Indian cricket team ended Day 1 of the second Test with another dominating exhibition of batting. India resumed Day 2 at their overnight score of 273-3 with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane still at the crease. The two batsmen batted throughout the morning session on Friday morning, thus making sure that the hosts did not lose any further wicket till lunch.
Kohli and Rahane dominated the South African bowling line-up as India went into lunch at 356-3. Rahane immediately lost his wicket in the post-lunch session as the Mumbai-based batsman could only add one run to his morning score. The right-hander was dismissed by Keshav Maharaj for 59 runs off 168 balls. His 20th Test half-century and his partnership with the Indian captain ensured that India were on their way for a huge first-innings total against the visitors.
The Kohli juggernaut, however, continued as Indian skipper slammed his 26th Test century this morning. During the post-lunch session, Kohli continued on his own merry ways as he raced to 194 before the tea break. Team India ended the session at 473-4 with Jadeja playing second fiddle to Kohli at 25.
After the tea break, the action and dominance continued as captain Kohli slammed his 7th Test double-century. During the course of his innings, the Indian skipper also completed 7,000 runs of his Test career. The two batsmen saw India past the 500-run mark while scoring at a healthy run-rate of around 4.50 per over in their partnership. Jadeja also brought up his half-century, his 12th in Test cricket. As Kohli and Jadeja continue to bat, the Indian team are comfortably placed at 530-4 after 149 overs.