India 80-2 at tea on day two

NEW GAME Jasprit Bumrah says he took some time to adjust to the conditions on offer in South Africa. Bumrah picked up four wickets in the first Test. REUTERS

The hosts, who were 269/6 at stumps on day 1 lost an early wicket after adding only four runs to their total in the first session of the match. Rahane still didn't make the playing XI in place of Rohit Sharma but what surprised the seers was Bhuvneshwar Kumar being dropped for Ishant Sharma. While Kohli remained busy, Vijay brought the shutters down and played for the interval, leaving more balls outside off stump and getting right behind the line to defend.

Du Plessis went to his 17th Test half-century and was undone by a wonderful in-swinger by Ishant Sharma, that ripped out his middle stump. I have seen a lot of cricket matches where people who haven't been in contention to play the match, come in and get those wickets. The 23-year-old feasted on the good batting conditions on offer with a fluent and aesthetic innings where he was on top of the bowlers from ball one.

It left both batsmen at the same end, and India were gifted the easiest of comebacks. His drives through mid-on and mid-off regions against the fuller deliveries were a joy to watch while he was equally punishing against the shorter-deliveries. Even if it is a flattish deck, one has to apply himself and Markram looked at home from the word go.

Markram and a struggling Dean Elgar (31) put on 85 for the first wicket before Elgar went down the wicket and was caught by Murali Vijay at silly mid-off, checking a drive when Ashwin bowled the ball a bit shorter so that Elgar could not reach the pitch of the ball. He had his man straight after lunch as Elgar tried to hit his way out of trouble only to stab a cleverly-flighted delivery to backward point. And then, the Indian fielders closed in and this coincided with some utterly ridiculous running from South Africa. Quinton too didn't bother the scorers as he was out cutting Ashwin straight to Kohli at first slip.

Ashwin might have not been the most likely bowler to take wickets at Centurion but he ended up picking 4 in the first innings.

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While the Centurion wicket was being described as the one with more pace and bounce, it was expected that pacers would steal the show.

Hashim Amla had been out of knick recently with single digit scores in his last three Test innings.

Markram and Amla kept the runs flowing with a 63-run partnership before Markram was caught behind off the bowling of Ashwin for 94, which came off 150 balls and included 15 boundaries. He edged to wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel.

Ishant Sharma chipped in with three wickets, while Mohammed Shami claimed one.

It was a stunning end for a day in which India underwhelmed for more than two sessions.

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