And a special mention, of course, to Virat Kohli – with a plethora of records and accolades in his already-cluttered CV. I’ll just graze the surface – the most double-hundreds by an Indian, and the 7000-run mark, in addition to several others. If the South Africans could just turn the clock back and do a few things right, it is unlikely they’d have any solution, such was the dominance of the Indians on this day. Irreversible.
India, though, isn’t such a bad place to meditate. Cast it out, South Africa, and turn up tomorrow. On that note, it’s a wrap from Day 2 at Pune. We’ll be back tomorrow at 9:30AM local time. For now, cheerio!
The South African batting, asked to bat out 15 overs, would have had to be their saving grace for the day. And how did that turn out? Every move that India has made has turned out to be a masterstroke. Umesh Yadav pegged back the openers, before Shami struck off his very first ball to send three South African batsmen back in the hut and forcing a nightwatchman to save the day (who was also lucky to survive).
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