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Team India needs six wickets to win in the first test match being played between India and South Africa.

The first match of the three-match Test series between India and hosts South Africa is being played at Centurion. Today is the last day of the game and India still need 6 wickets to win, while South Africa have to score 211 runs to win. By the end of the fourth day’s play of this match, South Africa had scored 94 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Proteas captain Dean Elgar is currently at the crease and is playing after scoring 52 runs. Although according to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of rain in Centurion on the fifth day, but at this time the sky is clear and the match will be played.

Proteas’ second innings, captain Dean Elgar’s half-century

Indian fast bowler Mohd. Shami dealt the first blow to the hosts in the second innings and clean bowled Aidan Markram for one run. Keegan Pietersen was caught by Siraj at the hands of Rishabh Pant behind the wicket on the score of 17 runs. Jasprit Bumrah clean bowled Van der Dussen for 11 runs, after that Keshav Maharaj, who came as a night watchman, was also clean bowled for 8 runs.

India’s second innings, the team was reduced to 174 runs

The Indian batsmen disappointed in the second innings in which KL Rahul scored 23 runs while Mayank Agarwal was dismissed after scoring 4. Apart from this, Shardul Thakur contributed 10 runs, Pujara 16 runs, Captain Kohli 18 runs, Ajinkya Rahane 20 runs and Rishabh Pant contributed 34 runs. Rishabh Pant was the highest run-scorer for India in the second innings. Apart from these, R Ashwin scored 14 runs, Shami 1 run while Siraj could not open his account. Shami remained unbeaten on 7 runs. In the second innings, Rabada and Marco Jansen took 4-4 wickets for South Africa, while Ngidi got 2 successes.

Performance of both the teams in the first innings of Centurion Test

If we talk about the first innings of both the teams in this match, then Indian team captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat. India had scored 327 runs on the basis of KL Rahul’s century and Mayank Agarwal’s half-century. For South Africa, Lungi Ngidi took 6 wickets and Kagiso Rabada got 3 wickets. At the same time, South Africa’s team were bundled out for just 197 runs in their first innings. Barring Temba Bavuma, none of the batsmen could reach a half-century, while five wickets for India were taken by Mohammed Shami and two wickets each by Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah.

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