On the first day of the Johannesburg Test match, Team India was all out after scoring 202 runs in the first innings. Captain KL Rahul scored a half-century for India. At the same time, Ravichandran Ashwin also played a good innings of 46 runs. Apart from these, none of the batsmen could perform well. Young bowler Marco Jensen took 4 wickets for South Africa. While experienced bowler Kagiso Rabada made 3 players a victim.
In the second match of the Test series, India won the toss and decided to bat first. During this, Mayank Agarwal came along with KL Rahul for the opening. Mayank faced 37 balls and scored 26 runs with the help of 5 fours and got out. However, Rahul persisted. He faced 133 balls and scored a half-century. Rahul scored 50 runs with the help of 9 fours. After this, no batsman could stay on the crease for long.
Ravichandran Ashwin handled the innings for some time. Facing 50 balls, he scored 46 runs with the help of 6 fours. Before Ashwin, Hanuma Vihari contributed 20 runs facing 53 balls. Wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs. He faced 43 balls and hit a four. Whereas in the end Jasprit Bumrah remained unbeaten on 14 runs. Bumrah also hit two fours while facing 11 balls.
Team India’s experience batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane proved to be a flop even today. Rahane was out on the very first ball without opening the account. While Pujara scored 3 runs off 33 balls. Bowler Shardul Thakur got out on zero. Mohammed Shami scored 9 runs. Mohammad Siraj was dismissed after scoring one run.