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India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Siraj's sensational 6-wicket haul sparks Proteas downfall in Cape Town

Jan 03, 2024 03:34 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Mohammed Siraj bagged a sensational 6-wicket haul as South Africa are batting first after winning the toss.

India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Making sure South Africa script an embarrassing batting record in the series decider at Cape Town, pacer Mohammed Siraj kickstarted the new year with his career-best figures in Test cricket on Wednesday. Pacer Siraj has got six wickets inside nine overs as ...Read More South Africa suffered a shocking batting collapse on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at Newlands. With the two-match series on the line, Rohit Sharma's Team India has made two changes to their playing XI for the 2nd Test against South Africa.

Indian bowler Mohammed Siraj celebrates the taking of his fifth wicket during the second test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town
Indian bowler Mohammed Siraj celebrates the taking of his fifth wicket during the second test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town(AP)

Veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has returned to the Test setup in the ongoing edition of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). Jadeja has replaced senior all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin in the series decider. All-rounder Shardul Thakur has made way for pacer Mukesh Kumar. Playing his final Test for the Rainbow nation, senior batter Dean Elgar won the toss and hosts South Africa are batting first in the Cape Town decider.

The less we talk about the Boxing Day Test in Centurion, the better it is, of course from Team India's perspective. It was a complete disaster in every sense. Big defeats in overseas Tests are nothing new but the way the Indian team surrendered within three days, worried even their biggest fans. The batters, barring KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, looked clueless in front of the moving ball and the variable bounce. The bowlers sans Bumrah raised huge doubts about the future of India's once-famed pace attack. After a defeat by an innings and 32 runs, Rohit Sharma's India arrived at Newlands in Cape Town for the New Year's Test.

This is a venue where they haven't won a Test. This is a venue that is likely to offer more pace and bounce, at least if the early pitch reports are to be believed. And above all, this is a venue that, dare we say, will say a lot about where India's future is going as far as red-ball cricket is concerned.

India made a few tough calls for the 2nd Test. In two innings in Centurion, India's batters batted just more than 100 overs in the first Test, which was less than South Africa's first innings. But with no real exciting backups in place, the batting order is likely to be the same. The same, however, can not be said about the bowling department. Jadeja was certain to return to the XI. Prasidh Krishna was woeful on debut. But Rohit had hinted that the team management will back him. Then, why did they hurriedly call for Avesh Khan in the squad? Because there was space for Mukesh, who returned to the Test side for the series decider.

What about South Africa? The hosts certainly are not at their best. This is easily their weakest side on paper in the last few years but who cares? In his last Test, Elgar is captaining the side in place of an injured Temba Bavuma. Lungi Ngidi has also returned to the XI in place of Gerald Coetzee.

All you need to know about 2nd Test between India and South Africa:

- Mohammed Siraj bagged a sensational six-wicket haul as South Africa were reduced to 45-7 in the 1st session.

-South Africa won the toss and the hosts opted to bat first in Cape Town.

- India are hoping to salvage the series with a win over South Africa in the 2nd Test at Cape Town.

- With captain Temba Bavuma missing the 2nd Test with a hamstring strain, Dean Elgar is leading South Africa in the series decider.

- Veteran opener Elgar will bid farewell to Test cricket after playing the second and final encounter of the India series.

- Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is available for selection after missing the 1st Test against the Proteas.

- Pacer Avesh Khan joined India's squad to replace Mohammed Shami ahead of the 2nd Test.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Jan 03, 2024 03:34 PM IST

    In comes Lungi Ngidi and there goes Rabada!

    A good catch by Shreyas Iyer as Rabada is stunned by Mukesh. The pacer gets his second too after Bumrah. A forgetful day at the office for the Proteas. Newlands is applauding pacer Siraj, who secured magical bowling figures to make sure South Africa folded for just 55 runs in 23.2 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 03:30 PM IST

    Burger departs as Bumrah gets 3rd wicket! SA are 9 down for 55

    Youngster Jaiswal goes low to take his third catch of the match. Pacer Bumrah has his second wicket too! Nandre Burger's knock of 4 runs for 11 balls, has come to an end in the 23rd over. RSA 55-9 after 23 overs. Just one more wicket India need!

