SA vs IND: Virat Kohli seven runs away from breaking major milestone in Johannesburg
India will take on South Africa in the second Test in Johannesburg from January 3. The visitors are leading the series 1-0 and a win in Johannesburg will seal the series for India, which will be their first in the rainbow nation. India have a very good record in Johannesburg. They are undefeated at the venue in the five Tests they have played, winning two and drawing three. Given their current form, the team will be confident of pulling off a win.
Meanwhile, India skipper Virat Kohli is also nearing a big milestone. Kohli has a staggering record at the Wanderers. He has played two games and scored 310 runs, including a hundred and two half-centuries. The Indian skipper is now just seven runs away from becoming the highest run-scorer at the venue from a visiting side. Currently, former New Zealand batter John Reid holds the record with 316 runs.
Kohli played his first game at the Wanderers during the 2013 tour and scored 119 in the first inning. He missed a century in the second inning as well and was dismissed for 96. On India’s last tour to South Africa in 2018, Kohli played crucial knocks of 54 and 41 in the first and second inning respectively to lead India to a famous win.
Meanwhile, the team has a few decisions to make ahead of the second Test. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are not in the best of form and it will be interesting to see if the team decide to bring in Shreyas Iyer in place of one of the two batters.