South Africa won by 72 runs at Cape Town

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 | 0

India cricket team is one of the most powerful team in cricket World and most of the time, they used to play home tournament against others. But recently they are visiting South Africa where CSA which is Cricket South Africa has arranged a duel tournament. They replaced their visiting at Sri Lanka due to some internal problems and so, in the meantime, they are playing against India. Their tour started in January, 2018 with the first test. In the match, South Africa won by 72 runs at Cape Town against India. It was the opening Test between Proteas and India where South Africa led the tournament by 1 – 0 through the winning of the match. To win against India was a great achievement but at the home venue, Proteas are very strong indeed.

South Africa won by 72 runs at Cape Town

The opening Test was started in 5th January, 2018 and Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town was the host venue of the match. Earlier the match, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. As their home tournament, they knew much about their field nature. But came to bat at their opening match, South AFrica could not play the whole first day but in 73.1 overs they got packet. They lost all wickets and scored only 286 runs. AB de Villiers was the top scorer for Proteas who scored 65 runs highest so far. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took highest four wickets in exchange for 87 runs.

However, later India came to bat for the first innings and so they faced the same batting problem and collapsed within few runs. They failed to take lead of the match. They got all out scoring 209 runs in 73.4 overs. Hardik Pandya scored highest 93 runs for Men in Blue. On the other hand, Vernon took three wickets highest for CSA.

In the 3rd day of the match, rain affected the ground and so, no play was possible in that very day. Later, Proteas came to bat for the second innings and field turned to bowling favoured by then. They lost all wickets in 130 runs where Villiers scored highest 35 runs for the team. Mohammed Shami took three wickets highest for India. So, India was about to chase a poor score but bowlers did their job very well in the match. Team India once again faced batting disaster in the game and lost all wickets in 135 runs. So, South AFrica won the first test by 72 runs so far. Ashwin scored 37 runs highest where Vernon took six wickets for Proteas. He was also announced as the player of the match. For India Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut through the match.

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