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

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.

Written by October 13, 2019 11:29

Pune (Maharashtra): 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.

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