The first match of the three-match Test series between India and South Africa is being played at the SuperSport Park Stadium in Centurion from today. Virat Kohli has won the toss and decided to bat first in this Boxing-Day Test. India’s score is currently more than 75 runs for the loss of any wicket. Currently, the opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are present at the crease.
3:23 PM: After 26 overs, India’s score is 78 for no loss. Mayank Agarwal 45 and KL Rahul 29 runs at the crease. Both have given India a strong start. South African bowlers are looking for the first wicket.
2:50 PM: After 18 overs, India’s score is 52 for no loss. Mayank Agarwal 36 and KL Rahul 16 runs at the crease. Both have given India a strong start. South African bowlers are looking for the first wicket.
2:15 PM: After 10 overs, India’s score is 32 for no loss. Mayank Agarwal 23 and KL Rahul 9 runs are present at the crease.
13.55 PM: After five overs, India’s score is 8 runs for no loss. Mayank Agarwal is on 8 runs off 12 balls with the help of a four while vice-captain KL Rahul is yet to open his account.
13.30 PM: After winning the toss, India’s innings has started. The opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul has come to the crease.
13.15 PM: India has fed four fast bowlers in the form of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, and Shardul Thakur. There is only one spinner in the form of R Ashwin. Despite poor form, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been retained in the playing XI.
13.10 PM: South Africa’s Playing XI: Dean Elgar (captain), Aiden Markram, Keegan Pietersen, Rasi van der Dusen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Viaan Mulder, Marco Janssen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.
13.05 PM: India’s Playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (Captain), Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
13.02 PM: India has won the toss and decided to bat first in the Centurion Test.
12.15 PM: India’s Probable Playing XI for the First Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.
12.05 PM: The match will start at 1:30 PM, Indian time. The toss will happen half an hour before the start of the match i.e. at 1:00.
12.02 PM: The BCCI has posted a video on social media, in which the players of the team are seen going to the SuperSport Park stadium in Centurion. After reaching the stadium, the players started practicing batting, bowling, and catching. The biggest challenge for Virat Kohli in the Boxing Day Test will be selecting the playing XI.
12.00 PM: There is no good news about the first Test in terms of weather. It was raining heavily the night before the start of the match at Centurion. The first day of the match may be affected due to rain. There is a 60 percent chance of rain on the first day, winds will blow at a speed of 21 kilometers per hour. Apart from this, there is a possibility of rain for the next four days as well.