India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 1 Highlights Today 5 Jan 2018

Watch latest cricket highlights today on 5-1-2018. IND vs SA highlights. S Africa vs India first Test day 1 highlights at Newlands, Cape Town. South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.









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Bhuvneshwar Kumar began his tour of South Africa with three wickets in his first three overs. This after India were asked to bowl. But was much as they exploited helpful conditions, they may also have overdone it. The desire to conjure wickets virtually every other minute had them overpitching and sliding onto the pads, which allowed the hosts enough opportunities to recover. At lunch, the two men at the crease – AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis – had put on 95 runs at 4.5 per over.








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India’s team management would have a few things to discuss over the break. They would – and should – acknowledge that having the opposition 12 for 3 in the fifth over on an away tour was success the likes only their dreams could match. And it was all beautifully planned.

Dean Elgar often gets squared up at the crease and a vast majority of his dismissals against pace has been caught behind or in the cordon. So here, he was forced to deal with a back of a length ball pitching on off stump and seaming away. He had to play. Then he had to go. A line-up with only five specialist batsmen lost its highest scorer of 2017.