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Twitter Reacts As India Put Their Noses In Front On Second Day

The Indian team strengthened their grip on the second day of the second Test match against South Africa at Pune. The hosts' were able to reduce South Africa to 36-3 after posting a mammoth score of 601-5 in the first innings. The Indian captain Virat Kohli was the star of the show as he scored an unbeaten knock of 254 runs.

Consequently, Kohli scored his seventh double-century - which is the most for any Indian batsman. The talisman went past the record of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag who had scored six double tons.

Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Google)

India is in a commanding position.

The Indian team had an ideal start to the day as South Africa went wicketless in the first session. Kohli was able to get to his 26th hundred in the opening session whereas Ajinkya Rahane also completed his fifty, for which he had to grind hard.

Kohli and Rahane continued the assault after the Lunch break. However, Rahane was dismissed by Keshav Maharaj as the outside edge was neatly taken by Quinton de Kock. Both the right-handers added a fine alliance of 178 runs.

But the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane didn't bring any respite for the South African bowlers. Ravindra Jadeja was able to hit the ground running and batted in the topmost gear. Kohli also joined in the assault after completing his double century.

Virat Kohli. BCCI Twitter

Jadeja and Kohli went on to add 225 runs for the fifth wicket partnership before Jadeja was dismissed by Senuran Muthuswamy. The southpaw batsman missed his century by nine runs as he was dismissed on 91 runs.

On the other hand, South Africa had a horrible start with the bat. Aiden Markram was plumbed in front by Umesh Yadav. Furthermore, Dean Elgar chopped the ball back onto the stumps against Umesh Yadav. Moreover, Mohammed Shami was able to get rid of Temba Bavuma on the first ball he bowled.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India's dominance:

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