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Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 1st Test at Cape Town: Hosts reduce India to 28/3 after making 286

India vs South Africa, Cricket Score Live Updates: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat against India. Follow all the latest cricket scores online here.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 05, 2018 22:02 IST ]
Image Source : PTI A file image of Dale Steyn.

South Africa reduced India to 28/3 at stumps on Day 1 after being bowled out for 286 in their first innings. Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel took one wicket each to rattle India as they trail by 258 runs at the end of the opening day at Newlands, Cape Town. Philander first removed Murali Vijay for 1 and then it was Steyn who got rid of Shikhar Dhawan for 16. However, it was Morkel who got the big wicket of captain Virat Kohli, who departed at a score of 5. Cheteshwar Pujara (5*) and Rohit Sharma (0) were at the crease for India. Earlier, South Africa battled to 286 all out, fighting back after Bhuvneshwar Kumar's early blitz of seam bowling reduced the home team to 12-3. Bhuvneshwar gave India a promising start to the three-match series in South Africa, removing Dean Elgar (0), Aiden Markram (5) and Hashim Amla (3) in his first three overs. His exploitation of a green Newlands pitch left South Africa initially ruing its gamble to bat first, a decision captain Faf du Plessis said at the toss was a "punt." South Africa needed half-centuries by AB de Villiers (65) and Du Plessis (62), and a rally from its tailenders, to get close to 300. Bhuvneshwar finished with 4-87, while debutant fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah bowled de Villiers for his first test wicket. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up 2-21. Stay tuned for all the latest cricket scores online from India vs South Africa. (Live Cricket Score Online)

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India vs South Africa, Cricket Score Live Updates, 1st Test, Day 1 at Cape Town

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:42 PM IST)

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    South Africa will be brimming with confidence while India only have themselves to blame for not being able to respond well with the bat. They had around 40 minutes to play with but they were out of sorts. Difficult to fathom the mindset of the visitors as they didn't show proper resilience and even didn't have the conscience to see off the tricky period. You need to realize that this is a team game and the morale goes for a toss when you throw your wickets away.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:33 PM IST)

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    Stumps, Day 1! IND 28/3, trailing SA by 258 runs. Morne Morkel to Cheteshwar Pujara, no run. Poor over from Morkel. Doesn't make Pujara play again as he leaves the good length delivery well outside off.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:29 PM IST)

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    This will probably be the last over of the day. South Africa will be over the moon if they get another one.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:27 PM IST)

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    Kagiso Rabada to have a bowl now.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:24 PM IST)

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    Morne Morkel to Rohit Sharma, no run. That's a peach of a delivery! Good length ball around off, shoots off the deck and seams away after pitching. Sharma pokes at it and is beaten all ends up. Whan an over by Morkel! IND 27/3 in 9 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:22 PM IST)

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    Rohit Sharma strides out to the middle.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:19 PM IST)

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    WICKET! Big blow for India! Morne Morkel takes the scalp of Virat Kohli (5). The big fish departs! Another example of an Indian batsman failing to come to terms with the Newlands track. Back of a length delivery outside off, seaming away after hitting the deck. No need for playing at it but the skipper goes chasing after it with a hop. Ends up getting a faint nick behind and de Kock does well to take a catch to his right. Look at Morkel, he is absolutely pumped up.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:10 PM IST)

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    Virat Kohli is the new man in. His team is in some early trouble. Can he see off the trick phase today?

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:05 PM IST)

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    Wicket! Dhawan departs for 16 runs. C&b Dale Steyn. The left-hander has literally thrown his wicket away. With around 20 minutes left in the day and attempting such a kind of a shot is difficult to fathom. Back of a length ball on off, not the ideal length to go for the pull. However, Dhawan is adamant and goes for the big pull even though his head position is no where and his balance is not there as well. Ends up getting a top edge which skies in the air. For a moment, it is not clear where the ball is heading but the cameras spot it. It is coming down the track as Steyn doesn't budge in his followthrough and accepts the dolly. The southpaw will be gutted with himself.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:03 PM IST)

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    Vernon Philander to Cheteshwar Pujara, no run. Good length ball around off, Pujara gets behind it and keeps it out watchfully. IND 16/1 in 5 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:02 PM IST)

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    No nightwatchman as Cheteshwar Pujara comes out to bat.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 9:01 PM IST)

