Nagaland News Watch

Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli dance on the field after India takes the lead in the second test

<p>Despite their spectacular batting collapse on Day 1 of the second Test against South Africa, which saw them fall from 153/4 to 153 all-out, the Indian camp was still in high spirits. India took 3 wickets for 62 runs by the time stumps were called, having bowled the Proteas out for only 55 runs in the first innings. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill were seen dancing in the middle, enjoying the team’s domination, just after India took the third wicket in the second innings.</p>
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<p>After winning the toss, South Africa’s acting captain Dean Elgar chose to bat first, a move that drew harsh condemnation from both analysts and fans. The Proteas, who had chosen to bat first, were bowled out for only 55 in 23.2 overs, with just two players reaching double digits: Kyle Verreynne (15) and David Bedingham (12).</p>
<p>Proteas’ top and middle order collapsed under Mohammed Siraj’s explosive 6/15 performance, which also included wickets from Jasprit Bumrah (2/25) and Mukesh Kumar (0/2).</p>
<p>India was 153/4 at one point in their first innings thanks to strong scores from Shubman Gill (36 in 55 balls, five fours), Rohit Sharma (39 in 50 balls, seven fours), and Virat Kohli (46 in 59 balls, six fours and a six). However, a three-wicket over from Lungi Ngidi saw India out of the game in 34.5 overs.</p>
<p>For South Africa, Ngidi (3/30), Kagiso Rabada (3/38) and Nandre Burger (3/42) each claimed three wickets.</p>
<p>With the majority of their day’s runs coming from Aiden Markram (36*), SA concluded the day at 62/3 later in their second innings. Dean Elgar, the captain, scored 12 runs in his last innings of the Test. Bumrah took one wicket, while Mukesh took two.</p>