SA vs IND: Kagiso Rabada wreaked havoc in the second session

The second session of the first match of the 2-Test series (SA vs IND) being played in Centurion was also in the name of South Africa. At tea, India scored 176/7 in 50 overs. KL Rahul is unbeaten on 39 runs in 71 balls and Jasprit Bumrah is present with him without opening the account. For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada was successful in taking five wickets.

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First session

South African captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to bowl first, which proved to be correct in the fifth over of the innings. Indian captain Rohit Sharma (5) was caught at fine leg while trying to play a hook shot and the team got its first blow on the score of 13. The second opener Yashasvi Jaiswal played some good shots but while trying to drive, he was caught by wicketkeeper Kyle Warren. Jaiswal returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs in 37 balls with the help of four fours. Shubman Gill, who came to bat at number 3, could not show anything special and walked out after scoring 2 runs in 12 balls.

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Virat Kohli (33*) and Shreyas Iyer (31*), who came to bat here, got a lease of life each from the South African fielders in the beginning, which both of them took advantage of and made an unbeaten partnership of 67 runs for the fourth wicket. While doing this, no shock was allowed till lunch. At lunch, India scored 91/3 in 26 overs. Nandre Berger, playing his debut match for South Africa, got two wickets and Kagiso Rabada got one wicket.

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Second session

After lunch, India got its fourth blow in the 27th over itself and Shreyas Iyer was bowled on the excellent ball of Kagiso Rabada after scoring 31 runs. Virat Kohli also could not last long and on his personal score of 38, Rabada showed him the way to the pavilion by getting caught by wicketkeeper Kyle Warren. In this way, India lost the wickets of its top 5 batsmen till the score of 107.

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Ravichandran Ashwin also could not do anything special and was caught out after scoring 8 runs and was out in the 35th over at the score of 121. From here KL Rahul and Shardul Thakur took charge and took the score beyond 150. The partnership of 43 runs between these two was broken by Kagiso Rabada and Shardul was out after scoring 24 runs. Rahul played some excellent shots and was at the crease at tea time. Kagiso Rabada bowled brilliantly for South Africa and took all the wickets in this season, taking five wickets in an innings for the 14th time in the Test format.

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