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    WICKET! South Africa have got their first wicket. Vijay departs for 1 run. Philander draws first blood! Consistently bowling nagging lines and lengths around that off stump channel has paid dividends for him and his side. On a driveable length outside off, drawing Vijay to attempt something ambitious. The right-hander was so good in being circumspect till now but this time he drives at it with minimal foot movement. An outside edge is induced and the ball flies towards Elgar at gully who takes it at chest height to his left. Ideal start for South Africa. They will be eager to nip another couple of wickets before the close of play. India trail South Africa by 270 runs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:58 PM IST)

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    Four! Batsmen seem motivated by a stellar performance by Indian bowlers. Streaky runs! Fullish delivery outside off, encouraging Dhawan to go for an expansive drive. He pushes it tentatively but gets an outside edge past the gully fielder for a boundary. IND 16/0 in 4 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:51 PM IST)

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    Not Out! A review goes down the drain. To be honest, that was a horrible one.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:51 PM IST)

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    Review! SA opt for a review. The Proteas are really ecstatic as they feel they have caught Vijay in front of the stumps. De Kock was the one who egged his skipper to take the review. Seems like that the ball didn't come back.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:49 PM IST)

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    Dale Steyn to Murali Vijay, no run. This is the good thing about Vijay. He doesn't flirt with deliveries outside the off stump. In the zone well outside off, left alone. India 9/0 after two overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:48 PM IST)

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    Comeback pacer Dale Steyn concludes a maiden over.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:43 PM IST)

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    Four! Dhawan is in a hurry, it seems. Well played! On a good length around off, seaming away after pitching. Dhawan opens the face of the bat intentionally and runs it towards gully where the fielder dives but fails to stop it. A boundary results.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:40 PM IST)

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    One run comes for India. Good way to start off the innings for India. Philander bowls a loosener first up, down the leg side. Vijay tucks it towards fine leg. It seems that the ball will speed away to the fence but Steyn is lightning across the turf as he covers a lot of ground to his right and saves three runs for his side.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:39 PM IST)

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    Openers Murai Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan are on the field. Philander to start for South Africa.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:27 PM IST)

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    WICKET! Ravichandran Ashwin to Morne Morkel, OUT! LBW! That is a dead duck. Ashwin bowls this very straight and Morkel, who is well across his stumps to defend, misses the ball and is hit on the pads. So plumb that Ashwin does not even bother appealing. Saha appeals though and the umpire's finger is up in a flash. SOUTH AFRICA HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 286.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:22 PM IST)

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    Ravichandran Ashwin to Morne Morkel, no run. The Indians are not trying anything different, Morne tries something different. He jumps across his stumps, almost a month in advance, to signal a slog sweep perhaps. Ashwin sees that and gives it extra loop. Morkel is ready for the ball but it never reaches him. Eventually, he defends. SA 284/9 in 72 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:13 PM IST)

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    Morne Morkel is the last man in. Don't think he can have the patience to hang around. This could be all over in a flash.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:12 PM IST)

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    WICKET! Ashwin dismisses Rabada (26) to claim his first wicket in South Africa. That is a very good catch and Ashwin has his first wicket! Short in length outside off, Rabada looks to cut but is too close to the ball and nicks it. There is a big noise and deflection and Saha does extremely well to take it with a leap. Rabada does not go but he is sent on his way by the umpire. No review thought of by the batsman, so that is nine down for the hosts.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:11 PM IST)

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    Ravichandran Ashwin is back into the attack. Just five overs for him so far.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:06 PM IST)

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    Jasprit Bumrah is back on.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:02 PM IST)

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    Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada, 1 run. Rabada has punched that ball through the off side. They pick up a single. SA 272/8 in 67 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 8:00 PM IST)

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    Earlier when South Africa were 12/3, Indian fans were coming up with funny predictions. One of the fans predicted the hosts could get all out under 100. Then, when the AB-Faf partnership was brewing, it became over 300. Then, when the duo was dismissed, it became 230. Following that, when Maharaj's catch was dropped, it rose to 300 again. Now, with India struggling to pick up these remaining wickets, it has risen to 350-400! Frustrating for Indian fans to be honest as the bowlers are really struggling to dismiss the tail. The top order was dismissed in a jiffy!

