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India has South Africa 130 all out to take control

09 January 2018

South Africa were bowled out for 130 runs in their second innings, giving them a lead of 207 runs against India in the first Test of the three-match series being played at Newlands in Cape Town on Monday.

The first test provided plenty of entertainment right from day one, as neither side was willing to grab the game by the scruff of the neck.

Pandya's enterprising innings, which featured 14 fours and a six, came mainly while dominating a 99-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (25 off 86) for the eighth wicket as India recovered from 92-7 to reach 209 all out in reply to South Africa's 246.

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He faced four balls before AB de Villiers holed out on the long-on boundary for 35 - South Africa's top score - to end the innings and force the interval.

Then Pandya struck early with the ball in South Africa's second innings removing both openers before stumps were called.

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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Match officials waited until just after the scheduled tea break in the afternoon before deciding no play would be possible on the third day because of the persistent rain at Newlands in Cape Town.

The South African seamers had other ideas though as Philander, Kagiso Rabada and Morné Morkel ripped through the Indian batting line up with great skill and aggression.

Watch day three of the first Test between South Africa and India live from 8.25am on Sunday on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) and Sky Sports Mix (121) and from 8.30am on Sky Sports Main Event (channel 401).

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In the series against England, the South African pacer sustained a shoulder injury that kept him out for two Tests but he suffered a major setback when he broke his shoulder bone during the Perth Test against Australia which sidelined him for 13 months.

India has South Africa 130 all out to take control