Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara had a great partnership on day on of the second Test. BCCI
India have built a platform for a huge score after losing just a single wicket on a curtailed first day of the second Test in Durban against South Africa.
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Day 2 of the second Test is scheduled for a half-hour early start at 1pm IST after the majority of the final session of the first day was lost due to bad light. The match will be shown live on Ten Cricket and Ten Sports in India, with free live streaming option available HERE. The match can also be seen live online in the US HERE, with the same option available in the UK courtesy Sky Sports HERE. To watch the match via live streaming in South Africa click HERE.
The Test has increased in significance, not only because the winner walks away with the series, but also due to the fact that this will be Jacques Kallis' final Test match.
Considering the pressure on both teams to make an impression and set the tone for the rest of the match on day one, it was India that came up trumps, getting to 181 for one in 61 overs, before umpires called off play due to bad light.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay were South Africa's tormentors on Day 1, each scoring half-centuries in a partnership where neither batsman put a foot wrong.
Vijay will open day two on the cusp of a century, with the opener batting on 91 (201b, 17x4), while Pujara, as solid as ever, will begin his innings on Friday on 58 (117b, 7x4).
India, who made one change to their side, bringing in Ravindra Jadeja at the expense of R Ashwin, won the toss and chose to bat first on a track which had very few demons in it on day one.
Shikhar Dhawan began his innings well, getting to 29 in 49 balls, before giving his wicket away to Morne Morkel, a surprise inclusion after overcoming an ankle injury, which seemed to have ruled him out of the second Test.
However, that wicket proved to be South Africa's only instance of celebration as Pujara and Vijay batted wonderfully well to give India the advantage going into the second day.
A big total will no doubt be targeted now and the longer the two are at the crease, the more frustrated and tired the South Africa bowlers are bound to get.
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