South Africa beat India by seven wickets to win the second Test near the end of a rain-restricted fourth day at the Wanderers on Thursday. Captain Dean Elgar led the team’s successful efforts to chase down the victory target of 240 runs, scoring an unbeaten 96 runs. Get live cricket score updates of 2nd Test match between India vs South Africa. Check live scorecard, ball by ball commentary, cricket score online on Times of IndiaRead Less
Man-of-the-Match: South Africa skipper Dean Elgar (28 & 96*)

* Highest successful 4th innings chases vs India: 339 Aus in Perth 1977/78 | 276 WI in Delhi 1987/88 | 240 SA in Johannesburg 2021/22* | 213 NZ in Wellington 1998/99 | 211 SA in Cape Town 2006/07

* Highest successful 4th innings chases by South Africa at home: 335 vs Aus in Durban 2001/02 | 284 vs Eng in Old Wanderers 1905/06 | 240 vs Ind in Johannesburg 2021/22* | 236 vs Aus in Cape Town 2011/12

Third and final Test starts on Tuesday
South Africa win the second Test by 7 wickets. The series is now leveled at 1-1. #TeamIndia will bounce back i… https://t.co/nnVqayW1iN
South Africa level the three-match series 1-1
South Africa beat India by seven wickets to win the second Test near the end of a rain-restricted fourth day at the Wanderers on Thursday. Captain Dean Elgar led the team’s successful efforts to chase down the victory target of 240 runs, scoring an unbeaten 96 runs. The result saw the home team level the series after India won the first Test in Pretoria. The last Test starts in Cape Town on Tuesday.
It’s all over! South Africa (229 & 243/3) beat India (202 & 266) by 7 wickets to level series 1-1
FOUR! Dean Elgar (96*) finishes off the record run chase in style, hitting a four towards midwicket off Ravichandran Ashwin. South Africa’s first Test win over India at the Wanderers in six matches.
Thakur to Bavuma | FOUR! SA 235/3 in 66.5 overs, need 5 more to win
BANG! Short ball from Shardul Thakur, and Temba Bavuma (20*) pulls it over square leg fielder for a four. Cracking shot!
* Temba Bavuma pulls out at the last moment and Shardul Thakur isn’t happy, has a word with the batter before going back to his mark-up. Umpire has to intervene. | SA 231/3 in 66.1 overs, need 9 more to win

South Africa 230/3 after 66 overs, need 10 more to win (Dean Elgar 90* & Temba Bavuma 16*)

Siraj to Elgar | FOUR! SA 228/3 in 64.4 overs, need 12 more to win
BANG! Short ball from Mohammed Siraj, and Dean Elgar (89*) guides it over the slip cordon for a four towards the third man.
Siraj to Elgar | 5 WIDES! SA 224/3 in 63.3 overs, need 16 more to win
More easy runs for South Africa as they inched closer to victory.
Siraj to Elgar | FOURS! SA 219/3 in 64.2 overs, need 21 more to win
BANG! 4, 4 — Back-to-back fours for Dean Elgar (85*) as he smashes Mohammed Siraj to take South Africa closer to victory.
Bumrah to Bavuma | FOUR! SA 211/3 in 64 overs, need 29 more to win
BOOM! What a shot again from Temba Bavuma (16*). Front foot cover-drive for a stunning four off Jasprit Bumrah.
Bumrah to Bavuma | FOUR! SA 199/3 in 61.5 overs, need 41 more to win
BANG! What a shot. Temba Bavuma (10*) smashes Jasprit Bumrah through the covers for a stunning four. The hosts are inching towards the win.
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South Africa 194/3 after 61 overs, need 46 more to win (Dean Elgar 72* & Temba Bavuma 6*)

Shami to Elgar | FOURS! SA 190/3 in 57.3 overs, need 50 more to win
BANG! 4, 4 — Back-to-back fours for Dean Elgar (72*) off Mohammed Shami. Runs are coming thick and fast for the hosts.
DRINKS BREAK! South Africa 181/3 after 57 overs, need 59 more to win (Dean Elgar 64* & Temba Bavuma 1*)
South Africa have added 63 runs for the loss of one wicket in 17 overs so far today. They are truly in the driver’s seat at the moment. India need quick wickets to make a game out of it.
Thakur to Bavuma | DROPPED! SA 180/3 in 56.2 overs
Tough chance on his follow through. Shardul Thakur gives Temba Bavuma, on 0, an early life after failing to grab the ball with his right hand on his follow through. Tough, but it could have opened the floodgate for India.
Shami to Elgar | FOUR! SA 180/3 in 55.3 overs, need 60 more to win
SHOT! Short and wide from Mohammed Shami, and Dean Elgar (64*) slices it hard. The outside edge flies over the second slip for a four towards the third man. Valuable runs for the hosts.
OUT! Shami strikes to dismiss van der Dussen (40) | SA 175/3 in 54 overs, need 65 more to win
BIG WICKET! Finally a breakthrough for India after more than one hour’s play. Mohammed Shami gets the better of Rassie van der Dussen, forcing an outside edge off the South African batter. Cheteshwar Pujara takes a good low catch at first slip. Van der Dussen scored a gritty 40 off 92 balls with the help of five fours, while adding a valuable 82 runs with skipper Dean Elgar for the third wicket.
KL Rahul (C)
Mayank Agarwal
Cheteshwar Pujara
Dean Elgar (C)
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