Markram misses ton but South Africa prosper

Ravichandran Ashwin

Pandya atoned in fine style, albeit with Amla having added 68 runs to his score by that point, when he sprinted down the wicket and shattered the stumps at the bowler's end with a dead-eye throw.

Ashwin troubled the left-handed Elgar in particular and had a close call for caught behind turned down shortly before lunch. "You need to find the flawless balance to do well in South Africa especially where there is more bounce", he said. "That's the beauty of Test cricket".

Whichever way South Africa decide to go in their set-up, their fast bowlers will remain their major asset as they look to wrap up the series.

"There was some extraordinary work by Hardik and a bit of luck for us", said Ashwin. It will take a big improvement from their fast bowlers if that is the case.

Nevertheless he, in combination with Dean Elgar was able to provide South Africa with an excellent start after Faf du Plessis had won the toss and chosen to bat. All-rounder Chris Morris though is expected to take that slot.

Shami looked off-colour in his first spell once again, just like in Cape Town, conceding 23 runs off his four overs.

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R Ashwin said not picking a single wicket in the Johannesburg Test during the tour of South Africa in 2013 was akin to a hit on his professional pride and forgetting that had helped him take three wickets against South Africa on the first day of the Centurion Test.

Between Amla easing into his own self at the crease and India looking exasperated, Markram's innings was brought to a halt by Ashwin who got him to punch away from the body, nicking it to the wicketkeeper. Their batsmen can have no excuse here other than scoreboard pressure.

All told, each session got better for India. Not only did they fail to do that, but the Proteas got within eight runs of what would have been a world record chase.

A lot is also being said about India's combination for the second Test. The conditions demanding high discipline, but the Indian pacers failed to put three balls in the good areas on a consistent basis, encouraging the cautious batsmen to open up. He struck the ball with authority, particularly off the back foot, before he tried to guide a ball from Ashwin towards third man and was caught behind by Parthiv Patel. I have seen a lot of cricket matches where people who haven't been in contention to play the match, come in and get those wickets.

South Africa were dominant in the first two sessions of Day 1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami bowled their "hearts out", in the words of their captain Virat Kohli, to bundle out South Africa twice-before they were let down by the batsmen.

Then came the piece of magic from Pandya that combined with Test-match discipline of Ashwin.

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