Rahul Dravid has started his Indian team coaching tenure on a winning note but the real test begins now as team India will face South Africa on the proteas home turf at the SuperSport Park, Centurion in the first test match of India tour of South Africa 2021 – 2022. There is a lot at stake for captain Virat Kohli in this series as he has already been removed from the captaincy of team India from the ODI’s by BCCI due to his poor performance in the last two years and recently Kohli has given some controversial statements against BCCI President Sourav Ganguly so there will be a microscope on him throughout the series by the top official as Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma can replace Kohli any time as the test captain in the near future.
Team India wins the coin toss for the first test match between RSA vs IND 2021 and Virat Kohli has elected to bat first after winning the toss. Team India is playing with a combination of 4 seamers and one spinner in this match. Ravichandran Ashwin is playing in the playing XI and a lot of eyes will also be on him as recently there has been a controversy and it has been reported that the former duo of Shastri and Kohli used to drop Ashwin from the team intentionally due to their internal tussle.
South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
RSA vs IND 1st Test 26 December 2021 – 30 December 2021 Day by Day Updates
Day 1 – India 1st Innings – 272/3 – 90 Overs – Stumps
Day 2 – No Play due to bad conditions
Day 3 – India 1st Innings – 327 All Out – 105.3 Overs – South Africa 1st Innings – 197 All Out – 62.3 Overs – India 2nd Innings – 16/1 – 6 Overs – Stumps
Day 4 – India 2nd Innings – 174 All Out – 50.3 Overs – South Africa 2nd Innings – 94/4 – 40.5 Overs – Stumps
Day 5 – South Africa 2nd Innings – 191 All Out – 68 Overs
India wins the match by 113 runs
India will win 1st Test Match against South Africa