The Indian cricket team is currently on its tour of South Africa, and while the tour may be a substantially shorter one than had originally been planned, it is still an important tour. The Indian team did not manage to win any of the One Day Internationals that started off the tournament, but the team seems to be getting back to itself as seen on the second day of the 1st Test.
With Sachin Tendulkar out of the picture since his recent retirement, the India cricket team appeared positive ahead of the start of the first Test cricket game. The two-match series will pit the Indian team against its hosts, the South African team, which are the world number one cricket side.
The toss was won by MS Dhoni, and the Indian team chose to bat first. The first innings ended with 255/5 for the Indian team. The Indian team resumed batting on the second day, and ended with a score of 280. The second day ended with the South African team with a score of 213/6. The South African team is now behind by 67 runs and has four wickets in hand.
On the first day of this test match, on Wednesday, Virat Kohli scored a Test ton. This made Kohli the eighth Indian player to achieve this feat in South Africa.
This Test match it taking place in the famous Wanderers stadium. The South African team consists of its captain, Graeme Smith, along with Alviro Petersen, Jacques Kallis, Faf du Plessis Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, and Vernon Philander.
The Indian side is made up of the captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujjara, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, and R Ashwin.