India vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 4 Live Score Updates: India lead by 209 runs at Lunch

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India vs South Africa 1st Test, Day 4 Live Score: India lost and regained control of the first test Tuesday by bouncing back from a batting collapse of seven wickets for 55 runs to bowl South Africa out for 197 on the third day. That gave Virat Kohli’s team a 130-run first-innings lead. It had stretched that to 146 by reaching 16/1 in its second innings at stumps on a day when 18 wickets fell — all to fast bowlers — and no fans were allowed to be there to see it because of Covid-19.

The entire second day of the test was lost to rain but the match had still progressed rapidly at Centurion after an extended third day to make up the time and overs lost to the weather. At the end of it, India was in a position for a series lead that might give the top-ranked test team the impetus for a long-awaited first test series win in South Africa.

India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

South Africa Playing XI: Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

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India vs South Africa Live Updates: Catch all the live action from SuperSport Park, Centurion where Virat Kohli led India takes on Temba Bavuma led South Africa. 

India’s bowler Mohammed Shami reacts after taking a career 200th Test wickets. (AP Photo)

Pure fast bowling is pure thrill. Bowlers howling in, the ball bursting out of their palms, bristling off the deck past the startled eyes of batsmen and smacking into the ’keeper’s gloves. Batsmen gasp, spectators heave. Few spectacles in the game can instinctively set the pulse raising and the hair stand on the end as a fast bowler operating at his peak. At SuperSport Park on Tuesday, it was a common sight. The chief narrative of the series was built around the duel of two supreme fast-bowling sides, and after a batsmen-centric first day, high-class fast bowling packs on both sides took centre-stage. As many as 18 wickets fell, pacers accounting for all of them. (READ FULL STORY)

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