Watch India vs South Africa 2018 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights. After all the talk of the pace and bounce of the Highveld, Centurion ended up providing India the most subcontinental conditions they could have expected on this tour. The skies were blue, the pitch was brown, and R Ashwin bowled the bulk of India’s overs. That could have been the extent of India feeling at home. For the first 80.4 overs of the day, South Africa’s batsmen had pitched tents on this flat, friendly surface and pinned family photographs onto the canvas. Aiden Markram had fallen narrowly short of a hundred, but Hashim Amla looked all set to stroll past that milestone, and South Africa were 246 for 3.
At that point, though, South Africa were still in too dominant a position to worry unduly. Amla was looking at his serene best, putting Shami away disdainfully when he kept dropping short in a brief post-tea spell, driving Ashwin against the turn with a twirl of his wrists, and, on 79, keeping out a shin-high shooter from Bumrah as if it was a perfectly normal delivery. Just when he looked set to coast to a century and beyond, however, a moment’s hesitation brought India roaring back to life.
South Africa team/playing XI:
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel
India team/playing XI :
Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah