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Jan 4, 2024

2nd Test: India in control after wickets tumble in Cape Town


Record-breaking wickets fall

23 wickets fell on the first day of the second and final Test at Newlands on Wednesday.

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Mohammed Siraj's sensational spell

Mohammed Siraj produced a sensational career-best spell of six for 15 as South Africa were bowled out for 55 before lunch after choosing to bat first.

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South Africa's lowest total in 92 years

South Africa's total was their lowest in almost 92 years, since they were bowled out for 36 and 45 by Australia in February 1932.

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India take commanding lead

India cruised into the lead in 9.4 overs, before the afternoon drinks break.

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Dramatic collapse of Indian batting

The tourists seemed set for a substantial advantage when they reached 153 for four. But the remaining six wickets fell for no runs in 11 balls.

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Elgar's disappointing farewell

Stand-in South African captain Dean Elgar was dismissed twice on the first day of his final Test match.

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Aiden Markram's resilience

Aiden Markram made just two in the first innings but was more in command in the second innings and was unbeaten on 36 at the close.

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South Africa lead the series 1-0

South Africa won the first Test in Centurion by an innings and 32 runs in a match which lasted only three days.

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Anticipation for a shorter match

The second Test match is expected to be shorter, adding to the excitement.

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