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:53 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets another opportunity to try and take a fifer.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:51 PM IST)

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    Steyn has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 65 overs gone, tailenders Rabada and Steyn lead South Africa's charge at 271/8.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:48 PM IST)

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    South Africa's two fast bowlers, currently batting, can be seen struggling with the bounce right now.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:45 PM IST)

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    Ravichandran Ashwin appears brilliant on the field today.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:42 PM IST)

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    What an over by Shami! EDGED, SHORT AGAIN! Full and outside off, Steyn throws his bat at that but the ball takes the outside edge. However, it dies in front of Virat Kohli at second slip. Are they standing a bit too far? This is not the first occasion that the ball has not carried. SA 258/8 in 63 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:41 PM IST)

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    Dale Steyn is the next man in. Can the Proteas get to 300 mark from here?

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:39 PM IST)

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    Wicket! Maharaj run out for 35. India get a much-needed wicket. Direct hit and Maharaj is gone. This could be a momemtum-changing moment for the visitors. Ashwin, you beauty! The Indian bowlers were struggling to pick up wickets and the partnership has been broken by a run out! That is why fielding drills are so important. Lazy, very lazy from Maharaj. He worked this wide of mid on and set off for a single. For a change, Ravichandran Ashwin, CHARGED on to the ball. Yes, he charged. But perhaps Maharaj did not expect that because he just tried to get back. Ashwin fired a throw at the striker's end and hit the stumps! There was not much excitement from the bowler or the fielder but India's slip cordon was very excited, especially Kohli who was over the moon in appealing. It was referred upstairs and yes, replays confirm that laziness has cost Maharaj his wicket! Against the run of play. A crucial 37-run stand has been broken. Fine knock by Maharaj.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:35 PM IST)

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    Mohammed Shami brings variety and that is what India need at the moment. India have been bowling only length or short to these numbers 8 and 9 and finally, Shami realises that yorkers are also allowed in Test cricket. But Rabada digs it out.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:29 PM IST)

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    Hardik Pandya to Keshav Maharaj, 2 runs. On a length on middle, Maharaj looks to flick but the ball goes off the inside edge through fine leg. SA 257/7 in 60 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:25 PM IST)

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    Captain Kohli has put some interesting field placement here. He has got Shikhar Dhawan at short point. Maharaj has played quite a few shots through that region, getting on top of the bounce and has not bothered to keep the ball down. He might have to start bothering now.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:22 PM IST)

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    SIX! Rabada scores a sky-scraping six. Rabada wants to have some fun! Not the easiest balls to hit but boy, does Rabada care? On a length, outside off, Kagiso just swings it casually, as if a net session is going on. But the timing is so sweet that the ball sails over mid-wicket! 250 up for SOUTH AFRICA and this now looks like a good score.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:16 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kagiso Rabada, Another bouncer, ducked under. Bhuvneshwar bowls a maiden over. SA 241/7 in 57 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:12 PM IST)

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    Interesting thoughts from the on-air commentators. Both the South Africans, Kepler Wessels and Mike Haysman, are of the opinion that the pitch will not ease out tomorrow. Michael Holding, on the other hand, reckons that Day 2 will be the best day to bat and then the pitch will start to crumble. Also, there is some showers forecast for Sunday and Monday, so that will aid the bowlers. Nice contrast... One against two.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:06 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar with one more attempt.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:04 PM IST)

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    No run. Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. SA 235/7 in 54 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 7:02 PM IST)

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    The players are back out in the middle. How many can the South African tail add? Here is Bumrah to kickstart proceedings. Rabada to face.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:49 PM IST)

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    India managed to get rid of both de Villiers and du Plessis quickly after Lunch but then a 60-run stand in 54 balls between de Kock and Philander revived the Proteas again. However, once more, India managed to remove those two and ended the session with momentum in their favour.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:45 PM IST)

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    South Africa made 123 runs and lost wickets in 27 overs in the second session.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:43 PM IST)

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    Tea! Captain Virat Kohli lauds his boys after a good session. SA 230/7 in 53 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:36 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Maharaj tightens his grip. Stunning shot. On a length outside off, Maharaj waits for the ball to come and dabs it past second slip to the third man!

