South Africa all out for 335 in first innings

Sloppy catching and a solid Faf du Plessis threatened to check India's progress on the morning session but Ishant Sharma (3/46) struck twice to keep South Africa's innings to 335 all out in 113.5 overs, just a few minutes before lunch on the second day of the second Test here at the SuperSport Park on Sunday.India spilled two catches of Kagiso Rababa in successive balls off R Ashwin (4/113) while du Plessis remained largely untroubled during his measured 63 (142b, 9x4) to help South Africa, overnight 269/6, get close to 350 runs, a total that would give them some psychological comfort when they unleash their four-pronged pace attack later in the day.India faced one over from Keshav Maharaj before lunch and negotiated it without any damage - 4/0.Off-spinner Ashwin and Mohammad Shami bowled beautifully in the morning with the latter getting the reward in the shape of overnight batsman Keshav Maharaj who was constantly tested with teasing line just outside off-stump.

This was the line that was missing from Shami's effort on the opening day, especially in the first spell.India wasted their second review earlier in the day, reviewing a not out lbw shout against Maharaja. The ball was missing the top of the stump by at least three inches and India's decision to review beggared belief.India could have made further inroads following Maharaj's dismissal but Kohli dropped Rabada off A...

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