Market Desk (sports): India won the toss and elected to bat in the Johannesburg Test against South Africa. In the opening match, Mayank Agarwal made a partnership of 36 runs with captain Lokesh Rahul.
After electing to bat, openers Mayank Agarwal and Rahul have gotten off to a solid start against South Africa. Right after the drinks break, a well-set Mayank Agarwal was caught behind off Marco Jansen on 26.
Cheteshwar Pujara didn’t last long as he was dismissed by a sharp short ball from Duanne Oliver on 3. He then bagged two in two as Ajinkya Rahane was sent packing on a golden duck. At Lunch, despite KL Rahul’s unbeaten 19, India found themselves at 53/3.
In the second session, Huname Vihari and skipper Rahul steadied India’s ship with a 42-run solid stand. They failed to add more runs.
Rahul then went on to bring up 50 in the innings but was dismissed on the same score 5 balls later by Jansen. R Ashwin then came out to bat with positive intent, smashing four boundaries to take India to 146/5 with Rishabh Pant at Tea.
Ashwin departed for a 50-ball 46 and eventually, India were bowled out for 202. While Jansen bagged 4, Rabada and Olivier scalped 3 wickets each.