Rain halts play in 2nd Test

Ishant Happy to Lead From Front as Strike Bowler When Called

Ishant Happy to Lead From Front as Strike Bowler When Called

But Elgar survived to share an unbroken 87-run partnership with AB de Villiers, who batted confidently to be on 50 not out.

With this hundred at Centurion, Kohli's tally of Test centuries as captain reaches seven, which is also the highest among players to lead India, followed by Azharuddin (5), Tendulkar (4), Rahul Dravid (4) and Sourav Ganguly (3).

Kohli was reading movement off the pitch and swing expertly, and was rarely beaten.

Anushka returned back to India from South Africa after the first Test due to his work commitments while Virat continues to lead the ship for India in the crucial series.

"Luckily by a run out, things changed a little bit". Pandya's bat and foot were both over the crease but neither had been grounded and he had to go. This time, it did not work until Kohli had nearly single-handedly taken India 28 runs shy of South Africa's total.

That is when AB de Villiers stepped in to turn the tide. "After that I just started running in". His exit was the cue for Kohli to begin farming the strike.

India were dismissed for 307 following Virat Kohli's ecstatic 153.

Kohli, while trying to pace up the innings at his end, was then caught by de Villiers at long-on off Morkel to end the Indian innings.

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He is yet to reach the three-figure mark, but bad light, overcast conditions and a quality spell in tandem from Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah on a wicket with variable bounce was enough to make de Villiers' innings worth its weight in gold.

Debutant South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi put it best when he spoke of his home ground, after second day's play. His runs had come at a strike-rate of over 70, meaning he not only controlled the flow of the game but also dictated its pace - all while receiving precious little in the form of support from his batsmen. Kohli looked upset with the events even as he walked off.

This time Bumrah's length was a tad fuller. R Ashwin's four-wicket haul and Ishant Sharma's 3/46 helped India restrict SouthAfrica to 335 on Day 2 of the second Test at Centurion on Sunday.

This was soon rendered insignificant when Bumrah reduced South Africa to three for two.

"Virat and the umpires had a discussion on the situation post rain, as the outfield was wet when we came out to play". "It's okay. We never get too disappointed because there is still lot of play is left in the match".

All of that mattered not a whit to Kohli's friend and rival.

De Villiers got to his 42nd Test 50 off 78 balls, and nearly immediately after that the players were off for bad light.

"It's not as if they didn't go for the catch on objective". That's his nature. It gets him going and keeps him going.

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