Daily Mail UK – PRETORIA, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Wasteful India laboured in the field on the second morning of the second test against South Africa before bowling out their hosts for 335 just before lunch in Pretoria on Sunday.

Summary

  • PRETORIA, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Wasteful India laboured in the field on the second morning of the second test against South Africa before bowling out their hosts for 335 just before lunch in Pretoria on Sunday.
  • After South Africa resumed their innings on 269-6, India dropped four catches, including captain Faf du Plessis (63), letting the home side off the hook and allowing them to post a respectable first innings score.
  • As on day one, India’s tight lines in the opening hour made scoring difficult for the batsmen as South Africa managed just 23 runs in that period.
  • South Africa profited with what could be crucial first innings runs through this period, before Rabada was superbly caught by, ironically, Pandya at deep mid-wicket as he attempted a hook off the excellent Ishant Sharma (3-46).
  • From then on India were efficient in wrapping up the innings as Ishant bowled Du Plessis when the South African skipper looked to attack a straight delivery, before Ashwin had Morne Morkel (6) caught at deep cover by Vijay off Ashwin.


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