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:33 PM IST)

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    Mohammed Shami to Kagiso Rabada, EDGED, BUT SHORT! A maiden wicket over by Shami. Landed outside off, Rabada feels for the ball and gets a thin outside edge. However, the cherry dies on its way to the keeper. A wicket maiden for Shami. Normally, maidens do not matter much in a Test match but in this one they do. India need to keep a lid on the scoring rate as well. SA 221/5 in 51 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:31 PM IST)

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    Kagiso Rabada comes in at number 9, replacing Philander.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:29 PM IST)

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    WICKET! A very imposing delivery by Mohammed Shami. SA seven wickets down now. Bowled! Gone this time! Shami gets his man this time. He maintains his length, just outside off and gets it to nip back again. Philander tries to play it this time but is comprehensively beaten. The ball goes past the bat and just clips the top of the bails and that will do! Big wicket for India under the circumstances. Philander was looking aggressive and could have taken the score close to 300.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:26 PM IST)

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    SIX! Maharaj lifts it for a six. Flighted outside off, Maharaj comes down the track and sends it sailing over the sightscreen!

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:23 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Maharaj smashes it with power. Full and wide outside off, Maharaj slashes hard and gets a boundary through gully to the third man!

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:20 PM IST)

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    Mohammed Shami is back on.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:19 PM IST)

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    Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, 1 run. Down the leg side, flicked through the leg side for a single. SA 206/6 in 48 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:17 PM IST)

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    Umpire Kettleborough has a friendly word with Bhuvneshwar for running on the danger area. Does not look like an official warning.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:09 PM IST)

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    Keshav Maharaj is the new man in, at number 8, replacing de Kock. India now into the tail.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:09 PM IST)

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    WICKET! Hosts in trouble as De Kock departs for 43 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar claims the scalp of the South African keeper. Caught behind! No fifty for de Kock. Another beautiful ball from Kumar and he has his 4th wicket. On a length ball outside off, angling in, de Kock is forced to play at that but at the last moment, he thinks of leaving it alone. Is late and the ball goes off something to the keeper. Saha is confident and straightaway appeals and the umpire raises his finger! Philander has a chat with de Kock regarding the review who seems to indicate that he has nicked it. Though, he looks like a confused person actually. For a second, I thought he was asking Philander whether there was an outside edge.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 6:04 PM IST)

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    Ravichandran Ashwin to Quinton de Kock, 1 run. SA in 196/5 in 44 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:54 PM IST)

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    The first sign of spin. Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack now.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:52 PM IST)

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    Full and outside off, QdK lunges to defend but there is a massive gap between bat and pad and the cherry almost goes through. The ball goes off the inside edge back to the bowler. SA 183/5 in 41 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:52 PM IST)

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    FOUR! London looking, Tokyo turning! Philander had no idea about that. The ball was pretty much full outside off and Vernon looked to flick it through the leg side. But the ball swung in appreciably and almost went past the bat. Just at the right moment for Philander, the willow came down and the ball went off the leading edge past gully to the third man!

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:48 PM IST)

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    Pandya to Vernon Philander, Full and outside off, driven sweetly but straight to widish mid off. SA 174/5 in 40 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:43 PM IST)

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    Time for Drinks.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:41 PM IST)

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    Four! De Kock has gained some confidence. Beautiful! Fullish delivery around off, de Kock leans into it and caresses it nonchalantly through wide mid off. That has come off the middle of the bat and away she whistles to the fence. SA 164/5 in 39 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:37 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on. Good move from Virat Kohli.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:36 PM IST)

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    Hardik Pandya to Vernon Philander, No run. An amazing delivery concludes a beautiful over by Pandya. SA 156/5 in 38 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:29 PM IST)

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    FOUR! De Kock slams it straight for a boundary. Nicely done! Fractionally overpitched, caressed through covers for the third boundary of the over. The pressure has been released.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:27 PM IST)

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    Vernon Philander is the new man in.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:25 PM IST)

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    WICKET! Hardik Pandya strikes, Faf du Plessis departs for 62 runs. Another one goes down and Kohli sets off for a celebratory run! He is absolutely pumped up, shows how much this wicket means for India. Yet again a top Protea batsman has thrown his wicket away. Short and a bit of room on offer, Du Plessis goes for a cut but only manages to get a nick behind. Saha gets low to his right and takes a fine catch. India are once again on top. The South African skipper will be disappointed.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:22 PM IST)

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    REVIEW! Virat Kohli has opted for a review. Indians once again feel that they have got Faf du Plessis. It is regarding an LBW decision. Seems really close to the naked eye but the impact might just save him.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:18 PM IST)

