Hosts India are aiming to clinch a record 11th home series win on the bounce as they lock horns with South Africa in the second and penultimate Test at Pune.
There was an early blow for India after skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first with Rohit Sharma falling early. The twin centurion from the first Test’s stay at the crease was a short one after Kagiso Rabada forced him to edge a delivery into the hands of Quinton de Kock.
India have made one change to their playing XI from the first Test with pacer Umesh Yadav coming in for Hanuma Vihari. The Proteas, too, have made a solitary change by swapping Dane Piedt for pacer Anrich Nortje.
Will the hosts be able to extend their home dominance or will South Africa find a way to bounce back in the three-match series? Follow the ball-by-ball LIVE action from Pune below to stay updated.
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Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 13 runs to win the third and final Twenty20 international in Lahore on Wednesday, routing the world number one team 3-0 in the series.
Sri Lanka scored 147-7 with debutant Oshada Fernando scoring a brilliant 48-ball 78 not out with three sixes and eight boundaries. For Pakistan, paceman Mohammad Amir took 3-27.
Pakistan were then undone by leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga who took 3-21 as they managed 134-6 in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka won the first match by 64 runs and the second by 35 runs — both in Lahore.
Pakistan set out in a desperate attempt to avoid a whitewash at the hands of a second-string Sri Lankan side in the third and final T20I between the two teams at Lahore.
The hosts were shocked by 64-runs in the first T20I last Saturday before Monday brought another surprising defeat, this time by 35 runs.
In front of their home fans, Sarfraz Ahmed and his men will look to give a much better account of themselves at the Gaddafi stadium as they seek a consolation victory in the series.
Follow the ball-by-ball LIVE updates from the Gaddafi stadium below.