  • Jan 03, 2024 03:25 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Ravi Shastri all praise for Indian seamers!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Huge roar by South African fans after the Proteas reached the 50-run mark in Bumrah's previous over. Mukesh Kumar is on a hunt for some quick wickets. South Africa are on the verge of registering one of its lowest totals in Test cricket. "It's the Indian seamers who have been outbowled the opposition bowlers in the last five years," Ravi Shastri pointed out on-air during Mukesh's over.

  • Jan 03, 2024 03:20 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Over to you Jasprit says Rohit as pacer returns for 2nd spell

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: After taking a simple catch, Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack. The Indian pacer has bowled 6 overs before Rohit opted to replace the strike bowler with Krishna earlier in the first session. Kagiso Rabada has just got off the mark in the over. Bumrah, in his second spell, is tasked to take the remaining two wickets for India. RSA 50-8 after 21 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 03:16 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Mukesh wins the battle as Maharaj departs!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: The easiest of catches and South Africa have lost its 8th wicket. Keshav Maharaj opted to attack pacer Mukesh Kumar, his misfired shot only travelled to mid-wicket. Bumrah makes no mistake and the Proteas are set to post an embarrassing 1st innings total in Cape Town. Maharaj c Bumrah b Mukesh Kumar 3(13). RSA 46-8 after 20 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 03:06 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Pacer Siraj hits Proteas batters for a six in Cape Town!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: New year but same old Mohammed Siraj! Speed merchant Siraj is a bowling machine! He has bowled nine overs in the first session. South Africa have played 18 overs so far. Nine of them have been bowled by Siraj. Rohit is making sure that the in-form pacer gets the tail of the Proteas prior to end of the first session in Cape Town. OUT! Rohit and Co. have got their man as Kyle Verreynne is a goner! The plan has worked for India. This is Siraj’s sixth wicket. Verreynne c Shubman Gill b Siraj 15(30). RSA 45/7 after 18 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:55 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Another one! Siraj completes his fifer

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: The icing on the tasty cake is Siraj has his fifer in Cape Town! That too in the first session of the 2nd Test against South Africa. Who would have thought? Siraj ends Marco Jansen’s stay early. He frustrated the Indian bowlers in the 1st Test match. Jansen gives away the edge and Rahul does the rest. A three-ball duck for Jansen. Marco Jansen c Rahul b Siraj 0(3). Siraj has secured his best-ever Test figures. A dream spell in Cape Town. Take a bow, Siraj!

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:51 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Siraj gets his 4th wicket!

    Keep picking Siraj, keep taking wickets! That's Rohit's mantra to make sure South Africa surrender for cheap in its first essay at Cape Town. A well setup for Bedingham whose dismissal is completed by Jaiswal. Another sharp catch for the youngster. Bedingham c Jaiswal b Siraj 12(17). South Africa are five down for 32 runs! Can Proteas recover from here?

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:48 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Who will steady the Proteas ship in Cape Town?

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Can Verreynne and Bedingham steady the ship? The Proetas batters have added 19 runs in 33 balls. Since the departure of Zorzi, the hosts have batted cautiously against Siraj and Bumrah. Siraj almost had his fourth wicket in his previous over - his first after the drinks break. Meanwhile, the in-form pacer is assisted by Prasidh Krishna. Speedster Prasidh has leaked 5 runs in his first 2 overs. RSA 34/4 after 15 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:40 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: We are back and Siraj strikes again! But wait…

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: WOW! A review is taken but it looks like Siraj has bagged the all-important wicket of Verryenne after the drinks break. Impact in line, wickets missing! Not out and review retained. Siraj was not even celebrating when the umpire gave it out. Verryenne survives! RSA 29/4 after 13 1 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:35 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Ouch! Rahul cops nasty blow before drinks break

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: That's a painful one for KL Rahul! He is hurt. The ball didn't carry and Rahul copped a nasty blow. He is checked by his teammates. Gloveman is back on his feet in no time. Prasidh Krishna, who joined the attack by replacing Bumrah, has leaked 4 runs in his first over. Time for drinks!

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:27 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Welcome to Siraj-Bumrah show in Cape Town!

    Pacers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah have put Rohit Sharma’s Team India on top in the first session of the 2nd Test against hosts South Africa. South Africa have only scored 23 runs in the first 11 overs. They have lost 4 top-order batters in the opening session. Siraj, who has taken three wickets, has only leaked 4 runs in 5.1 overs for India. David Bedingham and Kyle Verreynne have added 9 runs off 11 balls after de Zorzi's departure.

