RSA vs IND 2nd Test | India Tour of South Africa 2023-24

South Africa vs India, 2nd Test – Live Cricket Score, Commentary. RSA vs IND 2nd Test, India Tour of South Africa 2023-24.

SA vs IND, 2nd Test Highlights: South Africa 62/3, trails by 36 runs at Stumps on Day 1

India emerge on top after 23-wicket mayhem in Cape Town. South Africa first folded for 55, before India faced a collapse of their own, losing their last six wickets without adding a run.

IND 153

RSA 55 & 62/3 (17)

CRR: 3.65

Day 1: Stumps – South Africa trail by 36 runs

Match Info

Match: RSA vs IND, 2nd Test, India tour of South Africa, 2023-24

Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2024 – Sunday, January 07, 2024

Toss: South Africa won the toss and opt to bat

Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Umpires: Ahsan Raza, Langton Rusere

Third Umpire: Paul Reiffel

Match Referee: Chris Broad

South Africa Squad


Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Tristan Stubbs, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi


Keegan Petersen, Zubayr Hamza, Wiaan Mulder

Support Staff

Shukri Conrad, Neil McKenzie, Piet Botha, Kruger van Wyk

India Squad


Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar


Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Srikar Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran

Support Staff

Rahul Dravid, Vikram Rathour, Paras Mhambrey

RSA vs IND 2nd Test | India Tour of South Africa 2023-24

In the second Test between India and South Africa, an astonishing 23 wickets tumbled on the first day, creating a chaotic and unprecedented scenario. South Africa was skittled for a mere 55 runs in their first innings, but India, after a solid start, suffered a ghastly collapse, losing six wickets for no runs in just 11 balls.

The match witnessed a total of 23 wickets falling in a single day, leaving the cricketing world in shock.

Indian legends Ravi Shastri and Sachin Tendulkar, among others, expressed their disbelief at the dramatic turn of events. Even the official traffic account of South Africa joined in on the humor. Commentators, including Harsha Bhogle, found it hard to believe the scorecard, emphasizing that such an occurrence had never happened before in cricket.

South African batting consultant Ashwell Prince acknowledged the exceptional performance of Indian bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah but suggested that the conditions at Newlands were heavily in favor of the bowlers.

Prince mentioned that the pitch was unexpectedly quick on the first day, with inconsistent bounce making it challenging for batsmen. He expressed surprise at the unusual conditions, stating that if both batting line-ups struggle, there might be something wrong with the pitch or conditions.

In summary, the first day of the second Test witnessed an extraordinary collapse of wickets, creating a unique and unexpected situation in the cricketing world.

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