How did 23 wickets fall on the first day of the second test

By Vipin - 2024-01-04 11:49:23
How did 23 wickets fall on the first day of the second test

23 wickets fell on the first day of the second Test being played between India and South Africa. The fast bowlers of both the teams took all the wickets. South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, but the team was all out for 55 runs. Mohammad Siraj took 6 wickets from India.

Team India also could not do anything special in its first innings and was limited to 153 runs. However, the team got a lead of 98 runs. Virat Kohli scored 46 runs, while 7 batsmen could not even open the account. 3 bowlers of South Africa took 3-3 wickets.

South Africa started its second innings in the third session itself. By the end of the day's play, the team had scored 62 runs at the loss of 3 wickets. However, the team is still trailing India by 36 runs and has 7 wickets left.

South Africa all out in the first session

In Cape Town, South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first, but the team could last only 23.2 overs. Its 11 players together could score only 55 runs. This was South Africa's smallest score against India in Test cricket. Kyle Varian scored 15 runs and David Bedingham scored 12 runs. The rest of the batsmen could not even cross the score of 6 runs.

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Gave only 6 wickets and 15 runs to Mohammad Siraj

Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj from India took 6 wickets for just 15 runs. He sent Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Tony De Georgi, David Bedingham, Kyle Varian and Marco Yanson to the pavilion. This was the best bowling of his Test career. Apart from Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Mukesh Kumar got 2-2 wickets.

India scored 111 runs in the second session

India started its first innings in the second session. The team lost 4 wickets in scoring 111 runs. After the fall of the first wicket, captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill took the team to 72 runs. From here Rohit (39 runs), Shubhman (36 runs) and Shreyas (0) were out and the team's score went from 72/1 to 111/4. Nandre Berger took 3 wickets from South Africa.

Team India lost 6 wickets in 11 balls

In the third session, India had scored 42 runs without loss. KL Rahul was not out on the score of 8 and Virat Kohli on 46 runs. From here the team lost its last 6 wickets within 11 balls without scoring any runs. The team had lost 4 wickets on the score of 153, on this score the team was all out. India got a lead of 98 runs in the first innings.

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Lungi Ngidi took 3 wickets on the first, third and fifth balls of the 33rd over. Even in the 34th over, India lost 3 wickets on the first, third and fifth balls. Kagiso Rabada took 2 wickets in the 34th over, while one batsman was run out. Rabada took a total of 3 wickets in the innings.

South Africa lost 3 wickets in the third session

South Africa started its second innings in the third session of the first day itself. Aiden Markram and captain Dean Elgar started cautiously. Both had added 37 runs when Elgar was out after scoring 12 runs. After him, Tony DeGeorge and Tristan Stubbs were out after scoring 1-1 runs. Mukesh Kumar took 2 wickets for India, while Jasprit Bumrah got one success.

The test may end on the second day itself

At the end of the first day's play, South Africa's opener Aiden Markram remained not out after scoring 36 runs and David Bedingham remained not out after scoring 7 runs. Both will lead South Africa's innings in the second day's play. The second day's play will start at 1:30 pm IST on Thursday.

Also Read: Indian Under-19 team defeated South Africa by 7 wickets

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