The series-decider between South Africa and India kicked off in Cape Town on Tuesday and Day 1 was not short of any action and drama. While Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen bowled brilliantly to restrict India to 223 in first innings, Virat Kohli stole the show on Day 1 with his gritty 79-run knock off 201 deliveries.
By stumps, the home side also lost the wicket of Dean Elgar and ended the day at 17/1. With things so evenly poised, the stage is set for a fantastic game of Test cricket on Day 2. While the Indian bowlers will be raring to go, the young batting line-up of Proteas have a huge challenge ahead of them in tricky conditions. But all of it will only be possible if the weather permits!
Here is the detailed weather forecast of Cape Town for 12 January 2022
With the weather expected to be mostly sunny throughout the day, batting is likely to be slightly easier as compared to how it was on Day 1. However, there will be enough help and assistance for the pacers on a track which is expected to dry out as the game progresses. There was enough evidence through Keshav Maharaj’s bowling that the wicket will give some help to the spinners and Ravichandran Ashwin might also be called into action on a bright-looking Day 2.