India continued their dominating run against South Africa on the second day of the second Test in Pune. After piling 601/5 (D), the seamers took the charge and reduced the visitors to 36/3 at stumps. South Africa now trail by 565.
Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli continued the innings on the second day. Rahane scored a half-century before falling to Keshav Maharaj but Kohli continued his brilliant form. The Indian skipper struck a career-best score of 254*. This was Kohli’s seventh double century in Test cricket, most by any Indian batsman. With this, he also went past the 7000-run mark in the format.
A good day on the field for #TeamIndia with SA on 36/3 at Stumps on Day 2. Umesh picks 2, Shami gets 1. Join us tomorrow for action from Day 3 #INDvSA @Paytm pic.twitter.com/KRth2PazQO— BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2019
Kohli was joined by Ravindra Jadeja who stitched a partnership of 225 for the 5th wicket with the captain missed out on a ton by 9 runs.
100☑️— BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2019
250☑️#Kingkohli ‘s marathon knock keeps getting bigger & better. ???? #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/TCR9WOFXu7
FIFTY for @imjadeja ????????#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/egtIR8rvDM— BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2019
Later, Umesh Yadav struck early and removed Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar to leave Proteas tottering at 13/2. While Yadav scalped a couple, Mohammad Shami picked up a wicket on the very first delivery of his spell after Temba Bavuma was caught behind.