India becomes first team to enforce follow-on on South Africa after 2008

DN Bureau

India on Sunday became the first team to enforce a follow-on on South Africa after 2008.

Sight of the game
Sight of the game

Pune: India on Sunday became the first team to enforce a follow-on on South Africa after 2008. With this, India also enforced the follow-on for the very first time against South Africa.The Virat-Kolhi led side enforced the follow-on on day four of the second Test match being played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

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India had the lead of 326 runs in the first innings and as a result, skipper Kohli decided to ask South Africa to bat again.England was the last team that had enforced the follow-on on the Proteas.On day three of the match, South Africa was bowled out for 275 runs. No top-order batsman could manage to stay at the crease for a long time for the Proteas.

Tailenders Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj put up a 109-run stand to frustrate the Indian bowlers.

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up four wickets for India and he finished the innings as the leading wicket-taker for the side.In the ongoing day four of the Test, South Africa has lost Aiden Markram and Theunis de Bruyn.

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While filing this story, South Africa has reached the score of 55/2 after 15 overs in the second innings. (ANI)

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