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Ind vs SA 2nd Test Match 2024 Day 1 Highlights

The eagerly awaited Test match between India and South Africa kicked off with the latter winning the toss and electing to bat first. The spotlight was on the opening duo, Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar, as they stepped in to face the formidable Indian bowling attack.

Start South Africa 1st inning batting

Opening the innings, Aiden Markram faced a challenging Indian bowling attack and unfortunately fell early, departing at 3.2 overs after contributing a modest 2 runs off 10 balls.

Captain Dean Elgar, alongside Markram, faced a similar fate, departing at 5.3 overs with a score of 4 runs off 15 balls. The Indian bowlers showcased their prowess early in the game. South Africa’s woes continued as Tristan Stubbs failed to make a significant impact, succumbing at 8.3 overs after scoring just 3 runs off 11 balls. Tony de Zorzi faced a brief stint at the crease, departing at 9.2 overs after scoring 2 runs off 17 balls. The Indian bowlers were relentless in their pursuit of wickets. David Bedingham managed to reach double figures, scoring 12 runs off 17 balls before being dismissed at 15.2 overs. The South African batting order struggled against the disciplined Indian bowling attack. Marco Jansen faced a quick dismissal, departing at 15.5 overs without scoring any runs off 3 balls. The pressure was mounting on South Africa with consistent breakthroughs by the Indian bowlers. Wicketkeeper-batsman Kyle Verreynne provided some resistance, scoring 15 runs off 30 balls before falling at 17.5 overs. The Indian bowlers continued to dominate the proceedings. Keshav Maharaj could only manage 3 runs off 13 balls before being dismissed at 19.6 overs. The Indian bowlers showcased a brilliant display of skill and precision. Nandre Burger faced a similar fate, departing at 22.6 overs after scoring 4 runs off 11 balls. The South African innings was in tatters, courtesy of the Indian bowling attack.

Kagiso Rabada added a mere 5 runs off 13 balls before being dismissed at 23.2 overs. The South African innings concluded with a challenging total on the board. Lungi Ngidi remained unbeaten, scoring 0 runs off 0 balls, providing some hope for South Africa as they looked ahead to the bowling challenge.

India’s Bowling Performance

The Indian bowling attack displayed exceptional skills throughout the day.

Jasprit Bumrah Claimed 2 wickets by conceding 25 runs with an economy rate of 3.13. Muhammad Siraj delivered a stellar performance, taking 6 wickets while giving away 15 runs at an impressive economy rate of 1.67. Prasidh Krishna Maintained a tight line, conceding 10 runs without taking a wicket at an economy rate of 2.50. Mukesh Kumar Made a significant impact by taking 2 wickets without conceding any runs, showcasing an exceptional economy rate of 0.00.

Start India’s 1st inning batting

The first inning of the India vs. South Africa Test match showcased an intense battle between India’s batting prowess and South Africa’s bowling skills.

Opening the innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal faced a challenging early dismissal at 2.1 overs, managing to score 0 runs off 7 balls. Captain Rohit Sharma provided a solid start, scoring 39 runs off 50 balls before being dismissed in 14.2 overs. His aggressive yet calculated innings laid the foundation for India’s total. Shubman Gill contributed a commendable 36 runs off 55 balls before being dismissed at 20.6 overs. His partnership with Rohit Sharma added valuable runs to the scoreboard. Shreyas Iyer, however, faced a brief stint at the crease, departing at 22.2 overs after scoring 0 runs off 2 balls. Wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul battled for 33 balls but could only manage 8 runs before being dismissed at 33.1 overs. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t make an impact, departing at 33.3 overs after facing 2 balls without scoring. Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli fell quickly, both scoring 0 runs at 33.5 and 34.2 overs, respectively. Virat Kohli led from the front, scoring 46 runs off 59 balls before being dismissed in 34.2 overs. The lower order struggled, with Muhammad Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, and Mukesh Kumar all being dismissed quickly. Mukesh Kumar remained unbeaten at the end, scoring 0 runs off 0 balls, providing some resilience to the Indian innings.

South Africa Bowling Performance

The South African bowlers exhibited a disciplined performance.

Kagiso Rabada Impressed with 3 wickets while conceding 28 runs at an economy rate of 3.21. Lungi Ngidi was Equally effective, taking 3 wickets while giving away 30 runs with an economy rate of 5.00. Nandre Burger Contributed with 3 wickets, conceding 42 runs at an economy rate of 5.25. Marco Jansen, Although wicketless, maintained control by conceding 29 runs at an economy rate of 3.22.

The Indian innings showcased a mix of solid partnerships and quick dismissals, leaving the match delicately poised as South Africa prepared to respond with their batting performance.

South Africa’s 2nd Innings

The second innings of South Africa commenced with Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar as the opening pair, looking to set a challenging target for India.

Aiden Markram played a brilliant innings, remaining unbeaten at the end of Day 1, scoring 56 runs off 51 balls. His aggressive yet controlled approach provided South Africa with a strong start. Captain Dean Elgar, after a promising start, was unfortunately dismissed at 10.2 overs, contributing 12 runs off 28 balls. His early departure was a setback for South Africa. The middle order faced a tough challenge against the Indian bowlers. Tony de Zorzi was dismissed at 12.1 overs after scoring 1 run off 7 balls, while Tristan Stubbs also fell at 15.2 overs with a contribution of 1 run off 14 balls. David Bedingham held his ground, remaining not out at the end of Day 1 with a quickfire 7 runs off 6 balls. His presence will be crucial as South Africa looks to build a solid total.

India’s Bowling Performance

The Indian bowlers showcased their skills in the second innings.

Jasprit Bumrah Bowled economically, conceding 25 runs and taking 1 wicket at an economy rate of 4.17. Muhammad Siraj Bowled with precision, giving away 11 runs at an economy rate of 2.20 without taking a wicket. Mukesh Kumar Made a significant impact, conceding 25 runs and claiming 2 wickets at an economy rate of 4.17.

Day 1 Summary

At the end of Day 1, South Africa’s second innings reached 62/3 after 17 overs. The overall match dynamics indicated a balanced contest, with South Africa leading by 62 runs, having bundled out India for 153 in their first innings earlier in the day. The match is finely poised, setting the stage for an exciting continuation in the days to come. Cricket enthusiasts can expect more twists and turns as both teams strive for supremacy in this Test match.

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