Cricket

India crashes to 35-3, facing series defeat

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India crashed to 35-3 in the second test against South Africa on Tuesday and was facing a first series defeat since 2015.

South Africa quick bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi blasted through India's top order, crucially including the wicket of captain Virat Kohli, to leave the top-ranked team still 252 runs short of its victory target.

India was facing a record run chase at Centurion, or the prospect of surviving for an entire day without its best player, to stay alive in the three-test series, which South Africa leads 1-0.

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