Batting carnage as South Africa blast India aside

Batting carnage as South Africa blast India aside

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets each while Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed two as South Africa were bowled out for 130 in their second innings.

The series between top-ranked test team India and No. 2 South Africa will be decided over three tests, with matches in Centurion and Johannesburg to come.

"The pitch was outstanding", said Indian captain Virat Kohli after South Africa won the first Test by 72 runs with a day to spare.

Please Wait while comments are loading. "As a team we really enjoyed being part of this Test match".

Cricket South Africa had confirmed in a tweet on day 2 that Steyn had "a bruised left heel and was been taken for scans for further investigations".

But the hangover of the first innings carried on and India quickly slipped to 39 for 3.

The replay of 2010 Nagpur
The replay of 2010 Nagpur

Steyn was selected to feature in the inaugural day-night four-day Test in Port Elizabeth against Zimbabwe but he missed that Test due to a viral infection.

Hardik Pandya's counter-punching 93 from 95 balls and two late wickets kept India alive on day two of the first Test in Cape Town after South Africa's pace attack had swept through the tourists' top and middle order.

Steyn would have hoped to end Pandya's innings - and hasten the demise of the Indian batting effort - long before he was called upon to bowl a fourth spell in what was his longest and most intensive bowling effort since his shoulder injury. At the same time, they know that they can repeat that performance, and if we get a lively wicket again we can exploit those conditions.

"We didn't want Dale to bat unless AB was still there because we didn't want him to make his injury worse". So, they are 77 runs behind than Proteas considering the first innings. "We didn't get the runs but it was the mindset that counts", said Du Plessis. I think we let ourselves down with the bat, that's for sure. "We were surprised how quick it was on the first day but today was very hard for batsmen". We needed to bat better than what we did.

We had a chat this morning and we wanted people step up and get us wickets.

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