After thrashing India by 72 runs in the opening Test match of three-match series, Faf du Plessis boys were high on confidence and it was evident in the second Test match, when the Proteas dominated the first two sessions at Centurion on Saturday. But in the last session of the game, India made a comeback, reducing the hosts to 269 for 6.
In the 83rd over on first day, Vernon Philander gifted his wicket to India, when after hitting Pandya’s ball, Vernon saw the chance to steal a run and change side with the skipper, which Faf was continuously denying from the opposite end.
Vernon did not pay attention to du Plessis’ warning and ran down to the other side, and Hardik Pandya made no mistake to uproot the bails.
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— Hemant Abhishek (@hemant10) January 13, 2018
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma
South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel