Umesh Yadav took two wickets after Virat Kohli's 254* helped India declare on 601/5 against South Africa. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Day 2 was Virat Kohli's day as he created plenty of records in the Pune Test against South Africa. He shared a partnership of 150-plus with Ajinkya Rahane but Rahane fell after scoring a fifty. Kohli notched up his 10th 150+ score and ninth as skipper as he broke Sir Don Bradman's record. Kohli went past 7000 runs in Tests and 1000 against the Proteas as he notched up his seventh double century in Tests. Kohli notched up his highest individual score when he went past 250 and his 200-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja helped India cross 600. After declaring for the third straight time in this series, Umesh Yadav struck twice and Mohammed Shami got the wicket of Temba Bavuma.
17:02 hrs IST: That is stumps on day 2 and India are firmly on top in the Pune Test. Umesh and Shami were simply brilliant and aat 36/3 in pursuit of 601, the Proteas face a massive task.
16:50 hrs IST: Catch dropped! Mayank Agarwal drops Nortje at fourth slip as Shami continues to create chances. South Africa 35/3.
16:47 hrs IST: Shami gets Anrich Nortje but the decision is overturned by the review as South Africa somehow hang in there. South Africa 33/3.
16:39 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Shami and his fine form continues. Good length ball outside off, it zips through with some extra bounce and Bavuma has a feel for it. India appeal but the umpire does not give it out. India review and RTS shows a spike. South Africa are 33/3.
16:12 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh on fire. Good length ball just outside off, Elgar is uncertain whether to leave it, the ball hits the bottom of the bat and ricochets off the boot to be out. South Africa 13/2.
15:58 hrs IST: WICKET! That is dead. Great comeback for Umesh. Full ball angled in and it scoots through, Markram is caught on the crease and he gets trapped in front. Markram out for 0, South Africa 2/1.
15:43 hrs IST: No century for Ravindra Jadeja as he falls for 91 but India have declared at 601/5. Kohli walks off unbeaten on 254 and he gets a standing ovation.
15:35 hrs IST: Kohli thwacks a full ball over wide long on off Dean Elgar and he crossed 250. King Kohli is putting on a show in Pune. India are 600/4.
15:22 hrs IST: Jadeja and Kohli are taking the South Africa bowlers to the cleaners. India are nearing 600 and both batsmen their milestones. India 577/4. The partnership between the duo has crossed 200.
15:00 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja slams his 12th fifty but he realises it one ball too late. He gestures to the dressing room that he did not know it. India are 519/4.
14:48 hrs IST: After his seventh double ton, Kohli raises the tempo by blasting a six but he departs for 208. No, he hasn't. Muthusamy has overstepped and the pain continues for South Africa. This is shocking. India 497/4.
14:44 hrs IST: Double century number seven for Virat Kohli. What a freak. He has gone past 1000 runs against South Africa and also passed 7000 runs in the same instance. This is run-machine ability at a next level. India are 487/4.
14:11 hrs IST: That is tea on day 2 of the Pune Test. India totally in command and Virat Kohli is nearing a special double century. This will really put him in the record books. India 473/4.
13:43 hrs IST: Kohli is nearing his double ton and India are scoring at a good rate. India are 433/4.
13:27 hrs IST: Kohli continues to find the boundary. Nortje is bowling short but there is no success coming for South Africa. India 422/4.
13:17 hrs IST: Virat Kohli now has his highest individual score in Tests against South Africa, going past the 153 which he achieved at the Centurion Test in 2018. India 415/4.
13:04 hrs IST: With two streaky edges and boundaries to third man, Virat Kohli notches up his 150, his second 150+ score against the Proteas. Both times, the edges flew and Faf du Plessis at slip had no chance. India 409/4.
12:58 hrs IST: Kohli nears his 150 and brings up India's 400 in style by driving Kagiso Rabada past extra cover for a brilliant boundary. India 400/4.
12:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the partnership is broken. Maharaj gives this delivery a bit more flight outside off and it holds its line, Rahane pokes at it and the catch is taken by Quinton de Kock. India are 375/4.
12:21 hrs IST: Great start after the lunch break as Virat Kohli blasts two fours off Kagiso Rabada straight down the ground. India are 367/3.
11:33 hrs IST: Lunch on day 2 of the Pune Test. Totally dominant performance from India as Kohli's 26th century and Rahane's brilliant fifty help India reach 356/3 vs South Africa. Totally demoralised are the Proteas.
11:17 hrs IST: CENTURY! You guessed it. It is Virat Kohli. what a player. What a legend. Gets there with a straight drive off Vernon Philander. India are 345/3.
11:03 hrs IST: FIFTY! Superb fifty for Rahane and it is his 20th overall in Tests. Gets there by nudging Nortje to the leg side for a quick single. Superb stuff and India are 338/3.
10:43 hrs IST: South Africa have lost a review as they appeal for an LBW against Rahane. Keshav Maharaj bowled a delivery that trapped Rahane in front but the ball was pitching outside the line of leg stump. India 320/3.
10:26 hrs IST: Rahane is looking aggressive now with a couple of boundaries off Nortje and Rabada. This partnership has boosted India as they survive the first hour. India are 314/3.
10:06 hrs IST: Rahane edges a full ball from Philander but Aiden Markram at gully cannot latch onto it and Kohli gets going with a straight drive off Rabada. India 291/3. Anrich Nortje is into the attack now.
09:57 hrs IST: Virat Kohli edges a swinging delivery from Vernon Philander but it just evades Quinton de Kock. That was a close shave for the Indian cricket team skipper. India 281/3.
09:39 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 2 of the Pune Test between India and South Africa at the MCA Stadium. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will be looking to play out the second new ball and consolidate their position. India 275/3.