India vs South Africa 1st Test: South Africa beat India by 72 runs

South Africa bowled out India for 135 in the second to win the first Test by 72 runs and take 1-0 series lead.


South Africa, despite missing Dale Steyn, were driven to a 72-run win in the first Test match by Vernon Philander. The pacer took his career best figures of 6 for 42 and helped his team beat India by 135 run in the 1st Test in Cape Town. South Africa took a 1-0 lead in the three match series. India were set a target of 208 by they were struggling at 72 for 6 when the South Africa rattled the top order. R Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared a 49-run stand for India before Philander returned after his first spell to clean up the tail as well. This is after India fought their way back into the Test by bowling out South Africa for just 130 in the second innings. The hosts resumed proceedings, after a washed out Day 3, at 65/2 and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Mohammed Shami (3/28) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/39) did the early damage and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/33) too returned with two wickets in what was a brilliant morning session for the visitors.

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