WATCH: Virat Kohli’s mind games gives India a huge wicket during 2nd day of Centurion Test

Former India skipper Virat Kohli's mind games helped the Indian bowlers claim a huge wicket during the second day's play of the first Test match in Centurion on Wednesday.

Sarah Andrew
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Virat Kohli (Source-Twitter)

The first Test match between South Africa and India has seen the home team take a slight advantage at the end of day two. Dean Elgar scored an enterprising century to help his team take a lead of eleven runs as the stumps were drawn.

KL Rahul had scored his eighth Test ton to help India score 245 runs on the board. Just when it seemed like the Indian seamers were set to dominate, Dean Elgar stepped in. As the third day looms large the Test match is evenly poised weather permitting.

After dismissing Aiden Markram early, Team India was looking bereft of ideas. That’s when Virat Kohli stepped in with a crucial piece of sportsmanship. The result was that India managed to pick up a huge wicket during a frustrating few hours for the Indian team. 

Virat Kohli’s mind games with South African batters

Mohammed Siraj had given India the early wicket when he dismissed South African opener Aiden Markram for five. Tony De Zorzi and Dean Elgar then added 93 runs for the second wicket in under twenty-five overs of play.

As the left-handed batter was starting to look dangerous, the cameras caught Virat Kohli changing the bail. This reminded fans of the same act pulled by Stuart Broad during a Test match earlier this year. 

Just two balls later, Yashasvi Jaiswal hung to a huge catch off Jasprit Bumrah to dismiss Tony De Zorzi. It was a huge moment in the game considering the conditions Centurion was witnessing. Jasprit Bumrah struck again in his next over when he had the wicket of Keegan Petersen out for two runs. 

131 runs were added for the fourth wicket between David Bedingham and Dean Elgar. The two players took the attack to the Indian bowlers and hit boundaries. During the partnerships, Dean Elgar pulled Shardul Thakur for a boundary. This was the fourteenth test century for the South African opener. 

David Bedingham made his Test debut special as he scored his first Test half-century before falling to Mohammed Siraj for 55. Prasidh Krishna picked his debut wicket when Kyle Verreynne was out-caught behind by KL Rahul for four runs.

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