India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: Bad Light Halts Play, SA Leads by 11 Runs
Catch the thrilling highlights of Day 2 between India and South Africa where bad light intervened, stopping play with South Africa ahead by 11 runs. Dean Elgar’s century and India’s struggle against a resilient South African batting side encapsulate the day’s action.
Day 2 of the India vs South Africa 1st Test encountered interruptions as bad light disrupted play, forcing an early close with South Africa in the lead by 11 runs at 256/5. The day saw Dean Elgar shine with a magnificent 14th Test century, accompanied by David Bedingham’s impressive half-century on his debut, steering South Africa into a position of strength.
Elgar and Bedingham‘s formidable partnership, which reached 131 runs, underscored India’s wicketless streak extending over 30 overs. Mohammed Siraj ended the wait by dismissing Bedingham, marking India’s breakthrough, swiftly followed by Prasidh Krishna claiming his maiden Test wicket by dismissing Kyle Verreynne.
The day began with a delayed start due to wet patches caused by steady drizzle, yet KL Rahul‘s remarkable century stood as the highlight for India, securing 101 off 137 before the team concluded their innings at 245. Despite an early breakthrough by Siraj, Aiden Markram’s departure for five runs, South Africa steadied their innings with Elgar and Tony De Zorzi guiding them to lunch.
Jasprit Bumrah‘s crucial dismissals of De Zorzi and Keegan Petersen added pressure, yet Elgar’s century and Bedingham’s composed batting propelled South Africa to a commanding position by Tea, amassing 140 runs in the second session. The day’s play showcased a captivating battle between bat and ball, emphasizing South Africa’s resurgence and India’s quest for breakthroughs in the upcoming sessions.