Hashim Amla got back to his form with a commendable innings whereas Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel penetrated through the Australian batting line up.
The supreme quick bowler of South Africa, Dale Steyn, restricted India within limits after the visitors commenced the 2nd day in a commanding position of 1-181.
Murali Vijay along with the man in form, Cheteshwar Pujara, guided India to a comfortable position against South Africa on the opening day of the 2nd Test.
The quick bowlers of India put their side back in the game while penetrating through the strong top and middle order batting of South Africa in the 1st innings.
The top order star batsman of India, Virat Kohli, blasted his 5th Test century and lifted his side when the others found it hard to score vs. South Africa.
Khurram Manzoor plundered his maiden Test ton, the debutant Shan Masood dispatched fifty and shared a valuable opening partnership as Pakistan ruled the day.
Another dismal performance by the South African batsmen let them down in the consecutive ODI against the hosts Sri Lanka who won the rain interrupted game.
The most senior batsman of Pakistan, Younis Khan, along with a junior, Asad Shafiq, brought prosperity to Pakistan after an early collapse vs. South Africa.
The pace battery of South Africa has made a habit of humiliating the touring teams by crushing them to their low scores in a Test innings since the last two years.