Third Test: India off to cautious start in 2nd innings
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Third Test: India off to cautious start in 2nd innings

by Saurabh Sharma Jan 25, 2018 • 21:58 PM

Johannesburg, Jan 25 (CRICKETNMORE):  India posted 49/1 in their second innings at the end of the second day of the third and final cricket Test against South Africa here on Thursday.

Opener Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul were at the crease at stumps with the Indians leading by 42 runs.Rahul was batting on 16 while Vijay was unbeaten on 13.

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Parthiv Patel, who had opened the visitors' second innings along with Vijay, was dismissed while attempting to flick South African pacer Vernon Philander to the on-side.

Patel seemed to be in good knick, hitting three boundaries on his way to scoring 16 runs off 15 deliveries.

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Earlier, South Africa were dismissed for 194 runs in their first innings.

Hashim Amla was their top scorer with 61 runs.

Brief scores: 

India: 187 & 49/1 (Lokesh Rahul 16, Murali Vijay 13) vs South Africa (first innings): 194 (Hashim Amla 61, Kagiso Rabada 30 Vernon Philander 35; Jasprit Bumrah 5/54 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/44).