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India Vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 2: Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah Set Up Series-Levelling Win At Newlands; IND - 80/3 & 153, RSA - 55 & 176 - As It Happened

Six-wicket hauls from Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah helped India register a historic seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second Test. Get all the updates and news coverage of Day 2 in the IND vs RSA, 2nd Test in Cape Town here

Rohit Sharma (l) hands a signed Indian team jersey to Dean Elgar (right)
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Six-wicket hauls from the indian pace duo of Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah helped India register a historic seven-wicket win over the Proteas in the second Test on Thursday in Cape Town. Day 2 started with Bumrah's spell dismantling the home team for 176 despite Aiden Markram's heroic 106. Chasing a below-par score of 79, Yashavi Jaiswal's 28 set-up a brilliant win despite losing three wickets. India levelled the two-match series 1-1 and have won for the first time at Cape Town in 13 years. Apart from this, this match also became the shortest Test match in the history of cricket.. Follow the cricket scores and updates of the IND vs RSA Test, Day 2 at the Newlands Cricket Ground here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

5:42 PM: And That's That!
And thus ends India's tour to South Africa. A drawn T20I series followed by a ODI series victory and it concluded with a drawn Test series. India will be considerably happy as to how things have gone for them in the Rainbow Nation.

5:38 PM: Captain Speak

Rohit Sharma: A great feet. In Centurion, we had to learn from the mistakes. We came back very well, especially our bowlers. Had some plans and the boys got rewarded. We applied ourselves, we batted well to get a 100-run lead, not pleasing to see the last six wickets. We knew that it's going to be a short game, we knew ever run matters, to get that lead was very important.

5:34 PM: Mohammed Siraj - Player Of The Match

It's my best figures in Test career. I tried to be consistent and hit the right areas. I wasn't consistent in the previous match and that's why we leaked a lot of runs. Worked hard on consistency and tried to be relentless with my lengths. When we play together, he (Bumrah) gets the message earlier. We try to analyse the wicket quicker. (Message to the fans) Thank you so much, keep supporting.

5:25 PM: Captain Speak
Dean Elgar: A tough one for us. Pretty positive coming into this game. India bowled fantastically and used the conditions. Still a lot of positives for the young players that we have within the side. 2-0 would have been really nice, still managed 1-1, proud of the boys. The way the bowlers bowled in the series and the way Aiden batted in the second innings is something out of the world. (On the pitch) It was a bit of a ripper. Naked eye, it looked like it's going to be a nice one. It played totally different to what everyone thought. We were on the receiving end, big learning curve for us. If you ask Rohit, he'd have batted first. They just out-skilled us in that first session.

5:20 PM: A Touch Of Class From Virat Kohli And Team India
 

5:16 PM: Stat Alert

Lowest match aggregates against India (both innings all-out)
193 - England (Ahmedabad, 2021)
212 - Afghanistan (Bengaluru, 2018)
229 - New Zealand (Mumbai WS, 2021)
230 - England (Leeds, 1986)
231 - (South Africa, Cape Town, 2024)

5:09 PM: IND Beat RSA By 7 Wickets

And that's a memorable win for Team India at Cape Town! India register their first win at Newlands with a 7-wicket win despite losing the toss. Bowling first, Mohammed Siraj's dream-spell of 6/15 set it up for the visitors as they bundled out the Proteas for 55. In reply, India were bowled out for 153 but not before handing out an important 98-run lead. Aiden Markam did score an important century but Indian bowlers were too good on the day as they bowled out the hosts for 173 in their second innings before the Indian batters completed the formality.

4:45 PM: IND - 52/1 (1-8 Overs Highlights)

Team India began the run-chase of 79 in explosive fashion as Yashasvi Jaiswal's 28 brought them ever so closer. The southpaw fell to Nandre Burger trying to hook but could not get the follow-through. Rohit Sharma was joined by Shubman Gill at the crease as India neared the target and are inching towards a series-levelling win.

4:11 PM: Action Resumes As India Begin Run-Chase

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal are at the crease as India begin run-chase of 79.

