India reach 125/2, swell lead to 142 runs against South Africa
Mohali: India reached 125/2 in their second innings at stumps to take a vital 142-run overall lead after bowling out South Africa for 184 runs in the first innings on the second day of the first Test here on Friday.
For the hosts, Cheteshwar Pujara (63 not out) and Virat Kohli (11 batting) were at the crease at the end of Day 2. Openers Murali Vijay (47) and Shikhar Dhawan (0) were the dismissed batsmen.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin earlier picked up five wickets to hand India the initiative. He (5-51) was assisted by fellow tweakers Ravindra Jadeja (3-55) and Amit Mishra (2-55).
AB de Villiers (63) was the top scorer for the visitors in the first innings, in reply to India’s 201.