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202/10 & 266/10 (60.1)
229/10 & 243/3 (67.4)
SA won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Dean Elgar
 
So then, it's 1-1 with the series decider at Cape Town. India will be looking to win this match and secure their maiden series win in South Africa and the hosts will be looking to keep their tremendous record at Cape Town intact and seal the series to get their hands over the elusive trophy

That's all we have from the second test match of the Freedom Series between India and South Africa as I, Lavil Saldanha along with my colleague, Prashanth Satish take your leave. Do check Sportskeeda for the latest sports articles and live-match commentary. Toddles for now as we look to catch up with you soon. SEE YA!
Dean Elgar [winning captain and man of the match for his 28(120) & 96*(188)]: We stuck to the basics of batting and bowling, that was what was lacking from us in the first game. We faced tough conditions as a batting unit and the Indian unit was on top of us at some moments and credit to our bowlers that we manage to replicate something of that sort. It is always an honour to represent the nation. I always take inspiration from knocks like this, with responses varying from calling it stupid to some calling it brave. The big picture is that we win. We had a hard time building a stable batting team and had to be very patient. We leave these positions to those who believe they can play these roles, and it's great to see them do it. (On Rabada) Something happened behind the scenes of Rabada, but I won't mention it. Sometimes, he needs a rocket. At that time, you could almost feel its strength and concentration, it was in the zone. The moment he bowls and wants to contribute, you need to use it as a captain. It was great to see him firing. Teamwork to get 20 wickets. I played a domestic game in Cape Town, and both sides didn't give each other an inch to work with. The series is well poised at 1-1 and one cannot write a better script (for the series finale).
KL Rahul: Every test match we play, we play to win. That's the mindset we have set. It is a bit disappointing that we couldn't win this match, but credit to South Africa, they played better. We were raring to go on the field during the rain break, we felt we could do something special defending the runs on the board with the pitch behaving the way it did. We could have added a few more runs after winning the toss, we were 50-60 runs short on the board if I am to be honest. Shardul has had a great test match, in the few test matches he has played he has made an impact and won us games. He has contributed in both departments and his contribution in this match with the ball and bat was valuable. (On Pujara and Rahane) They've been great players for us, and they have done the job for us whenever we have been in trouble. Hopefully, we perform well as a unit in the coming test and take the team over the line
South Africa win the match by 7 wickets and level the Freedom Trophy 1-1

This has been a fantastic batting display from South Africa who has scripted a record chase at the Wanderers. They have also managed to beat India for the very first time at this iconic venue. There were a few heated moments in this chase, but South African batters had their heads cool and managed to seal the deal with 6.2 overs to spare. As for India, surely their shoulders must have dropped today, but they have shown that they have a lot to fight for and will for sure make a comeback and Cape Town.

Dean Elgar and Markram went out in the middle to kick start the chase of 240. Both of them started positively with Markram racing away and also taking on the likes of Bumrah and Shami. Markram was dismissed by a pearler from Thakur, but Keegan Peterson walked out to the middle and continued from where he left off in the first innings. Ashwin managed to scalp Peterson, but Elgar kept going strong, taking blows on his body and also scoring runs at a fluent pace.

He was then joined by Rassie vd Dussen and the duo batted together for quite some time, scoring runs all around the park this morning and frustrating the Indian bowlers. vd Dussen was dismissed by Shami, but it was a little too late as the damage had been done. The experienced pair of Elgar and Bavuma then took matters into their hand and took the team home to safety, with Elgar rightly hitting the winning runs.

The Indian bowling attack wasn't as effective as they were in the first innings as they were dealt beautifully by the Proteas batters. Bumrah, the leader of the pack, had an off day as he went for more than 4 runs per over. A half-fit Siraj huffed and puffed, but he couldn't do much as he too was taken to all nooks and corners of the park. Shardul, Ashwin and Shami chipped in wickets, but they couldn't contribute much in restricting the flow of runs. Let's now heard from the captains what they have to say and who is the player of the match
67.4 Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, HISTORY FOR SOUTH AFRICA! Fittingly its the captain Elgar to finish this one off, excellent from him who has played a real classic here. Tossed up and on the middle and leg stump line and Elgar turns it away through the mid-wicket region for a boundary and he erupts in joy. What a moment for SA and how desperately they needed this result
67.3 Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, tossed up around off-stump, Elgar drives this one back to the bowler
67.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, quick and onto the stumps, Bavuma goes back and turns it away to the leg side for a single
67.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to Dean Elgar, full-length ball outside the off-stump, Elgar drives it away to the sweeper cover region for a single
Shardul Thakur had a slightly frustrating over there. Bavuma pulled out at the last moment on a couple of occasions in the over and tht seemed to have put off Thakur there. 7 overs are remaining in the day. South Africa need 3 runs to win
67
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237 /3 score
1
0
0
0
4
2
runs
cricket bat icon Dean Elgar
91 (185)
cricket bat icon Temba Bavuma *
22 (44)
cricket ball icon Shardul Thakur
1 /47
66.6 Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, length ball angling into the batter, Bavuma turns it away on the leg side and picks up a couple
66.5 Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Short of a length and into the wicket, Bavuma pulls this one away square on the leg side and picks up a boundary
66.4 Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, good-length ball on off-stump and Bavuma gets this off the outside half of the bat to the point region
66.3 Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, full-length ball outside the off-stump, Bavuma gets a touch forward and defends it to the off side
66.2 Shardul Thakur to Temba Bavuma, length ball outside the off-stump, Bavuma shoulders arms and lets it go to the keeper
66.1 Shardul Thakur to Dean Elgar, good-length ball on middle and leg stump line, Elgar turns this one away to the leg side for a single
Ashwin is brought into the attack and he bowls a tidy over in an attempt to keep things in check. India will be looking to make sure that they take the positives from this match and go ahead with their heads high into the Cape Town test match. 8 overs are remaining in the day. South Africa need 10 runs to win
66
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230 /3 score
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0
0
0
0
0
runs
cricket bat icon Dean Elgar
90 (184)
cricket bat icon Temba Bavuma *
16 (39)
cricket ball icon Ravichandran Ashwin
1 /20
65.6 Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, sliding across the batter, full-length ball outside the off-stump and Bavuma gets forward and defends it to the off side
65.5 Ravichandran Ashwin to Temba Bavuma, slow and tossed up on middle and leg stump line, Bavuma gets forward and defends it out to the leg side