India vs South Africa 2nd Test: India take 326 run lead from fighting South Africa with the help of Ashwin

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: India take 326-run first innings lead as Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander put on fight.
India vs South Africa 2nd Test: India take 326 run lead from fighting South Africa with the help of Ashwin

India dismissed South Africa for 275 runs on the third day of the second Test on Saturday, taking a 326-run first-innings lead. Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander shared a 109-run partnership, the highest ninth-wicket stand in Test cricket for South Africa against India.

 
South Africa started the day with the loss of three wickets and Shami gave another good start as he got rid of Night-watch man, Nortje earlier in the day. Later Duplessis and Debruyn plied for a decent partnership unit he later throws his wicket away for 30.
 
But the Proteas skipper continued to attack Indian Spinners along with Decock to score a 117 ball 64. But, Indian spin wizard Ashwin, get the best of them in quick succession. But, the South African tail wagged for some time that blew life into this one-sided test match.
 
Vernon Philander and Kesav Maharaj scored 72 and 44 respectively that tested the patience levels of Indian attack. Eventually, they fell to Ravi Ashwin’s play to handover India giant lead to rule the game. Notably, India has never enforced the follow-on on South Africa. India may bat a session and a bit and leave South Africa with about 450 to get.



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