Cricket News South Africa India for three days of 1st Test

Cricket News After Dean Elgar pushed on to make 185, South Africa’s bowlers secured a dominant win over India in the first Test at Centurion

Dec 28, 2023 - 16:41
Dec 28, 2023 - 12:34

South Africa skittle India for innings win inside three days of first Test

    India 245 and 131; South Africa 408
    Hosts complete victory by an innings and 32 runs

South Africa tore apart the Indian batting line-up to claim an innings and 32-run win in the first Test on Thursday, securing victory in three days and keeping their proud home record against the visitors intact. Read More News

Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs India, 3rd ODI  The home attack bowled India out for 131 in their second innings after South Africa had earlier scored 408, giving them a 163-run first innings lead at Centurion. Only Virat Kohli put up any resistance in the alarming collapse as debutant Andre Berger took four wickets, Marco Janssen three and Kagiso Rabada two. With only two Tests to play, South Africa cannot lose a series and are the only country where India has yet to win a series. Cricket Update Series India tour of South Africa, 2023-24,

It was a devastating bowling performance, from the very first ball of India's second innings where South Africa could have got a wicket had Aiden Markram not dropped an edge from Yasswi Jaiswal off Rabadar at second slip. But in the next over, the fiery pacer bowled Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and Jaiswal then gloved a superb delivery to dismiss Berger for five runs. Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs India, 1st ODI

Shubman Gill led a brief fightback for his beleaguered side as he scored 26 off 37 balls. He was bowled by Jansen to leave India at 62 for three at tea. But when Kohli proved strong, wickets began to fall as Shreyas Iyer was bowled by Jansen (for six) at the start of the final session and then Berger took two wickets in every ball. KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first innings, went cheaply to Markram for four and had Ravichandran Ashwin caught in the very next ball as he went straight. Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs India, 3rd T20I

David Bedingham took the second catch at gully as Shardul Thakur (2) became Rabada's seventh victim in the Test before Jasprit Bumrah was run out not out. A slight brush on the thumb of his glove saw Mohammad Siraj go next after South Africa review and Kohli was out for 76 off 82 balls, brilliantly caught by a diving Rabada. Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs India, 2nd T20I

Honestly, look, we were not good enough to win this match,” Rohit said later. “I thought we got decent runs on the board on that track in the first innings, KL Rahul did brilliantly to get us a century. But then I failed to use the condition with the ball. Then again, we didn't show with the bat today either. Our batting was poor in the second innings. If you want to win Test matches, you have to come together. But we failed to do that.” Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs India, 1st T20I

South Africa started the day with an 11-run lead, 256 for six, before Dean Elgar was dismissed 30 minutes before lunch, going from 140 to 185. He and Marco Janssen put on 111 for the sixth wicket as the pair started the day with positive intent and then pulled off some terrific bowling when India took the second new ball. Jansen was unbeaten on 84, his highest Test score
The second Test will be held on January 3-7 at Newlands in Cape Town. Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs India, 2nd ODI

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