South Africa Vs India Test Series 2023: Batting Collapse Once Again On Day 1 Of Test Match

south africa vs india Test Series

After the draw in T20 series between India and South Africa, both the cricket teams started the first Test match on December, 26 in the 2 Match Test series. The first test is taking place in the SuperSport park of Centurion and the first day’s play was started with a delay due to the rough and wet patches in the outfield of the cricket ground.  In the first match of South Africa Vs India Test 2023 the South African captain, Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to put the guests to bat first.

Indian batting faltered again with the top order, the opening pair Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal went back to pavilion by getting out to Burger and Rabada. The rising batting star Shubman Gill also succumbed very cheaply at the score of just 2 runs and India was stranded 24/3 where Virat Kohli walked out to the middle and handled the innings with Shreyas Iyer’s  tenacious knock.  They both put up a good partnership but when batting started to look easier than the first two hours of the session Shreyas Iyer  was bowled by a beauty by Kagiso Rabada.

Soon after, Rabada hunted the wicket of Virat Kohli and India was in trouble again in another oversees test match. The roller coaster rhythm continued as KL Rahul showed his class and saved India from a batting collapse.  R Ashwin and Shardul Thakur tried to show their resilience and accompanied Rahul to push the score of Indian batting to 208/8 at stumps of Day 1 Match 1 of South Africa V India Test 2023 series.


KL Rahul Salvaged The Near-Batting Collapse In South Africa Vs India Test 1

KL Rahul Innings In India Vs South Africa

KL Rahul has been in tremendous form lately and out of 208 runs in South Africa V India Test put on the board by the Indian batting, Rahul alone scored 70 at the strike rate of around 70 and remained unbeaten.

The conditions were tough undoubtedly on the Day 1 of the test match but few of the wickets of the Indian batters were given away very easily according to the experts.

Kagiso Rabada Completed 500 International Wickets

On the boxing day test of South Africa Vs India, Kagiso Rabada took a five wicket haul and became the 7th South African to take 500 International wickets. Rabada had a brilliant day on the field and uprooted the major scalps from the Indian batting lineup on Day 1 and gave South Africa an early advantage to strengthen their grasp of the 1st test match of the 2-match Test Series.


Rain Still Looming Over Day 2 In 1St Test Of South Africa Vs India 2023 Test Series

The weather forecast was already confirmed before the match and the players and the teams knew that the first two days of the test match could be under the threat of the clouds and thunderstorms.

The match referee said that according to the weather predictions, Day 4 and 5 are expected to remain clear and sunny so the spinners from both the teams can have some purchase on the wicket.

Now, it is to see that after the nearly batting collapse by the Indian Cricket team, how the pacers perform on the Day of South Africa VS India Test Match on Day 2, if we have a play under the uncertain weather conditions.


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