By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: January 13, 2018 10:26 pm


India turned the screws in the third session of the day. (Source: Reuters)

Day 1 at Centurion would have been all about South Africa had it not been for that final session. The hosts were cruising at 246/3 at one point and Hashim Amla looked primed for a 29th Test century. And then, the Indian fielders closed in and this coincided with some utterly ridiculous running from South Africa. At the end of the day, the Proteas were 269/6. Captain Faf Du Plessis was in the middle on 24 off 77 balls alongwith Keshav Maharaj (10 off 23).

India started by serving a shocker to those predicting the playing XI. Rahane still didn’t make the playing XI in place of Rohit Sharma but what surprised the seers was Bhuvneshwar Kumar being dropped for Ishant Sharma. Virat Kohli said during…

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