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India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: Agarwal's hundred puts IND in strong position

Catch all the top moments from IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Day 1 being played at MCA stadium, Pune.

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India and South Africa locked horns in the second Test of the three-match Test series at MCA stadium in Pune. For the second time in the series Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and oped to bat first. Both teams opted for extra pacer in the playing XI. India dropped Hanuma Vihrai to include Umesh Yadav while South Africa chose Anrich Nortje over Dane Piedt. (Image: AP)
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India and South Africa locked horns in the second Test of the three-match Test series at the MCA stadium, Pune. For the second time in the series Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first. In seamer friendly conditions, both teams opted for an extra pacer in the playing XI. India dropped Hanuma Vihrai to include Umesh Yadav while South Africa chose Anrich Nortje over Dane Piedt. Nortej was making his Test debut for the Proteas. (Image: AP)

Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma walked out to open the innings for India and survived a hostile spell from South African pacers. (Image: AP)
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Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma walked out to open the innings for India and survived a hostile opening spell from South African pacers. (Image: AP)

Rohit, however, could not replicate the success of Vizag Test as Kagiso Rabada forced an edge from Rohit's bat which was pouched by Quinto de Kock behind the wickets. Rohit made 14 as India were 25/1. (Image: AP)
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Rohit, however, could not replicate his success from the Vizag Test as Kagiso Rabada forced an edge from Rohit's bat which was pouched by Quinton de Kock behind the wickets. Rohit made 14 as India were 25/1. (Image: AP)

Mayank Agarwal though looked in good touch and together with Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the Indian innings. The duo added 52 runs off the next 93 deliveries helping India reach 77/1 at Lunch on Day 1. India were in a better position going into the break having lost just one wicket as the pitch had a lot to offer to the pacers in their first spells. (Image: AP)
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Mayank Agarwal though looked in good touch and together with Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the Indian innings. The duo added 52 runs off the next 93 deliveries helping India reach 77/1 at Lunch on Day 1. India were in a better position going into the break having lost just one wicket as the pitch had a lot to offer to the pacers in their first spells. (Image: AP)

The two batsmen resumed after Lunch and Agarwal continuing his good form with the willow completed his half-century. (Image: AP)
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The two batsmen resumed after Lunch and Agarwal continuing his good form with the willow completed his half-century in the 34th over. Pujara also brought up his own 50 off 107 balls in the 50th over. (Image: AP)

Together Agarwal and Pujara added 138 runs off 249 balls for the third wicket. The partnership was finally broken just a couple of overs before Tea when Rabada got some extra bounce drawing an edge from Pujara which du Plessis collected at first slip. Pujara returned with 58 runs leaving India well-placed with 163/2 after 51 overs. (Image: AP)
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Together Agarwal and Pujara added 138 runs off 249 balls for the third wicket. The partnership was finally broken just a couple of overs before Tea when Rabada got some extra bounce drawing an edge from Pujara which du Plessis collected at first slip. Pujara returned with 58 runs leaving India well-placed with 163/2 after 51 overs. (Image: AP)

Agarwal continued with his good form and completed his second hundred of the series. But the Indian opener fell victim to Rabada soon after he had notched his ton. Agarwal walked back after making 108 off 195 deliveries hitting 16 boundaries and 2 sixes as India were 198/3. (Image: AP)
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Agarwal continued with his good form and completed his second hundred of the series. But the Indian opener fell victim to Rabada soon after he had notched his ton. Agarwal walked back after making 108 off 195 deliveries hitting 16 boundaries and 2 sixes as India were 198/3.  (Image: AP)

Till then only Rabada had managed to pick wickets which highlighted the struggle of other South African bowlers. (Image: AP)
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Till then only Rabada had managed to pick wickets which highlighted the struggle of other South African bowlers. (Image: AP)

Skipper Kohli was then joined by his deputy Ajinkya Rahane and together they ensured India end the day without any further casualties. The captain and vice-captain stitched together an unbeaten 75-run partnership during which Kohli also brought up his half-century in the 81st over with a boundary against Philander. India reached 273/3 at Stumps with Kohli batting on 63* and Rahane on 18*. (Image: AP)
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Skipper Kohli was then joined by his deputy Ajinkya Rahane and together they ensured India end the day without any further casualties. The captain and vice-captain stitched together an unbeaten 75-run partnership during which Kohli also brought up his half-century in the 81st over with a boundary against Philander. India reached 273/3 at Stumps with Kohli batting on 63* and Rahane on 18*. (Image: AP)

First Published on Oct 10, 2019 04:45 pm
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