23 Wickets Tumble as India Edge Forward in Dramatic First Day in Cape Town

23 wickets fell on the first day of the Cape Town test as India is ahead in the second and final test match of South Africa vs India test series.

South Africa, after winning the toss, batted first and bundled out for 55 runs in 23.2 overs in the first innings. Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the bowlers as he had taken 6 wickets (9-3-15-6).

Debutant Mukesh Kumar also picked up 2 wickets without conceding a single run in his 2.2 overs spell.

In reply, India was cruising at 153 for 4 as Kohli and KL Rahul looked comfortable at crease. After KL’s wicket, there was a dramatic collapse as 6 wickets have gone down without adding a single run in the board. India got knocked out for 153 runs in the first innings but they got a healthy lead of 98 runs.

In second innings, South Africa batted for 17 overs and scored 62 runs and lost 3 wickets on a docile surface of Cape Town. With Aiden Markram (36 not out) and David Bedingham (8 not out) are in the crease as they are still 36 runs behind. Mukesh Kumar picked up 2 for 25 and Jasprit Bumrah got 1 wicket.

South African Captain Dean Elgar is playing his last test match as he got out for 4 in the first innings and 12 in the second innings. After his dismissal in the second innings, Indian players came to congratulate him by shaking his hand and giving pat on the back.
South Africa is currently ahead by 1-0 margin in two match series.

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