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Shardul Thakur after completing his maiden Test five/Image from ICC Twitter

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IND v SA 2nd Test: Thakur finishes South Africa, India 85/2 at stumps on day two


Johannesburg: India reached 85 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on day two after dismissing South Africa for 229 in the second Test at The Wanderers Stadium on Tuesday.

Cheteshwar Pujara (35 batting) and Ajinkya Rahane (11 batting) were at the crease at the draw of stumps with India leading South Africa by 58 runs .KL Rahul (8) and Mayank Agarwal (23) were the two Indian batsmen to be dismissed

Earlier, riding on a sensational bowling performance by Shardul Thakur, India bowled out South Africa for 229 in their first innings. Thakur ran through the hosts' batting line-up with figures of 7 for 61 after Keegan Petersen struck a fine half-century before lunch. Resuming at the overnight score of 35 for one, South Africa added 53 runs before losing skipper Dean Elgar for 28 but Petersen held the other end, scoring 62 off 118 balls.

The bowling figure of 7/61 by Shardul is the best ever by an Indian bowler in South Africa and he got a standing ovation from the support staff and Indian coaches while walking back to the pavilion.

Apart from Thakur's maiden five-wicket haul, Mohammed Shami picked two wickets while Jasprit Bumrah got one. Keegan Petersen (62) and Temba Bavuma (51) were the top run-scorers for South Africa.

South Africa, who bowled out India at 202 in their first innings on Day 1 had taken a lead of 27 runs.

Brief Scores:

India 1st innings: 202 all out in 63.1 overs and 85/2 in 20 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 35 not out; Marco Jansen 1/18). South Africa 1st innings: 229 all out in 79.4 overs (Keegan Petersen 62; Shardul Thakur 7/61).

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