The hosts posted 197 runs in their first innings in 62.3 over. It’s not a bad performance but still, it’s not good also. The captain and the opener of the team Dean Elgar have gone with just a single. Aiden Markram scored 13 runs and out. Keegan Petersen contributed 15 runs. Rassie van der Dussen’s wicket fell when he was at just three. After four wickets down with 32 runs on the board, South African batsmen were in trouble. But Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock † scored good runs partnership. Temba Bavuma scored 52 runs and Quinton de Kock † 34. Wiaan Mulder 12, Marco Jansen 19, Kagiso Rabada 25, and Keshav Maharaj scored 12 runs.
Mohammed Shami bowled 16 overs, gave 44 runs, and dismissed five South African batsmen. Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur took two wickets each and the remaining one wicket was taken by Mohammed Siraj. Team India started their second innings with a lead of 130 runs. Almost every batsman has contributed to India’s second innings. KL Rahul scored 23 runs, Shardul Thakur 10, Cheteshwar Pujara 16, Virat Kohli (c) 18, Ajinkya Rahane 20, Rishabh Pant † 34, and Ravichandran Ashwin scored 14 runs. Kagiso Rabada took four wickets, Marco Jansen also dismissed four Indian batters. Lungi Ngidi bowled ten overs, leaked 31 runs, and took two wickets.
India vs South Africa Highlights today, Wednesday 29-12-2021, 1st Test, India tour of South Africa from SuperSport Park, Centurion.
Kohli win the toss and chose to bat first.
India team: Rahul, Agarwal, Pujara, Kohli (capt), Rahane, Pant (wk), Ashwin, Thakur, Shami, Bumrah, Siraj.
South Africa team: Elgar (capt), Markram, Keegan, Dussen, Bavuma, Quinton (wk), Mulder, Maharaj, Rabada, Ngidi, Jansen.
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South Afric: WWLLW
Match Timings: 08:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Adrian Holdstock, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpires – Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Bongani Jele
Match number – Test no. 2443