The first day was for South Africa, Team India reached 208/8; In the end, rain spoiled the game

The two-match Test series between India and South Africa began on December 26, i.e. today. On the very first day of the first match, the South African host team seemed to completely dominate India. At the end of the day, the Indian team scored 208 runs for 8 wickets in 59 overs. Rain disrupted play at the end of the day and play was suspended and could not be resumed. For India, KL Rahul 70 and Mohammed Siraj returned unbeaten without opening the account. African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took the maximum of 5 wickets.

At Centurion, South Africa’s bowlers completely restricted the Indian batsmen. The Indian team continuously lost wickets. The biggest partnership for the Men in Blue was Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer for the fourth wicket. Kohli and Iyer added 68 runs (95 balls) for the fourth wicket. Except KL Rahul, no Indian batsman could reach 50 runs.

Hosts South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl, which the team’s bowlers were completely right about. The Indian team, which came to bat first, got its first blow in the 5th over in the form of captain Rohit Sharma, who became the victim of Kagiso Rabada after scoring 5 runs with the help of 1 four.

Then after some time i.e. in the 10th over, second opener Yashasvi Jaiswal returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs with the help of 4 fours. Nandre Berger made Jaiswal his victim. Team India had not yet recovered from the shock of dropping two wickets early when they received their third blow in the 12th over in the form of Shubman Gill, who returned to the pavilion after scoring just 02 runs.

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After that, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer held the innings for a long time and formed a 68-run partnership for the fourth wicket, which ended with the wicket of Shreyas Iyer in the 27th over. Iyer played an innings of 31 runs with the help of 3 fours and 1 six. Virat Kohli followed soon after. Kagiso Rabada made Kohli his victim in the 31st over. Kohli played an innings of 38 runs with the help of 5 fours.

Thereafter, R. Ashwin, who came to bat at number seven in the 35th over, returned to the pavilion after scoring 08 runs with the help of two fours. Then in the 46th over, Shardul Thakur, who played a good innings, was dismissed by Rabada with a personal score of 24 runs. Shardul hit three fours in his innings. After this, Team India lost the last wicket of the day in the form of Jasprit Bumrah who scored 1 run in 19 balls.

After that, KL Rahul and Mohammad Siraj took the game forward but the rain did not allow this and the game was abandoned after 59 overs and could not be resumed. This is how the first day of the competition ended. At the end of the day, KL Rahul had scored 70 runs with the help of 10 fours and 2 sixes. Furthermore, Mohammad Siraj is with him at the crease after playing 10 balls without opening the account.

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