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SA vs India, First Test in Pics: Innings, knocks and players that shaped the match

From Hardik Pandya's entertaining 92 to Vernon Philander's match-winning 6-wicket haul, here are some of the key players that shaped the first Test in Cape Town.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar | Kumar picked six wickets in the match, striking to remove the Proteas openers and Hashim Amla in quick succession in the first inning to give India a head-start. He also claimed Quinton de Kock's wicket at a important juncture in the inning. He also scored crucial 25 and remained 13 not out in the two innings, giving India hope. (Image: Reuters)
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar | Kumar picked six wickets in the match, striking to remove the Proteas openers and Hashim Amla in quick succession in the first inning to give India a head-start. He also claimed Quinton de Kock's wicket at a important juncture in the inning. He also scored crucial 25 and remained 13 not out in the two innings, giving India hope. (Image: Reuters)

AB de Villiers | de Villiers was South Africa's highest scorer in both innings with 65 and 35 runs respectively. His partnership with Faf du Plessis not only stabilised their innings but also, helped amass a health total in the first inning. (Image: Reuters)
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AB de Villiers | de Villiers was South Africa's highest scorer in both innings with 65 and 35 runs respectively. His partnership with Faf du Plessis not only stabilised their innings but also, helped amass a health total in the first inning. (Image: Reuters)

Faf du Plessis | The South African skipper strengthened the Proteas' first innings score along with AB de Villiers. His 62-run knock helped the Proteas raked up a competitive score. However, he was caught on a duck in the second innings. (Image: Reuters)
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Faf du Plessis | The South African skipper strengthened the Proteas' first innings score along with AB de Villiers. His 62-run knock helped the Proteas raked up a competitive score. However, he was caught on a duck in the second innings. (Image: Reuters)

Hardik Pandya | Pandya proved to be India's highest scorer in the first inning. The 24-year-old entertained the crowd with 14 fours and a six in the inning. Pandya also picked the South African openers early on Day 3 to keep India in controlling position overnight. (Image: Reuters)
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Hardik Pandya | Pandya proved to be India's highest scorer in the first inning. The 24-year-old entertained the crowd with 14 fours and a six in the inning. Pandya also picked the South African openers early on Day 3 to keep India in controlling position overnight. (Image: Reuters)

Jasprit Bumrah | The Test debutant picked up four wickets in the match, including those of AB de Villiers in both innings, striking at important junctures in the game. (Image: Reuters)
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Jasprit Bumrah | The Test debutant picked up four wickets in the match, including those of AB de Villiers in both innings, striking at important junctures in the game. (Image: Reuters)

Vernon Philander | Philander picked Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin in the first inning and also picked Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the second. His nine wickets in the match, contributed immensely in South Africa's lead-taking win. (Image: Reuters)
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Vernon Philander | Philander picked Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin in the first inning and also picked Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the second. His nine wickets in the match, contributed immensely in South Africa's lead-taking win. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Jan 8, 2018 10:31 pm
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