South Africa trail India by 173 runs

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South Africa trail India by 173 runs

South Africa dismiss India for 201

Left-arm spinner Dean Elgar bowled beautifully to claim a four-wicket haul as South Africa dismissed India for 201 shortly after tea to secure an upper hand on the opening day of the first cricket Test at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.

Elgar returned figures of 4/22 in eight overs while fellow spinner Imran Tahir (2/23) and pacer Vernon Philander (2/38) also bowled well. Off-spinner Simon Harmer (1/51) and fast bowler Kasigo Rabada (1/30) also claimed a wicket each.

Opener Murali Vijay was the highest scorer for the hosts with 75.

South Africa trail India by 173 runs

The first day's play of the first cricket Test between India and South Africa ended with the visitors trailing the hosts by 173 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Thursday.

South Africa dismissed India for a meagre 201 with Murali Vijay top scoring with 75 while part-time Proteas spinner Dean Elgar took 4/22.

In reply, South Africa batted for 20 overs to score 28/2. Elgar (13 not out) and captain Hashim Amla (9 not out) were at the crease at stumps.

Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were the wicket-takers for India.

scoreboard

The following is the scoreboard at stumps on the opening day of the first cricket Test between India and South Africa being played at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Thursday.

India (first innings)
Murali Vijay lbw b Harmer 75
Shikhar Dhawan c Amla b Philander 0
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Elgar 31
Virat Kohli c Elgar b Rabada 1
Ajinkya Rahane c Amla b Elgar 15    
Wriddhiman Saha c Amla b Elgar 0    
Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Philander 38
Amit Mishra c Steyn b Elgar 6
Ravichandran Ashwin not out 20
Umesh Yadav b Imran Tahir 5
Varun Aaron b Imran Tahir 0
Extras (b 6, lb 1, nb 3) 10
Total (all out in 68 overs) 201

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Dhawan, 1.4 overs), 2-63 (Pujara, 21.4), 3-65 (Kohli, 22.2), 4-102 (Rahane 37.6), 5-102 (Saha 39.1), 6-140 (Vijay 46.4), 7-154 (Mishra 50.5), 8-196 (Jadeja, 66.2), 9-201 (Yadav, 67.3), 10-201 (Aaron, 67.6)

Bowling
Dale Steyn 11-3-30-0
Vernon Philander 15-5-38-2
Simon Harmer 14-1-51-1    
Kigaso Rabada 10-0-30-1    
Dean Elgar 8-1-22-4
Imran Tahir 10-3-23-2

South Africa (first innings)
Dean Elgar not out 13
Stiaan van Zyl lbw b Ashwin 5
Faf du Plessis b Jadeja 0
Hashim Amla not out 9
Extras (lb 1) 1
Total (two wickets in 20 overs) 28

Fall of wickets: 1-9 (van Zyl, 6.4 overs), 2-9 (du Plessis, 8.2)

Bowling
Ravichandran Ashwin 7-3-4-1
Umesh Yadav 3-1-5-0
Varun Aaron 3-1-4-0
Ravindra Jadeja 5-0-7-1
Amit Mishra 2-0-7-0

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