At the SuperSport Arena, Indian cricket went from the darkness that had enveloped it for fifteen days to the light. A supreme first-day performance with the bat, rare as it is in South Africa, brought the focus back to cricket, as it should be. Dispelling in a convincing day of cricket, the scandals and slander that had dominated the hoarding, the negativity that had accumulated, and the doubts and dervishes that lingered.
It was a day out of a dream. The starters not only survived the first session unharmed, but also forged a 117-race partnership, just the third time an Indian inaugural pair had achieved in a century on these difficult shores. It was the first time in 14 years that the former survived the first morning session of a first test outside of Asia (India has historically been lousy starters). To develop the positive thread, KL Rahul, undefeated in 122, illustrated that his 100 in England was not an isolated event, but the beginning of a truly fruitful period. (READ THE FULL STORY)
The second day of play between India and South Africa faded
The second day’s game in the opening event between India and South Africa here on Monday had to be canceled without a ball being thrown due to heavy and persistent rain since the morning.
What started as a drizzle this morning turned into a steady downpour in the afternoon. Twice the rain stopped and the umpires decided to conduct an inspection, but both times, just before they came out, the skies opened once more.
At the end of the opening day game, India placed strongly at 272 for three of 90 overs.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"