The match saw South Africa's Vernon Philander taking career-best figures of six for 42 and finishing with overall nine wickets to eventually bag "man-of-the-match" award.
The second test between India and South Africa begins today at the Centurion.
Editorial team of CricketCountry. I expect a good cricket wicket and hopefully a bit of pace and bounce.To be really honest, I don't know. "The success of our Test team is highly dependant on the fast bowlers That's why Lungi [Ngidi] has been brought in - we want to get a closer look at him". The information from the groundsman is that the grass on the wicket has been burnt from the heat over the last week.
Markram fell just short of a century on his home ground, but South Africa was building partnerships and in control at the break on a surprisingly tame pitch at SuperSport Park. We'll see how it plays over the next five days. "If you pick four seamers, he can be in them", said du Plessis.
When Pandya with his brutal hitting was shaking the very foundations of the South African pace attack, I wondered would this be the match-winning innings we all were waiting for or be one more addition to the list of individual glory, a consolation prize amidst the gloom of defeat? This coming from Virender Sehwag who has always been on Kohli's side is a big statement and shows how animated he got at the sight of Bhuvneshwar Kumar not making it to the playing XI. Those were times when no one expected India to even match its rival, let alone win.
The seaming, bouncing ball at the picturesque Newlands in Cape Town, once again became the nemesis of the famed Indian batting line-up, much like its predecessors in similar conditions. "I expect they will take a lot of positives from the game and I expect another huge performance from them".
In addition to that, Bhuvneshwar also batted for 127 deliveries - the most by any Indian batsman in that game. Replacing Ashwin with a specialist batsman like KL Rahul would also provide more solidity to the batting order.