HotStar and Star Sports brings us live streaming and telecast of the 2nd test between India and South Africa. Indian cricket fans are thrilled to see a scoreline of 1-0 at this moment. Still three test matches to go and things can swing either ways. Mohali pitch was a great help to the spinners and let us see how Bengaluru pitch behaves. Kohli played his first test in India as a captain and nailed it. Hashim Amla was disappointed with the margin of defeat in a low scoring test match at Mohali. The game moves on! We travel down to the south of India where Bangalore will host the second test match of this Paytm Freedom Series. Enjoy the telecast and streaming live in Hindi and English commentary.
South Africa succeeded in the T20 and ODI series but they faced failure in the first test. They might have been prepared for spin and turn in India but they would have certainly not expected a pitch that was served in Mohali. Kohli rightly pointed out that rather than questioning the pitch, we all should see how batsmen played some loose shots to get out. Likes of Murali Vijay, AB de Villiers and Cheteshwar Pujara stayed on the pitch and scored runs. Overall the match was low scoring and Indian bowlers did a better job to nail the match. Ravindra Jadeja clinched the Man of the Match trophy for his exceptional bowling and handy batting.
South Africa got another blow in their arm with the news that Test No. 1 bowler Dale Steyn will not play the Bengaluru test. He has sustained a groin injury in the Mohali Test and won't be able to play at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium for the 2nd test. He has 402 wickets to his name in 82 test matches. The good news for the visiting team is that JP Duminy and Morne Morkel are likely to return in the playing XI. This would be a big boost for Hashim Amla and his men. JP Duminy can bowl a few overs with spin and hold one end when it comes to batting. Morne Morkel can generate good bounce even on a dead pitch!
The nation here is celebrating the festival of Diwali. Warm wishes from Indian captain Virat Kohli for the fans also comes with a positive intent to take India to another test victory. He would love to go ahead and win his first ever test series as captain in India. If the pitch here at Bangalore would offer spin, he would be tempted to play the same XI. Let us see what would be the team composition for India in the 2nd test.
Meanwhile, cricket fans have certainly enjoyed the Cricket All Stars 1st T20 match. Sachin Blasters vs Warne Warriors match was a treat to watch. After a loss in the 1st T20, will Sachin and his men bounce back in the second and third T20? Stay tuned with Sachin vs Warne T20 match Live Streaming on HotStar and Star Sports.