The first day of the second Test between India and South Africa turned out to be a day filled with a lot of action and entertainment. After winning the toss, KL Rahul-led India elected to bat first but was given an early blow by Marco Jansen. The young pacer removed Mayank Agarwal who was looking in good touch. South African pacers bowled tight lines and did not give any freebies to KL Rahul and Co. in the first session. The Wanderers’ pitch also offered enough to the bowlers to capitalize on.
The weather forecast for Day 1 had shown that rain was going to play a spoilsport in the 3rd session. The weather forecast for the second day, however, shows more signs of worry as there are higher chances of rain on Day 2. This will play on the minds of both the captains and may affect their decision going in the Test forward.
Will the second day be washed out?
The forecast for the second day of the 2nd Test isn't that bright as there are showers and scattered thunderstorms predicted for the first hour itself. It is expected to get worse as the day progresses and the day may even get washed out like Day 2 of the 1st Test.
Here is the detailed forecast for Day 2, January 4, Tuesday
What to expect on Day 2?
The first session of the 1st day was not ideal for India as they lost three wickets and could only score 53 runs. Marco Jansen and Duanne Olivier proved too much for the Indian batters. Meanwhile, it was a disappointment for the visitors to lose two experienced batters in Puara and Rahane. KL Rahul, however, tried to hold one end intact. The pitch has been a typical Wanderers’ pitch assisting the pacers. Therefore, India would back themselves to get South Africa out as early as possible given they put good first innings total on the board.