IND vs SA 2019 2nd Test Match Day 2 Highlights – Virat Kohli’s sensational knock was the highlight of the second day’s play at Pune. The Indian skipper scored his career-best to put India in a winning position on day 2.
India started their second day’s play from their overnight score of 273 for the loss of 3 wickets. Kohli and Rahane were unbeaten on 63 and 18 runs respectively.
IND vs SA 2019 2nd Test Match Day 2 Highlights
The duo of Captain and Vice-captain started from where they had left. They continued to build the partnership which set the tone for India in the morning session. Even though Kohli and Rahane had to face some tough time in the morning session, but the important thing was that they held on to their nerves and didn’t give their wicket away.
IND vs SA 2019 2nd Test Match Day 2 Highlights – India had scored only 41 runs in the morning session, that was because of the new ball which Philander and Rabada made good use of. They made the ball to swing as 3 outside edges fell short of the fielders.
Against Anrich Nortje, Kohli made full use of the short and wide deliveries as he punished the debutant and drove him for boundaries. Rahane at the other end played carefully. He showed his footwork skills which allowed him to reach his fifty run mark off 141 balls in partnership with Kohli.
IND vs SA 2019 2nd Test Match Day 2 Highlights – Kohli and Rahane’s partnership was a century stand. But Kohli took 23 balls to reach his three-figure from the nervous 90s. He played a straight drive to Philander’s bowling which completed his 28th test hundred. Kohli scored a century after 10 innings. He last scored a century in Perth.
Rahane’s support ended on 59 runs but it didn’t affect Kohli. He kept on playing his natural game which allowed to tick the Indian scoreboard. His amazing innings was a treat to watch in the day 2’s second session. Kohli managed to beat the fielders and went on to score 150 in this test match. He reached this milestone in just 68 balls that he faced after his hundred.
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IND vs SA 2019 2nd Test Match Day 2 Highlights – In the final session, Kohli shared another stand with Jadeja. Kohli also reached his 7th test double ton and the partnership between Jadeja and Kohli went till the 100-run mark. VK still marched on even after he got to his hundred. He also went past his previous highest of 243 runs he scored against Sri Lanka in Delhi.
Jadeja too gave good support to Kohli. He was on the course of his 2nd century. But he missed just by 9 runs. But then India had to declare as they piled up 600 runs in their first innings.
IND vs SA 2019 2nd Test Match Day 2 Highlights – Due to Kohli’s unbeaten 254, India scored 601 runs in their 1st innings. South Africa had its much-awaited turn to bat. But the same old story continued to trouble the visitors.
South Africa scored 36 runs and lost 3 wickets in that period. Umesh Yadav who was brought back in the Test squad gave a perfect performance which put South Africa in trouble. Umesh picked up 2 wickets and kept India on top.