First day's game over, Kohli not out for 63 runs, 3 big ricords on Kohli's target on day 2
The first day of the second Test match between India and South Africa in Pune has ended. By the end of the first day's play, India had scored 273 runs in 85.1 overs at the loss of 3 wickets.
Captain Virat Kohli 63 (105) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane 18 (70) returned not out.
In the first day's game, Indian batsmen got a century and 2 half-centuries off the bat. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara added 138 runs for the second wicket after Rohit Sharma fell the first wicket early. Pujara scored 58 runs in 112 balls.
While Mayank Agarwal completed the second century of his Test career and scored 108 runs. During the innings of 108 runs in 195 balls, 16 fours and 2 sixes came off the bat of Mayank Agarwal. After Mayank and Pujara broke the partnership, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane added 75 unbeaten runs for the fourth wicket, the second highest partnership of the match.
Virat Kohli scored his 23rd half-century in a Test career and scored an unbeaten 63-run knock in 105 balls with the help of 10 fours.
All three wickets were taken by fast bowler Kagiso Rabada from South Africa. Rabada took 3 wickets for 48 runs in 18.1 overs.
On the second day, 3 maharicords on the target of Kohli
1. On the second day, if Virat Kohli scores 137 runs. He would then complete his 7000 runs in Test cricket. Currently, Kohli has scored 6863 runs in 138 innings of 81 Tests. Kohli will become the 7th Indian to do so.
2. Virat Kohli has scored 20883 runs in his international career so far. In such a situation, he would need 167 runs to complete 21000 international runs. On the second day, Kohli can score these maharicords by scoring 167 runs.
3. Virat Kohli has recorded 25 centuries in Test career. In such a situation, Virat Kohli will equal Steve Smith with 26 centuries as soon as he scored a century against South Africa.