SA vs IND: KL Rahul and Dean Elgar involved in a heated exchange of words on Day 2

SA vs IND: KL Rahul and Dean Elgar involved in a heated exchange of words on Day 2

KL Rahul edged a short delivery from Marco Jansen to Aiden Markram in the slip cordon who took a good low catch.

KL Rahul and Dean Elgar
KL Rahul and Dean Elgar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

KL Rahul was dismissed for just 8 runs in the second innings of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and India at Johannesburg. Rahul edged a short delivery from Marco Jansen to Aiden Markram in the slip cordon who took a good low catch.

However, the umpires were not fully convinced that Markram’s fingers were underneath the ball, and the decision was sent upstairs to the third umpire. The third umpire then confirmed that Rahul was out.

Rahul and South African skipper Dean Elgar exchanged a few words as the Indian skipper walked back to the pavilion. “Rahul and Elgar have an exchange. Not a pleasant one by the looks of it,” read the tweet from a Twitter handle by name Benaam Baadshah.

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Shardul Thakur sizzles with a 7-wicket haul on Day 2

Shardul Thakur was the star with the red cherry in hand on Day 2 for the Indian side. The right-arm seamer scalped a sensational 7-wicket haul in the first innings and rattled the South African batters. Thakur was disciplined, hit the right areas, and reaped the rewards for it.

Apart from Thakur, Mohammed Shami picked up a couple of wickets as well, as South Africa were bowled out for a total of 229. India ended the second day with their scorecard reading 85/2 in the second innings. The visitors currently lead by 58 runs.

Veteran batters Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are occupying the crease for the Indian side. While Pujara is unbeaten on 35 having faced 42 deliveries, Rahane has scored a 22-ball 11*.