India in control in Mohali

India batted themselves into a strong position against the Proteas at stumps on Day 2 of the first Test.

India's Cheteshwar Pujara (L) and captain Virat Kohli gesture during play on the second day of the first Test cricket match between India and South Africa at The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on 6 November, 2015. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - India batted themselves into a strong position at stumps on Day 2 of the first Test.

South Africa were bowled out for 184 with the last six batsmen contributing 22 runs.

Only Dean Elgar (37), Hashim Amla (43) and AB De Villiers (63) contributed with the bat.

The Proteas started the Indian second innings well with the early dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan for a duck, but then Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara added 86 runs for the second wicket.

Vijay departed for 47 before Pujara (63) and Virat Kohli (11) closed the day on 125/2, giving them a commanding lead of 142 runs on a quickly deteriorating wicket. Advantage India.