South Africa vs India , 1st Test, Newlands, Cape Town: South Africa beat India by 72 runs

India were asked to chase only 208 to win this Test but they failed as Virat Kohli-led side could not handle some brilliant swing and pace bowling from South Africa. Despite having lost Dale Steyn after his injury in the first innings, pacer Philander routed India with his sharp swing bowling by scalping 6-42.
 
Vernon Philander starred with the ball as South Africa beat India by 72 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series at Cape Town on Sunday. Philander, who ended the match with nine wickets, registered his career-best Test bowling figures.
 
Hosts, after being bowled out for 130 in the second innings at lunch on Day 4, bowled brilliantly that helped them to come back in the Test match. Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay took India off to a decent start but were put on the back foot, courtesy some great seam bowling from the Proteas.
 
The hosts picked up wickets at regular intervals that never really allowed the Indians to get off the hook. 8 wickets fell in just over two sessions with South Africa taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
The second Test of the series starts from January 13.

 

Brief Scores: South Africa 286 & 130 beat India 209 & 135 (R Ashwin 37; Vernon Philander 6/42) by 72 runs

South Africa 286/10 (73.1 ov)
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Dean Elgar c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0 3 0 0 0
Aiden Markram lbw b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5 11 1 0 45.45
Hashim Amla c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 10 0 0 30
AB de Villiers b Jasprit Bumrah 65 84 11 0 77.38
Faf du Plessis (C) c Wriddhiman Saha b Hardik Pandya 62 104 12 0 59.61
Quinton de Kock (W) c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 43 40 7 0 107.5
Vernon Philander b Mohammed Shami 23 35 4 0 65.71
Keshav Maharaj run out (Ravichandran Ashwin) 35 47 3 1 74.46
Kagiso Rabada  c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravichandran Ashwin 26 66 0 1 39.39
Dale Steyn not out 16 31 1 0 51.61
Morne Morkel lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 2 9 0 0 22.22
Extras

(b – 2, w – 0, no – 1, lb – 3, penalty – 0)
6        
Total 286 (3.90 runs per over)
Fall of Wickets: 1-0 (Dean Elgar, 0.3 ov), 2-7 (Aiden Markram, 3 ov), 3-12 (Hashim Amla, 4.5 ov), 4-126 (AB de Villiers, 33 ov), 5-142 (Faf du Plessis, 35.5 ov), 6-202 (Quinton de Kock, 44.5 ov), 7-221 (Vernon Philander, 50.2 ov), 8-258 (Keshav Maharaj, 62.2 ov), 9-280 (Kagiso Rabada, 69.3 ov), 10-286 (Morne Morkel, 73.1 ov)
Bowlers O M R WKT WD NB ECON
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 19 4 87 4 0 0 4.57
Mohammed Shami 16 6 47 1 0 0 2.93
Jasprit Bumrah 19 1 73 1 0 1 3.84
Hardik Pandya 12 1 53 1 0 0 4.41
Ravichandran Ashwin 7.1 1 21 2 0 0 2.93
 
India 209/10 (73.4 ov)R/R: 2.83 (1st Innings)
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Murali Vijay c Dean Elgar b Vernon Philander 1 17 0 0 5.88
Shikhar Dhawan c & b Dale Steyn 16 13 3 0 123.07
Cheteshwar Pujara c Faf du Plessis b Vernon Philander 26 92 5 0 28.26
Virat Kohli (C) c Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel 5 13 0 0 38.46
Rohit Sharma lbw b Kagiso Rabada 11 59 1 0 18.64
Ravichandran Ashwin c Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander 12 31 2 0 38.7
Hardik Pandya c Quinton de Kock b Kagiso Rabada 93 95 14 1 97.89
Wriddhiman Saha (W) lbw b Dale Steyn 0 8 0 0 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel 25 86 4 0 29.06
Mohammed Shami not out 4 15 1 0 26.66
Jasprit Bumrah c Dean Elgar b Kagiso Rabada 2 13 0 0 15.38
Extras

