South Africa team © Getty Images
South Africa team © Getty Images

India are on the back foot end of Day One with three wickets down after having a dream start to the match as they reduced the host to 12 for 3. However, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock added 170 runs to South Africa’s total of 286. Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up 4 for 87 with three wickets in his first three overs. Shikhar Dhawan dropped a catch of Kumar’s bowling not allowing him a fifer.

India came to bat with 11 overs left in the day. Murali Vijay gave a easy catch to gully while Dhawan who was looking good top edged a pull short to Dale Steyn  who was making his comeback in Test cricket. To add more to the misery Virat Kohli edged one to de Kock on Morne Morkel’s first ball. India were reduced to 28 for 3 at stumps, Day One.

The live telecast of first Test, Day One can be watches on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD. Sony Ten 3 will telecast with Hindi commentary. The live streaming of the same will be available on SonyLive.com.

India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma are in the middle. They will have to play the way du Plessis and de Villiers did to build a partnership.