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Last Update on: January 3rd, 2022 at 08:30 am

IND vs SA: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg- India’s Tour Of South Africa 2021, 2nd Test Day 1. India and South Africa will tussle against each other in the 2nd Test of the ongoing series. IND vs SA 2nd Test will commence on January 3 at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. India won the 1st Test and lead the series 1-0 currently.

In IND vs SA 1st Test, India batted first after winning the toss. With a 123-ruin knock by vice-captain KL Rahul, the team got off to a good start in the match. Mayank Agarwal also scored 60 to make an opening partnership of 117 with Rahul. Later, India lost some quick wickets at lower-middle and lower order, reaching 327-10 in the end.

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Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. Photo- Twitter
Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. Photo- Twitter

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Lungi Ngidi picked a 6 wicket-haul in the 1st innings, showcasing a brilliant bowling show. However, the home side were bowled out for a mere 197 in the 1st innings, with a scintillating five-wicket by Mohammed Shami.

In the 2nd innings, India managed only 174 on the scoreboard as no batsmen could even reach a half-century. Rishabh Pant scored the most 34 runs as Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen hunted 4 wickets each. However, India did manage to set up a target of 305 for the hosts.

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Kagiso Rabada celebrates after dismissing KL Rahul. (Photo: Twitter)

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Dean Elgar batted well and scored 77 runs for the team in the 2nd innings, however, 305 was a mammoth target for a comparatively inexperienced South African team. They could only reach 191 before losing all the wickets. India won the match by 113 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Indian Cricket Team celebrate victory at Centurion. (Photo: Twitter)

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IND vs SA: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

IND vs SA 2nd Test 2021 will commence on January 3 (Monday) at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The match will start at 1:30 PM IST. According to, the temperature of Johannesburg city of South Africa on January 3 will be 27° Celcius in the morning and will fall to 15° at night.

India vs South Africa
India vs South Africa (Image Credit: Twitter)

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The sky will be clear in the morning but will be affected by thunderstorms in the afternoon. Moreover, weather reports show that there will be no chance of rain in the morning but in the afternoon, there is a 70% chance of rain. Hence, the Day 1 of the match might be affected by showers. The humidity will be about 57 % during the day and will reach 82% at night.

The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg is a high-scoring ground. The average 1st innings totals in Tests is between 280-350. The average second innings score is between 200-300. Hence, a good total is expected to be scored by teams in the match. The stadium will also give good support to seam bowlers as we witnessed in the IND vs SA 1st Test.

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