SA needed 492 deliveries to take India’s first wicket and 189 to claim the next four. Then the Indians went better and ripped out three in 62 balls.

It was that kind of day in Visakhapatnam on Thursday: hours of lean and others of plenty. But the flow of the first Test remained unchanged. At stumps on the second day SA were 39/3 in reply to India’s declaration at 502/7...

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