Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored his 7th test double century and becomes the first Indian player to smash seven double centuries in test cricket. India have declared on 601/5 in the first inning while South Africa have lost their first three wickets at the end of day two on 36. During India’s inning, Two South African players Kagiso Rabada and Quinton de Kock involved in a verbal fight.
Kagiso Rabada bowled a good length delivery to Ravindra Jadeja, and he played a shot and went for single. Rabada threw the ball towards wicket-keeper, but Quinton De Kock wasn’t paying attention to the ball, and the player went for another single. After this, Kagiso Rabada was angry on his teammate Quinton de Kock.
Cheteshwar Pujara about Mayank Agarwal
“He (Agarwal) is an experienced player, who has scored so many first-class runs, which has helped him a lot. And when it comes to being nervous in his 90s, he is someone who is fearless,” Pujara replied when asked about the Karnataka opener showing little sign of nerves.
“Mayank knows how to convert the fifties into big scores, and at the same time, once he goes past hundred, he can score heavily as we saw in the last game,” said Pujara, who was involved in a 138-run stand with the centurion and himself made a valuable 58.
“That habit (for big scores) has come from first-class cricket, so I didn’t have to tell him much. We were communicating what their gameplan was.
“If there were an error in his batting, I would tell him to play close to his body, when I thought his bat was going away. Apart from that, he is batting well, and you don’t have to guide him much.”
Earlier on, I felt there wasn’t enough spin on this pitch, so we thought that it was important to score as many runs as possible against spinners. Later on, there was a little bit of turn in the second session, so we had to be a bit careful,” he said.
“When it comes to short-ball bowling, it can be advantageous for the batting team if you try and use it too often. The bowler in this weather gets tired,” he said.