Hello and welcome to our continuing coverage of India’s tour of South Africa that has reached Centurion for the second Test that begins today at 1:30 pm IST. South Africa are leading the three-match series 1-0 after their victory in Cape Town.


8:52 pm: That is stumps as Bumrah delivers the last ball of the 90th over to Du Plessis on Day 1. South Africa 269/6 (Markram 94, Amla 82; Ashwin 3/90). This is India’s session all the way, as they came back taking four wickets in the last two hours, a couple of those through run-outs. We can say now that the honours shared for the day. Of the 90 overs, Ashwin bowled 31. A great effort from India’s premier spinner.

India take new ball midway through the 87th over. Three more overs left to stumps. 

8.23 pm: Sixth wicket and there is another run-out. This time it’s Vernon Philander, who plays a soft stroke on the leg side and despite Faf du Plessis trying to send him back he continues to run. And before he…

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