PUNE: The second match of the series of three Tests between India and South Africa began in Pune. India won the toss and decided to bat first. India won the first match played in Visakhapatnam to take a 1-0 lead. India won the first Test match against South Africa by a big margin of 203 runs. In this match, Rohit Sharma scored a century for the first time in the Test opening for India. Rohit had scored 176 in the first innings and 127 in the second.
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Mayank Agarwal, the team's second opener, hit a double century in the first innings. The duo put on a big score by scoring 317 runs in the first innings. There has been an explosion in Team India today. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav has been named in the playing eleven in place of Hanuma Vihari. At the same time, Enrique Norteje has been included in the South African team in place of Dan Peets.
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The two teams for the Test match are as follows -
Team India - Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.
South Africa - Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Theunis Dibrun, Faf Duplessis (captain), Tenba Bavuma, Quinton Dickock (wicketkeeper), Keshav Maharaj, Senuran Muthusamy, Vernon Philander, Enrique Norteje and Cagiso Rabada.
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