Graeme Smith made numerous bowling changes but none it disturbed the focus of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara (left) © Getty Images
Graeme Smith made numerous bowling changes but none it disturbed the focus of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara (left) © Getty Images

Dec 21, 2013

 

India will look to bat South Africa out from the first Test as Cheteshwar Pujara (136 not out) and Virat Kohli (77 not out) resume on Day Four and aim to extend India’s lead in the first Test at Johannesburg. The visitors already have a cushion of 320-run lead with two days of play left.

 

Pujara slammed a brilliant ton and Kohli continued his good form as India tormented the South African quicks. Moreover, the visitors were without the services of Morne Morkel who has been ruled out of the Test match due to an ankle injury.

 

It is going to be a big task for South Africa to restrict the Indians from building an insurmountable lead.

 

Brief scores:

 

India 280 (Virat Kohli 119, Ajinkya Rahane 47; Vernon Philander 4 for 61, Morne Morkel 3 for 34) and 284 for 2 (Cheteshwar Pujara 135*, Virat Kohli 77*; Vernon Philander 1 for 53, Jacques Kallis 1 for 51) lead South Africa 244 (Graeme Smith 68, Vernon Philander 59; Zaheer Khan 4 for 88, Ishant Sharma 4 for 79, Mohammed Shami 2 for 48) by 320 runs.

 

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