Virat Kohli: India Bowled Out For 202 By South Africa As Injured Captain Misses Second Test

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In the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli, India were bowled out for 202 by South Africa on the first day of the second Test. Kohli was pulled out of the match due to a back spasm on the morning of the match, with stand-in leader KL Rahul scoring 50.

Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier both took 3-64 for the Proteas. Left-arm fast bowler Marco Jansen took 4-31 for the Proteas. By the time play ended in Johannesburg, the hosts were 35-1 in reply, losing by 167 runs.

With usual vice-captain Rohit Sharma already out of the series due to injury, Rahul took over from Kohli as captain and Hanuma Vihari was promoted to the starting lineup. India trailed to 49-3 when Olivier dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in consecutive deliveries after Rahul won the toss and elected to bat at the Wanderers.

Pace bowler Olivier is playing his first Test for South Africa in almost three years, having signed a Kolpak deal to play for Yorkshire in 2019, before Kolpak registrations were terminated at the end of the 2020 season following Brexit.

Having taken 4-55 in the second innings of his debut Test last week, Jansen impressed again by having opener Mayank Agarwal caught behind for 26, before removing Rahul for a watchful 50 off 133 balls.

Source: BBC Sport

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