South Africa beat India by 72 runs in first Test

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There was no play on Day 3 of the first test between South Africa and India on Sunday because of rain. India are now on top in the Newlands Test and will be aiming to register their first win at this venue. According to espncricinfo, he may not bowl again in this Test.

Dale Steyn, playing his first Test in over a year following shoulder surgery, was unable to bowl after tea due to a bruised heel and could now miss the rest of the three-match series, with early estimates suggesting a recovery time of four to six weeks. Find us on Facebook too! But his dismissal, also to Philander, set off another collapse and India went from 131-7 to 135 all out.

Pandya then cut loose, cracking Philander for three boundaries in the following over and bringing up his second Test fifty from 46 deliveries, Bhuvneshwar a bystander at that point before getting off the mark from his 34th ball with a single off Rabada. A team spokesman said the injury was being assessed and treated. "Maybe we have to come out and be more positive".

Former skipper AB de Villiers (35) was the lone batsman offering some kind of resistance even as the Indian pacers led by Mohammed Shami (3/28) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/39) took full advantage of the conditions.

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Ultimately, South Africa's bowlers played the match-winning role in a game where the momentum swung back and forth wildly between the two teams. India has never won a series in South Africa, losing five of the six it has played.

Buveneshwar Kumar starred for the Indians in the first innings, claiming impressive figures of 4/87 that had plenty of skill.

India's run chase started promisingly with Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan putting on 30 for the first wicket, although Vijay was reprieved on review twice after being given out against Philander, for leg before wicket and a catch behind the wicket.

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