South Africa strike 2 quick wickets, send the Indian openers back to pavilion

India loses two early wickets, with the openers failing to score again

Mayank Agarwal fails to score again, squaring himself up in the hands of captain Elgar. Two fabulous pacers, Bumrah and Rababa lead their respective teams in their own way, with both of them scaring the batsmen. Mayank scored 7 off 15, when he was forced to play the tricky ball, delivered by Kagiso Rabada.

KL Rahul too gets caught out by Marco Jansen, with Aiden Markram taking a stunning catch. In-form KL Rahul too fail to create an impact, raising doubts for a solid opening pair in selector’s minds.

Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli, who managed to form a good partnership in the first innings are on strike. Indians hope for yet another expectation from the experienced pair. With Virat’s knock of 79 in the first innings, he announces his comeback with bids raising high on captain Kohli.

Two fast moving days, senses a doubt if this match can see Day 4, as 22 wickets already fall towards the end of Day 2. The pitch hasn’t changed a much on Day 2 and still encourages the fast bowlers to take quick wickets. With Virat and Pujara on strike, South Africa gains back the advantage to win the Test series. All eyes are on Virat-Pujara partnership as India leads by 70 runs.

India and South Africa hold equal opportunity to win this nail-biting series with the score being 1-1. The third and final game of this series, held in Cape Town seem to finish in 3 quick days.

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