South Africa vs India, 3rd Test Day 1 Analysis – India all out for 233

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SAvIND: The final Test gets underway in Cape Town. Newlands Cricket Ground, South Africa.

South Africa vs India, 3rd Test Day 1 Analysis – India all out for 233: India all out for 223 after skipper Kohli’s 79. Virat Kohli contributed 34% of India’s total. His 79 at Cape Town was a masterclass of defensive batting in tough conditions. He lasted 201 deliveries. Only two of his team-mates could bat even 25% of that.

India were all out for 223 in their first innings on the opening day of the third Test against South Africa here on Tuesday. South Africa pacers tested him with 68 balls outside off out of the first 100 balls they bowled at him in this innings. Kohli left alone 44 of those balls.

Kohli revealed Mohammed Siraj, still recovering from a hamstring strain, will miss the third Test and the final Test.

India will have to choose between Ishant Sharma, who brings with him an off-stump line and bounce, and Umesh Yadav, a skiddy, faster bowler with two-way movement.

Lungi Ngidi snares the last wicket – Virat Kohli’s 79 the highest score of the innings on Cape Town Test. Kohli, who had missed the second Test due to a back injury. –

Skipper Virat Kohli has recovered from his upper back spasm and will lead India in the decider – it is 1-1 after two Tests – of the Freedom series, beginning here on Tuesday.

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Scores Summary

India 1st innings: 223 all out in 77.3 overs on Day 1. (Cheteshwar Pujara 43, Virat Kohli 79; Kagiso Rabada 4/73). Day 1 – Session 3: South Africa trail by 210 runs. SA (6.4 ov)13/1. Dean Elgar c Cheteshwar Pujara b Jasprit Bumrah 3(16b 0x4 0x6). Maharaj walks in as night-watchman. Two dots to end the over.


1KL RahulDean Elgar (c)
 Opening BatterOpening Batter
2Mayank AgarwalAiden Markram
 BatterOpening Batter
3Cheteshwar PujaraKeshav Maharaj
 Top-Order BatterBowler
4Virat Kohli (c)Keegan Petersen
 Top-Order BatterTop-Order Batter
5Ajinkya RahaneRassie van der Dussen
 Top-Order BatterTop-Order Batter
6Rishabh Pant †Temba Bavuma
 Wicketkeeper BatterMiddle-Order Batter
7Ravichandran AshwinKyle Verreynne †
 Bowling AllrounderWicketkeeper Batter
8Shardul ThakurMarco Jansen
 BowlerBowling Allrounder
9Jasprit BumrahKagiso Rabada
10Umesh YadavDuanne Olivier
11Mohammed ShamiLungi Ngidi
IND vs SA Playing XI

INDIA: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.

SOUTH AFRICA: Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi.

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