SA vs IND, 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: Pujara, Rahane helped India to extend lead by 58 after Shardul Thakur show-

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SA vs IND, 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: Pujara, Rahane helped India to extend lead by 58 after Shardul Thakur show- Despite bowling out the Proteas for 229 on Tuesday, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane stretched India’s lead to 58 runs in the second innings of the second Test against South Africa.

On Day Two at Stumps, India’s total is 85/2, with Pujara (35*) and Rahane (11*) on the crease. Shardul Thakur controlled the proceedings on Tuesday, taking 11 wickets as he did on Day One. South Africa gained 89 runs for three wickets in the second session and went to tea at 191/7. Shardul Thakur took two more wickets in the third session to end with a seven-wicket total as the Proteas were bowled out for 229.

SA vs IND, 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: Pujara, Rahane helped India to extend lead by 58 after Shardul Thakur show

India’s second innings got off to a shaky start when stand-in skipper KL Rahul was out in the eighth over. India’s woes were exacerbated when Mayank Agarwal offered no shot and was caught LBW in the 12th over. Pujara (35*) and Rahane (11) then ensured that India did not suffer any further setbacks, as the visitors finished the day at 85/2 with a 58-run lead. Shardul’s triple strike in the first session had given India in command, with South Africa trailing by 100 runs. Shardul created havoc and destroyed South Africa’s batting order after lunch, allowing the visitors to seize control of the contest.

Brief Scores: India 202/10 and 85/2(Cheteshwar Pujara 35*; Marco Jansen 1-18) vs South Africa 229/10 (Keegan Petersen 62, Temba Bavuma 51; Shardul Thakur 7/61)

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