete flop on the first day of the Johannesburg Test. Opener Mayank Agarwal (26) got a good start, but he could not play a big innings. At the same time, Cheteshwar Pujara (3) and Ajinkya Rahane (0), who were in poor form, disappointed once again. Both were shown the way to the pavilion by Olivier on two consecutive balls. After this, Rahul and Hanuma Vihari (20) tried to handle the innings with a 42-run partnership for the fourth wicket, but Vihari, who was in the team due to Kohli’s injury, was also dismissed early.
After this, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was dismissed by Jensen after scoring just 17 runs. After this, Ashwin played aggressively and took India to a respectable score. At the same time, Bumrah scored an unbeaten 14 to take India beyond the 200 mark.