India vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 13, 2018

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 13, 2018, SA v IND highlights today – Second freedom test from SuperSport Park, Centurion (South Africa) Saturday 13th January 2018. In their first match, VD Philander from South Africa took nine wickets, B Kumar took six wickets and K Rabada took five. AB de Villiers is the most runs scorer so far with 100 runs, HH Pandya scored 94 and F du Plessis 62. It was a low scoring pitch. SuperSport Park Centurion pitch highest total is 620/4d scored by South Africa against India in 2010. Top ten most runs an innings are scored by home team which means they are very strong at this venue. India highest total of the venue is 459.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

India team/playing XI
KL Rahul, M Vijay, CA Pujara, V Kohli (c), RG Sharma, HH Pandya, PA Patel †, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, JJ Bumrah, I Sharma.

South Africa team/playing XI
D Elgar, AK Markram, HM Amla, AB de Villiers, F du Plessis (c), Q de Kock †, VD Philander, L Ngidi, KA Maharaj, K Rabada, M Morkel.

Highlights will be available after end of the play.

Match Timings: 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

India tour of South Africa 2nd Test Highlights

Umpires – Michael Gough, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – Test no. 2293

Traditionally, SuperSport Park is as South African as it gets. The floor provides pace and soar and there is regularly swing; on the eve of the match, it regarded brown with no green grass on it. Things be no exclusive even even though this Test pitch will be groundsman Bryan Bloy’s first for the reason that he was once employed two years ago. Bloy journeyed to Cape Town last week, along with other participants of the SuperSport Park logistics group to look at how Evan Flint and his group went about things and it will be interesting to see if they have picked up any recommendations on leaving live grass on the strip. Weather in the lead-up to the suit has been hot and dry and appear to have burnt the grass on the pitch brown. Temperatures are set to soar all through the match, probable to be in the early 30s with no rain forecast, though afternoon thundershowers on the Highveld can never be discounted.

Virat Kohli said there was once no need to panic, and didn’t advise changes in the bowling aggregate or the composition of the side. The bowlers, including Hardik Pandya, appear primed to get some other go. India don’t seem to be in a hurry to drop Rohit Sharma primarily based on one Test, which leaves the opening combination up for debate. Kohli stated they have been going to determine on that after the nets on Friday. Shikhar Dhawan’s alternative – if they so desire – is KL Rahul. A left-field desire could be Parthiv Patel. If used, Parthiv allows India to maintain the right-left combination at the top and also opens up a slot in the middle order for Ajinkya Rahane to claim. On Friday, R Ashwin left the nets with an ice pack round his proper shoulder after he was once hit whilst taking throwdowns. The group management doesn’t anticipate it to be serious.

Ottis Gibson’s want for four seamers capacity that South Africa may additionally only make one trade with one of Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo and Duanne Olivier to change Steyn. The preference would appear to be between Morris and Ngidi, as both play their home cricket at SuperSport Park. While Morris presents pace, he has no longer played a first-rate recreation due to the fact that choosing up a returned harm in England in August. Ngidi additionally had returned issues but took 9 wickets on his return to red-ball cricket and has been in staggering form all summer. The six batsmen approach will mean no house for either Temba Bavuma or Theunis de Bruyn.

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