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:20 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Siraj arrives and is rewarded with Zorzi scalp

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Siraj is making it look ridiculously easy! A non-threatening delivery has managed to get the better of superstar De Zorzi, who earlier raised his stocks with a century against India in the white-ball series. Another simple catch taken by Rahul and Zorzi takes the long walk. De Zorzi c Rahul b Siraj 2(17). Rahul started to move early, anticipating the catch. A Siraj show it has been in the first 10 overs and Proteas are four down for 15 runs!

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:15 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: India on top as Bumrah dismisses debutant Stubbs

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: After a polite enquiry for a dismissal for debutant Stubbs, Bumrah has made sure that umpire raises his finger on the next ball. A debut to forget for Stubbs as South Africa have lost its third wicket inside the first 8 overs. A simple catch for Rohit Sharma, who has been excellent with his field decisions for the visitors. Tristan Stubbs c Rohit b Bumrah 3(11). WOW! Bumrah is at it again! A deadly full toss has bamboozled David Bedingham but an inside edge extends his stay. The umpire too turned down the LBW reject, no review was taken either! Smart cricket overall.

  • Jan 03, 2024 02:07 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Siraj on fire!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Debutant Tristan Stubbs and youngster Tony de Zorzi will have to thwart Mohammed Siraj's bid to spark a batting collapse in the 1st session of the 2nd Test at Cape Town. Skipper Dean Elgar was cleaned up by Siraj in the previous over as South Africa have lost both of its openers for cheap. Change of bat for the South African batter. Single taken next. Zorzi is back on strike. RSA 11/2 after 7.5 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:58 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Siraj bags jackpot wicket of Elgar!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Stand-in skipper Dean Elgar is the fourth South African batter after AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis to score 1,000 runs in Test cricket against India. A short-leg has been placed for Elgar. Siraj is targetting the stumps and Rohit is spot on with the field. The South African skipper is under the pump in the first session. "He is telling Siraj, and you know where I want you to bowl," Shastri said moments before India bagged its second wicket as Elgar was BOWLED! Opener Elgar is cleaned up by Siraj on the third ball of the 5th over. A big wicket for India as the Proteas lose their skipper.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:53 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Elgar achieves rare feat after Siraj's wicket-maiden!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: South Africa’s Dean Elgar has completed 1,000 Test runs for South Africa against India. He has achieved the special feat in his final appearance for the Proteas. The stand-in skipper is joined by Tony de Zorzi, who is facing an on-song Bumrah for the first time. Siraj bowled a wicket-maiden as he dismissed opener Markram for cheap in the previous over. RSA 8/1 after 4.5 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:46 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Siraj strikes early!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Draw the batter forward and get an outside edge - Siraj doing the basics and he is rewarded early. Markram is dismissed! Jaiswal takes a sharp catch and pacer Siraj has managed to draw first blood for the visitors. Just the start India needed! Markram c Jaiswal b Siraj 2(10). RSA 5/1 after 3.2 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:44 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live, 2nd Test: Bumrah, Siraj welcome outgoing Elgar with ''short stuff''

    IND vs SA Live, 2nd Test: What just happened! Elgar has been hit on the head by Bumrah. He is alright, had a smile on his face too. As commentators rightly pointed out, he was taken by surprise. Bouncer barrage against outgoing Elgar as Rohit’s Team India continues to mount pressure on the Proteas openers. Just two runs from Bumrah's second over. RSA 5-0 after 3 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:39 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Ravi Shastri spot on with his Elgar remark!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: India will appeal about anything regarding Dean Elgar, commentator Ravi Shastri opined on-air after Mohammed Siraj welcomed Elgar with a fiery delivery. In the air! But safe, single taken by Elgar as he gets off the strike. What a contest it has been between Siraj and Elgar! RSA 3-0 after 2 overs.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:36 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Brilliant start from Bumrah!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Opening the Indian attack in Cape Town, pace ace Jasprit Bumrah bowled an absolute beauty to unnerve Aiden Markram, who managed to open his account with a double on the second ball of the 1st over. Good start from Bumrah! RSA 2-0 after the 1st over.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:28 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: It's time for national anthems!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Before India bowlers kickstart the proceedings in the Cape Town encounter, players have arrived at the venue for the national anthems. Let's have a quick look at playing XIs. We are moments away from the first ball of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa!