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    Four! Captain Faf du Plessis completes his Test fifty. Poor delivery and duly punished! With that, du Plessis's 16th Test fifty comes up. He has been sensible and battled through tough times. Needs to carry on now. Short ball and room on offer, Faf slaps it through point for a rocketing boundary.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:15 PM IST)

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    Hardik Pandya to Faf du Plessis, No run. Full-length ball attacking the stumps, eased to mid on. SA 126/4 in 34 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:13 PM IST)

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    Quinton de Kock comes out to bat.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:10 PM IST)

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    WICKET! Big wicket for Bumrah on his Test debut. De Villiers departs for 65 runs. South Africa have lost their fourth wicket. Chopped on! A sad end to a knock which promised so much. Bumrah steams in and lands it on a fullish length around off. Gets the ball to seam in a touch after pitching. De Villiers goes for a booming drive down the ground but gets an inside edge which goes onto the disturb the furniture behind. A rash shot from AB and he has paid the price for it. End of the brilliant 114-run stand. Can India capitalise on this opportunity?

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:05 PM IST)

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    Hardik Pandya to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off stump, de Villiers pushes it into the off-side from the crease. SA 123/3 in 32 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 5:01 PM IST)

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    No ball! Bumrah has done the crime of overstepping but fortunately for India, there was no bat as well. Full-length ball going down the leg side, du Plessis looks to clip it away but seems to have got a faint nick to it. Saha grabs it and goes up in a confident appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Kohli's body language is positive too and heads towards the keeper and the bowler. Saha says there are two noises. Time for the replays. There is nothing behind the popping crease for Bumrah. That puts the argument to bed. Oh lord! The bat is miles away from the ball. It came off the pads actually. However, the good thing for India is that they don't lose the review.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:58 PM IST)

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    REVIEW! India have opted to review for a caught behind. A big moment in the game for India. They are confident that they have got their man down the leg side.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:55 PM IST)

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    Hardik Pandya to Faf du Plessis, 1 run. Full delivery outside off, driven through point for a run. SA 120/3 in 30 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:49 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Hardik Pandya to Faf du Plessis. Well played! Fuller in length around off, du Plessis leans into it and strokes it down the ground. Gets it past a crouching Pandya and the ball races to the fence.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:46 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Hardik Pandya to Faf du Plessis, Streaky runs! Pandya won't mind it all. On a driving length outside off, du Plessis accepts the invitation and goes for a flash drive but gets an outside edge. Yet again the ball goes through the gap between the slip cordon and the gully fielder for a boundary.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:45 PM IST)

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    Pandya to bowl from the other end.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:43 PM IST)

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    Jasprit Bumrah to AB de Villiers, Fractionally overpitched around off, AB comes forward and defends it calmly. SA 109/3 in 27 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:42 PM IST)

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    We are back for the afternoon session. AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis to resume South Africa's innings. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl first up after Lunch.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:12 PM IST)

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    South Africa could have been in deeper trouble had Bhuvi got good support. However, Shami was struggling bowling into the wind and could not quite sustain the pressure. As a result, the Proteas got some respite from one end. And then, that one man - A B C D E - AB can do everything.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:11 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar reminded us of the Starcs, the Hazlewoods, the Steyns and the Andersons with the swing and movement. Not that Bhuvi is not capable of bowling like that but his seam presentation was upright and perfect. He made life difficult for the batsmen which is an understatement. Elgar and Markram got a beauty and some persistent nice bowling induced a false shot from Amla.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:11 PM IST)

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    Test cricket is alive. What a session. First 29 balls, 3 wickets - bang, bang, bang. Then a counter-attack. Boy, this morning has given us everything that we wanted.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 4:03 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Faf du Plessis, Outside off, left alone. LUNCH, DAY 1! SA 107/3 at lunch. India perhaps missed out on having the Proteas five down by Lunch. After being 12/3, to stage such a recovery is tremendous.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:57 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Outstanding shot. On a length outside off, du Plessis rocks back and punches it behind point, past the diving gully fielder and gets another boundary. SA 102/3 in 25.1 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:56 PM IST)

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    Hardik Pandya to Faf du Plessis, Full and wide outside off, Faf looks to drive but there is no feet movement and he gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. SA 98/3 in 25 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:53 PM IST)

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    Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium, comes into the attack. Pandya to De Villiers. Landed outside off, left alone. No run. SA 97/3 in 24.1 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:50 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back. Can India strike before Lunch?

