Virat Kohli outs on (54) just after completed his 16th test fifty, Kohli completes his fifty in 101 balls by taking a single on 42 over. 29-years-old Indian Captain Virat Kohli completed his 16th half-century just after the quick dismissals of opener Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul. Indian captain changes his gear just before the lunch and completes his 16th Test fifty, while on other side Pujara is playing on (22*). After this, he was out by Lungisani Ngidi, who picks 6 wickets in Centurion test. A partnership between Pujara and Kohli was tremendous, they played with opposite strategy. Pujara looks steady at the start but after the couple of overs, he starts hitting on poor deliveries.
The average score on the first innings in this ground is 300+, Kohli has previous record of (119) on the Wanderers, which he made during 2013-14 tour. This is a batting pitch, no cracks are helmed over the pitch. Highest score over this pitch is 652, which was made by Australia in 2002 against the Proteus.
Batsman Ajinkya Rahane(9) also survives, after No-ball being bowled by Fast bowler Vernon Philander. Wicket-keeper Quinton de cock picks a great catch behind the wicket, but it was not enough to out Rahane, because this was not the fair delivery and umpire gave him not-out. But he fails to continue this lifeline, and got LBW just before 1 over from Tea. Rahane scored 9 run in this innings and out by morne morkel in 52nd over.
India Vs South Africa Scorecard
India- 114/4, 53 overs
Pujara- (27*), Parthiv- (0*)