1st Test: Dean Elgar century puts South Africa on top against India on Day 2 | Cricket News – Times of India

1st Test: Dean Elgar century puts South Africa on top against India on Day 2 | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: South Africa took an 11-run lead with five wickets against India thanks to a brilliant unbeaten century from the veteran. Dean Elgar And a confident fifty on debut David Bedingham Before play was called off due to bad light on the second day of the first Test at Centurion.
Elgar, aged 36 and set to retire after the series, produced one of his best innings, an emotional 140 not out, to take the hosts to 256-5 in reply to India’s opening 245. gave
As it happened: India v South Africa, 1st Test, 2nd day
His innings, characterized by daring front-foot strokes, countered a formidable bowling attack on a seamer-friendly pitch. Replacing the injured Temba Bawma as captain, Elgar found his groove and scored his 14th Test century, the first of his home ground centurions.

“It clicked for me today. I didn’t have much to lose. I was a bit Wanted to play with freedom.” and 131 with Bedingham.
Bedingham made a composed debut with a confident 56 before Mohammad Siraj took his wicket.
Siraj ended the day with figures of 2-63, including two crucial strikes from Jasprit Bumrah, including dismissals of De Zorzi and Keegan Pietersen.

Earlier, KL Rahul scored a resilient century for India before being bowled out for 245 in their first innings.
Rahul, initially unbeaten on 70, scored his eighth Test century before Nandre Berger, making his debut, bowled him out for 101 off 137 balls. Burger finished with 3-50, while Kagiso Rabada. Sparked for the home side taking 5-59.
With Elgar resuming alongside Marcio Johnson the following day, South Africa will aim to extend their lead in this exciting Test encounter.

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