Ind vs SA 1st Test Match Highlights: India’s 31-year-old dream shattered, South Africa won the match by an innings and 32 runs

Ind vs SA 1st Test Match Highlights: Crushing Defeat for India

The inaugural Test match of the India vs South Africa two-match series took place at Centurion’s SuperSport Park. Regrettably for India, the match concluded in just three days, resulting in a resounding defeat by an innings and 32 runs.

Match Recap:

India and South Africa clashed in their first Test encounter in 1992. Despite several attempts, India has never clinched a Test series victory on South African soil. The current series hangs in the balance with only one match remaining.

If India manages to secure a win, the series will end in a draw; however, a loss will lead to a 2-0 defeat. Even in the scenario of a draw, the series will tip in favor of South Africa, leaving India with a 1-0 loss. The dream of winning a Test series in South Africa remains unfulfilled for the Indian team.

Ind vs SA 1st Test Match Highlights

Ind vs SA 1st Test Match Highlights
Ind vs SA 1st Test Match Highlights

8:35 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: India’s last wicket fell in the form of Virat Kohli. After scoring 76 runs, he was caught out by Kagiso Rabada off Marco Janssen. Thus India had to face defeat by one innings and 32 runs.

8:19 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: India’s 9th wicket falls in the form of Mohammed Siraj, who falls victim to Andre Berger. South Africa is one step away from victory.

8:09 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: India gets their 9th blow in the form of Jasprit Bumrah. Virat Kohli was run out as he needed two runs. Bumrah was not running fast.

8:00 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Team India’s seventh wicket fell in the form of Shardul Thakur, who David Bedingham caught off Kagiso Rabada for 2 runs. The Indian team is headed for a humiliating defeat.

7:55 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Virat Kohli completes his 30th half-century in Test cricket in 61 balls. They are holding at one end, but wickets are falling at the other end. India’s score has crossed 100.

7:48 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: India gets their fifth blow in the form of KL Rahul. He was caught by Aden Markram at slip to Andre Berger and returned to R Ashwin’s pavilion on the next ball. David Bedingham caught him.

7:15 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: India gets their fourth blow from Shreyas Iyer. He was also clean-bowled by Marco Jansen.

7:05 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: The third session of the third day of the India vs South Africa Boxing Day Test match has started. India will hope from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer as the team is still 100 runs behind.

6:45 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: Tea break on day three. India has scored 62 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. India is still 101 runs behind. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer are unbeaten.

6:30 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli try to control India and take the score past 50, but Gill yorkers to Marco Jansen. The hand went clean bold. In this way, India has received a third blow.

5:55 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Team India gets another blow in the form of Yashaswi Jaiswal. Andre Berger trapped him in this inning as well. Now both the openers have returned to the pavilion.

5:41 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: In the second innings, the first blow to the Indian team came in the form of captain Rohit Sharma, who was clean-bowled by Kagiso Rabada without opening the account. In the first innings too, Rabada took the wicket of Rohit. He was caught out in that inning.

5:35 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: India’s second innings has started. Yashaswi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma came to the crease. Jaiswal missed the catch on the first ball. Aiden Markram was caught at second slip off Kagiso Rabada’s over.

5:20 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: Jasprit Bumrah gives South Africa the 9th over. He bowled Andre Berger. Captain Bavuma did not come to bat otherwise the team was considered all out. Marco Jansen returned unbeaten with 84 runs. The team scored 408 runs and took a lead of 163 runs.

4:43 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: The Indian team got the breakthrough early in the second session of the third day. Kagiso Rabada was clean-bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. India needs one more wicket from here to eliminate South Africa, as captain Temba Bavuma is unlikely to come in to bat in the first innings.

4:02 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Till lunch on Day 3, South Africa have scored 392 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. The team leads by 147 runs.

4:00 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: R Ashwin gives India seventh win. He had Gerald Coetzee caught out by Siraj for 19.

3:50 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: South Africa has certainly hit their sixth, but Marco Jansen and Gerald Coetzee are not stopping.

3:35 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Shardul Thakur gives India their sixth win. He got Dean Elgar caught out by KL Rahul for a personal score of 185 runs. India can return from here. However, the lead has gone over 110 runs.

3:05 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: Marco Jensen completes his half-century. He completed his half-century off 87 balls and earned praise from the dressing room as well. The Indian team is in trouble at the moment.

2:45 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: The Indian team is badly in search of wickets. A new ball is taken. Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah are on the attack. South Africa’s score has crossed 320.

2:25 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: South African team’s score has crossed 300. Dean Elgar and Marco Jansen have a 50-run partnership. The Indian team will now think about getting a new ball.

2:05 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: Dean Elgar completes 150 against India.

1:59 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: Marco Jensen hits two thunderous fours off the famous Krishna, India still dominates the bowling change.

1:52 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: India has spent 10 runs in the first 5 overs of the third day. Some balls during this period also troubled Dean Elgar and Marco Jensen. Seeing Bumrah-Siraj’s brilliant bowling, the wicket has started to smell.

1:42 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Jasprit Bumrah created a chance to dismiss Marco Jensen in the 69th over, but the ball did not reach wicketkeeper KL Rahul’s gloves. Luck is on South Africa’s side this time.

1:30 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: The third day’s play has started. Jasprit Bumrah is opening the bowling. Dean Elgar’s wicket is the most important for India.

1:13 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Before the start of the third day’s play, Virat Kohli gave a pep talk to the players and motivated them. If India are to maintain their grip on the match, they will have to beat the hosts quickly.

12:50 PM India vs South Africa Live Score: Indian players enter the field and start warming up. Kohli is taking some throwdowns while Bumrah and Siraj are doing some spot bowling.

12:40 PM Ind vs SA Live Score: Today is the third day of good sunshine in Centurion, there is every possibility of the match starting on time. 98 overs will be bowled today.

11:58 AM India vs South Africa Live Score: South Africa will look to take a lead beyond 100 today. If Dean Elgar stays at the crease, this job will be much easier.

11:30 AM Ind vs SA Live Score: Apart from Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj, two other fast bowlers also need to show their strength. Today is the third day of the match, so Rohit Sharma can also be used more.

10:45 AM Ind vs SA Live Score: South Africa will start the third day’s play with a lead of 11 runs. The biggest wicket for India today will be Dean Elgar’s unbeaten 140.

Discussing this match, the South African team won the toss and opted to bowl. Captain Temba Bavuma’s decision was vindicated as India posted a total of 245 runs, largely fueled by KL Rahul’s century. Subsequently, when the South African squad took to the crease, the initial wicket fell swiftly. However, Dean Elgar’s batting performance significantly altered the course of the game. Elgar, who is participating in his final series, has amassed a total of 140 runs thus far. While David Bedingham also notched up a half-century, Dean Elgar’s resilience at one end stands out as the most notable positive for South Africa.

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