After a solid first session where India lost only 1 wicket, the second session of Delhi test saw as many as 5 wickets fall. Paceman Kyle Abbott and offie Dane Piedt pegged away at Indian batsmen as some terrific bowling and horrendous shot selection saw one Indian batsman get back to the pavilion after another. With Wriddhiman Saha falling just before lunch, Ajinkya Rahane is at the crease batting on 31. Piedt has already claimed 4 victims.
Virat Kohli looked the most assured of the lot as he made an exquisite 44 before falling in the most unfortunate of fashions. His hard sweep off Piedt hit thigh of forward short leg Bavuma and lobbed up in the air. Wicketkeeper VIlas completed the catch. Shikhar Dhawan played well for his 33 until an arm ball from Piedt trapped him in front.
Abbott could have had more than 3 if it were not for a no ball and dropped catch by Hashim Amla. He took the crucial wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha and a menacing Ravindra Jadeja. Ravichandran Ashwin was at the crease with Rahane when the umpires decided to close day’s play. Rahane remains not out on 89 at stumps with the highest score of the series to his name. He would love to complete his century tomorrow and steer India past 300.