Chasing a target of 305 runs, South Africa were never really in the game as Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj bowled relentlessly to keep the Proteas at bay in the first SA vs IND Test.
The 2021 started with India breaching the Fortress Gabba in Australia and it couldn't have been a better end as they have now brought down Supersport Park which has been South Africa's citadel for the longest time.
India are on course for a victory against South Africa in the ongoing first Test match at Centurion. The Virat Kohli-led side needs six wickets on the final day on Thursday to go 1-0 up in the series.
India set a 305 target for South Africa in the first Test at SuperSport Park, Centurion. At the close of play on Day 4, South Africa were 94/4. India need six wickets.
Catch Day 4 highlights and cricket scores of first South Africa vs India Test match, being played at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Proteas were 94/4, still needing another 211 runs.
Catch Day 3 highlights and cricket scores of first Test between South Africa vs India at Centurion. Thanks to Mohammed Shami's fifer, India have taken a lead of 146 runs.
What started as a drizzle this morning became a steady downpour in the afternoon and with 90 overs lost in first South Africa vs India Test. India are sitting pretty at 272 for 3 after day one though.
Not a single ball was bowled on Day 2 of the first Test between South Africa vs India at Centurion. At the end of the opening day's play, India were strongly placed at 272 for three in 90 overs.
Batting first, India scored 272 for 3 at the close of play with KL Rahul remaining not out on 122. His opening partner Mayank Agarwal contributed 60 while Ajinkya Rahane returned unconquered on 40.
KL Rahul hit an unbeaten century to help India dominate South Africa on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Read Day 1 report of the SA vs IND, Boxing Day Test.
Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul’s partnership was the first-century partnership for the opening wicket against South Africa in South Africa after five innings. The last pair to do so was England’s Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley’s in 2020.
Virat Kohli made a brave call to bat first on a greenish surface which is expected to get quicker as the game progresses. KL Rahul (29 batting off 84) and Mayank Agarwal (46 batting off 84) gave India a good start against South Africa.
Shardul Thakur, because of his superior batting skills holds an advantage over senior pro Ishant Sharma, and it could mean that only one among Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari will get a look in.
KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team for the Test series against South Africa. Rohit has been sidelined from the Test series after he injured his hamstring last week.
The names of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin have cropped up to replace Rohit Sharma as the India vice-captain during the South Africa series. The BCCI is yet to announce a stand-in vice-captain for the series.
With only 27 players getting retained by the eight existing teams, the pool for the IPL mega auction will be replete with global cricket superstars. But before that, the two new teams will pick their stars during a special player draft.
The IPL Retention list was full of expected names but there were some big omissions too. Effectively the mega auction will have a massive pool of stars that teams can now choose from.
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises will submit the list of players retained for the 2022 edition on Tuesday (November 30). Star India and Disney+ Hotstar will telecast live a special program on IPL retention.
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