    India's playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar.

    South Africa's playing XI: Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Tristan Stubbs, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:21 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: India would've batted first as well, reveals Rohit Sharma

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Speaking at the coin toss, India skipper Rohit Sharma said that the visitors would have also opted to bat first. The Indian skipper has confirmed that India have made two changes to its XI for the 2nd Test against the Proteas. "Would've batted first as well. Looks a good pitch. We understand the challenge of batting first on that pitch, but nevertheless, there will be enough in the pitch for the seamers, so hopefully we'll cash in on it. Important to forget what's happened in the past. We understand the importance of getting runs on the board, and getting 20 wickets. Didn't happen in the first game but we're upbeat about what we can achieve here. Two changes. Jadeja comes back for Ashwin. Shardul misses out, Mukesh Kumar replaces him," Rohit said.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:14 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Jadeja returns, Ashwin makes way! Shardul misses out too...

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: India have made noteworthy changes to its playing XI for the second and final Test of the bilateral series against hosts South Africa in Cape Town. Dean Elgar won the toss and India are bowling first in the second encounter of the two-game series. India have added Ravindra Jadeja to its playing XI. However, the all-rounder has replaced Ravichandran Ashwin. All-rounder Shardul Thakur is also not picked for the 2nd Test. Pacer Mukesh Kumar has been roped in for the 2nd Test as the speedster has replaced Shardul.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:03 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Proteas skipper Dean Elgar elects to bat on farewell

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: South Africa have won the toss, and the Proteas will bat first in Cape Town decider. Dean Elgar is leading the Proteas in his final Test appearance for South Africa. "Going to bat. Pitch looks interesting. We're in a great position. Can't win a two-match series if you don't win the first - we've crossed that hurdle. Scoreboard starts on nought. We all know that. Starting well is going to be key against this Indian side. Got a debutant in Tristan Stubbs coming in for Temba. Ngidi comes in for Coetzee who's also injured. And Maharaj comes in," the stand-in South Africa skipper said after winning the toss.

  • Jan 03, 2024 01:00 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Toss coming up shortly!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: As per the latest visuals from Cape Town, veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is fit and ready to feature in the Indian XI. Jadeja missed the 1st Test due to a back spasm. He was seen warming up for the 2nd Test alongside skipper Rohit Sharma. The traditional coin toss coming up next! Should India bat or bowl in the series decider?

  • Jan 03, 2024 12:50 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Did you know? Rabada approaching a staggering feat

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Speedster Kagiso Rabada has an exceptional record at Newlands. The Proteas fast bowler has taken 42 wickets in seven Tests for the Rainbow nation. Pacer Rabada has an average of 20.95 in 7 Tests against the Proteas. Did you know? The South African fast bowler is also approaching a staggering feat. Rabada needs to take five more wickets to eclipse Jacques Kallis' tally of 291 Test wickets.

  • Jan 03, 2024 12:40 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Fit-again Jadeja to return for series decider at Cape Town

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series against India, hosts South Africa are now expected to replace injured Temba Bavuma with Cape Town's Zubayr Hamza in the upcoming encounter. Visitors India can enjoy the luxury of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the 1st Test due to a back spasm. The star all-rounder is available for selection. All-rounder Shardul Thakur handed India an injury scare in the build-up to the 2nd Test while pacer Prasidh Krishna had a nightmare outing in his debut Test against the Proteas. Who will India replace Jajdeja with for the Cape Town showdown?

  • Jan 03, 2024 12:30 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: How Proteas can lineup against Rohit's men in series decider

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Veteran batter Dean Elgar is set to bid farewell to Test cricket after the 2nd red-ball game of the India series in Cape Town. The Proteas captain will lead the hosts from the front in his Test swansong. His batting brilliance sealed South Africa’s massive win in the series opener against India. Outgoing Elgar will be supported by Aiden Markram and Tony de Zorzi. South Africa's bowling attack is spearheaded by pace ace Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen.

    South Africa's likely XI for 2nd Test:

    Dean Elgar (capt), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Keegan Petersen, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi.

  • Jan 03, 2024 12:19 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: What Cape Town pitch has in store for India?

