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South Africa vs India, 2nd Test Highlights: IND won by 7 wickets

Stay updated with the live score of the South Africa vs India 2nd Test match at Cape Town. Get minute-by-minute updates, highlights, and analysis of the match here.

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South Africa vs India 2nd Test Match at Newlands, Cape Town

The cricketing world is abuzz with excitement as South Africa (SA) and India (IND) prepare to clash in the 2nd Test match of the India tour of South Africa 2023-2024. The series has already witnessed some intense moments, with South Africa taking a commanding lead of 1-0 after a resounding victory by an innings and 32 runs in the 1st Test match. As the teams gear up for the second Test at Newlands, Cape Town, the stage is set for a thrilling contest.

 

  South Africa vs India 2nd Test Match
  publive-image  publive-image  Day 2: IND won by 7 wkts
  I Inning
  publive-imageSA   55 (23.2)
publive-imageIND   153 (34.5)
  II Inning
publive-imageSA   176 (36.5) (lead by 79 runs)
publive-imageIND   80/3 (12) (chased down the target)
  Venue   Newlands, Cape Town 
  Date & Time   Wed, Jan 03 - Sun, Jan 07, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   SA opt to bat
  Player of the Match: Mohammed Siraj   Player of the Series: Jasprit Burmah
  Player of the Series: Dean Elgar

 


Day 2 Match Highlights 

In the series decider at Newlands, premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah delivered a match-changing performance, taking a remarkable six-wicket haul in the first session. Meanwhile, Aiden Markram of South Africa showcased his resilience, smashing a determined century for the Proteas on Day 2. Despite their efforts, South Africa's innings came to an end at 176 runs. In response, Rohit Sharma and his team dominated the hosts with a commanding victory by 7 wickets in the 2nd Test match. This historic win at Cape Town marks India's first-ever triumph in Dean Elgar's farewell Test. Furthermore, this victory has also leveled the Test series at 1-1 for Rohit and his team.

 

Day 1 Match Highlights 

I Inning SA

South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first. However, their innings concluded quite early, lasting only 23.2 overs due to the exceptional performance of the Indian bowlers who restricted them from scoring runs. In particular, Mohammed Siraj displayed his skill and determination with the ball, taking an impressive 6 wickets while conceding a mere 15 runs in 9 overs, including 3 Maidens. Bumrah and Mukesh also contributed by taking 2 wickets each. Consequently, South Africa could only manage to score a meager total of 55 runs.

I Inning IND

IND began their inning strongly, but unfortunately, they were unable to maintain their momentum. Their inning came to an end after 34.5 overs, with a lead of 98 runs, having scored a total of 153. Despite a promising start from the top order, the middle and lower order experienced a collapse and were dismissed without contributing much. Rohit Sharma played an innings of 39 runs off 50 balls, including 7 fours. Shubman Gill scored 36 runs off 55 balls with 5 fours, while Virat Kohli made 46 runs off 59 balls, hitting 6 fours and 1 six. Yashasvi Jaiswal failed to score any runs in the top order and was out for a duck after facing just seven balls. In the middle order, KL Rahul managed to score only eight runs.

 

India's Determination to Regain Momentum

India had a tough start to their tour of South Africa, losing the first Test match by an innings and 32 runs. Captain Rohit Sharma expressed his disappointment with the team's performance and highlighted the need for better support for pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah. As a result, there are rumors of changes in the playing XI, with pacer Mukesh Kumar potentially replacing Prasidh Krishna.

India's batting lineup, with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul, will need to step up and find their form against the potent South African pace attack. Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal will also be crucial in providing a solid foundation at the top of the order.


Proteas' Dominance in the First Test

South Africa started the series on a high note, dominating India in the first Test match. Their pacers, including Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen, troubled the Indian batsmen throughout the match. Dean Elgar, leading the side in the absence of injured captain Temba Bavuma, played a vital role in guiding the team to victory.

South Africa will be looking to maintain their momentum and secure another win in the series. The likes of Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, and Keegan Petersen will be crucial in providing a strong foundation for the middle order. The Proteas will also rely on their pacers to exploit the favorable conditions at Newlands.


Newlands Pitch Report

The pitch at Newlands is expected to favor the pacers, with a tinge of grass likely to trouble the batsmen. Teams winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first, hoping to take advantage of the early movement and dismiss the opposition cheaply. The team batting first will aim to post a substantial total on the board, as chasing can be challenging on this surface.

 

Head-to-Head Records

India and South Africa have a rich history in Test cricket, having faced each other in 43 matches. India has won 15 matches, while South Africa has emerged victorious in 18 matches. There have been 10 draws between the two teams. The first meeting between the two sides took place on November 13, 1992, and their most recent encounter was on December 26, 2023.

 

Playing XIs

South Africa Playing XI: Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Tristan Stubbs, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi

Bench: Keegan Petersen, Zubayr Hamza, Wiaan Mulder

Support Staff: Shukri Conrad, Neil McKenzie, Piet Botha, Kruger van Wyk


India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar

Bench: Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Srikar Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran

Support Staff: Rahul Dravid, Vikram Rathour, Paras Mhambrey


Injury and Availability News:

  • Temba Bavuma and Gerald Coetzee are ruled out due to injury
  • Zubayr Hamza and Lungi Ngidi will replace them

 

Broadcast Details

The second Test match between India and South Africa will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. The match is scheduled to begin at 01:30 PM (IST) on Wednesday, January 3. Fans can also catch the live streaming of the match on Disney+Hotstar.


Conclusion

The second Test match between India and South Africa promises to be an exciting battle between two talented teams. India will be determined to bounce back from their defeat in the first Test and level the series, while South Africa will be looking to maintain their dominance. The outcome of this match will depend on the performance of both teams' batsmen and the ability of their respective pace attacks to exploit the conditions at Newlands. Fans can expect an enthralling contest as the two sides fight for victory.

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