India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 Live Score Updates: Rain In Johannesburg Delays Start Of Play | Cricket News

IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 1 Score Updates: Start of play has been delayed due to poor weather.© Twitter

IND vs SA Live Score 2nd Test, Day 4: Having been set a 240-run target, South Africa need 122 runs against India on Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match in Johannesburg. Start of play has been delayed due to inclement weather in the area. Dean Elgar (46*) and Rassie van der Dussen (11*) will resume batting for the Proteas who wrapped up Day 3 at 118 for two. South Africa put in a good start in their second innings but lost the wickets of Aiden Markram and Keegan Petersen on Day 3. The duo played T20-like knocks which could have a huge impact on the result. Markram smashed 31 runs off 38 balls before losing his wicket to Shardul Thakur. Meanwhile, Petersen slammed 28 runs off 44 balls and was eventually dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin. Initially, half-centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara (53) and Ajinkya Rahane (58) helped India post 266 in their second innings, setting a target of 122 runs. The Proteas pace attack were in top form with Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen registering three-wicket hauls. On Day 4, the Indian bowling department will be aiming for quick wickets in the first session and turn the tide towards their side. Meanwhile, the Proteas batters will be hoping to soak the pressure and not lose wickets cheaply. (Live Scorecard)

Here are the Live Updates of India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 1 Straight From Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

  • 14:07 (IST)

    Sunil Gavaskar criticises Rishabh Pant

    Rishabh Pant hasn’t been in good batting form lately. He managed to muster only 17 off 43 balls during the first innings and a three-ball duck in the second innings. White commentating, legendary cricket Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the wicketkeeper-batter and said that he didn’t show a sense of responsibility. Pant was expected to form a partnership with Hanuma Vihari but lost his wicket cheaply.

    “You have got two new batsmen at the crease and then you saw that shot from Rishabh Pant. Forgettable, no excuses for that shot, no excuses. None of that nonsense about that being his natural game. There has to be some sense of responsibility shown. Because there are others taking the blows. There is guys like Rahane and Pujara who have taken it on their body. So you also fight it out,” said Gavaskar.

  • 13:45 (IST)

    The moisture could help Indian bowlers

    It is still drizzling and the delay could help India as the moisture will be helpful for their bowlers.

    Also, the pacers will be assisted by overcast conditions.

  • 13:29 (IST)

    Weather update!

    The covers are still on at the Wanderers Stadium and its still drizzling! The wind has slowed down but it could take some time for the day to start!

  • 13:16 (IST)

    It’s raining!

    It’s drizzling at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Will the play be delayed? It hasn’t been confirmed yet.

  • 12:54 (IST)

    All eyes on Shardul Thakur!

    Shardul Thakur built on his form from the first innings and dismissed Aiden Markram on Day 3. The pacer picked his maiden five-wicket haul during the first innings and went on to add two more wickets to his tally.

  • 12:39 (IST)

    South Africa need 122 runs!

    India were bowled out for 266 in their second innings, setting a target of 240 runs. South Africa wrapped up Day 3 at 118 for two and need more 122 runs on Day 4. Dean Elgar (46*) and Rassie van der Dussen (11*) will resume batting for the hosts.

  • 12:37 (IST)

    Hello and good afternoon everyone!

    Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match between India and South Africa in Johannesburg. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket folks!

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