India vs South Africa First Test Day 2 Centurion Match Report 2023

Dean Elgar scored a fighting unbeaten 140 as South Africa held firm grip at the end of Day 2 of the opening test against India at Centurion on Wednesday.

Resuming at 208/8, KL Rahul scored a well deserved hundred to take his team to 245 before Nandre Burger cleaned him up to wrap up the first innings.

In response, Mohammed Siraj got India off to a fine start by claiming Aiden Markram in the fourth over.

The pair of Dean Elgar and Tony de Zorzi added 93 runs for the second wicket stand before Jasprit Bumrah struck twice- first by dismissing Tony de Zorzi (28) and then dismissing Keegan Peterson for 2.

Dean Elgar and David Bedingham put on a 131 runs for the fourth wicket stand before the debutant was cleaned up by Siraj for a fine 56.

Bad light forced the umpires to take the players off the field as Dean Elgar (140*) and Marco Jansen (3*) remained unbeaten, as the hosts finished at 256/5 with an lead of 11.

South Africa 256 for 5 (Elgar 140*, Bedingham 56, Bumrah 2-48) lead India 245 (Rahul 101, Rabada 5-59) by 11 runs

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