Day 2 Test Wanderers

Day 2 Test Wanderers: Shardul Claims career best figure

Shardul Claims career best figure, India slightly ahead in the game

Day 2 Test Wanderers:

Day 2 Test Wanderers has been a roller coaster for both the teams, First South Africa resumed their day with their overnight score of 35 off 1 wicket loss, their batter Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen made sure that Indian bowlers get no wicket in the first hour of the new day.

As the partnership between the two started growing and it was moving towards a three-digit mark, India’s skipper KL Rahul called Shardul Thakur and he did not disappoint his captain and took the wicket of Dean Elgar.

Keegan Petersen keeps ongoing strong against Indian bowlers and brings out his fifty and as he was looking set for a hundred, he fell to Shardul Thakur becoming his second victim of the innings, and Rassie Van Der Dussen soon followed him back to the pavilion after scoring 1 run.

At one point South Africa was struggling at 102-4 and it looked it they will get bowled out around 170, but Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne joined the hands to stop the South African innings from sinking any further.

both of them added 60 runs in their partnership and in the process, Temba Bavuma scored fifty, and as they were started to grow more Shardul Thakur sent back Kyle Verreyne on the score of 162, Kyle made a good looking 21, after that Temba Bavuma got out to Thakur becoming his fifth victim of the innings.

Thanks to the tail of South African batting which took the team over India’s total of 202 runs and got them the lead of 27 runs, the South African got bundled out on 229 runs.

Now it was up to India’s batter KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to make sure that the deficit of these 27 runs gets over as soon as possible both of them scored 24 runs off just 5 overs.

as both of them were looking strong to grow a big partnership KL Rahul got out to left-arm pacer Marco Jansen, Agarwal kept on going strong until he miss judged a nip backer of Duanner Olivier he got out after scoring 23 runs.

now India’s hope relies completely on two out-of-form batters Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara who are batting on 11 and 35 runs respectively by the end of day 2.

 

 

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