India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane Power India To 273/3 After Mayank Agarwal's Ton On Day 1

Updated:10 October 2019 17:13 IST

IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: Kagiso Rabada removed Mayank Agarwal for 108 to claim his third wicket in the match.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane Power India To 273/3 After Mayank Agarwal
IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: Virat Kohli brought up his 23rd Test half-century. © AFP

Mayank Agarwal hit his second century in successive matches to push South Africa onto the backfoot on the opening day of the second Test in Pune on Thursday. India posted 273 for three in 85.1 overs before bad light forced the officials to call off the remainder of day's play. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten on 63 and 18 respectively at stumps on Day 1. Kohli smashed his 23rd Test half-century in the final session to put India in a commanding position after Kagiso Rabada removed the Mayank Agarwal for 108. Rabada picked up all the three wickets that fell on the opening day of the second Test. Earlier, Agarwal was hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Anrich Nortje but the opening batsman replied the debutant by smashing three boundaries in an over before Lunch. Earlier, Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 14 while Cheteshwar Pujara edged one to Faf du Plessis in the slips after completing his 22nd Test fifty. (SCORECARD)

Highlights Between India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Day 1, Straight from Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

  • 16:42 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Thanks for joining us!

    Thank you for joining our live coverage of the second Test between India and South Africa. India have the upper hand in Pune after posting 273 for three at stumps. We will be back tomorrow as India eye a big first innings total after Mayank Agarwal's century.
  • 16:39 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    That's stumps on Day 1!

    Bad light forces the umpires to call off the remainder of the day's play as India finish Day 1 at 273 for three with Virat Kohli unbeaten on 63 along with Ajinkya Rahane who is batting on 18. 
  • 16:38 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Lucky boundary for Rahane!

    Ajinkya Rahane was looking to pull that one off Kagiso Rabada but the ball got big on him but went past the wicketkeeper for a four.
  • 16:34 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Virat Kohli drives through extra cover and beats short extra cover and mid-off to get another boundary off Vernon Philander.
  • 16:32 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Six overs left in the day!

    84 overs have been bowled and India would like to bat out the remaining 36 deliveries without losing anymore wickets. The hosts are 265 for three.
  • 16:26 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Vernon Philander had Virat Kohli in trouble on that occasion as Kohli tried to leave the ball, it took the outside half of his bat and raced away towards the third-man fence for a four.
  • 16:19 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    50 for Virat Kohli!

    Virat Kohli brings up his 23rd half-century in Tests with an exquisite cover drive off Vernon Philander.
  • 16:17 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Vernon Philander drifted down the leg side and Virat Kohli flicked it past square-leg for a boundary. He moves onto 49 with that shot.
  • 16:17 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Virat Kohli survives!

    Vernon Philander beats Virat Kohli with the movement and the South African team goes for a huge shout but the Faf du Plessis decided not to go for the review and the replay suggests that the ball hit the inside half of Kohli's bat before he was hit on the pads.
  • 16:15 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    The new ball is taken!

    South Africa have taken the new ball and Vernon Philander will bowl the first ball with it.
  • 16:14 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    50 run partnership between Kohli and Rahane!

    Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have put on 50-plus runs for the fourth wicket.
  • 16:11 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Maiden over!

    Senuran Muthusamy bowls a maiden over and the new ball is just an over away now.
  • 16:08 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Short ball from Dean Elgar and Virat Kohli sends it to the square-leg fence for a boundary.
  • 16:07 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Dean Elgar is in the attack!

    Dean Elgar has been introduced in the attack as Faf du Plessis decides to give Keshav Maharaj a break.
  • 16:06 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    No-ball!