(b – 1, w – 0, no – 0, lb – 13, penalty – 0)
14        
Total 209 (2.83 runs per over)
Fall of Wickets: 1-16 (Murali Vijay, 4.4 ov), 2-18 (Shikhar Dhawan, 5.2 ov), 3-27 (Virat Kohli, 8.1 ov), 4-57 (Rohit Sharma, 28.2 ov), 5-76 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 36.1 ov), 6-81 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 38.5 ov), 7-92 (Wriddhiman Saha, 41.4 ov), 8-191 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 66.5 ov), 9-199 (Hardik Pandya, 69.1 ov), 10-209 (Jasprit Bumrah, 73.4 ov)
Bowlers O M R WKT WD NB ECON
Vernon Philander 14.3 8 33 3 0 0 2.27
Dale Steyn 17.3 6 51 2 0 0 2.91
Morne Morkel 19 6 57 2 0 0 3
Kagiso Rabada 16.4 4 34 3 0 0 2.04
Keshav Maharaj 6 0 20 0 0 0 3.33
South Africa 130/10 (41.2 ov)R/R: 3.14 (2nd Innings)
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Aiden Markram c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Hardik Pandya 34 43 7 0 79.06
Dean Elgar c Wriddhiman Saha b Hardik Pandya 25 54 4 0 46.29
Kagiso Rabada c Virat Kohli b Mohammed Shami 5 33 0 0 15.15
Hashim Amla c Rohit Sharma b Mohammed Shami 4 15 1 0 26.66
AB de Villiers c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Jasprit Bumrah 35 50 2 2 70
Faf du Plessis (C) c Wriddhiman Saha b Jasprit Bumrah 0 5 0 0 0
Quinton de Kock (W) c Wriddhiman Saha b Jasprit Bumrah 8 9 2 0 88.88
Vernon Philander lbw b Mohammed Shami 0 10 0 0 0
Keshav Maharaj c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 15 21 2 0 71.42
Morne Morkel c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 4 0 0 50
Dale Steyn not out 0 4 0 0 0
Extras

(b – 0, w – 2, no – 0, lb – 0, penalty – 0)
2        
Total 130 (3.14 runs per over)
Fall of Wickets: 1-52 (Aiden Markram, 15 ov), 2-59 (Dean Elgar, 16.4 ov), 3-66 (Hashim Amla, 21.3 ov), 4-73 (Kagiso Rabada, 25.5 ov), 5-82 (Faf du Plessis, 28.4 ov), 6-92 (Quinton de Kock, 30.4 ov), 7-95 (Vernon Philander, 33.4 ov), 8-122 (Keshav Maharaj, 38.4 ov), 9-130 (Morne Morkel, 40.2 ov), 10-130 (AB de Villiers, 41.2 ov)
Bowlers O M R WKT WD NB ECON
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11 5 33 2 2 0 3
Jasprit Bumrah 11.2 1 39 3 0 0 3.44
Mohammed Shami 12 3 28 3 0 0 2.33
Hardik Pandya 6 0 27 2 0 0 4.5
Ravichandran Ashwin 1 0 3 0 0 0 3
 
India 135/10 (42.4 ov)R/R: 3.16 (2nd Innings)
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Murali Vijay c AB de Villiers b Vernon Philander 13 32 2 0 40.62
Shikhar Dhawan c sub b Morne Morkel 16 20 2 0 80
Cheteshwar Pujara c Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel 4 13 0 0 30.76
Virat Kohli (C) lbw b Vernon Philander 28 40 4 0 70
Rohit Sharma b Vernon Philander 10 30 0 0 33.33
Wriddhiman Saha (W) lbw b Kagiso Rabada 8 19 2 0 42.1
Hardik Pandya c AB de Villiers b Kagiso Rabada 1 5 0 0 20
Ravichandran Ashwin c Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander 37 53 5 0 69.81
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 13 41 1 0 31.7
Mohammed Shami c Faf du Plessis b Vernon Philander 4 2 1 0 200
Jasprit Bumrah c Faf du Plessis b Vernon Philander 0 1 0 0 0
Extras

(b – 0, w – 0, no – 0, lb – 1, penalty – 0)
1        
Total 135 (3.16 runs per over)
Fall of Wickets: 1-30 (Shikhar Dhawan, 7.5 ov), 2-30 (Murali Vijay, 8.5 ov), 3-39 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 12.2 ov), 4-71 (Virat Kohli, 21.4 ov), 5-76 (Rohit Sharma, 23.2 ov), 6-77 (Hardik Pandya, 24.1 ov), 7-82 (Wriddhiman Saha, 29 ov), 8-131 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 42.1 ov), 9-135 (Mohammed Shami, 42.3 ov), 10-135 (Jasprit Bumrah, 42.4 ov)
Bowlers O M R WKT WD NB ECON
Vernon Philander 15.4 4 42 6 0 0 2.68
Morne Morkel 11 1 39 2 0 0 3.54
Kagiso Rabada 12 2 41 2 0 0 3.41
Keshav Maharaj 4 1 12 0 0 0 3
 

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