India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Virat Kohli epic leaves South Africa with a mountain to climb

first_imgadvertisement Rajarshi Gupta PuneOctober 11, 2019UPDATED: October 11, 2019 17:00 IST Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli added 225 runs for the fifth wicket. (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa were 36 for 3 at stumps, trailing India by 565 runsVirat Kohli (254 not out) headlined another dominating day for IndiaUmesh Yadav removed South Africa’s openers to put India on top in PuneVirat Kohli smashed a career-best 254 not out, Ravindra Jadeja hit 91 while Umesh Yadav picked 2 wickets on his comeback as India took firm control of the 2nd Test against South Africa in Pune.Kohli’s record-breaking innings helped India declare at 601 for 5 before Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami broke the backbone of the South African batting line-up. By stumps, South Africa were 36 for 3, trailing India by 565 runs.Resuming at 273 for 3 on Day 2, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane decided to grind South Africa further. After a testing first hour from the South Africans, Kohli and Rahane unleashed a few breathtaking shots to leave the visitors dazed.Before lunch, Virat Kohli had raced to his 26th Test hundred and first of 2019. Faf du Plessis’s captaincy once again raised several questions but full credit was due to the Indian batsmen who were determined to bury the Proteas under a mountain of runs.It was here in Pune over 2 years ago that Australia shocked India in the first match of a 4-Test series. But the surface this time was very different. The ball turned but the turn was not as pronounced as 2017 and South Africa’s bowlers were nowhere as spunky as Australia’s.After lunch, India lost Ajinkya Rahane for 59 but Virat Kohli switched gears further to score his 9th 150 plus score as Test captain. Not surprisingly, India had promoted Ravindra Jadeja ahead of Wriddhiman Saha in search of quick runs.Jadeja was circumspect to start with but a well-settled Kohli was unstoppable. He hit his 7th double hundred and moved past Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most double century makers in Test cricket.advertisementLeft-arm spinner Senuran Muthusamy had Virat Kohli caught at slip by Faf du Plessis but replays showed it was a no-ball. A gleeful Virat Kohli returned to the crease and made the most of a second life.Soon after, Virat Kohli became only the 5th Indian after VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and Karun Nair to score 250 plus in Test cricket.India waited for Ravindra Jadeja to get to his 100 but in an attempt to score quick runs, he fell for 91. Kohli walked off alongside as South Africa were left with the prospect of facing a few tough overs towards the end of the second day.Umesh Yadav struck in his first two overs to remove South Africa openers Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar. Mohammed Shami then dismissed Temba Bavuma with his first ball of the match and the writing was on the wall for the Proteas who had hoped for an improved performance after a heavy defeat in Vizag.Also Read | Virat Kohli hits 7th Test double hundred, goes past Sachin Tendulkar and Virender SehwagAlso Read | India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli 5th Indian to score 250 in a Test inningsAlso Read | India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Virat Kohli 4th fastest ever to score 7000 runs in TestsAlso See: For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Pune TestFollow Virat KohliFollow Ravindra JadejaFollow Umesh Yadav commentary view more view less graphs India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Virat Kohli epic leaves South Africa with a mountain to climbIndia vs South Africa 2nd Test: South Africa were in all kinds of trouble after Virat Kohli starred with a record-breaking 254 not out and Umesh Yadav picked crucial wickets on Day 2 of the second Test in Pune. No data available! Scorecard Nextlast_img read more

Brazil businessman Eike Batista gets 8year prison sentence

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian businessman Eike Batista has been found guilty of market manipulation and sentenced to eight years and seven months in prison.The federal court’s decision released on Monday also includes an 82.8 million reals (nearly $20 million) fine.Batista was once Brazil’s riches man. The former oil and mining magnate was found guilty of using information not yet disclosed to the markets for his own benefit.Police arrested Batista last month while investigating suspicious money transactions of around 800 million reals (about $203 million).Batista was already serving a 30-year sentence under house arrest for corruption and money laundering.His lawyers were not immediately available to comment on the court’s ruling and say whether they would appeal.The Associated Press