India on verge of losing 2nd Test as Rabada dismisses Rohit, are 147/9 after 49 overs

India lost early four wickets within an hour of the start of day 5 of second Test match against South Africa. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 17, 2018, 09.55 AM (IST)

Virat Kohli-led team India is now on the verge of losing the second Test, after Kagiso Rabada dismissed Rohit Sharma on 47, the sole player on whom hopes were pinned.

The Indian batting line on Wednesday suffered some serious damage after the men in blue lost early four wickets within an hour of the start of day 5 of the second Test match between India and South Africa.  

Pujara is India's fourth casualty and first of today, after he was run out for 19 runs. He is the first Indian batsman to have been run-out twice in a single Test match.

Minutes later, Parthiv Patel also departed for 19 runs off Morne Morkel.

Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin too couldn't manage to score and establish a partnership with Rohit Sharma.

Pandya fell off for 6 while Ashwin gave away his wicket for 3 runs.   

with only one wicket remaining, India's score stands at 147 for the loss of nine wickets after 49 overs.  

On day 4, India's top order again failed to perform as the visitors left battling to save the second Test reduced to 35 for three at stumps.

South African debutant pacer, Lungi Ngidi struck twice to claim KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. Opener Rahul managed just 4 runs and with skipper Virat Kohli out lbw for just 5 runs.