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The first test between India and South Africa is happening in Super Sport Park Cricket Stadium in Gauteng, South Africa. India took a good lead against South Africa after the host tumbled down for 197. India scored 327 in their first innings and commenced the second innings before the stumps. Temba Bavuma (52), Quinton de Kock (34) and Kagiso Rabada (25) are the top scorers for the side. South Africa tumbled down for 197 and Mohammed Shami (5/44), Shardul Thakur (2/41) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/16) took the wickets among the Indian bowlers.
Team India lost Mayank Agarwal for 4 runs and KL Rahul (5 not out) and Shardul Thakur (4 not out) are at the crease before the stumps on the third day. India is currently leading by 146 runs and is taking a lead on the test. Team India is keen to complete their innings by the end of today and place a huge target before South Africa and mount pressure. On the other side, South Africa too is keen to bounce back and dominate the match with the ball today and end the test match on a remarkable note. The last two days are quite crucial for both the teams. India will play three tests and three ODIs with South Africa in this tour.
By Siva Kumar