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Indian captain Rohit Sharma feels that the visitors will have to find a way to deal with Proteas bowlers on ‘challenging conditions’ in South Africa. "The pitch looks pretty similar to Centurion," Rohit said ahead of the 2nd Test. "Maybe not full of grass but there is enough covering of grass on the pitch. At some stage, we all have to be exposed to conditions like this. I am sure they will have learned a lot from the first game and tomorrow is another opportunity for them to understand what is required. It is challenging but that's what Test cricket is about," Rohit added.

  • Jan 03, 2024 12:11 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: How Rohit's men can lineup against Proteas in series decider

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Speedster Prasidh Krishna had a forgetful outing against South Africa in the series opener. The debutant in the Centurion Test bagged a single wicket and leaked 93 runs. After a heavy defeat to the Proteas, India have roped in Avesh Khan to replace Mohammed Shami. Will Avesh replace Prasidh in 2nd Test?

    India's likely XI for 2nd Test:

    Rohit Sharma(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna/Avesh Khan.

  • Jan 03, 2024 12:02 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Why Proteas has edge over Rohit's men in Cape Town

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Since 1993, India have played six Test matches against South Africa in Cape Town. The visitors have failed to win a single Test match against the Proteas. After registering a massive defeat to South Africa, Rohit Sharma's Team India has arrived in Cape Town for the second match and final game of the series.

    Results: 6 Tests, 0 wins

    1993: Match drawn

    1997: India lost to South Africa by 282 runs

    2007: India lost to South Africa by 5 wickets

    2011: Match drawn

    2018: India lost by 72 runs

    2022: India lost by 7 wickets.

  • Jan 03, 2024 11:52 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: “Whole country playing against eleven guys!”

    It was Dean Elgar's non-dismissal that paved the way for an Indian meltdown when the Asian giants last toured the Rainbow Nation. "You should find better ways to win, SuperSport," Ravichandran Ashwin had said after the LBW decision was reversed."Focus on your team as well when they shine the ball... not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time!," Virat Kohli thundered into the stump mic. "Whole country playing against eleven guys!" KL Rahul chipped in shortly after as South Africa ended up defeating India in the Test series.

  • Jan 03, 2024 11:45 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: South Africa vs India, 1st Test recap - What happened in Centurion?

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Batting first in the series opener against hosts South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, Rohit Sharma's Team India was bowled out for 245 in 67.4 overs. Wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul smashed a brilliant century (101) while returning batters Virat Kohli (38) and Rohit (5) failed to fire for the visitors. Dean Elgar's memorable 185-run knock powered South Africa to 408 in its 1st innings. Pace ace Kagiso Rabada bagged a five-wicket haul in the 1st innings before taking a brace of wickets as India folded for 131 in its second innings. Following South Africa's massive win by an innings and 32 runs, Elgar was named the Player of the Match for his batting heroics.

  • Jan 03, 2024 11:39 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Does Gill have Hitman's backing at No.3? What Rohit said about Shubman

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Veteran Indian opener Rohit Sharma believes Shubman Gill can live up to expectations at the No.3 batting position for India in Test cricket. The star batter scored 2 off 12 balls before he was dismissed for 26 off 37 balls in the 1st Test match. India lost the Centurion opener by an innings and 32 runs. "Gill is very smart and he understands his batting well. He prefers that number as he batted a fair bit in Ranji Trophy in that slot and opened in ODIs, that was his preference and he feels he can do well for us batting in that position," Rohit said ahead of the series decider.

  • Jan 03, 2024 11:27 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Pacer Avesh joins Test squad to replace Shami

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Indian pacer Avesh Khan earlier joined the India squad for the 2nd Test against South Africa. The speedster has replaced veteran fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who missed the entire series between India and South Africa after an impressive 2023 World Cup at home. Uncapped fast bowler Avesh can feature in India's XI for the series decider at Cape Town. He joined the squad a day after South Africa thrashed India by an innings and 32 runs. The fast bowler was already in South Africa as he stayed back to represent the India A side following the three-match ODI series against the hosts.

  • Jan 03, 2024 11:16 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Know all about Shardul’s injury scare

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur has some ankle issues, and the seamer didn't bowl in the last couple of sessions ahead of the 2nd Test match. The medium pacer and lower-order batter was also spotted walking with a slight limp. For the unversed, Shardul sustained a blow on his left shoulder when he was batting. However, he swiftly recovered and batted at the nets on Monday. The pacer didn’t bowl a single delivery on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Jan 03, 2024 11:07 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Should Shubman continue to bat at No.3?

