SA vs IND: After being sloppy in the first session of the first Test match against India at SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa staged a decent comeback in the second session to make their case strong for the Test match.
Resuming the post-lunch session on the score of 86/0, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal started from where they left and kept ticking the scoreboard at a decent rate to bring 100 runs opening partnership for the team.
Lungi Ngidi, who came into the attack, then turned momentum towards his side and broke the solid 117 runs opening partnership by removing Mayank Agarwal for 60 runs. The dismissal of the opener brought Cheteshwar Pujara to the crease, and the pacer sent him back to the hut for a golden duck to left the visitors in trouble.
KL Rahul then joined hands with skipper Virat Kohli and the duo steadied the Indian ship and made sure that they don’t let opposition be completely on them. While the opener smashed his 13th Test half-century, the skipper looked very positive for his 54-ball stay at the crease in second session.
At Tea on Day 1, Team India is 157/2 with KL Rahul and Virat Kohli unbeaten at the scores of 68 and 19 respectively.
Opening the innings in absence of Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal didn’t let fans miss the senior batter. The Karnataka opener looked very positive and aggressive. He along with being very watchful took charge to the South African bowlers and made sure that the opposition didn’t gain momentum.
Agarwal along with his partner KL Rahul stitched 117 runs opening partnership to put his team in a solid position. In the process, he paved his way through his half-century. But just when it looked like the opener is all set for a big knock he was trapped in lbw by Lungi Ngidi for 60 runs.