    Senuran Muthusamy has failed to get his line and length right in Pune and he is even struggling with his run-up. Second no-ball in as many overs for the left-arm spinner.
  • 16:04 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Ajinkya Rahane cuts Senuran Muthusamy but gets an outside edge. Luckily for him, the ball went in the gap and away towards the third-man fence for a four.
  • 16:02 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Through the leg side this time, Virat Kohli flicks it away towards square-leg off Keshav Maharaj to get another boundary.
  • 16:01 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Virat Kohli beats the fielder at point as he gets another boundary through the off-side. This was Kohli's fourth boundary in the match.
  • 16:00 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    75 overs are done!

    India are 223 for three after 75 overs. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle.
  • 15:51 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Senuran Muthusamy is in the attack!

    Senuran Muthusamy has been introduced and he replaces Anrich Nortje in the attack. 
  • 15:45 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    New ball available after 8 overs!

    South Africa will have the option to take the new ball after eight more overs as drinks have been called on the field by umpires.
  • 15:42 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Maiden over!

    Anrich Nortje bowls a maiden over to Virat Kohli, the debutant is bowling with raw pace and is troubling the Indian batsmen.
  • 15:34 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Ajinkya Rahane gets off the mark with a boundary!

    Anrich Nortje bowled that one on the pads and Ajinkya Rahane flicked it past square-leg for a four to get his innings going.
  • 15:32 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Virat Kohli played that one in front of square and finds the gap on the on-side to get a boundary.
  • 15:32 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Virat Kohli played that one in front of square and finds the gap on the on-side to get a boundary.
  • 15:31 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Ajinkya Rahane has played 16 balls without scoring a run!

    Ajinkya Rahane has played 16 balls and he is yet to get off the mark in the second Test.
  • 15:26 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Anrich Nortje bowls a short ball and he got the edge of Virat Kohli's bat but the ball went past Quinton de Kock behind the stumps for a four.
  • 15:21 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four overthrows!

    Kagiso Rabada throws that one wide as Virat Kohli gets four bonus runs. Kohli acknowledged South African fielders after getting five runs from that delivery.
  • 15:19 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    200 up for India!

    Virat Kohli's nudge towards the leg-side brings up 200 for India.
  • 15:05 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Wicket!

    Mayank Agarwal departs as Kagiso Rabada strikes again to end Agarwal's innings at 108. India are 198 for three.
  • 14:57 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Virat Kohli gets his first boundary as he lashed out onto that short of a length delivery from Keshav Maharaj.
  • 14:46 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Second Test hundred for Mayank Agarwal!

    Mayank Agarwal brings up his second Test hundred as India take control of the proceedings in Pune on Day 1.
  • 14:43 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Mayank Agarwal hits back-to-back sixes!

    Mayank Agarwal takes the aerial route and sends Keshav Mahraj straight down the ground for back-to-back sixes.
  • 14:33 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Virat Kohli gets off the mark!

    Virat Kohli gets off the mark with a push towards square leg off Keshav Maharaj.
  • 14:32 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Indian batsmen are out in the middle!

    Mayank Agarwal and Virat Kohli walk out in the middle and Keshav Maharaj will start the proceedings with the ball in the final session.
  • 14:12 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    That's Tea on Day 1!

    Mayank Agarwal is unbeaten on 86 as South Africa finished the second session with the wicket of Cheteshwar Puajra. Virat Kohli, who has played four balls, is yet to get off the mark. India are 168 for two. We will back with the final session as players take Tea break on the opening day of the second Test.
  • 14:09 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Mayank Agarwal moves onto 86 as he edged one through the slip cordon for a four off Kagiso Rabada.
  • 14:03 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Virat Kohli walks out at number four!

    Virat Kohli replaces Cheteshwar Pujara out in the middle.
  • 14:02 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Kagiso Rabada strikes again!

    Kagiso Rabada finds the outside edge of Cheteshwar Pujara's bat and Faf du Plessis completes the catch in the slips. India are two down now as Pujara departs for 58.
  • 14:01 (IST)Oct 10, 2019

    Four!

    Cheteshwar Pujara cuts Kagiso Rabada behind square for a boundary. This was his ninth boundary in the match.
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