[ad_1] 1st Test, Day 2: South Africa take lead against India

Dec 28, 2023

1st Test, Day 2: South Africa take lead against India


South Africa

Dean Elgar and David Bedingham took South Africa into the lead on the second day of the first Test against India at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday.

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Vital stand

Elgar made a boundary-studded 140 not out and Bedingham an assured 56 as South Africa reached 256/5 - a lead of 11 runs - when bad light stopped play.

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Temba Bavuma

Two late wickets kept India in the game, as there was no sign that South African captain Temba Bavuma would bat after suffering a hamstring strain on the first day.

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‚ÄčKL Rahul

KL Rahul scored 101 - his second century in successive matches in Centurion - and was last man out when India were dismissed for 245.

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Challenging start

Elgar had to survive a challenging start against Indian new ball bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.

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Fluent strokeplay

Elgar hit some of the most fluent strokeplay of his career when India surprisingly did not use the two strike bowlers immediately after lunch.

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14th Test ton

Elgar reached his fifty off 79 balls with ten fours and his 14th Test century was made off 140 deliveries with nine more boundaries.

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David Bedingham

Bedingham went into his debut Test with seven fours and two sixes in an 87-ball innings while helping Elgar add 131 for the fourth wicket.

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Mohammed Siraj

But India came back strongly after tea, with Siraj bowling Bedingham with a full delivery.

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Prasidh Krishna

Debutant Prasidh Krishna claimed his first Test wicket when Kyle Verreynne flashed outside his off stump to be caught behind.

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