SA vs IND: The wait for the much-anticipated Test series between South Africa and India is finally over. Both the teams are currently locking horns against each other in the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Both the teams went with the combination of 5 specialist batters along with the wicketkeeper. The bowling combination for both nations includes solitary all-rounder and spinner along with three pacers.
Batting first, after winning the toss, Indians had a terrific start to the Test match as they ended the first session wicketless. Both the openers showed great grit and composure and negotiated the tricky phase to make sure that they start the Test series on high.
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Among both the openers, Mayank Agarwal played the aggressive role, smashing boundaries at regular intervals while Kl Rahul was at his defensive best. The duo notched up unbeaten 83 runs in the first session for the opening wicket.
At Lunch on Day 1, Team India is 83/0 with Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul unbeaten at 46 and 29 respectively.
Nothing to take away from Indian batters but it’s fair to say that South African pacers have so far looked off-colours in the ongoing first Test against India at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi shared the new ball and the pace bowling duo struggled with their lines and lengths.
Debutant Marco Jansen after looking sloppy in his fist over showed some discipline and provided a chance but to worsen the case more, Quinton de Kock dropped the catch. Among all the hosts’ pacer, Wiaan Mulder looked the most promising pacer and tested Indian batters. The Dean Elger-led side would be hoping to coming back strong in the post-lunch session.