Kohli puts India in driver’s seat, SA trail by 565 runs at end of day 2

Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav, South Africa tour of India, Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, second Test
Pacer Umesh Yadav dismissed both the openers Dean Elgar (6) and Aiden Markram (0), while Mohammad Shami got Temba Bavuma's (8) wicket off his first ball of the innings. Photo: @BCCI/Twitter

The day two of the second Test ended with South Africa scoring 36 for three, in reply to India’s massive first innings declared total of 601 for five in Pune on Friday (October 11).

Pacer Umesh Yadav dismissed both the openers Dean Elgar (6) and Aiden Markram (0), while Mohammad Shami got Temba Bavuma’s (8) wicket off his first ball of the innings.

The South African innings will be continued on Saturday (October 12), day three by Theunis de Bruyn (20) and Anrich Nortje (2). The visitors trail India by 565 runs.

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For India, skipper Virat Kohli completed his seventh double hundred in Test cricket, remaining unbeaten on 254 while Ravindra Jadeja (91) missed out on his second hundred by nine runs.

Brief Scores:

India 1st innings: 601 for five in 156.3 (Virat Kohli not out 254; Kagiso Rabada 3/93).

South Africa 1st innings: 36 for 3 in 15 overs.

(With inputs from agencies)