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:48 PM IST)

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    Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis, No run. SA 96/3 in 23 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:43 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah to Faf du Plessis. Loose from Bumrah! The length is a tad short outside off, Faf punches it on the up and gets it through cover-point for another boundary! SA 87/3 in 22 overs.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:33 PM IST)

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    Huge shout for an LBW off Du Plessis but the umpire says NO! The ball was going down leg. So, the Indians didn't want to waste a review.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:30 PM IST)

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    The partnership between AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis is so important from South African point of view. Both the batsmen are rotating the strike well. SA 70/3 in 19 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:28 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Supreme shot. Slightly full outside off, AB comes forward and drives it on the up over the bowler and past extra cover. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives up as soon as the ball went past him. SA 69/3 in 18 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:19 PM IST)

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    Out, gone! Is AB the fourth wicket? No one seems confident. Kohli is not claiming the catch, saying he is not sure. The umpires take it upstairs but the soft signal is NOT OUT. Third Umpire says NOT OUT! A sigh of relief for the Newlands crowd.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:14 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Faf du Plessis. The South African captain is opening up as well. He allowed de Villiers to play his natural game but now he is attacking.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:09 PM IST)

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    Back-to-Back boundaries for de Villiers off Shami. De Villiers is targeting Shami as he is not as his best.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:07 PM IST)

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    FOUR! That's a lucky one for Du Plessis! He tried to pull that one and the ball kissed his gloves but eluded Saha. SA 47/3 in 14 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:03 PM IST)

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    Time for Drinks! What an hour of play that was! Brilliant bowling from Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he knocked off three South African batsmen after India were asked to bowl first. India would be really happy with the start and they are definitely on top of the game at the moment. SA 42/3 in 13 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 3:00 PM IST)

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    Maiden over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! SA 42/3 in 13 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:46 PM IST)

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    AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis are trying to stable the South African ship after early jolts from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. SA 34/3 in 10 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:34 PM IST)

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    End of another good over from Bhuvneshwar, he gives away just 2 runs. SA 15/3 in 7 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:25 PM IST)

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    The skipper, Faf du Plessis is the new man in. Things are looking gloomy for the South Africans. A captain's knock is the need of the hour. End of a terrific over for India. SA 13/3 in 5 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:23 PM IST)

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    OUT! Bhuvneshwar takes third, removes Amla for 3! SA 12/3 in 4.5 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:19 PM IST)

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    It has been a great start for Team India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken two early wickets to jolt South Africa. SA 12/2 in 4 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:14 PM IST)

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    OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes Markram LBW for 5! SA 7/2 in 3 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:05 PM IST)

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    What a start for India! It is their strike bowler, Kumar who has nipped Elgar out with a dream delivery. Big celebrations among the players. He runs in with good rhythm from over the wicket and lands it the probing off stump channel. SA 0/1 in 1 over

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:03 PM IST)

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    OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes Elgar for a duck! SA 0/1 in 0.3 overs

  • (05 Jan 2018, 2:01 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start off the proceedings with the new cherry.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 1:59 PM IST)

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    The players get ready for their respective National Anthems. After the completion, we are set to get underway. The Indian team is in a huddle getting a pep talk from their skipper, Virat Kohli. Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram stride out to bat.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 1:45 PM IST)

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    Playing XI - South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel

  • (05 Jan 2018, 1:44 PM IST)

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    Playing XIs: India - Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

  • (05 Jan 2018, 1:32 PM IST)

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    TOSS - South Africa win toss, opt to bat against India at Newlands, Cape Town

  • (05 Jan 2018, 1:21 PM IST)

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    Pitch Report: Shaun Pollock, going the pitch report, says if India win the toss, they will opt to bowl first. He reckons that the bowlers will get assistance in the first hour or so.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 1:17 PM IST)

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    Fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah receives his Test cap from India captain Virat Kohli. Proud moment for the youngster.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 1:11 PM IST)

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    As far as the venue is concerned, India have never won in four Tests here at Newlands, losing twice and drawing on the other two occasions. And it remains to be seen if Kohli can do one better, in not only winning a third-ever Test in the Proteas' backyard but also setting a noteworthy tone for India's arduous overseas cycle.

  • (05 Jan 2018, 12:43 PM IST)

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    Hello and welcome to our Live Coverage of the day one of the first Test between India and South Africa in Cape Town. Stay tuned for all the latest updates.

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