India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Cape Town: Live Cricket Streaming readily available on SonyLIV from 2 PM today: Cricket, News

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South Africa pacers rocked India early as the hosts clawed their way back following a poor batting display on the first day of the first Test at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.

India had a disastrous start with Murali Vijay (1), Shikhar Dhawan (16) and captain Virat Kohli (5) falling without contributing much after the visitors bowled South Africa out for 286 runs.

India will play South Africa and Sony Ten Network have the rights.

You can watch Live Streaming of the 1st Test between India and South Africa in Cape Town on SonyLIV from 2:00 PM today.

As for TV the match will shown live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD, in both English and Hindi.

Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and Morne Morne bowled probing spells as India crawled to 28/3 at the close of play on the first day, still trailing South Africa by 258 runs.

However, Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 5 and Rohit Sharma, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane in the playing XI, was at the other end at nought.

Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a devastating spell of pace bowling and picked a wicket in each of his first three overs to tear apart the South African batting line-up.

Bhuvneshwar finished with 4/87 from his 19 overs to help India bundle South Africa out for 286. Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets while Mohammed Shami, debutant Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Bhuvneshwar snagged opener Dean Elgar with just the third ball of the day and then in the next two overs had Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla dismissed cheaply to have the home side reeling at 12 for three inside only the fifth over.

But AB de Villiers staged a fight back as he took on Bhuvneshwar, hitting four 4s off him in an over as he relentlessly punished loose deliveries.

De Villiers reached his 50 off just 55 deliveries. Du Plessis was more circumspect at the other end, no doubt also reflecting on his decision to bat after winning the toss before the start of play.

India’s early impetus was ended by a 114-run partnership for the fourth wicket between De Villiers and Du Plessis, who attacked the Indian bowlers and punished loose deliveries.

De Villiers reached his 50 off 55 deliveries before being bowled by Bumrah after lunch for 65 runs.

Du Plessis scored 62 before flashing at a wide delivery and handing all-rounder Hardik Pandya his first wicket of the three-match series.

His argument that he was going to gamble on batting because the wicket was still soft and would get quicker later in the day as it dried out, looked without substance as Bhuvneshwar made full use of grass-covered track and had South Africa, who pick four seamers themselves, in early trouble.


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