Lunch Break

India bowlers with most Test five-fors in South Africa
3 - Javagal Srinath
3 - Jasprit Bumrah
2 - Venkatesh Prasad
2 - S Sreesanth
2 - Mohammed Shami

India bowlers with most Test five-fors in SENA countries
7 - Kapil Dev
6 - Bhagwath Chandrasekhar
6 - Zaheer Khan
6 - Jasprit Bumrah

India bowlers with most Tests wickets in South Africa
45 - Anil Kumble
43 - Javagal Srinath
38* - Jasprit Bumrah
35 - Mohammed Shami
30 - Zaheer Khan

Target set for India - 79 runs needed

Brief Score: RSA - 176/10 (36.5)
Aiden Markram - 106 (103),  Dean Elgar - 12 (28)  |  Jasprit Bumrah: (13.5-0-61-6)

3:35 PM: RSA - 176/10 (36.5)
Jasprit Bumrah was called to dismiss the last pair that was adding valuable runs for South Africa and Bumrah broke the partnership and got his sixth wicket of the inning as well. Ngidi was caught by Jaiswal in the slips to finish the Proteas inning.

3:05 PM: RSA - 162/8 (25-32 Overs Highlights)
Aiden Markram hit a commendable ton to provide South Africa with a lead of above 60 runs from where they were once struggling for runs. Markram added 51 runs with Kagiso Rabda and changed the gears to make quick runs. He targeted Prasidh Krishna and hit boundaries in almost every over. Finally, Siraj removed him after he completed the fifth-fastest Test century for South Africa in just 99 balls. 

2:25 PM: Bumrah Completes Fifer!
Jasprit Bumrah completed his fifer with the wicket of Keshav Maharaj. Shreyas Iyer took a comfortable catch at the gully. Aiden Markram is still there at the crease with Kagiso Rabada accompanying him. 

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RSA - 117/7 (26)

2:15 PM: RSA - 103/6 (18-24 Overs Highlights)
Jasprit Bumrah has ripped South Africa's batting lineup since the start of the second day's play in Newlands. He first dismissed David Bedingham, then removed Kyle Verreyne by getting him caught out by Mohammed Siraj. Marco Jansen looked in fine touch. He smashed a four on the fourth delivery of the 24th over, but Bumrah caught and bowled him on the next delivery. Aiden Markram has completed his half-century and is eyeing for taking South Africa forward.

1:40 PM: Bumrah Gets Bedingham!
Jasprit Bumrah started the second day's play as David Bedingham was on the strike with Aiden Markram on the non-striker's end. The second delivery went for a boundary after taking an edge. Bumrah kept bowling in the same areas and finally got an edge and ball went into the gloves of keeper KL Rahul. 

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RSA - 66/4 (18)

1:00 PM: Weather Report
It's a bright sunny morning in Cape Town and the game is expected to start 25 minutes from now without any disturbance. The pitch may be better to bat on looking at the weather.

12:15 PM: Day 1 Recap
The retiring Dean Elgar, South Africa's stand-in skipper for this Test, won the toss and chose to bat first. The decision backfired spectacularly, as Mohammed Siraj and Co rolled the Proteas over for a measly 55. Siraj took a career-best six wickets in an uninterrupted nine-over-long spell. 

The Indian innings got off to a much better start, and the visitors were sitting pretty at 153/4, with Virat Kohli at the crease on 46, before mayhem ensued and the entire lower half was wiped out with no trouble to the scorers. Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Nandre Burger bagged three wickets each on a treacherous Newlands pitch.

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The Proteas walked out to bat for the second time in the day and were reduced to 62/3 - new-look seamer Mukesh Kumar the enforcer - before stumps were called to a truly astonishing day of Test cricket. 

Hello and welcome to our live blog for Day 2 of the second and final Test of the India vs South Africa series, being played in Cape Town. The first day was frenetic and whirlwind, to say the least. A mind-boggling 23 wickets fell in the 75-odd overs that were bowled - only four times in the entire history of Test cricket have more wickets fallen in a day. At the end of it all, India had their noses ahead, despite an unfathomable batting collapse wherein six wickets fell for no addition to the scoreboard. South Africa still trail by 36 runs and are three wickets down in their second innings. Can India induce another wicket frenzy to level the series 1-1? Find out today with us

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