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India defeated srilanka in U19 worldcup also today.How wonderful it is.Great gift to all Indians
India has finally won the 1st test match between India & South Africa in Centurian for the first time in history. India take lead 1-0 in 3 test series. India won this test in all departments of the gentleman game. It is a great win by the Indian team They played wonderfully by keeping patience.
I love Virat for his wonderful Captaincy. He is passing through a lean patch for big hundreds.
India’s convincing win came despite a whole day’s play lost to rain and more showers expected on the final day
The discipline I think is the biggest contributor. Virat just mentioned that our fast bowlers have shown great heart, not just today but over the last two to three years. It’s still the first game of the series, we want to take this confidence into the series and win another Test in a few days’ time.
Virat Kohli: We got off to the perfect start we wanted to. Getting the result in four days shows how well we played. It’s always a difficult place, South Africa, but we were clinical with bat, ball and in the field. A lot of credit goes to Mayank and KL and we were in pole position at 270 for 3 after day one. We had a lot of belief in our bowling unit to get the job done.
We spoke about it in the change room. Since he didn’t bowl much in the first innings, it helped the opposition get those extra runs. Just the way these guys bowl together, it’s just a hallmark of our team getting a result from that position. Shami is an absolutely world-class bowler, among the top three seam bowlers in the world for me. Very, very happy for him to get 200 wickets and have an impactful performance.
Dean Elgar: It was always going to be a bit tough. We could have executed our lengths better on day one but we fought back after lunch but then we let it slip a little bit after tea. Our bowlers were brilliant after that [on day three]. It was great to restrict India. But with the bat in hand, we let ourselves down quite a lot. I say the difference was the batting. I think we can have a little sit-down and strategise going forward. I don’t think we did a lot wrong.
MAN OF THE MATCH KL RAHUL FOR HIS WONDERFUL CENTURY
MOHD. SHAMI TOOK 8 WICKETS IN THE MATCH. SIRAJ IS ALSO GOOD WITH BUMRAH ALSO IN HIS RHYTHM