India is at 53/3 at the end of the first session, with KL Rahul at 19 (74) and Hanuma Vihari at 4 (live from The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg) (12). Due to Virat Kohli’s injury, KL Rahul captained the team and won the toss. He chose to bat first after winning the toss. As in the first match, India started the match inning on a positive note, with KL Rahul and Mayank Agrawal looking good. As we all know, the Indian middle order has been struggling for a while due to a drop in form from Rahan, Kohli, and Pujara, and with Kohli absent from this match, a lot was expected of Pujara and Rahane.

Who would have guessed that the same old storey would be rewritten? Duanne Olivier took two balls to remove both batsmen just before the stroke of lunch. Rahane went for a golden duck after Cheteswar Pujara’s 3 (33) looked completely rusty. With this, Indian fans appeared to be dissatisfied with both of them, and they vented their rage on Twitter.

Both Rahane and Pujara are struggling, and if they continue to struggle in the second inning, we may see both of them make way for others in the playing XI.