The Tribune – India – SportPosted at: Jan 6, 2018, 1:40 AM; last updated: Jan 6, 2018, 1:40 AM (IST)India strike, ambushedKohli and Co.

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  • SportPosted at: Jan 6, 2018, 1:40 AM; last updated: Jan 6, 2018, 1:40 AM (IST)India strike, ambushedKohli and Co.
  • Steyn took his career tally to 418 wickets, three behind South African record-holder Shaun Pollock, as India were reduced to 28/3 at the close having bowled out the hosts for 286 on a spicy wicket offering bounce and some sideways movement.
  • SetbacksIndia also lost Murali Vijay for one, caught by Dean Elgar at gully off Vernon Philander, while Morne Morkel claimed the wicket of visiting captain Virat Kohli, who played at a rising delivery outside off-stump and was caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock for five.
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, knowing the Newlands wicket is usually at its quickest on Day Two, but were soon in trouble at 12 for three as India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/87) tore through the top order.
  • South Africa’s tail wagged to a degree as they put on 144 for the last five wickets, with De Kock (43) particularly fluent until he was Kumar’s fourth victim, caught behind by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.


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