Proteas on the back foot at the end of day one

10 October 2019, 2:21 PM
The Protea’s are on the back foot as bad light stops play on day one of the second cricket test against India in Pune.
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Quinton De Kock
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Babar Azam scored his second century and Mohammad Rizwan his maiden half century in a 132-run partnership that helped Pakistan to 268 for six at tea on Sunday, stalling Australia's march to victory in Brisbane on day four of the first test.

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