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Shubman Gill's No. 3 batting position in Test cricket was thoroughly discussed by skipper Rohit Sharma in the traditional press conference for the 2nd Test between India and South Africa. Speaking to reporters ahead of the Cape Town encounter, veteran opener Rohit revealed that he used to hate batting at Gill's new position."It is an individual thing as to how you think about certain batting positions. I personally hated batting at No. 3. That is my opinion on that. Either you open the batting or you wait and go a little down the order - No. 5 or 6. But since I have started opening the batting, from No. 3 onwards to No. 7, I do not think it is the right position for anyone," Rohit said. "Sometimes when the opener gets injured in the first innings, the No. 3 has to walk out and open the batting. So, I do not see much difference there," he added.

  • Jan 03, 2024 11:00 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Let's talk about India's abysmal record in South Africa

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Team India has never won a Test series in South Africa. The visitors have managed to register a win in at least one Test match in their previous visits to the Rainbow Nation. India won a Test in the 2017-18 and 2021-22 editions of the Test series against the hosts. The 2013-2014 season was the last time when India failed to win a single game of an away Test series against the Proteas. Will history repeat itself in Cape Town?

  • Jan 03, 2024 10:51 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma showing faith in Prasidh Krishna

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: India skipper Rohit Sharma has backed pacer Prasidh Krishna to deliver the goods for the visitors in the longest format. The Indian pacer leaked 93 runs in 20 overs on debut for Rohit's men against South Africa. India lost the Centurion Test by an innings and 32 runs."We had a brief chat with management as to what we want from this game from bowlers, we haven’t exactly finalized our eleven, but all our players are fit and available. We will sit down and decide," Rohit said when he was asked about India adding Mukesh Kumar to its playing XI.

    "Having said that I know we have a little bit of inexperience in bowling and when that happens, you got to show trust in them. That can happen with any team. Post last match, I said about Prasidh playing his first game. We all get nervous when you are playing your first game. It's understandable. But I'll still back that thought of mine, that he's got good ability to succeed at this level and especially in this format. So it's just about showing faith and trust in everyone and getting the job done from them," he added.

  • Jan 03, 2024 10:38 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Can Rohit and Co. level series in Newlands with India back to full strength?

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: India missed the services of veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has regained full fitness for the 2nd Test match against South Africa. Jadeja missed the 1st Test with back spasms. Under the leadership of skipper Rohit Sharma, visitors India are hoping to level the two-match series 1-1 in the second Test at Newlands today.

    “Although we've had a brief chat with the management and the coaching staff about what we want from this game, and what we want from the bowlers, we've not completely finalised our playing XI," captain Rohit told reporters ahead of the 2nd Test. "Everyone is available for selection. There are no injury concerns. We will sit down in the evening and decide what is the right one," he added.

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    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: India series nothing but World Cup for outgoing Elgar!

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Dean Elgar only cares about winning Test matches for the Proteas. The senior batter is set to retire from the Test format after the India series. He is one of only eight South African players to have scored more than 5000 runs in the longest and oldest format of the game. Speaking ahead of the second and final Test of the bilateral series, the stand-in South African skipper said he hopes to sign off with a 2-0 win over Rohit Sharma’s men.

    “I only play the game to win. I don't care about stats. I care about wins. I care about series wins. That's the greatest memories you can ever share with your team, everyone that has got an influential role in the background. Test series wins - you don't top that. Maybe a World Cup win is up there. I have never had that opportunity but this is my World Cup. This is my arena where I want to win,” Elgar said on the eve of the 2nd Test match.

  • Jan 03, 2024 10:20 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: A quick look at the squads

    South Africa squad: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar(c), Tony de Zorzi, Keegan Petersen, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Zubayr Hamza, Wiaan Mulder, Tristan Stubbs.

    India squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran.

  • Jan 03, 2024 10:04 AM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: IND vs SA 2nd Test

    India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the India vs South Africa Live Score, 2nd Test match at the Newlands in Cape Town. It's a picturesque venue but sure the Indian team would be in the mood to enjoy that. 0-1 down and heavily jaded after the crushing defeat in Centurion, the only thing on their minds would be to stage a comeback. It's easier said than done though.

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