India will take on South Africa in the first test of the series 2019.
Virat kohli will serve as a captain of Indian Cricket team.Under his captaincy India has never lost a home series.However his away record is also good.He lead his team to series victory of Australia in Australia this year.Indian team won the series by a margin of 3-1.Virat Kohli and Pujara were the star performers.On the other hand Rishab Pant also managed to make a record of most catches in a test match in that series.It was a moment of Joy for him.
South Africa on the other hand will be lead by Faf Du plessis.He has been their captain since De velliers retired.He is also captain of South African team in the ODI matches.Their T20i Captain is Quinton De Kock.De Kock was able to draw the t20I series against India a a few days back.
India is know for making high spin pitches against the non asian opponents..Match will take place at Vishakphanton.The ground has a capacity of over 29k people at a time.Seemers can get a bit of help from this pitch as well.
Match will start on 2nd of October
Start Time is 9:30 PM IST
Being 5 Day test match it will end on 6th of October.The match will be a part of ICC Test Championship 2021 where top 4 teams will play semi finals and then Final.
India vs South Africa Broadcasting Details
|India||Star Sports 1,Star Sports 1 Hindi,Star sports Tamil,|
Star Sports Bengali,Star Sports select 2 HD
|PAKISTAN||TEN SPORTS,PTV SPORTS|
Match So FAR
India won the toss and elected to bat first on a green pitch.Rohit sharma and mayank agarwal were the openers.Both of them put up a 50 runs stand before the lunch.They were 84-0 at that time.They continued their way of batting and india was at 180-0 when the rain came into action and spoiled the match.The rain was stopped but the match could go no longer.First day ended with India batting at 202 runs for the loss of no wicket.
Rohit Sharma made an impressive comeback and scored a well deserved century on his come back against the South african Bowlers.The bowlers were helpless on the 1st day.Threre were no chances of spin or swing.The crowd was roaring.All the support was in India’s Favour.
Soon the next day 2nd day of the test match started and India started scoring at a higher economy eate.Thet scored 502 runs and declared the innings.Mayank Aggarwal was impressive with his double century.Rohit Sharma scored 176 runs.South Africa on the other hand lost 3 wickets on the 2nd day for just 39 runs.It included a night watchman as well.Dean Elgar looked to play smmoth and calm.
M Ashwin once again showed his form and got 2 wickets on the very first day of the match.