2nd Test: Du Plessis, Maharaj keep India at bay

13:56  Du Plessis, Maharaj keep India at bay:  

SA 276-6 (95 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ishant Sharma opens the bowling on Day 2. Faf du Plessis offers no shot to the first ball which comes in and hits him high on the pads before he leaves the next two deliveries.

After defending the next few balls, he keeps strike with a single from the last ball.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end. The ball keeps slightly low as du Plessis manages to clip it on the leg side for one. Keshav Maharaj defends the next few balls and nearly ends up edging the last ball, which goes straight on.

The ball is doing some tricks with some keeping low and the uneven bounce could get worse as the match progresses.

Bumrah has a confident shout for leg before wicket against du Plessis turned down. Captain Kohli takes his time as he consults the bowler before taking the DRS at the very last second. However, it turns out to be a waste as the ball hits him high on the pads and is going over the stumps as India lose their second and final review.

South Africa are looking to just to play out the first hour and just tire out the Indian bowlers.

Captain Faf du Plessis will hold the key, he is batting on a patient 28 from 91 balls, while Maharaj has made 13 from 39 balls.

13:32  India eye early wickets on Day 2:  

SA 269-6 (90 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Welcome to the coverage of Day 2 of the second Test between South Africa and India in Pretoria on Sunday.

India, who ended the first day on a high with a few late wickets, will be aiming to continue their good showing with the ball and bundle out South Africa cheaply in their first innings.

India surged back into contention against South Africa after two run outs late on Saturday, including the key wicket of Hashim Amla, saw the hosts slip to 269 for six at the close on the opening day of the second Test.

South Africa had seemed set for a big first innings total when they reached 246 for three but some brilliant fielding and poor decision making combined to rattle their middle order and leave the honours even after the first day.

Home captain Faf du Plessis is not out on 24 and will resume his innings on Sunday with Keshav Maharaj (10) on a slow wicket that is expected to quicken over the next few days.

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